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LG GD910 Watch Phone review

Is there actually a decent mobile beneath the LG Watch Phone?

Our Verdict

A cool gadget that surpasses expectations, but you'll have to really want the futuristic look to actually replace a proper phone

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 80 MB
  • Battery Talk Time : 3.10 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 128 x 160

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For

  • Responsive touchscreen
  • Cool design
  • Strong alerts buzz

Against

  • Still pretty expensive
  • No video playback
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • low resolution display

LG has finally launched the GD910 Watch Phone to the UK public, for the far-less-than expected price of £500.

The question we want to answer in our LG watch phone review is as it's packed with a touchscreen, Bluetooth and even a camera, is it still just a gimmick or the start of a real life Dick Tracy era?

The phone/watch (we'll go with phone) is a sleek number, given the amount of technology packed under the hood.

It features a leather-like strap, which adjusts through a simple 'tug to fit' system, which loosens fairly regularly, so you'll need to keep tightening it up.

The SIM slot is located with the battery at the back of the phone, removed with a fair amount of force using a coin. The phone will still work without a SIM card, but unless you're desperate to use it as a music player on the wrist, it's a little redundant.

The unit itself is a sleek design, and the touchscreen is much better than others on the market (but then, a 1.4-inch touchscreen must be easier to work with than a huge 3-inch plus effort).

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The three buttons on the side are a little fiddly to operate, with arm hair often pinched when using them. Similarly, when using it on your right arm, the screen is also obscured by the hand trying to work the phone.

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LG has been clever in the design of the GD910 Watch Phone though, with the call button opening up a number of menus, and the hang up button taking you back to the top screen, with the middle button simply navigating back and forth.

LG gd910 watchphone

It feels very light on the wrist, with the chunkiness far less than we were expecting. It's no stretch of the imagination to see this being used as a 'normal' watch.

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CLAMPED: The charger holder sits snugly on the side of the LG Watch Phone

The charger is a novel design, with a clamp holding the phone to a metal plate, which then connects to a USB charger for computer compatibility as well. It took a couple of goes to get this snugly fitting, but when we did we had to admit it was pretty cool.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Built-in Memory80 MB
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 2100
Phone StyleBar
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time3.10 Hour
Product ModelGD910
Screen Size3.6 cm (1.4")
Screen Resolution128 x 160
Weight (Approximate)90.8 g
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), EMS, MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
Height60 mm
Width39 mm
Depth13.9 mm
Battery Standby Time173 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameGD910 Watch Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberGD910
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

Introducing the world's first 3G Watch Phone. Coming with a full touch screen, a built in camera, a built in speaker, a voice recognition system, and a Bluetooth interface, LG's Watch Phone can tell time, play music, take photos, work as a diary and a scheduler, read back your new text messages, make video calls and do more than you can ever imagine. Wear the future around your wrist and experience the true innovation from LG.