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Verizon Launches the LG Lucid 3, Features 4.7″ qHD Display and Kit Kat

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Verizon launched a new mid-range device this morning, the Lucid 3 from LG. Unlike many other devices on Verizon’s network, the Lucid 3 comes out of the box running Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat, which should leave a few of you flagship Samsung and LG owners not feeling too good. But don’t feel too bad, as Kit Kat is pretty much the only thing this phone has going for it.

The Lucid 3 sports a 4.7″ qHD display (960 x 540), features LTE connectivity, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage expandable with a microSD slot, and again, comes with Android 4.4.2.

You can purchase the phone for free on a new two year agreement, for $12.49 on Verizon’s Edge program, or you can buy it outright for just $299.99.

Not too shabby, yeah?

Via: Verizon
  • kelly1519

    The analyst’s analysis on the Verizon
    Communications Inc. back in November 2013 gave a price range for the stock
    between $46 and $57. At that time the stock was trading at $49.62 and http://bit.ly/1eGzqGR

  • Leslie A. Armstrong

    Is Aereo available and what do you need to get it.

  • M3D1T8R

    Honestly with the SD Card slot this could be a decent little mp3/media/wifi device… If it were more like $200 outright.

  • M3D1T8R

    Cool a low end 4.7″ phone, in other words something to compete with the upcoming Iphone 6!

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

    Samsung, is that you?

  • ddh819

    has miracast and an sd card slot but, 1gb ram and vga ffc are downers

  • Daistaar

    Thought something was wrong with my screen and the image was blurry. Didn’t realize it was qHD not QHD. Sooo blurry.

  • flosserelli

    “…the Lucid 3 comes out of the box running Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat…”

    • Simon Belmont

      Haha. Exactly.

      I had the same sentiments in my comment below. At least KitKat is good.

  • Dominick White

    Well if you are someone who has unlimited data and doesn’t care about the latest and greatest, this is not a bad phone for the price point

    • Adrynalyne

      It really is a bad deal with the Moto X being much more phone and costing 50 more.

      • Dominick White

        But not many people like that phone, plus that 50 dollars can make a big difference to most people

        • gt3nx5

          That is the worst statement I think I’ve ever heard.

          • Dominick White

            i know you love the moto x, but not many people share that , case in point sales numbers

  • GJV

    I don’t know man, those specs look good but I think it needs more logos. MOAR LOGOZ PLEEZ

  • Raven

    Is that an LG or a Samsung? Without the logo I wouldn’t be sure with that big home button. I don’t understand why budget phones haven’t all gone with on screen buttons. That would eliminate the cost of the capacitive touch buttons and that physical button.

    • PoisonApple31

      On screen buttons are still a pretty new concept to most people. They are comfortable with physical buttons.

    • M3D1T8R

      Obviously not Samsung as the back button is on the correct side on this!

  • Sam

    Straight from the “Department of Things Nobody Asked For or Wanted” !

  • chvsr

    Hey Verizon!! How about getting on that Kit Kat Update for your G2 customers. All the other carriers are DONE!!!

    • EnterTheNexus

      It’s coming in a few days. The KDZ is up on LG Tools (if you want to flash via that) or you can try the 8 custom ROMs out there on XDA. http://forum.xda-developers.com/verizon-g2/development

      • Jeff Broders

        I’m on the xdadebb rom. It’s fantastic!

    • GJV

      Malladus 2.0 FTW. But yes, Verizon has really dropped the ball on officially releasing KitKat. For now it’s just the province of us crackflashers.

  • Trent Callahan

    You know, do the people in the comments feel better about bashing this phone? People sit here and say Android is diverse and open to different markets, and use that as an excuse as to why Android is better than iPhone. But then whenever a decent phone that isn’t $600+ is released, you sit there and compare it to the phones that are, and cry about why it sucks.

    This isn’t a bad phone. If you really need quadcores and 1080p displays with 18 MP cameras, more power to you. But to the modest user, this is more than enough.

    • PoisonApple31

      No its not a bad phone, internal storage might be an issue though. Just like that damn Ellipsis tablet.

      • Adrynalyne

        LOL, that tablet had more bezel than screen.

    • Cael

      LBR, at 4.7 inches it could have atleast had a 720p screen.

    • Simon Belmont

      I have no problem with the specifications, really. Although, 720p would have been nice on a 4.7 in screen, qHD isn’t terrible.

      My problem is with the Lucid line in general. Verizon and LG just don’t seem to support them, which is why I’m glad it at least started on KitKat.

    • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

      I’m just going to copy and paste what someone else commented, because it is the perfect response to your comment.

      “That’s exactly the point. There are numerous other devices at similar price points that would be much better options than this. If this thing were $200 off contract I could understand, but it is essentially the same price as the Moto X at both on-contract and off-contract prices. The LG G2 is also frequently on sale for a penny or less on-contract so this lucid device seems to be geared towards those who have no idea what they’re purchasing.”

  • PoisonApple31

    So how much internal storage is available after you account for LG’s craptastic skin? ~3 GB?

    • Cael

      Probably just 1 GB after Verizon adds its bloat to it.

  • droidify

    So this basically the LG G2 mini but with a large dose of Verizon’s sweet engineering chops

    • Cael

      Well scratch what I said, you are right.

  • Simon Belmont

    Yay. Another iteration of the Lucid line for Verizon and LG to abandon and never update (though, at least KitKat is a good starting place).

    Also, DAT BRANDING. Yikes.

  • Wagner

    SD card :)

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    Say NO to Verizon branding!

  • JasonWhite

    Guess I should just upgrade to this so I can finally have 4.4.2.

    That’s okay. I hated all the really nice things about my G2 anyways….

  • kelly1519

    The analyst’s analysis on the Verizon
    Communications Inc. back in November 2013 gave a price range for the stock
    between $46 and $57. At that time the stock was trading at $49.62 and http://bit.ly/1eGzqGR

  • Nick Silver

    Mid-range phones will come with mid-range specs. And for some people, this is what they can afford. Let’s not bash it too much people.

    • Patmw123

      That’s exactly the point. There are numerous other devices at similar price points that would be much better options than this. If this thing were $200 off contract I could understand, but it is essentially the same price as the Moto X at both on-contract and off-contract prices. The LG G2 is also frequently on sale for a penny or less on-contract so this lucid device seems to be geared towards those who have no idea what they’re purchasing.

    • Cael

      I thought mid-range was now considered 720p. Shouldn’t this be low range?

  • Irish Cream

    HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LG

    Its has a 4.7 inch screen not 4.3. It also comes with knock on and knock code

  • Johnny Steele

    I mean….I just….No, I cannot justify. I sometimes dislike working for this company.

  • Adrynalyne

    Hey G2 owners: There is your Kitkat :p

  • Guy Pierce

    I love my G3 but this is a total rip off of the Samsung Galaxy S4/S5. And looks hideous.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      *G2

      • Guy Pierce

        Haha! I’ve got a lot of G3 rumors on my mind! FYI, I edited my post to fix it.

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    4.7″ screen.

  • The Narrator

    Tim, it’s a 4.7in screen

  • bogy25

    don’t care about 2010 tech ….. LG G3 please……waiting…..

  • JSo

    These are the phones Verizon is all about.

  • EC8CH

    Y?

  • The Narrator

    Okay Verizon, launch this and not the Sony Z2. I hate you.

    • poop

      “This is what the people want: Kit Kat :D” -VZW

  • Mike Hayek

    This thing has the same specs as my Gnex

    • The Narrator

      except it has a bigger battery and 4.4.2 :P

      • bobbyp

        And a quad core processor.

        Edit: Don’t forget the five much needed logos. I am sure it helps the phones performance.

        • The Narrator

          it boosts signal strength

        • PoisonApple31

          I thought people bought LG for the Verizon logos on the front?

    • Adrynalyne

      Gnex was higher resolution.

  • duke69111

    You would be better off with the G2 during one of their sales, then buying this thing. Wait for an Amazon penny sale.

    • Joe

      why would i buy this after buying a g2?

      • Weber

        ^1 because grammar.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        You serious? Read the comment again.

        • Larry

          Maybe you should read the comment again.

      • duke69111

        What are you talking about? I didn’t say anything about buying this phone.

  • Tony G.

    im really interested -me in 2008

    • Rashad

      More like 2011

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        No

    • Guy Pierce

      I think it needs to have one more Verizon logo on the home button. Just feels a little under marketed for Verizon.

      • Mark Aaron Collado

        They also forgot to engrave their logo on that bottom bezel.

      • Israel Ramirez

        I found the real VZ version

        • Guy Pierce

          That looks about right!

        • michael arazan

          It looks like they also put an LG brand on a Samsung device.

      • Mark

        Similar to the top comment you hijacked, this joke was funny in 2008.

        • Guy Pierce

          No I ‘APPLE’ed the comment above. I revolutionized it and made it slightly better.