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LG Prada 3.0 review

Aka the PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 - a designer handset with NFC

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Google Maps is on the LG Prada 3.0, doing everything you'd expect it to. And on the bigger screen it looks stunning.

With traffic and satellite layers on hand to provide added information and 3D mapping in many locations, it is, as ever, a very useful tool to have.

LG has liberally peppered the Prada 3.0 with pre-loaded apps that add value to the Android 2.3 standards, and there's quite a lot of novelty on offer.

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We rather like Desk Home, which really takes advantage of the black and white skin to give you an old-fashioned flip-over clock that'll look good on the nightstand or on the desk as you work.

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There's an alternative home screen for use in car too, called Car Home, that offers large, customisable icons as a safety feature when you're driving. You can set up three screens of shortcuts here, so there's plenty of scope for customising this.

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We quite like the image editor, which enables you to apply a range of filters and frames to images, as well as catering for resizing, cropping, rotating and even combining two images together.

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And for work tasks, the popular Polaris Office is here, enabling you to create Word, Excel and PowerPoint-compatible documents.

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There's also Richnote, a text and drawing-based note taker app that could prove really useful, and that includes features such as the ability to share notes by email and have picture and audio files attached to them.

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Ever aware of the great HTC weather app, LG has included its own variant on the LG Prada 3.0, which can provide a current weather update and forecast. It feeds data into a black home screen widget, although the app itself is full colour.

Of course, along with these ready-installed apps, more are available to download from the well-stocked Android Market.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderT-Mobile
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyParada
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100, GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time4.33 Hour
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)138 g
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density217 ppi
Height127.5 mm
Width69 mm
Depth8.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time330 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NamePRADA Phone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeOMAP
Product LineParada
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberTMBPRADA30BLK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

PRADA Phone By LG 3.0

This highly anticipated handset is the third phone to come from the collaboration between PRADA and LG and represents a key design venture for both companies. The PRADA phone by LG 3.0 combines PRADA's distinctive style with LG's innovative technology, including one of the biggest and brightest screens in the world with 4.3inch and 800-nit screen.