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LG KE850 Prada Unlocked Phone with Touchscreen, 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

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  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
  • Tri-band GSM cell phone compatible with 900/1800/1900 frequencies and GPRS/EDGE data capabilities
  • Elegantly designed mobile phone inspired by Prada fashion with touchscreen controls; 2-megapixel camera/camcorder with Schneider Kreuznach optics
  • Bluetooth for handsfree devices and stereo music streaming; MicroSD memory expansion; digital audio player
  • Up to 3 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time
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This unlocked phone is an international version. It does not come with a U.S. warranty and may not come with an English-language manual. If no English-language manual is included, the manual will be provided on the phone’s detail page at Amazon.com. See the Amazon Warranty Policy for Unlocked GSM Phones.

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.9 inches, 2.1 inches, 0.05 inches
  • Weight: 3.04 ounces
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.1 inches ; 3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000RF82FS
  • Item model number: Prada
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,424 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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Offering a sophisticated design developed with Italian luxury fashion house Prada that's mixed with a cutting edge user interface technology from LG, the tri-band PRADA Phone by LG (KE850) brings much more to the party than just stunning good looks. Its minimalist, black-tie industrial design has been complemented by a 3-inch touch screen that enables you to control virtually all the phone's functions with just your finger--no stylus needed. It's also loaded with bounty of features you expect from a top-of-the-line mobile phone: 2-megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, Bluetooth connectivity for stereo headphones, multi-format digital audio player, FM radio, MicroSD expansion, and PIM organizer applications to keep you on schedule.



Sleekly designed with a gorgeous black-and-silver fashion/industrial look, the PRADA phone measures just 0.5-inches thin.


Turn the PRADA Phone over to take 400 x 240-pixel widescreen video or 2-megapixel still photos.
This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides tri-band voice connectivity (GSM/GPRS 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz), enabling you to travel the globe and stay in contact. It also can handle high-speed data connectivity via EDGE data networks, which is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including video and music clips, full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go. It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider.

Amazingly small with a body that measures 3.9 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches, the PRADA Phone weighs just 3 ounces (50 percent less than the Apple iPhone). The candybar has an understated, Avante-Garde design that resembles a highly styled high-definition television. It features a piano-black casing on the back and on the front surrounding the screen, and its features are softened by gently rounded corners. The sides are accented by a polished silver metal.

You'll interact with the PRADA Phone primarily with your finger on the 3-inch (diagonal) touchscreen, which has a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels and a display capability of 256K colors. The Flash-based user interface displays glowing icons that disappear when not in use to reveal a stark black Prada theme. However, the UI can be changed to one of three pre-loaded themes--the Butterfly and Fish themes actually place a small creature on the standby screen that can follow your finger around. The standby screen is also home to the clock, which is operated with finger taps and can be dragged around the screen. The PRADA Phone offers a virtual numeric keypad, instead of a virtual QWERTY keyboard, for dialing of numbers and writing text messages (with help from the integrated T9 predictive text entry technology). The main menu system is arranged like tabbed folder pages full of icons and is intuitive and quick to learn.



At just 3 ounces, the PRADA Phone is less than half the size of Apple's iPhone.
The display can't be used with a stylus because of its capacitive touchscreen technology, which requires a human touch. Coated with a material that stores electrical charges, this capacitive touchscreen uses electro-conductivity to sense your touch and then sends precise horizontal and vertical location information to the processor about the charge that gets drawn at the point of contact.

Unlike Apple's iPhone, the PRADA Phone does have a number of real off-screen buttons and controls. The call control and back keys are on the front of the device, a lock key and a multi-function camera/music key are on the right edge, and the ring profiles key, volume control, and charger/headset port are located on the left edge.

The 2-megapixel, auto-focus camera features a lens made by Germany's Schneider-Kreuznach, which is known for it's high level of optics quality. It tops out at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, but also offers a range of resolution choices down to 320 x 240 pixels. It includes a self-timer, three quality modes, four color effects, white balance settings, a choice of shutter sounds, and a multishot mode. You can also shoot video clips with several resolution choices (including 400 x 240-pixel widescreen, matching the PRADA Phone's screen, and the more standard 176 x 144 QCIF).

The Bluetooth version 2.0 wireless connectivity includes profiles for communication headset, data transfer and the A2DP Bluetooth advanced audio profile, which enables you to stream audio to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. The integrated digital audio player offers support for a variety of formats (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, RA), as does the video player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264). Your entertainment options are expanded even further with a built-in FM radio (which is used in tandem with the included headset attached, as it serves as the antenna).

While not fully considered a smartphone, the PRADA Phone comes equipped with document viewers offering compatibility with today's most widely recognized file formats, including text files, PDFs and Microsoft Office documents--Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), and PowerPoint (.ppt) files. It also includes a full range of personal information management (PIM) organizer applications (calendar, to do list, world clock, unit converter, and calculator). With its fast USB 2.0 connection, the unit can also be used as a mass storage device. The phone has an expansion slot for MicroSD memory cards, which currently provide a maximum capacity of 4 GB of storage (as of August 2007).

Other features include:

  • Phonebook stores up to 1000 contact entries with up to four numbers, one e-mail address, and a memo field for each entry
  • Call log records 40 dialed/received/missed calls
  • Support for polyphonic and MP3-based ringtones (40 channels)
  • Vibration mode
  • Pre-loaded games: Halloween Fever, Photo Puzzle, Virus, Pipe
  • Proprietary port for headset jack
  • Speakerphone for handsfree communication; voice recorder
  • SMTP and POP3 email
  • SMS and MMS messaging
  • WAP 2.0 Web browser

Vital Statistics
The PRADA Phone by LG weighs 3 ounces and measures 3.9 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches. Its 800 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box?

