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Samsung Replenish Review

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Samsung Replenish Review
Of all things, calling quality with the handset rises above almost everything else since voices are seemingly natural in tone and clear – with no evidence of any distortion whatsoever. Additionally, the earpiece outputs enough powerful tones to make even the softest of voices sound more than audible. Switching to the speakerphone though, we’re not too thrilled with the muffled sounding voices emitted by it – albeit, it’s still powerful enough in tone to make out words.

Always getting a solid connection to the network in high coverage areas in the greater Philadelphia region, we didn’t experience any major fluctuations in signal strength. At the same time, it didn’t drop any phone calls as well during our testing.

Battery life appears to be slightly better than most other smartphones because we managed to get 1 ½ days of normal use on a full charge. However, it’s worth mentioning that we set its brightness to the lowest setting, and used the handset primarily for web browsing, emails, text messaging, and the occasional phone call.


Conclusion:

Not all eco-friendly devices get as much love as the Samsung Replenish, especially when it’s running an equipped smartphone platform, but there are still some other exciting things attached to it that make it rise above most things. For starters, its $49.99 on-contract pricing is more than acceptable, especially when it operates at a decent rate, but even better yet is the fact that Sprint will waive the usual $10/month premium data fee that’s normally associated with its smartphones. On top of that, you have things like its recycled plastic exterior and optional solar charger that aids its capacity in helping out the environment in more ways than one. In the end, the Samsung Replenish does exactly what it’s sought out to do – and that’s giving some rejuvenating presence to some green-friendly initiatives.


Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.2.2
Build number: FROYO.EC30
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9


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Pros

  • Constructed out of recycled plastic
  • Good platform performance
  • Optional solar charger
  • Saves you $10/month

Cons

  • Somewhat cheap feeling
  • Shoots muddy looking photos & videos
  • Low quality display
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posted on 28 Jan 2012, 04:01

1. Lynnsd (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


This is a great phone. I am a former Palm Pre user and this comes pretty close in features as to what I loved about the Pre. Battery life is not great...but the way this phone responds and sets things up is not too Droidy for me. I would recommend this phoen to those on Sprint looking for something that is more than a toy.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 16:13

2. whyaneed2no (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


I bought four of them for my family due to a deal Sprint was having waiving the monthly smartphone fee (which personally I think is a sneaky add on - who would have a data package for a non-smartphone?). Although my husband and son's phone froze a good bit, my daughter's and my phone were ok,....up until mine died. They SAY that it has corrosion damage due to water. I NEVER EVER had it close to water, not even close to steam!!! I think it may have just been because it overheated. I had previously seen someone complain about this very same thing, but haven't yet been able to find that complaint again. However, I have seen a few complaints about overheating. EVEN THOUGH IT"S LESS THAN 5 MONTHS OLD, THEY SAY I HAVE TO PAY FOR A NEW ONE!

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 11:55

3. fredboso (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


For the record I was told by my provider's tech that the corrsion issue is a constant problem with new, out of the box phones. I have never gotten my phone near any water and took it in for the same issue only to be told I'd have to shell out a $35 to replace a phone that I have not had for two months!!! I guess there's a reason they have a 14 day return policy on "deffective" phones. If this is a manufacturer issue, then why are the still selling the phones knowing that this is a perisistant problem?

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Samsung Replenish

Samsung Replenish

OS: Android 2.3.6 2.3 2.2
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm MSM7627-2, Single core, 600 MHz
512 MB RAM
Size4.84 x 2.36 x 0.45 inches
(123 x 60 x 11 mm)
4.10 oz  (116 g)
Battery1600 mAh, 5.4 hours talk time

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