LG G2 Mini revealed!

LG Mini

2013 saw a number of top smartphone manufacturers release more pocket-friendly (both literally and figuratively) versions of their flagship models: HTC released the HTC One Miniand Samsung had the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. This year, LG have jumped on the mini bandwagon and have announced the LG G2 Mini, the smaller version of their successful LG G2.

Design

Despite being called the LG G2 Mini, the smartphone is by no means miniature. However, clocking in with a 4.7 inch screen, the LG G2 Mini is certainly more pocketable than its 5.2 inch-screened big brother.

The LG G2 mini is exceptionally well-designed. It is relatively light to hold yet it has a solid, premium feel to it. Like the LG G2 it has the unique rear button. The rear-button design is definitely one of those features that you will either love or hate. Although it is a little unusual at first, it doesn’t take too long to get used to this unique set up.

The LG G2 Mini has a slight curve to it making it incredibly comfortable to hold and the easy-to-grip back panel makes it less likely to slip out of your hands, unlike devices that sport a shiny plastic exterior. The LG G2 Mini is also available in a number of colours: Gold, Lunar White, Titan Black, and (our favourite) Red.

Smartphone Technology

LG have made some cutbacks when re-embodying the LG G2 into this smaller frame. However, that is not to say the LG G2 Mini is not a capable device. Indeed, equipped with a quad-core processor and 1 gig of RAM, it is still a powerful smartphone. One the great things about the LG G2 Mini is that it runs on the newest and best version of the Android operating system at the moment: Android 4.4 KitKat.

Like many other smartphone manufacturers who use Google’s operating system in their devices, LG have made a number of modifications to differentiate their handsets. One of our favourite features on the LG G2 Mini is the Knockcode security. In order to wake the phone, users can set a code of knocks, allowing them to unlock the phone without touching any buttons. Over the past year, we have seen a number of innovative ways that smartphones can be activated from different patterns through to finger-print recognition; however, we like the simplicity of LG’s method.

The LG G2 Mini sports an 8MP camera which makes it great for taking photographs. While the LG G2 Mini does not have all of the extra photography features seen its bigger brother, it has a number of modes and scenes to help you take better pictures, such as HDR and the flattering Beauty Shot function.

Pricing and Release Date

At the moment there haven’t been any official price details released. However, we can expect it sell for a price similar to other mini flagship smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Currently, the LG G2 Mini is set to be released in March to the Commonwealth of Independent States and will be released in Europe sometime after.