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LG Lucid Review

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For what it’s worth, we’re gladly accepting of the quality produced by the Lucid’s 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. Certainly, it doesn’t put out marvelous masterpieces, but it handles a wide range of shooting conditions with enough good visuals to keep us content. However, we do notice that its shots appear to be underexposed – though, as a whole, we’re still content with them.

Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review
Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid - LG Lucid Review

Camera samples shot with the LG Lucid


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Sadly, we’re not as favorable to the 1080p video recording quality on the LG Lucid. Well, we like that it offers 1080p recording to start off, as opposed to being limited to 720p only, but its quality is diminished by the ungodly amount of artifacting going on. Usually, we see it most prominent when panning very quickly, but with this, it’s everywhere we look – even when shooting something still!

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Although it’s nothing new, we’re still fond of the Optimus music player, mainly because it complements its conventional look with its 3D carousel interface in landscape. More than ample with its volume, it sounds rather irritating at the loudest setting because of its overly sharp tones. And no, there are no equalizer settings to fine tune its output.

The Optimus music player - LG Lucid Review
The Optimus music player - LG Lucid Review
The Optimus music player - LG Lucid Review
The Optimus music player - LG Lucid Review

The Optimus music player


Overlooking the fact that we’re dealing with a diminutive screen versus the ridiculously large ones we’ve been playing around with of late,  the LG Lucid is actually great for watching videos. Using our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, the experience is delightful thanks to its sharp looks, punchy colors, and smooth playback.

In order to share multimedia content with other devices, the handset relies on its DLNA functionality since there is no physical connection.

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posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:56

1. zheking (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


If they put gun to my f**kin head I will not buy this piece of s**t lg nor will I ever buy the s**tier moto because of the ui and btw I speak very good English I was just showing my hate for this piece of s**t

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 12:23 3

7. jstoned (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


Why such a hater????? This is the kind of phone a lot of consumers have been waitning for. The specs and capabilities of the Lucid are amazing for the price. It has a 1.2g processor that rivals the nexus and its affordable, on top of letting you expand your memory up to 32gs.

I hope that if someone puts a gun to your head they dont give you the option and they just put it there and end you there.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 11:43 4

2. ddxmms (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


dude..why someone will but a gun to your head to make you buy something you don't want to buy,,and if a similar situation happened some day i think you will buy it.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 12:37 3

3. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I like it. It's cheap. Modern specs.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:58

4. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


Been waiting to here more about this phone since PA's first report on it. However at the end of the day, The LG disappoints:

"we find ourselves struggling to listen to our callers because there is a distinctive amount of muffling heard"

Unless this was a faulty handset, the above reason alone is a dealbreaker for me.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:27 2

5. thatjackal (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I got this for my mother the other day and she absolutely loves it--even runs part of her business of it so I don't know what the muffling they review talked about is. I mean, it's mainly a phone-based business (transportation) and she's had no complaints at all. I don't know if we got lucky and they got unlucky, but... hey.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:20 1

6. Fhammond (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Most people aren't fans of LG (myself included) but I have to give them credit for making an affordable phone with good specs

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 14:43

8. tjmag88 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Is this more of a female phone because of the purple?

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 11:35 1

9. sunzhine337 (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Mar 2012)


After using mltiple devices, this is a pretty high quality cost effective 4G option. The addaptive lighting for visability in direct sunlight is amazing. It's very quick, responsive, and it seems to be a great multi-tasking device. Battery life is over a full day, sound is pretty clear and loud. Connection is spot on so I assume the above post about the fuzziness had to do with a dud device.

Overall: 8/10.

Only thing I could want more of is less bezel on the edges. LG is coming out with some really cool technology that just works right.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 15:06

10. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 186; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


The 2 most-used features of a phone, statistically speaking, are voice calls and picture/video taking. If the call quality is junk and the videos are junk, well, that's going to frustrate alot of people.

posted on 15 Apr 2012, 11:39 1

11. sunzhine337 (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Mar 2012)


^ That's not really a review. It's speculation based on one person's bad experience. There are multiple thing that could have affected the call quality in his particular area. Like I said, after using quite of few of these devices, I'm more or less impressed by LG's progress in the smartphone market.

Still a solid 8/10.

posted on 17 Apr 2012, 11:17

12. dalodi (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Awesome device... has a a lot off cool features onboard, quick text reply, dialer and messaging widget and power saver options. Great buy for the price!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:51

13. GranCher (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


I really like my LG Lucid except for one problem. I frequently have problems with internet connection. I get messages that say "can't connect to the internet right now" or "Oops! You've hit a pothole. Try again later". Has anyone else had this problem?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 15:49

14. notexting (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


I can't believe how many people want to text when they can't even spell!!!

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LG Lucid

LG Lucid

OS: Android 4.0.4 2.3
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Dual core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size4.69 x 2.45 x 0.45 inches
(119 x 62 x 11 mm)
5.00 oz  (142 g)
Battery1700 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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