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LG Lucid 4G review

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The LG Lucid 4G currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The LG Lucid 4G is a budget smartphone that supports CDMA networks and 4G LTE. Although it ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the default operating system, it is supposed to get an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the future.

Hardware features include a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a 4-inch 480x800 touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel main camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi n, and GPS with A-GPS. A couple hardware bonuses include support for microSD cards up to 32GB and full HD, 1080p video recording.

The Lucid weighs just a hair over 140 grams and comes with an 11mm profile, which makes it quite comfortable to carry around. And it can indeeed be carried around for quite some time thanks to the standard battery which offers up to 8 hours of talk time on a single charge.

This phone sits nowhere near the high-end. Apart from the 4G LTE connectivity, the only other truly notable thing about it might be its affordable purchase price. But that is no doubt an important consideration that definitely makes it worth a look.

Need to Know: LG Lucid 4G

1. Very affordable price tag for an LTE smartphone. (The Good)

2. Speedy processor and ample amount of RAM combine for an enjoyable Android experience. (The Good)

3. Display resolution maxes out at 480x800 pixels. (The Bad)

4. Default operating system is an older version of the Android software. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GottaBeMobile

The LG Lucid is a well-built 4G LTE smartphone that delivers a user-friendly experience. This phone is not aimed at geeks, but it doesn’t skimp on performance like many budget smartphones. The LG Lucid is attractive because of the $79.99 price, or the penny price at Amazon, but users...

- Josh Smith, GottaBeMobile
Phone Scoop

Overall, the LG Lucid is a fine little phone. It scores well on most features. Though I think it's a bit plain in the fashion department, the hardware works well and offers a balance of features and transportability. It's a good voice phone, has excellent data performance, a wonderful screen, and d...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Android Central

Could a device that launches with only a promise of an Ice Cream Sandwich update be the one for you? Combining a great overall build quality with a stylish design, the LG Lucid is no device to simply overlook. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor is no joke when it comes to power, and the 4G LTE (if avail...

- Jared DiPane, Android Central
Android Police

There's little doubt in my mind that, for the people the Lucid is marketed to, it offers the best entry-level experience of any Android smartphone on any carrier in the US today. You get all the buzzwords - dual-core, 4G, apps, video chat, voice controls, and a beautiful display. Not only that, the...

- David Ruddock, Android Police
The Verge

Its performance is solid, it’s a relatively good-looking device, and its LTE performance is good if not bar-setting.

- David Pierce, The Verge


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Common Questions


LG released the Lucid 4G on March 29, 2012.


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LG backs up the Lucid 4G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4"

The LG Lucid 4G's screen size is 4 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1700mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1700 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time.

Lucid 4G Specs

Overview
Release date March 29, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
LTE:
700 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 dual-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.14 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1700 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.9 x 6.2 x 1.1 cm (4.7 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 142 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG Cayman, LG VS840, LG Optimus Exceed

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Critic Reviews


GottaBeMobile

Solid 4G LTE smartphone for first time users

from GottaBeMobile

The LG Lucid is a well-built 4G LTE smartphone that delivers a user-friendly experience. This phone is not aimed at geeks, but it doesn’t skimp on performance like many budget smartphones. The LG Lucid is attractive because of the $79.99 price, or the penny price at Amazon, but us...More

The LG Lucid is a well-built 4G LTE smartphone that delivers a user-friendly experience. This phone is not aimed at geeks, but it doesn’t skimp on performance like many budget smartphones. The LG Lucid is attractive because of the $79.99 price, or the penny price at Amazon, but users shouldn’t make this the only factor in a smartphone purchase. The iPhone 4 is available for $20 more at Verizon, but does not offer 4G LTE. Over the 2-year contract users will spend thousands of dollars, making the up-front phone cost negligible in the long run. First time smartphone buyers, looking for an affordable phone with a full day battery and without a massive screen should check out the LG Lucid.

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Phone Scoop

Compact body, quality display, and speedy performance

from Phone Scoop

Overall, the LG Lucid is a fine little phone. It scores well on most features. Though I think it's a bit plain in the fashion department, the hardware works well and offers a balance of features and transportability.

It's a good voice phone, has excellent data performance, a wonderfu...More

Overall, the LG Lucid is a fine little phone. It scores well on most features. Though I think it's a bit plain in the fashion department, the hardware works well and offers a balance of features and transportability.

It's a good voice phone, has excellent data performance, a wonderful screen, and decent battery life. The user interface is a cinch to learn, flexible enough to suit most people, and fast enough to power through even the most intense games I threw at it. Add to these characteristics a decent camera, a few unique widgets, and good multimedia performance and the Lucid is practically a homerun.

If you're looking for 4G on a budget, the $80 LG Lucid is a solid device. I'd recommend it highly for anyone who prefers function over form.

