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LG Lucid 2 Review

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LG Lucid 2 Review
The LG Lucid 2 provides good quality, much better than the “muffled” sound we experienced with the original Lucid. This time around, calls sound clear and full, with plenty of volume on our end. People that we called also said that we sounded clear and natural of their end. Though 1X signal strength was a bit low, showing 2 bars with a signal of -94 dBm.


Battery:

One nice surprise is that the LG Lucid 2 comes with a standard battery of 2460mAh, which is larger than most other smartphones in this category. This was able to provide us to 12 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, or about 3 days of mixed usage. While this is not as much as the 17 hours of talk time the Motorola DROID RAZR HD MAXX can get with its massive 3300mAh battery, it is still a noticeable improvement over the original LG Lucid that came with a measly 1700mAh battery and 8 hours of talk time.


Conclusion:

Since the LG Lucid 2 is currently available for free with a 2-year Verizon contract, there is a lot to like about the device. It is small and lightweight, making it easy to carry around, the 4.3” qHD display is a nice size with clear text and images, the user interface is well laid-out and easy to use, not to mention the device has good call quality and a larger capacity battery. We do wish that the camera/video recording was a bit better, as well as the music player, but for this price, it’s hard to complain.

Software version on the reviewed unit:
Android: 4.1.2
Kernel: 3.4.0-gabdc9b6
Build: JZO54K
Software: VS87010B


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Pros

  • Free with contract
  • Pleasing size
  • Good specs and plenty fast

Cons

  • Camera & video capture quality is a bit lacking
  • Music app doesn’t offer many settings
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posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:18 3

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; 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: 5555; 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: 748; 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: 5555; 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: 25; 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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