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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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Dat big screen! Can't jump to a smaller once tried let's say Note2. And of course the bigger a device is, the more you can put inside. When a 3.5'' be quad-core, a 6'' will be dodeca-core. Senseless petition, sorry

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  • 2013-04-18 00:11
  • 3TLN

> In reply to Pulsar @ 2013-04-17 15:05 from p65j - click to read"...Reached 8,000 signatures..."
But of course more signatures needed.

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  • 2013-04-18 00:11
  • Spx{

For me, perfect size would be:

4.3 to 4.5 inch screen with on screen buttons.
At least 720 HD display.
5 inches tall, not wider than 2.5 inches.
Quad core processor like the GS4.
2gb of Ram like GS3/4
High quality camera like samsung.

Okay, maybe Samsung should just make this phone. Like a GS4 mini. But stop using inferior processors and cameras!!!

Motorola was very close with the Razr M. They just needed HD display. They could release Razr M 2 with HD display, improved camera 2gb of Ram and quad core processor and i would buy.

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  • 2013-04-17 23:41
  • MfxH

I have a Xiaomi MI-2 and love it so far (could be a slightly slimmer, but otherwise perfect) Supporting the petition anyway :)

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  • 2013-04-17 22:21
  • 35p{

Signed, there are guys like me that go to the gym or do outdoor stuff that can use a small device that doesn't need a big pocket or bag.

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  • 2013-04-17 21:33
  • RhWd

yeah I don't like huge phones, this are the features I would like to see on a smartphone
1. dimension 120x64x9.7mm -maximum
2.120g - maximum
3.dual sim
4.water & dust resistance if possible
5.1 Gb ram - minimum
6.14 HSPDA mbps - minimum
7.5 mega pixels - minimum
8.LED flash
9. Quad core 1 GHz - minimum
10.Active noise cancellation dedicated mix
11. 16m color screen
12.4.2 inch screen - maximum
13.scratch resistance screen
14.4 GB. memory - minimum
15. 2000mAh battery -minimum

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  • 2013-04-17 21:02
  • rrgC

Variety is the spice of life

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  • 2013-04-17 20:09
  • 0gXK

Good idea,beneficial to people like me who wish to have good features at lesser price.Keep it up.
All the Best!

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  • 2013-04-17 17:19
  • YMkn

Xperia V satisfied this requirement. My only gripe is the 1GB ram but in other factors its good enough, the water and dust resistance just additional plus. The newer chipset and the Adreno 320 in Xperia SP is also another good choice, bigger screen though and same 1GB RAM.

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  • 2013-04-17 17:14
  • uHZv

totally agree, many people are in no way fans of huge smartphones that prove hassel to the pockets and a plunge to be used single handed.
great idea..

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  • 2013-04-17 16:32
  • KIEE

Somebody should send a link to Wozniak. He likes to bash Apple on iPhone size, but also likes to ignore the fact that Samsung does the same with giant phones.

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  • 2013-04-17 16:19
  • 3NQr

A compact hi-end phone? Is there already, in Japan only. Sony Xperia SX SO-05D

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  • 2013-04-17 16:17
  • 0PbG

A hp with dimensions of about 125 x 63 x 8 mm with a 4.3 inch screen would be great. Not forgetting a good ppi pixel density n quad core processor...

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  • 2013-04-17 16:09
  • sR1t

There are allready 511 comments on this article and not a single sign in that petition, instead of writing it all here put your comments/suggestions in the petition, sign it and all good, why do you people always complicate things, be the change you want to see in the world so sign it and make it happen. done.

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  • 2013-04-17 15:05
  • p65j

Am sure it's possible to fit the HTC ones 4.7" full HD screen into a phone like Xperia V, a great chipset n battery and you will have a winner. throw in the water resistance n I will sell a kidney for one.

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  • 2013-04-17 12:38
  • rrvg

I totally agree...

I think a screen SIZE similar to the size of the Galaxy I9000 screen, only with a 720p resolution and all the higher end features...

The difference being that the bezel would be slim with a rising edge to protect the screen (ie, not flat phone at the front, a slight lip to protect it while laying flat)

The bigger screen is a waste or a burden on your pocket...

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  • 2013-04-17 12:33
  • sG%5

3.7" to 4.3" are enough for me. I really hope smartphone manufacturers create a superb phone that is not ultra-mega-gigantic large for most of its consumers.

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  • 2013-04-17 12:00
  • t7Jt

> In reply to lanly @ 2013-04-17 09:05 from 7tLp - click to readIts basic ergonomics.

iPhone is designed with landscape and portrait usage in mind.

When you use in portrait, normally using 1 hand, thus the bezel is thin, so your thumb have maximum touch comfort vs reach.

Same with landscape, (fine with 2 hands) but if you decide to hold your phone in one hand, you have to cover the front of the phone for grip. If you look carefully, you see the top and bottom bezel match that of a standard human finger width.

A phone without bezel will be uncomfortable, prone to dropping, and unusable with one hand, and your fingers will cover part of the screen. Not practical, but look nice thou ;D

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  • 2013-04-17 11:33
  • PGXj

> In reply to ItchweeD @ 2013-04-17 09:59 from K7gR - click to readExactly, but a 5 inch display is also acceptable.

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  • 2013-04-17 11:33
  • pF7r

7" screen amoled display with 1080p resolution with corning glass protection with dual sim gsm service with water resistant with radio with octa core chipset with video recording 1080p@60frps with hd front camera capable of 1080p video rec with s pen with 5000mah battery and other all latest features which samsung can

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  • 2013-04-17 11:15
  • X0Mp

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