LG Prada 3.0 review

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

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Social networking is integrated into the LG Prada 3.0, and LG Social+ takes advantage of that. Social+ is a widget that gives you quick access to your social networks.

You have to authorise it for each of your social media accounts. It takes up a whole home screen, and actually, oddly enough, against the black background it does look a bit messy.

On the other hand, it's really easy to use.

For Twitter it enables you to tweet, see your DMs and @ replies just by tapping a tab on the widget, and if you hit your own icon you can drop right into the website, so everything is very accessible.

For Facebook it enables you to update your status, see messages and friend requests, and again drop into the website.

You switch between social networks using a small, quite difficult to hit tab on the screen. We really like Social+ since it's easy to use and shows plenty of data, but not if you love jumping between platforms.

To save on bandwidth, you can change the interval at which Social+ refreshes data - an added bonus in our view.

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Writing text for SMS and email ought to be very straightforward on the 4.3-inch screen, since it should cater for large keyboards in both portrait and landscape orientations.

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And indeed you do get pretty large keyboards.

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SMS messages are shown in an attractive black and white conversation view.

However, there are a few niggles. There's no press to hold for second functions such as '!' or'?' on the keyboard. Only for numbers. So there is a bit of skipping about into a secondary keyboard. And there's a dedicated smiley key, but only for the standard smiley face, not for the myriad variants.

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Overall, messaging on the LG Prada 3.0 all pretty easy to get to grips with. We like that the full text of SMS messages is shown in the notification bar, so you don't even have to open the messaging app unless you want to reply.


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.