LG G2 Mini priced in Europe, lands in April
The LG G2 Mini got official last month as one of the most disappointing of the ‘Mini’ devices ever launched. It seems to be at the exact opposite end of the spectrum compared to the also recently unveiled Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which is basically a smaller version of the flagship Z1 – in specs too, not just in terms of looks.
But looks are all that make the G2 Mini worthy of that G2 moniker, since it’s a pretty forgettable midranger otherwise. However, that apparently hasn’t stopped LG from charging an arm and a leg for it, at least in the Eurozone. A couple of retailers in Germany have already priced the G2 Mini, and it’s anything but affordable.
You’ll have to shell out no less than €349 for one when it becomes available next month. That’s €150 more than the most expensive version of the Moto G, a handset that has a slightly smaller screen but matches or even bests the G2 Mini’s specs in almost all other regards. A (pretty big) exception is battery capacity, because the G2 Mini has a 2,440 mAh cell, whereas the Moto G has to make do with a 2,070 mAh unit.
And then there’s also the fact that the LG G2 Mini comes with 4G LTE support (and of the fastest variety currently available for phones, with theoretical maximum download speed of 150 Mbps), while the Moto G doesn’t. Do those things warrant the huge price difference, though? That’s obviously for you to decide.