Posts tagged with: G2 Mini
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    LG's G2 Mini is one odd little phone. It physically resembles the larger handset, complete with those iconic rear-mounted volume controls, and scales things down ever so slightly, while still packing a relatively large 4.7-inch screen. Unfortunately, the hardware situation doesn't live up to its namesake, with Snapdragon 400s and Tegra 4is instead of the Snapdragon 800. We've heard some general talk about release plans for Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, but little about LG's intentions for North America; would a carrier in the States end up adding the G2 Mini to ...

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    We've met the LG G2 mini in person with the occasion of this year's MWC, and we got to experience, first hand, a phone that is neither mini, nor G2. It features either a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm, or 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4i processor (for the LATAM LTE version), a 4.7-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, either an 8.0 or a 13.0MP (for the LATAM LTE version) shooter, 1.3MP front facer, and a 2,440mAh battery. If you like the phone, expect it to be available next month. The LG G2 mini is coming in April to CIS countries, after which it ...

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    There are plenty of miniature things in this world that are great. Love or hate it, the Mini Cooper S is an incredibly fun car to drive. The iPad mini is a smaller, more affordable version of the iPad Air with just as much power and prowess. Even mini golf is one of my favorite time wasters to partake in when I'm on vacation. If my opinion on "mini" were instead based on the mobile industry's meaning of the word, I would hate practically everything with the mini tag. We all would. Samsung has been doing it for a few years now – throwing the mini tag on the end of its popular Galaxy S ...

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    Didn't get enough of that sweet mid-range-on-mid-range action from our Sony Xperia M2 vs HTC One Mini comparison video? Fear not, smartphone fan, for the Mobile World Congress is a big, big event, and its walls are home to more smartphones than most of us would know what to do with. Satisfied we saw everything we needed to from the M2, we went looking for other mid-rangers to share with you, and came across one of LG's many new additions, the G2 Mini. The G2 Mini may play fast and loose with that word "mini," but we're going to do our best comparing it against the One Mini. Really, it's an ...

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    A 1.7GHz quad-core SoC. A 4.7-inch IPS display at qHD resolution. A 2400 mAh battery. 8MP or 13MP camera (depending on market) with no optical image stabilization. LTE Category 4 with Android 4.4 KitKat. Oh, and a rear key. You know the old saying: if it's a mixed bag of impressive and meh, it's probably a "mini" phone. That's the sitch with LG's new midsize smartphone, a device we bemoaned as not enough mini and not enough G2 on last week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Still, the G2 mini exists - and now that we've had a chance to play with it in person, we're not entirely ...

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    "Mini" smartphones are an odd creation. One definition would have one believe that a "mini" version of a flagship phone is the same as the flagship, only smaller. In reality, a "mini" version generally doesn't share anything with the flagship, other than its name.  Such is the case the the LG G2 Mini. On first glance, this sounds like a typical case of bait-and-switch, but it's not. "Mini" versions typically have a smaller screen -- or at least screens running a lower resolution -- than their flagship counterparts. Because of the reduced amount of pixels to push, the RAM can be reduced, ...

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    MWC 2014 is already upon us, with Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera hitting the ground in Barcelona just as this podcast goes under the mic, and we're here to bring you mobile mavens all the pre-show rumor and speculation that you've come to expect. But there's also plenty of news of the non-Mobile World Congress variety, from the endless leaks focusing on the "All-New HTC One" to speculation surrounding the Galaxy S 5 launch date - and we'll be spending plenty of time on that, too. Plus, Taylor Martin has finally spent enough time with his suitcase-coddled Lumia Icon to develop some ...

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    Yesterday we saw the LG G2 Mini get confirmed, but the announcement was a little odd. We didn't see a formal press release from LG, and though it was clear we were dealing with official information, there were a few holes in the specifics. For instance, while we learned that the phone wasn't going to get the Snapdragon 800 that had been rumored, we didn't learn specifically which SoC would power the handset – all we knew was that it was a 1.2GHz quad-core chip. As it turns out, the situation's slightly more complicated than that, and today we hear about three different versions of the G2 ...

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    Rumors have been suggesting that an LG G2 Mini has been in the works for a while now, and with LG itself publishing some teaser images last week, it was just a matter of time before the smartphone saw official confirmation. We might have expected that to come at the Mobile World Congress, but LG's gotten started with its new hardware announcements a week early, like we saw with those L Series III handsets. Today that trend continues, bringing us word of the G2 Mini itself. While early rumors had us optimistic that the G2 Mini might keep some of the high-end hardware of the original G2, ...

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    Snow storms have their ups and downs. On the one hand, they keep you from partaking in all the Nokia unboxing fun your comrades in more seasonable climes are enjoying - but on the other, they put you in mind of all the friends you have in the great Arctic North. One such person is friend of the show Nick Gray of HTCSource and Android and Me, who joins us today for a special extended episode taking a long look at all the HTC M8 rumors of the past few weeks. That's followed by the rest of the news, which this week ranges from Galaxy Gear 2 and iPhone 6 speculation to riffing about Android ...

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    Rumors suggesting that LG was developing a “mini” version of the flagship G2 crossed our path back in December, painting the picture of a relatively powerful such handset (running a Snapdragon 800), but one still quite a bit larger than your typical mini phone, with a 4.7-inch display. Earlier this week, those rumors started picking up again, as we saw a device appearing to be the G2 Mini get its Bluetooth, and then its FCC certification. Not willing to leave us hanging any longer, LG has finally acknowledged the smartphone, posting the above teaser image to its Facebook page and ...

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    There's a certain LG D620 listed on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's (SIG) website, and it could very well be the rumored LG G2 Mini. While there aren't many details on the page itself, reports claim that the LG G2 Mini will land with a qHD (540 x 960) display and will be powered by Android 4.4 KitKat. In case we're really seeing the the G2's younger, smaller brother, MWC might be the best place for an announcement. We've already heard rumors of an upcoming LG G2 Mini, but the details from December hinted a 4.7-inch device, which isn't really "mini" territory (as a reminder, the HTC ...

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    Sometimes there's so much news you need to call in the Reserves just to handle it all, and that's just what we've done this week. Between Google's surprise announcement of an unlikely pair of additions to the Google Play Store; Microsoft's rumored offer to pay Samsung to keep making Windows Phones; and a boatload of reviews, we're in over our heads this week - so we've brought in four team members to do the news justice. Sorry, no listener mail this week - but in its place you get a consolation prize: you get to know what curious fate befell that Lumia 2520 we were tinkering with a while ...

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    The LG G2 is a fine Android – not one that really blew us away at first, but stuck in our memory long enough to convince us to revisit its review score (for the better). But despite this, the phone just hasn't been selling that hot. There could be a lot of reasons to explain the lack of interest – more competitive models from other OEMs, or even LG's own G Flex serving as a distraction – but could the G2's size have a little to do with it? After all, it's ever so slightly larger than some other flagships, even with those tiny bezels. LG may be wondering that very same thing, as we ...

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