LG and design house Prada has a history of teaming up to come up with classy phones like their first collaboration which came out around the same time as the original iPhone featuring a slim footprint and a 2MP camera. The Prada II sport a QWERTY keyboard and a 5MP camera. The latest partnership between the two companies is their first attempt on an Android device. The new Prada phone comes with a 4.3-inch display, 8MP camera, and a processor with dual core. This phone has now rolled out in Korea and across Western Europe.
The Prada design theme in collaboration with LG has done a good job for this Prada phone. The phone has a removable battery and with a plastic back cover but it feels solid. We can say that the Prada phone is better designed than the Optimus line of phones by LG. The attention put into the details like the metal buttons, cover of the USB port, the capacitive buttons, and the display makes the phone standout from the rest.
The 4.3 inch screen occupies the front plane of the phone together with the Prada branding and the 1.3MP camera. The back cover has the Saffiano pattern which forms part of the Prada branding, and somehow helps the user to keep the grip on the slim phone. The configuration of the buttons is still very LG using the 4-button arrangement, and we are curious how this will be updated in the future.
Overall the design is a bit too safe for a Prada LG collaboration in the time when attractive designs are coming up for smart phones. Perhaps they could have used more of the high end elements or a mental finish instead of the shiny paint job.
The Prada 3.0 also makes use of its own interpretation of the Android environment. Users will still be very comfortable using the system as it has the same feel as the Android Gingerbread just without all the colors. The Prada 3.0 runs on Android 2.3.7 but can be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. You will not fail to notice the line drawing icons plus some shades of grey for the notification bar. There are also built apps from LG for media streaming and options for the display.
Prada is Prada and it is a brand which can convince anyone. Add to the logo the specs which makes the phone worthy of your hard earned money.