Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 User Guide for Verizon Wireless

If you see the picture of Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 below, you might somehow notice that the User Interface used by Brigthside almost similar to the metro UI by Windows Phone OS. But in fact, that’s not true. We even don’t find any particular Operating System installed on this SCH-U380 phone. Our guess, this Phone runs under proprietary Samsung software.

Samsung Brightside SCH U380 Verizon Metallic Black Color Case

Samsung Brightside SCH U380 Verizon Metallic Black Color Case

We also couldn’t find the processor used on this phone, although, for the RAM the Brightside is installed with 128MB and has internal storage memory 25MB. This phone uses 3.1-inch display with TFT Touchscreen. The device’s touchscreen display seems doesn’t support for multi-touch input method. It has 240 x 320 pixels resolution with 256K colors (about 129 ppi pixel density).


Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 User Guide for Verizon Resume

What you should do if you are being requested to turn off you Samsung Brightside in the middle of flight in commercial air plane? The answer should be easy: Don’t turn off the phone, just set the U380 to the Airplane mode. That’s suppose to be the best solution. You still manage to open your games or others activities but without phone’s data connection. The tutorial on how to use it is available under Section 8: Settings on page 59.

Samsung Brightside SCH U380 Verizon User Guide Keys Parts Overview

Samsung Brightside SCH U380 Verizon User Guide Keys Parts Overview

Under this section eight, you can also learn some appropriate tutorials such as Bluetooth Menu, Sound settings to adjust and change ring tone, sound of the mobile speaker, display settings to adjust brightness and time to auto turn off the display, touch settings, phone settings, call settings, even memory, usb mode, phone infor, easy set-up, and set-up wizard also included.

Special for the picture that we embedded above, it’s the picture that would help you to get closer to know the keys, buttons, and parts of Samsung Brightside for Verizon. On the User Guide of Brightside, it even includes the explanation of each purpose and function of the key. For example, clear key “press to answer an incoming call or dial a number, From Home screen, press to open KeyPad screen”, and more: earpiece, power/End button, proximity sensor, clear key, headset jack, camera, volume, lock key, staps attachment hole etc.

For the applications and tools installed in this Brighside, you can read all the tutorial under Section 12: My Verizon, Voice Commands, Calculator, Calendar, Alarm Clock, Stop Watch, World Clock, Notepad, USB Mass Storage, Document Viewer, Phone Search, and also VZ Navigator.

Hard Reset/ Factory Reset that wold give you a phone with conditions on the software inside it back to original default factory settings, you can find this tutorial on the User Guide of Brightside at page 70, under Restore Phone sub section: Home Screen ~> Settings ~> Phone Settings ~> Security: lock code entered ~> Restore Phone ~> Yes


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Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 Verizon Specifications

The Verizon Wireless which been bundled with the Samsung U380 Brightside, for its data networks, it uses CDMA technology. It support for 1xEVDO CDMA2000 and also CDMA 800 / 1900 Mhz frequency. It’s only up to 153.2Kbps due to the CDMA works for EVDO Rev.0.

Although the touchscreen display doesn’t support multi-touch, but you can still have physical qwerty keyboard on this phone. Therefore, texting or create text message wouldn’t be a problem. The Brightside is manufactured with a Side-Slide form factor design. In close mode, this Verizon device has 111 x 60 x 14 millimeter dimension size / 4.37 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches.

Samsung Brightside SCH U380 Verizon Sapphire Blue Cover

Samsung Brightside SCH U380 Verizon Sapphire Blue Cover

You can use Samsung Brightside from fully charged battery until the battery drain out, in the talk-time usage for about 6 and half hours. The Lithium Polimer 1000mAh battery of the SCH-U380 can standby for about 350 hours. The weight for this phone is 122 grams / 4.3 ounces along with the battery assembled in.

There is no WLAN / Wi-Fi, no FM Radio too; but it has Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP plus EDR, has microUSB v2.0 cable connectivity, and also has rear 3.2Megapixel Camera with geo-tagging: both for videos recording or photos capture. There are two casing/cover that you can choose: Metallic Black and Sapphire Blue. See image above.


Table of Contents of Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 User Guide for Verizon

Getting Started
Understanding Your Phone
Navigation
Call Functions
Contacts
Entering TExt
Messaging
Settings
Media Center
Music and Tones
Pictures and video
Applications and Tools
Web and Social Network Apps
Health and Safety Information
Warranty Information
Index


Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 User Guide for Verizon PDF Download

What the first steps you need to do after you get brand new package of Samsung Brighside from Verizon phone shop? You must notice that the phone’s battery is not assemble yet, the microSD external card also isn’t inserted yet, and the battery need to be charged before you turn on the power of the phone.

Samsung Brightside SCH U380 Verizon User Guide Open Cover Changer Battery Insert microSD Card

Samsung Brightside SCH U380 Verizon User Guide Open Cover Changer Battery Insert microSD Card

The tutorial on how to do that can be found on the figure above: Open Rear Cover, Assemble Battery, Charge Batter, Insert microSD External memory card. There is no explanation on how you could change or remove the SIM card; it’s because the Brightside is bundled with Verizon Carrier that the “SIM” have already been installed. Want more? Get the tutorial of Brightside SCH-U380 User Guide below.

Under this section eight of Samsung Brightside User Manual, you can also learn some appropriate tutorials such as Bluetooth Menu, Sound settings to adjust and change ring tone, sound of the mobile speaker, display settings to adjust brightness and time to auto turn off the display, touch settings, phone settings, call settings, even memory, usb mode, phone infor, easy set-up, and set-up wizard also included
Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 Manual Review: Not Bad
Date Published: 04/27/2013
Clean, Clear and Easy to follow. That the word can be applied for the User Manual of Samsung Brightside SCH-U380 for Verizon Wireless. The file of the PDF manual though a bit huge, but most of the tutorial available in the Manual are good
4 / 5 stars
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Comments

  1. george nimmo says

    the brightside sucks almost as much as erizon customer assistance. hit menu / settings / bluetooth on /bluetooth settings clicck the blue settings bar at the bottom of screen. discovery mode on / auto pairing on listen to your cars prompting. If you’re lucky you’ll see the passkey bar pop up hit your code and its done. Mine only stays active till I turn off my phone and sometimes it takes twenty tries for the pass key to pop back up. I’m dropping verizon like a bad habit when my contract expires and getting a smart phone. Good luck

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