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Samsung m510 review

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Samsung m510 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 62 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.1"
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

The spunky Samsung 510 for Sprint Wireless is very appealing as a mid-range multimedia device. Its slender and sporty design will appeal to most but where the M510 really shines is with its strong feature set. This great all-rounder provides quality voice and 3G data capabilities, numerous handsfree...

- Michelle Ruhfass, MobileBurn


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Samsung released the m510 on May 16, 2007.


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Samsung backs up the m510 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.1"

The Samsung m510's screen size is 2.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
16 MB

Internal memory is 16 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Samsung m510 Specs

Overview
Release date May 16, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 16 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: 1.26 W/kg
Body: 0.66 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black/Blue, Pink/Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.5 x 5.1 x 1.6 cm (3.7 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 83 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 x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 96 x 96 pixels, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-M510

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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

Appealing as a mid-range multimedia device

from MobileBurn

The spunky Samsung 510 for Sprint Wireless is very appealing as a mid-range multimedia device. Its slender and sporty design will appeal to most but where the M510 really shines is with its strong feature set. This great all-rounder provides quality voice and 3G data capabilities, numerous handsf...More

The spunky Samsung 510 for Sprint Wireless is very appealing as a mid-range multimedia device. Its slender and sporty design will appeal to most but where the M510 really shines is with its strong feature set. This great all-rounder provides quality voice and 3G data capabilities, numerous handsfree options, including stereo Bluetooth and Bluetooth audio caller ID. Such things are what make this phone a winner. Despite a few minor shortcomings in the keypad and media player, I give Sprint's Samsung M510 a "Highly Recommended" rating for those looking for an affordable multimedia phone.

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User Reviews


Eh.

I got this phone for free from Bell for a replacement because my other phone broke under warranty. This phone turns off randomly for me when I use Mobile Browser, it randomly freezes often and even froze in the middle of the night so I missed my alarm for work, and the speaker is giving out after only...More
I got this phone for free from Bell for a replacement because my other phone broke under warranty. This phone turns off randomly for me when I use Mobile Browser, it randomly freezes often and even froze in the middle of the night so I missed my alarm for work, and the speaker is giving out after only 3 months. The battery life for mine is terrible, it lasts on average 12 or 13 hours. The keypad is a fair size, texting is relatively simple but only 150 characters able to type. There is only room for 50 messages in outbox and 100 in inbox. IF you drop phones a lot, this isn't the one for you. Less

Hate it

So the only positives that I can think of off my head are that the volume isn't bad, the battery life is exception (as opposed to everybody else's review), it's cheap, and it can do what any basic phone can do plus some more. Since I'm not an excessive texter, I also have no problem with using the phon...More
So the only positives that I can think of off my head are that the volume isn't bad, the battery life is exception (as opposed to everybody else's review), it's cheap, and it can do what any basic phone can do plus some more. Since I'm not an excessive texter, I also have no problem with using the phone to text (since I turned off T9). However, I hate this phone for many reasons: 1. It doesn't even come with the frickin' USB cable. If the manual says that you need the cable to transfer files onto it, then at least include it! Also, it uses a very unique type of cable! At least mention what this type is called! Also, if the benefit of having this phone over another is for it's music playing capabilities, then WTF is the point of not including the USB cable!!! 2. It's an older type of phone so any memory stick greater than 2 GB will not be compatible with it. Not much I can do with only 1 GB for music and I'm not going to waste money on a 2 GB memory stick. 3. The phone cannot shuffle to save your life. Whatever pattern/alogorithm the phone uses to change songs (in shuffle mode), is a worthless piece of crap. FFS from a selection of 1 GB worth of music, the phone will usually end up shuffling back to a previously played song about 20-25% of the time. Once the next song was the exact one I just listened to!!!! 4. The earphones work, but the design is stupid! Why do companies make uneven lengthed earphones (or w/e they're called), when they can just make normal ones! So everybody (including myself) seems to enjoy this phone for it's normal functions. However, I chose this phone over another because it can play music. Ironically, it's poor music playing abilities are why I detest it. Less

crap

i have had this phone for almost two years it's sucks the screen keeps coming blank or the screen goes up side down now bell won't do anything to get me a new phone they tell me it's my problem what kind of company is that shit is i say

okay phone

Like any phone, it has its good points and its bad. I am not into texting so issues I have read about re: texting are not an issue with me. It has worked well. As for the keypad being small, isn't that an issue with other cell phones as well. I can't imagine trying to type with a blackberry!

Good except......

