Samsung Reclaim M560

8.2/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
2.4"

The Samsung Reclaim M560's screen is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
110 MB

Internal memory is 110 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 360 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews summary

8.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 14 reviews

The Samsung Reclaim is a full-QWERTY slider that offers a nod to the environment with its bio-plastic shell and efficient charging system. And, of course, it’s green. A nice shade of green.

The 2.4-inch, 320 x 240 pixel resolution display offers crisp images and accurate colors. The phone book has a 600 entry capacity but, interestingly, syncs with MS Exchange, a feature that will be welcomed by many.

Another subtle but very important feature of the Samsung Reclaim is that it offers threaded SMS, meaning you can view/read text messages in an IM format, where the conversation is continuous and unimpeded. So, rather than searching for individual texts from the same conversation, they will all be linked together automatically for your convenience. I would hope this trend continues and becomes the norm.

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The Samsung Reclaim has GPS, MMS, a 3.5mm headset jack, MP3 player, 2MP camera with video, speakerphone and other meaningful features that people actually use.

When you add up the full QWERTY keypad, threaded SMS, GPS and music player, you get a versatile phone that should appeal to a broad demographic.

Review by: Scot Cerullo


Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


CNET

The best eco-device

from CNET

The Reclaim – by far is the best eco-device we have available to us. If you are looking to do some good for our planet and also looking for a nice looking device, this should be one to consider. Even without its green features the Reclaim stands proud with all the other messaging devices out there today...

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The Reclaim – by far is the best eco-device we have available to us. If you are looking to do some good for our planet and also looking for a nice looking device, this should be one to consider. Even without its green features the Reclaim stands proud with all the other messaging devices out there today.

It looks similar to the Motorola Hint, or even a chunkier Samsung Cleo. What makes the Reclaim a desired device is that it’s that you can recycle 80% of it with 40% of the outer case being made from bio-plastics from corn. The innovation worked well here. Another eco-feature of the Reclaim is the charger, this is Energy Star approved and supposed to use 12 times less energy and tells you when it’s completed. We got about 4 hours of talk time.

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Softpedia

The best eco-device on the Canadian market today

from Softpedia

We’ve been playing around with the Samsung Reclaim for a few days now, still testing this eco-beast out and will have a full review for you coming up soon.

So far we can let you know we’re impressed with the form factor… this feels great in your hand and can honestly hardly notice that it’s in my pocket. If I was in the market for a cost effective messaging device that had a bonus of being great for the environment, the Reclaim is something to consider. It’s only $49.95 on a 3-year contract and is the best eco-device on the Canadian market today...

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We’ve been playing around with the Samsung Reclaim for a few days now, still testing this eco-beast out and will have a full review for you coming up soon.

So far we can let you know we’re impressed with the form factor… this feels great in your hand and can honestly hardly notice that it’s in my pocket. If I was in the market for a cost effective messaging device that had a bonus of being great for the environment, the Reclaim is something to consider. It’s only $49.95 on a 3-year contract and is the best eco-device on the Canadian market today.

This comes with a full slide out QWERTY keyboard and the ability to load up to 32 GB of memory with a micro SD card, has a 2 megapixel camera (can take video), a large 2.4 inch screen (resolution of 320×240). In the meantime of us finishing up our testing for the Reclaim, we took a look around the hardware, snapped a few pictures and shot a video of what quality you can expect to get.

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MobileBurn

An eco-friendly smartphone-like experience in a compact form

from MobileBurn

I must say that I really enjoyed reviewing the Samsung Reclaim. As I indicated earlier, I hope this phone is a sign of good things yet to come for entry-level devices. As a Blackberry user I will admit that the Reclaim provides users the smartphone experience at a fraction of the cost.

I was able to use GPS enabled navigation when I needed it, access my personal email, text easily, and make phone calls with no problems. You also get the benefits of a QWERTY device in a compact size that will never accidentally call someone from your pocket...

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I must say that I really enjoyed reviewing the Samsung Reclaim. As I indicated earlier, I hope this phone is a sign of good things yet to come for entry-level devices. As a Blackberry user I will admit that the Reclaim provides users the smartphone experience at a fraction of the cost.

I was able to use GPS enabled navigation when I needed it, access my personal email, text easily, and make phone calls with no problems. You also get the benefits of a QWERTY device in a compact size that will never accidentally call someone from your pocket.

In terms of improvements, I would say that much of my suggestions would be OS based and improving the feel of the keypad. I would definitely and gladly recommend this phone to anybody in the market for such a device as the Samsung Reclaim is surely a crowd pleaser. I give it a "Highly Recommended" rating.

