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Samsung Restore M570 Review

Samsung Restore

Posted: , by Brian K.


Performance and Conclusion:

Samsung Restore M570 Review
Call performance on the Samsung Restore was unfortunately subpar, with callers saying we sounded as if we were deep in a cave.  They also complained that our voice sounded gravelly.  On our end they sounded much better, but slightly muffled.  We were actually sent a unit by Sprint and one by Samsung and both exhibited the same call issues, so while this is not typical of Samsung it does seem to be a valid concern on the Restore.  The battery life is rated at 6 hours of continuous talk time, which will be more than enough to get even heavy texters through the day.

There is a lot to like about the Samsung Restore including its crisp display, great build quality and above average camera.  It suffers from call quality issues, which is the major drawback of the device, but at least its eco-friendliness makes up for it.  If you’re looking to upgrade from a similar device, the Restore doesn’t offer anything new, but if you’re looking for something more than just a low-end phone, or you want an affordable QWERTY slider, the Restore is an option worth considering.

Software version of the reviewed unit: M570.DD26

Samsung Restore M570 Video Review:


  • Great build quality
  • Crisp display
  • Camera performed well


  • Call quality left a bit to be desired
  • Keyboard could have some more feel to it
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posted on 17 May 2011, 08:15

1. EmilyEED (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 May 2011)

This is the WORST phone I have ever have. It is so sensitive that it calls people all of the time by accident. It called my boss a 12 am while I was sleeping- AWFUL!!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:07

2. GeekMovement (unregistered)

The thing I like about this phone is that it is claimed to be eco-friendly. Made out of recycled materials. It works at least. I never go harsh on my cellphones, but after a few months, it started freezing, rebooting on its own, and the trackpad has always been too sensitive. The ringtones on it are boring and the only good side is that it is comfortable typing a message although the keyboard is far from being great. I still have this phone, obviously don't use it, but it's an emergency backup. Design is not too bad. Camera quality obviously isn't going to be awesome and the build is somewhat sturdy so that's ok. Battery life is good so no problem there.

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Display2.7 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (150 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.60 x 2.10 x 0.60 inches
(117 x 53 x 15 mm)
4.30 oz  (122 g)
Battery1160 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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