LG Prada 3.0 review

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

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It really doesn't matter what LG and Prada do by way of fancy hardware and software skinning, if the LG Prada 3.0 can't handle contacts and calling, then we aren't interested in it.

So, the good news is that when you've signed into your Gmail, all your contacts come tumbling into the handset. It's irritating that SIM contacts get a double entry, though.

You can add Facebook and Twitter contacts too - just pop to the Add Accounts area and enter login details for Twitter, Facebook, Exchange and, rather oddly, old MySpace.

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Twitter and Facebook data are used by LG Social+ too, so you need to authorise the app to use your accounts when you sign up. Data matching was pretty smart, with the LG Prada 3.0 working out double entries across our Twitter and Gmail accounts, and linking them automatically.

Rather nicely, the smartphone shows your contact history with each person, and links into their Google profile.

The phone boasts smart dialling support. Just pop into the dialler and start tapping out a name or a number.

LG prada 3 0 review

There's room for one match at a time, so you have to hit the down arrow by the first match to see more. That's irritating, and with 4.3 inches of screen play with, we'd hoped for a more sophisticated system.

Call quality was really good, and this is in no small part thanks to the presence of two microphones, the second of which has a noise cancelling function.

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We were told by people we spoke to that we sounded loud and clear - which we'd have expected given the importance placed by both brands on this phone working actually as a phone.

You've got really easy access to the call log from the Contacts screen, and there's a link on the dialler that takes you straight into SMS, which we found really handy.

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We also like a lot that you can send a quick pre-defined text message to any incoming caller with a press of a button and selection of the appropriate message


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.