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 an 8MP camera with flash, which bodes well, on paper.

We found photos were OK but not fantastic, although our daytime test shooting was on a rather dull afternoon with little ambient light, and you may get better on brighter days.

The 1MP front-facing camera can also be used to shoot photos of you and your friends if you so choose.

Camera settings are all nicely arranged on the LG Prada 3.0's screen, and are very easy to use, with a sidebar on the left-hand short edge calling up individual settings on screen. It's nie and easy to fiddle about with settings you might not understand.

What surprises us, though, is that the camera itself lacks many settings in terms of filters and fun. If you want these, you'll need to switch out of the camera into the image editor, which enables you to apply these.

We prefer to apply them while framing and shooting a photo.

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OUTDOORS: The LG Prada 3.0's camera doesn't seem to deal all that well with light and shade, though admittedly we were running our tests on a very dull afternoon.

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BLUR: The compression used led to a real problem with definition on this tree, which has come out a something of a disappointing blur.

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MACRO: There's no macro mode, but the camera did decide we wanted to focus on the snowdrops in this photo, and we were quite close to them. The focussing is acceptable.

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NIGHT: At night, not surprisingly, the camera struggles.

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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.