Today for review I’ve got another phone for you, this time one for the Verizon network, it’s the LG Ally, an Android based phone that they’re calling a superphone.The Ally is running the newer version of Android, and for the most part it seems similar to other versions, but it does seem much snappier and quicker, but it could be the hardware in the phone that helps that along.
The Ally also features a decent 3.2Mp camera that even has a macro mode, so read on to learn more about a fairly decent phone from Verizon and LG…So now that the video is out of the way, in the box you’ll find a USB charger, USB cable, documentation and the phone itself.
The Ally has a nice large screen, it’s colorful and clear even in bright light, expect direct sunlight of course.
Below the screen you’ll find two soft touch buttons and below those you’ll find four hardware buttons for call, home, menu and end call.
The back is fairly plain except for logos and the camera along with it’s flash: On the top you’ll find an audio port, left side you’ll find volume and USB, on the right side you’ll see micro SD slot and camera button.
The LG Ally is a slider and it opens to reveal a nice sized QWERTY keyboard that has full number line and directional pad.
Specifications: Be ready for anything with LG Ally by your side.
Talking or texting, touching or typing, uploading or downloading, this multi–talented superphone does it all—and does it with style.
What you’ll see up front is an ergonomic silver–and–black case, tempered glass touchscreen, micro SDslot, and touchscreen–qwerty keyboard combo; underneath, the Ally gives you the ability to customize home screens, and switch from surfing the web and emailing to text messaging and updating your social status.
Plus turn–by–turn directions from Google Maps gets you to the action, fast and the 3.2mp camera/video captures your heroic or ordinary moments.
And with 30,000 apps in the Android Market you’ll be ready for any adventure today—and a new one tomorrow.
GENERAL: * Android™ 2.1 OS; Google Experience Device * Integrated Google and Facebook Contacts in LG Socialite * Push Gmail and Exchange, Google Calendar * 4GB micro SD pre–installed * Wi-Fi Capable * Bilingual Interface: English/Espanol * S-GPS and a GPSCapable * Speakerphone * MP3 Ringtones * Embedded Ringtones, Vibrating Alerts, and Silent * Phone Book Contact Capacity Dependent upon Optional Removable Memory * Device insurance available * TTY compatible * Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T3 SPECIFICATIONS: * All Digital, 800/1900 MHz CDMA, EVDO Rev A * Chipset: MSM7627, 600MHz * Memory: ROM 512MB, RAM 256MB * Dimensions: 4.56″ (H) x 2.22″ (W) x 0.62″ (D) * Weight: 5.57 ounces * Usage Time: Up 450 minutes OR * Standby Time: Up to 500 hours * SAR: Head: 1.36 W/kg; Body: 0.74 W/Kg The main menu is a 3D looking interface where when you scroll it goes off in the distance at the top of the screen sort of like the opening of Star Wars does, or at least that’s what it reminds me of..