The LG Lucid 3 is one of the best new budget-priced business phones. The Android smartphone features a big, bright 4.7-inch display, a relatively speedy quad-core processor and an unbeatable price point: free with a two-year contract. LG also packed in a slew of software features including handy multitasking tools. Overall, the Lucid 3 is a solid, budget-priced handset. Here are three ways it's good for business.
You can pick up the Lucid 3 for free with a two-year contract from Verizon. In comparison, Samsung's similar Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone costs $49 with a contract. That makes the Lucid 3 one of the best bargains around for budget-minded business users.
The Lucid 3 boasts more productivity-boosting features than the average budget phone. That includes QSlide, which lets you open multiple apps at the same time, in separate windows. This tool is a plus for business users who need to juggle tasks such as responding to email while conducting research in a Web browser. With this feature, you can also resize the app windows, drag them around on the screen and tweak their transparency setting.
Meanwhile, the unique Knock Code security feature lets you unlock your phone by registering a unique sequence of taps on the screen. You can tap out your code on any part of the display, whether the screen is turned on or off, to quickly unlock your device. It's a more convenient way to keep your smartphone secure, especially if you store sensitive or private client data on it.
Finally, QuickMemo is a useful note-taking app that lets you create notes from scratch or mark up existing documents, then share your notes with just a few taps.
Long battery life is a must-have feature for business users who rely on their smartphones to stay productive when away from the office. The Lucid 3 boasts impressive battery life for a budget phone: It ran for about 7 hours and 30 minutes during tests that involve continuous Web browsing. That's above average for the category, making the Lucid 3 a dependable device for business use.