LG Lucid is official: LTE, dual-core, Android for dummies

LG Lucid is official: LTE, dual-core, Android for dummies
It is official, folks! As expected, Verizon unveiled the LG Lucid and will be marketing it as an easy-to-use device made with first-time smartphone owners in mind. However, that doesn't mean that the smartphone will lag far behind the competition when it comes to specs. Underneath the hood of the LG Lucid we see a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and backed up by 1GB of RAM. Up front we are greeted by a gorgeous 4-inch touchscreen display protected by Gorilla Glass. A 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash resides on the smartphone's back and a front-facing camera for video chats is located above its screen. Android 2.3 Gingerbread comes out of the box, but an update to Android 4.0 ICS is being planned. And if that is not enough, the smartphone will ride on Verizon's 4G LTE airwaves for speedy web access on the go.

But as we mentioned before, the LG Lucid is supposed to be an easy-to-use device, and as such, it comes with a handful of features that can facilitate every day tasks. For example, shortcuts to various apps can be placed right on its lock screen, and a Quick Dialer widget will allow for users to call their friends and family without opening their address book. Additionally, the device comes with step-by-step tutorials for those users who are not familiar with how their smartphone can be used.

The LG Lucid will be available both online and at Verizon outlets starting March 29. On contract pricing is set at $80 after a $50 mail-in rebate. For additional information, we have embedded the entire press release below.

source: Verizon

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  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh(8.00h talk time)

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13 Comments

1. mad5870

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Very smart idea. pretty good phone. This will make it easier for older adults to move to android. and also maybe some people might leave apple if it is as easy to use (grant it i think android is easy to use but i know people that think apple is easier).

2. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

This should do well....

3. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Alot of people have liked the LG Spectrum. This should appeal as well. Because i have alot of people saying "i like the Spectrum. i just wish it were a tad bit smaller

4. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Only difference is no 720p. Screen

5. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

But the screen resolution is plenty high for the size of the phone, also it's a NOVA display so you won't have issues seeing the screen in direct sun light.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

looks like a nice phone, particularly for the price.

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

android for dummies??? so now we know

8. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

^really?

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You should just change your name to trollking bro. Makes way more sense.

12. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

apple wasnt already for dummies? a day late and a dollar short dude

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

$80 makes it an okay offering.

10. master0fursinz

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Smoked By LG Lucid... I don't think any windows phone will allow you to make a call from the lock screen, or add any shortcuts for that matter.

13. doubleD

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I thought the point of the lock screen was to avoid the phone from making calls while being locked. I'll be interested to see if this is a useful feature of if it causes "pocket dials"

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