LG GD910 Watch Phone review

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

The LG GD910 Watchphone
The LG GD910 Watchphone

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The camera on the LG GD910 Watch Phone is frankly laughable, and, let's be honest, it's there because LG could include it. The front facing camera is only around for the video calling, and clearly someone at the Korean firm saw an opportunity.

Pictures can only be taken using the on-screen button, so unless you want to take pictures of your own face, there's not a lot you can do with it. LG has put some nice white balance functions on the GD910 Watch Phone, but it seems a bit redundant when you can't actually take real pictures without trial and error to try and catch the subject.

Here's a sample shot compared to the Olympus SP-565UZ so you can make up your own mind:

The LG GD910:

LG gd910 watchphone

The Olympus SP-565UZ:

LG gd910 watchphone

As you can see, colour, depth, clarity - pretty much everything on the LG GD910 Watch Phone is very sub-standard. But we can't imagine the camera was put on there as a highlight.

We're sad that the LG GD910 Watch Phone doesn't allow videos to be watched on the device like some other options from lesser-known Asian brands, but we guess you can't have everything in such a sleek device.

LG gd910 watchphone

Music playback (via our Jabra HALO headphones... we must reiterate you should NEVER use the external speaker in public for anything) was good and bassy, and navigation through the music player was actually a lot easier than we hoped thanks to the responsive touchscreen.

LG gd910 watchphone

The photo viewer is also a decent effort, with a list view for your files and a simple horizontal view to look at your snaps. You can also zoom into the photos and scroll around using the touchscreen, although it's mostly for personal viewing as showing photos to others requires you to practically dislocate your wrist.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.