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i do not suggest this phone becuz...( PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING THIS PHONE!)

ive had this phone for about 3 years. now it laggs, will not send msges proply,randomly turns on/off by itself no matter how well charged it is, is loose and slightly slides 2 the side, the headphone jack cover has come off i do not know how & it has terrible reception and last but not least they do no...More
ive had this phone for about 3 years. now it laggs, will not send msges proply,randomly turns on/off by itself no matter how well charged it is, is loose and slightly slides 2 the side, the headphone jack cover has come off i do not know how & it has terrible reception and last but not least they do not make cases for this phone and this phone gets scrached easily. the bell store will not fix it and im stuck in a contract so i have 2 live wid this phone for a while. its been awful since i got it and no it is not a glitched phone it is just crappy, and have you ever noticed how samsung copys other phones and phone brands? well they do did u ever notice how much alike the reclaim and blackberry torch look alike my friends make fun of it and call it a green-berry becuz it looks so much like a blackberry (not that blackberrys are any better) (and yes i am not a fan of blackberrys i think they suck) so i do not advise you ever think of buying this phone or any other samsung phone. I also dislike how small the keys are they arent that bad... if u have decent sized nails if ur nails are particularly short it will give u a disadvantage for typing on this phone. & if your wondering if im ever gonna say anything nice about this phone the answer is yes i am just happy that it functions and works as well as it does but i do not advise u buy this phone thank you for reading & have a great day/afternoon Less

I really like this phone

I really dont mind this phone one bit. It is very easy to use. Its not much of a hassel to use it. The keys are a bit small but you get used to them after a while if you have decent size finger nails. If your nails are too short then its a bit difficult to get the keys right. I like this phone becaus...More
I really dont mind this phone one bit. It is very easy to use. Its not much of a hassel to use it. The keys are a bit small but you get used to them after a while if you have decent size finger nails. If your nails are too short then its a bit difficult to get the keys right. I like this phone because when you text it keeps your conversations together to know what you had said to the person you are texting. I really love the battery life on this phone. The battery was the main reason for me to get rid of my motorolla krzr, and i dont regret getting this phone here cos the battery life is awesome and lasts for 3 days or sometimes longer. But if your on the web then your battery will die faster but its pretty good.. Less

its pretty good, a few points tho

i've had this phone for over a year now, with bell. it works good, no problems with it turning off/on like others. good enough call quality, VERY good battery (one or two calls a day and lots of texts lasts around 3 to 5 days), great reception. it's done nothing wierd, it just works fine and dandy....More
i've had this phone for over a year now, with bell. it works good, no problems with it turning off/on like others. good enough call quality, VERY good battery (one or two calls a day and lots of texts lasts around 3 to 5 days), great reception. it's done nothing wierd, it just works fine and dandy. i get complimented on it a lot, its pretty cute. great size, feels solid and sturdy but small and light in the hand. ive dropped it from standing height on to concrete and tile more than once and it's fine. i dont use a case, had a screen protector sticker but after it fell off, i didnt replace it, and theres only the faintest of scratches from my purse/keys; dont notice them. the keys are small, but you get used to it fast, especially if you're a girl with girl sized fingers, and qwerty is wonderful. it lumps texts from the same person under one listing in the messages panel like gmail, which makes life easier. the browser is super slow and clunky, but likely the norm for mobile non-smart-phone style phones. if i desperately need something on the web, then i am able to get it, but painfully. youtube vids work well, but use earphones. you get unlimited data with bells data plan for this type of phone, but youll likely not want to be on it too often. preset ringtones are nice. phone can be set to very loud, i usually keep mine at 2 or 3 out of 8. mp3 "media center" thing is junk, takes forever to load, cant answer a phone call or text then easily get back to your song without fully exiting the "app" and then restarting it, slowly. use an mp3 player instead unless desperate. pictures/photos come out decent for a cell phone (good enough for nice thumbnails/profile pics), but loading the photo album is deadly slow. each pic takes 1 to 2 seconds to load, and the album setup is 9 photos, so before you can even scroll thru the first 9 photos and expand one, you gotta wait 10 to 20 seconds. pretty brutal. theres this wierd bug that drives me up the wall sometimes: i get a text in, i check it, reply to it or whatever, put phone down, and 3 to 5 minutes later my phone makes the sound that another text came in or that a text is waiting for me and i havent checked it yet, but of course i have and there's no new text. it's like it's trying to remind me that a text came in, but i had already checked it. it does the same thing if i check the phone or not. it only does the reminder once, but its really dumb that it reminds me whether i've checked it or not. it did this from the first day i got it. its a good phone, especially if you want just calls, battery life, recpetion, and probably texts, and maybe occasionally a photo. its not a good phone for an iphone replacement, obviously. it's got some minor annoyances, but what cell phone doesnt. its just sturdy and small and works. Less

