Do you remember when we have talked about a photo published by LG on its Facebook page announcing us that LG G2 Mini is on its way to MWC? That’s exactly what has happened and now that the handset was finally revealed, there isn’t a thing stopping us from presenting you the official spec’s sheet. So, here we are to take quick look at its specs and features in order to see if this mini version has managed to maintain the charm of its bigger brother or not. You know, the original LG G2 was a success, so it isn’t such an easy task at all!
Smaller, but not Thicker
Although LG G2 Mini is supposed to be smaller than its high-end predecessor, having dropped half an inch in screen size, we must unfortunately tell you that it has also gained almost 1mm in thickness (from 8.9 to 9.8mm) which means just one thing: it isn’t as comfortable as the original model and somehow, it lacks that premium appeal that we were all dreaming of.
Major Technical Specs
When it comes to its technical specs, we can tell you from the start that LG G2 Mini comes with a 4.7-inch qHD screen having a maximum 960 x 540 pixels resolution, so it might not be the highest pixel density possible, but it is acceptable for a mini version, just as we have also seen at HTC One mini. As for the power, our handset here can house ether a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz or Nvidia’s Tegra 4i, depending on the version that you are choosing.
As for its 8-megapixel main camera, it comes with camera modes such as HDR, panorama, or beauty shot, as well as with a secondary 1.3-megapixel snapper for video calls, but in reality things might not look as great as on paper. Its photos are grainy and only average, having no chance to compete against those ones offered by the original LG G2.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Knockcode
Just as its predecessor, the LG G2 Mini version features Google’s Android OS, but paired with the company’s own UI. To be more precise, this smartphone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a new UI trait in the form of Knockcode that comes with their unique KnockOn unlock mode. in case you don’t know, this feature gives you the possibility to double tap the screen to wake the handset, also using between two and eight positional screen ‘knocks’ to unlock your new LG G2 Mini.
Pretty interesting, isn’t it? So what do you say; do you want to give it a try or do you prefer instead the bigger version?