Excerpt: Verizon and LG paired up to release this mid-range device on their 4G LTE network, adding yet another device to their arsenal. What once would have been a high-end piece of equipment, has fallen victim to the ever-increasing technological advances of our time.
Conclusion: Verizon and LG are positioning the Lucid as an entry-level phone for smartphone novices. And it serves that purpose well. But even veterans will find plenty to like: LTE speeds, very good photos and excellent ergonomics.
Conclusion: At $79.99 it’s hard to knock some of the flaws of the Lucid too hard. It is after all a mid-range device and not your typical $300 flagship device. Still, the odd standby battery drain and stodgy reluctance to stick with Android 2.3.x Gingerbread are two “features” that are a hard pill to swallow...
Excerpt: LTE connectivity was previously reserved for carriers' high-end phones, but as the network becomes more mainstream — Verizon now has LTE in 200 US markets — it's becoming a standard feature even on lower-tier devices.
Pros: Cheap for an LTE phone, Solid performance, Unique design
Cons: Terrible UI skin, Unattractive, low-res display, Inferior LTE speeds to other phones
Excerpt: The LG Lucid for Verizon Wireless targets first-time smartphone users looking for speed. Not only does this $79 Android phone connect to Verizon's 4G fast LTE network, it also provides quick access to the camera and other apps right from the lock screen.
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.
Pros: Affordable price, Attractive design, Still a high-spec’d smartphone
Cons: Lots of artifacting with its 1080p videos, Poor calling quality
Excerpt: Verizon Wireless' top Android LTE smartphones sell for $199 to $299, so you figure there's a catch when a phone costs on $79 on contract. In the case of the capable and very attractive LG Lucid, you actually get a very nice smartphone with serious style.
Pros: Affordable, portable LTE smartphone.
Cons: 800 x 480 resolution isn't cutting edge, but for the price, we won't complain.
Excerpt: Aaron reviews the LG Lucid , a 4G LTE phone that's available now at Verizon for $79.99. The Lucid packs a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, 1,700 mAh battery, and Android 2.3 with LG's custom UI.