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Samsung Highlight SGH-T749

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the value for money and camera are overall positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reception. The apps and reliability get mixed opinions.

battery, usability, screen, camera, value for money

reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Highlight SGH-T749 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Highlight SGH-T749

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung Highlight SGH-T749 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

value for money, battery, build quality, responsiveness

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Samsung Highlight

 

Nowadays everyone wants a device to manage their schedule, access social networking services, and play the occasional music video--all on a touchscreen that resembles a Star Trek tricorder. The Samsung Highlight ($130 with a two-year T-Mobile contract,...

Big, bright screen ; Customizable interface

Too expensive ; Built-in apps are unreliable

The call quality was hit-and-miss. I experienced an inordinate amount of dropped calls in the first couple of days, but that was probably due to T-Mobile network problems rather than the phone itself, because it stabilized fairly quickly. I was...

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Samsung Highlight Phone Review

 

Big, bright screen ; Customizable interface

Too expensive ; Built-in apps are unreliable

The Samsung Highlight offers standard cell phone functions in an attractive package--for the price of a smartphone.

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Samsung Highlight SGH-T749

 

Essentially a low-cal version of its Omnia, Samsung's 3G Highlight is a compact, full-touchscreen phone – no physical keyboard or dialpad – with all the multimedia and messaging features you'd expect from a modern cell. The otherwise-fun Highlight for...

3-inch touchscreen with haptic feedback; long battery life; quality 3MP photos and HVGA video; speedy 3G Web access; excellent music player

No 3.5mm headphone jack; no threaded messaging; limited T-Mobile 3G availability; microSD slot behind battery; awkward to unlock

Don't even think of buying the Highlight unless you live in one of T-Mobile's 3G cities.

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Samsung Highlight SGH-T749 (fire, T-Mobile)

 

When Samsung latches onto a trend, it usually does so with gusto. We saw it happen with both the thin and slider phone crazes, and now we're seeing it again with the touch-screen phone. Since the last half of 2008, the company has produced a wide...

The Samsung Highlight has an easy-to-use design with satisfying call quality. It supports T-Mobile's 3G network and a functional feature set with a camera and music player

The Samsung Highlight's call volume is low and speakerphone quality is unimpressive. Its memory card slot is located behind the battery

The Samsung Highlight doesn't offer anything you haven't seen before, but it works quite well as an entry-level touch-screen phone.

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Samsung Highlight

 

The 3-inch resistive touch screen is a hair smaller than the Behold's 3.1-inch LCD, though it offers the same 240-by-400-pixel resolution. The good news: the screen responds quickly to your fingers, with a slight bit of haptic feedback that improves...

Responsive touch screen. TouchWiz interface works well. Excellent battery life

microSD card slot is underneath the battery. Both color choices are garish

The entry-level Samsung Highlight is a good choice for T-Mobile subscribers looking for a touch screen handset that's easy to use.

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Samsung Highlight

 

The Samsung Highlight is a slim touch screen cell phone that has a lot going for it: 3G connectivity with T-Mobile's Web2Go interface, 3-megapixel camera, solid battery life, and impressive call quality. Plus the cell phone even comes with included...

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Samsung Highlight Review: 3G-Based Budget Phone

 

The Samsung Highlight (SGH-T749) is one of the best budget-friendly and pocket-friendly phones with the TouchWiz user interface. The good, but not great, phone offers superb multi-media experience to mobile buffs and photography aficionados with its...

The T-Mobile Samsung Highlight offers an amazing multi-media experience in a small form factor. The 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixel resolution is responsive, and renders a fun user experience, although the TouchWiz UI is a bit...

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Samsung Highlight T749 Fire

 

The Samsung Highlight is a slim touch screen cell phone that has a lot going for it: 3G connectivity with T-Mobile's Web2Go interface, 3-megapixel camera, solid battery life, and impressive call quality. Plus the cell phone even comes with included...

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Samsung Highlight T749 Fire review | PhoneDog

 

The Samsung Highlight is a slim touch screen cell phone that has a lot going for it: 3G connectivity with T-Mobile's Web2Go interface, 3-megapixel camera, solid battery life, and impressive call quality. Plus the cell phone even comes with included...

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Review: Samsung SGH-T749 Highlight for T-Mobile review

 

The Samsung T749 Highlight for T-Mobile USA is a full touchscreen cell phone that features Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. Ricky gives it a workout and comes up quite impressed with the results in this review.

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Product Specifications

The Samsung Highlight is the perfect mix of style and innovation. You get a comfortable-in-the-hand design, a choice of colors and an advanced touch screen with customizable widgets. But this isn't just a touch screen. The Highlight is full of highlights. Like a full web browser, a 3.0 mega-pixel camera and a music player.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1200mAh
Standby Time (PB):450hours
Talk Time (PB):390minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:T-Mobile
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.3in
Weight:3.7oz
Width:2.1in

Display

Color Depth:Up to 16.2 million colors
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:Micro SDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:T749 Highlight
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SGH

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Fire/Ice

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:2000names & numbers