"Quite Impressed Maybe Not Need iPhone Later"4.5 starson by sunsandsurf
Pros: Better than most, if not all, smartphones I've owned, and small enough to fit in shirt pocket.
Cons: Other than high price, I have yet to find any CONS.
Summary: I am quite impressed with this new LG Prada phone. I've had it about 3 weeks, and yes, it is pricey. No debate on that.
I've had at least a dozen smart phones in the last few years including big and small 02s and Treo, and at least 6 PDAs including Palms, Sony, etc. I am happier with this Prada than any of them. It seems to have done the best job yet of combining phone, PDA, and music player, along with a camera and other toys. The screen is incredibly nice and colorful. The screen is also enormous and takes great advantage of the real estate available on front. No extra space along the edges. Just nice big screen, in small package
I want the iPhone but it won't be available in Asia where I currently live until next year. So I picked up the LG Prada in the meantime. Wow, it is very impressive. The touch screen interface is beautiful and user-friendly. It is quite easy to find any feature.
This Prada phone has one feature that the new iPhone will not compete with. SIZE. This smartphone drops into my shirt pocket or pants pocket and I don't even know it is there. The iPhone will never do that. It also beats my IPOD with an FM radio.
I have my 40GB IPOD video with all my music, but I've now started leaving it in the car and carrying the Prada. The Prada has a speaker which actually makes it more useful than the IPOD. It also beats my IPOD with an FM radio.
The MP3 player interface is beautiful. The one button touch to reach the MP3 player is great.
Seems LG spent some $ building the software and it is great. I only hope developers will come up with more add-ons, skins, and themes.
Reviews I've read seem to be very enamored with the iPhone, so probably did not give the Prada a fair shake. Having said all that, I'm still waiting to get a good look at the iPhone. But it will be very, very tough to let go of this LG Prada.