I think the best android phone will be samsung galaxy S4, if the new version launches with snapdragon 800, otherwise nexus 5 and motorola x phone will be the new generation phones and best Android
Sony has a great looking Japan only phone called xpera sx. But too expensive
Maximum 4.5", quad core, 2gb of RAM, 720p display is more than enough. Slim and most important thing is juice is at least 2500mAh! Barometer, humidity & gesture sensor is totally negligible. A 10MP camera will be enough to do the job.
The specs you have detailed are missing some items that should be included in the list.
Ample RAM I.e 2GB to make it future proof for Android 5.
Plenty of storage and storage expansion
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2013why cant samsung make exactly the same spec as galaxy s4 but in 4 or 4.3 inches.don't worry...there will be samsung galaxy s4 mini..same specs as the s4,with smaller screen..
even while using a Note 2, i'm still toting my older RAZR, been eyeing the RAZR HD but unfortunately Motorola is now not present here in South East Asia.
yeah 3.8 to 4in would be nice..it would definitely fit in our pockets..
meizu mx2, meizu mx quad, xiaomi m2, m2s those are powerful quad core android smartphones with brilliant screen (better than 720p) and an adequate camera that shoots 1080p videos , all of them come with changeable back covers, brilliant UI (much better than stock imo), they have maximum 4.5 inch screen and minimum 4"... make a petition or try and raise awareness of these two chinese companies so that they feel motivated to get their phones outside china .
EVEN BLU STUDIO 5.3 fits in my jean pocket so lie that others doesnt, waiting for BLU LIFE ONE 5 inches
actually i think that the best screen size is 4.5 to 5 inches to really enjoy all about the phone tablets doesnt work for me and small screen when u have a big screen phone become nothing, i dont know anybody who use a big one, use a small one again
Oh and Asus should make it! A 4" screen top-noch Padfone + 1080p tab! :D perfect! Just perfect!
4,2" (Razor i or OT-995) for me is still a bit too big but it's better than any 5" phone... I love the size of my small Xperia X8 but the screen is just too small (not to mention the specs).
This is an awesome idea. :) GSMArena, you're the best!
Very good idea, I would really like to see another petition for top qwerty phones.
Oh please 4.3 inc phone???? If I do believe I bought an iphone 3gs before becouse I need a biger phone. All who coment here that biger phone is stupid is stupid then self we are moving forward but people wants backward. People stop holding us back. You all here are hindering progress no body here are force to buy big phone.
I can't sign, because your aim can be achieved WITH a 5 inch, FullHD screen. It's all down to the design of the phone (real design, not just pretty, pretties).
My personal test is the 'back pocket' test. Will the phone fit in a back pocket without poking out? That CAN be achieved if you think a bit laterally - it doesn't have to be the size of an S3/S4. I've a sketched out design in front of me.
Now just need some manufacturer to catch up.