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LG Lucid Review

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LG Lucid Review
In what we consider to be none other than a test of patience, we find ourselves struggling to listen to our callers because there is a distinctive amount of muffling heard through the earpiece. Moreover, voices tend to exhibit some levels of squeakiness at the loudest setting. Thankfully, our callers had an easier time on their end of the line, as they were greeted with clear voices. Turning our attention to its speakerphone quality, the same imperfections heard through the earpiece are evident again.

During our time using the handset in the greater Philadelphia area, we didn’t experience a single moment where it dropped phone calls or 4G LTE connectivity.

With its 1,700 mAh battery, it’s able to pull out 500 minutes of continuous talk time on a single charge, which edges out the 8 hours rated by the manufacturer. Equally as impressive, especially for a 4G LTE device, we’re able to get a solid one day of normal usage with a full battery in the tank.


Conclusion:

A year ago, owning a Verizon 4G LTE smartphone meant having to fork over a load of moolah, such as the case with devices like the Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution when they were initially launched. Over time, as we’ve seen mostly in the last few months, there has been a transformation where devices became more affordable – and that’s the case we see here with the LG Lucid. Frankly, it’s not that phone we think about as we’re lucidly dreaming at night, but rather, it’s just one of those handsets that has a balanced appeal to it. Factoring in its attractive body, high spec’d hardware, and oh-so affordable $80 price, it’s well rounded enough to attract the attention of most people.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.6
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.11-perf
Build Number: GRK39F

LG Lucid Review:



Pros

  • Affordable price
  • Attractive design
  • Still a high-spec’d smartphone

Cons

  • Lots of artifacting with its 1080p videos
  • Poor calling quality
PhoneArena rating:
7.5
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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: 181; 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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