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    8.0
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    4.8
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Camera
    7.2
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    10
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    6.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
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6.0
CNET May 9, 2014

Although it bears the same "G2" name as its big brother, the LG G2 Mini is watered down in every respect. Its screen has a disappointingly low resolution, its processor doesn't put up much of a fight and it has an 8- rather than 13-megapixel camera.

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8.0
TechRadar Jul 2, 2014

With the G2 Mini, LG provides most of the experience of the G2 but in a smaller and cheaper package. It has equally amazing battery life and most of the software enhancements but sacrifices on screen quality.

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Engadget Feb 24, 2014

It's hard not to look at the G2 mini as the runt of the family because of its decidedly mid-range spec sheet, but LG didn't give it the G-series badge because of its hardware. No no, it's all about software features here.

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Ars Technica Feb 25, 2014

The G2 mini is a slightly smaller G2 with reduced specs. The design and materials are identical to the G Pro 2, but there is no removable battery.

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AnandTech Feb 25, 2014

While it's similar, it's more in the same vein of the G Pro 2 when it comes to the overall material feel, which is an evolution of the LG G2, so the shape is largely the same, although there's no word on whether it retains the curved battery.

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PC Mag Feb 23, 2014

The G2 Mini isn't just a scaled-down G2. It's powered-down as well, a high-midrange phone with a couple of the G2's tricks, most notably the buttons on the back. Since it's much smaller than the G2 and fits easily in one hand, there's no real reason for the buttons to be on the back.

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T3 Feb 24, 2014

But as ever, a lot will depend on the price tag and if you're looking for a more compact handset, with a decent Android operating system and a wide range of top-end software tricks then the LG G2 Mini could be a solid option.

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TrustedReviews Feb 24, 2014

The LG G2 mini is a handset that could have, and should have wowed. Instead I’ve been left frustrated with yet another leading manufacturer that has failed to make a truly representative flagship spinoff at a size that is appealing to the masses.

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TechRadar Feb 25, 2014

The LG G2 Mini is a decent smartphone, but it may have arrived a bit too late to really make the same sort of impact as the S4 Mini or One Mini.

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Phandroid Feb 24, 2014

The device does not sport the best specs or give you the best quality, but it is a reasonable device for those looking to get an affordable smartphone with modern features.

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The Inquirer Feb 26, 2014

As we mentioned, the LG G2 Mini isn't in fact very small. The handset measures 130x66x9.8mm, and while that isn't large, we're not sure that it warrants the Mini designation.

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Android Community Feb 23, 2014

Bottom line here, LG has taken the G2 with solid specs and shrunk it down in size. But on the not so good side, not only did they shrink the overall size, but they also shrunk the specs.

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