I've had a few days to play with my new Lucid and here's what I think. My point of reference was my last and first smart phone, a HTC Droid Incredible that I had for 2 years. My phone usage is quite modest, I mainly make phone call, text, email and do some brief browsing. My phone takes the place of a PDA for storing calender, contacts, and some other data. I have just a couple of games, like angry birds and sudoku. I don't watch movies, or listen to music, or play action games. What I value in a phone is pocketable size, reasonable price, voice quality and battery life. So, for the Lucid first of all the battery life is not great. On my other Droid, I was able to go up to 3 days on a charge by turning off the 3G and WiFi in between use. I haven't figured out how to turn off 3/4G on this phone. So with typical setting up of the new phone, I was down to 25% after about 10 hours. I can confirm however that it does recharge up very quickly. Other people would not dream of turning off the 4G, so, maybe you are used to charging your phone every day. As it is a 2 year newer phone the browsing speed is noticeably faster, and I'm liking this. I also think it boots up faster. The screen resolution is better than my HTC. And the size is not much bigger than my old phone. In fact, I am still able to use my old belt clip holder with this one, a bonus. I'm still getting used to LG's user interface which is different from HTC Sense, but in general I am able to accomplish most of what I was doing on the HTC. The HTC did have a wider selection of widgets which was useful. But I am liking the direct dial buttons for frequently called numbers. I like the selection of sounds on the LG better. I think that the screen is a little less sensitive, but this may not be noticed by all. I do like the way multi touch works on this phone better than the HTC. There is less automatic resizing and proportioning of the field of view. It simply enlarges the view when you spread your fingers apart, more like the Apple system. One thing that is missing from the Lucid that I miss is the indicator light that notifies you when charging is completed, or when you have a notification, when the phone is asleep. The HTC had a little blinking green light for a notification. As far as I can tell, its signal reception is at least as good as the Incredible. I don't think that it is worse. My reason for choosing the Lucid was its price and size. And I've discovered that voice quality is way better. I have my Incredible up on eBay right now, and hope to completely cover the price of this new phone. Over all I am happy with this phone.