I got this phone free with my contract about 4 years ago - AND I AM STILL USING IT! Granted, now it has a few problems, it doesn't look as nice as it once did for example, but I still love it. It's responsive and really easy to use. The camera is 2 mega pixels, which if you are used to using an up to date smart phone with amazing quality, will seem a little rubbish to you, but for me, I find it to be of great quality. I sell on Ebay alot and I use this camera to take the pictures - and they're really good. Overall, I would definately recommend this phone, especially to a female. You can go on the internet, take pictures, send messages - what more could you ask for. And the screen is massive so you can have your favourite image as your background... 10 out of 10!!!
The main selling point of this phone is reflected in the name - the design. It really is a lovely looking phone and is sleek and minimal. However when you actually hold it, it is light but it almost feels cheap and the buttons do also. The finish is also quite disappointing because although it looks great when you first get it, the paint round the edge of the phone and especially on the volume buttons etc. is very easy to be scratched off. I am very protective of my gadgets and whereas most of my previous phones and my current one have hardly a scratch on them, a lot of the paint on this one has come off. So unfortunately, this gorgeous looking phone will not remain gorgeous for very long.
The actual interface of the phone is the generic LG one, but with the Prada Theme you get to have it in black and white, which rather than giving it a more "chic" look just makes it look cheap and out of date. However the phone does redeem itself in that the touch screen is quite sensitive; not sensitive enough to be annoying and it has no problems with being resistive like the notoriously resistive Nokia smartphones. This is particularly helpful when texting (which is easy and the predictive text is actually very impressive). Calls are also easy to handle and the sound quality is crisp.
The applications available are few and far between - if you want any decent ones then it IS going to cost you and there's no access to a decent marketplace so the apps you can download aren't very diverse. The apps the phone starts with though are ok and enough to get you through a trip on the underground.. but not much more. Of course the obvious Snake 2 is present but unfortunately that is the only game you are likely to be playing. The MP3 player I cannot comment on because I don't think I ever used it. The camera however was actually quite impressive despite being a measly 2 megapixels and is perfect for when you forget your camera. However if you really want a decent shot a real camera will be needed - but the same could be said for most phones.
Unfortunately the internet on this phone is what really lets it down and labels it as a last generation phone. With no wifi and only access to the most basic of websites, which are near impossible to use and which usage of will cost a bomb, the internet that this phone does present is hardly worth being there at all, and you will be likely only to use it to buy the oftenly overpriced games on the LG/mobile operator marketplace.
A redeeming feature that results from this lack of internet though is the battery life - the battery could easily last anything up to 2 weeks if it is constantly on, and a lot longer otherwise, even with medium to heavy usage. It is also a reliable phone and likely to last you a long time so if you aren't too fussed about the features, and merely want a decent looking phone which has good text and call facilities, this may be the phone for you.
Understandably this phone is a bit out of date now as it was released quite a long time ago, however it is still fetching quite a high price on some websites and so I urge you that your money would be much better spent on something newer and better. Although it does look good, and it has a designer label attached to it, this doesn't make a good phone - and it won't look so good for long anyway.
I bought this phone a few years ago and have used it has my first/second phone since...the touch screen is great compared to other touchscreens that were on the market at the time i bought this phone. It doesnt have the new features that newer phones have (apps, wifi) this i do not really take into consideration as i would hardly ever use these features. The layout of options is clear and functional and is easy to get accustomed to.
The built in mp3 player has great sound through the earphones but is slightly quiet for my liking when played with the handset speaker but this is not something i do regularly anyway, it comes with an adapter to take normal headphones from the lg port so i replaced the original headphones as i prefer in ear headphones, though this is normally the case with most phones
The camera has taken many pictures comparable to standalone cameras, they are not fuzzy or dark.
In the few years i have had this phone i have never had any problems with it and have continued to use it when newer phones have broken and always found it reliable.
