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LG Crystal GD900 review

 Review: July 2009  
 

Last updated September 2010

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The Crystal continues LG's tradition of innovative design, with the world's first transparent keypad! The slide-down keypad is touch-sensitive and completely transparent, and the main display is touch-sensitive too.

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Review

LG are well known for innovation in their designs, and the Crystal is another unique design concept. It's the first mobile with a transparent keypad. Like the Samsung Tocco Ultra, the LG GD900 combines a touchscreen user interface with a slide-down numeric keypad. The difference here is that the keypad is touch-sensitive too and is completely transparent! There are no individual keys, just a flat transparent surface with numbers etched on it. You just need to press the right part of the surface to enter numbers. The main display is a large touch-sensitive screen, with a phenomenally high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and 16 million colours. It's larger than the Tocco Ultra screen too, at 3 inches diagonal. The main display uses LG's S-Class user interface with its hallmark rotating cube, as featured on phones like the LG Arena and Viewty Smart. There are some extra features such as gesture shortcut (draw a character on the touchscreen to access your music, inbox, etc - gimmicky!) and multi-finger touch (to control zooming, etc.) We like the user interface and we absolutely love the hi-res screen. Despite the novelty factor it works well and is perfectly usable.

However, although we were expecting to be blown away by the appearance of the phone, it took us all of 3 seconds for the novelty of the transparent keypad to wear off. There's nothing wrong with it, you understand, and it's quite cool to be able to touch a piece of transparent plastic and make it light up and do stuff, but it wasn't as cool as we were expecting it to be. Especially when you consider the huge price tag of this phone - something like £500 sim-free.

For a phone this expensive, it had better have more than just a see-through keypad and a snazzy screen! It does have an excellent camera, with an 8 megapixel sensor, face detection, autofocus and a high-quality lens. It has life's essentials, including an MP3 player, FM radio, web browser, high-speed internet (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps), WiFi and plenty of memory (1.5GB built-in plus a card slot), but surprisingly it doesn't have GPS.

It's a funny one, the Crystal. LG clearly tried hard at their brainstorming session, and came up with a good idea, but it's just far to expensive to become a popular handset. Buy it if the design works for you and you have buckets of disposable cash. Otherwise, you'd be better off with a conventional touchphone like the LG Viewty Smart or a touch-slide like the Samsung Tocco Ultra.

Update (September 2010): One year on, the price of the Crystal is more reasonable, but user reviews indicate a tendency for the phone to freeze.


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Reviewed by Francis Westfield from England on 21st Mar 2012
Have used it day to day for three years. It still has the wow factor especially at night when the transparent keypad lights up and people ask how can it work when transparent? Brilliant 8 megapixel video camera which never seems to run out of video memory! However the blue clock which can be wiped off the screen has been wiped off for good (I don't know how I did that!). One of the games it has responds to your breath and that impresses! The MP3 player is excellent but the radio is only good for 3 or 4 station reception. Still it has a wow factor for people who have not seen it before - espevcially at night!
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Reviewed by dave from england on 24th Jan 2012
what a wast of £350 for a phone that's only worth £25 now just cause its see through.and its like new.should have put the money to better uses.live and learn
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Reviewed by Jehnavi from USA on 1st Sep 2010
Sexy officially ease of use, and a cell phone should look sexy, if she competes in the market the gadget stiff. LG is desperate to make something out of the box with this phone and we were stunned by the transparent keyboard of the handset. The keyboard can also be used as a touch-sensitive controller. To scroll through the items on the phone, all you have to do is slide your finger on the problem. It's like a laptop trackpad from. You can also squeeze on your keyboard to zoom in and out on photos. All this seems too good to be true. We do not know what the secret, but we must congratulate the LG.
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Reviewed by Michelle from UK on 23rd Aug 2010
I had this phone quite a few months, it's ok but nothing special, it was the transparent keypad that drew me to it and the fact you can use it as touch screen also. It has some good features such as wifi, 8mp camera and its easy to use. 2 things I really don't like about it is when someone rings me, due to the motion sensor the screen is blank when I pick it up and I have to move it around for it to show who is calling. The second thing is the alarm didn't always go off even though it showed as being set. Maybe this is just a fault on my phone, I don't know anyone else who's got one to compare it to? I would say the phone is more of a gimmick, there are better phones out there!
