The Samsung Gusto 2 is a good, simple voice phone for Verizon Wireless, but it really should be free.

- Alex Colon , PC Magazine 

Reviews summary

7/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 2 reviews

The Samsung Gusto 2 at Verizon takes nearly everything from its successor, the Gusto, and packs it inside a slightly different looking body. The end result is a compact flip phone with a somewhat better built-in camera and much of the same old features. It has a 2-inch low-res color display, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 1-megapixel camera. The rest of the items in its spec sheet won’t wow anyone, but what it lacks in terms of hardware and software, it makes up for in portability and ease of use.

The 2 is a dual-band CDMA clamshell phone that comes with a very limited amount of onboard RAM and internal storage space. It’s a mobile phone in the truest sense of the word.

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In its closed state, it makes itself useful through a small external display that shows the date and time along with indicators for important things like signal strength and battery life. When you flip it open, you’ll find that its upper half houses its main color screen while its lower half contains a standard alphanumeric keypad. What makes the keypad great, besides large tactile keys, is the presence of a bunch of easy-access buttons which include one for messaging and another for ICE numbers.

The Gusto 2 is a phone that is truly focused on messaging and telecommunications. It offers good call quality and acceptable battery performance, but as some reviewers point out, it should be available at a much lower price point.

Need to Know: Samsung Gusto 2

1. Uses the traditional clamshell form factor and has large keys. (The Good)

2. Long battery life and good call quality. (The Good)

3. Small and low resolution main screen. (The Bad)

4. Lacks a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. (The Bad)


Specs summary

Screen
2"

The Samsung Gusto 2's screen is 2 inches with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G).


Prices (Where to Buy)


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Flip Phone Samsung Gusto 2 SCH-U365 Pre-Paid Cell Phone- Charcoal Gray

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA

Samsung Gusto 2 SCH-U365 Charcoal Gray (Verizon) Cellular Phone prepaid new

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA


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Reviews summary

7/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 2 reviews

The Samsung Gusto 2 at Verizon takes nearly everything from its successor, the Gusto, and packs it inside a slightly different looking body. The end result is a compact flip phone with a somewhat better built-in camera and much of the same old features. It has a 2-inch low-res color display, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 1-megapixel camera. The rest of the items in its spec sheet won’t wow anyone, but what it lacks in terms of hardware and software, it makes up for in portability and ease of use.

The 2 is a dual-band CDMA clamshell phone that comes with a very limited amount of onboard RAM and internal storage space. It’s a mobile phone in the truest sense of the word.

Show more

In its closed state, it makes itself useful through a small external display that shows the date and time along with indicators for important things like signal strength and battery life. When you flip it open, you’ll find that its upper half houses its main color screen while its lower half contains a standard alphanumeric keypad. What makes the keypad great, besides large tactile keys, is the presence of a bunch of easy-access buttons which include one for messaging and another for ICE numbers.

The Gusto 2 is a phone that is truly focused on messaging and telecommunications. It offers good call quality and acceptable battery performance, but as some reviewers point out, it should be available at a much lower price point.

Need to Know: Samsung Gusto 2

1. Uses the traditional clamshell form factor and has large keys. (The Good)

2. Long battery life and good call quality. (The Good)

3. Small and low resolution main screen. (The Bad)

4. Lacks a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. (The Bad)

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Good voice quality, easy to use, good battery life

from PC Magazine (4 years ago)

An update to the Samsung Gusto, the Samsung Gusto 2 does very little to change the formula established by the original. In fact, aside from a minor update to the camera, and a slightly new look, the rest of the changes are almost impossible to spot. In a sense, that's a good thing—the Gusto 2 remain... More

An update to the Samsung Gusto, the Samsung Gusto 2 does very little to change the formula established by the original. In fact, aside from a minor update to the camera, and a slightly new look, the rest of the changes are almost impossible to spot. In a sense, that's a good thing—the Gusto 2 remains a very simple cell phone, with good call quality, for anyone that's only interested in making voice calls. On the other hand, there's no new reason to recommend the Gusto 2 to anyone else, and nothing has been done to justify the $69.99 price tag for a phone that should be free.

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7/10

The Samsung Gusto 2's solid, compact design looks and feels good, and call quality was excellent on both sides of the line

from Cnet (4 years ago)

Samsung has managed to turn around the Gusto 2 by improving the phone's most important features: call quality and design. I also appreciate the bump in camera and onboard memory, and the extra effort to include accessibility options like voice readout of the menu and texts, ICE numbers, and whisper... More

Samsung has managed to turn around the Gusto 2 by improving the phone's most important features: call quality and design. I also appreciate the bump in camera and onboard memory, and the extra effort to include accessibility options like voice readout of the menu and texts, ICE numbers, and whisper mode for calls. Yet in a few other ways, Samsung stopped short of updating the simple, sturdy flip phone. A step up in screen resolution and a 3.5mm headset jack standard could have gone a long way toward making the Gusto 2 as good as it could be.

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