Comparison of smartphones LG L90 and LG G2 mini

After I received the LG L90 smartphone for review, I wanted to write a detailed text on this device, but the more I dug into it, the more I realized that the L90 is not much different from the mini version of LG's flagship device, the G2 mini. Actually, that's why the idea was born to simply compare them with each other. In addition, at the moment, potential buyers are in thought: to overpay for the G2 mini or buy the less expensive L90, as they are also trying to figure out which of them is better in terms of price and quality.

You can watch the video comparison below. It does not reveal all the details, however, the main points were shown and voiced.

Design, dimensions, controls

Both devices have the same form factor: a rectangular body with slightly rounded corners. If you look closely, the corners are more gentle in LG G2 mini, the top and bottom parts rise a little. The back side is made in the same way: in LG L90 the edges are more angular, while in LG G2 mini they smoothly move to the ends. Personally, I like the design of the L90.

Despite the fact that both devices are made of white and gray plastic, their shades are still different. For example, in the LG L90, the white color is closer to milky, i.e. it has warm tones. The gray edging in the LG G2 mini is more contrasting, in addition, it is made to look like brushed metal, while in the L90 the plastic is semi-gloss, without the effect of metal.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The lid of the LG G2 mini is less rough than the lid of the LG L90. Subjectively, the panel in the L90 still feels more pleasant, in addition, it slips less in the hands.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The dimensions of the gadgets are about the same:

  • LG G2 mini - 129x66x9.99mm
  • LG L90 - 131x66x9.65 mm

Despite the slight difference in size, in my hand I feel the LG L90 is slightly thinner, although slightly longer. The weight of LG G2 mini is 121 grams, the weight of LG L90 is 124 grams.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

The speech speaker in the LG G2 mini is located under the "ceiling", in the LG L90 - between the top edge and the upper part of the screen. In my opinion, the volume of both speakers is equally high, they have excellent intelligibility and a pleasant timbre. You are heard well too. Echo and other third-party sounds are absent. At maximum volume, the speakers do not rattle.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

There are front cameras and a proximity sensor nearby. Oddly enough, neither the LG L90 nor the LG G2 mini have light sensors. A strange decision, considering that even the cheapest Android devices have them.

In the LG L90, under the screen there are touch buttons: "Back", "Home", "Menu" and change SIM cards. If you can see them well during the day, then there will be problems at night, since there is no button illumination. In LG G2 mini, the keys are on-screen.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The LG G2 mini has a speaker at the bottom, and to the right of it is a microphone disguised as a speaker. The LG L90 has a speaker on the back. It seems to me that a more successful solution is still in the G2 mini, but it looks more interesting. IR transmitters, 3.5 mm jacks and second microphones are located approximately the same on the top end.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

The volume and power buttons are traditional in the L90, while in the G2 mini they are on the back. I will not comment on this decision, since I expressed my opinion in the LG G2 mini review.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The back covers are removed on both gadgets by prying on the micro-USB recesses. The LG L90 uses regular miniSIMs (right), while the LG G2 mini uses microSIMs, one slot on the left, one on the right. I think that now it is more practical to use "micro SIM cards", because if you have, for example, LG G2 or some Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, iPhone 4/4S, you can take out the "sim card" and insert it in LG G2 mini. On the other hand, if you used an old push-button phone before LG G2 mini, you will have to go to the office to replace miniSIM with microSIM.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

Both the L90 and G2 mini have a microSD card slot.

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Summing up the appearance, LG L90 is closer to me. It lies better in the hand, slips less, the ergonomics of the design are a little better, I would say that it is classic.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

iPhone 5, LG L90, LG G2 mini and LG G2

Displays

Initially, it seemed to me that the screens of smartphones are identical in all respects, but as it turned out later, I was wrong. But first things first.

The diagonals of the LG G2 mini and LG L90 displays are the same - 4.7 inches each, the resolutions are the same - 540x960 pixels each. The frames are different: in the L90 they are slightly larger - 13 from the bottom, 12 from the top, 3.5 mm each on the right and left; in G2 mini - 13.5/10 and 3.5 mm each.

In my LG G2 mini review, I wrote:

“But the most unexpected thing for me was that the G2 mini does not have an oleophobic coating. Fingerprints cover the entire display area, forming a white coating. In addition, unlike the G2 in the G2 mini, the finger glides over the screen surface very badly, I would say that it is extremely bad. Sometimes I could not even answer the call (swipe on the receive button), as the screen was covered with a thin coating. And it's not in dirty hands. Spots appear as soon as you remove the factory film.

Unfortunately, LG L90 has the same picture, perhaps worse.

Despite the fact that both devices use IPS-matrices, they have different quality.

Brightness: Higher on the LG G2 mini (pictured left/bottom), but black turns dark blue.

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LG G2 mini left / bottom

Color reproduction: it seemed to me that the LG L90 screen (pictured right) behaves better at a right angle - more saturation, a nicer picture.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

LG G2 mini left

Viewing angles: they are definitely larger in the LG G2 mini (pictured left / bottom). When the screen of the LG L90 is tilted, the colors alternate between strong yellow and purple, and the brightness decreases dramatically.

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LG G2 mini left / bottom

Black color: Better on LG L90 screen, strong glow on LG G2 mini screen.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

LG G2 mini left / bottom

White: Probably better on the LG G2 mini screen as it is closer to gray on the LG L90 screen.

Total: L90 screen has worse viewing angles and white color, but a richer picture; G2 mini's screen has worse blacks, but great viewing angles, great brightness, correct whites.

Anti-glare coating is slightly better on the LG G2 mini.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

Naturally, all of the above is a purely personal impression.

From the settings of the "Display" LG L90 "cut out" the item "Screenshot area" - take a screenshot of the entire screen.