This is a great phone and has a great music player that goes quite loud. the only thing that is annoying is when you text you have to press the space button twice:(

Love the phone

I really do. AND I have no trouble texting and am an avid texter. YOU GUYS!!! For the go/in probs on the T9, just hit "next" or the 0 and the next word will show up. Once you've done it a few times, you get to know that for the word go, you just type and hit next once and away you go! I have super...More
I really do. AND I have no trouble texting and am an avid texter. YOU GUYS!!! For the go/in probs on the T9, just hit "next" or the 0 and the next word will show up. Once you've done it a few times, you get to know that for the word go, you just type and hit next once and away you go! I have super long fingernails and find this phone excellent for that. It is a little hard to get open on its own, but I got a cover for it (that fits over both parts - keypad and screen) and that has helped tons. Not to mention saving the phone from getting scratched and bruised. I don't use it for music, so can't help with that. Nor do I go on the web too much with it. Talking and texting, I love it. Less
Amazon

Weak

from Amazon
This phone looks nice. The exterior is OK, although it seems to get chipped easily, and the clamshell is hard to open with one hand. My previous phone was an LG, which had neither of these problems. Picture quality in the camera is decent, but it needs an ungodly amount of light in order to use a reas...More
This phone looks nice. The exterior is OK, although it seems to get chipped easily, and the clamshell is hard to open with one hand. My previous phone was an LG, which had neither of these problems. Picture quality in the camera is decent, but it needs an ungodly amount of light in order to use a reasonable shutter speed. This means that your pictures come out blurry unless they're taken in bright sunlight. The directional pad and action buttons above the phone keypad suffer from an extremely poor design. The whole area is one flat piece of plastic, so it's hard to tell where the boundaries of each button are. Since the action and menu/OK buttons are larger, you'll often hit them by accident when you meant to use one of the directional keys. This is very frustrating, and brings me to my next point. The Achilles heel of this model is its texting capabilities. First of all, accessing your inbox from the homescreen is awkward (even if you've assigned it a shortcut like I did, it still takes several button presses). I can't possibly explain in detail everything that's wrong here, but the highlights are: -- The T9 engine is predisposed to stupid suggestions (today it proposed "can'v" before "can't"). -- You cannot hold the BACK key to delete word-by-word: instead, it deletes to the start of the message, so you lose everything. -- If you type a custom word, it seems to forever appear at the top of the suggestion list. So the one time I typed "8mm" has made it precede "too" forever. -- Emoticons always appear as pictures, so I'm not sure what characters it's actually sending. -- T9 is too eager to add additional words. It's very frustrating to have the phone add a superfluous word just as I'm sending a message. I have to be careful and delete these words before sending, or I look like an idiot who can't type. -- Scrolling is extremely error-prone due to the flat directional pad-- you will frequently hit Next or OK when you're trying to scroll through a message, which brings you to a different screen. And here's the remaining bad points of this phone: -- It's too hard to hit the volume up/down buttons on the side of the phone. If I just want to activate the screen to check the time, I have to blindly mash the side of the phone, which (I haven't figured out why) often leads to the clock going away and the screen showing only the cryptic message "Key Guard: Off". Whatever that means. -- Activating the camera is slow. If you need to take a quick snapshot of something, don't bother. -- The battery indicator is unreliable. It will often stay at 100% for days and then quickly drop to nothing. This remains even after I make a point of fully draining the battery, which is supposed to help. -- The font size is unnecessarily large. I would prefer to see more of my message on one screen than be able to read it from 3 feet away. In conclusion: it sucks. Less

Not Bad - Please Read

I have had the M510 for over a year and here is my review: Pros: Fast Functions Bright Screen VERY durable Easy To Use Long Battery Life Cons: Poor reception Terrible Texting (T9 on this phone is NOT good) Inadequate Speakerphone

LOVE IT!!!

ive had it for almost 2 years and it survived everything! its cute and i love the big flat keypad! and its easy to read. simple back, end and talk instead of stupid symbols. tons of features especially ringtones! i just can't say anything bad about it. actually a couple days ago i left it in my purse a...More
ive had it for almost 2 years and it survived everything! its cute and i love the big flat keypad! and its easy to read. simple back, end and talk instead of stupid symbols. tons of features especially ringtones! i just can't say anything bad about it. actually a couple days ago i left it in my purse and put a water bottle in it and it was completly underwater. SERIOUS water damage! battery was wet, memory card was wet. water in camera, screens-EVERYWHERE! the sound was messed, the purple sticker was fully showing that there was water damage, it was even peeling off! and it was buzzing (like phones do when they have water damage) and guess what? IT LIVES ON!! still have it now. i dried it off and waited 3 days. day by day it got better and better. camera cleared up and so did the screens. exept the sub LCD screen. it has a black line through it but you cant really notice :) only problem is the battery aint so good anymore after the water damage. doesnt even last a day :( batterys are $80 so i might get a new phone. BUT I LOVE THE M510!!! AMAZING LITTLE PHONE! GO BUY IT!!! love it love it love it Less

it's okay

i've had this phone for over a year now, and it's alright. its quite durable, its flown out of my pocket while biking and it still works fine although with a few scratches. i've never had any real problems with it, although the flat keypad gets super annoying after a while. if i hit the menu button, i...More
i've had this phone for over a year now, and it's alright. its quite durable, its flown out of my pocket while biking and it still works fine although with a few scratches. i've never had any real problems with it, although the flat keypad gets super annoying after a while. if i hit the menu button, i often end up hitting three other buttons with it and it will take me to some random page. also, texting is a pain in the ass because of the keypad and the T9. even if you add words to the dictionary, it doesn't let you type many two or three letter words - for instance, if i want GO it always types IN and gives you no other options except to switch it to alpha, type it, and then switch back to t9. same with cat, of, me, gave, gate, etc. it's driven me mad. other than the t9 and keypad, this is a pretty good phone and i'd reccomend it if you don't txt a lot. Less

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