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Reviewed by Maria OB from UK on 18th Aug 2010
I had this phone for 8 months before the pcb blew,and I only purchased it in Oct 09!It kept on cutting out, freezing, and was impossible to turn off unless u removed the battery! It was well looked after (the cost alone made me swathe it in cotton wool!) I had returned it for repair, less than a month later it displayed the same faults once again..to date, I've still not received the phone back from the repair centre, and i dont want it back!!!...Plus points, well it looks good, thats about it, but cannot honestly say how well it worked, as I believe its never worked correctly No wonder stores no longer stock this phone! I believe that LG really stands for "Loadsa Grief"!!! WALK PAST ALL LG CRYSTAL PHONES, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED LOL!
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Reviewed by Ella from United Kingdom on 6th Aug 2010
It isnt a very good phone at all... i got this phone about a year ago and desperatly wanted it because as a 13 year old i was outstanded by the 8mp camera and the crystal keypad and the touch keypad. But it is actually rubbish. The phone freezes when i slide it up... it freezes when i slide it down... and when im at school and its in my blazer i find its turned itself off. I think people only buy it because of its amazing persuading features... but it is generally rubbish.
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Reviewed by Abi from St.Albans on 5th Aug 2010
Its a good phone and easy to use once you get used to it. I am 13 years old and got this phone when it first came out. The camera is quite good. However i dropped the phone and now have a mini crack in it.. also it gets a bit boring after a while. Also it is very easily scratched.
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Reviewed by Jack Frend from Bournemouth on 15th Jul 2010
Hi Wrote A Review On This Phone When I First Got It About A Year Ago. At The Time I Thought It Was Really Good, But A Month Into It I Found It Confusing To Work And A Bit Slow. Went To Get My Upgrade The Other Day And They Wanted To Know What My Last Phone Was And I Said, And They Said That It Has Never Been A Good Phone. I Have Now Got My New Toy 'The iPhone4' And Its A Outstanding Piece Of Technology. I Dont See What The Fuss Is About The Ariel Connection Loss! But Back To The LG Crystal, It Didnt Go Too Good With Me! :)
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Reviewed by Aoi from Singapore on 27th Jun 2010
Is there anyway to increase the memory space of text messages? I hate it when I have to keep deleting old messages. And I counted, and I only have 200+ messages in my phone and they say its full? The exterior is pretty and looks cool, but there are pretty much some internal problems such as phone hanging occasionally, not enough memory space for text messages etc.
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Reviewed by Cherry Coke from Singapore on 4th Jun 2010
I got this phone as a birthday present, but it started developing problems within a month. The phone ramdomly turned off, and the screen froze when texting often. when it turned off, you could just turn it back on, but it was annoying and uncomfortable to use. When the screen froze, you could turn the phone off then turn it back on, but this too was tiring, and you lost whatever you were texting. I tried to fix it in singapore LG service centers twice already, and the problems are still the same. The third time I asked to have it exchanged with a completly new one, and they said I would have to email their superiors. All in all, I would not recommend buying this model. It's very expensive with lots of problems. I've seen other people at the service center holding the same phone.
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Reviewed by Micha from Northampton, Uk on 22nd May 2010
I got this phone six months ago, and not a single problem! It can be a little bit slow at times, but besides that it's awesome. Looks cool, very reliable and fun to use. The camera is impressive and the sound quality is also good. And the internet is easily accesed through the phone with a wi fi system. The shortcuts are easy to use and quite amazing, no problems at all. Get this phone!
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Reviewed by julie t from uk on 21st May 2010
i do like my phone but the touch pad is a pain keeps cutting off had it back to o2 just a few months after getting it ,will be going in again today same thing .if you need to phone say your bank and need to answear security qustions pad keeps going off real pain
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Reviewed by tania alack from london on 7th May 2010
Got this phone as an upgrade and hate it. You have to keep pressing the touch screeen as its not as sensitive as it should be!!! charger broke after 2 months i am still trying to get another now resorted back to my old phone. The phone freezes when thios happens you have to turn it off and on again. advise to get something ese looks nice but is not worth the hassle
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Reviewed by hannah from england on 15th Apr 2010
i thought it was SOOO good at first, then 2 months later the slider got stuck and wouldnt slide up or down? it got stuck and i had to send it away for repair. i also think its very slow for loading texts and the inbox memory space is rubbish. however the camera is great and its fun to text on.