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Batteries

The LG G2 mini uses a 2440 mAh, 9.3 Wh removable lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, model BL-59UH. The LG L90 also has a removable lithium-ion battery (Li-Ion), but with a larger capacity - 2540 mAh, 9.7 Wh, model BL-54SH.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

According to official data, the LG G2 mini will work in standby mode for 797 hours, in talk mode - up to 22 hours. There is no official data on LG L90.

During the test, I got the following results (LG G2 mini/LG L90):

  • HD video playback (720p, H.264) at maximum brightness and volume with sound output to headphones: just over 5 hours / about 6.5 hours
  • Music playback on headphones at maximum volume: just over 35 hours / about 50 hours
  • Game only (high brightness and volume): up to 3 hours / up to 3.5 hours
  • Wi-Fi surfing only (high backlight brightness): about 12 hours / just under 15 hours

On average, P2 mini worked about 15 hours (brightness - 30 - 100), L90 about 19 hours: 15-20 minutes of calls per day, sending 20 text messages, 5-7 hours of surfing the Internet (3G connection).< /p>

Probably, even more could be squeezed out of the devices, but the chipset is too gluttonous.

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Communications

In this section, interesting details appear. Both gadgets can work in both 2G and 3G, but the LG G2 mini smartphone is equipped with two 3G antennas and two SIM card slots capable of providing third-generation communications. While in LG L90 one SIM card can only be 2G, the other one can be 2G / 3G. Naturally, G2 mini and L90 have one radio module, so G2 mini 3G works either with one SIM card or with another.

A significant drawback for many users will be the absence of the “Sharing and Connections” - SmartShare item in the LG L90, i.е. the device does not have DLNA, with which it would be possible to “share” content on TV.

There are no other differences.

Memory and memory card

Both the LG G2 mini and the LG L90 use 1 GB of RAM. Free on average just over 300 MB. Not the best result.

Built-in Flash memory 8 GB. At the same time, 3.87 GB is available for installing applications and storing data. There is a slot for a microSD memory card. The maximum capacity is 32 GB.

Cameras

In both devices, the main camera modules are 8 MP, aperture F2.4. Despite the same resolution, the modules are different. The LG G2 mini has a higher quality one. The front cameras differ in resolution: in the G2 mini it is 1.3 MP, in the L90 it is 0.3 MP, but with a slightly larger viewing angle.

LG L90 Front Camera LG G2 mini front camera
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Shots taken on the LG G2 mini have less digital noise and artifacts, a little less distortion and "soap" in the corners, the device copes better with shooting at night and indoors. Below are a couple of shots:

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 smartphones mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

Smartphones record video in FullHD resolution at 30 frames per second. The quality is the same.

Characterization of video files:

  • File format: MP4
  • Video codec: AVC, 17 Mbps
  • Resolution: 1920x1080, 30 fps
  • Audio codec: AAC, 156 kbps
  • Channels: 1ch, 48 kHz

If LG G2 mini was deprived of VR panorama, dual camera, smart auto mode, "Shot and Clear", then HDR mode and "Beautiful face" were removed in LG L90.

Since there were examples of shots in the LG G2 mini review, in this comparison I cite only shots taken on the LG L90.

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Performance and operating system

There are no changes here. Both the LG G2 mini and the LG L90 use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 chipsets. Inside 4 cores, 1.2 GHz, 28 nm, ARMv7. Adreno 305 is responsible for the graphics. Almost all toys work, although complex ones still slow down. The problem is solved by reducing the quality of graphics. Speaking in general, the devices are fast, everything flies, there are no brakes or microlags. All this thanks to a proprietary shell and an adequate chipset.

You can find out more about performance tests and a proprietary shell in the LG G2 mini review.

Multimedia

The loudness of the speakers is the same, at the maximum values, the speakers creak a little. If you close the holes where the speakers are, the volume level is also the same.

The volume of the sound in the headphones is different: LG G2 mini "plays" a little louder, a little clearer high frequencies. In devices, each time you remove and insert the headset plug, the volume level is automatically reduced to 80%. No matter how I tried to hear more differences, nothing came of it: an undemanding user, I think, will not understand the difference at all.

Video

Available during playback are volume, zoom, SmartShare (LG G2 mini only), screen lock and video playback in a separate window. In the settings, subtitles, video cropping, brightness are selected.

Smartphones play videos of almost all formats and codecs (formats: 3GP, MKV, AVI, MPG, FLV, WMV; codecs: Mpeg4, H263, H264, DivX, XViD), except MPG. There is an audio codec AC-3! The maximum resolution is 1080p.

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Conclusion

The last thing to consider is the cost of LG G2 mini and LG L90. The price of the first is 11,990 rubles, alas, but so far it is sold only in one network of communication stores; the price of the second one starts from 8,500 rubles. The difference is about 3,500 rubles. On the one hand, a little, on the other hand, the so-called “psychological price” plays a role: usually the user chooses up to 10,000 rubles, meaning 7,000 - 9,000 rubles, and up to 15,000 rubles, meaning 12,000 - 14,000 rubles. So, despite the minimal difference in cost, LG G2 mini seems to be much more expensive for a potential buyer in terms of “psychological price”. I explained it a little confusingly, but I think you understand me.

It seems to me that in this case it makes sense to overpay these 3,000 - 3,500 rubles, since LG G2 mini has a better quality IPS matrix, better main and front camera modules, the device can work with two 3G SIM cards, it has There is a SmartShare function. Well, the slightly larger battery capacity in the LG L90 is the only distinguishing feature of the device compared to the G2 mini.

If I missed any other differences between these two smartphones, please leave a comment. Thanks in advance.