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Android Central

The LG Lucid is no device to simply overlook

from Android Central

Could a device that launches with only a promise of an Ice Cream Sandwich update be the one for you? Combining a great overall build quality with a stylish design, the LG Lucid is no device to simply overlook. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor is no joke when it comes to power, and the 4G LTE (if av...More

Could a device that launches with only a promise of an Ice Cream Sandwich update be the one for you? Combining a great overall build quality with a stylish design, the LG Lucid is no device to simply overlook. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor is no joke when it comes to power, and the 4G LTE (if available in your area) is a great thing to have. While packing nearly every spec you could wish for in a high end device, the Lucid is currently sitting with a price tag of only $79 (after a $50) rebate, and this is about 1/3 the cost of most other high end devices. The Lucid is definitely worthy of a look, take it for a spin, and see if the device is right for you.

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Android Police

It's actually pretty well put-together

from Android Police

There's little doubt in my mind that, for the people the Lucid is marketed to, it offers the best entry-level experience of any Android smartphone on any carrier in the US today. You get all the buzzwords - dual-core, 4G, apps, video chat, voice controls, and a beautiful display. Not only that, t...More

There's little doubt in my mind that, for the people the Lucid is marketed to, it offers the best entry-level experience of any Android smartphone on any carrier in the US today. You get all the buzzwords - dual-core, 4G, apps, video chat, voice controls, and a beautiful display. Not only that, the Lucid isn't bad in the real world, either. It isn't perfect , but its feature set definitely makes it the low-price king of the hill for now.

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The Verge

The price is right, but the competition's too steep

from The Verge

The LG Lucid is among Verizon’s cheapest LTE phones, and for a lot of users that’s a really important advantage. If you buy this phone, by and large you should be happy with it — I don’t like its UI skin or its display, but its performance is solid, it’s a relatively...More

The LG Lucid is among Verizon’s cheapest LTE phones, and for a lot of users that’s a really important advantage. If you buy this phone, by and large you should be happy with it — I don’t like its UI skin or its display, but its performance is solid, it’s a relatively good-looking device, and its LTE performance is good if not bar-setting. But given that you’ll likely be using your phone for the next two years, it becomes a dangerous proposition: the Lucid reeks of a phone that will be quickly forgotten by both carrier and manufacturer, and having your phone abandoned is a frustrating place to be. The price difference also becomes less meaningful over time, and Verizon has a number of phones that are far better options. For $99, you can get the iPhone 4, and at $199 or $299 you’ll open up everything from the long-lasting RAZR Maxx to the Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S. The HTC Rezound is also currently $30 less than the Lucid, and adds a 720p display to the equation as well — you should absolutely buy it instead of the Lucid. The Lucid’s a fine phone, but nothing about it screams “buy me!” And on the Verizon store shelves, lots of other phones do.

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Laptop Magazine

The LG Lucid is an easy-to-use Android phone that delivers a bright display and 4G LTE for an attractive price

from Laptop Magazine

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. However, the HTC Rezound offers Beats-enhanced audio and...More

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. However, the HTC Rezound offers Beats-enhanced audio and a sharper 720p display for $49, making it the best deal right now on Verizon. Nevertheless, those who prefer something less bulky will find plenty to like in the LG Lucid.

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Cnet

The Lucid's great camera, snappy performance, and cheap price tag make it a solid choice for a budget 4G Android phone

from Cnet

The LG Lucid may not be a high-profile flagship mobile device, but it's nicely built and its performance is sound. If it's going to be your first smartphone, it'll certainly spoil you from here on out. The processor is zippy, the network is the fastest available, and the camera is satisfactory. T...More

The LG Lucid may not be a high-profile flagship mobile device, but it's nicely built and its performance is sound. If it's going to be your first smartphone, it'll certainly spoil you from here on out. The processor is zippy, the network is the fastest available, and the camera is satisfactory. The display is also one of the better ones I've seen in the phone's class. Speaker and call quality aren't anything to write home about, but for the reasonable price of $80, it's definitely a good buy.

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PhoneArena

It’s well rounded enough to attract the attention of most people

from PhoneArena

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 whe...More

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.

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SlashGear

A fine phone for those with hands that aren’t goliath in size

from SlashGear

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. This device is available at Verizon starting t...More

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. This device is available at Verizon starting this week and you can pick one up online in Verizon’s online shop for $79.99 after online discount and 2-year contract. Grab it!

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PC Magazine

A powerful Android smartphone at an unusually low up-front price

from PC Magazine

The LG Lucid may be a budget Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, but it never seems inexpensive. It wasn't too long ago that 4G LTE data, 1080p video recording, and a dual-core processor were considered high-end, even if cutting edge handsets are just now moving past those specs. That makes...More

The LG Lucid may be a budget Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, but it never seems inexpensive. It wasn't too long ago that 4G LTE data, 1080p video recording, and a dual-core processor were considered high-end, even if cutting edge handsets are just now moving past those specs. That makes the Lucid a good choice if you don't need the absolute fastest speeds or latest features, but don't want to miss out on anything important either.

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