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Samsung Highlight

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Samsung Highlight. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The battery and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the price. Many are negative about the reception and reliability.

usability, portability, battery, performance, size

reliability, reception

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

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Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Samsung Highlight - Pocket-lint


Smaller than the iPhone, responsive touchscreen

No Wi-Fi, screen is on the small side, no 3.5mm jack

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Patrick Miller (

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Patrick Miller (

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.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Kent German (

Samsung Highlight review: Samsung Highlight


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.

Jul, 2009

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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.

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Video Preview: Samsung Highlight


Phone Scoop offers up a video preview of the new Samsung Highlight, a TouchWiz phone for T-Mobile.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Potatoheads (

"Slow OS and occasionally glitchy, okay camera"


Back in 2009 when I was due for an upgrade, there was a larger selection of non-smart phones to choose from. Having come from a Samsung SGH-X495, I was very eager to upgrade to a better phone. I didn't feel like paying a data plan for the My-Touch 3G...

Battery lasts around 5 days when charged all the way up, phone is very durable (with exception of the touch screen), TouchWiz OS is very easy to use. Camera has mediocre photo quality.

Useless after about 1-2 years because it starts to lock up, turns on and off by itself, etc. (Read summary) Signal can lie sometimes. Touch screen is plastic yet scratches easily; but what's to expect? Terrible photo/video quality in low light.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: JamesMonStar (

"Gave the phone 3stars because of the TouchScreen freeze"


This is my favorite phone to date , my iphone is great but this is the first phone I feel In love with lol . I was so excited then my screen started to freeze I had to push really hard until one day last year that didn't even work.Screen just frozen...

Battery life , Battery life , Battery life

TouchScreen freeze

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: abrianna_powers (

"It's unresponsive, and I dislike it."


I dislike it.

It's small, and durable

You can't use regular headphones with it, it randomly shutts off, it's stupid.

Feb, 2012