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LG Lucid 3 Review

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Interface and Functionality

A watered down version of LG’s recent custom Android UI, it at least bears some of the more prized features to give the experience some credibility.

Essentially running a watered down of LG’s latest customized Android experience, seen on recent devices like the LG G2 and LG G Flex, it bears enough of the same features to make it a likable experience. Specifically, the interface here running on top of Android 4.4.2 KitKat features some QSlide functionality for an enhanced multitasking experience, Guest mode to selectively choose what guests can use on the device, and the Knock Code to secure the handset at the lock screen. The visual presentation of the UI is rather cartoony, but hey, the functionality isn’t overwhelming.

Rummaging through the listing of organizer apps, everything presented here is in standard fashion to what we expect. Heck, even the note takers are kept in mind with its Quick Memo app, which allows us to take a screen shot of what we’re doing and draw/write all over it.

Having an ample sized display, it’s fairly easy to type with its on-screen keyboard – though, there’s some adjustment needed initially to get comfortable with it. Making it even easier to handle with one hand, there’s a one-handed keyboard option available as well.

Processor and Memory

Able to handle simple tasks, it’s in the intensive stuff where it falls flat.

Nothing worth writing home about, the LG Lucid 3’s quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM and the Adreno 305 GPU executes basic tasks with no fluff at all. However, don’t expect to enjoy playing some of today’s 3D intensive games without some performance hitches – made more apparent by its weak benchmark scores.

Removing the rear casing, it’s nice to find a microSD card slot to help supplement its internal storage capacity of 8GB.

Performance benchmarks

Quadrant
Higher is better
LG Lucid 3 8870
Motorola Moto G 8512
AnTuTu
Higher is better
LG Lucid 3 17623
Motorola Moto G 17014
Vellamo Metal
Higher is better
LG Lucid 3 1171
Motorola Moto G 499
Vellamo HTML 5
Higher is better
LG Lucid 3 1269
Motorola Moto G 1933
Sunspider
Lower is better
LG Lucid 3 1303.1
Motorola Moto G 1223.8
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Internet and Connectivity


Although it’s not known to be a powerhouse, the web browsing experience is at least comforting. Sporting 4G LTE for fast page loads and generally smooth navigational controls, it delivers a pleasing web browsing experience to suffice our needs.

Nowadays, global enabled smartphones are in abundance with Big Red’s lineup. However, the LG Lucid 3 isn’t one of them, seeing that it’s strictly a CDMA device with support for the carrier’s 4G LTE network. Still, it packs along all of the connectivity features of most smartphones – they include aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and even NFC.

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posted on 07 May 2014, 11:37 5

1. ryan5609 (Posts: 97; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


I think Verizon really missed a golden opportunity here. They could have easily placed their logo on the home button as well.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 05:31

2. TeritorialDemon (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


I had the OG Lucid. Not a bad phone at the time. It could run with high end pho Then comes Lucid 2...........no real worth while improvements......then comes Lucid 3.......barely any major improvements at all. LG should just drop all it's low end devices. They simply don't care anymore about the average person who doesn't want to spend a large amount of money for a phone. That is why I no longer support LG. I have gone back with MOTOROLA!!!!!!

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LG Lucid 3

LG Lucid 3

OS: Android 4.4
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Display4.7 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (234 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8926, Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size5.18 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches
(132 x 66 x 10 mm)
4.37 oz  (124 g)
Battery2440 mAh, 12.5 hours talk time

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