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LG KE850 Prada review: Sophistication made simple

LG KE850 Prada review: Sophistication made simple - read the full textThe Prada phone by LG is among those handhelds that rely solely on touch-based as opposed to stylus-based interface interaction. The famous Apple iPhone surely started the craze over such devices, but the LG KE850, elsewhere known as the Prada phone, is nothing like iPhone. A highly stylish and versatile multimedia device, the Prada branded mobile is a true joy to the eye and represents the true meaning of a fusion between a full-featured mobile phone and a fashion icon.


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-01-01 17:48 from v3xw - click to readlg prada in asia is the same as that in usa and europe!

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  • 2010-09-02 22:43
  • vGv8

i just bought a lg prada ke850 silver and it does not have a qwerty on screen keyboard:( how can i get this???

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  • 2010-08-31 02:06
  • 0HkZ

hi all

i've recently bought lg prada and started using it finally(yay)

but a sim-card icon appears on-screen display right next to reception icon..there is no information in the manual regarding this so i'm eager to hear your solutions (please help).

ps: my phone works...there is no problem with making/receiving calls and texting

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  • 2009-09-25 11:35
  • np19

Does the phone have an on-screen QWERTY keyboard ?

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  • 2009-05-27 16:52
  • ULMW

The Prada logo at the top of my phone peeled off (it's a long story but it was my fault). Anyone know how I can fix this? Can I buy a new top for my phone?

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  • 2009-01-30 21:10
  • jKfZ

> In reply to debz @ 2007-08-30 21:06 from n14e - click to readpush the bottom button on the left edge of the phone

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  • 2009-01-30 08:11
  • iifq

Hi, I have just bought the LG Prada KE850 in silver. It doesn’t have the “Black theme” display skin (white lettering/icons on black background) which I would prefer, only the “Prada theme” in grey on white. Can anyone help me find the Black theme as download, firmware etc. for my silver phone? Is it even possible to download themes to the Prada phone and install them? If not, is it possible to have the entire firmware of the black version of the phone (which has the “Black” theme) installed?
Many thanks!
Best regards from Duesseldorf, Germany.
Geoff Burton

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  • 2009-01-17 07:24
  • iE$g

LG Prada in Asia has a 5megapix cam, comes in 3G and HSDPA support. It even comes with a PRADA bluetooth headset. As opposed to the review, battery life is good, 3 days of light usage. Possible GPS support as well. Can GSMARENA do another review on the latest model?

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  • 2009-01-01 17:48
  • v3xw

> In reply to JackB. @ 2007-07-15 18:55 from 4VQ6 - click to readI have the same beeping sound on mine and was looking on here for answers. Don't know what it is.

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  • 2008-09-23 22:06
  • R4@C

Does anyone know how to change the alarm tones or download diff ones, on the Prada?
Can you change the amount of time on snooze?

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  • 2008-09-13 14:10
  • im0j

> In reply to teo @ 2007-09-05 00:45 from n2yq - click to's not worth $700
around $350 maybe

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  • 2008-09-03 06:51
  • 4{UN

> In reply to didi @ 2008-01-30 15:09 from p7Jm - click to readYes you can i thought so too bu when i got it i was foolong around and i realized it does play in the background.
When you're in the MP3 player. press the menu icon and select BGM.

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  • 2008-08-10 00:04
  • 0c@X

can i use the mp3 player while sending and reading an sms?...because in a comment i read that it doesnt play in the background...please someone help...i'm really liking this phone alot but if i cant hear music and smsing its not gd for me

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  • 2008-01-30 15:09
  • p7Jm

Can someone please tell me if the prada phone has a gps navigation system in it, im considering buying one and need the extra info

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  • 2007-11-17 09:58
  • vu%1

When you listen to mp3,is it loud?And when u received an incoming call or msg is it loud even though u are in the noisy crowd?

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  • 2007-10-28 04:47
  • F4pr

luv it

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  • 2007-10-18 12:02
  • RbH7

There is one thing you have to remember when buying this phone. READ THE MANUAL and explore the phone before using it. The interface is very unusual compared to other phones, and not everything may seem logic at first. I've read a lot of user reviews after buying the phone. You just need to learn how to use the phone since it's so different from other phones on the market. I could start a support service for this phone soon after just playing with it and reading the manual. Just remember to take some time to learn how to use the new interface. Once you understand the new kind of logic you will absolutely love this phone.

Somebody mentioned that the contact list is difficult to navigate when searching by letters. On the left on the side of the phone - use the arrow buttons to go up and down in the list when you have searched for a name. Press the red call button to make the call. Then you dont need to touch the screen.

If you want to access the contact list while in a phone call press the lower left button on the screen. Then you may operate several functions while talking like searching the contact list.

Also if you need the keypad to dial in an automatic answering service, press the lower left button on the side of the phone and the keyboard will appear on the screen. Press the same button to hide it again.

I also had the issue with last names first on the contact list. It is possible to change this, but I don't remember how I did it. I found the answer in the manual.

When it comes to the leather case that actually scratches the screen instead of protecting it. I wanted to be very careful with the phone as I am not very careful with where i put it and stuff, and used the leather case all the time. The problem was that the phone got scratched from the case itself. I phoned LG today about it, and they knew about the problem. They said it was something wrong with a lot of the leather cases sent out. It should have a layer with thin fabric inside. I'm giving it back tomorrow, and they are changing the screen and the back cover for me. Then the phone will be like brand new again. They are also giving me a new leather case with the right kind of fabric inside. Then it won't scratch according to LG.

The phone were better off after I started to just put it in my pocket, but for a long happy life with my very uncareful use it should be protected in the case.

So when you buy the phone check that the leather case does have some kind of fabric inside, and not only the stiff leather. If so ask to have another one. If the people in the store where you buy it don't understand shit just call LG. The service when I called them were superior.

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  • 2007-10-08 15:59
  • MIrg

I am in Australia and sooooo want to buy this phone, i am hoping to get it during the week. It's about $700 AUD here.

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  • 2007-09-23 03:48
  • 2G24

I just got this phone and i,m loving it but I just inserted my 1gb sd card into my phone and I cant get my ringtones or nothing so if u know how to do it please tell me.

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  • 2007-09-09 11:23
  • kN%7

i love it and i will buy it!!in romania it cost 700$ butit diserve it

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  • 2007-09-05 00:45
  • n2yq

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