When LG finally jumped on the little brother bandwagon with its "me too" LG G2 Mini smartphone at MWC last month, it left us a little cold.
Not only was it not-that-mini at 4.7-inches, but it also promised specs that paled in relation to handsets like the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and the long-standing HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
What leaves us colder still is the just-announced European pricetag for the device, revealed by retailers before it goes on sale at the beginning of April.
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In multiple European countries (the UK not being one of them), the phone is up for grabs for $350, that's around £289 in proper money and it's somewhat steep for a phone offering lower mid-range specs.
The LG G2 Mini brings a lower end 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon (Cortex-A7 CPU) processor into play, while the screen resolution is only qHD 960 x 540.
There's also, by today's standards, a miserly 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front facing snapper.
UK pricing is yet to be confirmed, but smartphone fans get more bang from their buck from the budget Moto G phone, let alone the Xperia Z1 Compact or those other, more diminutive, devices from the big boys.
- For all its sins the LG G2 Mini does bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the party. Check out our review
Via GSM Arena