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LG G2 mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and responsiveness. The camera and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the value for money and screen.

battery, portability, camera, responsiveness, build quality

screen, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG G2 mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 83 reviews)

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LG G2 Mini ( white)


The LG G2 seriously impressed the whole CNET team with its brilliant screen, its lightning fast processor and its great camera. As nearly all of its rivals have done, LG has paired its flagship with a smaller version, for those not willing to shove a...

The LG G2 Mini is more affordable than its flagship namesake, it has good battery life and a decent camera.

It has a lower resolution screen than the Motorola Moto G (which costs less than half the price) and its processor doesn't provide much power.

Although it bears the same "G2" name as its big brother, the LG G2 Mini is watered down in every respect. Its screen has a disappointingly low resolution, its processor doesn't put up much of a fight and it has an 8- rather than 13-megapixel camera....

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LG G2 and MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 - Mini Review


We took a quick look at the G2 at the announcement event, now we have our hands on a G2 and have been putting it through its paces, benchmarking it, and running battery life tests on it for a little under a week and wanted to share some thoughts.

I've been using the G2 as my daily since getting it, and have been really quite impressed with the device. LG's battery size is large, and the battery life tests back up the subjectively long longevity that I've noticed. Obviously the process...

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LG G2 mini Review


After Samsung and HTC, LG is hopping on the “mini” bandwagon, too. The G2 mini, however, is too radical a departure from the specs and performance of the G2, with a 4.7” 540x960 pixels display, a basic Snapdragon 400 processor, and an 8 MP camera, all...

4.7” display in a fairly palm-friendly chassis ; IR blaster lets you control the TV with your phone ; The video player runs every major format

Expensive for the specs sheet and the subpar performance ; Poor call quality ; Soft and underexposed pictures and video

So, has LG managed to make an appealing midrange proposition with the G2 mini? At the suggested 350 USD or EUR price tag we'd have to say no. What should be a scaled-down version of the excellent G2, turns out to be lacking on many important counts....


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LG G2 Mini review


The LG G2's little sibling

Amazing battery life ; Excellent build quality ; MicroSD expansion slot

Low resolution screen ; Slightly too expensive ; Some gimmicky software

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.

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LG G2 mini review


As is typical, the LG G2 mini has come along a number of months after its bigger brother. However, because the LG G3 is about to launch, the LG G2 has come down in price significantly. You can get it for £279 at the time of writing which means the G2...

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...

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LG G2 mini hands-on review


A few month after launching the impressive G2 smartphone, LG has followed the trend of launching a smaller and cheaper version at MWC. The price hasn't been announced yet but the smartphone will no doubt be more affordable than its bigger brother –...

The G2 mini is almost exactly what you'd expect it to be. A smaller and lower spec version of the flagship G2. The phone looks and feels nice but we're waiting for the price. A key competitor is the Xperia Z1 Compact which is a mini version without the...

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LG G2 mini


Hands-on at MWC 2014: LG's not so mini 'mini' falls short of expectation

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...

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MWC: LG G2 Mini hands-on review


It's not exactly mini, but impresses with largely vanilla Android 4.4 Kitkat

Check back soon for our full LG G2 Mini hands-on review.

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MWC 2014: LG G2 Mini hands-on review - latecomer to the mini party


Scaling down their flagship smartphones has paid dividends for the likes of Samsung and Sony, and now LG is getting in on the act with the launch of the LG G2 Mini.

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LG G2 mini preview


The LG G2 mini has been shown off with a 4.7 inch qHD display and varying camera and CPU versions, depending on region.

The G2 mini will also ship with KnockCode, LG’s funky newsecurity method. We don’t see this being a big selling factor, but it’s atleast a way that LG can differentiate itself from the mid-range competition.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE


Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:A1 TELEKOM
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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