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LG GD900 Crystal unboxed




First unveiled as early as February of this year, the LG GD900 Crystal is a slider touchscreen phone with a transparent keypad. We received one this week from LG Philippines. See the unboxed photos after the jump.


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LG GD900 Crystal specs:
3-inch screen @ 480 x 800 pixels
1.5 GB internal storage
up to 32GB microSD card
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video recording 720×[email protected], [email protected], QVGA time-lapse and slow-mo video recording
FM radio
TV-out

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S-Class Touch UI
Transparent touch-sensitive keypad
Gesture Shortcut
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Multi-touch input method
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Handwriting recognition
Dolby Mobile

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Still don’t have the final retail price yet but a listing on eBay.ph puts it at Php27,500. Full review to follow.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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58 Responses

  1. william says:

    whoa its here! i just love the detail with its design.. ganda ng keypad.

  2. techme says:

    astig nung keyboard hahaha futuristic

  3. Snow says:

    Whoa, ganda! Parang galing yun new LG celphone sa sci-fi movie.

  4. Paul says:

    Why don’t you review more Windows Mobile phones? Paying so much for a phone that can’t do anything besides install lame java apps is for the idiotic mainstream who doesn’t know how to use technology.

    Geeks like us know better and want more power from our phones. A phone that can do a video call, while downloading torrents, transcoding a video, doing desktop level web browsing and getting push email can only be performed on 1 platform, as of right now, and that is Windows Mobile.

  5. wow… ganda naman nyan……. magkano yata yan sa mga mall… hehe hmmmmmmp!

  6. Raven says:

    I agree with paul per0 dami kasing drawbacks ng winm0 alth0ugh i want 1 talaga. Sana mer0n ng winm07 at marelease din dit0 satin ung 1st xp ph0ne i read in gsmarena.

  7. chris says:

    grabe ka naman paul! hindi naman lahat kagaya ng tinutukoy mo depende din sa preference and style na gusto yan hehe! yung iba naman kasi basta pede magbrowse ng full html okay na yun

  8. drew says:

    @paul
    gumawa ka kaya ng sariling mong blogsite? ung windows mobile ang lahat ng topic total geek ka naman e. haha

  9. Pusang Kulog says:

    @Paul –

    I’m a Windows Mobile user but I think you are overly reacting to the posted materials here in Yugatech. Windows Mobile is not the only “tech thing” out there… It may also be superb in some things but not in all things. For one thing… the price sucks…

    Also, I hope you can think that not all the readers of yugatech are like you… People who visit this site have a wide range of interests. Ang yugatech is just trying to give to everybody, one thing at a time, what they want and need to know. And that to me is one of the major reasons why there are blogs…

    Good luck on finding the next best firmware for your Windows Mobile unit… That is if you are really a geeky person as you have said… I myself has changed my units firmware for four times now, though I’m not under the impression that I am really a geeky person… Just so happen that I love tweaking and doing strange stuffs with my WinMo unit..

    Stay cool man… God bless you…

  10. Pusang Kulog says:

    should have typed unit’s instead of units on the third paragraph… Sorry…

  11. Pipo says:

    I. Want. This. Phone. >_<

  12. Paul says:

    @Pusang Kulog: Sorry you misunderstand me. I am not saying WM is the only thing, but I am saying we geek want more than lame java phones.

    As for your problems, do you know XDA devlopers? You can find any rom that works for what you wish to do with your mobile. I am a rom cooker myself and have released a half dozen roms. If you can’t find one that works for you, you need to look harder. I find it impossible you can’t find a rom that works for you, but if that is the case, COOK YOUR OWN rom and stop complaining. ;)

    As for the price, this feature phone is almost 30k. You tell me that is cheap? I am sorry but that is not cheap. So your point doesn’t make sense.

    On WM, the high price is also sadly the state of things when there is a temporary monopoly. But HTCs monopoly is ending. I just got an Acer F1 for 25k shipped to arrive in 2 weeks. Its 10x better than this feature phone in terms of features. So you tell me, is price an issue?

