The latest phone to grace Verizon Wireless is finally here. This is the Lucid by LG with 4G LTE and a dual-core processor all for one low price. This phone comes in a neat little package and will be available starting tomorrow. Lucky for you we have it on the test bench and did a quick hands-on and unboxing to start things off, and will be taking it through the trenches over the next few days.

The Lucid by LG is the latest phone to be powered by Verizon 4G LTE, but as they said a few weeks ago, all smartphones in 2012 will be LTE capable. The Lucid is poised to compete in the mid-range market based on its price but the specs are near the top of the pack. It comes with a cute little design and a powerful dual-core processor. The specs include a 4-inch IPS display complete with a 480 x 800 resolution, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a micro-sd slot to expand storage should you choose.

With a plastic design and rounded edges all around it feels comfortable in the hand and has no square corners to cause discomfort. On the rear LG has added a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash that is capable of 1080p video capture. We get a VGA front camera for video chat and a 1,700 mAh battery that should get you through a days use. Once we give the Lucid by LG a full rundown and review this week we’ll be sure and test battery life, performance, and those LTE speeds.

LG has pre-installed an app called Video Producer, which is their own in-house video editing software so we’ll be sure and give that a quick test too. The Lucid by LG (why can’t we just call it the LG Lucid) will be available starting tomorrow March 29th on Verizon Wireless for only $79.99 with a new 2-year contract. That is an excellent price considering the specs of this phone, although you’ll have to send off a mail in rebate. LG has stated it WILL be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but there’s no telling when that will be.

Stay tuned for our full review on this impressively priced and spec’d smartphone and sound off in the comments if you have any specific questions. We’ll let you know if this is a lucid dream or not soon.

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  • Tommy Thompson

    Definitely agree on the ugly part.

  • gmaninvan

    I will never buy an LG product for the rest of my life. I have a g slate (that I won and didn’t buy thank god) that is stuck on 3.1, not even 3.2. The software is buggy and LG offers no timeline or path for a future upgrade. They released a half baked product. 

    On top of that, they locked down the bootloader with the 3.1 update so that developers essentially shunned the thing. There isn’t even a forum for it on xda!! Now, with that said, somebody recently figured out how to crack the bootloader back open but it is too little too late, the developers have already abandoned it.

    I hope you are happy with yourselves LG because you have created an army of very knowledgeable modders out there who are very vocal in what products to recommend to friends and family. When making a tech purchase, they always ask the techie in the fam.

    •  You poor guy–with your absolutely free tablet.

  • gmaninvan

    Seriously….Really….Microsoft is so hurting for sales that they are spamming message boards?

    The lumia 900 is nice, but doesn’t hold a candle to the S2. The hardware alone on the S2 blows it away. That isn’t even counting the capabilities of the platform, especially now that it has ICS.

    Plus, everyone knows that laptopmag is an MS fanboy site.

  • Joehan

    finally smartphone for everyone…