LG G2 mini official: 4.7-inch 540 x 960 display, Snapdragon 400, and Android KitKat

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 19, 2014


The “mini” version of the LG G2 was first rumored in December, and LG teased it last week for an MWC unveiling. Now LG made it official, at least in the Netherlands, so we’re able to give you the full rundown on its specs and features.

The LG G2 mini is actually quite a large device, with a 4.7-inch LCD display of a disappointing qHD (540 x 960) resolution. That translates to a mediocre 234 ppi density, far below the excellent 424ppi of its bigger brother, the G2. Another compromise is the Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz (though a Tegra 4i chip could take its place in some markets), which is coupled with 1GB of RAM. There’s an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3MP frontal one, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot, while the battery capacity is a promising 2,440 mAh.

LG transplanted much of the G2’s design to the G2 mini, including the specific back-mounted power button and volume rocker. On the front, the G2 mini preserves the very thin bezels of its sibling, meaning that the overall size of the device is just three millimeters larger than Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact, which features however a 4.3-inch screen.

The LG G2 mini will run Android 4.4 KitKat when it launches in the next weeks, with all the software features that are present on the flagship LG G2. The device will be released in the Netherlands and Belgium from April, but the first markets to get it will be Russia and neighboring countries, in March. Eventually, the device should make its way to more countries in Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

Sony has really raised the bar when it comes to compact devices, and it’s clear that the LG G2 mini is not threatening the Xperia Z1 Compact’s supremacy in the segment. However, depending on its price, it could be successful – no details have been provided so far, but the G2 mini should sell in the €300-€400 range.

We look forward to see the LG G2 mini at MWC next week, alongside the G Pro 2 and the new budget L Series III. Are you impressed with LG’s efforts this year?

  • Jayfeather787

    Screw this get the Nexus 5. The G2 was simply amazing. This is far from it. Actually for the same specs, the Moto G is better in terms of… everything but the camera.

    • Ben Jowett

      I completely agree with you, at first I was thinking, this will make a great replacement for my mums old Nokia lumia 520, but as I read, the mediocre specs just ruined the chance of this device kicking other mini devices ass. I’m sorry, but in which place is qHD acceptable on a mini device, or any device of this size, the N5 costs around the same (I think, I use Aussie dollar, because I’m Australian) but, this will flop. I guarantee it.

  • RarestName

    Moto G.

  • raj

    Oh GOD>…..
    Now I wonder why Sony released Z1 Compact as a flagship device….
    Look at these wonderful people, like LG Samsung HTC, who are releasing age old handsets as MINI of their flagships…..

    You know what !! LG G2 Mini can KISS Xperia Z1 Compact’s ASSS
    So can all other Mini’s

    • Jesus

      relax dude just get a Moto G

      • raj

        I have an Xperia Z Ultra :-D

        I recommend Moto G to budget buyers, Nexus 5 to midrange buyers, Xperia Z1 to flagship buyers :-)

        • Jesus

          Xperia Z1 to flagship buyers? lol.

          Moto G to budget buyers
          Nexus 5 to midrange buyers… but this is pushing it because it is still expensive.
          Note 3 / G2 to flagship buyers… because they at least have multi window, and killer battery life.

          • raj

            Let me reiterate
            I do not prefer an LG. Their UI and bloats are as bad as Samsung TouchWiz
            I prefer a Nexus 5 cos it’s the best value for money device available and no bloats
            Xperia Z1 is an obvious choice in flagship for its sheer performance, camera and waterproofing

            Note 3 will not be a flagship. It’s a Phablet, an entirely different category
            In Phablet, I’ll surely suggest a Note 3 and Xperia Z Ultra, cos they are the two devices which rules any benchmarking. Real champions

  • MasterMuffin

    Only things good in this are the bezels

    • AndroidBoss

      And battery for such a crappy device.

      • MasterMuffin

        And that

        • AndroidBoss

          Yeah I mean that battery is even better than the Nexus 5. LG is disappointing, but I still like their devices.

  • Sony had a stroke of genius with the Z1 Compact. Now every lesser mini device coming out will inevitably be compared with it. Free publicity.

    • Markus

      Well i think that’s what you could call good marketing

  • vickeiy

    So just to be clear, if you want a new lg device you can either get it with wvga, qhd or full hd resolution. They don’t have a decent midrange device with a 720p screen and capable specs. Lets hope they will come up with something in the second half.

  • Peter

    G2 compact is what we want. Not this joke.

    • Adon

      You so right,mini=lower spec lite version,COMPACT=the real deal. Have high expections for LG they to STEP IT up again. Ps am not a LG hater.

  • Jaun Lombard


    The new L series resembles old Galaxy phones and this Mini thing will be launched almost a year after the S4 mini and the specs are the same….FAIL!

    I thought LG will turn a corner with the G2 and Tab, but no….

  • Shaun Kam

    the z1 compact and the nexus 5 are much better choices. However, this is pretty much identical to the moto g, only the moto g has a much better screen for a lower price point…

  • Duy Anh

    Sorry guys, but the tegra 4i is packed with graphic powers. So the game would be great, especially with a qHD screen. So, may be this is much better.

  • cycle454

    not what i was hoping for out of this

  • Adon

    Just like the s4 mini,the G2 isnt all thats Large twin is. The G2 mini SHOULD,have similar spex to the larger one . Its 2014,lol,those specs SHOULD be for entry level Mini. Lol. Just like Apple has the Iphone 5,5c and 5S. Maybe there will be a LG G3 Mini lol,okay thats just wisefull thinking. Anyways,looks is hkt,specs its Average. Average doesnt cut it when your. Blame the Sony Z1 compact aka GIANT KILLER.

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  • Eddy

    It’s hard not to look at the G2 mini as the runt of the family because of its decidedly mid-range spec sheet, but LG didn’t give it the G-series badge because of its hardware. No no, it’s all about software features here.