  13. Pusang Kulog says:

    @Paul –

    It’s you who misunderstood me… And I am not looking for another firmware… Am just wishing you luck for whatever you are wanting from your device… Seems to me that firmware is a good place to start as it is one of the most common areas where WinMo users get hooked up…

    As for the price thing, haven’t you noticed that the price you’ve quoted is an Ebay price quotation and not what this LG phone will really cost once it get mainstream?

    Good for you that you can cook wares… Could you really cook wares? I doubt it when you couldn’t even understand when to use “understood” instead of “understand.”

    But then again, cooking wares doesn’t make you special and that doesn’t give you the right to be somehow demanding of what this blog should write about.

    Apparently, a lot of readers here doesn’t care about your WinMo device. It’s the reason Nokia and iPhone have much better sales than WinMo. It’s also the reason this site is blogging more about LG handsets and the likes.

    If you can see the comments posted above, you will have the idea that what I’m saying is true. And if you think this site is not as geeky as you would want it to be, why not look for other sites that will feed the naive geek that is in you?

    I understand that your Acer F1 is going to be release on Oct. 6 worlwide, which makes me think as to how have you placed an order before the release date? I also wonder as to how much shipping are you paying just to have this device? Man, talk about prices…

    Here’s somethings I don’t like with WinMo devices:
    1) Price
    2) Number of service centers when TSHF
    3) The time element in after sales services when at last you’ve found someone who’ll fix the crap your very proud of.
    3) Battery life when in full action mode…
    4) Reinstalling the whole OS and loosing any non backed up information just because your battery is empty…

    WinMos may be a fairly good tool for mobile computing… But I’ll never want it as a phone.

    And sorry for the long comment…

  14. leave a reply says:

    paul is another sad human being… need not to eloborate why. let’s wait what his mouth gotta say again after reading this, let’s see how sad he really is…

  15. manong says:

    most people buy phones because of style… even if its features are mediocre. phones are the next generation jewelries or wristwatches.

    even if they remove or downgrade 80% of this phones features, many will still buy it because of its style.

  16. Lexty says:

    ganda ng design ng phone. pero im not sure kung okay din yung performance nya. I’ve been reading reviews from other websites and madami nag report na madalas daw mag freeze. Ive first seen it posted as early as sept08,2009 from tipidcp.com seller named jac9. check his link here. http://redbeanmobile9.multiply.com/ – price is 26k.

  17. Paul says:

    I think you need an etiquette lesson, since I answered your questions politely and even used a smiley to connote joviality, there was no need to go with such personal attacks. However, lets play that game shall we? I always enjoy it.

    1) You criticize my English grammar? Let me ask you a simple question then, do you have any clue in that tiny brain of yours know how ellipsis work? For you of the slow mind, ellipsis are the “…” you are using in total ignorance. I made a spelling mistake, you show your complete lack of class and education my mangling the English language. You are a joke.

    2) How dumb are you? I ask because you seem to not know how to do simple math. 2 weeks from today is… (that is a proper use of ellipsis, you are welcome for the free lesson to augment your piss poor education). Let me do the math for you, you dumb schmuck. Its October 6th.

    3) You clearly also did not learn how to read English correctly with your poor education.

    “Acer F1 for 25k shipped”

    Is what I wrote. For you whose education didn’t include English, when a person says “shipped” it means shipping is included. I guess it is my fault for using English correctly. Or maybe you are just that stupid? Reading comprehension does require basic intelligence.

    4) As a general note, I would request you have someone with an IQ over 100 and who has had a proper education explain my post to you before you reply.

    Otherwise, you will again prove that you do not understand most of what I’ve written, and then you will again post a reply saying stupid things because you did not understand what I wrote.

  18. ego says:

    All hail Paul.

