Lucid by LG Hands-on and Initial Impressions

Verizon Wireless was nice enough to send over a new phone for us to play with. This time we have the Lucid by LG, which is one of the latest additions to Verizon’s 4G LTE offerings. The Lucid by LG  is a impressively priced and spec’d smartphone that is poised to dominate the mid-range market. For the low price of only $79.99 you can get a phone that offers a powerful dual-core processor and the amazing speeds of Verizon 4G LTE. I will be using this device as my primary phone and will have a full review of it soon, but I wanted to post a quick hands-on and share my initial impressions to start things off.

The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) powered Lucid by LG features a 4-inch IPS display with a 480 x 800 resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built in storage and a Micro SD card slot for extra storage. The plastic body has rounded edges all around and feels comfortable in the hand. On the back there is a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash that can record videos in full 1080p and up front you get a standard VGA camera for video chat. Power is supplied by a 1700 mAh battery. Also, LG has said that this device will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich at some point.

I’ve only had this phone for a few hours, so I haven’t gotten a chance to use it much. But my initial thoughts of it are positive. It doesn’t feel or perform like a $79.99 smartphone. If I didn’t know the price I would of guessed it cost much more and I’m honestly looking forward to using it over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for our full review of the Lucid by LG and sound off in the comments if you have any specific questions about this device.