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Samsung Reclaim M560 review

8.2/10 AVG.

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The Samsung Reclaim M560 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

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

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


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 t...

- Ian Hardy , CNET

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...

- Ian Hardy , Softpedia

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...

- Marc Lynde, MobileBurn

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Samsung released the Reclaim M560 on August 6, 2009.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Reclaim M560 user manual here.

Samsung backs up the Reclaim M560 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Reclaim M560 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

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


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

110 MB

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


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

Reclaim M560 Specs

Release date August 6, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/1900 MHz
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 110 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible 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
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 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: 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
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
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
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
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
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
Included Software / Apps
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-M560, Samsung Chianti

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