An year after the Lucid, Verizon Wireless brings the LG Lucid 2 for first-time smartphone users. The mid-range handset is acutally the US version of LG’s Optimus F5 and it is available for free with a new 2-year contract. It works on Verizon’s LTE 4G network and wireless charging ready.
Intended for new smartphone users, the Lucid 2 features the Starter Mode featuring a simplified user interface with five easy-to-learn home screens with pre-set widgets such as My Apps, My Contact and My Settings. Of course, you can also use Standard Mode if you are familar with Android experience. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The 4.3-inch qHD IPS touchscreen is big enough for first time smartphone users and the 5 Megapixel camera is capable of Full HD 1080p video recording. As mentioned above, the phone supports wireless charging but you need get the $39.99 wireless charging battery cover (and wireless charging pad).
Running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the Lucid 2 comes with some unique LG features, including QuickMemo that allows users to capture screenshots and use their finger to add comments and drawings, and Video Editor and Video Wiz that turns the phone into a mini editing studio.