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Samsung Gusto review

5/10 AVG.

  • Samsung Gusto
  • Samsung Gusto
  • Samsung Gusto
  • Samsung Gusto

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The Samsung Gusto currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Despite all the hoopla about smartphones and touchscreens, there really are a fine selection of good old fashioned flips out there. And while they may look similar to their 2004 ancestors, the specs continue to improve.

Take the Samsung Gusto as an example. This refresh of the Samsung Smooth is a familiar CDMA flip that offers a quality build, two displays (including a two-inch internal color display), Bluetooth, downloadable content, GPS and a variety of customization options (including picture and ringtone ID). The alpha-numeric keypad is familiar and easy to navigate and the call quality is good.

The Gusto also offers email, IM, threaded text messaging and MMS, along with a full suite of basic phone features that have long become staples of most any phone, i.e. alarm, calculator, etc.

Folks who are hardly impressed with over-the-top smartphones will appreciate this well-made, basic phone that offers practical features and a talk time of up to seven hours and a standby time of up to 350 hours.

Operating system
Screen Size
VGA (640 x 480)

What the Critics Are Saying...


Its features are pretty lacking, so bear that in mind, and the voice quality isn’t the best we’ve heard either. For the same price, the LG Accolade is actually the better deal, as it has better voice quality and reception, higher resolution display, 1.3MP camera, and can get 7.5 hours of...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena

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Common Questions

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Samsung backs up the Gusto with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Gusto has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

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


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


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.

Samsung Gusto Specs

Release date August 11, 2010
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 64 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.75 W/kg
Body: 0.85 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 420 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm (4 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 93 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display Color LCD, 96 x 96 pixels, 1.07 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Night mode, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-U360

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