With most flagship models offering a mini version, it will be interesting to see which way LG goes. The manufacturer could follow country mate Samsung and drop down the specs sharply, or it could take Sony's novel approach. With the latter's Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the Japanese OEM merely reduced the size of the screen on the full sized Sony Xperia Z1 from 5 inches to 4.3 inches, dropped the resolution from 1080 x 1920 to 720 x 1280, and put a lower 2300mAh cell inside the phone. The full-sized model is powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Sony's gambit paid off big time. The version of the Xperia Z1 Compact for Japan's Docomo, the Sony Xperia Z1f, has risen to the top of the country's smartphone sales charts. Further testing revealed that the smaller, lower resolution glass on the Compact is actually providing better viewing angles and color representation than the 5 inch screen on the full-sized model, and the battery on the Compact is also lasting longer.
No doubt that LG fans are hoping that the LG G2 mini is patterned more like the Sony model.
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