Member, 20 Sep 2020The only cons is the back of the phone is made of plastic.. not glass like its bigger sibling..Not true, it supported NFC at the back panel which means it had glass over there.
.-., 20 Sep 2020Main problem about compact size phones is inequal share at different price ranges. You can eit... moreExactly this. The Pixel 4a seems to be in a nice sweet spot, it is however the only real contestant in this size/price-category. The iPhone SE is still much more expensive (in Europe at least) and the upcoming 5.4" iPhone 12 has a much bigger price tag as well.
While the Sony Xperia 5ii and 10ii have a nice width, their length at ~158mm just doesn't qualify as compact and Samsung only has the S20 (more expensive) and the A41, which doesn't even come close spec wise.
One would think that with punchholes, teardrops and notches, the manufacturers would be able to both shrink the overall dimensions of the phones and increase the screen size, but no, it's "supersize my phone" with just a few alternatives.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020I live in South East Asia, and I totally agree with you. I know those on US$ 200-400 salary... morehow do you know they didnt buy it ? Maybe they hurt because how many people falsely vote they will buy a compact phone but end up buying note ?
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020I have a big question... If small screen is good. If all desire small screen... Why manuf... moreMain problem about compact size phones is inequal share at different price ranges. You can either buy a super budget one with really bad specs like lg q31, huawei y5, nokia 4.2, etc, or an expensive one like s10e, google pixel, Mi 9 SE, foldable ones. The only mid range for about 200 usd i can think of is a40, it is even lower midrange but is still better than super budget ones. And the future a4x seem to be no longer compact so if you want to buy a midranger you have to suffice with a shovel.
This was the perfect size. The Z3 Compact was one of the best phones for the longest time. I would still pick it over 99% of the phablets today.
Jovitoreya, 20 Sep 2020Yeah agree it is somewhat a niche market. Most of us only have 1 gadget. A phone that also act... moreI live in South East Asia, and I totally agree with you.
I know those on US$ 200-400 salary...
Their phone is their only entertainment device.
They don't own X-box, PlayStation. Some doesn't own personal TV. TV is shared with other family member. Most don't own personal computer too. Computer is shared with sibling.
I just wondering,
why many here keep "feel hurt" to see big screen phone not sell well.
If they do feel small phone is great
They need to buy more of that small screen phone
so the manufacture will make money on small screen phone.
The only cons is the back of the phone is made of plastic.. not glass like its bigger sibling..
TcT, 20 Sep 2020Phones turning into bricks.Did you know that your phone is the same size as the first cellphone? Just slimmer. It even needs powerbanks today, just like back then.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020I have a big question... If small screen is good. If all desire small screen... Why manuf... moreYeah agree it is somewhat a niche market. Most of us only have 1 gadget. A phone that also acts as our media consumption device and it's so much better to view media on larger screens. Those who seek compact are those who have a dedicated media device (in the form of laptop or tablet or another larger phone).
I have a big question...
If small screen is good.
If all desire small screen...
Why manufacture doesn't make lots of small screen phone?
The only explanation is:
It doesn't sell well.
Thus, manufacture produce the one that sell better.
Which make me ask again...
Why do we all keep debating about this...
if small screen doesn't sell well...
why do small screen lover doesn't buy it??
or doesn't buy enough to make manufacture producing small screen phone.
Fiti, 20 Sep 2020AliExpress sell reconditioned ones still if you want a brand new one. Over stocked phones these areThey do, but the battery life of those phones is very low, and I can't find a new battery anymore as the manufacturer has stopped making it. I'd still get one as a collectible, and have browsed a lot of online stores, they do have these phones still lying around but they're too expensive if I import them, as soon the ordered phone would land in my country, the customs would charge a very high fees that substantially increases total the cost of purchase
I've had this phone a few years ago. I can honestly say that it was the best phone I've had till that date and I'm still Impressed with the overall experience it gave me. That xperia line was very underated. It's the main reason I'm still interested in Sony phones and, while I'm not using one at the moment, i m still interested in buying Sony phones in the future.
i used this xperia z1c very compact mobile nice hold in palm
sony should start manufacture in india
L.O.R.D, 20 Sep 2020I'd buy this, if only I can find one that's still available in good condition, which... moreAliExpress sell reconditioned ones still if you want a brand new one. Over stocked phones these are
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020Galaxy Note series is not responsible for the giant screen trend. Chinese manufacturers are.
... moreYou are 100% correct here.
The Asian market is highly spec focused, that's why you see special Asian only models with extra RAM. For the same reason screen sizes have been growing to beat competitors. It just so happens with Globalism that trend and trickled into other markets.
Magic phone - although the smaller form factor started a model before with the Xperia ZR, a smaller version of the Z. I had ZR, Z1c, Z3c, Z5c and Sm writing this on an XZ1 compact. I am gutted there's no real successor to the XZ1c - the compact line was Sony's niche and they walked away. I like the look of the 5ii, just wish it was smaller!
I hope after the anouncment of iphone 12 android manufacturers will follow the trend and will produce some compact phones.i am with RN8 pro now but damn it is big and not confortuble to carry around.I need something between 5.5 and 6 inch.Fingers crossed
Galaxy Note series is not responsible for the giant screen trend. Chinese manufacturers are.
Even the infamous Note 7 had a screen size of 5.7", just like Note 3 few years earlier. But the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi with the Mate and Max series reaching 6" and beyond, and selling well pushed the boundaries. When you add the tall aspect ratio change, you get a generation leap in size, with Note 8 and its 6.3" screen and a whole 1 cm taller body. A leap so big even Apple had to do it.
And people love it. Well, most of them anyway.
I had Note 3 and was really happy with the size, it was the absolute maximum for me, but still comfortable. Would buy Note 10 it had the headphone jack. Screw you Samsung for removing it.