Conclusion: Samsung has been producing a lot of touch screen devices powered by their lovely TouchWiz UI. We've seen T-Mobile get its share of phones that pack some impressive specs, but the Samsung Highlight SGH-T749 is somewhat a step back from what we've seen from the manufacturer. Almost everything is identical to the previous incarnations seen on T-Mobile. The lackluster design, slower interface performance, and limited applications make it stagnant.
Pros: Battery life, Tolerable camera quality, Vivid screen
Cons: Sluggish UI, microSD slot location is under the battery, Retaining 3G connection
Conclusion: The Samsung Highlight is a competent, fun touch screen phone. While nothing stands out as remarkable, nothing peeves us either. The screen is bright and easy to read, images look pleasing and the web browser is very good by non-smartphone standards. T-Mobile's 3G speeds are fast and the phone has better than average reception, though call quality is just average.
Pros: Easy to use touch screen phone that's durable.
Cons: The Samsung Behold has a better camera and sells for a bit less on T-Mo.
Conclusion: The phone performs well, the camera offers pictures, but nothing that will blow you away and there is little to complain about. It's Samsung being Samsung and therefore not really offensive in any way in terms of usability and specs. Aside from Wi-Fi the usual tick boxes are checked. Bluetooth, GPS, 3G connectivity, and microSD card but a lack of a 3.5mm jack is frustrating, as is the small screen real estate.
Pros: Smaller than the iPhone, responsive touchscreen
Cons: No Wi-Fi, screen is on the small side, no 3.5mm jack