Feb 19 AT 2:13 PM Dima Aryeh 7 Comments

LG announces the G2 mini and it’s as disappointing as most other mini phones

LG G2 mini

After LG teased the G2 mini last week, some of us started getting high hopes for the device. LG makes some nice hardware, and if it could pull off a small handset with big specs, it would make a lot of people happy. Sony has shown that that’s not an impossible task with its Xperia Z1 Compact, which is kicking ass in the small phone department. Unfortunately, we didn’t get what we were hoping for from LG.

LG officially announced the G2 mini today, and it’s an incredibly underwhelming mini version of the flagship G2. The G2 mini features a 4.7-inch display with a 960×540 resolution, a choice of either the Snapdragon 400 or Tegra T4i processor, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2,440 mAh battery and 8GB of memory with a microSD slot. The “G2 mini” name is not a good fit for this device because it is not a mini G2. Instead, it’s an entirely different, low-specced phone.

The G2 mini will launch with Android 4.4 KitKat and LG’s full suite of custom software. It’ll debut in Russia and surrounding countries around it starting in March and will launch across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East afterward.

LG’s new G2 mini is definitely not a phone designed for the enthusiast. I wish that LG would have made it a separate, low-end device and gone on to introduce a good G2 mini. Apparently Android manufacturers still have a lot to learn from Sony’s approach.

What do you think of the LG G2 mini? Leave a comment!

Via: Android Police

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Nate B.

    companies really need to stop making a mini all together. These specs are silly. 4.7 inches? Nothing is mini about that when it comes to a phone. 4-4.3 max is about right for a mini. qHD for such a screen is just dumb. Underwhelming processor. If you’re gonna make a mini, then it needs to be everything the big brother is just in a smaller package. These companies are just making things to say they have one to. That’s why they fall short. What’s the point of doing something if you’re not gonna execute on it? That’s why the Android market is so saturated with useless phones. Just make your flagship and be done with it. No variants.

    • thel0nerang3r

      So far, I think Sony is the only one that has done a good job, the Z1 compact is very appealing.

  • www.phonewbie.com

    I’m not one to really criticize mini versions of phones but, this is ridiculous.

  • Jay

    How about an update to the real G2 instead of spending time making another mini. Whatever happen to innovation, why mimic an practice that’s seemingly unsuccessful?

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  • rustic

    This adds to disappointment from new HTC One mini, it’s only left for Samsung to do some justice and create high end mini version. But knowing Samsung from experience their “mini” phone will have 4.8 inch screen and be same size as Galaxy 3.
    And no hopes for the new and improved Moto X either, since Lenovo bought them. They will maybe make one, but it will be sold only in China or something.

    So I think I can start seeing the future, I see myself signing off my soul to the Satan and buying an iphone. Thank you very much tech companies that make Android phones, thanks a lot for your consideration. Fuck you.

  • slimx30

    4.7 inch screen and they couldn’t even go 720p? garbage..