LG Prada 3.0 P940 or Prada K2 is an extraordinary phone which offers Stylish look in its simplest design.
Korean mobile phone maker LG’s newest flagship smartphone isn’t just your typical Android device, it’s a Prada phone. Some of the boys may not praise the little fact, the fashion-conscious people will certainly savor for it. The LG Prada 3.0 P940 also known as K2 looks like an ordinary Android phone, except for the fact that the device has been co-branded with Prada, which is a well-known brand in the fashion industry.
The P940 is actually a third iteration of the LG Prada line-up, but it is the first one to have an Android mobile platform in it. The Prada 3.0 measures 127.5 x 69 x 8.5 mm, it is sexier than the Optimus Black, which actually as thin as the Samsung Galaxy S2.
The form factor design is simple yet stylish with it’s all black color with a minimum chrome accents on the side and has five little bit of metal painted buttons. At the top end of the device there is a power button, a slider key for the micro-USB port and a camera shutter button. The 3.5mm audio output is also located on the top end spot. The volume controls are placed on the left part and the speakers can be found at the lower back.
The 4.3″ NOVA display touchscreen panel is amongst of the brightest I’ve ever seen on a flagship phone, this one is brighter than the NOVA screen on Optimus Black. The Prada user interface and theme displays a classic black and white color which contains the touch navigation, icons tray and widgets. The Prada UI and theme looks quite neat and more fashionable than the native one UI found on the Optimus Black.
The handset runs on Android ecosystem 2.3 Gingerbread version, though it will be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich when it becomes available. The cellular device was design was by the Prada signature that uses the Saffiano inspired pattern at the back cover. The Prada logo is all over on this phone, from the top-front to the upper-back panel of the handset and the LG logo was molded inverted into a rubber-like back cover.
The touchscreen panel is very responsive and the user-interface on top of the Gingerbread is indeed elegant. applications and games load aggressively. Watching HD movies is smooth and very responsive. The audio quality of the Prada K2 is just an average and isn’t as good as we expected. Web browsing is fast and the has a multi-touch gestures that flawlessly load a webpages.
LG Prada 3.0 LG-P940 specs:
- 4.3? TFT display @ 480×800 pixels, 240ppi
- 1GHz dual core TI OMAP4430 processor
- PowerVR SGX 540
- 1GB RAM
- 512MB ROM
- 8GB internal storage
- up to 32GB via microSD
- HSPA+ 21Mbps
- 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
The 8MP primary camera of the Prada 3.0 P940 is absolutely one of the best camera on any LG handset I have ever reviewed. Images taken from the device are crystal clear and crisp with very minimal noise when taking a subject in daylight condition. Video recording is pretty superb and can shoot up to 1080p full HD.
The latest Prada phone also sports Bluetooth 3.0; and NFC (near-field communication), which can be useful for exchanging files via Android Beam (when Android ICS has arrive in the handset) and for Google Wallet (mobile payment). The unit has a standard 1540mAh battery which could last up to 330-hours in both 2G 3G for standby mode and up to 5-hours for talk time. The LG Prada 3.0 is available at £499.99 price tag.