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Samsung-brightside-u380.33258124
6.8 out of 10

Samsung U380 / Brightside

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung U380 / Brightside

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Overall 4
4.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 6
6.0

Nope

jjmacd95, Samsung
11 March 2014
  • Summary: My first Brightside was doing fine until both the back and end button stopped working. I was given a free phone which worked for 10 months and the same thing happened. Hoping it lasted a few days until I could go to the Verizon store, it started glitching every time I typed and then finally was completely static-y and unusable. If you are looking for a phone to hold up, this is not that phone. It only continues to work if hardly touched.
  • Pros: Bright display, Lightweight
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, not durable
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Overall 4
4.0

"Buggy phone with incomplete features"

Vikilla, CNET
2 May 2013
  • Pros: Decent Call Quality Good Keyboard Decent Interface
  • Cons: Flimsy outer phone casing Below average battery life (even when not in full use) Terrible app selection Virtually no customization Bad picture/video Opens things without you pressing them
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0

It's an irritating phone

my4evrfmly, Samsung
4 February 2013
  • Summary: I wish so much that I never got this phone. The screen is oversensitive sometimes where it will bring up apps on its own, take pictures with barely touching it, etc. Then other times when I am trying to send a text and you type in the first couple of letters and it brings up a choice for you, then I have to touch it like 4 times before it finally realizes it! It will dial numbers on it's own in your pocket. The battery from day one is only good for 2 days maximum.
  • Pros: Bright display, nice keyboard
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, unpredictable touch screen, ugly menu background color, short battery life
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0

Can't download apps and it's "haunted"

kathyb1, Samsung
5 December 2012
  • Summary: I am having a hard time finding any good apps for this phone. Also, It dials and goes to browser on it's own; even if it is just sitting on the table. It also shuts down on it's own a lot. I would like to upgrade but was told that I couldn't until my 2 year contract is up? Not sure if that is true...still looking into it. Gotta get a different phone. This one does not do enough for me! Willing to try another Samsung...I think this one was a mistake.
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: Poor quality, Too big, Did not meet expectations, few accessories
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0

Too late to take it back

downsouthyank, Samsung
20 November 2012
  • Summary: The volume button on the side keeps getting bumped and you can't lock it, so you can turn the volume to nothing and not know it if you don't look at the screen and see the icon. When sliding open it is very easy to let the thumb slip, touch and icon and you're off to where ever. The worst thing is that with just a couple of tweaks from Samsung all of this could be fixed. Also I getting requests from other companies about trying things I don't want.
  • Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, can't lock buttons
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0

Looks nice, but that's just about it.

UsuallyLikesSamsung, Samsung
15 November 2012
  • Summary: The phone looks nice, and has a bright display with decent size for the buttons on the slide-out QWERTY, and the sound quality is good. The phone is durable and the the screen does not get many scratches. But that is all that is good with this phone. It contantly unlocks by itself. I have learned to never keep this phone in my pocket, because this phone will send calls to anyone on my contact list. If it is not sending calls, it is getting on the internet.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, unlocks
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0

Worst ever

crashking, Samsung
24 October 2012
  • Summary: The Brightside is the worst cell phone I've ever used and I've been using for over 20 years. The worst thing it does is cut calls off when I try to remove from any type of holster. The button on the right side on the bottom,face of the phone powers the phone down and it is almost impossible to remove it from the holster without hitting the buttom.
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, powers off
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0

Good design, poor quality

starlight149, Samsung
16 October 2012
  • Summary: I have had a Samsung Brightside phone for roughly 6-7 months. Overall the design of the phone is very nice, I like the Qwerty keyboard and split screen feature. However, I have had several major issues with this device. Since I first purchased this device in March of 2011, I have had issues with the phone shutting down while texting. I returned two devices for the same reason, now, on the third device I am having the same issue.
  • Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad phone!

morgan10260, Phone Arena
30 August 2012
  • Excerpt: One of the worst phones I have ever owned. Quality is poor. Options are poor. You cannot have a pic as the background. It's the menu and you can't change it and the menu will take you to another menu!
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0

alarm/calendar

cathermom62, Samsung
23 July 2012
  • Summary: If you need a phone that has an alarm or calendar reminder that will work- this is NOT the phone to get. I have a diabetic cat and he needs shots 2 times a day. I kept missing the time because the alarm did not go off. Got a second phone and it has the same problem. I will say they worked fine for maybe 2 weeks, then stopped.
  • Cons: alarm/calendar
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