Today we shall be reviewing the Samsung M580 Replenish. This is a fairly weak Android Phone, however it is much cheaper than most. If you want to try out the Android experience without actually paying all that much for it you should consider this device. However I personally don’t actually enjoy it. The thing that sets me off about it is its aspect. Can’t say I myself am a very huge fan of QWERTY phones. Why on earth would you require such a keyboard when you already have one integrated into the Android OS. But I guess some questions aren’t easily answered. Back to the matter at hand however, the Samsung M580 Replenish was designed for Sprint and as you may have already gotten used to Sprint devices, this is not a regular GSM device since it runs with CDMA networks.
We will begin by reviewing the more general aspects of the Samsung M580 Replenish. In this part we will analyze the supported networks as well as the announcement and release dates. The Samsung M580 Replenish supports both 2G and 3G networks. Those networks are as following : CDMA 800 / 1900 ( the 2G ones ) and CDMA 2000 1x ( the 3G one ). The Samsung M580 Replenish was announced in April 2011 and was released on May 8th 2011.
Following up is the review of the Samsung M580 Replenish’s body and / or aspect. Here you can find information about the size, weight and whether or not the Samsung M580 Replenish has any signs that would make it stand out from a crowd. The dimensions of the Samsung M580 Replenish are as following : 123 x 60 x 11 mm. The weight of the Samsung M580 Replenish is around 116 grams. The Samsung M580 Replenish also has a QWERTY keyboard as you can already tell for yourself.
Following up is the review of the Samsung M580 Replenish’s display. In this part you can find information about the type of screen, the screen size, the screen’s pixel density and resolution as well as whether or not the display has any means of protection or any marks that would distinguish this device from the rest. The Samsung M580 Replenish has a TFT capcitive touchscreen with 256 thousand colors. The Samsung M580 Replenish’s screen is 2.8 inches big and houses a resolution of approximately 240 x 320 pixels. The pixel density of the Samsung M580 Replenish is around 143 ppi.
Following up is the review of the audio output capabilities of the device. You can find info here about the alert types, the speaker and the audio jack as well as whether or not the device has any marks that would distinguish it from the crowd. The Samsung M580 Replenish unfortunately has no distinguishing marks so one may say that it’s pretty basic. The alert types of the Samsung M580 Replenish are as following : vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones. The Samsung M580 Replenish also has a Loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack.
Moving on we will analyze the memory of the Samsung M580 Replenish. You can find information here about : the RAM memory and the internal storage space and ways of increasing it. The RAM memory of this device isn’t that great, being only 256 MB of RAM. The storage space of the Samsung M580 Replenish is 512 MB of ROM ( however how much of that is user available is beyond me since usually the ROM memory is only system available ). Upon purchasing this device you get an included 2 GB Micro SD card. In case that isn’t enough, you can use any Micro SD card of up to 32 GB.
Following up is the data connectivity analysis. You can find information on this part about the GPRS and EDGE, the Speed and WLAN as well as the Bluetooth and USB connections. The Samsung M580 Replenish doesn’t have either GPRS or EDGE, but then again not many CDMA phones do. Also, the Speed of this device isn’t all that great, being a Rev. 0 of up to 2.4 MB/s. The WLAN of the Samsung M580 Replenish is a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with Wi-Fi Hotspot ( however certain charges may apply if you activate it ). The Bluetooth of the Samsung M580 Replenish is a Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP. The USB connection between the Samsung M580 Replenish and the PC can be done via its Micro USB v2.0 port.
Following up is the review of the camera of the Samsung M580 Replenish. Here you can find data about the main and secondary cameras as well as their features and capabilities. The main camera is a 2 MP snapper. It’s capable of photographing at around 1600 x 1200 pixels. The only feature of this weak camera is Geo-Tagging. The main camera of the Samsung M580 Replenish is also capable of recording video although I have no idea at what quality. The Samsung M580 Replenish doesn’t have a secondary camera, however.
Now we shall analyze the battery life of the Samsung M580 Replenish, since we know it is of utmost importance to any Android Device. Here you can find information about the battery type and how long it can function. The battery of the Samsung M580 Replenish is a Standard Li-Ion 1160 mAh battery. It is capable of running for up to 217 hours of stand-by time and up to 5 hours and 40 minutes of talk time.
Following up is the review of the hardware of the Samsung M580 Replenish. Here you can find details about the three great hardware components : processor, mother board and graphics card. The Samsung M580 Replenish sadly only has two out of the three. Those are the mother board and the processor. The chipset of the Samsung M580 Replenish is a Qualcomm MSM7627-2 and the processor of this device is a Single-Core 600 MHz processor.
This part of the review focuses most on the software of the device. Here we shall see what version of OS the Samsung M580 Replenish has and whether or not it can be upgraded to a better one. The Samsung M580 Replenish comes equipped with Android OS v2.2 Froyo and as I am told it has an official upgrade to v2.3 Gingerbread. You can try and upgraded further but it is highly un-advisable to install non-official updates since they can mess up your phone in a pretty bad way.
Here we can see the more random features of the Samsung M580 Replenish and its capabilities. The messaging on the Samsung M580 Replenish can be done via SMS ( with threaded view ), MMS, E-Mail and IM. The browser of this device uses HTML and has no integrated support for Adobe Flash. The GPS of the Samsung M580 Replenish has support for A-GPS. Also, the Samsung M580 Replenish has Java via Java MIDP emulation. The colors available for the Samsung M580 Replenish are as following : Black, Blue and Raspberry Pink.
Here is a brief list of what the Samsung M580 Replenish can do :
- Made partially by recycled bio-plastics
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
This concludes our little review of the Samsung M580 Replenish. If you feel that anything is lacking from this review feel free to leave your suggestions for things which should be added in the comment section below and I shall be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects.
In the meantime if you desire this phone and would like to purchase one for yourself, you can do so at a very reasonable price by following this link. Just click HERE.