Samsung Brightside (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Samsung Brightside (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Brightside (Verizon Wireless)
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Samsung Intensity III (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Intensity III (Verizon Wireless)
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Pantech Jest 2 (Verizon Wireless)

Pantech Jest 2 (Verizon Wireless)
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LG Cosmos 3 (Verizon Wireless)

LG Cosmos 3 (Verizon Wireless)
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Pantech Hotshot - red (Verizon Wireless)

Pantech Hotshot - red (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $159 at 1 store $67 to $119 at 2 stores $99 at 1 store $0 to $149 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.7 (2.5 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.7 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 15 reviews 2.0 stars out of 9 reviews 1.5 stars out of 6 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 1.5 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date March 01, 2012 July 02, 2012 September 28, 2011 April 16, 2013 October 06, 2011
The Bottom Line The Samsung Brightside isn't my all-time favorite feature phone, thanks to its exposed touch-screen menu, low-res screen, and laggy processor, but it is one option for Verizon customers. The low specs, flat keyboard, and unattractive look outweigh the Samsung Intensity III's rugged design and call simulator. The Pantech Jest 2 brings decent features for a cheap price, but its flat call quality and square shape don't do it any favors. Though the Cosmos 3 is free with contract, you're better off paying more for a comparable handset, like the Samsung Intensity III. With its delayed touch screen and sluggish processor, the Hotshot's smartphone-esque look is a detriment. It's better to commit to a full-on feature phone or a smartphone instead of a device that overlaps the two.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 0.75 W/Kg
0.66 W/Kg
Up to 1.15 W/Kg
1.25 W/Kg
0.78 W/Kg
Cellular technology CDMA
CDMA2000 1X
GSM / CDMA
CDMA
CDMA
Weight 0.3 lbs
4.06 oz
4.1 oz
4.58 oz
3.2 oz
Service & support details type Info unavailable Limited warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Talk time Up to 390 min
Up to 300 min
Up to 294 min
Info unavailable Up to 301 min
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Bluetooth 3.0
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA 800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) / CDMA 800/1900 (Dual Band)
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA 800/1900 (Dual Band)
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