Sunday, August 09, 2009
There are many phones applied advanced technology to their functionality recently, like running on 800 MHz CPU in Omnia II, Android features in HTC Hero, 3.5" touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard on Nokia N97. However, if talking about innovative design, I can only think of Motorola Aura. In the rare cases, LG actually comes up with something innovative, GD900 Crystal with transparent keypad. I have already fall for it at my first sight. Can’t wait to check it out and bring it home.
What’s inside? LG GD900 Crystal, a battery, a charger, a data cable, a handsfree set, a pouch, a CD-ROM as well as a user’s guide.
LG Crystal with 3”display and isn’t the most compact slider phone at 105 x 52.5 x 13.5 mm. But feels solid in your hand. And looks a bit like the LG Arena.
Slide it open to reveal the Crystal's most extraordinary feature: translucent keypad. It looks really fascinating, especially in the dark. The keypad and the sliver body match pretty well here.
Undoubtedly the see-through keypad is really nice here. It illuminates a cool glow that reflects the phone’s sleek. The touch sensitive keypad is smooth and quite responsive. But needa remind you guys that the keypad can’t be used with either stylus or gloves as it only response with heat sensation as the display does.
The right side of the Crystal hosts the camera key and the volume rocker. Those are average in size.
At the opposite side, it hosts the microUSB port which covered by a small plastic lid to prevent it from getting all dusty.
The top of the LG Crystal features the On/Off button which is also used to lock the device display.
Turn to the back, you may find that the most of the entire LG GD900 body is covered with a thin layer of transparent plastic.
When slide it open, you may see the 8 megapixel camera, the self-portrait mirror and the LED flash. Right next to them is the microSD card slot which is expandable to 32GB.
The LG Crystal’s uses the same S-class user interface we've seen on the LG Arena, which is in high accessible simultaneously from portrait mode to landscape mode. But it is running even more vim on Crystal.
Navigate the Web through fingertip rolling with LG Crystal. Also, it requires multi-touch, as does the main display, so you can pinch your fingers to zoom in or out easily.
Actually the transparent keypad is more than just gimmicky, see-through goodness-the keypad is a touch-sensitive controller, too. That means you can use it to move through menus, navigate the Web, and even write using handwriting recognition. See~ we are writing the PLEMIX here. It is quite accurate and responsive.
LG Crystal is the first device that feels like it’s from the future. The inside is the same as LG Arena, but far more impressive with the phone slide open. The transparent glass sensor keyboard is quite genuinely new and innovative. Actually, you may have completely different experience with typing, browsing and viewing photos on Crystal.
LG GD900 Crystal Video Review
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