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Reviewed by E.G. from Canada on 28th Mar 2010
Good Phone, my boyfriend and I each got one and it had been great. But it was a few days afterwards where we both had the same reception problem. Mines had a glitch but nothing bad, its still working fine. But the Reception problem does bug me because I have to restart it and everything. I've had it for a week. Going to go back to check whats wrong. But otherwise, good phone.
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Reviewed by Joe from UK on 22nd Mar 2010
Good phone, looks great impresses everyone and very reliable (dropped in a pint of water and after three days in the airing cupboard still works fine!). Downsides are no apps, no GPS, and one very annoying problem when receiving a call sometimes the screen is blank and you cant see who's trying to contact you, so you cant really ignore anyone you don't want to speak to.
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Reviewed by shake from england on 17th Mar 2010
FORWARD TEXT! when it says quick reply or delete at the bottom of the text message received, scroll over that length ways and there you'll see forward :)
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Reviewed by big ris from u.k on 6th Mar 2010
must buy
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Reviewed by aimeh. from scotland. on 5th Mar 2010
yeah. this phone looks cool.. but i swear to god if i could go back 6 months and decided what phone i want then no i would choose this one. i go to take a photo, it turns itself off. i send a message to louise it sends it to aimee. it wont let me forward texts and i paid a £600 on it.
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Reviewed by Steffan from UK on 2nd Mar 2010
Yes its a nice looking phone but beware of the problems that will hit you in a few months time!!!Mine will not even turn on any more!!! but then agen when its working its 100000x better then the tocco ultra, the tocco ultra touch screen is very poor and i would not recomend any of these phones as I have had them both and sold them both letting someone else have the hasstle of dealing with them!!! want my advice?? Get a blackberry!!! Im not too sure how I have lived with out one all my life but now I would never have another phone apart from a blackberry as they have your life inside them and is a god send, Ive got the blackberry bold 9700 and its the best phone I have ever owned I am very happy to go into a 18month contract with it as I know it will not let me down!!! So just think before you buy these rubbish phones, get a blackberry :D.
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Reviewed by Luka from Croatia on 25th Feb 2010
A very nice and stylish phone.Overall experience is very positive and if you want to get noticed this is the phone for you!! Now a few tips:A lot people told that the phone keeps freezing,it's doesn't want to receive SMS and etc.This also happens on LG KP500 (Cookie).You need to erase some SMS and restart you phone.Unfortunaley this is the only way so far..for freezing it works to,but don't expect that this will fix the problem,but It can save you'r nerves :)
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Reviewed by Alun from Ireland on 18th Feb 2010
This is a must get phone best ever for me no problems and had for about 6 months if you want a slide phone this is the one for you
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Reviewed by Ismail from Jordan on 18th Feb 2010
I saw this mobile and it looks great but I have one question about it? can I lock the screen with a passcode? cos I tried it and there is a lock but cnouldn't find out if I can lock it with password. Can anyone help me in that?
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Reviewed by ethan from spain on 16th Feb 2010
best phone i ever had,im on the web browser now lol hehehe all my friends love the phone too!
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Reviewed by tina from united states on 13th Feb 2010
me and my husband jst got these phones on feb 11 2010 and so far its freezed on me like 2 times, it wont let me get on the internet, and when i send pic. msgs pple never get them... i dnt kno wht to do any suggestions. my carrier is thru tmobile and i live in pensacola, fl... plzzz help me cuz i dnt wnt 2 hve 2 send it bk!!
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Reviewed by Lupine from UK on 7th Feb 2010
I got this phone a few days ago, its pretty good, but it keeps freezing and the only way to revive it is to take the battery out. It seems that many people are having this problem... The camers is quite good and its a pretty good phone. Mine cost only £299 for the handset with no contract... If the battery goes really fast, its coz your supposed to leave it to charge overnight, even when it says its fully charged. Its in the manual. The manual is bad though, its very unclear and I have no idea how o create the gesters...any ideas?
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Reviewed by Katie from uK on 31st Jan 2010
i agree with alice. Its the best phone I've ever had
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Reviewed by alice from UK on 27th Jan 2010
a lot of reviews i've read have slagged this phone off. However for me this phone has been nothing but outstanding. As of yet and i've had this phone for roughly 6 months i have not found any fault at all! Its really easy to use, has all the features and looks incredibly impressive. thats all that is needed to say. When i was considering buying the phone i was looking at the reviews and was really devastated when i saw all the bad ones and really was thinking of no getting it. But to all those who are thinking of getting this phone i, i advise you to ignore the bad reviews because this is truly a fantastic phone!
