LG GD900 Crystal

That LG can build attractive cell phones, the Koreans have demonstrated several times. The most recent example of the good hand of the designer is the GD900 Crystal, a touch screen phone that can await you in addition with a sliding keypad and illuminated touchpad.

  1. LG GD900 Crystal
  2. Data sheet

Another highlight of the 469 euro expensive UMTS model is the display in the 3-inch format. The display offers not only a high resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, but also a magnificent display of all content. Especially videos and photos presented in extremely hot and provide almost a plastic representation.

S-class knows how to please

Not less attractive shine the content of in-house user interface called S-class, which provide some optical AHA effect. So, the menu offers four levels of standby for multimedia content, widgets, photo contacts, and links. The user can back and forth used with a simple wipe across the screen between the various levels and set the content. However, Crystal when operating is often approved a small Memorial second. A bar with four icons provides access to the telephony function, the messages, all contacts, and the main menu at the bottom of the screen at any time.

The LG in landscape mode displays individual functions such as the main menu, the Gallery, the music player, the HTML browser and the news. E-Mails and short messages can be text input via a virtual QWERTY keyboard. The slide-out keypad is helpful, otherwise but largely useless for entering phone numbers.

Multimedia is the key

The facilities will focus clearly on multimedia. A 8-megapixel lens will appear in extended numerical keyboard with photo light on the back of the touchscreen slider; the camera via a two-stage Hardkey to the side of the device is started. The photo features are quite lush with auto focus, image stabilizer and ISO setting. What comes out at the end, can be seen: the image quality is good.

Acoustically, the LG has also a lot to offer. So the stylish music player convinces not only visually display the album artwork, but especially since the supplied good quality in-ear Headphone Earphone are also phonetically. Who rather wants to dock his favorite listener, can do so via an adapter. The LG in terms of memory is good for a surprise: whopping 1.6 GB are the owner for free filling available, via MicroSD slot you can drill the space even further.

The data standards the LG thanks to HSDPA leaves no wish unfulfilled up to 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi, EDGE and Bluetooth with the stereo audio, SIM access, and phone book access profile. Only a GPS receiver for navigation is on the missing list.

Endurance on low level

Unfortunately, also the Crystal shows a problem observed in recent times more often for LG cell phones: an Outspoken endurance weakness. The GD900 comes with the typical endurance time on less than four hours and the standby time is eleven days not just at a high level. Only the pure talk time of nearly seven hours in the GSM – and over three hours in the UMTS usage can convince. To make matters worse, that the reception is only tepid. A real ray of hope is well understandable acoustics in both directions.

Conclusion: Primarily for design fans

This LG sold his GD900 Crystal well below value, because the Design handy is fun with its excellent display and the thick trim package. In addition, the handling can convince in the sum. Anyone looking for a special cell outside the mainstream, which should look at closer the Crystal in any case.

LG GD900 Crystal

Manufacturer LG
Price €439.00
Rating 348.0 points
Test procedure 1.0


Technical data and test results

Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 1612
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
Width x height (mm) 39 x 64
Resolution (pixels) 480 x 800
Number of colors / type 16700000 / TFT
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 7.2 /.
Wi-Fi standard 802.11b / g
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / 3.5 mm jack on the headset
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode > 6 /.
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 4 / 2
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
Web browser / WAP /
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 8
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / a LED light
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 720 x 480 / 30
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 9 / /
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner – / /
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) 1.36 / 1,470
Stand by time (days) 11
typical endurance (hours) 3:56
Talk time D-network 6:39 am
Talk time E network 6:51 am
Talk time UMTS network 3:08
Weight (grams) 119
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 105 x 54 x 14
Endurance (max. 115) poor (56)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 35
Endurance standby (35) 21
Facilities (max. 175) well (136)
System [: (15)] 9
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (25) 23
Connectivity (20) 17
Phone functions (15) 14
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 3
Web browser (10) 10
Camera (15) 13
Music and video (15) 13
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 3
Navigation (10) 2
Handling (max. 125) well (96)
Manageability (40) 34
User interface (60) 41
Processing quality (20) 18
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measured values (max. 85) satisfactory (60)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 19
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 11
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 15.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) satisfactory (348)
tested in connect 11/09