Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The LG Lucid 2's screen is 4.3 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2460mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2460 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 1260 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



Could use a prettier chassis, a little more memory, and a higher resolution screen, but for those on a budget, it gets the job done.

- Jeffrey Van Camp , Digital Trends 


A compact and lightweight Android smartphone, improves upon the already-very-good original in nearly every way.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 

Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


Android Police

The Lucid 2 is a solid phone and a recommendation as a good unlocked buy on Verizon

from Android Police

This phone, by definition, appeals to a very niche audience - if you're actually someone who likes Android. You have to not want to leave Verizon, and you're looking for the best deal you can without getting shackled to Big Red for two years. This is the sort of phone you use for a few months unt...More

This phone, by definition, appeals to a very niche audience - if you're actually someone who likes Android. You have to not want to leave Verizon, and you're looking for the best deal you can without getting shackled to Big Red for two years. This is the sort of phone you use for a few months until the one you actually want comes out, and then flip on Craigslist to get some of your investment back. For that purpose, the Lucid 2 is unbeatable on Verizon. This is an Android phone you can be pretty happy with generally, even if it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a higher-end handset, or a truly stunning display. And for $350, you really aren't going to find anything comparable that works with Verizon's network.

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Android Authority

The LG Lucid 2 would have had to do a lot wrong to not earn itself a recommendation

from Android Authority

To echo my sentiments from the video review just above this, the LG Lucid 2 would have had to do a lot wrong to not earn itself a recommendation, given the fact that the phone costs nothing but a two-year contract. Yes, the camera isn’t the best and there are certainly better performing pho...More

To echo my sentiments from the video review just above this, the LG Lucid 2 would have had to do a lot wrong to not earn itself a recommendation, given the fact that the phone costs nothing but a two-year contract. Yes, the camera isn’t the best and there are certainly better performing phones out there, but for the price, this is definitely something worth considering if you’re already looking at a two-year stint with Verizon.

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MobileBurn

A modest package that may surprise buyers

from MobileBurn

Sequels are rarely better than the original when it comes to entertainment, but they are always better in technology. The nature of advancement and upgrades dictates that improvement is a given, so no one should be surprised that the LG Lucid 2 is a noticeable step up from its predecessor. What m...More

Sequels are rarely better than the original when it comes to entertainment, but they are always better in technology. The nature of advancement and upgrades dictates that improvement is a given, so no one should be surprised that the LG Lucid 2 is a noticeable step up from its predecessor. What might catch some people off guard is that this is a step up from many midrange devices currently on the market.

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MobileBurn

A modest package that may surprise buyers

from MobileBurn

The Lucid 2 doesn't wow in many areas, but it does excel at battery life, call quality, and data strength. Its screen is better than most devices in its class, and that makes the phone good in the areas that matter most. Hiccups in navigational performance are a drag in the overall experience of...More

The Lucid 2 doesn't wow in many areas, but it does excel at battery life, call quality, and data strength. Its screen is better than most devices in its class, and that makes the phone good in the areas that matter most. Hiccups in navigational performance are a drag in the overall experience of the Lucid 2, but they don't overshadow an otherwise strong midrange option. Someone who plans to take a great deal of photos or do heavy lifting might want to pay for a more powerful phone, but the Lucid 2 can hold its own under the weight of normal activities.

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PhoneArena

It is small and lightweight, making it easy to carry around

from PhoneArena

Since the LG Lucid 2 is currently available for free with a 2-year Verizon contract, there is a lot to like about the device. It is small and lightweight, making it easy to carry around, the 4.3” qHD display is a nice size with clear text and images, the user interface is well laid-out and...More

Since the LG Lucid 2 is currently available for free with a 2-year Verizon contract, there is a lot to like about the device. It is small and lightweight, making it easy to carry around, the 4.3” qHD display is a nice size with clear text and images, the user interface is well laid-out and easy to use, not to mention the device has good call quality and a larger capacity battery. We do wish that the camera/video recording was a bit better, as well as the music player, but for this price, it’s hard to complain.

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Android Community

A screamer in terms of power or performance

from Android Community

While we are not sure this would be enough for us to replace our personal higher-end phones, there is plenty of reason to want to recommend it to a friend or family member. The Lucid 2 isn’t a screamer in terms of power or performance, but it was able to hold up rather nicely in terms of day to day use. Basically, that is to say that it should be able to handle your calling, messaging, social networking and camera related needs with relative ease....