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Reviewed by someonecare from KSA on 13th Jan 2010
I LOVE MY LG CRYSTAL >:) BUT I HAVE ONE QUESTIONABLE THING?? THAT I RECEIVE ALOT OF SMS AND NOW ITS KEEP SAYING DELET SOME TEXT TO GOT NEW ONCE, NO ENOUGH MEMORY .. !!?? BY THE WAY , I BOUGHT EXTERNAL MEMORY WITH 8GB BUT I COULD NOT FIX THE SETTING TO DIRICT THE SMS TO THAT EXTERNAL MEM. SO, ANY BODY HAS ANY IDEA?? THANX
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Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 11th Jan 2010
I got this phone when it came out, and I think it's brill! It took me a while to get used to it, but now it works a dream for me. It has a couple of bugs, but they are not frequent. Only buy this phone if you want to learn how to use it properly and have alot of patience, I have no regrets with this phone! I LOVE it :)
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Reviewed by sophie from Uk on 6th Jan 2010
Such a good phone, I do get the odd freze. but this phone is IT.
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Reviewed by andy from uk on 31st Dec 2009
ive had this phone 3 months now and it's not a bad phone when you get used to it . the only problem ive had with it ,is that it freezes up sometimes and ive got to take the battery out and reinsert it to correct the problem .this has happened 3 times since ive had the phone
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Reviewed by eugene tan from singapore on 28th Dec 2009
it sux. i own it but the camera feels like 0.3 mp... worst than my 5 year old handphone.
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Reviewed by ena from singapore on 24th Dec 2009
been usinq this phone for quite some time.. the battery life was abit crazy.. sometimes it can be of full bar, other minute it drop to 2 bar.. been wondering y it happen like this. transparent keypad was awesome juz that the sensitivity was abit off.. overall functions, speed for wifi was excellent.. didnt waste $798 for nothing.. well done.. myy friends were oso going WOW over it especially the keypad..
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Reviewed by Jace from Singapore on 11th Dec 2009
I brought this phone like 1 month ago too? Yup. I feel that the sensitivity of the phone is not there as compared to Iphone. The battery indicator have been fluctuating. When the phone battery bar indicate 2 bars, it means I left 2 hrs to charge my phone and it's standby time is weak. However, one thing I love about this phone is it's multi-purpose touch keys and people around me were going "gaga-ing" over this phone's keypad.
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Reviewed by natalie from england on 2nd Dec 2009
this phone is total rubbish i really really wish i did not get it. Since i got the phone in september the phone turns it self off, freezes ive had it repaired 4 times a new battery, a new handset given which was only given to me on the 27 nov n its already playing up. Im really fed up with this bit of rubbish.
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Reviewed by Millie from England on 30th Nov 2009
I had an LG Viewty which I loved so was really looking forward to this phone...but I hate this phone and really wish I had gone for an iphone. The screen freezes and I have to remove the battery to unfreeze. It rings people randomly while in your pocket or on receiving a text. Texts go to the wrong person...the list goes on... I am now the girl that cry's wolf as everyone just thinks my calls are the phone playing up!! Looks cool tho...
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Reviewed by NiK from United states on 30th Nov 2009
Best phone ever must buy !!!! xD :p
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Reviewed by Lin from England on 29th Nov 2009
It's great!! the design is just..amazing and the touch screen keypad is crazy - i love it soo much. This is the best phone i have ever bought. My friends are so jealous :)
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Reviewed by DANNI from ENGLAND on 20th Nov 2009
I THINK THIS PHONE IS AMAZING I HAVE GOT IT AND IT JUST BLOWS ME AWAY buy this phone !!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Melisa hartley from england on 18th Nov 2009
I think this phone is fantastic and has all that you need, it has now dropped the price to £349.95 and i think that is a very reasonable price for such a great phone, if you need a phone thats you can use every day this is the phone for you, it has most things you need the only thing it doesnt have is a GPS, however i dont find that need-able. i would say that this is my best phone i have EVER had! :)
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Reviewed by John Norris from England on 14th Nov 2009
This is the worst phone I have ever bought, completely useless - DO NOT BUY. The screen constantly freezes and I have to remove the battery upto 10 times a day.