Terrible phone from the start and Samsung won't fix it

My Samsung reclaim wich was purchased in Kingston Ontario from Bell began turning itself of and on within a week. It now turns itself off and on about every minute, sometimes once an hour sometimes constantly. I have sent it back through Bell Mobility four times for repair. It's just going back for the...More
My Samsung reclaim wich was purchased in Kingston Ontario from Bell began turning itself of and on within a week. It now turns itself off and on about every minute, sometimes once an hour sometimes constantly. I have sent it back through Bell Mobility four times for repair. It's just going back for the fifth time, Each time it is gone for weeks and comes back with the same problem. Bell just keeps sending it back to Samsung and they do nothing to repair it. They update software andreturn it still malfunctioning. It has spent more time at the shop then my home. This is fine because I went back to my old LG which works fine and doesn’t wake me up at night. I wish I had never wasted my money on this Samsung. I won’t do it again Less

I am buying this phone soon. My cuzin hs it and it is awesome! We take loads of pictures on it (and none on my LG Rumor). The texting feature is cool. She can check her email (I can't). I'm surethis phone is a step above my standards. The problems that you've had hav never acured to my cuzin. She drops it all the time on concrete and yet nothing happens. I think there is a problem with that exact phone and yo should've gotten a new one f it. Karmen

Aw-Mazing.

I got my Samsung Reclaim 3 days after it came out with Sasktel. Since then i have not had any problems with it . Pros: Great full QWERTY keyboard You can use mp3s to use as your ringtone Easy to navigate through menus One click buttton to Text Messaging Customizable...More
I got my Samsung Reclaim 3 days after it came out with Sasktel. Since then i have not had any problems with it . Pros: Great full QWERTY keyboard You can use mp3s to use as your ringtone Easy to navigate through menus One click buttton to Text Messaging Customizable backrounds One click button to Instant Messaging Cons: Space bar could be a bit larger Keypad is a bit mushy (if that makes sense) QWERTY keyboard must be open to take pictures or video This phone is very strong i have dropped it many times screen down on the cement many times and i swear it has zero scratches on it the plastic shell is very strong. (Bioplastic made with extract from corn). A very reliable phone that fits perfectly in your pocket because its a very short and pudgy phone, Definately a reccomended phone that is good for a first phone because it is not complicated to use. I love it! Less

Stephanie Danes
How do you get your mp3's to work as your ringtones, and text background. I have paid over a couple of hundred dollars just to enjoy current ringtones. Finally I just use the "nature" ones cause I don't feel like paying for ringtones. let me know k.

Samsung Reclaim :)

I just got my samsung reclaim after having and LG Keybo, which I was not to impressed with at all. I now have the samsung reclaim and I love it. It's a great little phone. The keyboard is better if you have small hands and it is very easy to use. Everything is laid out for you and easy to work. Very e...More
I just got my samsung reclaim after having and LG Keybo, which I was not to impressed with at all. I now have the samsung reclaim and I love it. It's a great little phone. The keyboard is better if you have small hands and it is very easy to use. Everything is laid out for you and easy to work. Very eco friendly. Great battery life and just an all around great phone. Less

Samsung Reclaim

When I got my new phone, the reclaim, I was so happy with it. I wasn't sure if I would like it as much as I hoped, but it all turned out. Something that I didn't like is that it didn't come with a manual, and I cannot find one online. Another thing is, the very first day I had it, it had all the mess...More
When I got my new phone, the reclaim, I was so happy with it. I wasn't sure if I would like it as much as I hoped, but it all turned out. Something that I didn't like is that it didn't come with a manual, and I cannot find one online. Another thing is, the very first day I had it, it had all the messages I sent to my contacts between the messages they sent me. Like on MSN. But then it stopped and I couldn't and still can't figure out how to make that happen again. All in all, it is still a great phone. The keyboard may be small but it is still easy to use. And if you make a mistake, like I did many times, you can just use the aroows to go where you need to fix. I did not read any reviews on the phone before getting it, but I did go to the store and play with it, trying out all the features, to make sure that I knew what I was buying before I actually did get it. Less

