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Join our quest for a high-end compact Android smartphone

15 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
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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no, its 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

My preference would be 4.5" at 720p.
Have the weight saved from having a smaller device going to better build quality or higher capacity battery.

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  • 2013-04-24 18:01
  • sF}N

Motorola understands people very well. they are coming with some outstanding devices with mid size screen and high end specs. Here is what Motodesigner Jim Wicks said: "There are some people that like a big display, but there's also a lot of people that want something that's just about right... I think 'just right' is important, and we're designing so we don't disappoint those people."

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  • 2013-04-21 06:42
  • t}VM

> In reply to GTMRhinoxx @ 2013-04-16 17:50 from uuxq - click to readyou dont know what your saying

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  • 2013-04-20 15:17
  • v0qZ

the specs of phone that i really want is a 5.3 inch with dual core qualcom APQ8064+ 2.0 ghz and a 1.5gb of ram and above average gpu for 1080p 1600 x 2560 of resolution.. that will be so sharp, dont knw how sharp is the ppi yet

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  • 2013-04-20 15:01
  • v0qZ

the 4.2 inch could be smal for my hand.. but its good for others so it would be ecxactly fit on their hands... and i would choose that tegra 4 cpu. for it is 72 GPU cores.. thats wwwwwwwwwwwoooooowwwwwwwww

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  • 2013-04-20 14:49
  • v0qZ

To the many readers who want a smaller screen but wouldn't sign because they disagree with the proposed specification, you guys are missing the point.
The point is to make it known to the manufacturers that there is a market with smaller phone without compromise to performance.
Every brand has their preference. Samsung will likely always gives expandable storage and removable battery. HTC will try another aluminum unibody at the expense of the what Samsung gives.
But when top end small screen phone started coming out, only then can we start to choose our own preference.
Here is another matter stopping the manufacturers though;
Samsung for example, would rather brag that it sold 50million S3 than to report 30million of S3 and 20million of S3 mini sold (even assuming both have the same internal and price).

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  • 2013-04-20 05:11
  • KRV{

> In reply to Mokhabadi @ 2013-04-18 19:40 from HIYE - click to readit is not cool at all

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  • 2013-04-20 01:10
  • 6v$J

> In reply to Tj @ 2013-04-18 08:03 from HkqX - click to readcool , htc first with improved ultra pixel cam tick these boxes as well

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  • 2013-04-20 00:57
  • 6v$J

> In reply to Vic @ 2013-04-18 17:36 from 3sxy - click to readThe Sony xperia SX is 3.7" QHD 1.5 Dual core but it is only for Japanese market. but i think this phone have potential for world market

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  • 2013-04-18 19:40
  • HIYE

Signed petition couple of days ago. So, I think that Xperia Ray almost falls under "small, stylish yet powerful enough" device description. It's sad that Sony didn't present any successor of such a stylish and interesting device. I absolutely agree that not all people need big screens. Many never watch videos or browse internet on their smartphones, however they still need a flexibility of modern OS in compact, thin and stylish body. Let's see if manufacturers decide to make such device and meanwhile people who don't need a huge screens might look at iPhone 4s, 5 (agree that not everyone can afford iPhone) or Motorola Razr i (4.3 screen in compact body plus excellent battery).

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  • 2013-04-18 17:36
  • 3sxy

> In reply to slippchild @ 2013-04-17 23:41 from MfxH - click to readyes razr m with removable 2500amh battery

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  • 2013-04-18 13:05
  • 7sHA

Can you please do a petition for blackberry .. to make a dual sim BB

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  • 2013-04-18 12:30
  • Lbrd

> In reply to Babu @ 2013-04-17 21:02 from rrgC - click to readi ma agree with babu's demand.same feature i also wants in my phone but the only change is thickness should not be more than 9mm. and the diplay should be of 290ppi or above so it will be more crisp and more easier to read text.

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  • 2013-04-18 09:29
  • 7txj

My requirements:
screen-4.5 inch
processor-1.2 ghz quad core
720 p screen
design like htc one...

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  • 2013-04-18 08:03
  • HkqX

Signed, and spread the word please! Everyday millions of people have hand cramp just because of massive phones!!

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  • 2013-04-18 03:53
  • PGXj

C'mon guys get everyone you know to sign this petition.

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  • 2013-04-18 01:10
  • rta4

GSMARENA you need to pin this post. You cant hope that people sign the petition if its out of the news list !!

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  • 2013-04-18 01:07
  • rta4

> In reply to Rad-K @ 2013-04-18 00:11 from 3TLN - click to readwe're not talking about a 3.5" inch phone here. A 4.3 screen can easily be fit into something even smaller than the razr i. I dont think its too much to ask for a flagship phone thats pocketable. How do you even get a note into your pocket?

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  • 2013-04-18 01:06
  • rta4

C'mon guys, 978 signatures NEEDED!!!!!!!

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  • 2013-04-18 00:15
  • Spx{

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