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Reviewed by Emma from England on 11th Nov 2009
WHY DOES IT KEEP SWITCHING ITSELF OFF????????
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Reviewed by Lorna from England on 1st Nov 2009
this fone is amazing i have not had one before that is sooooooooooooo gd but i do find it hard because the touch on works by the heat of your fingers
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Reviewed by Jack Frend from England on 30th Oct 2009
This Phone Is Amaizing, it has amost everything, good memory, good camera etc. the best bit of the phone for me is i think the touch screen keypad, its soo clever. but if you put this phone under a microscope you can see thin lines going through the keypad, i done it at school during science because i wanteed to find out how it works. this phone is just amaizing. it really is. BUY THIS PHONE!
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Reviewed by Terry from Singapore on 29th Oct 2009
Love the phone ....well almost....copied over my address book but now my contact are last name first and first name last.....even my ICE (In Case of Emergency) number says “(Mum;ICE” but on a Sony Ericson and Nokia it would read ICE (Mum).....can't seem to find a function to swap the name orders...so now I have to manually redo my address book....Why on earth does this seem to be the only brand to reverse name orders?.........but for crying out loud, the operational manual doesn’t tell me anything useful. Only on here could I work out how to forward a message. I'm about to search the net ....why.... I wrote an SMS then selected the contact and now it tells me it's an MMS, how do I change it back again....let me consult the manual....grrrrrr Does anyone know if there is an online manual that is step by step on how to use this phone?
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Reviewed by chloe from england on 28th Oct 2009
this phone is absoloutley great you can do all sorts of things on this the camera is brill and the games on m-toy are great it has an exelerometer which means when you moe this phone objects on the screen move with it eg the game darts and its soo good because its easier to text and much faster to the lins on this phone is amazing everythings straight forward and you can controll the main screen by using the transparent keyboard everyone i know is astonished with it get with technoligy and buy this phone
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Reviewed by raman from England on 25th Oct 2009
Had the phone for a couple of months and its fantastic, i love texting and this phone is super fast as well as the HSDPA wifi internet being super quick! it even has msn hotmail wow
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Reviewed by Natalie from England on 23rd Oct 2009
I got this phone about a month ago and the first time I got it home I charged it up to full and within half an hour the phone turned itself off and took about 15 minutes to turn back on. When I managed to get it to work the battery was flat after a full charge. At first I thought ok just teething problems but its done it about 5 times now and now im finding it locks up during mid text and I have to remove the battery to get it to work again. Third and Final problem when it does lock up and start again I receive texts that have been sent to me from about half an hour before. Because the fault is so intermittent the CPWH cannot exchange or send of for repair without seeing the fault itself. So im stuck with a tempermental phone which clearly has something wrong with it. Other than that its snazzy but the novelty has completely worn off. Phew bit of a essay there lol
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Reviewed by caz from glasgow on 23rd Oct 2009
absolutly hate this phone!!! yea it looks snazzy, but too sensitive and i end up calling people unintentionally etc, predictive text (supposed to be faster) is now just as slow as normal texting with all the mistakes you make because you press the wrong flaming letter on the keypad! definatly just a phone to look nice! operating it is a nightmare and i cannot wait to get rid of the contract, only thing is i have 17 months to go and im seriously considering buying another phone in the mean time
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Reviewed by Nathan from England on 15th Oct 2009
I got the phone on contract and. Think it's the best mobile out and will be for some years! The camera on it is just amazing, it's better than my normal digital camera, and the things you can do on it are mind boggling ! :)
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Reviewed by Andrew from Huddersfield on 15th Oct 2009
You can forward a message.. you simply click on the message and at the bottom is a list of icons, simply move your thub across from right to left to reveal more options i.e forwarding a message. Fantastic phone, sexy and smart :)
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Reviewed by sasha louis from UK on 14th Oct 2009
i think this phone is amazing it includes every feature imaginable. i love it so much i am not embarrassed to bring out my phone and call my mum now! its the best phone by far and i love the keyboard.
