Specs summary


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


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

1+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

128 MB

Internal memory is 128 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 (2G).

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

Based on 3 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)

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

PC Magazine

Good voice quality, easy to use, good battery life

from PC Magazine
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... Full review

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
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... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date April 30, 2012
Regions available USA
800/1900 MHz
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
128 MB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.41 W/kg
Body: 0.52 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time No
Wi-Fi Surfing Time No
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
420 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.7 x 4.9 x 1.9 cm
(3.8 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 390 grams
(13.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 1.07 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
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 Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, Effects, Multi-shot, White balance
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats CMX, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV, QCP
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-U365

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