Samsung Alias 2 U750 Review
The Call Quality of the Samsung Alias 2 U750 was quite impressive, about equal to the Samsung Trance U490 and LG Chocolate 3. Voices through the earpiece speaker sounded clear and natural, lacking any static or background noise, but there was a slight distortion if turned up to the highest volume level. People that we called, who were using a landline, said our voice also sounded clear and natural on their end. The speakerphone is also loud, but it too had a bit of distortion at the highest volume setting. Reception was good, as we averaged between 2-3 bars of 1X and EVDO around South FL and didn’t drop any calls. The Alias 2 uses the same 880mAh battery as the Trance and also achieved 5 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge.
Unlike the original Alias, the new Alias 2 is an all-around winner for the heavy text messenger. The E-ink keyboard is what truly sets this device apart from the competition, as there is a definite cool factor involved, even though the buttons are still packed close together. The internal display is a joy to use and the camera takes good 2MP images, despite it not have auto focus. Music quality could be better, but since this isn’t a music-centric phone, this is to be expected. Both the call quality and reception were equal to most other mid-to-high-end Verizon phones, despite the slight distortion at high volume levels. If you are looking for the coolest QWERTY phone for Verizon, without going to the touchscreen Versa or a smartphone, then the Samsung Alias 2 U750 is for you.
Samsung Alias 2 Video Review:
- E-ink QWERTY keyboard
- 2.6” QVGA dual-hinge TFT display
- Call quality and reception
- Stereo speakers
- Five hour continuous talk time
- Some earpiece and speakerphone distortion at high call volumes
- Outdated music player
- Background distortion when using Stereo Bluetooth
- Proprietary data/charging port
1. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
Of course it has a proprietary charger... It's Samsung
2. fverdun (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Jan 2009)
dang samsung get in with the program, it would have been nice for it to have a micro usb...but then again, that's samsung for u...
3. techie123 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Mar 2009)
I would buy this in an instant if it was a "smart-phone" - I wish the upcoming Blackberry Pearl Flip had an e-ink keypad like this one.
4. SkuSKA (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2009)
But why would the Pearl Flip need a E-ink Keyboard? It Doesnt have a dual-hinge display. Blackberry is pretty happy with their Multitap keyboard
5. techie123 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Mar 2009)
yes - MultiTap is ok and some are very happy with it. but, i wish the blackberry pearl flip had the dual hinge thing AND the e-ink - it would make a compelling smart phone package, don't you think?
6. SilverPearl (Posts: 31; Member since: 08 Jul 2008)
I think that would make the PearlFlip a little TOO complicated of a device. It's already a higher learning curve for most people, now they have to think about how to open their Smart Phone as well? I personally like the bar-style blackberry.. elegant, quick, and functional.
7. vzwfann15 (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 Jun 2009)
What is with Verizon keeping the same outdated music player on most of their higher end phones like the Rogue and Alias 2? And is anyone else fed up with their new "data plans" for the EnvTouch and Rogue?
8. annonymous_man (unregistered)
The Samsung Alias 2 to which we are all discussing is a great phone. It's not as feature rich as an Android phone, or an iPhone but it is a good smartphone and is better than most feature phones I've had earlier. Very sadly mine just died recently -- not sure when/how but it got water damage. Samsung Alias 2 I knew ye well. R.I.P.