Prada Phone 3.0 http://www.stuff.tv/lg/prada-phone-30/all en-GB New video! LG Prada Phone 3.0 sets its sights on the 'it' crowd http://www.stuff.tv/lg/new-video-lg-prada-phone-30-sets-its-sights-it-crowd/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s round three for LG&#039;s Prada Phone, which is bound to appeal to the fashion-loving masses – but is it any good? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%2520shot%25202012-04-05%2520at%252016.31.13_0.png?1364396345" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_768.jpg?1364396345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Prada stamped onto its back panel, the LG Prada Phone 3.0 will no doubt appeal to the 'it' crowd – but what about discerning smartphone lovers? It does everything you'd expect from a reasonably high-end smartphone, but is it good enough to make the grade? Check out our<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/lg-prada-phone-30-video-review"> video review</a> and find out..</p> <p><strong>You may also like</strong><a href="news/past-and-future/movie-classics/25-best-food-movies-ever"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/new-video-lg-prada-phone-30-sets-its-sights-on-the-it-crowd </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/new-video-lg-prada-phone-30-sets-its-sights-it-crowd/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/new-video-lg-prada-phone-30-sets-its-sights-it-crowd/news#comments LG Prada Phone 3.0 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:37:19 +0000 Lucy Hedges 420700 at http://www.stuff.tv LG Prada Phone 3.0 http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-prada-phone-30/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because writing Prada on anything makes it better, right? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1241" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prada-phone-3-main_2.jpg?1373441685" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="876" height="1438" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prada-phone-3-2_2.jpg?1373441685" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="213" height="1375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prada-phone-3-3_2.jpg?1373441685" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now everyone's got an iPhone or an Android handset, showing off with your phone is harder than ever. One way is to get one that has a fashion house logo stamped on the back of it. Boom! Now you're hot to trot down the King's Road nattering away to non-existent friends as you suck on a soya decaff frappuccino.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £430.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SIM-free </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prada Phone by LG 3.0 – dressed to impress </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Made by LG, the Prada Phone 3.0 is a regular Android phone at heart but dressed according to Pradas designs. On the outside that means a plastic rear cover moulded with a leathery texture, that Prada logo and a less obvious, embossed LG logo. Round the front there's another Prada badge, and the top edge is home to some tiny little aluminium buttons.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1548891508001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1548891508001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Prada3-hands2.jpg?1373441685" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="347" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Prada3-hands1.jpg?1373441685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prada Phone by LG 3.0 – interface </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On screen you'll notice everything is monochrome. Well, not quite everything, but most of the pre-installed apps and widgets have been converted to black and white line art. Once you start adding your own apps the effect is somewhat diluted, as they'll be displayed in full colour, as Android intended.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Prada3-hands3.jpg?1373441685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prada Phone by LG 3.0 – super-slim </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That's about it for the Prada features. From here on it's just another phone, albeit a rather slim one. It's big overall, but its 8.5mm thickness allows it to slip into a large pocket without creating a bulge. The price you pay for that is a wafer-thin battery that struggles to make it through the day unless you limit yourself to a few calls, texts and brief app diversions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="288" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Prada3-hands5.jpg?1373441685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prada Phone by LG 3.0 – camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One sharp detail is the camera lens on the back, which can shoot a decent photo for a phone. If you pre-load the shutter and autofocus with a sustained press, it's even quite swift at snapping when you release it, and the macro mode is impressive too. 1080p video at 30fps looks tidy, so long as you're holding the handset very still. Any hand wobbles result in jittery footage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="313" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Prada3-hands4.jpg?1373441685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prada Phone by LG 3.0 – value? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Running on Android 2.3 (with an update to Ice Cream Sandwich promised) it'll do everything you'd expect from a reasonably high-end smartie, but doesn't have any outstanding features beyond its looks. You could easily save yourself a three-figure sum and bag a similarly specced alternative without the branding.</p> <p>That Prada badge was always going to skew the price-to-performance balance, so it's no surprise that we're not looking at the world's most powerful smartphone here. The main thing is that its specs won't be an embarassment, should conversation with your fellow fashionistas turn to quad-core clocks speeds.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're willing to trade off a little performance for a Prada badge you won't be disappointed</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/lg-prada-phone-30 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-prada-phone-30/review#comments LG Prada Phone 3.0 Smartphones Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:17:43 +0000 Tony Horgan 420223 at http://www.stuff.tv LG Prada Phone 3.0 hits Phones 4u on Friday 27th January http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-prada-phone-30-hits-phones-4u-friday-27th-january/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A slab of fashion-infused Android goodness could be in your hands as soon as tomorrow </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-prada-phone-3.0_2.jpg?1364400795" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The style-conscious gadgeteers among you will be glad to hear that the LG Prada Phone 3.0 will be available for free on a £31/month contract at Phones 4u from tomorrow. If you sign on the dotted line before February you'll also get one year's worth of 4u Wi-Fi, available in over 6,000 locations in the UK.</p> <p>The 4.3in, 8MP camera-toting smartphone will unfortunately be shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but LG has promised that an Ice Cream Sandwich update is on the way.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/lg-prada-phone-30-hits-uk-in-february </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-prada-phone-30-hits-phones-4u-friday-27th-january/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-prada-phone-30-hits-phones-4u-friday-27th-january/news#comments LG Prada Phone 3.0 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:05:25 +0000 Esat Dedezade 419538 at http://www.stuff.tv