Check Out The 3 Generation of LG PRADA Phones

Here is a fun post about the different generation of LG PRADA phones. The latest PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 was launched in Singapore on the 6th January 2012. Do you know the previous generation? Read on.

1st Generation

PRADA Phone by LG 1.0

The full touch screen phone was unveiled in 2006 (that is 6 years ago!) with the model LG KE850. At that time, the specifications is considered one of the best phones around.

Specification (taken from Wikipedia)

General

  • Form Factor: Touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 98.8 × 54 × 12 mm
  • Weight: 85 g
  • Main Screen Type: Capacitive TFT touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Main Screen Size/Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels, 3 inches
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
  • Operating System: Flash UI
  • Built-in Handsfree: Yes
  • Voice-dial/memo: Yes
  • Vibration: Yes
  • Organiser: Yes
  • Office Document Viewer: .ppt, .doc, .xls, .pdf, .txt
  • Battery Stand-By: Up to 300 h
  • Battery Talk Time: Up to 3 h

Connectivity

  • 2G Network: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB: Yes, v2.0

Multimedia

  • 2MP camera: 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, video(CIF 30frame/s), flash
  • Internal Memory: 8 MB shared memory
  • Memory Slot: microSD (TransFlash), up to 2 GB
  • Games: Halloween Fever, Photo Puzzle, Virus, Pipe
  • Music: MP3 player
  • Radio: Yes
  • Ringtones: Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3
  • Speakers: Built-in handsfree

Can you imagine? It was using 2G network at that time with only 2 MPX camera. And the OS is from LG. In this first edition, the minimalist look is already incorporated inside the OS.

And as usual, the phone was accompanied by PRADA accessories.

According to Wikipedia, this 1st generation LG PRADA phone sold 1 million units in the first 18 months.

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2nd Generation

PRADA Phone by LG 2.0

Some call it the LG PRADA II or by its model KF900. It looks the same as the pioneer except with the addition of the keyboard. The phone’s features include 3G connectivity, five mega-pixel auto-focus camera with flash, slow motion video recording, Wi-Fi, HSDPA with speed up to 7.2Mbps, a full HTML browser, video calling capabilities and more. The 2nd Gen PRADA phone was announced on October 13, 2008 and released in December 2008.

Specification (taken from Wikipedia)

General

  • Form Factor: Touchscreen with slide-out qwerty keyboard
  • Dimensions: 104.4×54×16.75 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Main Screen Type: TFT multi-touch touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Main Screen Size/Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels, 3 inches
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
  • Operating System: Flash UI
  • Built-in Hands-free: Yes
  • Voice-dial/memo: Yes
  • Vibration: Yes
  • Organizer: Yes
  • Office Document Viewer: .ppt, .doc, .xls, .pdf, .txt
  • Battery Stand-By: Up to 400 h
  • Battery Talk Time: Up to 3 h

Connectivity

  • 3G Network: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSDPA: 7.2 Mbps
  • Blue-tooth: Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB: Yes, v2.0
  • WiFi

Multimedia

  • 5MP camera: 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, with Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens
  • Front facing camera: used for video calling
  • Internal Memory: 60 MB shared memory
  • Memory Slot: microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB
  • Music: MP3, WAV, WMA,MIDI, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, RA, AMR-NB
  • Video: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP, RV
  • Radio: Yes
  • Ringtones: Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3
  • Speakers: Built-in handsfree

The phone is much thicker due to the QWERTY keyboard. It is running on LG OS. I guess there is one accessory that many people has forgotten. It has a watch that is linked to the phone.

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The watch is linked via Bluetooth and user can see missed call, contacts or text messages.

3rd Generation

PRADA Phone by LG 3.0

The PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 needs no introduction. Launched in Singapore recently, it is the first time LG is using Android as the OS on PRADA phone. You can check out the Press Release here.

As with the other 2 generation, this PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 is based on minimalist look. Here is the initial sketch of the phone.

Specifications

  • Operating System: Google® Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Dual-Core/Dual-Channel/Dual Memory
  • Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • Dimensions: 127.5 x 69 x 8.5 mm
  • Screen: 4.3″ WVGA (800 x 480) NOVA Plus (800 nits)
  • Camera: 8.0MP with Auto Focus and LED, 1.3MP front camera
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth™ 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi™ Direct, DLNA, HDMI/MHL, NFC, A-GPS
  • User Memory: Up to 8GB internal + micro SD
  • Battery: 1540mAh (typical value) Li-Ion

As you can see from the above specs, it features a NOVA Plus display. Based on my few encounters with the phone, the screen with NOVA display is very bright and I don’t see a problem for anyone to use it under bright daylight. This PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 is also the thinnest among the three of them. At 8.5mm, you can slip it into the pocket even though it may have a 4.3-inch screen.

I am waiting for my review set. In the meanwhile, you can check out the pictures and 1st look from the event with the link below

Click Here to Check Out the 1st Look

And last but not least, you got to check out its PRADA accessories. I love the dock. Very cool with that minimalist look.

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That is it. Summary of three generation of LG PRADA phones. Hope you like it. I was wondering if anyone of you would buy a phone because of the brand or would you rather buy a super high end (high specs) phone instead. Let me know how you feel.

I know some would jump at the moment they heard that it is from PRADA while many of us will be thinking of the specifications rather than the branding. Which class do you belong to?

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