67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2012
Pros- Great Price tag, Dual core processors and the 1GB of RAM make this phone really snappy. The frotn facing camera is a nice addition, the build quality is nice with gorilla glass and aluminum accents around the sides, 2.3.6 with ICS in the future, 4G LTE is nice as well, the screen is a good size.
Cons-The cameras aren't exactly the best quality colors are muted and the sharpness isn't there. The screen doesn't name enough colors and pixels are slightly grainy, the battery charges quickly but drains fast, no SD Card.
I have had this phone since the day it came out and so far it has been pretty good. The phone has really snappy performance with the Dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4G LTE make the phones performance feel really quick, the dual cameras are a nice addition. The promise of Android 4.0 ICS in the future means that this phone is a little future proof. The call quality is great and the keyboard is easy to use and type text messages or send emails. The camera and the screen both could be better but these are no penalty box. Some people complain about LG's interface but I find it isn't to intrusive and has some handy features. Battery life is abysmal in the best of situations but on the plus side it charges pretty quickly. Overall the 79.99 price tag retail is very fair for the features you get, so this is no penalty box for a phone and you will be pretty happy with it in the end.
67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2014
The cheapest phone you can buy new in the box without contract that is 4G and runs Android 4.0+
I accidentally smashed my other phone, so I grabbed this to use for 8 months till I'm up for a new phone since it was under $80 for this and $200 to fix my broken phone. The resolution is a bit low compared to new phones now, but it will run all your apps fine and is fast and does everything you need.
45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2012
To start off, this is not a review about Verizon customer service, that's a whole different scenario! This is strictly about the LG Lucid phone. Since our old phones were wearing out, we decided to up grade to our first smart phones. The selling point was the price and the duel cameras that allows use of apps like tango...trust me when I tell ya, this is a grandkid thing!
When the phones arrived, the activation instructions were simple to follow and only took a few minutes for each one to be up and fully functional. After having these for a week, they are easy to use and set up. They come preloaded with some good apps. If you like phone games, you will have to download your own. It only comes with two demo games, no solitaire!
All the functions that I have used perform well. The dual-core processors are very quick. I have not used it as a wi-fi tether yet. 4G connectivity has given us no issues so far. No matter what type of building I'm in, there is always a couple of bars on the signal meter.
The only real con to this phone, as with all smartphones is the short battery life. It has to be charged everyday, vice once a week. You will want to download and install JuiceDefender to extend the battery charge. I am going to order the extended life batteries in the very near future to try to improve the battery life issue.
It appears that once again, Apple has been beat at their own game. This outperforms the iphone in price, network speed and dependability.
We got the extended life batteries for the phones now. It does extend the battery life with moderate use. If you can resist the urge to play on it all the time, you can get a couple of days worth of charge running juicedefender.
Keep in mind though, your cases will not fit because of the bigger battery. You will have to modify them to make them fit. I cut out a square hole in the back of my wifes jel case to make it work.
55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2014
Not the best phone out there, doesn't even have an option to turn of 4G, which drains the battery like crazy (tried downloading apps that toggle 4G, but the phone doesn't allow access for the app to do so). I've actually watched the battery fall by 2% in the course of writing a single text message when I was sitting in a room with no 4G reception, an hour later over 15% drained from just being in standby while searching for 4G that wasn't there. I definitely don't leave the house without the charger in my pocket anymore.
Also, It doesn't want to sync my email automatically, not on "push" and not even on "check every 5 minutes", only syncs when told to manually.
Lastly, WiFi tethering doesn't work. You can download and install FoxFi or other similar apps, but the only way to tether this phone is through a USB cable (or probably by paying Verizon extra $), which really sucks, but it's only a matter of convenience (besides, you've got that cable in your pocket to charge it throughout the day anyway). However, there is apparently a way to make it work if you want to root the phone. Might just do that.
THAT BEING SAID, c'mon, for about $100 what the heck do you expect? This phone definitely performs better than expected for such a bargain price. I initially bought it just to hold me over for a couple of months, but now I'm thinking ,"ya know, I might hold on to it till it breaks". It's quite a good smartphone. My previous phone was the Droid 3, I'd say the Droid 3 (lasted me about a year) was maybe 15-20% faster (also, lacked 4G), but the LG blows the Droid out of the water with screen quality (both visually and touch sensitivity-wise).
Bottom Line: If you're looking for a cheap replacement smartphone (that has 4G), I'd definitely recommend this one.
Battery life (lasts me about 1/4-1/2 a day on average)
Email won't sync automatically no matter what settings I try
WiFi tethering doesn't work (without rooting), only USB tethering
No option to turn off 4G, not even if you download a 4G toggle app.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2012
I love the LG Lucid 4G Android cell phone LG Lucid 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) I recently obtained. However, the battery life is so short you need to carry the charging cord around with you where ever you go! Even with my settings minimized, the battery is almost totally drained within five (5) hours. I couldn't even get through a day at work without recharging it! I did locate an extended life battery for it, (at a cost of $42.00 from Verizon) and that seems to help, but it has now doubled the weight of the phone and I cannot find a case that accommodates the extra size of the battery and battery cover. Does anyone know if one exists?
Other than the battery issues, the Lucid is really slick! I love all of its features, it's really fast, accurate, does everything I expected and it handles apps really well. My only question is: why couldn't LG incorporate an extended life battery into the original phone????
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2014
I love almost all things LG. I purchased this phone as a temporary replacement for my LG G2 because the "gorrilla" glass cracked. I was deciding if I would replace the glass or upgrade to the G3. This phone sucks! It has to be one of the worst phones I have ever owned, and I have owned a lot of phones. The lag time is ridiculous, it shuts itself off for no reason. The signal strength..wait it has none. It has been a painful month of ownership. And after dealing with it for a month..it shuts itself down for one last time I guess. I am happy I decided to stick with the LG G2, the G3 turned out to be too big for me.
