The s8 is utter garbage, screen breaks in one fall, color are too saturated, slows down and lags, too big and bulky, no stereo speakers, useless camera
Compact size is under 5 inch... So Most of the phones should not be on the list!
Am I the only one wondering what is the definition of "Compact" in this list? Screen size varies from 4.6" to 5.8"... 5.8"?!?! Compact??? Seriously?
The author clearly missed his medicine.
Only iPhone 8 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact are truly compact flagship phones in here.
Samsung S8, LG G6 and the rest of smartphones utopia should not be in compact series at all. It is an insult to those phones.
IPhone and Xperia should retain 4.6/4.7 inch display but must reduce the bezels or even better, to get it bezelless entirely.
Compact doesn't meant only pocketable, flagship grade spec in a compact body, and ability for single handed uses only. The screen should be lower than 5 inch since we have tons of big screen phones nowadays.
I struggle to see how a 5.2 inch phone is "compact" when the iPhone SE is still on the market.
Rex Tech, 17 Dec 2017Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is underrated.Sony has smooth UI,fast opening apps and the camera is g... moreIt's unclear if the next xperias will be 18:9 or 16:9, but leaks suggest higher stb ratio, larger battery's and OIS.
wtf ? some phones here ain't really compact ???!!!?
what is this GSMARENA ?
Sony Xperia XZ1 compact, that is a real compact phone by todays standards. So my vote is for the Xperia.
AnonD-441601, 17 Dec 2017Mi6 best phone for just 370 eur you get all the other phones have to offer. I mean specs. Mi6 = no hdr screen, no ip68, no 1 Gigabit LTE, midrange camera, midrange LCD, bad ui
Haha wtf are you people smoking? Since when did phablets become compact? Either the fanboys had too much influence in this poll, or people went insane. Trends are changing for worse, and people blindly accept them. 150+ mm in size, that's not suitable for single handed use, and yet it keeps increasing.
i want sony to bring the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i. thats was a real compact phone which fit in your palm. sony used to be good at making things small
Mi6 best phone for just 370 eur you get all the other phones have to offer. I mean specs.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 17 Dec 2017Compact because of the new aspect ratio that makes smartphones smaller because of more screen,... moreI know you, if the Xperia Xz1 compact reduce the bezel become bezel-less, It must be a Mini hahaha..
Smaller flagships weren't even called "compact" until Sony named theirs that, as the matter of fact different sized multiple flagships didn't even exist until they did it. There's only one true compact here.