This month, two PC World readers are going to be the lucky recipients of Huawei’s latest smartwatch, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro, valued at $499.
LG Prada Phone 3.0 Android phone
LG Prada Phone 3.0 review: All style, but not enough substance
- Classy looking design
- Bright screen
- Monochrome UI
- Poor battery life
- Low screen resolution
- Inconsistent interface
LG's Prada Phone certainly looks the part thanks to a classy design that blends well with the company's unique, monochrome user interface. Unfortunately, this interface is also the cause of much inconsistency. When combined with only average performance, poor battery life and no real class leading features, the Prada Phone is quickly lost among better competitors.
Price$ 799.00 (AUD)
LG's Prada Phone 3.0 is the third smartphone the company has developed in conjunction with Italian fashion label Prada following the LG Prada (KE850) and the LG Prada (KF900). Described by LG as a smartphone that combines "style and substance", the Prada Phone 3.0 has a nice design and some handy software but has too many flaws to recommend amongst excellent competition.
Stylish and elegant
As you would expect from a phone emblazoned with the famous Prada logo, the LG Prada Phone 3.0 definitely looks the part. It features Prada's signature "saffiano" pattern on the back in a classic black colour. The rear cover is plastic which may turn off some expecting a more leather like finish, but it doesn't detract from the overall look and feel of the phone and makes it very easy to grip. The sleek, curved edges measure just 8.5mm thick and do give the Prada Phone a distinctive touch, though there is no mistaking its overall size. It's almost as large as the HTC One X despite having a smaller 4.3in screen.
We love the wealth of elegant touches found on the Prada Phone. The power and camera shortcut keys are round, machined-metal buttons that look and feel classy. The slider that covers the micro-USB port is the same and is definitely one of the best we've come across on any smartphone. We also love the tiny silver surround on the headphone jack, along with the soft, white backlight around that appears around the power key when the screen is turned on.
For all its elegance, however, there are a few annoying design elements of the Prada Phone 3.0. The power and camera shortcut keys aren't raised enough and need a real firm press to activate. The volume buttons are annoyingly on the left side which doesn't really cater for right-handed users. The ergonomics of the phone aren't too flash, either. We found it hard to hold the phone in one hand and reach the power button, for example.
The LG Prada Phone 3.0 has a 4.3in IPS "NOVA" display that boasts excellent brightness. Similar display technology was used on the LG Optimus Black and the outdoor brightness of 800nits is almost twice as much many other smartphone screens, resulting in excellent sunlight legibility. Unfortunately, the LG Prada Phone 3.0 is let down by a rather low 480x800 resolution. The screen displays a clear image, but the resolution means text and finer details aren't as crisp as many other competing smartphones. The latest flagship smartphones like Samsung's Galaxy Nexus and the HTC One X are equipped with 720p HD displays and the LG Prada Phone 3.0 simply looks outdated and outclassed next to them.
Next page: Software, performance and battery life
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Razer Naga Trinity review: The last best MMO gaming mouse
- 2 Dynabook Portégé X30W-J – a very good all-rounder
- 3 Google Pixel 5 Review: Soft Reboot
- 4 Sonos Arc review: The Main Event
- 5 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Killer form-factor, lethal price-tag
Latest News Articles
- The Oppo Find X3 Pro gets Android 12 trial
- Felix Mobile launches its Refer a Friend offer
- Huawei campaign offers extended warranty and cloud storage
- The Nokia G10, a mid-range phone with a large battery, lands in Australia
- Oppo’s trade-in program could give you up to $700 toward your new smartphone
PCW Evaluation Team
Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.
This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.
It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.
As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.
The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.
This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.
- MSI Summit E15 (2021) review: A productivity workhorse with a gaming pedigree
- Every TV in Samsung's 2021 TV line-up explained: Neo QLED vs Crystal UHD vs QLED
- Best Australian EOFY 2021 Laptop Deals
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies