LG G2 MINI LTE
As the name suggests, the G2 Mini is a smaller variant of the G2 smartphone. Therefore, it inherits most of the design traits, which are thankfully positive.
As the power and volume buttons are shifted to the rear of the device, there is absolutely no hardware buttons on the front and sides of the G2 Mini. This keeps the design clean.
The G2 Mini also sports very thin bezels, which allows LG to cram a 4.7-inch display into a compact body. This resulted in the G2 Mini having one of the highest screen-to-body ratios along with the Motorola Moto X.
The 4.7-inch IPS display has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. With its screen size and resolution, icons, text and images do not look as sharp as competing phones. Nevertheless, the screen is sufficiently bright and offers good viewing angles.
Like its bigger counterpart, the G2 has a tapered back that sits comfortably in the hands. The textured surface not only gives a better grip, it also keeps fingerprints and smudges at bay.
Removing the rear cover will give you access to a removable battery and the microSD and micro-SIM card slots. Similar to the Ascend G6 4G and Sony Xperia M2, the G2 Mini supports memory cards up to 32GB to augment its internal storage of 8GB.
The G2 Mini is preloaded with Android 4.4 KitKat and several of LG’s unique software features such as Knock Code and Guest Mode. Knock Code is a security feature that requires you to set a minimum of two to a maximum of 8 taps to unlock the phone, while Guest Mode safeguards your private content when sharing the phone with others. As with all the phones in this comparison, the G2 Mini is powered by Qualcomm silicon. Together with 1GB RAM, you’ll get a fluid user experience. LTE CAT 4 connectivity is supported as well on the G2 Mini.
Compact form factor. Good battery life. Screen resolution could be higher.