"Awesome phone!!!"4.5 starson by Jannie82
Pros: Vibrant screen, availability of apps, pretty intuitive for a first-time "smart phone" user, easy to customize
Cons: Touch keyboard is a little too sensitive and I kinda miss "speed dial", and the battery life is short compared to my EnV, but that's to be expected in a smart phone.
Summary: I've had this phone for five days and I absolutely LOVE it! I can't stop playing with it and finding all the cool new things it does!
I'm a first-time smart phone user and to me the size is perfect, small enough to fit everywhere, but large enough to know if it's missing. I've seen other reviews that slam the design, but I find the simple design very appealing - after all it's a phone, not a sports car. I like the black on black as it shows less wear than other colors or something metallic.
I loved the fact that it was really simple for me to pair my bluetooth, change ringtones, download and use the available applications mostly without having to consult the user guide. I did need a little help with the contacts function, although I'm not sure whether that was the phone or the user.
The Ally has a fabulous qwerty keyboard for those of us who still desire a physical one. The buttons have a super tactile feel and are spaced nicely.
For me, the camera does just what I want it to - it takes pictures. No, it isn't going to take the place of my "real" camera, but I don't want it to. I only use my phone to capture the unexpected photo op - and this phone does that perfectly. II was tickled it had a flash! I'm still figuring out all the stuff you can do with your photos on it.
Over all I don't have any complaints. This is a nifty little phone that packs a lot of features into a super reasonable price point. If you're looking for a great phone with lots of features that won't break the bank - the Ally is for you!