Samsung Replenish: the First “Green” Android Smartphone!

“Green” Phone is a mobile made in environmental friendly way and in using it, there is an effort to be still environmental friendly. “Green” phone concept actually has existed since several years ago, just like worked by Samsung Blue Earth or Sony Ericsson GreenHeart. But, Android popularity made Samsung released “Green” smartphone with android 2.2 operating system or popularly called by android Froyo! It made Samsung Replenish became the first “Green” Android Smartphone in the world!

Samsung Replenish: the First "Green" Android Smartphone!

From its material, there can be seen that Samsung Replenish truly has green phone concept which is environmental friendly. Made from material which 82% among them can be recycled and free from dangerous material such as polyvinyl chloride, phthalates, beryllium, brominated flame retardants. Its case also made from plastic which can be recycled. It made Samsung Replenish has fulfilled European Union’s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive standard.

From design perspective, Samsung Replenish has fresh and pretty design. There are some colors to be selected, such as Black, Arctic Blue, and Raspberry Pink. Samsung Replenish has length 4.84 inches, wide 2.36 inches and thickness 0.45 inches.

It is equipped with full QWERTY keyboard and QVGA screen sized 2.4 inches made this Samsung Replenish good to read email, browsing internet, and open various application.

Unfortunately, resolution from Samsung Replenish screen is too small, so it won’t be good when we used it to see video. Keyboard size also a bit small. For you who have big fingers, you may get trouble typing on this Samsung Replenish keyboard

This Samsung Replenish uses Android Froyo (Android 2.2) operating system. It is equipped with Sprint ID GreenPack. Home page of this Samsung Replenish contained some new objects from, Earth911 and You can also get access to TreeHugger TV Video and Earth911’s iRecycle App.
One interesting fact from this Samsung Replenish is solar charging battery cover, where you can do charging by using the sunlight. Standard charger from this Samsung Replenish is also fulfilled standard of European Commission Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of External Power Supplies.

But unfortunately, the performance of this Samsung Replenish is a bit low. When moving from one application to other application, sometimes there are froze happened several times. Beside, the camera quality is not good either. This 2 megapixels camera is not equipped with flash, the result certainly darker and blur.

It is not surprising, since Samsung Replenish sold only for $50!!! It is certainly cheap android smartphone. How about that? Are you interesting to have this first “Green” Android Smartphone?? :)


Chris Febian is the founder of He spent his time by testing new software and writing some reviews of them. This blog is one of his favorite place to publish his reviews.

  • Alex

    The phone is good, I like phone with keyboards and used the Treo 600, 650, 700 all the way to the pixie. I like this one for all the android applications.

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