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 touchscreen 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.
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: Do you need an excuse to do something fancy? Let's take the GD900 from LG. It has a transparent keypad that slides out, adding to what is a full-touch device. Is this just LG showing off, or is this a phone you actually want to live with? Ignoring the slider to begin with, you have a svelte handset, measuring 105 x 52.5 x 13.5mm and weighing 126g. It nestles well into the hand, with soft edges and a pretty solid feel throughout, if a little plasticy.
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