Review: LG Ally
LG's first Android phone for the U.S. scores well on most counts, but misses the mark in a few places. It feels like a smartphone that has been stuffed into the shell of a feature phone. Does it fit?
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LG has taken a slightly different approach with its first Android handset for the U.S. Rather than stuff it full of premium features and compete head-to-head against the high-end Droids, LG decided to mate Google's smartphone platform with the body of a feature phone. The result leaves the Ally hard to classify. It excels at ease-of-use when it comes to the Android operating system, but multimedia capabilities are a mixed bag at best.
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