The biggest problem with this phone, however, is its screen. As is the case on most Windows Phone devices LG has used a resistive rather than a capacitive touchscreen. Although resistive displays are fine for use with a pen or stylus, the majority of them aren’t responsive enough to provide a satisfying touch experience and that’s certainly the case here.
In fact, the screen on the GM750 is one of the worst we’ve come across for touch input as you really have to press ridiculously hard on the display to get it to accurately register simple gestures like selecting an icon or just scrolling up and down through the Start menu. As you can imagine this quickly becomes very frustrating. And it’s not like the screen makes up for this failing when it comes to sharpness as the lowly 440 x 240 resolution means that images and text don’t look anywhere near as crisp as they do on many of the other Windows Phone handsets we’ve looked at recently.
On the plus side, the GM750 does have a decent 5.0-meagpixel camera. This doesn’t have any kind of flash, but it does have autofocus to try and help you avoid taking blurry photos. The lack of a flash affects indoor shooting as unless the room you’re taking pictures in is flooded with light the resulting shots look very dark and grainy. But photos taken outdoors come out looking much better as the sensor does a decent job of capturing accurate colours and grabbing a fair amount of detail. As a result, pictures stand up pretty well when you transfer them to a PC and view them on a monitor. LG has also added a micro-mirror above the lens to help you frame self-portraits or shots of you and your mates.
Call quality was generally good during our test period, and while there are times when the earpiece can sound a little bit tinny, for the most part it performs well and produces clear and loud audio. The phone’s reception was also first class and it impressed in terms of battery life, too, as we got around two days out of it with moderate usage of 3G surfing and GPS before it needed a recharge.
LG has made some impressive touchscreen phones in the past but unfortunately, the GM750 is not one of them. It may be available on a pretty reasonably monthly tariff from Vodafone, but the sluggish performance and unresponsive touchscreen mean that we still don’t think it offers good value for money.