Samsung Gusto Review

Introduction and Design

The Samsung Gusto U360 is a basic and budget oriented flip phone for Verizon Wireless that is a follow up to the Samsung Smooth U350, which in turn replaced the Samsung Snap U340, though not a lot has changed between these models, except for the styling. The Gusto also has some tight competition from the LG Accolade and Samsung Haven, so let’s see how well the devices stack up.

Included in the retail package is the Samsung Gusto U360 phone, 1000mAh battery, wall charger with detachable microUSB cable, and user guides.


The Samsung Gusto continues the tradition of the previous two models, as it is a basic looking flip phone, though its all-black styling is updated some with a textured pattern on the front and back. This also provides a little bit of an extra grip when holding the compact device. On the front there remains the small 1.07” 98x98 pixel CSTN display, which can be personalized with a wallpaper, but is really only used for view the date & time, battery level, and signal strength. Above it is the VGA camera, and on the sides are the volume rocker, 2.5 mm headset jack, camera and speakerphone key, and microUSB port.

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The hinge feel well made, as it opens and closes smoothly and holds up to standard amounts of pressure without flexing much. The internal display is still limited in size to 2.0” and with a resolution of 128x160 pixels. Because of this, pictures and text look a bit  pixelated. We also found the d-pad to be a bit small for our taste, but the numeric keyboard is of nice size and we like the bright blue backlight.

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