Worthless piece of Crap! October 26, 2012
The GPS never works, and yes it is turned on. The only time GPS works is when you are connected to WIFI.... kind of pointless when you're driving. Worthless piece of crap. When not using the phone the battery life will last for 18 hours. When making calls and texts it lasts 12 hours. When using apps you're lucky if it lasts 8 hours.
It has been like this ever sense I have had it. I told Verizon as soon as I got it and they could care less. Worthless piece of crap!
Good looks but horrible quality August 29, 2012
This is worst smart phone I have ever owned. I have been previously owner of a Samsung and an HTC smartphone and also an iPad.
The 4g data works great when it is available. But when it is not, it takes a long time to get other data connection. Often it skips 3G data network and goes to older 2G network. Which is annoying because my previous Verizon smart phone (HTC) worked fine on 3G in the same locations.
The GPS is 100% useless. It can rarely find where i am on the road. it is almost always searching for my location. Never had this problem with the HTC or the Samsung phones. If it does find my location, if I ever go off path, then i can forget about auto reroute because it will never find my location again. My suspicion is because the 4G connection gets lost while travelling and it switches to 3G temporarily. That means it needs to relocate me again on the different network. But too much time is lost on searching for location.
The home, back, and search keys often become unresponsive. Just under normal use, they suddenly don't react when touched. Have to wait out several minutes or do a restart before it works.
I will never buy an LG again. They made bad feature phones and now making horrible smart phones.
This phone is terrible May 19, 2013
This phone is one of the worst phones I have ever owned the battery sucks the data gets taken over as soon as there is wifi and then gets shut off
Absolutely horrible phone showcasing the WORST features of Android April 22, 2013
Reviewer: Ken Stoltz "kstoltz3" (Leesburg, VA) -
The LG Lucid is the Android-carrier skinning gone horribly horribly wrong.
The Lucid's UI is utterly confusing...settings are impossible to find. Long presses do not result in the action you would expect. The bloatware on this phone is disgusting.
When it it time to upgrade the phone, I am going to enjoying beating this phone into little pieces with a hammer.
Avoid LG crap at all costs!
Horrible Phone March 3, 2013
This phone will not stay connected to the internet whether you are on wifi, 3G or 4G. The salesman at Verizon talked this phone up and I bought it. Stupid me! Do not buy! If you just want to talk and text its fine but to look anything up on the web forget it. It has been dropping calls off and on but not too bad. Would not recommend.
unhappy February 13, 2013
Reviewer: happy buyer
lucky to get 5 hrs on battery without charging.does not respond well to my finger control,must use pen.phone keeps hunting for why fi and kills battery,even after shutting it off.save your money,time and frustration,dont buy this phone!!!
Lack of expandable memory February 5, 2013
Reviewer: R. Brown (Somewhere in the USA) -
First of all I switched to Verizon because of good customer service. But this phone is not what its cracked up to be. I'm paying over 100 dollars a month and IM not getting everything I want out of a smart phone. First of all it is slow and stops in the middle of streaming videos. And second the apps can only be stored on the phone not a memory card therefore I can only have 4GB of apps which is defiantly not enough. And once the phone memory gets full you can't send out text messages. So all around this phone sucks.
piece of junk January 13, 2013
this phone is a piece of junk don't waste your time or money on this phone. It is garbage around the boaed
Almost drove me insane! January 12, 2013
Reviewer: B. J. Oleniacz (Raleigh, NC USA) -
I was so happy when this phone got stolen this morning, because I think that saved me two years of hell. I could not believe anyone would design a cell phone this bad. Yes, the battery life is short, but the worst thing by far was the keyboard.
The touch sensitivity on the phone was horrible. I had to smush every letter, pressing hard against the phone. That still didn't stop the Autocorrect from randomly breaking up normal English words into two or three parts of unintelligible nonsense. It inserts a space before punctuation and I found no way to turn this off without turning off spell check or hitting double space between every word. Everything about the keyboard was counterintuitive, extremely annoying, and unchangeable. I eventually downloaded a different keyboard which was even worse than the one that comes with the phone. I had to type most words twice or up to five different times trying to get it to input correctly. Google talk chat had a serious echo problem for the person on the other end. After only a few days with the phone I began to loathe using it to do anything. Even the text messaging program pulled up friends' emails instead of their phone numbers and sent them emails instead of texts. This defeats the purpose of having separate email and SMS clients and makes texting more complicated with friends who don't have smart phones.
I think people have the impression that more features is always better. But that's not true. A simple, intuitive,reliable phone that does what you want it to and allows you to communicate without going insane is the real budget smart phone of the future.
Luckily I had rooted my two year old Incredible 2 and installed a new ROM on it to hook it up to T Mobile. I am so much happier with my old phone than that piece of trash. Makes calls, texts, internet, GPS- and I can even successfully type English words on it!
1st smartphone November 12, 2012
Reviewer: Lisa A. Heath (United States) -
This is my 1st smartphone-had an 'old school' cell for awhile. All in all,it's a great value. There's some room for improvement-like the battery life is short. But, it's user friendly, fairly fast processor, & I think the camera is decent. I had bought another smartphone over the internet (& returned it because it was a pain to set up). With the LG, I spent about a half hour & had things set up & personalized the way I wanted it to be (ex.ringtone, etc). There are a few good pre-loaded apps that come in handy. The sound of calls is great; I'd recommend it.