  19. Pusang Kulog says:

    He he he…

    Looks like there’s a lot of carbon on your nose Paul… He he he…

    Acer F1 shipped for 25k… He he he… You really have a sense of humor…

    Look at what happened to you when you call the mainstream folks in here as “idiotic.” Is that what you would call etiquette? Oh my, what a guy…

    So, guys like me are dumb and has no etiquette right? I wonder what does that make you…

    Pikon ka pala tsong… He he he… Me pa poor poor education ka pang nalalaman… Ibinalik ko lang naman sa iyo yung batong ibinato mo sa mga tao dito eh… Masakit ba?

    Good luck pogi… Ingat, baka mabato mo yang WinMo mo sa sobrang init ng ulo mo… Mahal pa naman yan… He he he…

    Pusang Kulog signing off…

  20. leave a comment says:

    to dearest paul,

    … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … and many more … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … ellipsis … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … coming your way … … … … … … … … … …. … … … … … … … … … … … …

  21. Jumal says:

    back to the topic guys.. do you think the glass keypad looks fragile?

  22. i was wondering how does that crystal keypad work.

  23. Gams says:

    Combine the LG Crystal’s transparent keypad with the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness(Kiki) and you’ll get the first transparent fone in the world.

  24. Lexty says:

    @Jumal

    yung top is a tempered glass. yung likod is plastic. pero it doesnt feel plasticky kapag hawak mo sya. I think madali mag crack kapag bumagsak sya.

    @John Ray

    its a touch keypad. wala talagang physical button. guide lang yung mga numbers and letters. para alam mo na dun ka pipindot. hehe

  25. Jay says:

    @Paul

    Using smileys doesn’t give you an excuse to be impolite and it didn’t hide the impoliteness of your response.

    There is also no need to grandstand how much of a geek you are or how experienced you are in cooking roms just to impose your opinions here.

    My current phone still runs on java apps and I’m pretty cool with what it does for me. It’s all that I need for now. And for the majority of the users who are still using a non-WinMo OS, you went overboard by tagging us as the “idiotic mainstream who doesn’t know how to use technology”.

    You are indirectly telling the readers here that you and your kind are superior… and that to me is impolite.

  26. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    Hope the keypad is scratch resistant

  27. wahahahaha says:

    wahahahaha… gay…

  28. _teChy chick_ says:

    ..whoa!..dat is so very cool..
    i wish i could have dat phone..
    im waiting for it!
    ..can you pls. tell me how much dat cool phone is?

  29. L2bass says:

    2000 riyals in saudi

  30. phonewala says:

    Lg has come up with Lg GD900 the latter stands out for its 8 Mega pixels Camera and especially its transparent sliding keyboard which it derives its name for. Crystal enjoys the latest technology in mobile telephony, but not necessarily exploited optimally. The phone’s design plays on transparency, with gray shades and finally pure black color which derives it to a very simple product. The finishes are more than correct, with small buttons and mechanisms of aluminum, enhancing the look a bit classy and solid.
    The sliding keyboard leaves no signs of disrespect and which is very pleasing to the opening and closing. At the opening, it glows gently revealing the laser-etched keys. The effect corresponds to the same motto: clean and simple! For mroe information visit http://www.techarena.in/review/14655-lg-gd900-crystal-mobile-phone.htm

  31. reich says:

    @ paul – tol, just shut up if you don’t like this blog, okay? you don’t have any right to write such things. try to be better. be sensitive and don’t be arrogant.

    “Why don’t you review more Windows Mobile phones? Paying so much for a phone that can’t do anything besides install lame java apps is for the idiotic mainstream who doesn’t know how to use technology.

    Geeks like us know better and want more power from our phones. A phone that can do a video call, while downloading torrents, transcoding a video, doing desktop level web browsing and getting push email can only be performed on 1 platform, as of right now, and that is Windows Mobile.”
    — this doesn’t make you a geek. this only shows that you are too lazy to use your desktop or laptop computer. and i don’t care if you are gay. just shut up and keep it to yourself.