Not the best mobile i've ever owned but not an entirely bad one either. I'll start with the good points. It's quite sleek and is a very nice looking phone, what would you expect with a prada logo attatched to it? The layout is simple yet still quite interesting and the themes are pretty decent. The camera is ok but not great and the capability for memory expansion is always a plus. There are however a lot of bad points. Namely the most important feature of the the phone, the touchscreen. Not impossible to use but very frustrating especially when texting. The seems to be a slight delay and when going to press 9 I almost always pushed the predictive text button. The process of choosing a contact to send to is in no less than three stages. Which is very helpful sometimes but was almost always a pain in my side when I was in a hurry to text. The phone would often freeze after prolonged use but this was probably down to its age rather than poor manafacturing. It is quite durable and never cracked or broke in any way really, this may change however if you end up hurling it at the wall after trying to text. The music player was poorly designed and the sound quality was below average. Call quality however was always pleasantly clear and I found myself switching form a texter to a talker whilst using this mobile. Overall a very average phone with some good features but a few too many bad points lets it down.
I have had this phone for over a year now and i don't think i will change it for a long time. This phone is smart, stylish and elegant so it does not look outdated or out of fashion. So far, i have not had any problems with this phone, it suits me perfectly. I wanted a simple, yet sleek day to day phone that is easy to use; this phone has fulfilled this criteria quite well.
*I am not that technologically minded so this review does not feature in depth specifications, i have just tried to let you know what i found good about this phone and what i find inconvenient about it. This was my lowest rated review so i tries to update it. I think it was review Useful, because it was too short and not very detailed, it was also one of the first i did*
*** My experience and opinion of the phone***
The touch screen works well, but needed a little getting used to. Sometimes i can press the button but the phone won't recognise this, so i need to repress it. Also when texting it is abit difficult as there seems to be a slight delay in the time i press the screen to the time the phone registers what letters i am trying to press so i can end up with the wrong letter, this means i can't text as fast i would like as i have to wait for the letters to register. There is a version of this phone with a key pad, that would proberly have been more convenient for me, but i don't think it was out when i bought this phone and would proberly be more expensive. Another slight problem i have with this phone is that texting can be quite tricky as you have to switch screens to get capital letter/numbers/punctuation which means texts takes longer than it did when i had other phones.
The camera takes good quality photos for a phone. It not amazing quality but its good to capture a few picture whilst out and about. The only thing i find is that it takes a while for the phone to take the picture. I will press the button and it will take about five seconds to take the picture, this can be abit inconvenient. I have not had much experience with other cameras so i'm not sure if this is normal. But, overall i am quite happy with the camera taking facility as i don't use it for anything special.
I really like the calculator and calendar applications as they are very useful. I use the phone every morning to wake me up. I like that you can pre-program to phone to wake you up at different set times every day... so you can enter an early time for weekdays and a later time for weekends.
The phone is quite durable, i have dropped it a few times (bad i know) and the back cover just fell off, but i could fix that easily. The black surface of the phone is very durable, i keep it in my bag as has not incurred any bad scratches.
The charge lasts well, it usually goes about 3 days without needing a charge. The good thing about this phone is that it gives you plenty of warning before it completely loses battery. It will beep at you for about a day until it loses charge, this is good as it won't suddenly die when you need it. I found that the battery has survived along time, some of the products i have had with rechargeable batteries (like my ipod) seem do have battery packs that deteriorate so the charge only lasts for a short time. I don't know why this is but luckily it has not happened to this phone.
I don't use this phone to play music very often, but when i have tried it out the sound quality appeared to be quite good. Not the best, but i think it would be good enough to use as a casual mp3 player. When calling, the sound quite is quite good, it is loud and you can adjust the volume, i have never had any problems with fuzzy lines or anything.
Overall, i think this phone is quite good. It is not technologically amazing or incredibly unique but i was only looking for a phone for simple everyday use. This phone has served me well. For that reason i have given 5 stars as it fulfills it's purpose well.
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One of the striking aspects of this phone is the fact that it is designed by Prada, one of the best designers of all. I didn't get this phone when it came out since it was too expensive and still it is a bit expensive. I have managed to get this phone at the price of 160 Pounds which I thought it was reasonable.
First, when I bought and received the phone, I really liked the box which came with it. Back cube box with the word Prada on top of it. It was truly one of LG's original ideas (It also did with the LG Chocolate) and I thought the box was very relevant to the phone as being sexy, haha. They always say you would need to design EVERY aspect of the mobile phone that comes with it.
