the LG G Pro 2 isn't offering enough to justify the 6 month delay.
Last year, the LG Optimus Pro almost did the unthinkable, beating the then-incumbent Note II at its own game. The LG flagship was better looking, more powerful and flaunted a better, higher-resolution screen than its rival. That was more than enough for it to get our nod back then.
Unfortunately for the G Pro 2, it hasn't been afforded the luxury of competing against a phablet of sub-retina sharpness or one with glossy plastic design that gets bashed from all sides.
a surprisingly light, streamlined phablet despite its 5.9in display
Overall, we were pleasantly surprised by the LG G Pro 2. It's sleek, stylish and lightweight despite its huge display, and we love the stunning camera and thoughtful software within it. We really do hope that LG decides to launch it outside Asia at some point in the near future.
In this price range you can get many phones that are much better
So, has LG managed to make an appealing midrange proposition with the G2 mini
? At the suggested 350 USD or EUR price tag we'd have to say no. What should be a scaled-down version of the excellent G2, turns out to be lacking on many important counts. Unfortunately, the visual resemblance to the flagship masks many weak spots, such as chubby body, sketchy call quality, poor screen resolution, and average camera performance.
Reasonably compact phone with the largest display in the segment
The LG G2 mini is lucky to share lots of DNA with a great smartphone - and we cannot blame LG for focusing on the outside, and going for budget-grade internals. After all, a super mini along the lines of the Xperia Z1 Compact would've been pointless mere months ahead of launching the company's next flagship.
Mid-ranged G2 offers new colours and software features
The G2 mini is almost exactly what you'd expect it to be. A smaller and lower spec version of the flagship G2. The phone looks and feels nice but we're waiting for the price. A key competitor is the Xperia Z1 Compact which is a mini version without the downgrades.
A watered-down flagship phone that's too expensive for its specs
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. Unless you crave 4G, the Motorola Moto G is a much better buy as it offers a better screen, the same processor and costs half the price.
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