LG Prada 3.0 review

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

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LG prada 3 0 review

LG has equipped the Prada 3.0 with a 1540mAh battery, which seems generously sized, and we'd hoped it would perform well.

But the large screen and 1GHz dual-core processor are high maintenance, and we found we needed to charge the battery mid-way through the day if we played an hour or so of music and did a bit of GPS-based activity during the morning.

You could probably eke a day out of it, but the LG Prada 3.0 is likely to demand a mid-afternoon battery charge if you like to listen to music on your commute, keep your social networks updated and keep Wi-Fi running constantly. This is all middle of the road stuff, but we felt we had to err on the side of caution more than we'd have liked.

LG prada 3 0 review

Connectivity options are plentiful, with Wi-Fi supporting b, g, and n connections, Bluetooth 3.0 and A-GPS at the core.

We've already mentioned DLNA, and it is really, really easy to use.

An added bonus comes in the shape of Near Field Communications (NFC), which you ought to be able to use more and more as the year grows older.

A notable absence is HDMI. With 1080p video recording, a mini HDMI connector would have been a great addition.

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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.