The Good The Samsung Gusto 2's solid, compact design looks and feels good, and call quality was excellent on both sides of the line. Additional accessibility features are a bonus.
The Bad The Gusto 2's subpar resolution is out-of-date, there's a smaller-than-standard headset jack, and some people may find the convenience keys hard to press.
The Bottom Line Verizon customers looking for a simple phone will appreciate the Samsung Gusto 2's emphasis on call quality and comfort, despite a few minor flaws.
Samsung Gusto 2 (Verizon Wireless)
If you're a simple cell phone, there are three necessary qualities for achieving greatness in your class: a sturdy, comfortable design; easy navigation; and great call quality. The originalcrashed and burned on all three counts. Thankfully, Verizon's second stab at the Gusto line, the Samsung Gusto 2, excels, leaving only a few lingering problems.
Without explicitly saying so, the Gusto 2's accessibility features nod toward seniors and people who prefer to rely on audio, rather than visual, inputs. The Samsung Gusto 2 will cost $79.99 at launch after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract. At the time of review, Verizon hadn't publicly set the phone's release date.
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