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Cell Phone Comparisons
LG Ally vs. DROID Incredible by HTC

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May 12th, 2010


Key Differences

  • User interface: The HTC Incredible has HTC’s custom user interface called Sense built on top of Android, while the LG Ally has the standard Android interface known as the Google Experience with a number of custom LG widgets and Android enhancements. HTC’s Sense interface offers a number of advanced customization options for the Incredible, including sleek, custom HTC widgets, and the ability to change the layout and icons on the home screens depending on what the user is doing. Of course, it all comes down to a personal preference, and many users may prefer one interface over the other.  Both devices are powered by Android version 2.1.
  • Keyboard: The LG Ally has a physical QWERTY keyboard that slides from the side of the device in addition to the standard Android virtual on-screen QWERTY keyboard.  The Incredible lacks a physical QWERTY keyboard, but of course also has an effective virtual QWERTY keyboard.  If you are simply not a big fan of on-screen keyboards, the Ally may be a better option.
  • Camera: At 3.2-megapixels, the LG Ally is a relatively mid-range camera in today’s world of highly sophisticated mobile cameras. The HTC Incredible, on the other hand, is equipped with a powerful 8-megapixel camera. Particularly for those planning on printing photos taken with their mobile phone, the Incredible’s camera may be a selling point.  Both cameras are equipped with autofocus, and the Ally has a flash while the Incredible has a somewhat brighter dual LED flash.
  • Power: The LG Ally is a powerful device in its own right, but the DROID Incredible by HTC is at the top of its class, armed with the latest processor and more RAM than the Ally.  The Incredible has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM, while the Ally has a 600 MHz processor and 256MB of RAM.  While the difference may not be significantly noticeable in most day-to-day operations (e.g. checking email), the Incredible will outperform the Ally, particularly when many applications are running simultaneously.
  • Storage space: Right out of the box, the DROID Incredible offers twice the storage space of the Ally thanks to 8 gigabytes of on-board storage (6.6GB available to the user). The LG Ally comes with a 4GB microSD card pre-installed.
  • Display: Although the same resolution (480×800 pixels), the DROID Incredible (3.7-inch) has a larger display than the Ally (3.2-inch).
  • Size & weight: Because of its lack of a physical QWERTY keyboard, the DROID Incredible by HTC is somewhat smaller and lighter than the Ally, although the Ally also has a smaller display than the Incredible.

Side-By-Side Comparison

LG Ally HTC Incredible
LG Ally DROID Incredible by HTC
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Interface Standard Google Experience HTC Sense
Operating System Android Android
Screen Size 3.2″, 480 x 800 Pixels 3.7″, 480 x 800 Pixels
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Wireless Capabilities
3G Capable Yes Yes
Global Roaming No No
WiFi Yes Yes
Mobile Hotspot No No
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Voice-dialing Yes Yes
Messaging Capabilities
IM Yes Yes
Text Yes Yes
Video Yes Yes
Mobile Email Yes Yes
Outlook Support Yes Yes
View MS Office Attachments Yes Yes
Web Browser Yes Yes
Camera Megapixels 3.2 8.0
Apps Android Market Android Market
TV Out No Yes
Video Yes Yes
Music Options Yes Yes
Memory Capacity 4GB microSD card pre-installed (support for 16GB microSD) 8GB on-board (expandable with microSD)
Keyboard Virtual & Physical QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Removable Battery Yes Yes
Weight 5.57 oz 4.59 oz
Dimensions 2.22″ x 4.56″ x 0.62″ 2.3″ x 4.63″ x 0.47″
Processor Speed 600 MHz 1GHz Snapdragon
RAM 256 MB 512 MB
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) Not yet available $149.99

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18 Responses to “LG Ally vs. DROID Incredible by HTC”

  • pawowgold
    April 16, 2012

    very good, it’s very useful to me, thank you very much!

  • The ally is… Rather shody when it comes to durability, it is great for it’s price however, keep in mind that it won’t ship with newer Android technology, nor will it have flash… Ever. The incredible on the other hand is an amazing phone, and it wasn’t fair to compare these phones. The only thing that the ally has over the incredible is accessibility when it comes to screen rotation along with testing. The ally is very laggy over the course of a year so take not of what you download and be sure to not download anything portable, the phones amazingly delicate. I am still getting acquainted with the incredible, but I’m nonetheless delighted with it and I recommend it.

    • Yes, as you can see in my previous comment the grammar/word correction on the incredible isn’t very top notch.

  • I’ve got the ally, which is great for texting. The keyboard is amazing! It could use better battery life, and it’s not the phone you want if you’re looking to put music or a TON of games on it, too, but if you’re looking for a phone to text, make calls, and search the internet, THIS is the one for you.

  • jershon jimenez
    December 8, 2010

    Incredible Incredible Incredible….for those that love the ally u just say u do because you don’t have the incredible the ally is garbage except for face to face calls there is nothing out there that the incredible can’t do forget the iPhone 4 and the Evo only thing they got that incredible doesn’t is face to face calls (video calls) ….point being the ally is trash don’t get it you will be disappointed and trust me with enough use of virtual keyboard you will get use to it if that’s your complain..peace!

  • dnt need to know
    November 22, 2010

    u peeps r no help with all these different opinions i was going towards the ally then i was thinking incredible looks cool i got to go to verizo9n and check this out

  • I got the ally and went through 4 phones in a month. Lg has got to fix the bugs then it would be a great phone. Battery life sucks, going with the increbile

  • Thank you for all the reviews it really helped me on deciding between these 2 phones. I think I will go with the Ally I like an actual keyboard. Like the one reviewer said ” I phone is the only virtual keyboard ” I really need a keyboard!

  • I hav the Ally and it’s awesome

  • One error in your review. The Incredible does not support voice dialing at least with bluetooth. You should also mention battery life could not get more than 4-5 hours on a charge with the incredible.

  • I recently tried both these phones. For someone with larger hands, the physical keyboard really makes a huge difference. The iPhone is the only virtual keyboard i’ve ever been able to use and even it’s hard to navigate. The droid has the better processor and screen, but if you’re not running 3D games all the time, I’ll take the Ally (Which was free online with my upgrade) over the Incredible. I’ve been using my Ally now for nearly a month and it does everything i need it to do. Having access to the android market is a plus! I have had no problems with touch screen at all, it’s been very responsive. If you’re rich and have smaller hands, go for droid, if you’re trying to save some cash, the Ally is the next best thing.

  • Anyone can compare battery lifes (in real life use)?
    BTW, Ally is free with renewal vs. $150 for incredible @DELL

  • rubikscube10111
    July 4, 2010

    The ally is a great phone.. I had a choice between the ally or the.incredible. I picked up the incredible demo at the store and tried to find the physical keyboard, the thing is there was none.so I looked at the droid and pulled out that qwerty keyboard and laughed at the desighn and cryed at how horrible the thing looked. Then I picked up the ally and fell directly in love with it, I purchased it aqnd use it every hour of every day

  • i had the Motorola Droid and now I have the Ally. I like the Ally better.

  • One major difference I saw between these phones: the touch screen on the Incredible was more like the touch screen on the Motorola Droid or the iPhone. The touch screen on the Ally was more like the touch screen on the enV Touch or the Dare.

  • pat7177
    May 23, 2010

    the incredible is much better, no competition. Bigger screen, and a 1GHz processor is great

  • Gregg
    May 18, 2010

    Does it do BT Voice Dialing? That is, I can initiate a call without touching the phone.

  • Buddy
    May 15, 2010

    Thank you so much – this is incredibly helpful! Exactly what I was looking for to help me compare and understand these 2 new phones better. Thank you! :)

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