Pocket-lint have published their review of the LG GM750 and have found the device great value for money. They note the smartphone has a great family resemblance to LGâ€™s other devices, such as the LG Cookie, which sold 10 million in little more than a year.
They found at 3 inches the screen on the small side, which impacts stylus-free use. The fact that the screen and resistive rather than capacitive was however seen as a positive due to the small elements that need to be accessed.
They expressed concern however that the device is underpowered, calling the experience laggy and feeling it in need of a faster processor, but note that battery life from the 1500 mAh battery was pretty good. Their second big concern was the weak WIFI reception, even when very close the access point.
The presence of dedicated power and camera buttons were appreciated, as was the multi-tasking button.
The smartphone features microUSB charging, and although it does not come with a proprietary headphone jack, does come bundled with a 3.5 mm adaptor in the box. They note the optical trackpad was well calibrated.
The camera was said to be of reasonable quality with good autofocus and short shutter delay, but video captured at VGA resolution had poor frame-rates.
You have to give the LG GM750 an A for effort. What this phone is, is a real work horse. LG has covered all the bases with high-res camera, an in-depth OS, a second option in case you don’t like that one and an easy to use handset that will last even the longest of contracts. What there is little of is style and subtlety.
However, given you’re getting pretty much the power of a top notch phone free for just Â£25 per month, it becomes a real winner. All too many handsets at the same price promise high-end functionality but seldom deliver the genuine experience. This phone does. Forgive it its sins and you’ll find a mobile of which you grow fonder day-by-day.
Pocket-lint scored the handset a solid 8/10. Read their full review here.