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Reviewed by maddy from north london on 12th Oct 2009
i love it its so cool
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Reviewed by Petar Milcic from Serbia on 10th Oct 2009
The phone is beautifull, a bit slower than perfect, but thats not the draw back. It appears to have a lot of features and possibilities, but LACKS THE ESSENTIALS. The REAL problem is FORWARDING a message, yes I v tried "paperlike" options in upper left corner, it DOESNT have the forward command. + User manual I got with my phone doesnt say anything on the matter, as well as on the SAVING CONTACT from messages or missed calls...thats rubbish!
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Reviewed by Suzie Pope from Britain on 3rd Oct 2009
I bought this phone a few days ago and i love the look of it and evertyone i show it to loves it! Its like nothing else on the market and full of features i've yet to discover as there are so many! I find that the phone freezes a lot and switches off now and then. Also it can take a while to catch up when sending a text, the internet is fast but its difficult to touch the individual icons as the writing is very small (even on full screen view)! I got an excellent deal on Vodaphone and got the handset for FREE!
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Reviewed by jimbob jones from uk on 28th Sep 2009
of course you can forward a text on it lol its really not that difficult.
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Reviewed by josh from uk on 27th Sep 2009
i love this phone it is great and i love all the features like the 8mp camera wifi and gesture control i think it is abrilliant phone i think it is lgs best phone
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Reviewed by liam milana from uk on 24th Sep 2009
it very good
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Reviewed by number 1 from uk on 22nd Sep 2009
I think this phone is very nice looking i is amazing for its transparent but it is hard to see the touch pad when it is sunny so i think it is a great phone but keep away from the sun
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Reviewed by Debbie from Scotland on 20th Sep 2009
Oh my god how can u not know how to forward a txt on this fone? its simple. maybe u shld be reading ur manual!that would help. I love this phone, its great.
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Reviewed by Nick from England on 15th Sep 2009
Ok, first off. The iPhone wont let you have mp3 ringtones and the contract is stupid! (£35 a month and they want to still charge me for texts?) Only idiots or people who get discount have iPhones (or rich kids whom live off of mommy and daddy!) you can forward texts, quite easily. the top lef corner - that thing that looks like a piece of paper, it's more options. The camera isn't blurry - just switch autofocus off - and hold the phone still. It isn't that expensive - My mate is on the same contract with orange and he has a tocco ultra (bought at same time.) You can see it in a sunny day (the screen has been treated so not to cause glare and the touch pad is quite visable. I personally think that a clear touch pad looks nice... but some people's taste is just weird (Ed Harris Sony Ericcson phone anyone?) To those who say touch is too sensitive... LOOK IN THE OPTIoNS!! and all those who say about the 3.5 jack... Well mine is like a walkman phone... You can plug whatever headphones you want. As for being cheap plastic... It's glass you rem. The touchpad is glass because it needs to refract light. not reflect but refract. I have had this phone 1 week. Sure it isn't the iPhone with expensive apps, stupid legal issues with mp3s and an expensive contract with O2 (who give you nohing for being their customer!) but it is however a great phone. The wifi is great - with good speed and great quality (tested on youtube) and the HSDPA is also quick (tested on google maps) it's memory is great - many mp3s and pics. The camera is good but was expecting more. Menu is good but could use an apple style store selling apps and widgets. NOW THE MOST iMPORtAnT PART: Phone calls: Excellent - clear, loud and no hanging up by accident. Video calls: Also great. good quality and the resolution of the screen is awesome. MMS: Easy to use. SMS: Touchpad makes texting easier for me - i am not a speed texter but with T9 I am fast becoming one. Hope this helps anyone - and remember just because someone on here cn't do something (eg forward txts) doesn't mean it can't be done - just ask someone at LG or Carphone Warehouse (UK)
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Reviewed by abe from Scotland on 11th Sep 2009
the phone is good and the first time i've got an LG, the only thing is that the battery indicator keeps going up and down every so often so you dont know if you have a full/half or in some occassions no battery.
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Reviewed by dcm from scotland on 9th Sep 2009
is it me or is it impossible to forward a text on this phone? what is the point of having unlimited texts if you can't even forward on a joke?? can also be slow to respond when you receive a new message. haven't tried the net as i don't want to put my new sim in as i'm seriously thinkin of returning this phone purely for the reason that you can't forward a text!! will swap for an Arena as the 8mpix camera isn't really all that
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Reviewed by bubbs. from unitedkingdomnomnom on 8th Sep 2009
this phone is the sex, i looove it and there is nothing wrong with it. great, well worth the price, and aaaa i love it XD XD XD
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Reviewed by VSeven from Netherlands on 8th Sep 2009
Had it for a while now, quite decent. Worth the price tag? Meh, perhaps. Touchscreen/Touchpad combinations works excellent, and is quite useful, very hard to do without the moment you use a touchscreen-only phone after using this one. Feels responsive and fast. Bad points: The camera is a bit too blurry, and feels rather cheap, and no real way of downloading new apps to it. Great phone apart from that.
