G2 Mini - £190
Why this smartphone is built for you
The LG G2 Mini
The G2 Mini is a top-end smart phone that runs on a version of Android KitKat that has been augmented with LG's 'Practical' UX. It is the smaller version of LG's flagship G2 device which was launched in 2013 and has an impressive list of features. It is a powerful phone with a good battery life that competes at the highest level of the market.
This phone has a 4.7 inch touchscreen that displays in 234PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The G2 Mini has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 73 out of 100.
The G2 Mini has an estimated battery life of around 12 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2440mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The G2 Mini comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The G2 Mini comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The G2 Mini is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate SlimPort microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends and it is able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly. This phone also has an infrared blaster which gives it the ability to control most TV's or home cinema systems.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the LG G2 Mini Dual) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The LG G2 Mini has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The G2 Mini is a very desirable compact offering from LG and its attractive design, excellent battery life and good performance means that this phone compete with the best in this price range.