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LG GM750

LG GM750

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Review LG has produced a slew of good-looking handsets recently, not least with its sleek 'n' smooth Chocolate series. With its S-class UI it's also got a snappy icon-based interface which gets a little bit of an update with the LG GM750.

LG GM750

LG's GM750: all the trimmings, but lacks finesse

The phone is exclusive to Vodafone and echoes the good looks of LG's higher end smart phones as well as much of their specs, including a 3in touchscreen, Windows Mobile 6.5, a 5Mp camera, Wi-Fi and HSDPA 3G with downloads up to 7.2 Mbps. Even so, actually using it turned out to be a bit of a pain

Looking not hugely different from other LG touch screen phones such as the Arena and Cookie, the GM750 is fairly chunky at 110x54x13mm and 120g but it has slick bevelled sides and corners to lessen the effect.

Above the touchscreen is a VGA camera for video calls, light sensor and speaker, with touch-sensitive call start and stop buttons below with a navpad in-between. This is nicely sensitive by the way, and often proved preferable to using the screen itself, as we'll see.

On the sides are a volume rocker, micro USB power/sync slot and microSD memory card slot (none supplied), both covered by plastic grommets, a camera shutter button and a 'multitasking' button, which shows all your open apps at once, plus a power button on top. Peeping out from the rather flimsy plastic back panel is the camera lens with a self-portrait mirror but no flash.

LG GM750

No flash, but the 5Mp camera features autofocus

The 240 x 440-pixel, resistive touchscreen turned out to be an odd fish and it took a little time for us to get our heads around it. At first we thought it was just plain bad, and incapable of reliably distinguishing between our brushes and pushes, resulting in a consistently frustrating experience. But with further use, we realised that there's a knack to it.

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