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Guest Post: Sprint Samsung Reclaim Phone

reclaimGo green without sacrificing the advanced mobile communication features you love with the Samsung Reclaim from Sprint. With a hardware casing made with corn-derived bio-plastics, an innovative charger that consumes twelve times less power than Energy Star recommendations, and packaging that is 70 percent recyclable, the Reclaim has many elements that make it sustainable.

Constructed from eco-friendly bio-plastic materials, the Samsung Reclaim is a full-featured messaging phone with full QWERTY keyboard. But more than just carrying your green cred in your pocket, the Samsung Reclaim is a feature-rich messaging phone with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and quick access to such social networks as well as mobile multimedia powerhouse. In addition to fast 3G speeds from Sprint’s high-speed EV-DO network, you’ll enjoy GPS navigation capabilities for accessing the optional Sprint Navigation turn-by-turn direction service as well as access to Sprint TV’s video-on-demand with full-motion video and vivid sound. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion to 16 GB (a 512 MB card is included), 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, access to personal email and instant messaging, voice dialing capabilities, and up to 6 hours of talk time.

All too much could be said about the Samsung Reclaim, but with every product made there are pros and cons.  

First off, the phone is small and portable making it easy to carry and use when needed.  It has many features such as text, web, GPS, and camera/camcorder that make the phone very versatile for users with everyday needs.  Its the never get lost phone that allows people to stay connected with friends, family, and co-workers.  

Surfing the net is very easy, self explanatory, and very fast.  Granted one is in a hot spot where a signal is full, this phones capability is endless.  The home screen has a carousel with different tiles that allow to navigate from one program to the next.  Each is brought up when you select it.  One is able to add and delete tiles for their preference and has everything from one-click Facebook to one click weather, stocks, email and YouTube.   


The 2-megapixel camera can capture still images in of five resolution options and three quality settings. It also features a digital zoom, center and spot metering, brightness adjustment, and series/mosaic/panorama shot options. You can also capture video clips, which are capped at 2 MB (or approximately 6 minutes) for sending via messaging or shooting for as long as you have available memory.

Other features include:

  • Digital Audio Player: compatible with MP3, AAC, AAC+, and WMA formats; includes background music playback and Flight Mode for listening to music and watching videos with the cell radio turned off
  • Streaming Music: Listen to R&B, hip-hop, country and rock, and access Sirius, Vh-1 and MTV to see the latest headlines and video clips of your favorite artists
  • Wireless Backup: If your phone is ever lost, stolen, damaged or replaced, you can use Wireless Backup to restore your contact information quickly and easily. Additional charges apply.
  • T9 text input: Compose messages easier and faster. Predictive text input and the internal dictionary predicts text as you type, making it simpler to send messages.
  • Speaker-Independent Voice Dialing: Say the name of any entry in your phone book and the number is dialed automatically without using the keypad. This feature is speaker-independent, so there is no need to train the phone to respond to any one person’s voice. Receive an audible status report of your phone/s coverage, signal strength, and battery strength.
  • Sync with Microsoft Outlook for work email, contacts and calendars
  • Personal organizer tools: calendar, alarm clock, world clock, calculator, stopwatch, tip calculator, notepad
  • Support for personal (POP3) and work email (IMPAP4)
  • Speed dial can store up to 99 numbers
  • Hearing aid compatibility = M4/T4
    Again with every good idea, is a flaw that will give someone an opinion that will differ from someone else.  Aside from the benefits that this phone has to offer, its flaws could set someone back in both an emergency situation or a time constraint situation.  When one is in an area where there are high volumes of phones being used, the network is useless; both by phone, text, and web.  If you are on the phone talking and need to go back to check a number or text, you cannot navigate back to the home screen once you’ve answered or made a phone call.  There are not many hot spots if you live in remote areas (ie. mountains, plains, near schools, etc) so this may be a problem if an emergency occurs.  
Over all I would rate this phone a good buy.  Its contents are great for browsing, listening to music, downloading, and navigation.  If your looking for a reliable phone with 3G technology and the ability to surf the web while on the go, this is the phone for you.   
This was a guest psot written by Michael Acuña.

“I received a product for this review on behalf of the company. All opinions are solely my own. Others who may use this product or service may have different opinions.”

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.

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