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LG Prada review

7.7/10 AVG.
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7.7/10
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The LG Prada currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 57 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

There is no denying that the LG KE850 Prada phone is an elegant piece of kit. People want to touch it as soon as they see it, which is great since the device is operated almost exclusively by touch. But the user interface has its share of problems that are going to turn off a lot of people, text ent...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn
GSMArena

The Prada phone by LG is surely a quick winner in the fashionable market segment and it comes with a price tag to match it.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena


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LG released the Prada on February 7, 2007.


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LG backs up the Prada with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG Prada's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
8 MB

Internal memory is 8 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. LG's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

LG Prada Specs

Overview
Release date February 7, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 8 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.29 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.4 x 1.2 cm (3.9 x 2.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 85 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
400 x 240 pixels
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG KE850

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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

An elegant piece of kit

from MobileBurn

There is no denying that the LG KE850 Prada phone is an elegant piece of kit. People want to touch it as soon as they see it, which is great since the device is operated almost exclusively by touch. But the user interface has its share of problems that are going to turn off a lot of people, text entry and contact management are particular problems, but it is also a device that you interact with more than just use, and that is worth something. As far as multimedia goes, the music player might be pretty weak, but at least the camera is solid and extremely easy to use. And did I mention how pretty it is...

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There is no denying that the LG KE850 Prada phone is an elegant piece of kit. People want to touch it as soon as they see it, which is great since the device is operated almost exclusively by touch. But the user interface has its share of problems that are going to turn off a lot of people, text entry and contact management are particular problems, but it is also a device that you interact with more than just use, and that is worth something. As far as multimedia goes, the music player might be pretty weak, but at least the camera is solid and extremely easy to use. And did I mention how pretty it is?

The burning question is: can you live with this phone? Personally, I really want my own Prada phone. I view it as something we might look back upon in 15 years and muse to ourselves "Ah yes, that's where it started." I also genuinely enjoy using it...most of the time. A device like this demands as much from its user as the user does from the device. Compromises have to be made. You want to look like a rock star out on the town with your entourage? This is the phone you need. It won't be cheap. It might not be easy to live with, either. But there is something about it that makes you put up with its deficiencies. It is the price the KE850 exacts from its owner for making them look good. But if you ever wanted to be, or date, a super model, this Prada designed handset from LG could be the next best thing.

With some reservations due to the usability issues, I still give the LG KE850 Prada phone a "Recommended" rating for those with the bucks and the desire to own it.

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GSMArena

A fusion between a full-featured mobile phone and a fashion icon

Well, this review is closing to its end. The Prada phone by LG is a fascinating device and we enjoyed reviewing it. Sometimes experiments turn out to be less impressive and less successful than they might have been expected. This is surely not the case with the LG Prada phone.

Sophistication made simple is the most appropriate tagline that would best describe the concept of this highly fashionable and highly expensive handset. Almost everything about it is made as simple as it can get, while at the same time it is a revolutionary step as compared to joystick or D-pad operated handsets...

More

Well, this review is closing to its end. The Prada phone by LG is a fascinating device and we enjoyed reviewing it. Sometimes experiments turn out to be less impressive and less successful than they might have been expected. This is surely not the case with the LG Prada phone.

Sophistication made simple is the most appropriate tagline that would best describe the concept of this highly fashionable and highly expensive handset. Almost everything about it is made as simple as it can get, while at the same time it is a revolutionary step as compared to joystick or D-pad operated handsets.

The Prada phone by LG is surely a quick winner in the fashionable market segment and it comes with a price tag to match it. If you don't mind the lack of 3G and you are not much into web surfing from your handheld you would be delighted at what this baby can offer you - a killer fashion statement plus the enjoyment of using a state-of-the-art technological achievement.

