LG Pop GD510 Review
Introduction and Design:
Crystal GD900 is shiny and unique, the New Chocolate BL40 looks like super-luxurious bar of chocolate, while the LG Pop GD510 reminds us of Madonna... or Maradona, depending on your particular point of view. Well, that´s not exactly what we mean. “Pop” suits the handset perfectly, because it´s designed to appeal to the largest consumer segment, the mass market. The device is neatly packed in a box made from recycled materials plus its charger is highly energy efficient and it´s a good thing LG is willing to put efforts to preserve the environment that we all share.
Frankly with an overall look like this, the handset does stand a sporting chance of conquering the hearts of quite many people. As of now, the LG Pop GD510 is the smallest device equipped with 3-inch touch-sensitive screen with WQVGA native resolution. The display utilizes resistive technology to register your touch.
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We quite like the button on the front side. It changes its color depending on the action being performed – red when you quit menus and green if you open the call log or answer incoming calls. All hardware buttons are relatively compact, but have pronounced travel that makes them pretty handy to use.
One of the cool extra features the handset offers is that its design allows for installation of a solar panel. Unlike the Samsung Blue Earth, these are available as additional accessories, meaning everyone who cares about environment will have to show their concern by buying separately.
As a whole, everything about the phone design deserves praise. Aside from being super compact, the handset shows exemplary craftsmanship and doesn’t feel cheap at the very least. It´s predominantly made of aluminium that probably provides a nice degree of physical resistance. We have to say that we do prefer its simple, yet dainty, unisex design to the plastic Samsung Star S5230 or the somewhat childish Samsung Corby S3650.