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19 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
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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I pocket my Note 2 just fine thanks. Ever think about getting bigger pockets?

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  • 2013-04-22 12:20
  • am3U

to all phone creator please create a 4.3 inch super phone.. specs combo of samsung S4, sony experia Z, and xiaomi MI-2s... water, scratch and dust proof... xiaomi-2s design.. solid case.. micro SD slot.. dual sim.. and with 3000 mah removable battery.

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  • 2013-04-22 11:37
  • t7XH

> In reply to EosAkroyiali @ 2013-04-22 08:59 from vwvi - click to readTake the iPhone 5. At 4.1", the screen is 640p. That shows that if you want a 720p, only a 4.3" screen is feasible. On Android camp, you have such phones, I believe. Why they don't sale better if there is so much request for them? I think that for the moment, 5" phones will be the maximum, for the high end ones, at 1080p, and their size will go lower with the increase in dpi. I don't think there will be 4K screens on the phones very soon.

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  • 2013-04-22 10:44
  • Am9Y

Unfortunately, there is really no way for the manufacturers to develop, produce, and sell smaller devices with top-of-the-line specs without compromising their ability to still release phones that are as big as or bigger than the current flagships.

As it is, companies like Samsung and HTC can barely buy up/produce enough hardware to power their flagships. Release dates get pushed back due to insufficient availability of device units. Same model devices are sold with different SoCs in different regions of the worlds. And ex-flagships that are not even a year and a half old are denied software updates because the manufacturers already have their hands full updating the latest models.
Don't forget that a device whose internals aren't "top-of-the-line" isn't automatically a bad device. If the relatively smaller devices came with hardware that was woefully inadequate then yes, a plea might be made. But the fact of the matter is that the hardware is still more than sufficient, even if it's not the best. iPhones don't have the same processing power that the latest Droids have. Does that make the iPhone inadequate?
Heck, is the QWERTY keyboard layout even designed to be used with one hand?
Once upon a time, I thought that I would never use a device with a screen whose diagonal size exceeded 4.3". Eventually, I bought a Note 2 and I'm pretty damn pleased with it. What's more, my old Sensation XE and my girlfriend's GS2 started feeling absolutely tiny (and their screen sizes inadequate) in my hands. I can use my Note 2 with one hand easily if I switch to the 4x3 keypad. And by the same token, I hated using just one hand with my Sensation XE when using QWERTY.

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  • 2013-04-22 09:55
  • ipVU

> In reply to X @ 2013-04-22 08:46 from mSub - click to readWell, pretty soon this trend is gonna stop n even if it doesn't reverse d screen sizes would stay stable as most people'll start realizing that it isn't trendy 2 b carryng a small table or TV in your pockets 2 make calls, listen 2 music, watch vids, browse, play etc. By continually increasing d sizes of phones, companies r ac2ly diminishing d market 4 their own tablets n slates! What's d point of makin tablets if d distinction betwn. tabs, phabs n phones blurs out? Also, what's d point of making "mobile" devices which are not at all mobile or handy? At any rate, this insane trend's gotta stop soon! Give us more storage, longer lasting (not necessarily bulkier) batteries, newer technologies which really wow buyers, not jst bigger screens, faster processor n more RAM!

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  • 2013-04-22 08:59
  • vwvi

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-22 00:32 from mR%k - click to readAt 7mm thick and 5" IN DIAGONAL(approx 4" in length), a SGS 3/4 is barely visible in your pants pocket. If you wear Bermudas or sky pants, or you wear it in an jacket inside pocket, etc, it's invisible. I think 4.3" screen diagonal phones are easy to use even for the smallest people. So this petition makes no sense.

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  • 2013-04-22 08:46
  • mSub

My requirements-
screen-4.5 inch
display-hd with ppi more thn 300
proc-1.5ghz dual core
camera 8mp..
Hope htc one mini have dis.

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  • 2013-04-22 07:56
  • Hkqu

> In reply to seewhatcanbe @ 2013-04-21 10:16 from HkNk - click to read["Why deny others the choice for larger phones? If you don't like a larger device, just choose a small one."]

huh? did you even read the petition?
the petitioners are not denying others the choice for larger phones !!

instead we are denied the choice of a small phone with high end specs

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  • 2013-04-22 07:55
  • t@LP

> In reply to john @ 2013-04-21 19:16 from uvwF - click to readme with you ;)

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  • 2013-04-22 07:43
  • t@LP

I have NOKIA 301 now and I am happy and don't need anything more.I have even live wallpaper in my phone;it works very good,very quick and the battery can forget you charger.

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  • 2013-04-22 07:15
  • mKfF

Need samsung wave2(S8530) or SII size with SIII spec

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  • 2013-04-22 07:06
  • PUMk

i think 5" is big and good enough...why pplz need bigger than that? just get a tablet, PC or laptop!

honestly? pplz look ridiculous with those 5.5" or 6" inches screen on their ears while on a phone call lol looks too big and stupid...

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  • 2013-04-22 06:24
  • Jjqx

> In reply to Alamgir @ 2013-04-20 12:37 from uu3h - click to readxperia ray 2 is xperia SL i think..

wait for xperia ray 3(rumor)..maybe late this year ot early next year..//_^v

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  • 2013-04-22 05:48
  • t7Xh

how many votes exactly do we need ?

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  • 2013-04-22 05:30
  • vbJr

> In reply to gilb @ 2013-04-22 02:00 from v0qu - click to readJust get yourself a 20 inch laptop instead.

All the screen you can have, with full core i7 x86 programs.

And let consumers have all the choice they want. Small or big both as powerful as capable and no cutting of corners. If there is no choice.. why bother getting android?

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  • 2013-04-22 04:01
  • PGXj

Let's do our eyes a favor.

Use a proper sized pocket computer (smartphone). "Phone" is a misnomer.

Keep a regular sized feature phone for calls and texting.

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  • 2013-04-22 02:00
  • v0qu

The need for larger screen is justified. With more capabilities, our eyes stare longer and more frequently on our phone screens today than in previous generations. Small screens may cause health issues. We don't need smaller screens. What we need are more innovations to make smartphones pocket friendly. There are foldable screens, dual screens, mini projector screens, flexible screens, etc. being developed as we speak. Before, Apple stayed stuck with 3.5" arguing that's all we need. Even they realized we need more screen real estate, hence, the 4" iPhone 5.

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  • 2013-04-22 01:57
  • v0qu

> In reply to Jerry101923 @ 2013-04-21 17:46 from K@2T - click to readBlackberry Q10 is the phone you!!

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  • 2013-04-22 01:45
  • qasT

How did Mae West (almost) put it: "Is that a Galaxy S4 in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?"

Seriously, these huge high-end phones are absurd sizewise. Maybe good if you have a handbag to put them in or want everybody to see your phone but otherwise..?

What are these manufacturers thinking?

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  • 2013-04-22 00:32
  • mR%k

i need
3.7" display
qhd display
gorilla glass
1gb ram
16gb rom
8mp camera
fhd video recording
penta band 3g
below 120 gm weight
wireless charging
hdmi out
2000mah battery
less sar value
dedicated camera button
graphics chip
usb otg
unibody 6.9mm thin body

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  • 2013-04-21 19:16
  • uvwF

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