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Join our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone

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Join our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone - read the full textOver the last few years, Android has taken the smartphone world by storm, climbing to the top spot in just about every major market out there. The Google platform offers a mix of features that can't be matched by any of its competitors and is offered on hardware so diverse that it has covered...

 

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> In reply to yudhir @ 2014-01-08 19:40 from ttw% - click to readand what if you don't want to pay over $700??

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  • 2014-02-09 11:25
  • wrxG

I agree with petition. I have owned two 4.5 inch phones and they barely fit my jeans pocket. It's hard to take them out while sitting down and I fear they'd break when I need to be in low positions. Also, I have a hard time using just one hand to operate them. 5 inch or larger is OUT OF THE QUESTION, the perfect phone for me is 4.3-4.5 inch max with 720p display.

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  • 2014-01-14 17:43
  • 0Ub1

Sony z1 Compact is your answer

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  • 2014-01-08 19:40
  • ttw%

My point is that I disagree with those here saying a 4.6 screen is "the minimum." I would appreciate something the size and form factor of an old moto flip (ie tiny and thin) as I use another device to look at image based info. I basically need a wicked fast "radio" that is an excellent phone.

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  • 2013-12-13 15:57
  • TbEC

Im a two device person. Small phone + galaxy tablet.

I believe that two device people are out there and they just dont know it yet.

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  • 2013-12-13 15:53
  • TbEC

I guess ZTE Grand X2 In makes a good option
it has an Atom Z2580 processor which is on par with Qualcomm's S600, a 4.5in 720p IPS screen 2Gigs of RAM (not 1GB),8 Gigs of memory with microSD slot,8MP and 1MP shooters,2000mAh battery, plus the usual array of connectivity, but you have to settle with HSDPA (chipzilla's fault,I guess).
But considering the price ,300$ to 400$ as its big brother ZTE Geek,it's a good bargain.

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  • 2013-10-12 12:51
  • Njd0

It should be 4.6" digonal sceen and max. 62.3 mm' width. length max. 126.3 mm'. For surfing and typing sms and ect' easier using only one hand. the 4.3" diag. screen, the k-board is to crowded especially for thick fingers

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  • 2013-10-12 12:14
  • smb2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-17 11:33 from pF7r - click to readThis guy doesn't belong here

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  • 2013-10-11 17:29
  • ITWQ

From the comfort point, it is crazy to opt for mobile phones with 5" or bigger size, as it is very uncomfortable to handle it with a single hand as well as the pocketing purpose.
The justification put forward about ease of viewing videos etc. does not hold good for majority of people, that being the secondary use of a mobile phone.
Size of 3.5" to 4.5" is the optimum confort range.

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  • 2013-10-11 15:47
  • uuPi

It should be at least 4.6" and max. 63 mm' length max. 126.3 mm'. For surfing and typing sms and ect' easier

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  • 2013-10-11 15:33
  • 0@vb

> In reply to Mr Grumpy @ 2013-05-28 15:57 from Dnh% - click to readBattery life is a concern especially if you dont like custom ROM and Kernels to help you out....

Camera button though.... I can care less. I know a lot of writers complain about the lack of the button, but its not so bad. Its been years since a decent phone with a camera button came out, so I dont think average joe would care about it that much at this point

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  • 2013-06-10 22:25
  • 7y$$

> In reply to anywh @ 2013-04-26 09:26 from SY$u - click to readFirst think and talk yourself! There id's no high end phone with a smaller screen. There is no 4.2" screened phone with a non-plastic case, a MicroSD card slot, a good camera and being usable single handedly 1GB of RAM, 8GB+ of flash and a fulfilling assortment of sensors and
good camera.
And I know what I am taking about, since this, or similar a phone, is what I am seeking for since two years.

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  • 2013-06-10 22:14
  • dPZT

A far better and more useful campaign would be to ask companies to make Android handsets with a decent battery that lasts more than a few hours. And whilst we're at it, how about getting companies to add proper camera buttons?

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  • 2013-05-28 15:57
  • Dnh%

Listen to us, please.

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  • 2013-05-22 10:07
  • mEwI

This is stupid idea! Don't buy >5 if you don't want it. I love my Note II and I want 6 or 6,5 display. I don't want to have 100 devices with me. I want one functional device!

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  • 2013-05-22 02:21
  • stUV

Please listen to us.

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  • 2013-05-21 17:51
  • HHHH

Yep, I agree.
I work outside on the farm a lot and store my phone in my pocket. I need a phone with 2000mAh battery. 1.2ghz+ dual core and around 3-3.5" screen. The xperia go nearly gets in, but for its tiny 1300mAh battery

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  • 2013-05-11 00:42
  • vxQ%

The Xperia Mini pPo!!...now there was a phone which (at its time of release)was compact and still packed a punch!!...Mini yes but mighty

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  • 2013-05-03 12:14
  • uuCh

CRAP CRAP SPECS!! they should make at least ONE set having shape and SIZE just like DESIRE C 3.5" and specs of XPERIA U !!! Battery of RAZR like 2000mAh

then it would be called ultimate COMPACT and POWERFUL android set.. i would love to pay for that

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  • 2013-05-01 08:06
  • TfP0

no, its dumb...you have a lot of good small devices....and when you try a bigger one you always want a little bigger

first try then talk ;)

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  • 2013-04-26 09:26
  • SY$u

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