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: 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
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
Summary: For $99.99, the Ally is a good Motorola Droid alternative for those more concerned with typing comfort than screen size. Not only is the Ally’s keyboard much better, but the phone is far more ergonomic. As long as you remember to bring your charger, the Ally is a good choice for heavy texters who want an Android smart phone at a reasonable price.
Pros: Good keyboard, Bright high-res touchscreen, Affordable price, Loud speaker,
Cons: Bland design, Short battery life, Smaller display than Motorola Droid, Camera struggles in low light,