LG’s latest fashion-forward smartphone is the superthin LG Prada 3.0. Announced back in December 14, it’s definitely coming to the Philippines soon and we got one of the first few units for review.
The LG Prada 3.0 sports a 4.3-inch TFT screen with Nova Display that’s similar to the one used in the LG Optimus Black. What’s more interesting is that the screen brightness is rated at a high 800 nits (that’s a bit brighter than the 700 nits of the Optimus Black).
The handset follows the Prada design signature that uses a Saffiano pattern at the back panel, a glossy finish with metal accents on the sides.
The Prada branding is all over this phone and the only way you’d figure out that this is an LG handset is from a small, inconspicuous logo that’s molded into the rubber-like back panel.
The LG Prada 3.0 also boasts of a very thin profile at only 8.5mm (that’s exactly the same thin-ness as the Galaxy S2). In the picture above, you’l definitely notice the LG Prada is thinner than the iPhone 4S.
The Android Gingerbread platform is skinned by an intriguing LG Prada UI. It’s basically very close to the Optimus UI but uses a monochromatic theme and icons.
The 8MP camera at the back turned out to be good although I really have to take more shots under different lighting conditions to really see how it performs. The shooter is also able to capture full HD 1080p videos.
Here’s the full specs I got so far and based on the documents that came with the review unit.
LG Prada 3.0 LG-P940 specs:
4.3″ TFT display @ 480×800 pixels, 240ppi
1GHz dual core TI OMAP4430 processor
PowerVR SGX 540
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (dual-band 2.4GHz, 5GHz)
Bluetooth 3.0 HS
GPS w/ aGPS support
8MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
1080p video recording & playback
1.3MP front-facing camera
FM Radio tuner
1540mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
LG promises upgrade to Android ICS in the near future.
LG Prada 3 and Galaxy Note
We’re still not sure about the exact date of release in the Philippines but I am told it will be some time in February. As for the suggested retail price, it’s still not announced but considering is a Prada co-branded smartphone, we won’t be surprised if it will be more expensive.
LG Prada 3 and iPhone 4s
LG Philippines is set to launch the Prada 3.0 in the Philippines this February 7, 2012.
The last time LG co-branded their phone with Prada was in 2008 (the LG Prada 2 then had a slider, full-qwerty keyboard). Watch out for the full review of the LG Prada 3.0 some time next week.