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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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GSM Arena, you read my mind. Count with my sign and support for this petition.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:37
  • P9kK

Sony Xperia V would be the only phone that's close enough to satisfy these requirements. Only thing that doesn't fully do it is the Snapdragon S4. Don't know what's available in other places, this at least is the only one in the Netherlands.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:36
  • mAB8

Try the xperia v

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  • 2013-04-15 19:35
  • pwD3

people want to have with different screen sizes so manufacturers should design high end phones with different sizes as people want unlike samsung mini series i like to say the best platform in the world is android thats y even small manufacturers also will be growing and small manufacturers offer dual sim,large screens with low cost

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  • 2013-04-15 19:34
  • rAUY

A smartphone is a lot more than a phone and a lot of people now use it more for apps and web browsing than merely chat or make calls: there is no way that sacrificing those major aspects of a smartphone is better in any way for the user. I believe there are 2 possibilities to slim down in a more pocketable form these machines: 1) reduce bezels and 2) slim down the android UI (it still fill up too much of the screen).

I own an HTC One S and every time I look at a full screen app I always find myself thinking "this screen is gigantic" and then I go back and it feels so small because of the persistent notification bar and all the UI choices that reduce the actual screen to no more than a 3.5" area.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:33
  • BS%C

rumors say Sony will make the successor of Xperia Ray ( Xperia Ray 3 )
4-4.3" inch , MSM8974 2.3ghz, 2500mAh, 2GB RAM, 32GB Internal
just check esato forum for the detail or check this
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0Arey­fktYnDHtdHN0bVFPdUFJd0ZiNzZQcjMwV1I5M0E&usp=­sharing#gid=0

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  • 2013-04-15 19:33
  • tht}

I completely agree with you. There needs to be a compact high-end Android smart phone.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:33
  • 7DmF

done !

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  • 2013-04-15 19:30
  • 7tP9

Well, the xperia s fits into that description. And the chipset is enough. Just needs better optomised software

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  • 2013-04-15 19:27
  • utRR
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But if I'm not wrong
Sony XPERIA series have had 720 displays with 4.3" screen size with dual core krait processor

It were them who made the really compact and sexy XPERIA ray which was a mid range device that TIME

But yes more makers should follow

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  • 2013-04-15 19:27
  • vIdv

HTC One x is the max size i can tolerate. I loved the HTC vivd but would have loved the same size with 4'7 and 720p screen and snapdragon. HTC one VX and motorola razr-i seem like bieng on the money.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:26
  • kB3U

Hate to mention the elephant in the room but and this is awkward... SONY HAS!!! Sony Xperia SP IT'S ON HERE. 4.55" 720p s4 processor decent camera etc Search it!

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  • 2013-04-15 19:26
  • nFBq

Sorry, but why can't you just buy a Motorola? They have edge to edge displays. Also, I have a Nexus 4 and it's not that big. It cam easily fit in my hands and pockets.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:19
  • 3adf

Let's not get too worried about 1080p on a 4.3" screen being an overkill. I'd like to see such a display being launched in a prototype first, and the manufacturer should let reviewers see it and write their opinions about it. it'd obviously be very sharp, and a gem of a phone to have. For me, 4.3 is enough. and of course the latest software, hardware and camera. OEMs need to understand that flagship smartphone sales would double if the body is compact. and yes, a bezel-less display would be a joy to behold..

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  • 2013-04-15 19:19
  • U@9S

I think the recently announced Xioami MI2S fits the description. 4.3 inch with a snapdragon 600 and 720p resolution and i think it beat the S4 in the antutu benchmark and it has a decent camera at the back and front.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:16
  • 3bZG

I feel Sony Xperia S was closest to what you profess, but alas not the top of the line processor.

though, it was impressive how they fitted a 720p screen in 4.3", the same size of Galaxy S2.

hats off for sony for being too early to the market. not a good thing i suppose, but they did get it right back then.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:15
  • KSfE

I'm looking for a phone like this as well. :-)

My galaxy s2 is the perfect screen size for a phone in my opinion. It could be compacted a little more. With the screen being edge to edge. :-)

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  • 2013-04-15 19:15
  • RKky

Sony xperia z wow

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  • 2013-04-15 19:15
  • 6Q3x

Yes 4.3 or max 4.7 are best otherwise go for any tab....

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  • 2013-04-15 19:14
  • 6Q3G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-15 18:52 from BQHh - click to readmy fone getting constant upgrade each month and within 6 month ald jump from miui v4 to v5..

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  • 2013-04-15 19:12
  • RJ2E

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