The LG G2 mini was designed by LG to capitalize off of the success of the G2 model. The smartphone keeps the shape of the G2; however, the mini is considerably smaller and more compact. The signature keys remain on the back and the design is nearly identical. Although the specs are a considerable downgrade from the G2; LG has managed to find an ideal price-to-value balance.
The G2 mini and G2 have an identical design and shape. However, the mini appears less refined. This model is thicker, incorporates wider bezels, and feels inexpensive compared to the G2. One benefit of the G2 mini is the removable rear cover. This feature offers easy access for removing the battery and adding storage via the microSD slot. The phone feels comfortable to hold, but due to the size, the buttons on the back feel oddly placed. Moreover, the buttons are easy to locate without looking and feel tight yet sturdy. The bottom of the G2 mini includes two elliptic openings. One of the openings is a speaker and the other is a microphone. LG also equipped the Mini with an infrared beamer on top of the device. The feature may be used for controlling various home electronics.
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The G2 mini has a 4.7-inch display with 540×960 pixels of resolution. Although this is acceptable for most users, there is a significant difference from the 1080p display offered by the G2. In some cases, the screen colors are not as vibrant and the brightness is below average. This may cause visibility issues when using the device outside or when the sun shines directly on the panel. The mini offers a quality display when used in a dark environment and offers excellent viewing angles.
Processor and Memory
This device incorporates a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip. The G2 has an Adreno 305 graphics processor and the user interface reacts fairly smooth. The Mini does not have annoying lags or jerky movements, but it is not as effortless as the G2. The device has 1 GB of RAM and is capable of storing apps in the internal memory. The G2 mini is equipped with 8 GB of internal storage; however, around 4 GB are available for use. There is a microSD card slot for adding memory.
There is an 8-megapixel camera on the back of the Mini. The camera uses an LED flash that is located next to the lens. An innovative feature allows users to say words like “Picture” or “Cheese” to snap a picture from far way. Like most LG devices, there are standard options such as Time Catch, night scene, Panorama, and Dynamic Tone. There are also several color effects available. In most cases, the mini requires a second or two to focus and snap a picture. The volume buttons on the back of the device operate as shutter keys. The G2 mini creates photos that are fairly underexposed, which results in a somewhat darker image. The level of detail and clarity is also poor in quality compared to the G2.
The device offers a fairly impressive battery life. The G2 Mini offers a 2100mAh battery. This provides up to 8.5 hours of battery life if moderately used. This is slightly higher than other models in a similar price range.
Overall, the G2 mini has some useful features. This device does not provide the polished performance of the G2. However, the mini has functionality for a device in this price range.
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