The wait for the Prada range to be updated has taken a while, but LG is happy to bring us the shiny, new KF900 Prada II, and we can assure you that the wait was worth it.
The wait for the Prada range to be updated has taken a while but LG is happy to bring us the shiny, new KF900 Prada II, and we can assure you that the wait was worth it.
LG has dramatically updated the features on offer, by including a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a front camera for video calls, and a 3 inch touch-screen that can display 240 x 400 megapixels.
The KF900 is an attractive phone; it looks identical to its predecessor with the only real cosmetic modification being the addition of the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. However, with the addition of the keyboard, the phone now weighs a hefty 130 grams and is 104.5 x 54 x 16.8mm in size.
You are not given much of an option when it comes to colour. The KF900 is only currently available in black. The whole phone is finished in a shiny gloss which looks great, but it also means that fingerprints are attracted to the case like a moth is to a flame. You will be fighting a losing battle keeping it fingerprint-free.
The touch-screen sensitivity on the original Prada left something to be desired. Thankfully LG has learnt from its short comings, and have created a very responsive screen for the Prada II; We would even go as far as saying it’s the best touch-screen that LG has produced to date.
The audio quality on the Prada is good; even with the sound level turned up to maximum, quality did not diminish.
The battery is a standard Li-ion MAh with 400 hours of standby time and 3 hours of talk time, however we found that depending on the phones use, these figures fluctuated.
The KF900 music player is quite good and features an equalizer that has 5 predefined modes, but if you have an extensive list of songs on your phone, you might find it tedious to scroll using the touch-screen
The 5 megapixel camera is great for shooting images intended for mms messages but with the lack of a decent flash, images at night are unclear.
This phone supports EDGE, Wi-Fi and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps technology, so you will have plenty of options to connect to the net.
When it comes to PC Syncing, the Prada II brings plenty to the table, and offers 5 distinctive connection modes which include: PC Suite, PC Internet, Mass Storage, Music Sync and iSyn.
The Prada II is a great looking phone and is vastly superior to the original Prada. The improved responsiveness of the touch-screen and the addition of a QWERTY keyboard has taken the phone to a new level. On the downside, it lacks applications so if you are after an application-intensive phone, you might be better off looking at an iPhone or an Android phone such as the G1. However, if you are happy owning a phone which oozes style, then you can’t walk past the Prada II.