Conclusion: Digging deeper down the barrel of the heap of T-Mobile's basic handset lineup, you'll obviously find the Samsung SGH-T249 fitting in with the rest of the crew. However, it doesn't win any more points with is poor performance in a variety of areas – even when there are other phones priced similarly that offer more features and superior performance.
Pros: Great battery life, Mediocre calling quality
Cons: Cheap feeling, Terrible viewing angles, Poor quality with its camera, Dropping phone calls
Summary: The Samsung SGH-T249 is a nice-looking prepaid phone that offers basic services for an affordable price.
Pros: The Samsung SGH-T249's expandable memory slot, music player, and camcorder make it a bargain at $50 for a prepaid handset. Shiny royal blue accents add style.
Cons: The SGH-T249's body and buttons feel cheap, and reading text is a pixelated experience on the phone's small screen. There's a shared Micro-USB port for charging the phone and plugging in a headset.