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Characteristics LG G2 mini LG L90
Operating system Android 4.4 Android 4.4
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Qualcomm MSM8226
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Flash -memory 8 GB 8 GB
Screen size 4.7 inches
Matrix type IPS IPS
Screen resolution 540x960 dots 540x950 dots
Cameras 8 MP / 1.3 MP 8 MP / 0.3 MP
3G networking Both 3G slots + two antennas One 2G slot, other 2G/3G
Dimensions 129x66x9.99mm 131x66x9.65mm
Weight 121 grams 124 grams
Prices 11,990 rubles From 8,500 rubles

For those who were too lazy to read the full review, I will list the differences I found between the LG G2 mini and LG L90:

LG G2 mini: slightly better IPS-matrix, slightly better camera, both slots work in 3G, less battery capacity.

LG L90: no SmartShare, 0.3MP front camera, no HDR in Camera, slightly quieter sound in headphones, slightly worse display surface coverage, slightly more battery capacity.

Comparison of smartphones LG L90 and LG G2 mini

After I received the LG L90 smartphone for review, I wanted to write a detailed text on this device, but the more I dug into it, the more I realized that the L90 is not much different from the mini version of LG's flagship device, the G2 mini. Actually, that's why the idea was born to simply compare them with each other. In addition, at the moment, potential buyers are in thought: to overpay for the G2 mini or buy the less expensive L90, as they are also trying to figure out which of them is better in terms of price and quality.

You can watch the video comparison below. It does not reveal all the details, however, the main points were shown and voiced.

Design, dimensions, controls

Both devices have the same form factor: a rectangular body with slightly rounded corners. If you look closely, the corners are more gentle in the LG G2 mini, the top and bottom parts rise a little. The back side is made in the same way: in LG L90 the edges are more angular, and in LG G2 mini they smoothly move to the ends. Personally, I like the design of the L90.

Despite the fact that both devices are made of white and gray plastic, their shades are still different. For example, in the LG L90, the white color is closer to milky, i.e. it has warm tones. The gray edging in the LG G2 mini is more contrasting, in addition, it is made to look like brushed metal, while in the L90 the plastic is semi-gloss, without the effect of metal.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The lid of the LG G2 mini is less rough than the lid of the LG L90. Subjectively, the panel in the L90 still feels more pleasant, in addition, it slips less in the hands.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The dimensions of the gadgets are about the same:

  • LG G2 mini - 129x66x9.99mm
  • LG L90 - 131x66x9.65 mm

Despite the slight difference in size, in my hand I feel the LG L90 is slightly thinner, although slightly longer. The weight of LG G2 mini is 121 grams, the weight of LG L90 is 124 grams.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

The speech speaker in the LG G2 mini is located under the "ceiling", in the LG L90 - between the top edge and the upper part of the screen. In my opinion, the volume of both speakers is equally high, they have excellent intelligibility and a pleasant timbre. You are heard well too. Echo and other third-party sounds are absent. At maximum volume, the speakers do not rattle.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

There are front cameras and a proximity sensor nearby. Oddly enough, neither the LG L90 nor the LG G2 mini have light sensors. A strange decision, considering that even the cheapest Android devices have them.

In the LG L90, under the screen there are touch buttons: "Back", "Home", "Menu" and change SIM cards. If you can see them well during the day, then there will be problems at night, since there is no button illumination. In LG G2 mini, the keys are on-screen.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The LG G2 mini has a speaker at the bottom, and to the right of it is a microphone disguised as a speaker. The LG L90 has a speaker on the back. It seems to me that a more successful solution is still in the G2 mini, but it looks more interesting. IR transmitters, 3.5 mm jacks and second microphones are located approximately the same on the top end.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

The volume and power buttons are traditional in the L90, while in the G2 mini they are on the back. I will not comment on this decision, since I expressed my opinion in the LG G2 mini review.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The back covers are removed on both gadgets by prying on the micro-USB recesses. The LG L90 uses regular miniSIMs (right), while the LG G2 mini uses microSIMs, one slot on the left, one on the right. I think that now it is more practical to use "micro SIM cards", because if you have, for example, LG G2 or some Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, iPhone 4/4S, you can take out the "sim card" and insert it in LG G2 mini. On the other hand, if you used an old push-button phone before LG G2 mini, you will have to go to the office to replace miniSIM with microSIM.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

Both the L90 and G2 mini have a microSD card slot.

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Summing up the appearance, LG L90 is closer to me. It lies better in the hand, slips less, the ergonomics of the design are a little better, I would say that it is classic.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

iPhone 5, LG L90, LG G2 mini and LG G2

Displays

Initially, it seemed to me that the screens of smartphones are identical in all respects, but as it turned out later, I was wrong. But first things first.

The diagonals of the LG G2 mini and LG L90 displays are the same - 4.7 inches each, the resolutions are the same - 540x960 pixels each. The frames are different: in the L90 they are slightly larger - 13 from the bottom, 12 from the top, 3.5 mm each on the right and left; in G2 mini - 13.5/10 and 3.5 mm each.

In my LG G2 mini review, I wrote:

“But the most unexpected thing for me was that the G2 mini does not have an oleophobic coating. Fingerprints cover the entire display area, forming a white coating. In addition, unlike the G2 in the G2 mini, the finger glides over the screen surface very badly, I would say that it is extremely bad. Sometimes I could not even answer the call (swipe on the receive button), as the screen was covered with a thin coating. And it's not in dirty hands. Spots appear as soon as you remove the factory film.

LG G2 mini left

Viewing angles: they are definitely larger in the LG G2 mini (pictured left / bottom). When the screen of the LG L90 is tilted, the colors alternate between strong yellow and purple, and the brightness decreases dramatically.

