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Samsung Gusto Review

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Interface and Features:

It comes as no surprise that the main menu on the Samsung Gusto U360 is laid out just like most other Verizon phones, with categories for accessing the media center, messaging, contacts, recent calls, and settings & tools. User customization includes a selection of three themes (white, hexagon, and diagonal), the ability to show the main menu in tab, list, and grid view, two font sizes, clock formats, and wallpapers. This is all pretty standard fair with phones today.

The interface of the Samsung Gusto offers themes - Samsung Gusto Review
The interface of the Samsung Gusto offers themes - Samsung Gusto Review
The interface of the Samsung Gusto offers themes - Samsung Gusto Review
The interface of the Samsung Gusto offers themes - Samsung Gusto Review

The interface of the Samsung Gusto offers themes


The phonebook on the Gusto is also basic and allows you to store up to 1000 contacts, each with their name, multiple numbers, email addresses, IM screen name, picture, ringtone, and physical street address. Once a contact is saved, you can assign them to one of 999 speed-dial locations.

Phonebook - Samsung Gusto Review
Phonebook - Samsung Gusto Review
Phonebook - Samsung Gusto Review

Phonebook


One area that hasn’t been improved upon since the previous models is the 0.3MP camera, as the Samsung Gusto only comes with a VGA shooter capable of a maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels. Images taken outside are pretty useless, as they look blurry and have poor color accuracy and white balance. Naturally, indoor images are lacking too; even more so in low-light conditions.

Camera interface - Samsung Gusto Review
Camera interface - Samsung Gusto Review
Gallery - Camera interface - Samsung Gusto Review
  

Gallery

Camera interface


Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gusto


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Gusto Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Gusto Review

Strong

Medium

Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Gusto Review
Night mode on - Indoor samples - Samsung Gusto Review

Low light

Night mode on

Indoor samples


Additional software features on the Samsung Gusto include the ability to send and receive text and picture messages, VZ Navigator for GPS guided directions, Mobile Web 2.0 browser, voice commands, calculator, appointment calendar for saving alerts, alarm clock, stop watch, world clock, and a notepad. You can also download other games and programs through the media center menu. Unfortunately, the Gusto still lacks a music player and memory card slot. It also doesn’t allow for VCast video streaming, as data is limited to the slower 1X network. Internal memory is lacking as it only comes with 32MB, of which 23MB available to the user.

Messaging - Samsung Gusto Review
Messaging - Samsung Gusto Review

Messaging

VZ Navigator - Samsung Gusto Review
Browser - Samsung Gusto Review

VZ Navigator

Browser


Additional software features on the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Additional software features on the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Additional software features on the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review
Additional software features on the Samsung Gusto - Samsung Gusto Review

Additional software features on the Samsung Gusto



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Display2.0 inches, 128 x 160 pixels (102 ppi)
Camera0.3 megapixels VGA
Size3.99 x 1.86 x 0.56 inches
(101 x 47 x 14 mm)
3.27 oz  (93 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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