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LG Lucid

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Carrier: Verizon
Manufacturer: LG
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What's hot: Affordable, portable LTE smartphone.

What's not: 800 x 480 resolution isn't cutting edge, but for the price, we won't complain.


Reviewed April 1, 2012 by , Editor in Chief (twitter: @lisagade)

Editor's Note, April 2013: read our review of the LG Lucid 2 that replaces this model.

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. The Lucid has a 4" IPS display that's very colorful, sharp and bright. It has a 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon CPU that's plenty fast and 4G LTE. So what's the catch? There's no HD resolution here, the phone runs at 800 x 480 resolution, there's a front camera and 5MP back camera (no 8 or 12MP here) and that's about it. The phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a promised upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS (no timetable though).

LG Lucid

The Lucid is slim and has a serious amount of good looks, which is rare for less expensive phones. Voice quality and 4G LTE speeds are good. It's hard not to like this phone. It run the LG UI, which we actually find mostly useful despite the slightly cartoony icons. We like the controls except the faux button on the upper left side that provides visual symmetry to the power button on the upper right.

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Price: $79 with 2 year contract



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Display: 4" capacitive IPS display. Corning Gorilla Glass. Resolution: 800 x 480, supports both portrait and landscape modes via accelerometer, has ambient light sensor.

Battery: Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is user replaceable. 1700 mAh.

Performance: 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 CPU. 8 gigs internal storage with 4 gigs data storage and 1.24 gigs application storage available. 1 gig RAM.

Size: 4.69 x 2.45 x 0.45 inches. Weight: 5 ounces.

Phone: CDMA dual band digital with EV-DO Rev. A 3G and 4G LTE.

Camera: VGA front camera and rear 5MP camera with LED flash. Can shoot 1080p video.

Audio: Built in speaker, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack.

Networking: Integrated WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR.

Software: Android OS 2.3.6 Gingerbread with LG UI. Full suite of Google applications and Verizon apps including VZ Navigator, Visual Voicemail, Backup Assistant+, Verizon Apps. WiFi Direct, Kindle, dLNA software, Let's Golf 3, Netflix and Polaris Office (view, edit and create MS Office compatible documents).

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card slot.


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