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LG G2 mini left / bottom

Black color: Better on LG L90 screen, strong glow on LG G2 mini screen.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

LG G2 mini left / bottom

White: Probably better on the LG G2 mini screen as it is closer to gray on the LG L90 screen.

Total: L90 screen has worse viewing angles and white color, but a richer picture; G2 mini's screen has worse blacks, but great viewing angles, great brightness, correct whites.

Anti-glare coating is slightly better on the LG G2 mini.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

Naturally, all of the above is a purely personal impression.

From the settings of the "Display" LG L90 "cut out" the item "Screenshot area" - take a screenshot of the entire screen.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones LG smartphone comparison L90 and LG G2 mini

Batteries

The LG G2 mini uses a 2440 mAh, 9.3 Wh removable lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, model BL-59UH. The LG L90 also has a removable lithium-ion battery (Li-Ion), but with a larger capacity - 2540 mAh, 9.7 Wh, model BL-54SH.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

According to official data, the LG G2 mini will work in standby mode for 797 hours, in talk mode - up to 22 hours. There is no official data on LG L90.

During the test, I got the following results (LG G2 mini/LG L90):

  • HD video playback (720p, H.264) at maximum brightness and volume with sound output to headphones: just over 5 hours / about 6.5 hours
  • Music playback on headphones at maximum volume: just over 35 hours / about 50 hours
  • Game only (high brightness and volume): up to 3 hours / up to 3.5 hours
  • Wi-Fi surfing only (high backlight brightness): about 12 hours / just under 15 hours

On average, P2 mini worked about 15 hours (brightness - 30 - 100), L90 about 19 hours: 15-20 minutes of calls per day, sending 20 text messages, 5-7 hours of surfing the Internet (3G connection).< /p>

Probably, even more could be squeezed out of the devices, but the chipset is too gluttonous.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones LG smartphone comparison L90 and LG G2 mini

Communications

In this section, interesting details appear. Both gadgets can work in both 2G and 3G, but the LG G2 mini smartphone is equipped with two 3G antennas and two SIM card slots capable of providing third-generation communications. While in LG L90 one SIM card can only be 2G, the other one can be 2G / 3G. Naturally, G2 mini and L90 have one radio module, so G2 mini 3G works either with one SIM card or with another.

A significant drawback for many users will be the absence of the “Sharing and Connections” - SmartShare item in the LG L90, i.е. the device does not have DLNA, with which it would be possible to “share” content on TV.

There are no other differences.

Memory and memory card

Both the LG G2 mini and the LG L90 use 1 GB of RAM. Free on average just over 300 MB. Not the best result.

Built-in Flash memory 8 GB. At the same time, 3.87 GB is available for installing applications and storing data. There is a slot for a microSD memory card. The maximum capacity is 32 GB.

Cameras

In both devices, the main camera modules are 8 MP, aperture F2.4. Despite the same resolution, the modules are different. The LG G2 mini has a higher quality one. The front cameras differ in resolution: in the G2 mini it is 1.3 MP, in the L90 it is 0.3 MP, but with a slightly larger viewing angle.

LG L90 Front Camera LG G2 mini front camera
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Shots taken on the LG G2 mini have less digital noise and artifacts, a little less distortion and "soap" in the corners, the device copes better with shooting at night and indoors. Below are a couple of shots:

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 smartphones mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

Smartphones record video in FullHD resolution at 30 frames per second. The quality is the same.

Characterization of video files:

  • File format: MP4
  • Video codec: AVC, 17 Mbps
  • Resolution: 1920x1080, 30 fps
  • Audio codec: AAC, 156 kbps
  • Channels: 1ch, 48 kHz

If LG G2 mini was deprived of VR panorama, dual camera, smart auto mode, "Shot and Clear", then HDR mode and "Beautiful face" were removed in LG L90.

Since there were examples of shots in the LG G2 mini review, in this comparison I cite only shots taken on the LG L90.

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Performance and operating system

There are no changes here. Both the LG G2 mini and the LG L90 use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 chipsets. Inside 4 cores, 1.2 GHz, 28 nm, ARMv7. Adreno 305 is responsible for the graphics. Almost all toys work, although complex ones still slow down. The problem is solved by reducing the quality of graphics. Speaking in general, the devices are fast, everything flies, there are no brakes or microlags. All this thanks to a proprietary shell and an adequate chipset.

You can find out more about performance tests and a proprietary shell in the LG G2 mini review.

Multimedia

The loudness of the speakers is the same, at the maximum values, the speakers creak a little. If you close the holes where the speakers are, the volume level is also the same.

The volume of the sound in the headphones is different: LG G2 mini "plays" a little louder, a little clearer high frequencies. In devices, each time you remove and insert the headset plug, the volume level is automatically reduced to 80%. No matter how I tried to hear more differences, nothing came of it: an undemanding user, I think, will not understand the difference at all.

Video

Available during playback are volume, zoom, SmartShare (LG G2 mini only), screen lock and video playback in a separate window. In the settings, subtitles, video cropping, brightness are selected.

Smartphones play videos of almost all formats and codecs (formats: 3GP, MKV, AVI, MPG, FLV, WMV; codecs: Mpeg4, H263, H264, DivX, XViD), except MPG. There is an audio codec AC-3! The maximum resolution is 1080p.

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Conclusion

The last thing to consider is the cost of LG G2 mini and LG L90. The price of the first is 11,990 rubles, alas, but so far it is sold only in one network of communication stores; the price of the second one starts from 8,500 rubles. The difference is about 3,500 rubles. On the one hand, a little, on the other hand, the so-called “psychological price” plays a role: usually the user chooses up to 10,000 rubles, meaning 7,000 - 9,000 rubles, and up to 15,000 rubles, meaning 12,000 - 14,000 rubles. So, despite the minimal difference in cost, LG G2 mini seems to be much more expensive for a potential buyer in terms of “psychological price”. I explained it a little confusingly, but I think you understand me.

