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Lucid by LG – A Terrific Smartphone Choice

The Lucid by LG is a budget Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless that can last up to 6 hours and 43 minutes on continuous talk time.

Measuring 4.69 by 2.45 by 0.45 inches (HWD) and weighing in at 5 ounces, this smartphone is supported by a glossy plastic shell and shows off an attractive, maroon-colored fade on the tapered back panel.  Supported by Gorilla touch screen glass, the Lucid supports either the LG default keyboard or Swype.

The phone also works as a mobile hotspot for up to 10 devices over LTE.  Operating on a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 CPU and 1GB RAM, this Android Smartphone has 4GB of free internal storage for media, plus 1.34GB of free system memory for installing apps. There’s also a microSD card slot underneath the battery cover.

The 5-megapixel auto-focus camera features an LED flash, face tracking, and geotagging.  This smartphone also has a 1080p video that can film smoothly at 29 frames per second.

  • Pros Affordable. Dual-core processor. Supports 4G LTE data speeds. Bright screen. 1080p video recording.
  • Cons Runs older Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS (at time of article)
  • Bottom Line The LG Lucid for Verizon Wireless is a powerful Android smartphone at an unusually low up-front price.

It is easy to get lost in all of the specs of the device, but the Lucid by LG is a great . Android phone for the price.  It has a great feel for size and offers many of the same benefits of its competition smartphones.