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LG G2 mini retail price revealed ahead of launch in April

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LG G2 mini retail price revealed ahead of launch in April
The LG G2 mini is exactly what you would expect of compacted flagships nowadays (except for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact), they are the “mini-me” of the flagships, except there are generally compromises galore with the hardware specs, detuned processor, less RAM, lower resolution screen, and a smaller camera sensor.

However, for the compromise, there is usually a significantly smaller price tag to accompany the smaller phone. For example, the HTC One mini with AT&T retails for $375; the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini retails for $400 with Sprint. An unlocked Motorola Moto G with 16GB is just $200.

The LG G2 mini will begin its rollout in April through Europe, parts of Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Unfortunately, it is not looking like it will be as much of a bargain as its other mini-brethren. In Europe, you can expect to see a retail price of €350 ($480, £290).

Based on the prices appearing on Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain, that price includes the value-added taxes that Europeans subject themselves to. What we do not know is if this is just an inflated price hoping to greet a high demand with the possibility that it will go down in the future.

There are three different versions of the LG G2 mini, depending on the market it is available. The first has a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 305 GPU, LTE, NFC and 8MP main camera. There will be a dual-SIM, 3G-only version with the same CPU (different modem) and GPU, same camera, but no NFC. The third version will have an Nvidia Tegra 4i quad-core CPU clocked at 1.7GHz, LTE, 13MP camera and no NFC.

Specifications aside, the LG G2 mini does not have price working in its favor, but the Optimus UI along with the KnockON code feature may appeal to some users. If you happen to be in one of the target markets, is the LG G2 mini in your future?


sources: Fudzilla via GSMArena

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posted on 29 Mar 2014, 18:37 8

1. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Xperia Z1 compact = king of all minis

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 19:01 3

3. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That's how a mini should be, the same specs as the flagship, not striped down like every other OEMs.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 19:28 1

4. maherk (Posts: 1183; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


although I agree with you guys about the Z1 compact being the only mini worth buying, but I had to ask arte what is your opinion regarding those thick bezels on the compact? again, I have nothing against it, it is what every mini should be like, but since you are always on every other article trolling about thick bezels I felt that I have to ask you this.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 19:55 1

5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


We'll the SonyZ does not have thick side width bezels when still own this know and will be selling it to by the Z2

But on the Zmini it's thicker, same as the S5' I don't understand why myself to, confusing when the Z has slim side bezels these 2 phones have wider bezels,,,,,?

And how was I trolling,,,,? If someone dislikes something is that called trolling,,,,? If you don't like eating chicken or hate BMW, why would I or anyone call you or me a troll.....? I have the free will to express my feelings to something I dislike or hate, and we are instate of freedom of speech, right or wrong?

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 20:21 1

6. maherk (Posts: 1183; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


did you forget to take your med today? S5 has slimmer bezels than the Z2. And you are such a hypocrite, you find ways to defend thick bezels on sony but hate them on the HTC and Samsung.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 20:36 1

7. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I'm talking about the side, not the front length.

And no I don't hate Samsung or Htc or any OEMs accept Apples business infrastructures,,,,

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 20:39 1

8. maherk (Posts: 1183; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


yeah right! lol

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:05 1

11. aditya.k (Posts: 480; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


You always hate on Sony and keep defending Sammy. And then you call him a hypocrite.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 23:11

13. Odiin (Posts: 300; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


well said
+1

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 23:19

14. maherk (Posts: 1183; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


just show me where I hated on sony? I am not the guy who keeps spreading his hate on HTC, Apple, LG and Samsung's articles.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 21:52

20. Neo_Huang (Posts: 664; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


They couldn't fit what is pretty much the same hardware into a much smaller body.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 23:34

15. hurrycanger (Posts: 1283; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Well... That's a compact, not a mini. xD

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 03:08

17. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


battery sucks

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 18:52 2

2. Lt.Green (Posts: 395; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Too expensive for what it offers. $300 seems to be a fair price, if not less.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 21:47

9. antonioli (Posts: 186; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Expensive.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 21:52 1

10. alexandrecastro (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


The LG G2 is like 370€ ! I'm dying of laughter with this super expansive price lmao !

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:12

12. faizan-sharif (Posts: 55; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


s3 today is $300 and now , Moto G with same specs $200, so now am i that stupid to go for LG G2 mini, i do nt know whether OEM's (other then samsung) do not want to become high selling them selves or it is just some other reason? i mean samsung does heavy adv and their phones are not that over priced as Sony, LG, HTC wud be, so ultimatley their are price concious people who buy samsung as it is the top brand + low price + same specs+ reasonable updates to its devices, so why the hell any one buy overpriced phones from other companies?

to me this is the reason why other OEM's can not beat samsung's sale, what do you people say?

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 01:31

16. csoulr666 (Posts: 93; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


I don't get it..... Why do manufacturers assume that someone buying a dual-sim variant of a phone won't require NFC? All mid-range dual sim phones tend to do that

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 04:05

18. vuyonc (Posts: 383; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


OEMs these days are stuck between a rock (Moto G) and a hard place (Z1 Compact).

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 13:42

19. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


OT: guys any idea on what is the best mid to low end phone as of now?im planning to buy a back up phone...any idea? thanks

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