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: ‘World’s first transparent keypad’ sounds like a totally pointless gimmick and if that’s all it was, we’d be the first to agree. Besides having touch-sensitive buttons, the other feature of the Crystal’s numeric keypad is the ability to enter characters and make gestures that can open applications, move the virtual mouse pointer around a web page or zoom in and out of images. It makes using the phone easy, and the S-Class user interface is excellent for a non-smartphone.
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.