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LG Lucid 2 Review

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We found that the included 5MP camera on the LG Lucid 2 does slightly better than the original LG Lucid. Images that we took outside have a bit more detail to them, as well as natural looking colors, but still appear relatively soft, instead of sharp and crisp. This trend continues for indoor shots, as with lower light levels produce even softer looking images. The LED Flash does illuminate a room well, but it causes the image to have a yellowish hue.

Camera interface - LG Lucid 2 Review
Camera interface - LG Lucid 2 Review
Camera interface - LG Lucid 2 Review
Camera interface - LG Lucid 2 Review
Camera interface - LG Lucid 2 Review
Camera interface - LG Lucid 2 Review
Camera interface - LG Lucid 2 Review
Camera interface - LG Lucid 2 Review

Camera interface



For recording videos, the Lucid 2 is capable of Full HD 1920x1080p resolution at 30 frames-per-second. Colors were pleasing, and the exposure was accurate, but again the detail was not as sharp as we would like.

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Multimedia:


The music player is pleasing is easy to use, with tabs across the top for songs, albums, artists, genres, playlists, and folders. Though it does lack some eye candy that we’ve seen on LG’s higher-end Optimus line. When playing music through the rear speaker, there is plenty of volume, but we noticed that low and mid tones are missing, which causes music to should shrill and lacking in fullness. Using a pair of earbuds will solve this, but we still wish there were equalizer settings to bring lower tones out.

Even though the Lucid 2 has a 4.3” qHD display, videos played just fine, and were nice and smooth, supporting MP4, H.263/264, DivX and XviD with resolutions up to 1080p. DLNA is also supported, as well as SmartShare, to allow for easy streaming and viewing between multiple devices.

Multimedia players - LG Lucid 2 Review
Multimedia players - LG Lucid 2 Review
Multimedia players - LG Lucid 2 Review
Multimedia players - LG Lucid 2 Review

Multimedia players



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posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:18 3

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That really is a huge battery for a 4.3" device.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:56

2. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Yeah i highly doubt it will get Android 5.0 key lime pie. LG updates are pretty lame/horrible. Plus Verizon pushes the update way to long for Americans taste.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 12:15 1

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd get the Razr M for $50 before i got this for free but some people just don't want to put up any money for these things and it is a pretty nice phone for it being free.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 08:02 1

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm not so sure. The Lucid 2 has a much larger removable battery a better screen(non-pentile), a higher clocked processor, and a slightly newer version of android. Those are some pretty big pluses. If the Lucid 2 gets any developer support, this would be a great choice.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 14:57 1

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the battery is something that the Lucid 2 has in it's favor however screen preference is subjective and clock frequency really doesn't matter so much on any mobile SoC this side of an OMAP4 and the Razr M has the same version of Android. not only that but the Lucid 2 is by LG, this will probably be the only version of Android it runs for a long while. the Razr M also has a better camera, a closer to stock UI and it has the benefit of Motorola build quality with Kevlar and Water Repellent Nano Coating.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 12:09

6. Dj_Yawar (Posts: 24; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Google announced that Motorola Devices are not as per their standards! :-D on what ground you are defending Moto?

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 09:48

7. ghavas (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)


that may be true DJ but at the same time...Google Owns Motorola now. Starting with the new device that was leaked a few months ago...the MOTO X phone...Google controls motorola for the most part...so their products will be mostly in check with google standards

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LG Lucid 2

LG Lucid 2

OS: Android 4.1.2
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Display4.3 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, Dual core, 1200 MHz, Krait processor
1024 MB RAM
Size4.82 x 2.51 x 0.39 inches
(122 x 64 x 10 mm)
4.55 oz  (129 g)
Battery2460 mAh, 21 hours talk time

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