the samsung alias is a very good phone for medium to intermediate texters. the keyboard is slightly small for my fingers but if you have fairly small fingers this does not matter. the camera is one of the owrst things because it does not have a zoom unless you take very low resolution pictures. a very good advantage to texting on this phone is the voice input mode which allows you to speak and the speaker will interpet what you say and write it down. it is very good if you only have one hand or are not bothered to type. but the down side is it is very inaccurate unless you enunciate your words and pause between every word. this is not a good internet phone it really sucks. this phone is a really good phone for music because it has two large speakers on the main screen. but if you want to use ear phones you have to buy special headphones. one last thing is the two way flip it looks really cool but it seems so easy to break if you run into someone the wrong way there goes the phone.