Great little touch screen phone
Battery life, Color, Cheap, Touch Screen, No Data Plan.
No hard keyboard.
The Bottom Line:
This is a must buy, it just does everything well. I would buy another as a backup for when this one dies.
Every two years it's that exciting time for a T-Mobile subscriber when they get to upgrade to a new phone. I am not a techno geek, but I do like having something with a little style. I searched through all the phones they had available, and my decision came down to the T-Mobile Tap, and the Samsung Highlight. After looking at most of the reviews, and operating them both in the store, I was convinced the Samsung was the better choice. After five months of ownership, I believe I made the right choice. I love the fact that this phone has the toys of a more expensive phone, but it does not require the costly data plan ($25/month extra). The speaker phone works better than any phone I have ever owned. You can easily drive with the phone on speaker, and you both actually understand each other! The battery life is also great. I only charge the phone every three days, and I never turn my phone off. Charging usually takes about three hours. The touch screen is accurate enough for a low cost phone and the options are very good for it's price point. It has a micro SD slot which allows you to save tons of music, videos, or pictures to your phone. The MP3 feature of this phone is fantastic. The music plays very loudly and clearly for a phone. It has a 3.0 Mega Pixel camera which is more than sufficient for a camera. The phone book allows for the storage of over 2,000 contacts. And with each contact you can add details such as; birthday, address, four phone numbers, a picture, a website, four email addresses, I.M. names, etc. That is far superior to any other phone I have ever had. When texting, if you turn the phone sideways it turns into a full QWERTY key board. It is not as easy to use as a real button keyboard, but for me it works just fine. I highly recommend getting a screen protector for this phone. I have heard that if this kind of screen gets scratched that it becomes impossible to use. I have never used my phone without one. I had gotten this phone through T-Mobile for $80, then I saw it at Walmart for $20. So I returned the $80 phone and had to wait three weeks for my upgrade credit to return to my phone number. I am obviously cheap, and that is important to me in buying a phone. I would recommend that anyone look at upgrading their phones at Walmart, and not the T-Mobile store. If you are looking for a highly featured phone that is inexpensive, reliable, has long battery life, and doesn't require a data plan, look no farther than the Samsung Highlight.