LG G2 Mini – Review

By admin | Published May 16th, 2014

It’s a clear fact that the LG G2 Mini is aiming to be one of the best of its compact class, closely competing with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.

It is very well thought for its capacities, competing with the flagship in many aspects and being available for a nice price. To get unlocked your LG G2 mini please click here and for Galaxy S4 mini please visit here!

Key specs

Its most important features include a 4.7” qHD screen with Gorilla Glass protection, a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 as a processor, an 8MP camera with smart functions such as a smart shutter, geotagging and panoramas, an additional 1.3 MP front-facing camera, a 2440 mAh battery and 8GB of overall internal storage space. 

Things that can be criticized related to these features include a too small resolution, a mediocre processor, the lack of an ambient light sensor and a confusion related to the internal storage space that can come in different sizes.

Design and handling

With 129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm dimensions and 4.7” display, the LG G2 mini is, of course, the miniature version of the LG G2, brought to the public in the same interesting design that features no buttons on the front and sides of the phone, smooth edges and plastic casing available in different colors.

The back part of the case is made of polycarbonate for more resistance and less weight.

When holding it in your hand, it offers a pleasant overall experience due to its reduced dimensions, with good handling and smooth edges, but still being a little bit slippery, although LG claimed to having improved that aspect.

Display

The screen size of the LG Gs Mini is 4.7” wide and it features a IPS LCD with quite good quality. However, the resolution is quite disappointing, only 960 x 540 pixels and 234 ppi density. Also, if you are expecting to use this smartphone to read outside, you should know that its screen doesn’t handle sunlight very well.

Processor

The processing unit of the LG G2 Mini is a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, Adreno 305 Graphics and 1 GB of RAM, offering mid-range performance but also less power consumption.

This places the G2 mini under other smart phones from the same compact category, the Moto G or the HTC One Mini. You can now Unlock Moto G here and also HTC One Mini too here.

Camera

There are two cameras on the G2 Mini, the main one of 8MP and a front-facing one of 2.1MP. The main camera has the capacity of taking photos at maximum 3264 x 2448 resolution and 1080p videos at 30fps while the front camera can shoot videos at 720p.

The main camera takes great pictures actually, with good sharpness and no excessive noise, comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S4 camera which takes the same as good photos.

Interface

The Optimus LG user interface is available on the G2 Mini, customized on top of the Android KitKat 4.4.2.

This combination brings a very nice overall user experience, similar to the one on flagships, no matter the size and capacity of this smaller LG.

Customizable widgets, Q-Slide shortcuts and an overall clean and intuitive design make the use of G2 Mini a very pleasant experience.

Conclusion

The LG G2 Mini is a good-looking and a powerful compact smart phone on the outside, but sacrifices a lot of the desired performance on the inside.

LG managed to create the compact phone with the largest display from its segment and to add to it a good camera, a reasonable processor and a useful interface.

If you are planning to get a compact phone, you might just consider the LG G2 Mini as one of your choices.

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