Excerpt: There are numerous expensive smart phones in the market for status- hungry people with thick wallets, but the Italian Design House Prada always keeps average buyers in mind. They’ve come up with the slim black, LG Prada 3.0 Phone that looks a little like a cologne bottle, with a back panel that apes...
Conclusion: We really like the LG Prada 3.0. It's the best mobile phone we've reviewed from LG in a while and manages the rare feat of being fashionable, without compromising on features. It's not perfect - the specs already feel a little outclassed and there are certainly more powerful phones with better...
Pros: Excellent screen, Attractive design and menu, Fast processor
Cons: Unusual camera launcher placement, Arguably a little plasticky
Summary: The LG Prada 3.0 is in many respects a standard high-end Android LG smartphone plastered with the fashion house’s logo. This is no bad thing, though. With a dual-core processor, high-quality screen and 8-megapixel camera.
Pros: Appearance that makes it stand-out from the crowd, Hardware is on par with most high-end models, Highly-customized user interface
Conclusion: Fashion is fickle. Spring/Summer's must-have is passé in six months time; that gives the PRADA Phone 3.0 four "seasons" to endure over the average two-year contract. Still, the speed of smartphone turnover is arguably even more rapid: LG's NOVA display may be bright, for instance, but it's a long...
Excerpt: The original Prada Phone, LG would have us believe, was the inspiration for the iPhone. Just four months after LG won the iF Design award for its groundbreaking design, Steve Jobs took to the stage at Macworld and turned the entire industry on its head.
Conclusion: Fashion phones are usually not the easiest around to recommend. And we guess we're way past the point of spoilers, so there it is. We liked the Prada phone by LG 3.0. This isn't about whether or not we'd put in a good word for this phone - it's who to recommend it to.
Pros: Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support, 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA speed, 4.3" 16M-color IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels) with 800-nit brightness, Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread with custom monochrome skin, ICS confirmed, 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, PowerVR SGX540, TI OMA...
Cons: Leather-like pattern of the back cover doesn't look good in plastic, Color icons and widgets make a mess of the monochrome UI, Awkwardly placed camera button, no half-press, Not the latest in processing power, screen resolution, Passive lockscreen notifications
Excerpt: LG’s newest flagship phone isn’t just any Android phone, it’s a Prada phone. And while we boys might not appreciate that little fact, the fashion-conscious crowd certainly has a taste for it. Check out our full review of the LG Prada 3.0 after the break.
Prada Phone by LG 3.0 is here – the first luxury smartphone from the fashion company
21 December 2011
Conclusion: All of this hardware fits inside a nicely sized 127x69x8.5mm housing, but you’ll have to pay quite a lot for it – can’t help it if you want some exclusivity, though, and I doubt it’ll cost more than the Porsche Design Blackberry.