Mid-range smartphones are all the rage these days. Well, actually, they’ve always been popular. But as the age of smartphones drudges on, faster processors, cheaper RAM and an abundance of apps has driven smartphone manufacturers into overdrive. That’s not a bad thing, because it ultimately means that first time smartphone buyers can jump on board easily. Thanks in part to Android 4.4 KitKat, which can run on devices with as little as 512MB of RAM, low and mid-range smartphones have never looked or performed better. The LG Lucid 3 is one of a host of mid-range LG devices, those devices, a decidedly mid-range smartphone that doesn’t skimp on 4G LTE or a sleek design. It follows in the footsteps of the Lucid series of smartphones which have been affordable Verizon exclusives.
The Lucid 3 isn’t a bad Android device, and it’s not a great one either. It falls dead in the center, providing a smooth experience, 4G LTE and a design clearly reminiscent of the LG G2 in an affordable package. The Lucid 3 is also compatible with Verizon’s recently announced XLTE data network, which claims to provide twice the data speeds of current 4G LTE. That puts the Lucid 3 at an advantage above the rest of Verizon’s mid-range offerings.