Summary: While the LG Prada is a gorgeous phone with a stunning touch screen display, its simple feature set may not justify its hefty price tag. That said, if you want one of the most fashionable phones available, the LG Prada is definitely the phone to get.
Pros: The LG Prada cell phone has a sophisticated and stylish design that is sure to turn heads. Its 3-inch display is stunning, and the touch screen interface is surprisingly usable. It also has a 2.0-megapixel camera, a music player, and a document viewer.
Cons: The LG Prada does not have 3G support, which is unfortunate for such an expensive phone. While the touch screen interface isn't too difficult to use, it still requires a little bit of a learning curve. A few of the phone's external buttons are a little hard to press, and the microSD card slot is inconveniently located behind the battery.
Excerpt: LG KE850, also known as the LG Prada, phone resulted from the work of 2 renowned companies: LG Electronics and the Italian fashion brand Prada. Actually, you can see the phone as a piece of LG software "dressed" in Prada designed clothes. Moreover, LG Prada is considered by many as being the first mobile phone that uses complete touchscreen display.
Pros: Glancing at any latest LG handset you cannot avoid noticing their stylish and innovative designs, and LG Prada has them both ... 100%. Its lightweight and its perfect ergonomics put it in a "One man show" position and recommend it for heavy worldwide sale. The innovative touchscreen technology improves the functionality even if this is no smartphone. These features will surely be enough to please most of the LG brand fans and conquer the hearts of any fashionistas.
Cons: I'm trying to figure out why every time I'm using an LG handset I discover so many software related bugs. This is becoming embarrassing for LG who usually makes great good-looking phones, but the lack of a good firmware will only handicap the phone's functionality. Bad software is probably the most important thing I noticed on LG Prada. The second one is the low power battery which will probably convince you not to buy this phone, but when it comes to tastes� who can ...
Conclusion: It looks like Apple's upcoming iPhone and has a lot of the same features, but it'll appeal primarily to the very well-heeled—which is just the way Prada wants it. It doesn't match up to the iPhone's expected PC-syncing capabilities, but it's still an elegant, unusual, and powerful handheld.
Pros: Unusual touch-screen interface. Luxury brand and feel. Excellent music and video playback quality. Surprisingly long talk time.
Cons: No 3G. Relatively quiet earpiece. Poor PC software.
Excerpt: Not too long ago we took a look at the LG Shine and this time we are going to the next level with LG's most elaborate fashion phone, the KE850 or as it's better known, the Prada. To be fair to LG, the Prada phone arrived ahead of the Apple iPhone and it features a touch interface, although, it is not quite multi-touch. The phone itself is tiny for a touch screen device, as it measures just 99x54x12mm (HxWxD) and weighs a mere 85 grams.
Conclusion: The Prada phone is a new-generation jewel. Although it is not one of the posh models, using rare metals and precious stones, it is a status symbol for people who want a really good-looking exclusive phone. Developing the designer language of the Chocolate phone on a new level, LG PRADA is the first of a new class of fashion phones and sets a benchmark for the other manufacturers.
Pros: Very fashionable look, 3 inches large display in smaller than RAZR body, Logically ordered and easy to use interface, Excellent call quality
Cons: Weak signal strenght, Mediocre camera performance, Old WAP browser, Music player cannot work in background mode
Summary: Another item launched last year among glitz and glamour at no less a venue than Claridges. I was told it would be on sale in January – maybe is was – but review units only arrived with the UK agency at the very end of March.
LG's latest fashion phone boasts a partnership with leading Italian fashion label Prada
Good Gear Guide.au
12 June 2009
Summary: It's far from perfect, but the Prada KE850 is a must have fashion accessory. Combined with its gorgeous touch screen display and excellent design makes it the most attractive phone on the market to date. If you're an avid SMS user though, you'll find the T9 system frustrating.
Pros: Complete touch interface, fantastic display, attractive design, size and weight, excellent user interface
Cons: Battery life, T9 messaging, not 3G, scrolling through lists is troublesome, price
Summary: There's definitely a few components missing for what you'll pay for a Prada, but these haven't detracted from our experience. It's much better than the original Prada phone and many of its current competitors as well.
Pros: Simple yet stylish design, Excellent touchscreen experience, One of the best QWERTY keyboards around
Cons: Expensive, No substantial internal memory, No 3.5mm headphone socket on the phone