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Samsung Brightside

Announced
Feb 28, 2012
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (129 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

Samsung Brightside U380 is a side-slider phone with QWERTY keyboard, 3.2MP camera, microSD slot coming to Verizon Wireless.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.37 x 2.37 x 0.56 inches (111 x 60 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.30 oz (122 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

DisplayPopup

  • Physical size:
    • 3.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 129 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • PopupExposure compensation, White balance presets, Burst mode, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.256 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (760 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Playlists

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4
    • Voice commands, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 28 Feb 2012

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 250

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SCH-U380


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