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LG G2 Mini

Specifications

LG G2 MiniNotebook: LG G2 Mini (Optimus G Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.125kg
Price: 349 euro
Average Score: 84.5% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 71%, features: 69%, display: 82% mobility: 96%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the LG G2 Mini

82% LG G2 Mini Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
In a mini-frenzy. The smaller version of the giant high-end smartphone finally fits in anyone's pocket and houses many of the same hardware components as the larger flagship model. But the LG G2 Mini can't fill its big brother's shoes.
Product Review – The LG G2 Mini Smartphone
Source: Our IT Department English
The LG G2 Mini shares a lot of qualities that some of the premium LG smartphones have. You could argue that that the processor is slightly under-powered, but to be fair, a slightly faster processor and higher resolution screen are additional resources that would have placed an extra burden on the device and significantly reduce the exceptional battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2014
80% The LG G2's little sibling
Source: Techradar English
Ultimately it is hard to recommend the G2 Mini over something like the Motorola Moto G, which has a superior screen, similar performance and very good battery life. Only the camera on the LG device is clearly better. This doesn't tell the whole story though, as the G2 Mini is a very nice device to use and has a compelling overall proposition. It just lacks a few key refinements and could do with either packing a higher resolution screen or a lower price to really be a standout device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% LG G2 mini review: Mid-ranged G2 offers new colours and software features
Source: PC Advisor English
The G2 mini is almost exactly what you'd expect it to be. A smaller of the flagship G2 but the build quality and specs take a serious dive. The saving grace is a decent camera but it's worth paying the extra for the now heavily reduced G2. If your budget won't stretch, check out the Sony Xperia M2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
LG G2 Mini review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
It might be pocket-sized but that doesn't mean the LG G2 Mini shouldn't pack a punch. So while there's a strong physical resemblance to the G2 we'd like to have seen a little more of the G2's power. But as ever, a lot will depend on the price tag and if you're looking for a more compact handset, with a decent Android operating system and a wide range of top-end software tricks then the LG G2 Mini could be a solid option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2014
LG G2 mini
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG G2 mini is a handset that could have, and should have wowed. Instead I’ve been left frustrated with yet another leading manufacturer that has failed to make a truly representative flagship spinoff at a size that is appealing to the masses. After first use I would say that, if you can afford to, don’t wait for the mini to hit stores, splash out on the LG G2 now instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2014

Foreign Reviews

LG G2 Mini
Source: Connect - Heft 04/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
96% LG G2 Mini
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 96%
97% LG G2 Mini
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% emissions: 93%
85% LG G2 Mini
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% LG G2 Mini Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
93% Wenig G2, viel Mini
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 77% mobility: 96%
89% Abgespecktes Smartphone für Otto Normalverbraucher
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
93% LG G2 Mini im Test: Gelungene Miniaturausgabe mit leichter Unschärfe
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 95%
So groß kann ein kompaktes Smartphone sein
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Negative: low display resolution; weak processor; large chassis; high price Positive: premature points of criticism?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2014
Das "Kompakte" für die Hosentasche
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: numerous software options; acceptable performance and quality Negatie: low display resolution
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2014

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.7":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.125 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


LG: LG Electronics is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

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84.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-25 (Update: 2014-02-25)