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LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

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Camera interface - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

Camera interface

Camera:

LG PRADA is equipped with a 2-megapixel autofocus camera with a flash and lens under the branding of Schneider Kreuznach, which is used in Samsung’s digital cameras, but only in the LG phones.

The camera’s horizontal interface starts in about 3 seconds and then you can take pictures. Your viewfinder is the whole screen and only a small part of its left part is taken up by icons, informing you of the settings. Press anywhere on the screen and you’ll be able to change the settings after selecting the icon with the cogged wheel that says Settings.

There are quite a few settings and their significance is implied in the black-and-white icons, which are rather abstract, so that you’ll have to select them one by one to read about their functions.

An object can be focused in 4 seconds, then taking the picture and saving it takes 5 more seconds, which makes 9 seconds between two frames, which is rather slow. Unfortunately, the quality of the pictures, which is rather disappointing, does not make up for this slowness. For its two megapixels the camera shows a mediocre resolution and the small details are almost not visible even when the pictures have been taken in bright light. When viewed at 100%, the pictures appear smeared by the noise-reduction system. Other shortcomings are the unrealistic, unsaturated colors, which make the pictures look grey and monotonous. A lot of noise is generated when taking pictures in poor light; in darker rooms, when you have to rely on the flash, it lets you down.
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Outdoor images - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Outdoor images - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Outdoor images - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
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Outdoor images - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
Outdoor images - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
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Camcorder interface - LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review

Camcorder interface





The Camcorder allows you to video with a maximum resolution of 400х240 (that of the display); you can also choose QVGA (320x240), CIF (352x288), QCIF and 128x96. The duration is limited by the available memory.

Viewing pictures/video files is done in My Stuff menu. The pictures are seen as miniatures, which you can easily enlarge and view on a full screen. In this mode ‘buttons’ for previous/next pictures and for returning to viewing non-full screen show on the screen when you press on it. You can also view as a slide show.








Music Player:

The music player is equipped with two colorful skins: black and white, with an option for Shuffle&Repeat. The Interface has big buttons and shows the file name and the author’s name, as well as the settings. A bid disadvantage is that you cannot ‘minimize’ it and let it work on the background, while you’re doing something else with the phone. This is rather surprising for us, since nowadays much simpler phones can do that. Other non-available options in this phone, are sorting by author/album/genre, arranging in playlists and equalizers.
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

The sound through the loudspeaker is not particularly loud and its quality is mediocre. To listen to your music, we recommend that you use either wireless earphones, which is more convenient, or the wire earphones that come with the set. Since they are actually a wire remote control with a 3.5 mm jack, you can connect any standard earphones to the PRADA phone. The ones from the set are black ‘plugs’, bearing the PRADA logo; they are not especially convenient, but their sound and the strength are good. They reproduce he low frequencies poorly, but they do better than most of their competition. Using the 3.5 mm jack, you can connect also very good headphones, which we definitely like.
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review







You have in addition an FM RADIO with a memory for 12 stations. The lacking option for automatic search of just one station is an inconvenience: you have to do that search for all stations or you have to do it manually. You can also listen through the loudspeaker, but even then the headphones have to be plugged in, so that they can serve as an antenna.





Software:

LG Prada is not a smartphone, it works with standard LG software, created especially for this phone. Its in-built memory is only 16 MB, and can be increased by a few GBs, with the help of a microSD card. There are four preloaded games, but others can be added, using JAVA. The four games that come with the phone are very well developed and, being from different genres, they are sure to appeal to everyone. The supplementary application must have been created especially for this phone or for some similar device, because the standard hardware keyboard that all other phones use to navigate in the applications is missing 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

Surprisingly for a phone, which is not a smartphone, the PRADA can open MS office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), as well as PDF files, thus covering the most common types of documents.
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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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