LG Lucid 3 ReviewLG Lucid 3 7.5
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
LG Lucid 3 Review - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion
|Display||4.7 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (234 ppi) IPS LCD|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 processor
1 GB 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|