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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
  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • 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 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

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:
      • Capacitive
  • 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 12 h (707 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 20 days (490 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Playlists
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, M4A (Apple lossless)
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264

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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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Notepad
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 10 Jun 2011
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSCHU380 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 800 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 28 Feb 2012

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 250
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This device is also known as Samsung SCH-U380


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