LG Prada 3.0 review

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

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The LG Prada 3.0 has a striking black and white interface that hits you between the eyes as soon as you switch the designer smartphone on.

Navigating through the seven home screens reveals some really good looking widgets that take full advantage of the black and white colour scheme.

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Beneath any home screen, an array of four buttons afford access to the dialler, contacts, messaging and applications.

Hit the Applications shortcut and again black and white is the name of the game, with some sleek icon design thrown into the mix. Take a look at the Contacts icon, for example. We think it's super.

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However, the LG Prada 3.0's black and white theme can only be taken so far.

Scroll down the applications list and you come to the Google Services. The shortcut icons here are in colour.

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Switch to a screen with Android widgets on board and colour again rears its head.

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Run apps, and again colour inevitably starts to seep in. What you get depends in part on how much control LG has been able to exercise in the skinning process.

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The calendar app is black and white, but there's a green call icon on the dial pad, which we find quite acceptable.

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Nip onto the web, or into the Android Market, for example, and of course, full colour prevails.


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderT-Mobile
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
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
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.