Review: Samsung M570 Restore
The Restore is an inexpensive messaging device for Sprint that offers the tree hugger (said with the utmost respect) a less guilt-inducing alternative. It uses recycle materials, and can be recycled when it reaches the end of its useful life. It comes in recycled, bio-degradable packaging. It uses a power-efficient charger. And the battery life is good, so you'll be plugging it in less. I hope these are important to you, though, because there are indeed trade-offs.
The Restore is a sideways slider and is somewhat bulky. The hardware is mostly good. The full QWERTY keyboard, for example, works really well, but the trackpad is a little overly sensitive.
One Click is a decent feature phone operating system, though we'd like to see it evolve a bit. It has seen only the most incremental of updates in the last two years.
AD article continues below...
The Restore offers only the most rudimentary social networking features, and lacks IM. Threaded SMS is present, as is support for a number of different email providers.
The camera and video software are simplistic, and the 2 megapixel shooter delivers only average results. The music player is simply not up to par and fails to equal many other entry level feature phones out there.
Signal performance was good, but call quality was spotty. The browser is mostly limited to WAP sites, and HTML may as well stand for "Hey, Too Much Lagging!"
For the environmentally conscious Sprint customer, it's worth looking at, but be sure to weigh the options first.
Sprint and Samsung Further Green Efforts with Restore
Sprint and Samsung today announced the new Restore, a phone made from recycled materials. Samsung says that 84% of the Restore's materials can be recycled at the end of the device's life and it comes with an Energy Star rated charger.
Review: Samsung Galaxy J7 V for Verizon Wireless
This mid-range Android handset is a throwback to Samsung's heritage line of smartphones. It offers a big screen and an even bigger battery wrapped up in a plastic shell.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S9+
Samsung's flagship handset is here and it's a curvaceous, complex piece of consumer electronics. The Galaxy S9+ seemingly has it all: the good looks, the high IQ, and the killer skill set that sets it atop the Android pedestal.
Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3
Samsung is bringing much of its acclaimed S-series design and features to its much more affordable A-series in 2017. In the A3, A5, and A7, you'll find a premium metal-and-glass design, water resistance, fingerprint security, Samsung Pay, Super AMOLED displays, and USB-C.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung's Galaxy S8 flagship raises the bar for smartphones thanks to its eye-popping display, attractive design, and blistering performance. This Android handset impresses in nearly every way.