Summary: The LG Ally is a decent mid-range Android device in Verizon's portfolio, though I would have a hard time recommending it over other Android-powered devices like the DROID and the DROID Incredible. Though the keyboard is easy to use and offers a great typing experience, the lag and occasional screen issues were present enough to where I would have a challenging time using the Ally on a daily basis. Play with it in the store, but be sure to compare it to the other...
Pros: Nice addition to Verizon's Android lineup; physical QWERTY keyboard is nice and easy to use.
Cons: Erratic touchscreen; laggy at times; a bit bulky.
Conclusion: In my opinion, the LG Ally makes a great little entry level Android smartphone. The $49.99 price is a bargain. Sure, this phone isn’t a speed demon, but it has enough features (WiFi, microSD slot, good camera and sliding keyboard) to make it a worthy choice for someone trying to decide if a smartphone is the right choice for them.
Pros: Price, Call send / end buttons, Keyboard layout with dedicated number keys, Camera has very good macro capability, Call quality / volume
Excerpt: Released in May, 2010, the LG Ally was the first LG Android handset to hit the U.S. Featuring some lower end specs for entry level customers and a physical QWERTY keyboard, the LG Ally is a solid phone. But does it have what it takes to really break into...
Summary: For better or worse, my final thoughts on the LG Ally are much like the phone itself: boring. In a time where a new Android ‘superphone’ seems to be announced every other week, it’s hard to get worked up over a mid-range handset. However, if you’re not one for bells and whistles, and are simply looking for a solid, well built Android device, that can likely hold its own when paired against rowdy teenagers, then the Ally is worth a look – as long as you can find the Ally...
Conclusion: If you’re stripped for cash and feel like having a smartphone is simply a fashion statement (not that anyone will go “Ohhhh” when they see the Ally’s plastic body) than the Ally is good enough to make phone calls, or make a check-in on Foursquare (or use the official Twitter app, which shows no lag). There’s also a strange problem I’ve found with the Ally: Google Earth doesn’t show up for it.
Pros: Android 2.1 for a budget slider, Snappy and great camera, Decent QWERTY slide-out
Cons: Design is uninspired, Is bulky, and heavy, Completely made out of plastic, Battery life can be short
the LG Ally Cell Phone - Verizon Wireless
I really want to like the
more than I do, but it's hard. I like the overall design of the phone, it's very solidly built, and the battery life is better than I expected. Unfortunately the display is fine indoors, but unusable outdoors, and the voice quality and camera are somewhat disappointing.
The price is quite reasonable, however, so if you're a bargain-conscious consumer you should still consider the Ally.
Pros: Really nice keyboard, Solid construction, Excellent battery life
Excerpt: Features latest Android 2.1, great slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 MP camera, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth and EV-DO REV. A. Photo quality is below expectations, the handset doesn’t have Verizon’s V Cast apps. LG Ally has a 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen with 480×800 pixels resolution. It supports 262,144 colors. The phone has a 3.2 megapixel camera which records 640×480 VGA videos.
Review of LG's solid Ally Android phone for Verizon
21 May 2010
Summary: The LG Ally is an affordable, yet powerful Android 2.1 powered smartphone that works on Verizon Wireless' 3G network. At launch, it costs $99.99 with a two-year contract - half what the Motorola DROID costs. And like the DROID, it sports a speedy 600MHz processor, a wide-VGA resolution touchscreen, and a slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard with a d-pad controller.
Pros: Great call quality, solid hardware, high-res touchscreen, fantastic keyboard
Cons: Software glitches, vanilla music player, only 3.2mp camera