Samsung Gusto 2 Debuts on Verizon with Not Much Fanfare

May 2, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was only a month ago that Verizon announced the arrival of their entry-level Samsung Gusto 2. Apparently, the carrier seems a little less ostentatious about the Sammy phone debuting via their network. They launched the Gusto 2 without much noteworthy infomercials or advertisements.

Verizon’s move could be because Gusto 2 is a basic low-end phone that will be sold on a 2 year contract, for $79.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate.

Anyhow, now we have this smart handset to the advantage of low-end phone customers. Samsung Gusto 2 will be ideal for users looking for a phone that serves their basic texting and calling needs.

But then, Gusto 2 is not only just about the calling and texting; it has a standard 1.3 megapixel camera, a 2-inch 128 x 160 pixel internal display, a 1-inch 96 x 96 pixel external display, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 1000 mAh battery.

The USP of the Gusto 2 lies in the battery life, which touts an impressive 7 hours of talk time. Verizon also claims the phone to have an approximate 14 days of standby time, all on a single plugging.

Another unique feature will be the “Fake Call” functionality, which will let the users to frame-up a pseudo call to abscond from unlikely situations whilst socializing! Samsung Gusto 2 will also have Verizon integrated apps like VZNavigator, Verizon Tones, and Mobile Email.

The device does not have a chic design, and appears a little over board on its $79 prize tag. But we would give the thumps up for it, if all you want is an impressive battery life. Go for it now.

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