LG wants to trademark the "G2 Compact" name
Naturally, this could be a name that’s being trademarked just for the sake of having it trademarked. There’s no way of telling if LG ever intends to release a smartphone dubbed G2 Compact. However, if it does, the handset could sit between the original 5.2-inch G2 (pictured above) and the 4.7-inch G2 mini. Let’s say it might be a G2 lookalike with a 5.0-inch 720p screen (this, of course, is nothing more than speculation).
What do you think? Would an LG G2 Compact make sense? Perhaps it would, seeing how more and more manufacturers are releasing large smartphones that have mid-end features.
2. fzacek (Posts: 2222; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
There would be no point in releasing a G2 Compact when there is already only a 0.5 inch difference between the G2 and G2 Mini. That would not make sense.
4. Planterz (Posts: 1084; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
There would if they actually put the hardware of the G2 in the Compact, instead of making a smaller, budget model that superficially resembles it's bigger sibling. A G2 with 4.7" 720P screen, 2.26GHz S800, 2GB RAM, and the 13MP OIS camera would make a killer phone for those who don't want the large size of the 5.2" G2.
6. Finalflash (Posts: 1905; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I think that is the pattern with these compact phones and this one will probably follow Sony's lead and have the G2/3 specs in a 4.3 inchish phone. This is the year where Android invades Apples home ground and vise versa, should be a fun year for the market share fanatics.
7. fzacek (Posts: 2222; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
That's what the Xperia Z1 Compact did. I think it's a great idea to have the same specs in a smaller size, and I've never understood why all manufacturers don't do that with their mini versions.
9. Planterz (Posts: 1084; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I'm torn between getting the Z1 compact and the Z2 or other large "flasgship". Sure, a big screen is great for some things, but a smaller phone is just so much more convenient some times (expecially for a cyclist, like myself).
Frankly, I don't understand why there aren't more phones like the Z1 compact. A lot of iPhone owners haven't made the switch to Android because all the "flagship" phones are freaking huge! Many people like the smaller phones, but when it comes to small Androids, they nearly all, with only a couple exceptions, completely suck, and can't compare in quality or capability to their iPhone 4S or 5S.
If Android wants to steal more of Apples customers, they need their manufacturers to go SMALLER, not BIGGER.
11. fzacek (Posts: 2222; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
+1 I totally agree with you. They should make smaller phones with great specs to snatch all of those iPhone users that do not want a huge phone.
13. fzacek (Posts: 2222; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Btw, if you're a cyclist it would be more practical to get the Z1 Compact, because I have a 5-inch ZTE and it doesn't fit very well in the pocket when I'm riding my bike around.
3. Planterz (Posts: 1084; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
"Mini" usually gets applied to to smaller, less powerful versions of "flagship" models. HTC One Mini, G2 Mini, S3 Mini, S4 Mini, etc. Obviously, the screens are smaller and lower res, but they also have dual core instead of quad core processors, 1gb RAM instead of 2gb. The G2 and Galaxy Minis also have lower MP cameras.
Only the Moto Droid Mini and Sony Z1 Compact are truly shrunken versions of their larger counterparts. Same guts, same cameras, etc.
5. loveparadise1990 (Posts: 15; Member since: 08 Mar 2014)
What do you think? Would an LG G2 Compact make sense?
I think LG won't release G2 Compact
8. dancorcal (Posts: 36; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
G2 compact doesn't make sense. G3 compact makes great sense. Same hardware as whatever the G3 ends up with only smaller. Needs to release shortly after G3
10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I had a hands on with xperia z1 compact last week. I've to say that i'm impressed with its screen and performance(it just flies throughout the UI and riptide gp2). But it doesnt look as good as the z1. Omnibalance design doesnt seem to work out with thick handsets, second the back is indeed plastic, huge bezels make the screen look even smaller and makes it look uglier. Thats my personal opinion though.
12. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Sony should've patented the 'Compact' name. Now every other OEM will follow such trend as it was with the 'Mini'.
14. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Still sony is the winner in terms of compact phones but did not sacrifice specs.
15. vuyonc (Posts: 385; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
Apple may have a bad time if they produce any more small phones