It seems to me that in this case it makes sense to overpay these 3,000 - 3,500 rubles, since LG G2 mini has a better quality IPS matrix, better main and front camera modules, the device can work with two 3G SIM cards, it has There is a SmartShare function. Well, the slightly larger battery capacity in the LG L90 is the only distinguishing feature of the device compared to the G2 mini.

If I missed any other differences between these two smartphones, please leave a comment. Thanks in advance.

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Characteristics LG G2 mini LG L90
Operating system Android 4.4 Android 4.4
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Qualcomm MSM8226
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Flash -memory 8 GB 8 GB
Screen size 4.7 inches
Matrix type IPS IPS
Screen resolution 540x960 dots 540x950 dots
Cameras 8 MP / 1.3 MP 8 MP / 0.3 MP
3G networking Both 3G slots + two antennas One 2G slot, other 2G/3G
Dimensions 129x66x9.99mm 131x66x9.65mm
Weight 121 grams 124 grams
Prices 11,990 rubles From 8,500 rubles

You can watch the video comparison below. It does not reveal all the details, however, the main points were shown and voiced.

Design, dimensions, controls

Both devices have the same form factor: a rectangular body with slightly rounded corners. If you look closely, the corners are more gentle in the LG G2 mini, the top and bottom parts rise a little. The back side is made in the same way: in LG L90 the edges are more angular, and in LG G2 mini they smoothly move to the ends. Personally, I like the design of the L90.

Despite the fact that both devices are made of white and gray plastic, their shades are still different. For example, in the LG L90, the white color is closer to milky, i.e. it has warm tones. The gray edging in the LG G2 mini is more contrasting, in addition, it is made to look like brushed metal, while in the L90 the plastic is semi-gloss, without the effect of metal.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The lid of the LG G2 mini is less rough than the lid of the LG L90. Subjectively, the panel in the L90 still feels more pleasant, in addition, it slips less in the hands.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The dimensions of the gadgets are about the same:

  • LG G2 mini - 129x66x9.99mm
  • LG L90 - 131x66x9.65 mm

Despite the slight difference in size, in my hand I feel the LG L90 is slightly thinner, although slightly longer. The weight of LG G2 mini is 121 grams, the weight of LG L90 is 124 grams.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

The speech speaker in the LG G2 mini is located under the "ceiling", in the LG L90 - between the top edge and the upper part of the screen. In my opinion, the volume of both speakers is equally high, they have excellent intelligibility and a pleasant timbre. You are heard well too. Echo and other third-party sounds are absent. At maximum volume, the speakers do not rattle.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

There are front cameras and a proximity sensor nearby. Oddly enough, neither the LG L90 nor the LG G2 mini have light sensors. A strange decision, considering that even the cheapest Android devices have them.

In the LG L90, under the screen there are touch buttons: "Back", "Home", "Menu" and change SIM cards. If you can see them well during the day, then there will be problems at night, since there is no button illumination. In LG G2 mini, the keys are on-screen.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The LG G2 mini has a speaker at the bottom, and to the right of it is a microphone disguised as a speaker. The LG L90 has a speaker on the back. It seems to me that a more successful solution is still in the G2 mini, but it looks more interesting. IR transmitters, 3.5 mm jacks and second microphones are located approximately the same on the top end.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

The volume and power buttons are traditional in the L90, while in the G2 mini they are on the back. I will not comment on this decision, since I expressed my opinion in the LG G2 mini review.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

The back covers are removed on both gadgets by prying on the micro-USB recesses. The LG L90 uses regular miniSIMs (right), while the LG G2 mini uses microSIMs, one slot on the left, one on the right. I think that now it is more practical to use "micro SIM cards", because if you have, for example, LG G2 or some Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, iPhone 4/4S, you can remove the "sim card" and insert it in LG G2 mini. On the other hand, if you used an old push-button phone before LG G2 mini, you will have to go to the office to replace miniSIM with microSIM.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

Both the L90 and G2 mini have a microSD card slot.

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Summing up the appearance, LG L90 is closer to me. It lies better in the hand, slips less, ergonomic design is a little better, I would say that it is classic.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

iPhone 5, LG L90, LG G2 mini and LG G2

Displays

Initially, it seemed to me that the screens of smartphones are identical in all respects, but as it turned out later, I was wrong. But first things first.

The diagonals of the LG G2 mini and LG L90 displays are the same - 4.7 inches each, the resolutions are the same - 540x960 pixels each. The frames are different: in the L90 they are slightly larger - 13 from the bottom, 12 from the top, 3.5 mm each on the right and left; in G2 mini - 13.5/10 and 3.5 mm each.

In my LG G2 mini review, I wrote:

“But the most unexpected thing for me was that the G2 mini does not have an oleophobic coating. Fingerprints cover the entire display area, forming a white coating. In addition, unlike the G2 in the G2 mini, the finger glides over the screen surface very badly, I would say that it is extremely bad. Sometimes I could not even answer the call (swipe on the receive button), as the screen was covered with a thin coating. And it's not in dirty hands. Spots appear as soon as you remove the factory film.

Unfortunately, LG L90 has the same picture, perhaps worse.

Despite the fact that both devices use IPS-matrices, they have different quality.

Brightness: Higher on the LG G2 mini (pictured left/bottom), but black turns dark blue.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones LG smartphone comparison L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

LG G2 mini left / bottom

Color reproduction: it seemed to me that the LG L90 screen (pictured right) behaves better at a right angle - more saturation, a nicer picture.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

LG G2 mini left

Viewing angles: they are definitely larger in the LG G2 mini (pictured left / bottom). When the screen of the LG L90 is tilted, the colors alternate between strong yellow and purple, and the brightness decreases dramatically.

