Review LG Ally (Verizon) Review of Reviews

LG_Ally Full.jpgLG Ally Rated 3.7 out of 5 by Wireless and Mobile News' Review of Reviews

The LG Ally is part of the many Android 2.1 smartphones from Verizon, which leads reviewers to compare it to the Droid by Motorola, Motorola Devour and Droid Incredible. Some reviews noticed that the LG Ally is solid, fast and stable.  All the reviewers found the QWERTY keyboard was excellent and easier to use than the Droid.

The best features of the LG Ally are that it can use 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi which transmits further and faster, excellent voice quality, easy-to-access external microSD slot, good 3.2 megapixel camera, LG social interface, auto-adjust sensors and the excellent QWERTY keyboard

Reviewer reactions to the processor speed vary with some reviewers calling the LG Ally an entry-level smartphone.  The media and video player worked well. Some liked that the LG Ally is comfortable to hold but others found the 3.2 inch touchscreen to be too small.

LG smartphones generally have their own style and shape. With so many Android keyboarded smartphone choices this where your hands come in handy. The original launch date for the LG Ally was May 20, which has been delayed until May 27 when you can go into your local Verizon store and try out the keyboard for yourself. 

The LG Ally available is priced at $99.99 after a $100
mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement, it available for
pre-order. Customers will
receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers
may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Don't forget
to use the
Instant Phone Rebate Only Available with Online Purchase

coupon-link to
avoid waiting for a rebate (after you try it out in the store.)

It has not been revealed yet if LG Ally 
qualifies for the Verizon Buy-One-Get-One 3G smartphone free deal. We do
know that on the first day of sale of the
often sold-out Droid Incredible was elligible
for buy one-get-one free.

Michael A. Prospero at Laptop, rated the LG Ally 3.5 out 5, for its great keyboard (optimized for thumbs) and light weight. The screen could be too small for some and the processor is not the fastest. The LG Ally is rounded and comfortable to hold, high-res touchscreen is bright and the loud speaker works weel.  You don't have to open it to access the microSD card. The 600 MHz processor is fairly snappy. The LG Ally is loaded withThinkFree Office for editing and reading Microsoft Office Documents, Amazon MP3 store, Facebook, MySpace, and  the very useful Socialite. 

Jamie Lendino at PCMag rated the LG Ally 3.5 out 5, he liked the excellent voice quality, sharp camera, and excellent QWERTY keyboard.  He found the CPU to be sluggish the screen, small and voice dialing app subpar. The LG Ally is for those can't afford the power of the Droid Incredible or like the Droid by Motorola's keyboard. He found the LG Ally to be clunky. He liked that it can use 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi  and the great sounds. Music played smoothly. He suggests that since the monthly cost is the same power users may prefer other Verizon Android phones.

Lisa Gade at MobileTech Review rated the LG Ally 4 out of 5 and called it solid and "speaks of  reasonable quality." Theme switcher lets you switch from Google to LG's UI.The 3.2" touchscreen is sharp bright and responsive. She found the processor responsive and liked the features of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS,  microSD, and dedicated camera button. Call quality was excellent, data speeds rival the Droid by Motorola. The photos were sharp. She conlcudes that the it's fast, stable and great for the price. It will trounce the Devour. Business users may miss the Verizon apps and V CAST.