Samsung Brightside

Built and priced like a smartphone, the Samsung Brightside is barely a feature phone at its best

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Samsung Brightside
Its actually a descent phone

samsung brightside review

The Samsung Brightside features a 1000mAh removable battery, easily accessed by popping the back of the handset off with a thumbnail. The good news is this humble operating system manages to be an Energizer bunny when it comes to battery life, so it's a good device for those looking to squeeze the maximum number of voice minutes out of a handset.

samsung brightside review

Samsung claims standby time of up to 14.6 days (!!) or usage time of up to 6.5 hours. In our tests, we'd say the latter is a tad conservative, given that the battery indicator barely blinked after a full day of poking around the handset, making calls and surfing the web.

samsung brightside review



For such a humble device, the Brightside does manage to pack in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR as well as on-board GPS, but the handset doesn't quite live up to its smartphone ambitions – there's absolutely no Wi-Fi of any kind to be found here.

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