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LG G2 mini left / bottom

Black color: Better on LG L90 screen, strong glow on LG G2 mini screen.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini

LG G2 mini left / bottom

White: Probably better on the LG G2 mini screen as it is closer to gray on the LG L90 screen.

Total: L90 screen has worse viewing angles and white color, but a richer picture; G2 mini's screen has worse blacks, but great viewing angles, great brightness, correct whites.

Anti-glare coating is slightly better on the LG G2 mini.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

Naturally, all of the above is a purely personal impression.

From the settings of the "Display" LG L90 "cut out" the item "Screenshot area" - take a screenshot of the entire screen.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones LG smartphone comparison L90 and LG G2 mini

Batteries

The LG G2 mini uses a 2440 mAh, 9.3 Wh removable lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, model BL-59UH. The LG L90 also has a removable lithium-ion battery (Li-Ion), but with a larger capacity - 2540 mAh, 9.7 Wh, model BL-54SH.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones

According to official data, the LG G2 mini will work in standby mode for 797 hours, in talk mode - up to 22 hours. There is no official data on LG L90.

During the test, I got the following results (LG G2 mini/LG L90):

  • HD video playback (720p, H.264) at maximum brightness and volume with sound output to headphones: just over 5 hours / about 6.5 hours
  • Music playback on headphones at maximum volume: just over 35 hours / about 50 hours
  • Game only (high brightness and volume): up to 3 hours / up to 3.5 hours
  • Wi-Fi surfing only (high backlight brightness): about 12 hours / just under 15 hours

On average, P2 mini worked about 15 hours (brightness - 30 - 100), L90 about 19 hours: 15-20 minutes of calls per day, sending 20 text messages, 5-7 hours of surfing the Internet (3G connection).< /p>

Probably, even more could be squeezed out of the devices, but the chipset is too gluttonous.

Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones LG smartphone comparison L90 and LG G2 mini

Communications

In this section, interesting details appear. Both gadgets can work in both 2G and 3G, but the LG G2 mini smartphone is equipped with two 3G antennas and two SIM card slots capable of providing third-generation communications. While in LG L90 one SIM card can only be 2G, the other one can be 2G / 3G. Naturally, G2 mini and L90 have one radio module, so G2 mini 3G works either with one SIM card or with another.

A significant drawback for many users will be the absence of the “Sharing and Connections” - SmartShare item in the LG L90, i.е. the device does not have DLNA, with which it would be possible to “share” content on TV.

There are no other differences.

Memory and memory card

Both the LG G2 mini and the LG L90 use 1 GB of RAM. Free on average just over 300 MB. Not the best result.

Built-in Flash memory 8 GB. At the same time, 3.87 GB is available for installing applications and storing data. There is a slot for a microSD memory card. The maximum capacity is 32 GB.

Cameras

In both devices, the main camera modules are 8 MP, aperture F2.4. Despite the same resolution, the modules are different. The LG G2 mini has a higher quality one. The front cameras differ in resolution: in the G2 mini it is 1.3 MP, in the L90 it is 0.3 MP, but with a slightly larger viewing angle.

LG L90 Front Camera LG G2 mini front camera
Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 mini smartphones Comparison of LG L90 and LG G2 smartphones mini

Performance and operating system

There are no changes here. Both the LG G2 mini and the LG L90 use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 chipsets. Inside 4 cores, 1.2 GHz, 28 nm, ARMv7. Adreno 305 is responsible for the graphics. Almost all toys work, although complex ones still slow down. The problem is solved by reducing the quality of graphics. Speaking in general, the devices are fast, everything flies, there are no brakes or microlags. All this thanks to a proprietary shell and an adequate chipset.

You can find out more about performance tests and a proprietary shell in the LG G2 mini review.

Multimedia

The loudness of the speakers is the same, at the maximum values, the speakers creak a little. If you close the holes where the speakers are, the volume level is also the same.

The volume of the sound in the headphones is different: LG G2 mini "plays" a little louder, a little clearer high frequencies. In devices, each time you remove and insert the headset plug, the volume level is automatically reduced to 80%. No matter how I tried to hear more differences, nothing came of it: an undemanding user, I think, will not understand the difference at all.

It seems to me that in this case it makes sense to overpay these 3,000 - 3,500 rubles, since LG G2 mini has a better quality IPS matrix, better main and front camera modules, the device can work with two 3G SIM cards, it has There is a SmartShare function. Well, the slightly larger battery capacity in the LG L90 is the only distinguishing feature of the device compared to the G2 mini.

If I missed any other differences between these two smartphones, please leave a comment. Thanks in advance.

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Characteristics LG G2 mini LG L90
Operating system Android 4.4 Android 4.4
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Qualcomm MSM8226
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Flash -memory 8 GB 8 GB
Screen size 4.7 inches
Matrix type IPS IPS
Screen resolution 540x960 dots 540x950 dots
Cameras 8 MP / 1.3 MP 8 MP / 0.3 MP
3G networking Both 3G slots + two antennas One 2G slot, other 2G/3G
Dimensions 129x66x9.99mm 131x66x9.65mm
Weight 121 grams 124 grams
Prices 11,990 rubles From 8,500 rubles

For those who were too lazy to read the full review, I will list the differences I found between the LG G2 mini and LG L90:

LG G2 mini: slightly better IPS matrix, slightly better camera, both slots work in 3G, less battery capacity.

LG L90: no SmartShare, 0.3MP front camera, no HDR in Camera, slightly quieter sound in headphones, slightly worse display surface coverage, slightly more battery capacity.

