Conclusion: For Verizon customers in search of a great deal, the LG Lucid smartphone is a tempting choice. A budget Android smartphone that feels and acts like a high-end device, the Lucid sports a comfortable design, vibrant 4-inch screen, speedy dual-core processor and a good 5-megapixel camera.
Pros: Bright, colorful display, Comfortable, compact design, Fast processor, Quick 4G LTE speeds, Good camera
Cons: Poor call quality, Video quality issues, Outdated Android software
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.
LG Lucid Review: Solid 4G LTE Smartphone for First Time Users
20 April 2012
Excerpt: The LG Lucid on Verizon Wireless is an affordable 4G LTE Android smartphone with the first time smartphone owner in mind. The Lucid may not have all the bells and whistles found on phones 2-3 times its price, but it does offer a fast 4G LTE connection, good battery life, solid build quality and an...
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
Summary: The LG Lucid packs a lot of good stuff into its small frame. For an affordable $79, consumers get a device with a bright and vivid display, solid 4G LTE speeds and features that make Android more approachable and fun for smartphone newbies.
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.
Conclusion: LG has done a decent job here releasing a top-of-mid-range device for the masses, not quite overtaking what they've already got released on Verizon with the LG Spectrum , but certainly a fine phone for those with hands that aren't goliath in size.