You would just love this wide 3 inch touch screen. The design is so simple yet so powerful. The silver strip that goes along the side of the phone really does give the distinctive style to it. At the back of the phone, you see the camera on the top left hand corner and the word ' Schneider - KREZNACH' is engraved just below the camera to sell the idea of the camera lens is from original Kodak. Also the buttons which are on the side of the phone is flushed to its side so there is no excessive bulkiness of the phone. The three button that must have on the phone is call, cancel and off/on button which is on the bottom of the phone below the screen. Having these three buttons as a strip again adds that special aspect of the phone. Ergonomically the size of the phone is just the right size for a normal hand which grips the phone tightly.
+Functions of the phone+
Whenever, I turned the phone on, I was scared by the noise it came out as the phone was turning on (It was like a sound of car racing on a race track) but not I'm really enjoying when the phone is turning on. The striking thing is the Prada theme which is preset to the phone and it gives a very strong retro to it.
There are four preset theme installed on to the phone -
Prada Theme - this is the black/white theme
Blue Theme - This is basically the Prada theme in colour, blue
Butterfly Theme - When the screensaver is on, you can make the butterfly move to where your finger is.
Fish Theme - This follows the same pattern as the butterfly theme
At the bottom of the screensaver is the shortcut to the function. The four dots bring up the main menu, the phone brings up the keypad, the envelope brings up the messages and the phone which is on the notepad brings up the contacts. Also, on the screensaver the analogue clock is preset to it but you could change this to digital as well. When you press the clock, at the side of it, it pops up the shortcut of the alarm clock for an easier access.
One thing about this phone I got confused about is the key lock button which is on the right hand side of the phone which I didn't realise until the phone was on lock.
Texting on this phone takes quite bit of time to get used to. It's easier to work with normal input rather than predictive text since I still have no idea how to add words on to the dictionary. Because the phone is touchpad, you would need to press it quite gently. I have compared the touch pad sensitivity with the LG Chocolate and I have found that Prada Phone is less sensitive.
The camera on this phone is quite good. At daylight, it's perfect, however, at night; it is very hard to take photos. The flash is available however, it is one of those flash that just turns the bulb on. Also, whenever you are on the camera mode, the orientation changes to landscape maximising the resolution.
The quality of the mp3 player is not too bad either but it's not as good as Sony Ericsson's Phone. You can also put the mp3 player into BGM (Background Music) so you could listen to the music and text at the same time. However, the downside of this phone is storage. The phone memory is so low that you could only hold one or two songs on to it. However, you can put an external card to maximise the memory.
The games you get on this phone are not that great because you would need to use the touchpad. You get four games on this phone:
Halloween Fever - this is quite a boring game where you would have destroy little blocks by grouping them
Photo Puzzle - like it says, it's a photo puzzle.
Virus - This is incredibly a stupid game, where you would need to press the virus to kill it and by the time you finish one stage, you get smudges all over your screen.
Pipe - What you do is join the pipe so that the water could flow from bath/toilet etc to the drainage.
Other essential features include, Bluetooth, FM radio, camcorder, voice recorder, calculator, alarm clock, memo, calendar, world clock.
In conclusion, this is a great stylish sexy phone that holds quite a number of functions but texting requires some time to get used to.
I have owen my Prada phone for nearly two years & it was love at first sight! It was the only real touch screen around at the time & looked very fashionable. Even now people are impressed when they see Prada on my phone -for someone who loves fashion, its a great accessory!
It has aged slightly with a few paint chips/scratches but this is inevitable.
It has a good battery life, although it stays on full battery for a few days, then suddently depleats quickly (or so the symbol shows) which can catch you out.
The main fault is occasionally the touch screen will freezr & the buttons do not react which is frustrating & you have to turn it off to get it to work.
I love the choice of background settings & cute animations.
I find the picture & video memory highly insuffitient & the camera is not the best.
Overall, this phone is all about looks, not technical spec.
For those needing the technical aspects, there are so many phones now that are far more suitable, the iphone to name one!
I received this phone two years ago from my dad for doing well in exams and was ecstatic I had one of the only touch screen phones available and it was made by prada. At first I loved the phone, it was extremely easy to use, looked stylish and had a very aesthetically pleasing interface which was also easy to navigate through. I loved the reactions I got when I pulled out my sleek, black, prada phone. I still get these reactions now after two years but it is only a sleek black phone as after about a year the prada lettering rubbed off the phone and also the chrome on the side began to peel off.
