This phone has talk and text. All smartphones are similar in basic operations, so this would be a good phone for a beginner or non-beginner.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
Yes, in my opinion, this is a good phone for a first-time smartphone user. Samsung user guides are very easy to understand and are well laid out. Also, Straight Talk offers a very user friendly and easy to understand tutorial for this phone.
It does have a voice to text interface using Google Voice Typing. It is described and explained on pages 78-79 of the manual.
You can view both the tutorial and the user manual ahead of time if you'd like. It may give you a better understanding of what the phone does and how it works, etc.
User Manual (copy-and-paste ...in a PDF file):
There is nothing friendly about this piece of junk...the talk to text is really bad! You speak and the mic is on way longer then it should be and then you see that the mic had quit recording a long time before you finished speaking. This will drive u crazy..I know, I'm half way there now! Keep way,way away!