  32. Nyol says:

    hey nakakatuwa naman c pareng paul dami ka agad nakaaway hehehehe….cool…

    mga tol balik tayo sa topic…may flex din kaya yang slide ng LG GD900 kagaya ng ibang slide na phone…di kaya madali ring masira ung flex nyan….????????

    pano ba gumagana yang transparent crystal sliding keyboard na yan…??????

    sana may sumagot sa mga tanong ko….

    paul anong masasabi mo….?????peace…..

  33. Sweeper23 says:

    @ Paul,

    First of all, this a review of the featured phone to help people know if they shall buy this phone or not. This blog is not to review yourself on what you geek people can do and what kind of people you are. In short, this is not about you so stop bragging yourself that you are a geek that can cook roms because we average people dont really care. When I first read your comment, I am already in doubt that you are a “Di Tiyak” kind of man and eventually I have proven right.

    Baka KSP ka lang at gusto mo lang magpapapansin. You really are a sad human being. Good luck to your manners girl, I wish you to have many more Kachurvanez! Peace!

  34. jean says:

    ok naman si paul..kanya kanya opinion yan.. :) kung anu gusto nya gow!!!! no need mag-react masyado… kay kuya pusong kulog easy easy…both phones are good..and kuya reich hndi naman sa too lazy to use laptop or desktop..siguro u people need it lalo na sa mga busy person..have a friend mahilig magtravel dahil sa work na din nya and he’s looking for a phone na easy access tlga hndi dahil sa tamad na kahit nagtratravel sya i mean easy as in easy to carry na kahit sa bulsa ng pants or coat nya madali na lng sa kanya lahat…hindi sa tamad..hihih busy lang…we dont know paul much kya easy lng kayo mga kuyas..

  35. jean says:

    anyways..love this one.. maganda talaga sya…hindi sirain flex like ng samsung ko :)must try din bl40

  36. reich says:

    @jean – paul was just too out of line…

    he shouldn’t be here in the first place if that is his personality…

    why insist on something which is out of the topic..

    this blog is for a particular cellphone…

    i may not know him well, but i know that he is out of the subject matter.

    i understand that we all have our opinions. but paul doesn’t have the right on this one.. this blog simply reviews a particular phone.. it doesn’t even compare it to other phones….

    pls jean, don’t reply

  37. RUNDEE says:

    ganda ng LG GD900 .. meron ako dto kabibili ko lng … ASTIG ang keypad . ASTIG dn ang interface .. 3 days pa lang sa akin .. AS OF NOW wla pa nman akong nkikitang problema . :)

  38. AmiiKitty says:

    Hahaha…balak q n bumili…ang mahal nmn sa ebay!!! 24,900 (25,000) lng yan sa Robinson ayy!

  39. ADGH says:

    to paul.

    windows phone is not actually a phone. it is like a computer made small and do not be so arrogant. if you know your wrong your wrong.
    windows phone also has many disadvantages than lg
    cause windows phone sucks.

  40. jheinism says:

    GOT IT YESTERDAY. KHT 2ND HAND LNG SLIGHTLY USE W/BOX (INCLUDE HEADSET,CHARGER,USB,CD AND MANUAL) FOR ONLY 7,500. OK SYA PG TNAMAD KNANG MG TOUCH SCREEN MOOD JUST SLIDE IT AND START TYPING USING A CRYSTAL TRANSPARENT SOFT KEYPAD, LALU NA PG ON D GO NA CTUATION MO. DNT U WORRY.

    PEACE GUYS.

  41. jheinism says:

    JGOT IT YESTERDAY. KHT 2ND HAND LNG SLIGHTLY USE W/BOX (INCLUDE HEADSET,CHARGER,USB,CD AND MANUAL) FOR ONLY 7,500. OK SYA PG TNAMAD KNANG MG TOUCH SCREEN MOOD JUST SLIDE IT AND START TYPING USING A CRYSTAL TRANSPARENT SOFT KEYPAD, LALU NA PG ON D GO NA CTUATION MO DNT U WORRY.
    WHEN U TAKE A VID IT’S KINDA HD NARIN KHT NA 30fps LNG RES.

