Image, specs, and price of an LG G4c leak out, it's a smaller, less powerful G4

Image, specs, and price of an LG G4c leak out, it's a smaller, less powerful G4
"Mini" versions of flagships, with lesser hardware and a more affordable price tag, are nothing new, even though we haven't yet seen an HTC One M9 mini or Samsung Galaxy S6 mini. We won't be seeing an LG G4 mini, either, because that's not how the company rolls. Instead, it affixes a lowercase "s" at the end of the name to signify a phone's position as the budget option that takes after its flagship. So last year we had the LG G3 s. Now, however, it's looking like LG is going in a slightly different direction with a device called LG G4c.

We surmise as much from a number of new online listings on German seller's sites, all of which refer to an LG G4c (H525N). Obviously, an LG G4 s could still be somewhere in the pipeline, but we can't be sure of it at this point. What seems far safer to assume is that the G4c is a budget-friendly mid-ranger that takes after the G4 flagship. 

If true, what deal is LG proposing? Well, for anywhere between €279 and €300, you're getting a 5-incher with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution IPS screen (294 ppi), a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 2,540 mAh juicer. On the imaging front, we're looking at an 8-megapixel main camera with an LED flash sidekick, and a generous, 5-megapixel selfie snapper up front. The config is powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop, no doubt with LG's own UX 4.0 skin on top of it.

It's not a terrible deal, but neither is it a great one, especially when you consider much cheaper options such as the Moto G. Granted, Motorola's mid-range warrior is slightly less impressive hardware-wise, but it currently sells for €179 on Amazon.de, which is a significant discount. With that in mind, would pick a G4c if it comes to market with said specs and at said price?

source: 0815 via WinFuture

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26 Comments

1. maximumpayne

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

1gb of ram for flagship mini in 2015 ? Seriously ?

14. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Snapdragon 410 for mini flagship??? LG is losing their mind.

2. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1GB ram again? Wtf LG. Only Sony seems to understand.

7. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Well, flagship minis are basically dumbed down versions of flagships. While Sony's compacts are basically squished flagships with a screen downgrade (but with the size, it doesn't really matter).

21. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Yes but not as much. Those specs were acceptable for a midrangers 2 years ago but now they mean low end device. Why would someone buy expensive and weak G4C over G3s or Magna LTE?

22. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Exactly... even the Galaxy S4 (FOUR) mini has 1.5 GB of RAM...

24. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Because it's a newer device?

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL... LG...

4. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

its same as g3s

11. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

No, it's far worse. It's nearly the same as the G2 mini. :P

5. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Meh !!

6. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No one can do minis like Sony, although Samsung are catching up with them.

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Sony makes compacts. Everybody else makes minis. It's weird that this distinction has autogenetically been established, but there's a clear definition between a mini and a compact now.

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Eh. I had both the Alpha and Z3 compact and I sold the Z3 compact in one week and just recently sold my Alpha. The Exynos Alpha with almost the same processor as the Note 4 flew and was gorgeous. Sure it didn't have waterproofing or the huge battery but neither do most 2015 flagships. The Alpha was crazier than the Z3 compact where it counts. 20nm state if the art chip set and sexy and slim 6.8mm design. It was much nicer than the chunky Z3 compact. Of course I ended up using the regular 5.2 inch Z3 over both, mainly because I need 1080p and thin. But if I were to pick one compact, I would pick the Alpha over the Z3 compact any day. The Alpha had thin and the Z3 compact had neither. The Alpha flat out flew, was gorgeous, and the battery surprisingly lasted for such a small battery.

16. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

The chunky you calling is more compact than any flagship phone, dual stereo speaker, waterproof, 20MP camera and got the best battery life, 3 days than your 1 day sammy

23. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

"where it counts" FOR YOU... "chunky Z3 Compact" wow... so now 8.6 mm is chunky... In my opinion extremely thin devices are actually very uncomfortable to hold... Even my "chunky" Z3 Compact feels a bit better (regarding a safe hold) with its Ringke Fusion case... though sometimes I take it off, the feel is nicer without it. What it really counts IMO is not the slightly better performance of the Alpha, but actually the waterproofing capabilities since my phone has already taken quite a few showers, immersions, raindrops and splashes, be it on purpose or accidentally. Also while the camera on the Alpha is very good and actually surpasses the Z3C on certain situations, the Z3C has better Slow Motion, video recording and Low Light images, specially when you learn to use its modes. For me also counts having an eyelet hole for wrist straps because that prevents falls, and its better than having a case (and hoping it doesn't break if it falls)... it's been almost a MUST feature for me and my phones for a while, and sadly only Sony still offers it. Finally 32GB is enough for most people, but I live in a country with s**tty internet so Cloud services are use limited (for docs and maybe pictures, but not for music or video) so I keep large amounts of music and movies on my devices and having an SD card slot is also a must for me. PS: I did recommend the Alpha to a couple of friends... both were still using the Galaxy S2... One of them actually got the Z1 Compact and the other might in fact get the Alpha

8. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

"LG copy/pastes the Magna; Sony, Motorola and the Chinese are not worried" should be the article title.

9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

mini is at most 4.7 inch please.

12. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

It's the same chipset in essence. That's why a lot of people are buzzing.

15. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I stopped reading at " 5-incher with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution"

17. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

To have less power then their newest duel core they had to go with something really weak.

18. drazwy

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

YES! Just what everyone asked for! Less of everything!

19. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

lol ,a 100$ phone at 3 times that.

20. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

I'm seriously disappointed, I was waiting for SD610/615, 2GB od RAM, FHD display and 13MPix camera. Lower specs than in the G4 but still decent midranger. SD410 and 1GB od RAM is not a midranger now, it's a low end phone. No progress from G2 mini, basically identical specs you can find in much cheaper LG G3s or Spirit/Magna.

25. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

why not buy a G3 instead? Or a G2? You'd have better off performance with those two.

26. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

LG = Losing Grip

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