This was not the only flaw I found though, after some use I found that the memory of the phone was extremely low allowing me to only store around 250-300 texts and also making it impossible to receive songs from others as although i was able to buy a memory card to store songs off my computer there is no possible way to receive songs straight onto the memory card. The phone also did not have the feature where I could count the number of texts I had made that month so I never knew if I had gone over my contract. There was no text counter and the phone did not have enough memory for me to hold all of the texts I sent this month, to be honest this did cause a lot of trouble.
I also found that every so often the touch screen would just stop working and the only way to start this would be to turn the phone off then on again which becomes extremely annoying.
But I must say the battery charge on the phone is still excellent even after two years of use the phone can still go around 4 days without having to charge it which is extremely useful when going away where I will not be able to charge my phone.
I would give this phone 0 stars if I could but I can't but oh well I will just have to settle with 1 star.
I got this phone when it first came out and it costs me over £300 i'd had it for 1 month and the chrome sides began to peel off and so I rang the people I bought it from and they gave me my money back. Originally I thought it might just be my phone but it wasn't when I went to buy another phone the man selling me the phone also had the LG Prada KE850 and his chrome had peeled off as well but he didn't mind like I did and just kept it.
The phone itself its great and if you don't mind about the peeling chrome side then yes it is a great phone which is why my new phone was a very similar style. The touch screen is great however it does get dirty with fingerprints all over it. When people borrowed it they said theres lots of fingerprints on here arn't there.
I bought this phone a few months after it first came out, so some of the problems I have had with it may have been fixed by now.
This is definately the phone to have if you like to be stylish and the centre of attention. Before the iPhone came out this was the definitive touch-screen, however I now find that people are less impressed when they realise it's not an iPhone you're holding.
The touchscreen is brilliantly shiny at first, and I would suggest buying a protective plastic film to preserve it. I did this, but before I got round to getting a new one I dropped the phone on the floor. It scratches quite easily, and this is more noticeable with the black screen.
It is possible to change the theme of the phone, so if black isn't really your thing then you can choose from a butterfly, fish or blue theme.
The visuals on the screen are really good however i'm no phone expert and i'm comparing it to my old Sharp GX30! The photos I have taken with this phone come out clearly, and the quality of the images on screen is near to that of my home computer.
Battery Life - I would say the battery life has been rubbish since it was first bought. I remember with fondness the Nokia phones (which were the size of bricks), with their week-long battery life. However I would say that if you use this phone for texting or talking regularly, you WILL have to charge it every night! If I forget to plug the charger in at night then it will run out around lunchtime the next day.
The phone has additional features e.g. MP3, FM radio, still and video camera, calender etc etc. I'm not going to go into detail about these as they are pretty much standard across the board.
Touchscreen - this will take a good couple of days to get used to, however I now find it very quick to use. The touchscreen does seem to freeze at times, usually after a call has been made or received. This can be highly annoying!
I would say that this phone is not easily water damaged. My two year old son actually put mine in a glass of blackcurrant squash and it was fully working an hour later!
Can be difficult getting used to bringing the numbers up on screen during a call (e.g. when trying to navigate automated telephone systems)
Sometimes the date seems to flick back a day for no apparent reason, which means that the alarms don't go off!
Battery life is rubbish!
When I first opened the leather cube box of the LG Prada I was surprised it actually looked as stylish as it did in the pictures I have seen while searching Google also the box complimented the phone. I wanted a phone what looked good and didn't break the bank so I got mine from a friend (£60), I've had the phone for well over 6 months now, When I first took the LG Prada into college. It soon got noticed and a lot of people were asking whether they could have a go with the touch screen and they were all saying this must of cost a bomb, So from there reactions and mine you can tell this is the phone you want if you want to impress someone, Its not only good looking put boasts a ton of mod cons including a 2 megapixel camera, However I have found that the camera needs a lot of lighting as the pictures come out to dark (even with the flash on!).
Texting..... Well as this was my first phone for a while I knew I would be slow at texting on any phone but this one was harder than normal and to start of with took quite a while. When I started to text my friends they would get fed up and by the time I had text them back they had already send my another text telling me to hurry up!
