LG Prada 3.0 (LG-P940) Review
LG Prada 3.0 is collaboration between LG as electronics manufacturer and Prada as fashion icon. Make fashion cell phone for Prada enthusiast around the world. This is the third time they work together. But LG Prada 3.0 is the first Android device from Prada series.
Dimension (WxDxH) :127.5 x 69 x 8.5 mm
LG Prada 3.0 has candy bar design, full touch screen with plastic material. Thickness 8.5 mm, weight 138 gram, it`s convenience to hold and put in pocket.
Power and camera button on top side with Micro USB port and 3.5 mm audio jack.
In rear side, LG perform Saffiano leather pattern casing by Prada. Unfortunately LG use plastic not leather as phone body material. Make LG Prada 3.0 lost the elegant and lux performance.
Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 TI OMAP 4430, PowerVR SGX540, RAM 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, Up to 32 GB MicroSD Card
LG give Prada 3.0 1 GHz dual core processor with dual channel similar with LG Optimus 3D which support with 1 GB RAM.
LG also put GPU PowerVRSGX540 for optimal graphic quality like in Samsung Galaxy S.
For resistance LG provide Prada 3.0 with 1540mAh battery capacity. LG claim for 330 hours standby on 3G network and 4.5 hour talk time.
Interface and Operating System
Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, 4,3” IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Nova Plus 800 nit
Provide with Android Gingerbread 2.3.7 operating system, Prada 3.0 ready to support user activity. In menu you’ll find unique interface, it has 7 homescreen which is user can add widget, bookmark to favorites sites or shortcut to application.
Homescreen movement runs smooth. In menu you can see it separate into three category Application, Google Service and Download.
You can change this setting with pick layout after push menu button. Page layout allows user to move page to left and right.
Although it`s already using IPS screen with Nova Plus technology which has twice brightness from other screen, but less graphics impression looks clear. Prada unique interface can’t won from HTC Sense which is considered as best Android Interface.
Video and Camera
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
With 8 MP camera, Prada 3.0 being reliable device to capture moment. Indoor photo result shown good light sensitivity even without flash light. Meanwhile outdoor photo result looks natural and details.
Focus mode, white balance, scene and others setting capable to upgrade image result quality. There also image editor features for editing photo result.
For video recorder, Prada 3.0 can produce image with full HD1080p resolution complete with video size, white balance, audio recording and auto review setting.
Audioplayer: AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA; video player: 3GP, AVI, DIVX, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WMV; audio recorder, FM Radio.
For entertainment features, Prada 3.0 completed with music player arrange in external memory base on Songs, Albums, Artist, Playlist, and Folder.
Sound result were good even in maximize volume. LG also provide equalizer setting (only in headset mode). User can choose 21 tone options which is suitable with your music.
Meanwhile, Prada 3.0 video player able to play many video file format until Full HD 1080p resolution. Playing MP4 filer with full HD 1080p resolution smoother than its precursor, LG Optimus 2X,. Virtual sound effect put in audio and also video player.
Internet and Connectivity
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900,HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth A2DP, MicroUSB, DLNA, NFC
HSDPA connection able to transfer data until 14.4 Mbps allow high speed surfing with Prada 3.0
Android browse performance were great which is can open 8 tab windows at once. Watching Youtube and other flash content would be fast.
Bluetooth, data cable, NFC and DLNA for data transfer. User can choose 4 types of connection (Charge only, Mass storage, PC Software and USB tethering).
Unfortunately even has premium price, Prada 3.0 not equipped with HDMI port.
App Manager, Network Data, LG smartshare, Polaris Office, News and Weather, Finance, Image Editor, Social Plus, LG Smart World, etc.
Beside completed with native Android application, LG also give Polaris Office. So user can read, edit, and made new document with doc, excel, pdf, and powerpoint format.
There were Network Data feature to limited internet usage. So user can setting internet maximize quota for Prada 3.0.
With NFC we can share contact, URL, Memo, Message, call, and schedule with other NFC device. Smartshare application allow to play multimedia file in one Wi-Fi network through DLNA connection
Other interesting features is “social plus”, it will update every status from Facebook, twitter and MySpace direct in real time.
Antutu Benchmark: 5474, Quadrant Standard Edition: 2779.
Using Antutu Benchmark Prada 3.0 reach 5474 score, won from Amazon Kindle Fire an Optimus 2x
Meanwhile using Quandrant Standard Prada 3.0 collect 2779 Score, won from Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus S.
The advantage and disadvantage of LG Prada 3.0
- Dual Core 1 GHz dual channel processor
- 8 MP camera
- good quality Multimedia player
- IPS Screen with Nova Plus technology
- Plastic Casing
- Less graphic Interface
- Without HDMI Port
- Still using Gingerbread
Conclusion of LG Prada 3.0
Even LG Prada 3.0 claim as a fashion phone but it failed to perform as fashion cell phone. Even use Prada name as leather craft manufacturer, but it doesn’t used leather casing. Plastic case makes Prada 3.0 less elegant.
But as a smartphone LG Prada 3.0 with Dual Core 1GHz have a good performance. So if you need great performance device with great multimedia and photography . LG Prada 3.0 can be a choice to.