"Lots of usable features in a smart tight package."5.0 starson by jeff1326
Pros: Great Qwerty keyboard...excellent sound and reception...fast web browser...easy to program and customize.
Cons: All the display themes (save for "My Place") have garish colors and visual effects. The ringtones are mostly cheezy synth riffs. And the calendar alarms default to the awful VZW Default tone. SAMSUNG, just give us a simple ringer for the default!
Summary: After switching from an LG 8600, which has a clean and elegant interface (albeit with less-than-great-sound) my first impression was that the Alias 2 was fat and bloated with its over-the-top menus and cheezy ringtones. But after taking a deep breath and spending a little time with the phone (Verizon gives you 30 days to decide if you'll keep it) I managed to customize it to my specs, using the "My Place" display and every shortcut option I could find. So now, everything I need is no more than a few clicks away.