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Help us make a change, sign our smartphone petition now - read the full textThis week we took on a somewhat unusual endeavor. We asked for your help to make a difference in the high-end smartphone market. The currents trends mean you cannot get a top-of-the-line smartphone with a pocketable size. The trend suits OEMs just fine as the more surface area, the less challenging...

 

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> In reply to Pop @ 2013-04-22 23:34 from 4Dg@ - click to readTechnology changes, advances and gets smaller and more powerful.

Human size does not change much.

Good Phones improve technology per generation while maintaining the size.

Lousy Phones grew large and bloated.. meaning it cannot keep up with technology advancements and failed to reduce its form factor.

But in the end its all about choices, which brings us to this petition. Consumers should have the best regardless of big or small.

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  • 2013-04-23 11:18
  • PGXj

sreen -AMOLED 1080P 5 Inches ,processor-quad core 2ghz ,memory-2gb ram disk-32gb,camera 8 mp dual for 3d photography and a built in 3d videoplayer or a built in HD projector.

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  • 2013-04-23 10:42
  • uwcg

Brilliant, thank you. And here I thought I was alone in my state of misery.

I currently refuse to buy a new phone (which I urgently need) because I will not pay for or carry a device the size of a barn door in my pocket or jacket.

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  • 2013-04-23 01:07
  • jI9B

We love our Sammy Note phone. We're looking forward to seeing a Note IV and then grade up then. We had small and it really sucks, especially after using a Note. We see more and therefore we can do more . Why would we want to regress and go backwards in technology and abilities!

The Sammy's of da world can and need to bring both types of phones forward to the future. This way they can cover both ends of the market needs and it's a real no brainer. For once it's a true win-win!

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  • 2013-04-22 23:34
  • 4Dg@

We love our Sammy Note phone. We're looking forward to seeing a Note IV and then grade up then. We had small and it really sucks, especially after using a Note. We see more and therefore we can do more . Why would we want to regress and go backwards in technology and abilities!

The Sammy's of da world can and need to bring both types of phones forward to the future. This way they can cover both ends of the market needs and it's a real no brainer. For once it's a true win-win!

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  • 2013-04-22 23:19
  • 4Dg@

Great idea! Signed and shared :)

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  • 2013-04-22 22:58
  • ajZ8

> In reply to lee @ 2013-04-22 17:13 from Tr8a - click to readwho said anything about being cheap. The petition here is for high-spec, pocketable phones. I don't see cheap mentioned anywhere.

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  • 2013-04-22 22:20
  • fk}M

> In reply to Chewy @ 2013-04-22 12:20 from am3U - click to readReally now?

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  • 2013-04-22 22:18
  • fk}M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-22 04:01 from PGXj - click to readI do have huge screen laptops for that purpose. I find my 21" HP dragon unit too small for the purpose even. If it carries the top of the line CPU and GPU, then we ought to enjoy it in its full glory. I believe the same goes to phones.

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  • 2013-04-22 18:03
  • XMJN

well I'm using a huawei P1 but all I know is I want a HD 5inch display n quad core processor ;) I don't need more then a 8 map camera suits my needs but I want a 2 or 3mp front facing camera
but will upgrade next year only :( ... but still cool to c whats out there and watch the prices fall :) ....

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  • 2013-04-22 17:59
  • NrQH

I'm sorry gsmarena, I really like big screen. I am planning to get the Samsung Note 8.0 when it comes out.

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  • 2013-04-22 17:56
  • t78u

> In reply to Chewy @ 2013-04-22 12:20 from am3U - click to readEver think to get a backpack for your phone?

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  • 2013-04-22 17:21
  • m46a

anything smaller than 4" is way too small for a smart phone. . 5" is the perfect size.

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  • 2013-04-22 17:15
  • Tr8a

you do understand a smaller phone means more expesive componants due to being harder to manufacture. think of it like asking for a ps3 as small as a phone, would that be cheap? hell no.

firstly the technology has to be there to make it smaller, secondly it wont be cheap at all.

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  • 2013-04-22 17:13
  • Tr8a

> In reply to EosAkroyiali @ 2013-04-22 13:18 from vwvi - click to read"Posting rules
English only" :).
For once, 1080p screens are justified for running 1080p videos(YouTube) or movies. 4K screens will not happen until there is 4K content. But I suspect the phone screen resolution will hit a barrier as the PC monitors resolution did. The advances will be made on weight, power and possibly on some isometric 2D/3D screens. Also some new ways of interfacing with the phone might be possible.

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  • 2013-04-22 16:37
  • Am9Y

Motorola working on 'just right' size Android device, coming in the second half of 2013.

Motorola design head Jim Wicks said.
Additionally, future Motorola phones will run on an "the unadulterated version of Android," which should pretty much mean vanilla Android.

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  • 2013-04-22 16:19
  • RmC3

> In reply to Tj @ 2013-04-22 07:56 from Hkqu - click to readummm, have you heard of something called galaxy s3 ?!!!

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  • 2013-04-22 15:26
  • IAHd

Manufacturers who produce highly capable phones with small screens risk facing class action lawsuits if enough owners suffer from eye problems and other health issues. Manufacturers conduct regular market studies. No manufacturer can resist an unattended niche market if it truly exists. In this case, they don't see the market (even Apple who once resisted increasing screen size has recognized this). Small screens are for feature phones - more powerful smartphones which people stare at more often and typically while in motion (walking or riding) require larger screens. Manufacturers also recognize the pocket- and grip- problems, and are striving to develop thinner phones, and phones with alternative technologies such as folding-, flexible-, dual-screens, even projection screens. Due to finer technologies and thinner bodies, a 4" touchscreen phone today has roughly the same mass as a regular "cellular" phone in the 90s (Nokia 2110, older Motorolas) which we used to pocket everyday.

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  • 2013-04-22 15:15
  • wMHH

> In reply to X @ 2013-04-22 10:44 from Am9Y - click to readWell, although 4K screens r utterly useless n redundant on a smartphone (many would say even 1080p screens r useless 4 phones), I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing 'em soon within d nxt 2 yrs or so as bigger n higher resolution screens seem 2 b d biggest bragging ri8s among companies these days! However, I really really hope that by d time v do get 4K "phones" with screen sizes north of 7'' possibly, these devices become fully flexible so it won't b that big a hassle 2 use or carry 'em around! Increasing d screen sizes any further would only make any rational sense, if d devices can be made flexible n convenient 2 use/carry n of course that would give rise 2 very novel n unique form factors, designs n shapes! Also, I believe by 2020 most smartphones would evolve in2 wearable computing devices! However, at present these devices challenge the very definition n purposes of mobility!

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  • 2013-04-22 13:18
  • vwvi

I pocket my Note 2 just fine thanks. Ever think about getting bigger pockets?

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  • 2013-04-22 12:20
  • am3U

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