LG Lucid 3 Review
One word. Disappointing.
Disappointing. That’s what best sums up the call experience of the LG Lucid 3. The earpiece is loud enough to make voices audible, but they have a robotic tone to them. At the same time, our callers complain that we sound subdued on their end of the line.
Surprisingly, the battery life is impressively long-lasting.
To our own astonishment, the LG Lucid 3’s 2440 mAh battery is able to deliver a long-lasting tally of 8 hours, 20 minutes with our battery benchmark test. In our real world experience, it’s capable to providing us easily two-days of normal usage from a full charge.
We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.
In this day and age, tough competition is found in even the entry-level segment – popularized by devices like the Google Nexus 5 and the Motorola Moto G. The specs in the LG Lucid 3 might not be as prized as those in the aforementioned smartphones, but for the basic user looking for a free phone with a 2-year contract, the Lucid 3 suffices enough without being too overly complicated. On the flip side, if you’re out to pick up something off-contract, its $299.99 cost makes it a tough consideration over the other options available right now.
Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 4.4.2
Software Number: VS87610A
Kernel Version: 3.4.0+
Build Number: KOT49I.VS87610A
- Free on-contract phone that’s not bad
- Excellent battery life
- A lighter LG Android experience
- Low quality display
- Performance hitch with processor intensive tasks
- Disappointing call quality
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.
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!!!!!!
|Display||4.7 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (234 ppi) IPS LCD|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8926, Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 processor
1024 MB RAM
|Size||5.18 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches|
(132 x 66 x 10 mm)
4.37 oz (124 g)
|Battery||2440 mAh, 12.5 hours talk time|