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 the cross-hatched pattern of the brand’s saffiano leather.
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 cameras out there, but if you want a stylish Android handset for a bit of browsing, gaming, email and posing, the LG Prada 3.0 is for you. Thanks to Clove for the review sample.
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. Although the LG Prada 3.0 is a fashion phone, it’s priced to compete with other high-end Android phones. The Prada Phone 3.0 is LG’s attempt to finally nullify that disparity.LG Prada 3.0 Review.
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 way from the 720p of rival devices from HTC, Samsung and others.
Does the latest Prada phone have the substance to match its style?
6 April 2012
Summary: LG set out with a clear goal here: to reboot one of its best-selling lines, and make it relevant in today's smartphone-orientated market. The Prada Phone 3 marks a leap forward in aesthetics, build quality, and user experience for a company whose current lineup is sorely lacking in all three. I want to love this phone, I really do. It gets so much right — it even had me liking an Android skin up to a point — but yet it all falls apart under scrutiny.
Summary: It’s a good package and we like some of LG’s user interface tweaks, particularly its stylish widgets, but it feels very, very strange moving from B&W Home screens to colour apps. Get Android 4.0 on here and lose the novelty theme and we’d like it more, although it would lose some of its quirky charm in the process.
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. How well the previous two did on the market is beside the point. We're not sure about the Prada-wearing QWERTY messenger, but the original Prada phone by LG was very popular, and deservedly so.
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 OMAP 4430 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, Up to 1080p video recording @ 30fps, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot, GP...
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.