Comparison of smartphones LG L90 and LG G2 mini

After I received the LG L90 smartphone for review, I wanted to write a detailed text on this device, but the more I dug into it, the more I realized that the L90 is not much different from the mini version of LG's flagship device, the G2 mini. Actually, that's why the idea was born to simply compare them with each other. In addition, at the moment, potential buyers are in thought: to overpay for the G2 mini or buy the less expensive L90, as they are also trying to figure out which of them is better in terms of price and quality.

You can watch the video comparison below. It does not reveal all the details, however, the main points were shown and voiced.

Design, dimensions, controls

Both devices have the same form factor: a rectangular body with slightly rounded corners. If you look closely, the corners are more gentle in the LG G2 mini, the top and bottom parts rise a little. The back side is made in the same way: in LG L90 the edges are more angular, and in LG G2 mini they smoothly move to the ends. Personally, I like the design of the L90.

Despite the fact that both devices are made of white and gray plastic, their shades are still different. For example, in the LG L90, the white color is closer to milky, i.e. it has warm tones. The gray edging in the LG G2 mini is more contrasting, in addition, it is made to look like brushed metal, while in the L90 the plastic is semi-gloss, without the effect of metal.

The lid of the LG G2 mini is less rough than the lid of the LG L90. Subjectively, the panel in the L90 still feels more pleasant, in addition, it slips less in the hands.

The dimensions of the gadgets are about the same:

  • LG G2 mini - 129x66x9.99mm
  • LG L90 - 131x66x9.65 mm

Despite the slight difference in size, in my hand I feel the LG L90 is slightly thinner, although slightly longer. The weight of LG G2 mini is 121 grams, the weight of LG L90 is 124 grams.

The speech speaker in the LG G2 mini is located under the "ceiling", in the LG L90 - between the top edge and the upper part of the screen. In my opinion, the volume of both speakers is equally high, they have excellent intelligibility and a pleasant timbre. You are heard well too. Echo and other third-party sounds are absent. At maximum volume, the speakers do not rattle.

There are front cameras and a proximity sensor nearby. Oddly enough, neither the LG L90 nor the LG G2 mini have light sensors. A strange decision, considering that even the cheapest Android devices have them.

In the LG L90, under the screen there are touch buttons: "Back", "Home", "Menu" and change SIM cards. If you can see them well during the day, then there will be problems at night, since there is no button illumination. In LG G2 mini, the keys are on-screen.

The LG G2 mini has a speaker at the bottom, and to the right of it is a microphone disguised as a speaker. The LG L90 has a speaker on the back. It seems to me that a more successful solution is still in the G2 mini, but it looks more interesting. IR transmitters, 3.5 mm jacks and second microphones are located approximately the same on the top end.

The volume and power buttons are traditional in the L90, while in the G2 mini they are on the back. I will not comment on this decision, since I expressed my opinion in the LG G2 mini review.

The back covers are removed on both gadgets by prying on the micro-USB recesses. The LG L90 uses regular miniSIMs (right), while the LG G2 mini uses microSIMs, one slot on the left, one on the right. I think that now it is more practical to use "micro SIM cards", because if you have, for example, LG G2 or some Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, iPhone 4/4S, you can remove the "sim card" and insert it in LG G2 mini. On the other hand, if you used an old push-button phone before LG G2 mini, you will have to go to the office to replace miniSIM with microSIM.

Both the L90 and G2 mini have a microSD card slot.

Summing up the appearance, LG L90 is closer to me. It lies better in the hand, slips less, the ergonomics of the design are a little better, I would say that it is classic.

iPhone 5, LG L90, LG G2 mini and LG G2

Displays

Initially, it seemed to me that the screens of smartphones are identical in all respects, but as it turned out later, I was wrong. But first things first.

The diagonals of the LG G2 mini and LG L90 displays are the same - 4.7 inches each, the resolutions are the same - 540x960 pixels each. The frames are different: in the L90 they are slightly larger - 13 from the bottom, 12 from the top, 3.5 mm each on the right and left; in G2 mini - 13.5/10 and 3.5 mm each.

In my LG G2 mini review, I wrote:

“But the most unexpected thing for me was that the G2 mini does not have an oleophobic coating. Fingerprints cover the entire display area, forming a white coating. In addition, unlike the G2 in the G2 mini, the finger glides over the screen surface very badly, I would say that it is extremely bad. Sometimes I could not even answer the call (swipe on the receive button), as the screen was covered with a thin coating. And it's not in dirty hands. Spots appear as soon as you remove the factory film.

Unfortunately, LG L90 has the same picture, perhaps worse.

Despite the fact that both devices use IPS-matrices, they have different quality.

Brightness: Higher on the LG G2 mini (pictured left/bottom), but black turns dark blue.

LG G2 mini left / bottom

Color reproduction: it seemed to me that the LG L90 screen (pictured right) behaves better at a right angle - more saturation, a nicer picture.

LG G2 mini left

Viewing angles: they are definitely larger in the LG G2 mini (pictured left / bottom). When the screen of the LG L90 is tilted, the colors alternate between strong yellow and purple, and the brightness decreases dramatically.

LG G2 mini left / bottom

Black color: better on LG L90 screen, strong glow on LG G2 mini screen.

LG G2 mini left / bottom

White color: probably better on the LG G2 mini screen as it is closer to gray on the LG L90 screen.

Total: the L90 screen has worse viewing angles and white color, but a more saturated picture; G2 mini's screen has worse blacks, but great viewing angles, great brightness, correct whites.

Anti-glare coating is slightly better on the LG G2 mini.

Naturally, all of the above is a purely personal impression.

From the settings of the "Display" LG L90 "cut out" the item "Screenshot area" - take a screenshot of the entire screen.