    BUT I STIL LOVED MY OTHER PHONE ANDROID 2.2 :)

    PEACE GUYS.

  42. jheinism says:

    JGOT IT YESTERDAY. KHT 2ND HAND LNG SLIGHTLY USE W/BOX (INCLUDE HEADSET,CHARGER,USB,CD AND MANUAL) FOR ONLY 7,500. OK SYA PG TNAMAD KNANG MG TOUCH SCREEN MOOD JUST SLIDE IT AND START TYPING USING A CRYSTAL TRANSPARENT SOFT KEYPAD, LALU NA PG ON D GO NA CTUATION MO DNT U WORRY.
    WHEN U TAKE A VID IT’S KINDA HD NARIN KHT NA 30fps LNG RES.

    BUT I STIL LOVED MY OTHER PHONE ANDROID 2.2 :)
    AND WATCHING MOVIE AT MY NEW GADGETS THAT SUPPORTS HDMI.

    PEACE GUYS.

  43. jheinism says:

    JGOT IT YESTERDAY. KHT 2ND HAND LNG SLIGHTLY USE W/BOX (INCLUDE HEADSET,CHARGER,USB,CD AND MANUAL) FOR ONLY 7,500. OK SYA PG TNAMAD KNANG MG TOUCH SCREEN MOOD JUST SLIDE IT AND START TYPING USING A CRYSTAL TRANSPARENT SOFT KEYPAD, LALU NA PG ON D GO NA CTUATION MO DNT U WORRY.
    WHEN U TAKE A VID IT’S KINDA HD NARIN KHT NA 30fps LNG RES.

    BUT I STIL LOVED MY OTHER PHONE ANDROID 2.2 :)
    AND WATCHING MOVIE AT MY NEW GADGETS THAT SUPPORT HDMI.

    PEACE GUYS.

  44. jheinism :3 says:

    JGOT IT YESTERDAY. KHT 2ND HAND LNG SLIGHTLY USE W/BOX (INCLUDE HEADSET,CHARGER,USB,CD AND MANUAL) FOR ONLY 7,500. OK SYA PG TNAMAD KNANG MG TOUCH SCREEN MOOD JUST SLIDE IT AND START TYPING USING A CRYSTAL TRANSPARENT SOFT KEYPAD, LALU NA PG ON D GO NA CTUATION MO DNT U WORRY.
    WHEN U TAKE A VID IT’S KINDA HD NARIN KHT NA 30fps LNG RES.

    BUT I STIL LOVED MY OTHER PHONE ANDROID 2.2 :)
    AND WATCHING MOVIE AT MY NEW GADGETS THAT SUPPORT HDMI.

    PEACE GUYS!

  45. secret says:

    @paul! shut the fuck up!

  46. prime says:

    to paul … your right ..about windows phone …but there is so many problems about that phone …it is very lagg ..after a 3 months it will be so logger !

  47. qwerty says:

    IT DEPENDS ON HOW U USE IT … KUNG TANGA JOD KA MUGAMIT … CGE JOD NA UG LOG >… :p

  48. @prime : the problem isn’t about lagging but about on how u use it … if u are too clumsy in using it … it will lag … im sure that u are the problem and not the phone … hmmmm ! dont blame the phone for it is ur fault !!!

  49. @prime :don’t buy a phone lyk that if u will complain………just shut your mouth………………………………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!would u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????just dont be angry on my comment !!im just saying the truth …

  50. entee says:

    WTF! its my dream fone :3

  51. entee says:

    its a fragile thing to hold

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  53. Patricia says:

    uhhmmm…magkano po ba ito ngaung august 2011 ?

  54. bebeb says:

    i don’t know if it’s worth the price but i LOVE this phone.. i wanna have it, seriously.. O.o but i guess this one’s still expensive until now.. T___T /wrist, lol

  55. HI says:

    Meron na po ako nito… Super nice po sya at very responsive po keypad…

  56. allysonmj says:

    this my dream fone and am gonna have ittttttttt.

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