Samsung Reclaim M560

Pros: 3.5mm headphone jack, usb charger plug, big clear screen Pics of this phone @ Bell online look terrible, in person it's more appealing - one should hold it in their hand, slide and try out the keyboard rather than ruling it out from the pictures. The design is small while being very functional an...More
Pros: 3.5mm headphone jack, usb charger plug, big clear screen Pics of this phone @ Bell online look terrible, in person it's more appealing - one should hold it in their hand, slide and try out the keyboard rather than ruling it out from the pictures. The design is small while being very functional and lightweight - I had a samsung vice and instinct before this phone, and this one beats them in quality and thoughtful design. When you slide the keyboard out, it feels very sturdy. Cons: Keyboard is tiny and squished together, but theres more buttons than other slider phones (dedicated smilies, email, text, period, questionmark, comma). I wish the space bar was a little longer. I commented above this phone is lightweight and sturdy, though little worried it's lightweightness/plastic casing may not take as good as a beating as other phones. Comments: The software is okay - same as the Samsung Vice with the option to use Bell or Samsung. Both are fine depending on your uses. The preset ringtones are all earthy/jungle/relaxing water sounds/bird chirpy.. if you aren't into that, be ready to put your own ring tones on it. (also the wallpaper is all recycling themed stuff) Oh yeah, and it's eco friendly (if you give a crap about that) Less

I love Samsung Reclaim

As the title says, I love my Samsung Reclaim (Blue). I search for reviews before buying this phone and i am not disappointed at all. Its look is attractive, nice and strong built, holds good in the palm, feels good while holding it. Menu is straight forward and best part... I can download my ringtone...More
As the title says, I love my Samsung Reclaim (Blue). I search for reviews before buying this phone and i am not disappointed at all. Its look is attractive, nice and strong built, holds good in the palm, feels good while holding it. Menu is straight forward and best part... I can download my ringtones to it easiy. (Just search on the web). Web cam is 2 pix and pretty good. I am not at all in texting so wont be able to provide review on it but all in all a pretty good phone. Hope this review helps. Less

Samsung Reclaim - Great phone once you get to know it

I have had the phone for a little over 24 hours now, and even though that doesn't seem like a long time, I have had plenty of time to play around with it. I went to the Bell store with 2 phones in mind, the Samsung Vice, or the Reclaim. My first choice was the Vice, however once I saw how flimsy the...More
I have had the phone for a little over 24 hours now, and even though that doesn't seem like a long time, I have had plenty of time to play around with it. I went to the Bell store with 2 phones in mind, the Samsung Vice, or the Reclaim. My first choice was the Vice, however once I saw how flimsy the slide out was and that it had the potential to twist a bit (not very solid) I decided on my second choice, the Reclaim. I was not disapointed. In fact, I had a whole different idea about the size of it. Its about the size of todays Blackberrys. In my mind I had pictures the old bulky Blackberrry size and how awekward they were to hold, and I was so wrong, the Reclaim is a nice fit to my palm, and the slider is very solid. Now Feature wise its loaded, a lot of the stuff is subscription based which is a bit of a disapointment, but you can remove some of them from the Bell Interface's Carousel. At first I had thought that the Carousel had everything on it, but I found that once I seelcted the Bell Icon, I was able to see all the tools and options you would normaly find on a samsung device. I have read about people suggesting to switch from Bell's interface to the Samsung interface, I on the other hand, suggest the exact opposit, the Bell interface, once you know how to navigate it, is quite intuitive and robust. The only problems I ran into were with Email, there is no option to set the ports. I have external email, however due to most ISPs blocking port 25 due to spam abuse, my host uses port 26, so my mail in unretreivable, however with a bit of forwarding and the use of a Gmail account, I can get my mail nice and easily. It also supports Yahoo and MS Live mail as well. A second problem I can across (not really a problem, more of a "How do I do it" issue) was connecting the Reclaim to my PC. I had tried Samsungs PC Studio, however the phone is yet unsupported by the software. After a lot of searching in the menus I can across the memory card option section which allowed me to connect to the PC (I have a 2GB chip in my Reclaim). Once I managed to figure this out, adding my own music and backgrounds was a sinch. Teh device also has 2 music players, once native, one Java. The Java one can be loaded from Bells Carousel, the native one however (if you donlt like the Java one for what ever reason) can be used when browsing the data files on the Reclaim, by clicking on an MP3 file it loads the native player. Teh Camera is nice and has some cool features, but I haven;t really played around with it that much, after all, Its a phone, not a Camera, I would rather take pics with my 10mp camera thant eh 2mp cam that comes with the phone. The sound quility and Speakerphone are quite good for the size of the device, I was actualy amazed at the clarity. Once last complaint would be the Qwerty keyboard, the keys are a bit small, so mistyping things can happen easily, but I found over time once I got used to it, I was making less errors. Over all, for the price, this is a wicked phone, I would recomend it to anyone looking for a nice small device to text message and email with on the go. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 6, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 110 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 1.12 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 360 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Blue, Green
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.3 x 5.9 x 1.7 cm (3.7 x 2.3 x 0.7 in)
Weight 99 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-M560, Samsung Chianti

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