- Kent German , CNET
The Samsung Highlight doesn't offer anything you haven't seen before, but it works quite well as an entry-level touch-screen phone.
You can tell when the novelty of a new technology has passed its “use by” freshness date when inexpensive, entry-level versions start popping up. In this case I’m referring to touchscreens and the new candy bar from Samsung called the Highlight (UMTS/GSM).
The Samsung Highlight is a little bi-polar in design and feature set. It starts out well, with an attractive 3-inch, 400 x 240 pixel resolution display which, combined with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, lays the groundwork for what could be an impressive phone. It also boasts an excellent 3 megapixel camera with zoom and video recording.
But then it takes a turn into the “entry-level bin” with a rather stock set of features. You get an MP3 player, an alarm clock, calendar, calculator, Bluetooth and a 2,000 capacity phone book. Instant messaging services include Yahoo Messenger and AIM. Talk time is rated at 390 minutes and standby time is rated at up to 450 hours.
Call quality is good, however the call volume is too low, as is the speakerphone. The build materials are sufficient, but the phone is light in the hand and one may get the impression that it may not stand up to extensive use.
While you won’t find anything here that breaks new ground, the Samsung Highlight may find a following among the young, who don’t have a need for demanding applications, but simply want to text, take pictures, instant message and enjoy the fun interface.
Reviews (7.1/10 Avg. rating)
Great multimedia experience in a small form factor
Samsung's SGH-T749 Highlight, from T-Mobile, offers a great multimedia experience in a small form factor. The 3-inch WQVGA (240 x 400 pixel) resolution touchscreen display is responsive and offers a fun user experience, though the TouchWiz homescreen is slightly frustrating, thanks to oversized icons and confusing widgets. The contacts application is robust, and the internet browser is quite nice, as well. The 1200mAh battery on the Highlight makes extended use possible, and T-Mobile's 3G network keeps the data connection snappy. Based on these factors, and an overall fun experience, we at... Full review
Works quite well as an entry-level touch-screen phone
Close to a Smartphone Without the Price
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Great simple phone
Very nice phone, but...
More of a phone for the younger set
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i love this phone
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- Samsung Highlight Manual (PDF)
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