For the price, if you have never owned any other phone or if you are 4 this phone is for you. If not, I would spend a couple extra $$ and get almost anything but this one.
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2014
This phone is awesome for the price, it's a 4G LTE Verizon. It works great as a replacement phone, with a Verizon contract, you will need to have data on your plan, This is a great starter phone, for anyone that is moving up to a smart phone, and the Verizon coverage (at least in my area is excellent)
You will need to either swap or see your Verizon sales rep for a sims card, and the same goes for the micro storage card (I picked up an 8GB one for less than $7.00 on Amazon) it does come with a wall charger, and the usb charge/data transfer cable.
I would recommend this phone and this seller to anyone looking for an inexpensive (NEW) smart phone.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2012
I've had the LG Lucid for almost 2 weeks already and so far i have to say this is a pretty decent phone for the price. Currently you can get this phone for either 30 bucks or almost free. Usually phones like this are usually bad phones, but the LG Lucid is an exception. With a Dual Core and 1G of Ram it makes this phone pretty snappy fast. The loading time from when you turn it on is pretty decent. The screen is not huge but its not small either, and the 4G network is pretty decent.
Some people might complain about the fact that it does not come with an SD card and yea its a bummer however you can a decent card here on amazon for real cheap.
Battery life....Yes the battery is not the best and i wish it would last longer, however i knew that ahead of time and i feel that almost all the phones, with some exceptions (iphone, Droid Razzr Maxx and others) will have battery issues. Plus you have to keep in mind that the more you do with your phone the quicker the battery will drain. So if you plan on gaming on your phone, or always texting, or browsing the net at all times then you might want to consider buying something else, or you can always get a battery pack! Which is what i did. Bought one here on Amazon for about 20 bucks, best 20 bucks spent in my life, can charge my phone twice on it. So think about doing that, it still beats getting a larger battery for twice the price.
Call Quality: Not sure if this is me only but the quality does seem a little odd at times, i've had people tell me that they sometimes have a hard time hearing me and i do have to say that on speaker there is a little cracking on the voice. I don't really think is anything major, and i hope it stays that way.
Bloatware: While some of the apps that came pre-loaded were some that i used (google apps, Netflix) others are just JUNK. This is probably the only real thing i hate and wish bot the company (Verizon) and the manufacturer(LG) would stop putting bloatware or at least let us remove them
Dual Core Processor
4 Inch Scree
Camera, Decent picture quality and video quality plus front and back cam's
Android 2.3 System
Overall i have to say that this is a decent phone for the money, and if you are looking to get a new phone that has 4G and that is pretty fast and at an affordable price, then go for this one, but be warned that the battery is not the best, and again i would recommend getting a battery pack.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2012
I've only had the Lucid for a few days, and I'm going to take one star off for when the honeymoon inevitably ends, but as of now, I can't find fault with this phone. It suits me perfectly. It's nearly as flat as Razr, while being a lot less oversized. I wanted a smartphone that looks and acts like a smartphone, all while fitting into any pocket.
Lucid is running Gingerbread, which seems considerably faster and more stable than Froyo. I would've liked a phone that ran Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box- updates play havok with my phones - but the Nexus seemed a bit cumbersome.
Lucid's processor is fast, maybe not as fast as the top tier phones, but still plenty fast. It comes preloaded with a decent amount of apps and features - a phone widget for immediate dialing, Nav, Google Play Music, Book & Movie, and access to the app market Play Store. Verizon threw in a few of their apps as well. While these cannot be deleted, they don't take up tons of room, and are easily ignored.
Phone quality is very good, much better than my older android phone, and it's nice having a face button for voice mail. The front and rear cameras take decent pics and are easy to use. Of course the best way to gauge if a phone is right for you is by giving it the hands-on test, give Lucid a shot.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2014
I ordered this phone back in July 2013 because the charging port went out on the phone I had. It was a pretty good price, I paid somewhere around 200 dollars for it, so I kind of got my moneys worth. I honestly think that my Incredible 2 was a much nicer phone than this one. It has it's ups and downs.
- The maps app this is amazing. It works pretty fast and finds locations that I am looking for relatively close to me. This app didn't work on my previous phone, so it was a nice update.
- It has some really cute themes and ringtones. I am one of those people who likes to change up their phone a lot.
- The battery life is pretty decent. I don't really use my phone a whole lot through the day. I mostly use it for texting and calling. I use my ipod if I have wifi, but if I am in an area where I don't get wifi then I use my phone more.
- It is a really good size, not too small but not too big.
- When I got my phone in the mail, the back cover didn't fit on it. If you try to snap it all the way on, the other snaps will pop open and won't let me put it on all the way. I never got around to contacting somebody about it so I just got a phone case to put over it so it wasn't bugging me.
- There is no LED light on this phone. So if you get a text message or a miss a call, you don't get that nice feature of the light blinking to tell you.
- The screen doesn't light up when you get a text message. I loved that about my old phone, because if my phone was on silent, I still saw that I got a message. It wouldn't be that big of a deal if this phone had the LED option but since it doesn't, I constantly check my phone to see if there is a message. (Unless I have my ringtone on)
- The typing gets really weird at times and can be really slow. It's like the cursor jumps all over the place and starts typing in different areas. Obviously this gets extremely annoying. You have to type really slow or it will go ballistic.
There is definitely a lot nicer phones out there then this one. I will not be getting another one of the LG Lucids. I can deal with phone but it is far from spectacular. I don't really recommend this phone to anybody. It might have been a better phone if I would have gotten it new from a Verizon store but definitely could be better.