Summary: Sure, you can find the occasional deal for a super-phone, provided you sign up for a contract–assuming you can sign up for a contract. What about the rest of us? Those of us with bad timing or bad luck?
Excerpt: We spend a lot of time reviewing super fancy, high-end smartphones at DT, but for every one of those, there are half a dozen cheaper, smaller phones that just don’t get noticed. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad – at least, not anymore.
Excerpt: Last Spring, Verizon and LG teamed up to launch the Lucid, one of the first mid-range devices to feature things like a dual-core processor and LTE. At the time, though, LG had not proven that it could make a decent Android smartphone.
Summary: It's hard to beat free, and the LG Lucid 2 is free on contract with Verizon Wireless. For you money (so to speak) you get a smartphone running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU with a gig of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage.
Conclusion: If you're in the market for an Android smartphone on Verizon but don't want to spend much money for the phone itself, the LG Lucid 2 is easy to recommend. That doesn't mean the Lucid 2 lacks solid competition if you're open to other platforms: from the older iPhone 4, to the relatively new Nokia...
Pros: Free on contract, manageable size, sharp display, removable battery.
Excerpt: The original LG Lucid was behind the curve when it launched on Verizon Wireless last year. It had the 4G LTE connectivity that Verizon made requisite for all Android smartphones, but it was running the outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread at a time when users were clamoring for the months-old Android...
Excerpt: Despite the publicity around the superphones, mid-range phones are still launching, and they're good for those that don't want (or need) all of the bells and whistles found in the high-end alternatives. For the folks that want to keep things simple, Verizon's LG Lucid 2 could be just the smartphone.
Excerpt: They're not coming out at the pace that they used to, but mid-range phones are still launching, and they're good for those that don't want (or need) all of the bells and whistles found in the high-end devices.
Conclusion: Sequels are rarely better than the original when it comes to entertainment, but they are always better in technology. The nature of advancement and upgrades dictates that improvement is a given, so no one should be surprised that the LG Lucid 2 is a noticeable step up from its predecessor.
Conclusion: Since the LG Lucid 2 is currently available for free with a 2-year Verizon contract, there is a lot to like about the device. It is small and lightweight, making it easy to carry around, the 4.3” qHD display is a nice size with clear text and images, the user interface is well laid-out and easy to...
Pros: Free with contract, Pleasing size, Good specs and plenty fast
Cons: Camera & video capture quality is a bit lacking, Music app doesn’t offer many settings