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Samsung Brightside

alaTest has collected and analyzed 785 reviews of Samsung Brightside. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and performance are also appreciated. The apps and reception get negative opinions.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Brightside is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Brightside

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 592 user reviews of Samsung Brightside from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and screen. The price and performance also get good opinions, but the apps and reception get critical views.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

reliability, reception, apps

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Verizon Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 - 3MP Camera, QWERTY, Touch Screen - CDMA Verizon/Page Plus - Metallic BlackVerizon Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 - 3MP Camera, QWERTY, Touch Screen - CDMA Verizon/Page Plus - Metallic Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Brightside (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

It's hard to find a good feature phone these days when such handsets are more often replaced by entry-level smartphones, leaving those seeking an in-betweener phone--more than a basic flip phone but less than a smartphone--with a drying pool of...

The Samsung Brightside has a comfortable slide-out QWERTY keyboard, decent call quality, and a design that takes advantage of voice commands.

If you can't stomach an iffy screen resolution, a mediocre camera, and a laggy processor, then don't buy the Samsung Brightside.

The Samsung Brightside isn't my all-time favorite feature phone, thanks to its exposed touch-screen menu, low-res screen, and laggy processor, but it is one option for Verizon customers.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Brightside Review

 

Oh smartphones, it's very easy for us to be jaded by them nowadays, especially when companies pump them out of the factories at a prolific rate. In hindsight, we realize why they're so prevalent in our society, but for those who still long for...

Usable QWERTY keyboard ; Decent calling quality

Extremely expensive ; Poor quality display ; Cheap feeling ; Horrendous video recording quality

Seriously, you’d be a fool to pick this one up – especially when it’s flaunting a ridiculous price tag of $100 with a 2-year contract. In all honesty, if there’s a handset that goes in the opposite direction of having the most bang for the buck, this...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Appledroid_Tech_Center (cnet.com)

"The phone overall is fantastic. The only problem is the battery malfunction."

 

I love this phone, I even chose it over the iphone! I have a serious gaming PC, so i didn't need an iphone. The only problem is the battery drainage. Once the phone dies, it goes in a boot loop and never charges. A new battery on verizon is 45 bucks! I...

Touchscreen basic phone.

Battery Drainage.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: lraynes451 (cnet.com)

"Horrible"

 

Horrible phone. Don't even try it. I have had mine for close to a year and I can't stand it anymore. It's been awful since the beginning.

Screen size

Touch screen doesn't work on some actions no matter how many times you try.Memory capacity(even with extra card) is very small.Messages are garbled

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: GlitterCuts666 (cnet.com)

"Is usually okay, but includes many problems."

 

I enjoy this phone though after time I started realizing more and more of the glitches it had. It malfunctions alot and often messes things up.

~Slide out keyboard and touch screen

~Sometimes doesn't charge

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Techmo7 (cnet.com)

"Verizon's best Feature phone"

 

I got this since my pantech jest 2 broke and I was out of warranty This is the best feature phone you can get on Verizon. the touch screen is accurate (for a 3.6 inch) so you need to be precise the screen has only messed up about twice since I got it....

Accurate touch screen

Could have a better touch keyboard

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: metldoc (cnet.com)

"This phone is terribly flawed. no space to list all."

 

There are 15 pages of complaints in the feedback file on the Brightside. Enough Said.

Cheap: I traded in a simple "'dumb" phone since this was the available upgrade. I don't text or IM, and do not use the email feature. All I wanted was a phone. I have three computers at home; don't need to have all the features of a "smart" phone.

1. The alarm doesn't work.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: supermann2014 (cnet.com)

"THIS IS A WARNING NOT TO BUY THE SAMSUNG BRIGHTSIDE!"

 

To be blunt, I have been the owner of this horrible phone for about a year now and it has been hell from the beginning. At the time, CNET rated the phone as one of the worst possible choices for a phone based on the bad camera, horrible lagging, and a...

Normal Call Quality.

Aweful Charging Issues

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Vikilla (cnet.com)

"Buggy phone with incomplete features"

 

Decent Call Quality

Flimsy outer phone casing

May, 2013

Consumer review by: kt1112 (cnet.com)

"Terrible phone! Very disappointed"

 

I wouldn't recommend this phone to anybody... three of my family members got this phone and we all cannot stand it. On the outside, it looks like a decent touch screen phone if you're looking for something that isn't a smart phone, but other than that,...

The touch screen/QWERTY keyboard option is cool and useful

Image quality is TERRIBLE, phone opens and closes out of apps/calls/texts without warning OR being prompted to do so

Mar, 2013