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LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

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LG PRADA Interface - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

LG PRADA Interface






Interface:

Just like its design, the phone’s interface is in the PRADA style: very simple, just in black and white without any other colors. When the phone was first promoted, some people even thought that its display was not full-color. However, this is just a theme and the phone features three more themes, rendering it a different aspect with colorful backgrounds and icons. For us, these do not look as elegant on the phone as the black and white theme. They are not so stylish, but they are more fun.

The Home Screen displays system information, a big clock showing the date and four shortcuts in the back: to Menu, Dialing Screen, Messages and Phonebook. An interesting interaction happens when you ‘get’ the clock and ‘push’ it with your finger, so that it moves. If you touch it, you activate the alarm setting, but you have to go to its menu, in order to use its options.

Two of the themes add, respectively, a butterfly and a fish to the home screen; they move on the screen in the direction that you’re pointing.

The main menu is rather interesting: in is divided into four categories, located as tabs to the right: phone, multimedia, organizer and settings. In each tab you find big, round, easy-to press icons, displaying texts about their functions. It is easy to make out the menu, which is logically arranged. The sub-menus are visualized as a list, sometimes you have to scroll to them. You can ‘get it and move it’ or to press on another position, so that it moves.







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searching





Phonebook:

The phonebook can memorize up to 1000 contacts on the phone’s memory. The contacts are visualized in a vertical list, showing 4 contacts at a time and the phone number of the selected one. We do not like the big title „Contacts” on the top of the screen, as well as the system information. If those were missing, 2 more contacts could have been visualized (50% more!). If you have more contacts on your list, you’ll have to scroll a lot. What can help you here is the searcher, which we do not like, because it can only look up a contact by the first word and not by the second (surname).

When adding contacts, you can memorize up to 4 phone numbers, email and memo, to allocate a personalized ring tone and picture and to include the contact in a group. There are 6 groups, which can be renamed and personalized with icons and a common ring tone.
Adding contacts - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Adding contacts - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Adding contacts - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Adding contacts - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

Adding contacts



Alarm clock - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Calculator - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
World Clock - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

Alarm clock

Calculator

World Clock

Calendar - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Calendar - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Calendar - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

Calendar

Memos - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
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Voice recorder - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

Memos

 

Voice recorder



Organizer:

You’ll find the complete organizer of the PRADA phone in the third tab of the main menu. Arranged there are the different options, sporting a nice-looking interface, completely merging with the menus, irrespective of which of the four topics you’re in.

The alarm can be set to go off 0/10/20/30/60 minutes earlier than the set time, which can be on a particular date or Mon-Fri/Mon-Sat/Everyday. Its ring tone is easily changed, and so is the text that shows when it goes off. The problem is that there is just one alarm and you cannot use a few alarms to go off at different times.

The Calculator will offer you a convenient interface with fairly large letters, but you can also access scientific options, where you can calculate degrees, Cos/Sin, etc., if you have to. To convert measurement units, you can use the converter.

The World Clock uses the world map, but, unlike most other phones, it does not open it before you, but shows you a 3D model of the planet that you can turn round with your fingers, in order to select a continent and a specific location on it. This is definitely not the most convenient navigation and we miss the possibility to search by name; it is nevertheless a very beautiful feature, fully in the style of this phone.

The Calendar can be viewed for a particular month and the big figures help you to see clearly which date is marked with a note and which date is selected. You can add a Schedule for each date for a particular period of time or for the whole day, by posting a note, setting the alarm (with seven options) and the possibility for repetition (Daily/Weekday/ Weekend/ Weekly/Monthly/Annually).

You can use Memos for notes that you do not want to attach to a particular date.

You also have a voice recorder, which records from the phone’s mike without limitation I the duration of the recording.



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. GIGGI (unregistered)


DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THIS PHONE IS COMING? AND WHAT NETWORK ITS GOING TO BE ON?

posted on 23 May 2007, 14:03

2. David (unregistered)


It is not coming in the US

posted on 24 May 2007, 01:49

3. Jimmy (unregistered)


Yes it is coming to the US. How do I know? My friend works for Prada and we're in Hawaii. Last time I checked Hawaii is still part of the US buddy. Get the facts straight first before posting.

posted on 30 May 2007, 14:30

4. David Adler (unregistered)


no us carrier is going to pick up the LG prada phone, actually. but you can still use it on the networks if you use them unlocked. they may go for sale unlocked in us stores, however no carrier will have them.

posted on 31 May 2007, 10:06

5. (unregistered)


Looks hoT!

posted on 06 Jun 2007, 18:09

6. Duckie (unregistered)


T-mobile is GSM. so in effect would it work for me?

