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LG G3 Beat/G3 s vs Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 size comparison

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LG G3 Beat/G3 s vs Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 size comparison
LG just unveiled the G3 Beat - the now obligatory scaled-down version of its G3 flagship, but eschewed the "mini" moniker, as the G2 mini release is still fresh in memory, and, frankly, despite the big-screen trend, calling a 5-incher "mini" would raise some eyebrows.

Yep, you heard that right, the new LG G3 Beat, which will be known as G3 s outside of Korea, flaunts a 5" panel with 720x1280 pixels of resolution. Given that its flagship sibling sports a 5.5" screen, shrinking the diagonal to 5 inches is a significant scaling, yet you can't call it a G3 mini by any measure. Indeed, when we look at the other "mini" flagship versions that were recently announced, like Samsung's Galaxy S5 mini, or the HTC One mini 2, the G3 Beat sports a much larger screen diagonal, as those two come with 4.5" panel.

Still, it is not the thickest of the trio, and is only a tad taller than the One mini 2, which falls in line with LG's excellent screen-to-phone size ratio tradition. In fact, LG brags that with the 74.1%, the G3 Beat/G3 s screen-to-body ratio "is the highest in the mid-tier smartphone segment," and looking at the dimensions below, we have every reason to believe it. Moreover, with the signature navigational keys on the back taken directly from the G3, and its laser autofocus system, the G3 Beat/s might fool more than a few users that think the flagship is too big, depending on the price range that LG tags on it.

LG G3 s
5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches
137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)

LG G3 s

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches
131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm
4.23 oz (120 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

HTC One mini 2
5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches
137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One mini 2

LG G2 mini
5.1 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches
129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm
4.27 oz (121 g)

LG G2 mini

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.

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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:09 5

1. fzacek (Posts: 2215; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Of those four, I'd still take the S5 Mini...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:10 1

4. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Will stick to my Z1c . I'll wait for z3c to decide wether to upgrade or not.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:23 5

6. fzacek (Posts: 2215; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Of course I would pick the Z1C if that was an option. Still the king of Minis...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:09 2

14. Wolf_Blitza (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 May 2014)


overall though, a five-inch gs4 seems like a good choice compared to this generation's mini's, in both size and specs.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:09 5

2. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


The wannabe minis. All hail Z1c!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:10 1

3. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


I prefer s5 mini bcuz of size

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:14

5. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


G3 Beats GS5

It inherently Beats everything

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:44

7. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Now, 5" are minis...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:47 1

8. Penny (Posts: 1262; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I'm really liking LG's design language with the G3 and G3s.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:11 1

9. Dee79 (Posts: 92; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


So when are they gonna bring out "mini" smartphones.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 04:36

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 401; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Ughh with such the price I might as well get XiaoMi 3 and Huawei p7 since they call it mini anyway

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 04:42 2

11. Settings (Posts: 706; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Z1 compact still the best mini!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 05:44

12. mohamadalaa (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 May 2014)


My review about the korean beast LG G3 and why its the best until now (blog.digitalstore.ae/lg-g3-review-specs/#.U8en-Pm​Sx1Y)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:02 1

13. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


"Mini"

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:19

15. tokuzumi (Posts: 348; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


You are better off finding the G2 in the used market. You will get better support from both the dev community, and more timely updates from LG.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:21

16. PryvateiDz (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I like the LG G3 beat, but I don't like the 8GB of internal storage space (yes even with the extra microSD card storage). I did read some specs list that strangely has it listed as 16GB's though. The thing that kills me though is they keep releasing these affordable devices primarily overseas like this, and the HTC Desire 816. It's like as if there isn't a huge market for affordable but higher spec devices here (hello Nexus, Moto X, OnePlus One, etc.). Those devices are only said to be releasing overseas with no news of it releasing here in the US.

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