On the other hand I have now got used to the texting features you know what they say practice makes perfect and on this phone it really did.
As I had the phone I have started to notice the screen is becoming more scratched as it's placed into its case and in my pocket, Also as the phone is touch screen you are constantly wiping finger marks from the screen!
For the price I paid I think the phone was a bargain with all its features and good looks however looking online at the normal prices I don't think I would want to pay them (£100) As to be honest there are probably better phones on the marked at this price.
Last but not least the phone has quite a poor memory!! I have stored about 5 songs onto the phone and my memory it's filled, so I would recommend buying a memory card.
This phone is more for the fashion contuses and is good compared to other LG phones with all features and looks you can't complain, and you may well get comments on its looks overall I would recommend this phone to people!
Was really excited at first to get this phone, as no body else had it... slightly disappointed now however, as it seems to have fallen into a pit of chav..! The phone however, is good, mostly. Apart from a few glitches when writing text messages such as after a full stop, it will repeat one letter until you press a few buttons & then delete them, bit of a pain. The actual phone doesn't have a lot of memory, but comes with a free memory card, so that is hardly the issue. The phone does get a bit boring when you have had one for nearly 18months, but would imagine its the same with anything. It takes a bit iof getting used to, but is easy to use once you know what you are doing & think the phone looks very nice. Does scratch quite easily though. It does come with alot of accessories, gets delivered in a really nice Prada box & comes with a leather pouch to keep the phone in to stop it from getting scratched, a cloth to wipe it & such. Generally, is a good phone, just depends how much you want from your phone
I traded my Motorola K1 for this phone. I waited around 3 months, after the huge hype died down a little. What a brilliant idea though, merging the exquisite fashion brand, 'Prada' with an electronics company 'LG' and coming up with a full touch-screen enabled handset! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. And when I did finally, I was not disappointed much. It was great, wonderful design, great layout of the icons and the functions were handful. The touch was better than I imagined, it wasn't too responsive at times, but other times it was good enough. The active standby was fabulous, interesting to watch that fish float by! The 2MP camera with Schneider lens, was more than I expected, produced amazing quality photos. The screen was big and high in resolution and the difficult arose from texting (of course). Another fault was the peeling off casing, and the chrome was so easily chipped. The construction therefore, had to be said, not so great. One of the best phones I've had however. I fell in love with this phone.
When I got this phone for my birthday, I was chuffed to bits, but know I'm not so sure. The touch screen is great at first but after a while it seems to become less sensitive and has crashed a few times. This would be passable if the inner features of the phone made up for this flaw, but sadly they dont. The inner memory is really small which means you have to reli on a micro- SD card(which I had a bit of a job locating, everywhere had the larger ones) the camera is not to bad, but it takes ages to open pictures , at least a few seconds. This can be quiet irritating! An other anoying feature is that I have always used the cover that came with it but it has still ended up really scratched. I have a feeling that the holder itself scratches the handset. The rest of the phones features are quiet basic and not worth the price tag. This phone is definetly a fashion phone which is not designed to last, but heck it looks good!
I decided i had to have something designer so i opted for the Prada phone by LG. I had a play with it in the shop and was excited by the fact that it was a touch screen, so i took the 18 month contract out with Orange. Big mistake!! I have had the phone for 7 months and still find it difficult to use. Texting can be a problem as it has predictive text which you can take off but sometimes the screen can be very unresponsive and you miss words out, especially if you don't put your finger pad directly onto the screen. Also when trying to change the predictive text words you have to press the up and down buttons on the side of the phone which took me about 2 months to work out as the instructions weren't very good.The phone is very stylish as it has the Prada logo on it and comes with a nice hard leather case. It has a camera function which is very poor as it has to focus first before it will take the photo by which time the subject( my 2 yr old) has moved or stopped doing what you wanted to catch on film. When calling you can put the phone onto loud speaker but this takes time and you have to ask people to wait while you press a button twice and then touch the screen before it can be put on. It comes with a mp3 player which i have not found a problem with as it just put the music on to the pc then downloaded it onto the phone. I have now got used to the phone but feel that if you want a touch screen phone there are better ones out there as this was the first one and all the faults may be ironed out by now (hopefully)