LG G2 Mini


Look past LG’s bloatware and skinning of Android and there’s no doubt the G2 is a fantastic smartphone. (Google certainly thought so when it used it as a template for the Nexus 5). While its 5.2-inch display is roomy, the G2 was still usable with one hand thanks to its ultra-narrow bezel.

If the G2 was too big for you, the LG G2 Mini might be a better fit. From an external design, the G2 is really just a slightly shrunken down G2. Everything from the thin bezel front to the rear-button volume/power button placement is intact.

Inside is where the G2 Mini takes a step back. Instead of a 5.2-inch display, the G2 Mini has a 4.7-inch display and drops the 1080p resolution for a 960×540 resolution one. Variants will have either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor or an NVIDIA Tegra 4i processor. The bountiful 2GB of RAM on the G2 has been cut to 1GB on the G2 Mini, as well as the camera which sees a drop from 13-megapixels to 8-megapixels.

Other tech specs include 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card), a replaceable 2,440mAh battery, dual-SIM slots and non-LTE models. The G2 Mini will run Android 4.4 KitKat.

LG plans to release the G2 Mini in March in emerging markets such as Russia, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Think of the G2 as a rival to the Moto G.

Price: TBA
Source: LG