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Samsung Highlight T749 Review

Samsung Highlight

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Samsung Highlight T749 Review
For some reason, there was static during all times we conversed on the Samsung Highlight T749. Our callers sounded muffled which made it difficult to hear over the static background sound. Callers stated that our voice was on the low side; requiring us to speak up more into the microphone. It's great that the speaker phone did not produce any crackling sound, but it was just too low to really hear anything.

So we never came across any dropped calls during our testing and maintained connectivity in the greater Philadelphia area. When comparing to other T-Mobile enabled devices, we noticed that it had a harder time retaining 3G speeds and always defaulted more to EDGE.

The battery capacity was the single area where Samsung actually increased the specifications on the Highlight. We were able to get 8 solid days of normal use thanks to the larger sized battery (1200 mAh) – providing plenty of time with it. It's rated for 6.5 hours of talk and 432 hours of standby. It's worth noting we had the brightness to the highest setting during our testing.


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. When it comes down to it, pricing will ultimately sway consumers – with the Highlight being priced more than the Behold right now, and with the Behold being superior in almost every way, it makes for a difficult argument to purchase the Highlight.

Samsung Highlight T749 Video Review:


  • Battery life
  • Tolerable camera quality
  • Vivid screen


  • Sluggish UI
  • microSD slot location is under the battery
  • Retaining 3G connection
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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.27 x 2.11 x 0.54 inches
(108 x 54 x 14 mm)
3.70 oz  (105 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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