Verizon fans looking for a decent mid-ranger without paying a cent might want to check out the LG Lucid 2. As previously rumored, the phone has now been confirmed for arrival to Verizon’s network on April 4th.
The specs certainly won’t blow anyone away, but they aren’t half-bad considering the phone is free. The handset has a 4.3-inch IPS display with a qHD resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM. Other specs include 8GB storage, microSD, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a 5MP rear cam and optional wireless charging capabilities.
For those that think this phone looks pretty familiar, that’s because it basically a rebranded Optimus F5. The biggest difference here though is the battery. The phone will pack a 2,460 mAh battery, which is pretty damn good when you consider the modes specs on the handset. In contrast, the F5 came standard with a 2,150 mAh battery.
To get a better look at what you can expect with the LG Lucid 2, check out the hands-on video for its close cousin, the F5.
Bottom-line, at $0 with a two-year contract and a reasonably large battery, this phone could be perfect for those that are looking for an entry or mid-range device without having to give up any cash up-front.
The LG Lucid 2 probably isn’t going to impress your friends, but if you uses are modest, it should still provide a reasonably enjoyable Android experience.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics USA today launched the Lucid™2 by LG smartphone, available exclusively from Verizon Wireless.
Starting today, Lucid2 by LG will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks for free with a new two-year service agreement.
Designed for both the first-time smartphone user and the mass 4G LTE market, Lucid2 by LG helps smartphone users effortlessly and intuitively manage the fun and busyness of everyday life. Featuring a Starter Mode with helpful widgets, a smooth, simplified user interface and a long-lasting battery, as well as a Standard Mode with five customizable home screens, Lucid2 offers a more personalized experience that can be easily tailored to any user’s preferences.
“In today’s highly connected world, mobile devices have become an essential tool for helping people balance their lives,” saidGeorg Rasinski , director, mobile brand management, LG Electronics USA. “Whether it’s a morning meeting, a family get-together or weekend shopping, Lucid2 by LG is designed to provide first-time smartphone users with an intuitive yet robust smartphone to stay connected and help accomplish their daily tasks.”
Lucid2 by LG also comes with all of the apps first-time smartphone users need to personalize and explore the smartphone world. With QuickMemo™, users can customize their photos and screenshots with creative commentary by using a single finger to write or draw on any image, then share them via their social media profiles or email. Users can also take snapshots of their favorite moments using Lucid2 by LG’s 5-megapixel camera and fun, creative camera features like Time Catch Shot or Cheese Shot, ensuring important memories are captured for future sharing. With Time Catch Shot, users can snap several pictures before pressing the shutter button, ensuring the best photos are never missed. Additionally, users can use Live Shot to take pictures while recording video or Cheese Shutter to take voice-activated photos by simply saying “cheese.” Lucid2′s rear-facing 1080p HD camera allows users to record and then edit video using Video Wiz, adding in their own transitions and subtitles.
In addition to capitalizing on Verizon Wireless’s powerful 4G LTE network, Lucid2 by LG sports a full suite of wireless connectivity features, including Bluetooth® Version 4.0 and LG Smart Share, which lets users easily send videos, pictures and music wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices like your flat screen TV.
Lucid2 by LG also comes with an efficient, long-lasting 2,460 mAh battery and convenient wireless-charging capabilities*, perfect for the all-day demands and joys of work and personal life. Using the all-new LG WCP-300 Wireless Charging Pad, featuring a sleek, low-profile compact and portable design, users can charge Lucid2 by LG wirelessly when paired with a Wireless Charging Standard Battery Cover.
Lucid2 by LG features a compact, stylish design that makes it easy to grip and is equipped with a big, bright 4.3-inch qHD Advanced High Performance (AH) In-Plane-Switching (IPS) display that enhances the viewing experience for watching videos, reading eBooks and browsing the web in stunning clarity and natural color. Combined with 4G LTE speeds and a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait dual-core processor, first-time smartphone users can stream video, update their social media profiles, read reviews and more in seconds.
Key Features Include:
- Large 4.3-inch qHD Advanced High Performance (AH) In-Plane-Switching (IPS) display
- Long-lasting 2,460 mAh Battery
- Android™ 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- Memory: 1GB RAM and 8GB on-board storage
- microSD™ Memory Card Support: up to 64GB
- Wireless charging capabilities (Wireless Charging Battery Cover sold separately)
- Customizable lock screens
- Advanced Camera Capabilities including Live Shot, Time Catch Shot, Panorama Shot and Cheese Shutter
- Mobile Hotspot to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- QuickMemo allows users to capture screenshots and add their own personalized commentary or drawings with a finger
- Bluetooth® Version 4.0
Pricing and Availability:
- Lucid2 by LG is available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting April 4 for free with a new two-year service agreement. Lucid2 by LG will be available in stores in the coming weeks.