Last updated September 15th, 2013 at 01:35 am
LG electronics was never really famous for making mobile phone or smartphone devices. There is hardly any person in the world that has never used the electronic appliances made by this company. In our house, we have got a refrigerator made by LG, an air conditioner and even the TV is from LG too. However, I never had the experience to use one of the smartphones made by the same company. Since last couple of years, LG has been putting great efforts in the making of new smartphones that are not only equipped with all-time favorite Android OS but also with latest technology as well. Today, I’m going to review LG Lucid 2 that is being sold under Verizon contract in US.
If you sign up for a two years contract with Verizon, you will get LG Lucid 2 for free. One of the good things about LG Lucid 2 is its wireless charging capability. If you are going to use Android OS for the first time, it has got an optional UI for you as well. While using the phone, I realized that its speakers have a poor audio quality and while recording the video, I noticed that the camera picks up low buzzing sound as well. if you want to enable wireless charging, you will need to buy extra accessories. It is quite clear that Lucid 2 has got some flaws but it doesn’t make it a bad smartphone. If you are going to use a smartphone for the first time, Lucid 2 will surely serve the purpose.
Design and Built
I really like the design of LG lucid 2 as LG has maintained the sleek and compact design of Lucid 1 in latest model as well. The total length of the smartphone is 4.82 inches and it is 2.51 inches wide while the thickness is only 0.39 inches. The design is in all-black color which is definitely an outstanding feature. The weight of the device is only 4.16 ounces which is impressive. Being a low-weight device, you can easily carry it in your jeans pocket while traveling.
You will find a thin volume rocker on the left side of the phone and on the top side, there is 3.5 mm headphone jack. On the right side, there is a sleep/ power button and finally you can find the USB port for charging and data transfer on the bottom of the smartphone.
One good thing about LG Lucid 2 is that, it runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly bean. LG has also installed its Optimus 3.0 user interface in the device as well. You can easily change between two different UIs. I would suggest you to use the UI of Android Jelly Bean as it will help you a lot during smartphone transition in future.
All the basic android apps including Google Talk, Google Plus, Gmail, Google Maps, Navigation, Local, Facebook, Twitter and many others come pre-installed in this device. In order to download and install more apps, you will have to sing into Google Play Store with the help of your Google Account.