Samsung Brightside Review

Samsung BrightsideSamsung Brightside looks like a typical mid-range handset and it is priced like one too. At $99, the phone has a good size and the smallish 3.2” display feels responsive.  The phone hides a roomy 4-row QWERTY keyboard with keys that are slightly raised and users should have no problem typing long messages. Compared with jumbo displays found in recent smartphone; the display may not be satisfying and that’s why you should only use the physical keyboard when typing. With QVGA resolution (320 x 240), objects on the screen look visibly pixilated.

Unfortunately, the 3.2Mp camera lacks autofocus and LED flash. Nevertheless, with 0.2 second delay, the shutter feels sufficiently fast.

The smartphone definitely gets points for its responsive screen and physical keyboard, but are negated by weak camera and poor color representation on the display. The Samsung Brightside currently competes with LG Cosmos 2, LG Extravert and Motorola Droid Bionic, which has 4G LTE support and larger display.