The Samsung Brightside phone is the perfect phone for the subscriber who neither needs nor wants a smartphone, but wouldn’t mind some of the features of smartphones on a basic mobile phone. It features a 3.1-inch touch screen and a slide out QWERTY keyboard, so that you always have the option of choosing which style of data input is best for whatever you’re currently using your phone for. It also features a 3.2 MP camera/camcorder and a music player. At 4.3 ounces it’s a very lightweight phone in a reasonably sized package. It measures 4.37-inches by 2.37-inches by 0.57-inch, and has a 1000mAh lithium ion battery to give you an impressive 14.6 days of standby time, and 6.5 hours of continuous talk time before having to recharge. Since it runs on a 3G network, it’s the perfect phone for someone who doesn’t use their phone often but wants the option to be able to engage in heavy email, browsing and picture texting usage once in a while.
The Samsung Brightside Phone: Say Cheese!
The Samsung Brightside’s biggest feature besides its combo touchscreen/QWERTY keyboard is its 3.2 MP camera/camcorder. Taking pictures and video is a snap because of the dedicated camera key on the right hand side which has no other function except to snap and take pictures; and it has a very fast shutter speed, so you can rapidly take sequential pictures! The Samsung Brightside also boasts a music player; as well as a microSD slot, which supports microSD cards up to 32 GB, so you’ll always have carrying room for your day’s memories and music. With Bluetooth 2.1 and the ability to upload directly to Facebook and MySpace, you can have the best basic parts of a smartphone without having to pay smartphone prices.
The Samsung Brightside Phone: ‘The Best One Can Hope For’
Reviewers responded positively to the Samsung Brightside’s unique combo touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The physical keyboard makes the phone feel sturdier in the hand but not bulky. One reviewer remarked the QWERTY keyboard was a welcome accessory for heavy texters. Another reviewer was pleased to find that the QWERTY keyboard had a satisfying ‘tactile’ feel, and gave plenty of spacing between individual keys while having the keys raised just enough so each key is differentiated from its neighbor, without feeling intrusive. As for the touchscreen, this same reviewer was initially wary, but grew fond of it because it has the same picture scrolling ability as an iPhone, though she was disappointed that she could not spread her fingers to automatically zoom in and out. Several other reviewers were pleased with the accuracy, responsiveness, speed and initial resistance of the touch screen. One reviewer liked that you could use the touch screen and the slider simultaneously.
The Samsung Brightside Phone: A Great Basic Phone
The Samsung Brightside is not a smartphone, but it is a great basic phone that requires no data plan in order to get the most out of it. Customization is limited, but simple. As a phone, this fantastic ‘not a smartphone but almost smartphone’ has goodcall quality, and gives users great volume. Buy the Samsung Brightside today, and get a lot of value for a little price.
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