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User Reviews


Yahoo

Amazing phone!

from Yahoo
Pro: designed beautifully,easy to use..etc... Con: none at all(; beautiful phone by lg.Keep up the good work!Looking forward to buying other things of lg brand.
Yahoo

ALL FOR THE PRETENTIOUS

from Yahoo
Pro: NONE Con: PRICEY The perfect phone for those who live beyond their means, can't pay the rent but have a Prada cell phone.
Yahoo

be different

from Yahoo
Pro: everything i could want in a phone.mp3,camera,internet browsing/not 3g Con: not a 3g phone, battery life is short, kind of slugish i have had the phone for about 2 months now so far i love it. a must do if you purchase this phone or any other touch phone invest in a product call invisishield kee...More
Pro: everything i could want in a phone.mp3,camera,internet browsing/not 3g Con: not a 3g phone, battery life is short, kind of slugish i have had the phone for about 2 months now so far i love it. a must do if you purchase this phone or any other touch phone invest in a product call invisishield keeps your phone looking new and prevents scratches. great phone. its a deff head turner. its simple to use. disappointed in the sluggishness, it also does not have a qwerty style keyboard so blackberry users and other full qwerty board users will have some trouble at first. great phone and a great buy. Less
Yahoo

LG KE 850 Prada

from Yahoo
Pro: Looks Great Con: Poor Quality of mini USB Just today I bought this mobile and problem with this mini USB beacuse can't charge the battery and can't listen music in headset what is this? Why LG company send defect mobile to market why they can't check their product before they send to market? "QUALITY CONTROL"
Pro: Looks Great Con: Poor Quality of mini USB Just today I bought this mobile and problem with this mini USB beacuse can't charge the battery and can't listen music in headset what is this? Why LG company send defect mobile to market why they can't check their product before they send to market? "QUALITY CONTROL" Less
Yahoo

LG Prada

from Yahoo
Pro: sleek and noticable Con: easily stratched, short battery life, touchscreen is insensitive, freezes every once in a while I bought this phone a while ago and when I first got it, I thought it was the perfect phone. Now I think differently. Sure, it's eyecatching and expensive-looking, but it's ju...More
Pro: sleek and noticable Con: easily stratched, short battery life, touchscreen is insensitive, freezes every once in a while I bought this phone a while ago and when I first got it, I thought it was the perfect phone. Now I think differently. Sure, it's eyecatching and expensive-looking, but it's just a small chunk of crap. The screen and back get scratched so easily, and leaves little lines all over the place. It's hard to text on this phone, because no QWERTY is provided, and users have to touch the numbers the old fashioned way, which is hard enough to begin with since the screen is so insensitive. When taking pictures, it takes 15 seconds for the photo to focus. The phone is a tad too expensive for it's low quality. Less
Yahoo

LG prda

from Yahoo
Pro: Nice Color scheme, battery life, and great freebies. Con: Signal and scratches too easy I had this phone for maybe 4 months before i had to get a new one. The phone would constantly lag and the screen would be running a little slow to the touch. The most horrid thing was the reception on it. Sin...More
Pro: Nice Color scheme, battery life, and great freebies. Con: Signal and scratches too easy I had this phone for maybe 4 months before i had to get a new one. The phone would constantly lag and the screen would be running a little slow to the touch. The most horrid thing was the reception on it. Since the phone only runs on three bands instead of four. there are many place where you get dead zones. I used this phone on att. So i do not know how it ran on tmobile. Other than that it was a cool phone. i liked the looks. the backgrounds where really neat. Plus it was really easy to use. Less
Yahoo

ROCKIN DESINGER WORLD!

from Yahoo
Pro: GR8 Con: NONE IDKDIDKDKDI
Yahoo

bad phone

from Yahoo
Pro: bad Con: bad This phone is alot of money and with that you should atleast get a nice phone for what you pay camera is bad when u touch the screen it barely works
Yahoo

Phone is not worth the price

from Yahoo
Pro: Stylish, Useful Applications Con: Bad Battery Life, No support. I bought this phone about 6 months ago when it was only being sold in Europe which was my stupid idea. But i can't receive any support on it since its only a European phone at the moment. The battery life sucks. My phone freezes alo...More
Pro: Stylish, Useful Applications Con: Bad Battery Life, No support. I bought this phone about 6 months ago when it was only being sold in Europe which was my stupid idea. But i can't receive any support on it since its only a European phone at the moment. The battery life sucks. My phone freezes alot and it gets scratched very easily. The phone is not worth the price. I suggest the HTC Tilt. Less
Yahoo

LG PRADA KE850 Cell Phone

from Yahoo
Pro: quality Con: good i was satisfied with tyhe product

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