LG’s latest smartphone, the G3 Beat, is a sports car chassis with a golf engine. Like many other “mini” devices on the market today, it takes after its namesake, the G3, in looks and features, but dials down the specifications to a more mid-range price point.
Coming in at a still-massive 5-inches, the 720p display sports a quarter the number of pixels as the G3 proper, though its IPS lineage should stand it in good stead against HTC and Samsung’s similarly-priced One Mini 2 and Galaxy S5 Mini, respectively. It also maintains the thin bezels and rear controls of its larger counterpart, making it considerably more compact than most 5-inch devices being offered today. (more…)