LG PRADA KE850 Phone Review
The launch of phones like LG Chocolate and Motorola KRZR in 2006 seemed to give rise to a new trend of fashion phones which, although made by different manufacturers, had one common feature that set them apart from all other phones, namely, the shiny glossy material they were made of. This material is nothing like the RAZR-type metal structures, but it nevertheless looks just as upmarket and stylish.

This look has been developed for some time and we have seen this finish even in the RIM BlackBerry smartphones (initially Pearl, and later 8800), considered until recently to be conservative, which again shows how universal it can be. However, when all these phones started to look alike, the designers had to think of something new, to upgrade their previous best ideas. Maybe inspired by the fantasy movies, the creators have decided to use touch-sensitive screens, mostly for the vision and the feeling you get when you touch the flat display, rather than for the convenience of using many functions. It feels somehow natural to press on the things you want to activate. So you get a stylish shiny black phone with a minimum number of keys and a considerably big touch-sensitive screen: the same strategy has been used by Apple in their iPhone; Samsung F700 is also of a similar kind.

The difference between the above two phones and LG KE850 PRADA is that the latter phone is under the brand that even the Devil himself uses. This means an enhanced fashion appeal, generated not only by the phone’s look, but also by the customers’ brand loyalty, target group identity, etc....




In order to live up to its classiness, the phone comes in a nice-looking box, naturally pitch black. In it we find the complete set, including:

The leather case covers the display, but comes short of the whole phone: its upper part remains uncovered, so that the phone sports the PRADA logo even when it is placed in its case.

The earphones consist of two parts: a wire remote control with a 3.5 mm stereo jack and earphones with the same jack, which are plugged into it. These earphones can easily be replaced by others, since 3.5 mm is the standard, used for all earphones.

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22 Comments

1. GIGGI unregistered

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

2. David unregistered

It is not coming in the US

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.

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.

5. unregistered

Looks hoT!

6. Duckie unregistered

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

7. mojojojo unregistered

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

8. Vic unregistered

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

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. ://.

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.

11. jay unregistered

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

21. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Greetings from the future!!!!!

22. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

This LG G Prada looked amazign on its time :)
PRADA
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.008 GB
  • Battery 800 mAh(3.00h talk time)

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