LG Crystal Review: Stylish Slider Touchscreen Phone
1 June 2011
Excerpt: The LG GD900 Crystal is the world’s first crystal-clear design handset, which boasts of a stylish transparent keypad and a rich set of avant-garde features. Get more insight on its features, design, user-interface, and performance in this detailed...
Summary: The touch-screen LG GD900 Crystal's transparent, touch-sensitive, glass keypad looks cool but is pretty pointless. And, while two touch-sensitive surfaces mean there are more places to poke, it also means it's easy to make erroneous taps. While the phone sports plenty of interesting features, their implementation is sometimes lacking.
Pros: Responsive glass keypad lets you navigate without obscuring the screen; multitouch capability; Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity.
Cons: Unimpressive widgets; poor photos despite an 8-megapixel camera; sluggish at times; every surface is touch-sensitive so inadvertent taps are frequent.
Excerpt: There are quite a few fashion centric handsets out there that employ some really trendy as well as technologically advanced motifs to boost sales. These handsets also cater to a certain elitist group of consumers who don’t often care about features as long as the handset itself is designed to be shown off. The GD900 Crystal is just such a handset.
Conclusion: First of all the GD900 strikes you as a bit gimmicky, but that isn't really fair. The keypad does open up some interesting options for data input. The result is a hybrid handset and hybrids often suffer by not falling into one camp or another. The range of input options can leave you pressing the screen here and the keypad there, which does get a little disharmonious.
Pros: Range of input options, keypad works, unique, S-Class UI, respectable camera performance
Cons: No GPS, no 3.5mm jack, input options can get a little confusing
Summary: Damit verkauft LG sein GD900 Crystal deutlich unter Wert, denn das Designhandy macht mit seinem hervorragenden Display und dem dicken Ausstattungspaket richtig Spaß. Darüber hinaus kann in der Summe auch die Handhabung überzeugen. Wer ein besonderes Handy abseits des Mainstreams sucht, der sollte sich das Crystal auf jeden Fall näher anschauen.