MY SECOND PHONE ROCKS June 28, 2012
Reviewer: the electronics guy
The 4g LG lucid is a great phone!
Pros:fast,easy to use,camera is good,small
Ive had this phone for Two weeks and i love it! hope you enjoy it too! just remember to get and extended battery and a case! ^-^
surprising good phone June 24, 2012
Reviewer: Mekoche (DC USA) -
I usually only consider HTC or Nexus phones but I had to pick a free phone for my upgrade. I looked at the Bionic and considered paying extra for a Razr but once I held this phone and actually used it I was won over. It is a shame this well designed and very capable phone has been panned by most reviewers. The speaker and LG propietary interface are the only detractors but are definitely serviceable.
Lg Lucid June 24, 2012
Reviewer: Big Daddy (USA) -
I love the LG Lucid 4G Android cell phone [[ASIN:B007P4XIV2 LG Lucid 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)]] I recently obtained.
Nice phone May 11, 2012
Reviewer: K. M. Jones
I really like this phone. It's my first smartphone and it's simple to use. But I'm having a problem with the ringer. It only rings on every other call. The phone receives the call, it just doesnt' ring. It's annoying. Has anyone else had this problem?
Faithful to LG May 9, 2012
Ever since the begining of time I have always had an LG phone. So when I saw this phone and the Spectrum (I really wanted the Spectrum but settled for this one) I felt the need to upgrade my phone and service. My first experience with a smart phone was not a good one but, also not an LG and was promptly returned to verizon, could not stand it, and went back to a more basic phone (LG) with a little data. I have always been able to depend on LG phones and have never had any problems, I have tried other manufacters but always with in a week or two went back to LG. So needless to say I am an LG fan. Back to this phone I got this phone because of the price, you can't beat a penny, activated it and enjoyed this phone so much I returned it for the Spectrum (which cost more than the penny spent). My only complaint would be the battery but I would have learned to get past that or get an extended battery. Comparing this to the Spectrum both function the same, the Spectrum display is obviously bigger, the call quality isn't as nice in Lucid as the Spectrum, it seemed as though I had to repeat myself alot or ask the other end of the call to do so (actually this is what made me switch because I actually use my phone as a phone in addition to the other stuff). I very much liked this phone but prefer the Spectrum. Both are very nice looking but need a case to protect them, easy to use, easy to read, and easy to set up. Over all I liked this phone but really like the Spectrum.
Hate this phone! November 3, 2012
Reviewer: Samantha Spade (Levittown, Pa USA) -
I hate, hate, hate this phone. Price non-withstanding. I have three issues with the phone, all of which are unacceptable to me. I use the phone moderately, meaning that I get or receive perhaps 5-7 calls/day, and I spend about 30 minutes a day playing "Words with Friends". Issue 1: I have to keep this phone charged constantly, meaning that I keep it charged any time I'm home and often in the car if we're driving any distance from home. The claim by Verizon (where I got the phone) that it gets 12 hours from one charge have not proven true for me. I did everything I could with the settings to extend the battery life, without success. I can almost watch the battery indicator decreasing each time I use the phone. Issue 2: When you get a call on this phone you have to swipe the face of the phone to access your call. Fully 70% of the time, I have to continue to swipe, swipe, swipe and swipe before I can access the call, and in fact, there have been several occasions when the caller hung up before I could access the call. Issue 3: In my home (which has full wireless service) I can only rarely get a connection for the internet. I don't have this problem in the car, but if I want internet service at home, I don't use my phone. I got this phone for $50...when the retail price is said to be 10X this? No wonder. This phone is a real disappointment for me. I will say that the problem with the phone has nothing to do with my Verizon Wireless service, which I love.
sucks April 18, 2013
Reviewer: android owner
When searching for a smartphone dont be cheap go the extra distance and get the iphone or droid becaise it has tons of problems.
horrible phone February 25, 2013
Reviewer: Pen Name
I've had thusly hone since October at first I loved it. It's performance is mediocre. the battery drains way to quickly. the dual-core processor and one gig of ram is nice but it is almost as fast as my droid incredible from 2010. It constantly lags with the keyboard the phone even auto updated its soft ware getting rid of my root. Do not get this phone get a razr or s3.
Great phone November 25, 2012
This is the first smartphone I've owned and I like it a lot. My boyfriend has an iPhone and in comparison I like the Lucid much better and it was much cheaper. The battery dies relatively quickly, but there are plenty of power saving options that don't affect the usage of your phone much but do greatly extend the battery life. The Lucid just upgraded to Android 4.0 and it is running very smoothly on the new operating system. This phone is sleek and slim and has a lot of great features on it. I would highly recommend this phone.
Not an easy phone! September 25, 2012
Reviewer: Linda R
This is the worse phone I've ever had. Everything takes too long, too many clicks to do. It was advertised as a smartphone for people that thought smartphones were too complicated--well, this can't do anything easy. It may have some bells and whistles, but if you can't find them, who cares? For example, if you want to make a call by voice so you don't have to look at the phone, I could do that with one squeeze of my last phone, tell the phone who I wanted to call and it dialed the number. Now I have to punch the phone on, pull down the phone icon, look again for the microphone icon, punch it and then it comes up so I can speak into it. After all that, when I tell it who to call, it comes back up with a written message. Now I have to look at it again, punch it again for the right person to call and then it calls. Absolutely ridiculous!