"The Best Phone I've Ever Used!"5.0 starson by Arthur-Ceballos
Pros: + Keypad is very nice
+ It's not as heavy as the Motorola Droid
+ Battery lasts for about 8 hours
+ The GPS rocks
Cons: - There are some preexisting apps
Summary: I've used the LG Ally, iPhone 4, iPhone 3, the Verizon Razzle, the Samsung Glyde and a bunch of other phones. I think LG Ally is the best one out of all of these.
1. There's a keypad! Unlike the iPhones.
2. The keypad is very nice in that there are gaps between keys, so, there's less of a chance you click on more than one key at a time, unlike the Motorola Droid, on which the keys are not separated.
3. It's not as heavy as the Motorola Droid, and has a pleasant shape, as opposed to the Droid which is boxish.
4. I dropped it while walking on the road a few times, it split open completely, the battery fell in one place, the cell phone base fell elsewhere. It worked without ANY problems for months after I dropped it. I still have mine, and it's still working beautifully.
5. The battery lasts for about 8 hours. It did decrease a little after about a year of use, but I guess that's natural.
6. The GPS rocks. When I take the wrong turn, it instantly recalculates it and comes up with a new route. I've used the iPhone 4 navigator with Verizon, and it's not nearly as fast.
7. It didn't cost a penny when I bought it - because I extended my Verizon contract. For something that was literally free, it worked AMAZINGLY well.
8. I'm not sure if this is a characteristic of all android phones, but, I love the way Google apps and features are integrated into the Ally. Gmail, Calendar, Maps, and so many other Google services are just in there, it's great, because I rely on Google services a lot.
I'm seriously contemplating switching back from my iPhone 4 to LG Ally. The only reason I wanted the iPhone is because it has an iPod, and I can connect it to my cassette adapter in the car, and listen to the music. I couldn't do that with my Ally, although, I'm sure there are other ways to listen to stuff on the Ally in the car (Bluetooth and whatnot). The cassette adapter thing is the only way I know how.
Stuff I don't like about the Ally:
1. There are some preexisting apps (which I never use), and I wish there was a way to uninstall them, but the Ally doesn't allow you to. The bad part is they automatically start running, even after killing the tasks using the application - Advanced Task Killer.
2. A few apps like Angry Birds which take up a lot of space and memory tend to have a lag. I had to uninstall it to stop it from slowing the entire phone down.
And that's pretty much it.
I'd probably switch back to the Ally if I had the option, but my aunt bought the new iPhone for me, and I don't want her to feel bad.
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