LG prada 3.0 review

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.

LG prada 3.0 review

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.

LG prada 3.0 review

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.

LG prada 3.0 review

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.

LG prada 3.0 review

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

LG prada 3.0 review

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.

LG prada 3.0 review

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.