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

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

LG G3 s

Dimensions

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

LG G2 mini

LG G2 mini

Dimensions

5.1 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches

129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm

Weight

4.27 oz (121 g)

LG G3 s

LG G3 s

Dimensions

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

LG G2 mini

LG G2 mini

Dimensions

5.1 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches

129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm

Weight

4.27 oz (121 g)

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

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16 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

14. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

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

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

The wannabe minis. All hail Z1c!!!

3. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I prefer s5 mini bcuz of size

5. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

G3 Beats GS5 It inherently Beats everything

7. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Now, 5" are minis...

8. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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

9. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Z1 compact still the best mini!

12. mohamadalaa

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 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)

13. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

"Mini"

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1862; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

16. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 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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