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LG GD900 Crystal

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of LG GD900 Crystal. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The durability and design are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the price and reliability. Comments about the screen and performance are mixed.

usability, design, durability, portability, size

camera, GPS navigation, connectivity, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG GD900 Crystal is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG GD900 Crystal

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of LG GD900 Crystal from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Crystal GD900 SIM-Free Mobile PhoneLG Crystal GD900 SIM-Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG GD900 Crystal

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of LG GD900 Crystal from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The screen also gets good feedback.

usability, screen, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG GD900 Crystal Clear GSM Quad Band Phone Unlocked--International Version with No WarrantyLG GD900 Crystal Clear GSM Quad Band Phone Unlocked--International Version with No Warranty

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

LG GD900 Crystal review

 

Is the first transparent phone clearly just a gimmick?

Cool trackpad ; Improved texting accuracy ; Great video recording ; Well-built chassis

Poor camera ; Unpredictable touchscreen ; No GPS ; High price point ; Touch sensitive buttons are too sensitive

Overall, a novel handset, but we're not sure that it's one that will capture the hearts of the phone-buying public in the face of other, cheaper, feature phones

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

LG GD900 Crystal - Pocket-lint

 

The transparent keypad actually works. It's something of an odd ball, but it stands out from the crowd

Range of input options, keypad works, unique, S-Class UI, respectable camera performance

No GPS, no 3.5mm jack, input options can get a little confusing

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

LG Crystal GD900

 

It's clear why the LG Crystal GD900 isn't your average phone, but what's it like to use?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: ikhil Pradhan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG GD900 Crystal review

 

The LG GD900 Crystal scores high on features but a glaring fault is the lack of GPS. For a phone that costs as much as the Crystal does, LG's decision to not give it any navigation tools looks decidedly strange. Overall connectivity is taken care of by...

The LG GD900 Crystal is a little too expensive to justify the bad camera and the lack of GPS. For a phone that is clearly targeted at users looking for an all-purpose premium product, LG should have ensured that the camera was better and the UI more...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

LG Crystal GD900 Review

 

LG's Crystal is a glam handset with show-off features to impress friends. It has two touch-sensitive interfaces: a touchscreen and then an innovative version of a keypad. Instead of buttons, the slide-out…

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

LG Crystal GD900 review -

 

Not only is the ?see thru? keypad a real novelty, it also works expertly in tandem with web browsing and adjusting the camera

Despite its eight-megapixel status, the Crystal is not the best camera phone LG has produced

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Mobiles (mobiles.co.uk)

LG GD900 Crystal: First Impressions!

 

With the dust barely settled from the announcement of the worlds first phone to feature a fully transparent keypad, Mobiles.co.uk have managed to get hold of an LG GD900 Crystal over a month before it's officially due to launch here in the UK. Read on...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

LG - GD900 Crystal

 

Mobile phone manufacturers try hard to differentiate each handset they produce in terms of both looks and services. This can result in some quite bizarre looking devices, or, as in the case of the Crystal GD900 ...

There is no denying that the gesture controls and transparent number pad are both novel and impressive. We aren't convinced they won't start to feel gimmicky after a short while, though. The absence of GPS and Wi-Fi both irritate, and there are better...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: James (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

LG GD900 Crystal review

 

A phone with a transparent keypad, surely not. But yes that's the major selling point behind LG's latest creation, the LG GD900 Crystal. The question is though, is it any good or just a selling gimmick? The LG GD900 Crystal ...

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Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

If you are a fan of LG phones I would suggest purchasing the Arena or the Viewty and if you are open to other manufactures then go get a Samsung Jet. It does the same job as the Crystal only so much better.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AC3, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player:No / Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64 / 72
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Call management

Call timer: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:1500 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:32 / 33.5
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

3G: Yes
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / EDGE, GPRS, wcdma
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Browser supported:xHTML 1.1, HTML 4.01
Interface:microUSB / microUSB 2.0 / USB / USB 2.0
Networking type:GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA / GSM/HSDPA / GSM/UMTS
Operating Frequency:850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 / 850/ 900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100 / 850/900/1800/2100
Picture resolution:max 3264 x 2448
Playable formats:MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA / MP3, AAC/AAC+/E-AAC+/AMR-NB/WB/WB+, WMA/WMAPro, Ogg-Vorbis, AC3, MID / MP3, AAC/AAC+/E-AAC+/AMR-NB/WB/WB+, WMA/WMAPro, Ogg-Vorbis, AC3, MIDI / MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / WiFi

Phone features

Embedded games:2
Form factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, To-do list / Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Power

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):4 / 6
Video call time:2

Technical Details

Colour of product:Silver
Subscription type:No subscription
Technical features:Dolby Mobile, S-Class Touch UI / S-Class Touch UI
Type:Feature phone
User manual recycled paper: Yes

Video

Frame rate:30
Video call: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480
Video compression formats:3gp, DivX, H.263, Mpeg4 / DIVX, MPEG4, XVID

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.34 / 1.35
Height :10.5
Weight:105 / 120 / 127
Width:5.25 / 5.28
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