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Reviewed by meme from england on 7th Sep 2009
its rubbish the keypad is rubbish i think the iphone is much better and this phone is cheap lookin with a big price tag so yeahh dnt ge it
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Reviewed by Chook from Australia on 7th Sep 2009
Well i guess it is ok but the key pad would be a bit anoying because it is transperant and what if it is sunny nad you cant see the key pad what are u supposed to do then?. and i have to admit it is nice looking but i dont think that lg thought the key pad through. I think that te lg secret kf750 is a much better phone the people can buy, because it is not OVER the top on price and is at a resonible price!!
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Reviewed by Jason from Ni on 6th Sep 2009
It really good lookiing
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Reviewed by Caroline from uk on 6th Sep 2009
peng phone.
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Reviewed by Mike from England on 5th Sep 2009
Got this phone today, had it on charge all day, gone to use it, and guess what???? It had shut it's self off, gonna see if it does it again tomorrow, if it does it's going back to CPWH
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Reviewed by Satty from England on 4th Sep 2009
OMG the sexiest phone iv ever owned! :).. its wicked im an avid texter and this fone is super fast at texting, the crystal touchpad luks wicked in clubs and the features are amazing including wifi, 8mp camera, and sum wicked motion sensing games all complimented by a sexy s-class user interface! viewing pictures and videos is a delight on the 800x480 resolution screen and the touch screen is very responsive! buy this phone people its sexy and smart! :)
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Reviewed by joshyy from scotland on 4th Sep 2009
my friend just brought this phone and i think its great, but the touchscreen is really sensitive and hard to use, but i guess you could get used to it and there wouldn't be a problem :) Amazing looking phone as well ;)
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Reviewed by batty from england on 3rd Sep 2009
i love it more than chocolate (THATS LOOOOOOADS) !!!! XD
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Reviewed by amirah from uk on 1st Sep 2009
omg this phone is amazing ive had it for 3 weeks, no probs at all, the whole thing is fantastic and everyone who says the SAR level is too high.. well what, do you think this phone is going to kill you or something? well its not, calm down!! lol
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Reviewed by paulofly from portugal on 31st Aug 2009
great phone, but...SAR LEVEL TOO HIGH, INDEED!!!! dangerous!! lg used to do phones with low SAR, so...why such a high level in this one?? all the rest.....amazing!!
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Reviewed by Devon from England on 29th Aug 2009
This phone looks stunning but the only problem is is that i dont get why there is a transparent keypad, personally i'd rather there just being normal touchscreen keys. Anyway money for it is great ! Only 400! Or so. Yeah so good.
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Reviewed by Stacey from UK on 27th Aug 2009
I have had this phone just under 2 weeks, i love the way it looks and the features. The general usage is very easy to pick up and not too complicated for complicated sake! I have a problem though, and was wondering if anyone else has experienced this....In the last 10 days of owning the phone, on 4/5 seperate occasions i have come to use it, pressed the 'unlock' button and nothing has happened, the phone seems to be turned off, so i switch it back on and the display tells me my SIM is not inserted, the phone then switches itself off again showing the message 'you have removed your SIm, please re-insert before switching on'....GREAT!!! Anyone have any ideas?? Thanks
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Reviewed by kelly from england on 27th Aug 2009
this phone is great, i love that lg has made the first ever transparent keypad i think its wicked and whoever came up with the idea, high-five. Although i absolutely love this phone to bits because of the price i can not buy it so all i can do is stare at the phone until the price goes lower a few years so i can buy it. Other than that looks good. :)
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Reviewed by billy from uk on 21st Aug 2009
got this phone from carphone warehouse and returned within the 14 days "cool off period". The touchscreen is way to annoying espacially when on a call if if you moved your hand slightly and it brushes pass the bottom of the screen it will terminate the call mid conversation. Also problems receiving calls not for the lack of trying around 10 times just could not get through, overall a pricey phone and i have seen better.