  • Standard battery
  • AC Travel charger
  • Stereo Headset
  • Leather Carry Case
  • USB data cable
  • Sync software CD-ROM
  • User manual

Product Description

The LG PRADA Phone introduces the world’s first advanced touch interface which eliminates the conventional keypad making the overall usage experience a highly tactile one. An extra wide LCD screen maximizes visual impact, allowing the user to benefit from several key features of the phone, including the 2 megapixel camera featuring Schneider-Kreuznach lens, video player and document viewer capacity. Above all, these features contribute to the phone’s beautifully sleek and simplistic appearance. Glowing icons on the face of the phone disappear when not in use to reveal a pure, un-adulterated black exterior. The phone is ultra thin (just 12 mm), nonetheless it hosts an array of additional multimedia functions, including an MP3 player and a music multitasking function for messaging. It also boasts an external memory slot, allowing the user to increase memory capacity for images, music and film clips.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

My advise - avoid this phone.
Cookingandmixing
Its camera is also great despite its low pixel count - it has great lenses.
pgrpgr
The touch screen was ok but not as accurate as the I-Phone.
B. Strother

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Faisal Siddiqui on September 9, 2007
10/10 on form factor...this is a sweet phone, bought it for my wife and she LOVES it, and looks SO hot using it! Slight reception issues outside of major metropolitan areas, some dead spots in small cities due to the tri-band, but overall surprisingly better than expected (we use AT&T/Cingular). No problems with SIM card interface. Not a phone for tech junkies although the whole touch screen is pretty slick. Camera is actually better than I thought. Has flash but not auto. Does come with earphones, a 128MB card and beautiful packaging. USB port works fantastic just like flash drive for data transfer to desktop. You WILL stick out like a sore thumb using this thing - and love every minute of it! Highly recommend it, but do check out tri-band reception in your area first to avoid major disappointment.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Naeemul H. Khan on December 29, 2007
this product was ok , seller give us all acssorseries except one extra battery, lot of people still dont know when you buy the new LG prada it come with 2 battries not only one so, thats why always seller take advantage and keep one battery. He should give to coustomer all acssorseries as he receive from to compney. thank you
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Cookingandmixing on August 28, 2008
This is the worst cell phone I have had so far.
Yes, it is true the phone looks sleek and stylish, however user experience is as bad as it gets.
For one, the dialing responds to the heat of your fingers and not the actual touching so you can bang on it as long as you want but it would not work unless it is a worm finger LOL (yes ladies cut your nails and take your gloves off...). Sometime it really takes a while to dial a number and you have to repeatedly touch the number until the phone recognized what you are doing ..........
In addition to this, when dialing voicemail, while listening to the actual message very often the phone feels the heat from your ear and dials the nearest number (eg. 7 to delete the message before you are even done listening to it).
There seems to be a recurring issue with software when the screen freezes and you need to take out the battery and turn it back on to work.
Last but not least, after about 4-5 month of use the sound in my phone completely disappeared it's like it is on mute - except that it's not. Still rings but you can't have a conversation with anyone because you do not hear them and they cannot hear you.... I will try and see if I can get my money back although it might be a little too late.

My advise - avoid this phone. There are other phones out there - do your research and get one that works.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sandy on April 11, 2008
First let me say I am a die hard Mac head, I was in the line for the Apple iPhone on release day, and walked home with one... I love the iphone and its amazing BUT I don't like the size of it for my needs a bit to heavy and large to keep in a jeans pocket.

I bought the Prada and Happy I did perfect size, and soooo Light!
The screen is bright and clear, the pictures also come out wonderful as does the video camera Mode,Not having a bit of trouble at all, if you need to enter numbers for company's
, you just hit the profile button and up pops the dial pad, easy as pie!

In closing, I really love the Prada phone, it was the first touchscreen, and it works well.

I live in the sticks(on edge of a forest) and this phone gets much better reception then my iphone, same mobile company, same location.
I get 5 bars in most locations, and so far the battery has lasted a full 2 day with still have a charge left, very happy!

I also posted a picture comparing the two!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. E. Burns on September 29, 2007
It is easy to think of this phone as being similar in appearance to the iPhone. In fact, most reviews compare this phone to the Apple iPhone. However, I don't agree with that at all. Really all that these phones share is a touchscreen interface. The LG Prada is in fact, a more traditional cell phone. It's features are simple and pretty much what you'd expect out of a cell phone. I like that it is light and love the interface. However, be warned the interface also requires that you are always touching the screen for something. Without a tactic feel for buttons or numbers, this phone is almost impossible to use while driving or any other task that also requires your attention. (The truth is you shouldn't be fiddling with any phone while driving). The sound quality is excellent on my network and I had very little trouble receiving texts, photos, etc. The camera on the phone is pretty good (I love all of the software features (including a flash). The MP3 player is very nice too, and unlike most phones, I can set my MP3s to be my ring-tone.

Can you tell I like this phone after using it for a month?!
I do. The only drawbacks to me are the very delicate scratchable screen and the need to continually touch the screen, whereas a RAZR or traditional cell usually has more dedicated buttons or you train yourself to know which buttons to push by tactile feel without having to look at the phone. OH and it is a little annoying that people ask you about the phone waaaay too much.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Bezrukov on June 5, 2007
I bought this phone in Paris a month ago for my wife Karmen, and must to say that's the best looking phone I put my hands on. A few suggestions (or complains) from my wife though:
1. The ring volume is not that high so you might miss your call in a public place.
2. The battery is not that great, I have to charge it overnight every day.
3. The "buttons" on the screen are a bit slow, so you need to be patient especially when you deal with SMS messages.
As for me, I'm waiting for my wife to get me iPhone, once it is available:)
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