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.
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Samsung released the Gusto on August 11, 2010.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Gusto user manual here.
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.