It's a good thing that LG has relied on Android for the third Prada phone. This way, the collaboration has yielded a phone which is both stylish and functional. Although a bit bigger than normal, the LG Prada 3.0 looks cool and manages to stand out from the Android pack.
As a smartphone, the Prada 3.0 is on par with most of the other high-end Androids out there, so it's more than just an expensive phone. Actually, when it comes to price, you shouldn't be afraid of the LG Prada 3.0, as it costs just as much as any other high-end Android. Still, its specific looks and overly-simplistic interface won't be for everyone.
For us, "normal" users, suitable alternatives to the Prada 3.0 can be many other premium Android phones, like the Galaxy S II, Sensation XE, or the Xperia arc S. But of course, these alternatives are suitable for only one part of the audience. For the other part, there's only one Prada.
The Prada 3.0 is fine as a phone, incoming voices are loud and clear, and you can even tell who's calling with ease. The handset is equipped with a noise-cancellation microphone, so if you happen to be in a busy place with lots of ambient sounds, your callers will be able to clearly hear your voice, with decent loudness, although a bit on the unnatural side.
The 1540mAh battery is said to deliver the modest 5 hours of talk-time and 13.8 days of stand-by on 3G. In our usage we didn't experience inferior battery life compared to most of the Android competition.