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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.
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.
And indeed you do get pretty large keyboards.
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.
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.
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