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While we are not sure this would be enough for us to replace our personal higher-end phones, there is plenty of reason to want to recommend it to a friend or family member. The Lucid 2 isn’t a screamer in terms of power or performance, but it was able to hold up rather nicely in terms of day to day use. Basically, that is to say that it should be able to handle your calling, messaging, social networking and camera related needs with relative ease.

If you, or if you know someone that is looking for a good mid-range device and cannot (or doesn’t want to) shell out any money — the LG Lucid 2 should certainly be a handset to consider. Of course, those accessories are also a nice touch, especially when it comes to the wireless charging.

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Digital Trends

Powerful processor, good rear camera, great price

from Digital Trends

If you have eyes, it is obvious that the LG Lucid 2 is not the most glamorous phone available on Verizon. But with a price of free, it’s not a bad choice for those on a budget. If you can spend an extra $50, we do like the Motorola Droid Razr M a lot, and it is similarly sized, but there is...More

If you have eyes, it is obvious that the LG Lucid 2 is not the most glamorous phone available on Verizon. But with a price of free, it’s not a bad choice for those on a budget. If you can spend an extra $50, we do like the Motorola Droid Razr M a lot, and it is similarly sized, but there isn’t much to dislike about the Lucid 2. She could use a prettier chassis, a little more memory, and a higher resolution screen, but all-in-all, we like what we see. The LG Lucid 2 is our favorite free phone on Verizon.

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IntoMobile

It’s hardly something to dismiss if you’re a new smartphone user

from IntoMobile

The LG Lucid 2 is a fine device for first time smartphone buyers and those that just want something that does what it needs to without an overwhelming feature set. This isn't to say that the device doesn't carry a hefty amount of features within it, but the Starter mode UI keeps everything simple, which is a well thought out strategy....

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The LG Lucid 2 is a fine device for first time smartphone buyers and those that just want something that does what it needs to without an overwhelming feature set. This isn't to say that the device doesn't carry a hefty amount of features within it, but the Starter mode UI keeps everything simple, which is a well thought out strategy.

Sure, this may not be the LG Optimus G or Optimus G Pro, but the Lucid 2 certainly isn't try to be a flagship device. It's aimed a specific market and it's a great smartphone for that market. Complaining that a mid-range device isn't a high-end smartphone is like sitting in a VW Bug and complaining that it's not a Lexus. It doesn't make sense. That's why the Lucid 2 is a great phone for what it is and what market it's aimed at.

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Phone Scoop

One sequel that's worth checking out

from Phone Scoop

The LG Lucid 2 does pretty much everything well. The worst thing I can say about the Lucid 2 is that the materials don't feel as good as the iPhone 5 or HTC One's. That's hardly a death-knell, especially for a device that’s free on contract.

The Android user interface is quick and c...More

The LG Lucid 2 does pretty much everything well. The worst thing I can say about the Lucid 2 is that the materials don't feel as good as the iPhone 5 or HTC One's. That's hardly a death-knell, especially for a device that’s free on contract.

The Android user interface is quick and customizable, the network and calling performance are above average, the camera and video camera deliver above-their-grade results, and screen is a joy. The only other detractor might be battery life, but even then it still offers a day of power.

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SlashGear

A fairly decent mid-range phone

from SlashGear

LG has done a rather fine job here in terms of what you get with the Lucid 2 for the price. The fact that they are offering a fairly decent mid-range phone (screen aside) completely free with a new 2-year contract is the selling point here. You get a powerful, capable, and up to date Android Jell...More

LG has done a rather fine job here in terms of what you get with the Lucid 2 for the price. The fact that they are offering a fairly decent mid-range phone (screen aside) completely free with a new 2-year contract is the selling point here. You get a powerful, capable, and up to date Android Jelly Bean smartphone all absolutely free. Then from there you can enjoy some wireless charging and spend that money on apps from the Play Store instead.

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brad

New phone 1st time on Verizon

I got this phone when I switched from att to Verizon I had the galaxy s2 the lucid 2 works well no major complaints the battery life on this is better then the s2


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 4, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
LTE:
700 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.59 W/kg
Body: 1.12 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2460 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 600 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 600 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 1260 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.4 x 1.0 cm (4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 5 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 256 pixels
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Time catch shot, Cheese stutter, HDR, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG VS870, Lucid2

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