The Samsung Restore features a phone book with room for 1,000 entries, each entry gives space for six numbers, a birthday, a URL, notes, an instant messaging handle, a street address, an e-mail, company name and a job title. Callers can be further assigned into groups or paired with a photo as a caller ID and attached with any one of 20 polyphonic ringtones. Moreover, you can use the wireless backup service of Sprint to store your contacts on Sprint’s servers.
The most basic features of the phone include a vibrate mode, an alarm clock, a calculator, a speakerphone, a world clock, a voice memo recorder, a tip calculator, a calendar and a memo pad. Other features of the Samsung Restore include stereo Bluetooth, USB mass storage, text and multimedia messaging, instant messaging and voice command features. The phone also supports threaded messaging to help you see back and forth texts in a conversation. As per the phone’s eco-friendly theme, it comes with an eco-calculator to measure the carbon usage, just the one you see on the LG Remarq.
Like most of Sprint’s messaging phones, the Samsung Restore SPH-M570 comes featured with popular networking applications such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. The phone further features in-built GPS offering services like Sprint Navigation and Family Locator. Other applications of this phone include various Google services such as, YouTube, search, maps and a ScanLife barcode scanner. The ‘green’ apps of the phone include Green Glossary and Green Guide and they provide you with various tips to live a better eco-friendly life. Besides having POP3 email service, the Restore also supports Web email services such as Gmail and Yahoo and users can even use other IMAP and POP email servers. If you’re using Outlook Web Access, you can further sync your work email and Outlook calendar as well.
The Restore further features EV-DO, thus supporting various broadband services from Sprint such as Sprint TV, Sprint Radio, Sprint Movie and Sprint Music Store too, where you can download music to your phone or purchase it. The phone is also kitted out with a built-in 2 megapixel camera featuring five resolutions, three quality settings and loads of other presets. However, the image quality is not very satisfying and looks decent at best. The phone further features a camcorder that can record videos in standard mode or as MMS. The camera may disappoint but the music player of Sprint’s Samsung SPH-M570 is pretty good and you can set songs and shuffle modes or set the player go into the background while accessing other parts of the phone.