Conclusion: Don’t even think of buying this phone unless you live in one of T-Mobile’s 3G cities, and then, only if you don’t travel, except to Europe. Otherwise, the Highlight is easy to carry and fun to use, but it’s hard to justify the investment when the edgier and more adroit Android-endowed MyTouch 3G will be available next month for just $50 more.
Pros: 3-inch touchscreen with haptic feedback; long battery life; quality 3MP photos and HVGA video; speedy 3G Web access; excellent music player
Cons: No 3.5mm headphone jack; no threaded messaging; limited T-Mobile 3G availability; microSD slot behind battery; awkward to unlock
Conclusion: On the local connectivity side the Samsung T749 Highlight offers USB and Bluetooth with A2DP, to be put to good use by the music player, which supports MP3, AAC and WMA. The camera is a 3 megapixel snapper with video recording, lacking any goodies like autofocus and the like.