Batteries

The LG G2 mini uses a 2440 mAh, 9.3 Wh removable lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, model BL-59UH. The LG L90 also has a removable lithium-ion battery (Li-Ion), but with a larger capacity - 2540 mAh, 9.7 Wh, model BL-54SH.

According to official data, the LG G2 mini will work in standby mode for 797 hours, in talk mode - up to 22 hours. There is no official data on LG L90.

During the test, I got the following results (LG G2 mini/LG L90):

  • HD video playback (720p, H.264) at maximum brightness and volume with sound output to headphones: just over 5 hours / about 6.5 hours
  • Music playback on headphones at maximum volume: just over 35 hours / about 50 hours
  • Game only (high brightness and volume): up to 3 hours / up to 3.5 hours
  • Wi-Fi surfing only (high backlight brightness): about 12 hours / just under 15 hours

On average, P2 mini worked about 15 hours (brightness - 30 - 100), L90 about 19 hours: 15-20 minutes of calls per day, sending 20 text messages, 5-7 hours of surfing the Internet (3G connection).< /p>

Probably, even more could be squeezed out of the devices, but the chipset is too gluttonous.

Communications

In this section, interesting details appear. Both gadgets can work in both 2G and 3G, but the LG G2 mini smartphone is equipped with two 3G antennas and two SIM card slots capable of providing third-generation communications. While in LG L90 one SIM card can only be 2G, the other can be 2G / 3G. Naturally, G2 mini and L90 have one radio module, so G2 mini 3G works either with one SIM card or with another.

A significant drawback for many users will be the absence of the “Sharing and Connections” - SmartShare item in the LG L90, i.е. the device does not have DLNA, with which it would be possible to “share” content on TV.

There are no other differences.

Memory and memory card

Both the LG G2 mini and the LG L90 use 1 GB of RAM. Free on average just over 300 MB. Not the best result.

If LG G2 mini was deprived of VR panorama, dual camera, smart auto mode, "Shot and Clear", then HDR mode and "Beautiful face" were removed in LG L90.

Since there were examples of shots in the LG G2 mini review, in this comparison I cite only shots taken on the LG L90.

Performance and operating system

There are no changes here. Both the LG G2 mini and the LG L90 use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 chipsets. Inside 4 cores, 1.2 GHz, 28 nm, ARMv7. Adreno 305 is responsible for the graphics. Almost all toys work, although complex ones still slow down. The problem is solved by reducing the quality of graphics. Speaking in general, the devices are fast, everything flies, there are no brakes or microlags. All this thanks to a proprietary shell and an adequate chipset.

You can find out more about performance tests and a proprietary shell in the LG G2 mini review.

Multimedia

The loudness of the speakers is the same, at the maximum values, the speakers creak a little. If you close the holes where the speakers are, the volume level is also the same.

The volume of the sound in the headphones is different: LG G2 mini "plays" a little louder, a little clearer high frequencies. In devices, each time you remove and insert the headset plug, the volume level is automatically reduced to 80%. No matter how I tried to hear more differences, nothing came of it: an undemanding user, I think, will not understand the difference at all.

Video

Available during playback are volume, zoom, SmartShare (LG G2 mini only), screen lock and video playback in a separate window. In the settings, subtitles, video cropping, brightness are selected.

Smartphones play videos of almost all formats and codecs (formats: 3GP, MKV, AVI, MPG, FLV, WMV; codecs: Mpeg4, H263, H264, DivX, XViD), except MPG. There is an audio codec AC-3! The maximum resolution is 1080p.

Conclusion

The last thing to consider is the cost of LG G2 mini and LG L90. The price of the first is 11,990 rubles, alas, but so far it is sold only in one network of communication stores; the price of the second one starts from 8,500 rubles. The difference is about 3,500 rubles. On the one hand, a little, on the other hand, the so-called “psychological price” plays a role: usually the user chooses up to 10,000 rubles, meaning 7,000 - 9,000 rubles, and up to 15,000 rubles, meaning 12,000 - 14,000 rubles. So, despite the minimal difference in cost, LG G2 mini seems to be much more expensive for a potential buyer in terms of “psychological price”. I explained it a little confusingly, but I think you understand me.

It seems to me that in this case it makes sense to overpay these 3,000 - 3,500 rubles, since LG G2 mini has a better quality IPS matrix, better main and front camera modules, the device can work with two 3G SIM cards, it has There is a SmartShare function. Well, the slightly larger battery capacity in the LG L90 is the only distinguishing feature of the device compared to the G2 mini.

If I missed any other differences between these two smartphones, please leave a comment. Thanks in advance.

Features LG G2 mini LG L90 Operating system Android 4.4 Android 4.4 Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Qualcomm MSM8226 RAM 1 GB 1 GB Flash memory 8 GB 8 GB Screen size 4.7 inches 4.7 inches Matrix type IPS IPS Screen resolution 540x960 pixels 540x950 pixels Cameras 8 MP / 1.3 MP 8 MP / 0.3 MP Network operation 3G Both 3G slots + two antennas One 2G slot, the other - 2G / 3G Dimensions 129x66x9.99 mm 131x66x9.65 mm Weight 121 grams 124 grams Prices 11 990 rubles From 8 500 rubles

For those who were too lazy to read the full review, I will list the differences I found between the LG G2 mini and LG L90:

LG G2 mini: slightly better IPS-matrix, slightly better camera, both slots work in 3G, less battery capacity.

LG L90: no SmartShare mode, 0.3 MP front camera, no HDR mode in the "Camera", slightly quieter sound in headphones, slightly worse display surface coverage, slightly more battery capacity.

LG L90 : no SmartShare mode, 0.3 MP front camera, no HDR mode in Camera, slightly quieter sound in the headphones, slightly worse coverage of the display surface, slightly more battery capacity.