This is the first phone I’ve reviewed in a long while that I didn’t want to send back after the loan period. The Samsung Alias 2 is slim, light, and fully featured, though of course it can’t directly compete with its smartphone cousins.
The keyboard is just as innovative as Samsung says it is, and most importantly, this is the first phone I’ve used that molds itself to the way I want to use it, instead of forcing me into a particular mode at the time of the initial purchase.
It isn’t for everyone, but if you find yourself needing an excellent phone, and you don’t require Wi-Fi or the ability to sync with Outlook, take a closer look. The Samsung Alias 2 may be exactly what you’re looking for.
- Magic Keypad gives you access to the dial pad and quick launch functions but instantly switches to a four row
- QWERTY keypad with large buttons when you enter the messaging application
- Dual flip for use as portrait or landscape device
- Bright, easy-to-read screen
- Thin and incredibly light
- Voice quality is good, but not stellar
- Relatively underpowered camera compared to the competition