I believe it is called mini because it has the specs of G2 cut in half,,mini doesn't necessary mean smaller in size,,it can also mean smaller in specs..I love lg,am currently using lg g pro lite and it gives me everything I desire from a smartphone.
LG fans must just accept that this is not a real mini is a mid range smartphone, U can't even compare this to 1year old phone
I think, this phone way to big, to be called "Mini". I see, that this is a smaller version of G2, but this is definitely not "Mini". This is a Phablet.
Today - really unfortunately - there are no exsist "Mini" smartphones. Sonyericsson X10 Mini, and Ray were the last "Mini" phones.
Today you can't find phone under 4", and every phone under 4,3 is poor quality.
This seems very odd, the supposed specs (I doubt they are right) are similar or inferior to L9 II (qHD vs 720p among others). other thing is that in the header it says: G2 mini with no LTE-variants, and later on in the news it says ther will be LTE variants, strange.....
while everyone else is complaining, this phone is perfect for me. I was looking for a moto g with expandable storage. and it's just that! i would like it better if it was a 720p display instead. but not a very big deal for me..
hope it's priced competitively, as the moto g..
I always found it very annoying that S4 Mini, HTC One mini etc were nothing like their big brothers. What is it about the phone that makes it an HTC One - only the desig? Then every single one of Sony's latest phones are Z-minis.. etc. If it's not the same specification is shoul dbe called something else.. Like LG A2, or HTC Half.
I got my Z1 Compact the first day it was in stores.. a -real- downsized Z1 with no compromises. This mini business is just ridiculous, either make it a true mini version or call it something else. Exactly why Sony felt they had to call it Compact since the mini name is so bastardised.
Guys, everyone got different choices..
Some people loves to have phones in with flagship hardware, with small size ( eg : Z1 Compact ) while some people love to have small phones with flagship goodies ( not everything but, some features from flagship , eg : S4 Mini, One Mini , G2 Mini )..
The other thing affects the choices are the price, can Z1 Compact priced along these Mini's..
These Mini's can be priced at half of flagship, but compact can be priced only at 3/4th of flagship..
So Sony caters for the guys who opt for first choice and other OEMS don't want to try out that..
So its simple, people who want compact can but those and one who are in budget can choose Mini's..
highly dissapointed LG, the previous leak made my mind for being almost same size to moto G with 2 GB RAM and expansion slot, with better 8MP camera, nor things dropped even not matching the interest i have over moto G, so i better go with MOTO G if nothing comes better at MWC
yes,z1 compact are more powerful.but in fact it's not a mini version, mini have to equipped with lower hardware not just decrease screen size. I'd rather buy a real mini version. M8 mini with quad 1.4 cpu and 1 gig of ram and 4.7" or 4.5".after that z1 compact.mini should has lower specs.look at s4 mini,one mini..... M8 mini is very better and useful.
Z1 Compact is the best mini phone with high end specs. That's what mini means. G2 Mini is good but it'd have been better if it offered 720p HD display.
Paritosh23, 19 Feb 2014But Z1 compact is very costly
unlike Moto G and i suppose LG G2 Mini as well, because it has ... morewhy are even comparing Z1compact and htc one? the processor is not same, size is not same, camera is NOT same. so why'd any one even buy HTC one in the same price (unless being a htc fan)?
Well, the thing is Samsumg/LG/HTC doesn't know how to do a mini. or they didn't really access the to-e capabilities of z1compact before it's release
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2014I guest LG and Samsung didn't anticipate z1 compact. My guess is that they already knew about it for quite some time (and even designed some phones like that some time ago), it just happens the most likely scenario is that all these companies internal marketing research may show that those phones (like Z1 Compact) will not sell well (probably given the fact their are just as costly to make as the full-size flagship, if not costlier).
You can already see a few (shy) comments pointing that out.
Paritosh23, 19 Feb 2014But Z1 compact is very costly unlike Moto G and i suppose LG G2 Mini as well, because it has ... moreComparing Z1 Compact with HTC One is a true gem... Do you even understand the concept of being compact? -- That is the WHOLE point you know.
striker2014, 19 Feb 2014not really a mini mini is a smaller version of the same phone like with a smaller screen not t... morePlease tell me about all "Mini"-phones that are the same spec as their original form. Oh and dont mention Z1 _COMPACT_, because that is NOT a mini, its a compacter phone of its original.
Was lg g2 user now. Quite disappointed to see this mini with such low specs , g2 is really nice i dont wish to see this kind of mine
What wrong people? I thought you said that you aren't gonna xperia z1 compact because of bla bla cought "g2 mini" etc.now,what would you do?
Paritosh23, 19 Feb 2014But Z1 compact is very costly unlike Moto G and i suppose LG G2 Mini as well, because it has ... moreIt will be a mistake to compare z1 compact with the One .... the z1 compact have a specification equivalent to that of the successor of HTC one. Its just the size of the screen thats small otherwise it matches all the top specs of the present/upcoming flagship devices from Samsung, Htc, and LG