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LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

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Messaging:

The Messages menu, featuring the text, multimedia and email messages, is in the main menu. The problem is that these are not combined and therefore there are separate icons for each option, which overburdens the menu.

You can adjust your phone, so that you can check your email, but you have to do that manually and the phone will not do it for you. Both POP3 and IMAP are supported, so that you have a freedom of choice.

Unfortunately, Instant Messenger is not maintained directly from the phone, but you can add it as a 3rd party application.
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review


LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Connectivity:


The Prada phone is a three-band (900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/EDGE phone, which limits its use in America to zones with coverage in the 1900-MHz band. The support of EDGE allows speeds up to 384kbps, which is much faster than GPRS, but slower than the third-generation UMTS. The unavailability of 3G does not allow you to conduct video calls from your trendy phone.

Locally the PRADA is connected, using the Bluetooth technology. The latest 2.0 protocol version is maintained and we are glad that we find here also the A2DP and AVRCP multimedia profiles for stereo music, enabling you to listen to music on wireless devices, using the same technology.

The computer connection is done via the cable, included in the set. You should choose from the phone’s menu the mode to be activated upon connecting to a computer: the mass storage mode, allowing you to transfer files in both directions (at about 550 KBps) like a local device, or the Data Storage mode, enabling you to synchronize your phone with your computer. In the latter mode, using the software from the disc, included in the set, we transferred 129 contacts from a computer to the phone for just 2 minutes 10 seconds. Using the software, you can synchronize also Schedules from the calendar and Memos. What we found inconvenient was that the synchronization is not actually with the Outlook, but with the program in which you import the information from the Outlook (in our case, we imported contacts). Next time you add new contacts from your phone to you computer, they’ll be saved in that program and not with the other Outlook contacts. This is inconvenient, in case you’re using it as a main computer organizer and you want to synchronize it with other devices.


Internet:

The internet browser of the PRADA is a mediocre WAP2.0 one. It opens standard HTML pages, but renders them in order to fit on the phone's screen, changing the way the originally look. It doesn't offer a "desktop view" option, and cannot be compared to the browsers of smartphones using Symbian or Windows Mobile or with some good phone browsers like the one of new Motorola phones. A disadvantage that makes itself apparent when viewing large WebPages is also the speed of EDGE, which would have been much faster with UMTS or WiFi, neither of which is unfortunately maintained here.
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

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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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