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LG Lucid 3 Review

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Camera

Being an entry-level smartphone, its 5-megapixel warrants some merits for its average quality, but don’t expect astounding results.

Yet again, the watered down experience trickles to the camera app of the Lucid 3 – where it presents us with some popular shooting modes and a few menu driven manual controls. The app launches in a cinch, but the problem we face here, much like on other LG devices, is the slow auto-focus time of the 5-megapixel camera.

Shutterbugs will be pleased by the images its 5-megapixel camera snaps in outdoor sunny conditions, but they generally appear a tiny bit over exposed. Nevertheless, the average details and neutral color reproduction make them likable. Under lower lighting situations, the quality of course deteriorates, as they’re mainly noisy looking and grainy with the fine details. Like we said, it’s not great, but the overall quality isn’t terrible either.


Camera speed

Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
Motorola Moto G 3
5
416
366
LG Lucid 3 3.6
2.7
271
255
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Likewise, we can say the same thing about its 1080p video recording quality, which shoots at 30 FPS. Indeed, it records video smoothly and audio recording is pretty clear, but its distracting elements include its jitteriness, lack of continuous auto-focus, and softer details.



Multimedia

Not quite marketed for being a multimedia powerhouse, it can at least get the job done.

The music player is the standard LG fanfare, which has its usefulness – such as having different equalizer modes with headphones connected. Churning out 73.9 dB of audio power through its speaker, it’s undoubtedly on the loud side, but with a hint of strain at the loudest setting.

Having support for a wide array of video codecs and playing high-definition videos smoothly, our only complaint with the video watching experience relates back to the low quality look display. Despite that, the QSlide function when playing video allows us to multi-task with other things – while still watching a video, of course.

Audio output

Headphones output power (Volts)
Higher is better
Motorola Moto G 0.53
LG Lucid 3 0.32
Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
Higher is better
Motorola Moto G 87
LG Lucid 3 74
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posted on 07 May 2014, 11:37 5

1. ryan5609 (Posts: 99; 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: 20; 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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