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Reviewed by whoo from uk on 15th Aug 2009
whoooooo! hahaaaaaaa. nice.
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Reviewed by james from england on 14th Aug 2009
I think this phon is astonishing
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Reviewed by rockie from uk on 14th Aug 2009
awesome phone. but waaay too expensive i think.
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Reviewed by ben from wales on 14th Aug 2009
its a nice phone, and looks amaze, but there are some faults with it and i think people are too amazed by its appearance to notice them enough. The camera ist fantastic, the touchscreen is annoying and the price is too high, ..
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Reviewed by rachel from uk on 14th Aug 2009
niceeee!
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Reviewed by bub from england on 12th Aug 2009
no, it doesnt have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but you can connect it to wireless headphnes via bluetooth, so no probs.
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Reviewed by Jade from England on 12th Aug 2009
My friend just got this phone and i have had a look, it's absoutely fantastic, i really want one but i doubt i will be able to get one because of the high price tag. i think LG could have released it at a lower price to make it available for the majority of people.
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Reviewed by Jay from UK on 11th Aug 2009
This phone seems to have all the kit and a great gimmick to go along with it - the only thing that really disappoints me about this handset is LG's attention to detail on the SAR level. It is RIDICULOUSLY high for a brand new handset and I think they should have thought more about the safety of the handset...
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Reviewed by Abbie from England on 11th Aug 2009
An amazing phone, absolutely love it and will definately be getting one, i've made that my target for the next few months, =)
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Reviewed by Lin from England on 5th Aug 2009
Hmm, nice phone!
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Reviewed by sarah from uk on 4th Aug 2009
Got this phone two weeks ago. Brilliant display and one of the best on the market. Everyone I knew commented that the phone looks cool. Ace
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Reviewed by Fred from uK on 2nd Aug 2009
An amazing design with a great camera 8mp! Brilliant software s class rules.
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Reviewed by Fred from UK on 1st Aug 2009
Just got 1 looks amazing worth the mon£y really nice software too.
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Reviewed by Tony from England on 31st Jul 2009
Had for a week now! Excellent phone, award winning s-class interface. Easy to set up and use. Looks gorgeous. Calls are great. Camera is best i've had on a phone.Solid build to it. Nice looking cover comes with it, to protect from scratches and keep it nice and shiny. No 3.5mm headphone jack, but does include adapter, and so has no holes to get dust in. Camera lens and memory card slot are protected under slider. The touchpad is brilliant for browsing the web and texting, and not just a gimmick. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by AWSOME from Switzerland on 22nd Jul 2009
awome dudes
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Reviewed by Graeme from UK on 16th Jul 2009
Cheap plastick build quality - Very poor for a high end phone. Menu system jumps all over the place and on some occasions seeems to have a mind of its own. Even on highest quality 8 mp camera v dissapointing, my N95 gave far better results. Call quality is good but phone gets quite hot after short periods. Was really looking forward to the release of this phone, but sadly dissapointed. LG tried too hard and have come out with what appears to be an unfinished product. Innexcusable that it is marketed as a multimedia phone but doesn't have a 3.5 mm headphone jack?! Would have returned it, but wasn't allowed to as had opened it and tried it out.
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Reviewed by Ant from England on 3rd Jul 2009
Got this phone today, must say it's fantastic. Looks great, feels great, and well...is great. The only criticism really is that the keypad's (which looks awesome) mouse movement on a webpage is a bit choppy, but aside from that, would recommend. 6*.
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Reviewed by casey from UK on 30th Jun 2009
coming out first of july 400 quid odd but looks realy cool
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Reviewed by Luke from UK on 29th Jun 2009
went into carphonewarehouse today to ask if they had a release date. They staff told me they didn't, but they had recieved the dummy version which apparently means release is imminent. They let me look at the dummy even though it hasn't been put out, and it looks incredible. Hopefully the real one will be just as good when I get one!
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Reviewed by samm from samm on 23rd Jun 2009
£30 for 18 months if you pay £90 first.... any actual date?
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Reply by Mark from England on 24th Jun 2009
Samm, I'm due an upgrade on O2 through CPW and have been told its available from Friday

Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on 27th Jan 2012
It's actually been released a day early, on Thursday 25th June. The Crystal will be exclusive to The Carphone Warehouse and its subsidiaries. It's free on a £25 contract with £40 cashback.

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