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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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mid-size phone without compromising the hardware and screen ppi is the need of the hour !

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  • 2013-04-15 19:10
  • t}c5

in china there is xiaomi mi2s tat fullfill those requirement..just not as thin as iphone 5 becuz of bigger battery.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:10
  • RJ2E

Indeed, I'm never bying something larger than 4.2".
For me the SII is still the perfect size, hope this petition gets noticed.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:09
  • 6XTf

I think screen size is not bad in actual flagships, 5" maximum to me, but companies must work in make smaller devices in that screen sizes, that's why I bought my Xperia ZL and I love it! because it's so small for 5 inches (smaller than s4) and good post gsmarena! Cheers from Argentina.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:09
  • 8D8d

Hopefully, we shall succeed.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:08
  • Nvgk

> In reply to fabricio @ 2013-04-15 18:57 from LC8p - click to readthe higher the demand for such phone, the higher it will be in their priority list for updates.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:07
  • j8wI

Couldn't agree more. I want manufacturers like Samsung and Sony to see this, as it's a genius idea and 4.2" is my favorite screen size. I'll tell everyone I know about this petition.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:05
  • 9Cx}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-15 18:55 from sXD0 - click to readexactly my point.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:05
  • j8wI

"Despite the large number of companies committed to the Android cause, there's not a single manufacturer to come up with a handset to match the raw power and display brilliance of the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Sony Xperia Z in a shell that's as easy to pocket as, say, the Apple iPhone 5."

This is something ive always wondered. Why Dont they make smaller, more compact phones.? not everybody likes huge screens. Fine, its better to have a bigger screen, but some people (me included) dont like to have a phone the size of a PSP or Nintendo DS in my pocket.

My question remains: Why not?

Believe it or not, one of the strong selling points of the iPhone IS how compact it is, so why companies havent come up with an Android phone, compact in size (maybe 4.3 to 4.7) with the power of a flagship phone on the inside?

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  • 2013-04-15 19:02
  • j8wI

There's no need for a petition when there's already the Xiaomi Mi2 that complies with all your demands.

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  • 2013-04-15 19:02
  • Mqxu

4.2 inch is too small....would prefer around 4.5 with no bezel for the kill

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  • 2013-04-15 18:59
  • vFk6

it is true. I own a Google Nexus 4, i felt many time, it is very difficult to handle and very large. I think high end phone with 4.2 to 4.5 inch display is very good. Moreover huge phone with huge display are look like a man with zebra's head.
I prefer a good phone with 4.3 or 4.5(Maximum) inch display. I hate the fucking Note series from samsung.

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  • 2013-04-15 18:59
  • rKmx

well in my opinion, there are plenty of smart phones with these specs range. and i think Sony has done a great job to work on these mid range smart phone such as, xperia v, xperia sp, xperia L. i would suggest other manufacturers to follow the same.

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  • 2013-04-15 18:58
  • nx2u

you petition is quite interesting, but i thing you're forgetting the most important thing: updates, i don't care about super amoled, true hd ips lcd, 4, 6 or 8 cores on CPU/GPU if the software wil waste that power, first we need a operating sistem to get the most out of the hardware, that have updates, not just one (or none) thats why i will not sign the petition yet

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  • 2013-04-15 18:57
  • LC8p

firssttt
and by the way yeah i agree
even samsung minis arent good enough

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  • 2013-04-15 18:55
  • y$bv

This is a great idea. It's one of the reasons why I bought the iPhone 5 instead of any other. The screen was just about large enough for my taste (4.2" would have been sweeter) and it's pocketable and can be used with one hand easily.

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  • 2013-04-15 18:55
  • sXD0

I think 4.3 incher droids covers this.

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  • 2013-04-15 18:55
  • w0Pt

there is : mi2 and now mi2s

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  • 2013-04-15 18:52
  • BQHh

Manufacturers should release the same phone in different sizes. Smaller screen Draws less Power and therefore a smaller battery can be used. Chipset/camera takes the same space no matter if its high or low end.

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  • 2013-04-15 18:52
  • mhyG

I want to see a zero bezels phone (full screen face phone).

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  • 2013-04-15 18:52
  • fkfb

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