posted on 07 Jun 2007, 03:14

7. mojojojo (unregistered)


Yes you can use it with T-Mobile, but only in areas with 1900 Mhz coverage

posted on 09 Jun 2007, 17:56

8. Vic (unregistered)


have this phone and its amazing.. every idiot will have the iphone

posted on 28 Jun 2007, 19:02

9. sbjldjafl;ihd (unregistered)


yeah i heard the Iphone sucked but so if i get this phone, im on Tmobile, then it will work well in the US correct? but the whole 1900 Mhz coverage thing, i dont get. ://.

posted on 23 Jul 2007, 14:56

10. Helle (unregistered)


How's the battery life? Anyone know? I've heard it sucked. Read on gsmarena.com, that it has to be charged almost every day.

posted on 04 Sep 2007, 16:28

11. jay (unregistered)


the phone is coming to the us. its gonna be with verizon and its coming september 15th said a verizon representative

posted on 22 Sep 2007, 10:05

12. seth (unregistered)


It's GSM, buddy, it's not coming to Verizon (since there's not even an FCC approved CDMA version). Maybe next September 15, because that's how long it will take for Verizon to get the agreement, LG to engineer it, the FCC to approve it, and Verizon to test it.

posted on 28 Dec 2007, 14:48

13. Twee (unregistered)


The prada phone is coming to the US via CDMA. A rep at vzw confirmed that it will be released in the 3rd quarter of 2008.

posted on 28 Dec 2007, 14:48

14. Twee (unregistered)


The prada phone is coming to the US via CDMA. A rep at vzw confirmed that it will be released in the 3rd quarter of 2008.

posted on 12 Feb 2008, 09:47

15. Paul (unregistered)


I'm hearing the same thing from Verizon employees. They're saying late Summer 2008 the LG PRADA(CDMA version) will be on Verizon and i'm not talking about unlocked overseas Prada phones either.

posted on 01 Mar 2008, 18:03

16. Yunita (unregistered)


I know that the look of prada phone is just awesome and it carries prada's brand name. My husband bought that phone for me in December 2007 and it works great and I actually crazy about it. I became a cool person because I have prada phone and noone has it yet. Unfortunately, within 3 weeks that phone went dead on me, the screen went black and even the dealer don't know what was happening with the phone. So, I don't understand why we have to have prada phone. I sent $400 for nothing!!!!!! I would give that money to some one who really need it. Anyway, unless your parents are freaking rich so it doesn't matter to spend $400 for prada phone that will break in about 1 month. I still regret it and I'm going to for a whole life. I have never spent that much on a stupid phone before.

posted on 01 Mar 2008, 18:08

17. yunita (unregistered)


On top of that, I called LG customer service and they told me to called France because USA actually doesn't carry that phone. So, How fucked up is that?????? Ladies, just because we are prada lovers, please don't fall for this one. Anybody who doesn't agree with me, too bad! you have my email address and I will dare you to fix my fucking prada phone. Or Any LG official who wants to dare me?????? go ahead, my email adress is yunita_sadeli@yahoo.com

posted on 18 Mar 2008, 13:55

18. LAZZAY (unregistered)


THIS PHONE IS NICE. SPENT $550 ON IT AND GOT THE WARRANTY FROM SQUARE TRADE FOR 3 YEARS FOR ONLY 35$. WORKS LOVELY HAD THE PHONE FOR A YEAR NOW. NO PROBLEMS. EVERYONE IS JEALOUS OF ME. YOU CANT GET WARRANTY FROM THE DEALER BECAUSE ITS NOT RELEASED HERE. FOR 400$ YOU GOT A GOOD DEAL, FOR A PHONE WORTH 700$ RETAIL. YOU PROBABLY DROPPED IT OR SOMETHING OR YOUR DEALER SOLD YOU A REFURBISHED ONE.

posted on 13 Apr 2008, 19:14

19. Annessa Campian (unregistered)


First of all, if i have a verizon wireless plan will i be able to switch it over to the phone? I'm considering buying a new one on Ebay that comes with a US warranty.

posted on 23 Apr 2008, 18:54 1

20. sk8rnurse (unregistered)


I'll never understand how a person who's phone (fortunately) worked well,could be stupid enough to think that every phone of that type then,must work well,and talk sh*# to people who have bad experience!!How freakin narrow minded!!I have ALWAYS treatedmy phonz well and had TONS of problems with some of them.Be glad urs worked well and don't dismiss other ppls hassels w them.

posted on 10 May 2012, 18:03 2

21. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Greetings from the future!!!!!

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.88 x 2.12 x 0.47 inches
(99 x 54 x 12 mm)
2.99 oz  (85 g)
Battery800 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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