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LG KF900 Prada II
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LG Prada II

LG's mkII Prada Phone has the style kudos to rival the iPhone, from its metallic good looks to its unique monochrome UI, and spec-wise it shows that it has brains as well as beauty. The 3in, 262,000-colour multi-touch screen looks lovely, all the better to show off the pics from the not-too-shabby 5Mp camera, which can record video at 720 x 480 pixels and 30f/s. The four-line Qwerty keyboard manages the trick of looking good while being eminently practical – using it makes you look like a busy social butterfly, never an office drone. There's no GPS, but there's Wi-Fi, HSDPA 3G, a motion sensor and you can boost the memory to 8GB using Micro SD cards. Effortless cool backed up by a gorgeous screen and an iPhone-bashing 5Mp camera.

Reg Rating 80%
Price £449
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Nokia 5800 XPressMusic
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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

The 5800 focuses on music and puts its money where its mouth is by including Nokia's Comes With Music download service. Yes, it's DRM’d to the hilt, but you do get a year of (sort of) free music downloads from the extensive CWM store that you can play on this phone and one computer – you can change them later if needs be. It's not a great looker, but the 3.2in touch screen offers adjustable haptic feedback, if not the swipe action of the iPhone, and there's also a fine web browser, 3.2Mp camera, Wi-Fi, bundled 8GB microSD card and A-GPS too. Top tunes available on tap from a very reasonably priced handset.

Reg Rating 80%
Price £249
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