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LG PRADA II Review

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LG PRADA II Review
Let us describe what it’s like to receive a call with the LG PRADA II. First, you hear a pleasant and clear ringing (that is, if you aren’t using the leather case, since you can hear almost nothing through it). Then, you waste about a second in wondering how it was possible for the manufacturer to make it that big and heavy and still claim that it is fashionable. However, you decide to take the call and suddenly hear a loud enough voice, but also too sharp and thus you do not make out who you are talking to. On the other end of the line the person hears you almost perfectly and explains to you why he is calling you, while you’re fighting with the unpleasant creaking of the slider and the keys in order to turn the volume down. Eventually, your nerves may begin to crack and just tell the person you’re speaking with “I have some other things to do now, just send me a message.” What a wonderful experience! The loudspeaker doesn’t help much, because it adds a lot of environment noises to the voice and it’s difficult to understand what is being said, unless you are in a very secluded place.

The first phone to bear the PRADA brand could not boast of a good battery and sadly, its successor does no better. According to the manufacturer, it is capable of up to 3 hours of talk time and 400 of standby time. Our impressions are that when using the camera, 10-15 minutes of surfing the internet and talking, along with frequently going through the menus, you will have to charge it every day.


Conclusion:

Would you be surprised if we tell you that the PRADA II will not be a nominee for best fashion phone for the season? When it comes to design, it does not offer anything that impressive, and its thickness and build quality could hardly make it a fashion accessory. If you are looking for such a device, examine the pictures closely enough and then judge whether it would suit your style.

As a multifunctional device, its performance is average – it’s not bad, but there are way better alternatives. Only the keyboard, the music player, the sound quality when listening to music and the DivX support are worthy of being rated as really good. But when we add the extremely high price, these positive sides are sure to get washed away. Suffice it to say we would not buy the PRADA II.

The software version of the tested unit is KF900AT_V10d

Pros

  • Keeps the design language of the original
  • Plays DivX videos
  • A good music player and high-quality sound
  • Usable QWERTY keyboard
  • Captures videos with high resolution and quality

Cons

  • The build quality does not meet its price
  • The multi-touch screen is almost unusable
  • The images that you can take with the camera are worthless
  • The browser is slow and hard to work with
  • Poor battery
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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.11 x 2.13 x 0.66 inches
(104.5 x 54 x 16.7 mm)
4.59 oz  (130 g)
Battery950 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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