Xiaomi MI-2 & MI-2S have the best specs for what is considered nowadays a "compact" smartphone. :)
for someone like me who has tiny hands compared to others in my age, anything bigger than 4 inches is just too bulky to make sense
yan, 15 Apr 2013"Despite the large number of companies committed to the Android cause, there's not a sing... moreabsolutely agree on the iphone bit. It fills a very significant market segment. Its a company flagship (although not flagship in specs) that is compact in size. Even the feeling that this phone is a flagship instead if a mid-ranger gets people to buy it.
I completely agree, I find my S3 too big and the Xperia Z too much, my S2 was almost perfect.
I think that the current Razr I I own will be the first phone in years that I will keep more than a year, even 2 if nothing with the same size will emerge.
Thank you so much gsmarena!!! I knew I wasnt alone. I went against the masses and bought the razr i. Its pretty fast and handles everything well but its not a "flagship". Although the display is Edge to Edge, this phone can still be can down from the bottom and the top. The point here is that you can still fit in 4.3" display on a very pocketable phone, instead of sacrificing screen size.
It seems the needed numbers of signees is too small to be representative.
I have an Xperia ray and was thinking of upgrading to the Xperia SX, but Sony have only released it in China. The SX has the specs of a high end phone in a compact body to rival that of the iPhone. I've met a few people with Xperia rays and they said that they bought it for it's compact size.
Come on manufacturers, listen to your customers.
Yesd agree , time they gave consumer options to also have latest specs on 4" or 4.3"
Ya,i agree absolutely..
I mean,i waz waiting 4 sony xperia sp...as it was tld dat it vl b a mid-range marlet phn...i lykd d phn's all specs...and thought dat it vl b maxmly prcd btn 18k-21k...lyk dat of samsung galaxy grand duos...
Bt wen it launched....it was 10k more dn my estmn..dat iz its pricd @ 27,000+ in India...
:( its vry sad fr mid-range buyers,as evryne cn't purchase xperia z,s4 or htc one via 35-45k...
So,my qstn is why cn't we hv a phn wd 8MP camera,4.6inch screen,16gb int memory+32gb atleast xpndbl via sd crd+2est Andoid OS.+Quad core processor+Beats Audio @ 15-20k frm d companies lyk HTC,sony/samsung ???
I use a wait pouch for my n900 nokia...
Except..the outdated software and processor..
it is has perfect size and design...to help in
using the small screen..it has a keyboard and
passive stylus...SAMSUNG..please release a 3.5 inch
high speed android phone with a passive stylus and
a keyboard...and it should not look as ugly as your
samsung relay 4g...my n900 looks 1000 times better
than ur relay 4g..
vatsal, 15 Apr 2013i m wondering y sony is not launching its xperia sx in india. its a wonder of a mobile with 3.... moreThat is the phone I want. It ticks all the boxes of this article but has only been released in China.
I completely agree that manufacturers have lost the plot slightly and think that everyone wants to carry a brick. Not true. The comment below by ingerulol is spot on. I own the SE Xperia Ray also and, although I'd like to upgrade, I won't be upgrading anytime soon. Lovely display and nicely compact with great battery life. The only thing I'd like is a bit more grunt to play those .mkv's. So, I thought I'd do an advanced search on GsmArena to see if there was anything as compact but dual core with Qhd display (it is unrealistic to expect a higher-res display on a smaller handset). And guess what? I found it!
It is the Docomo Sony Xperia SX SO-05D. It is barely bigger than the Ray, yet has a Qhd (960x540) display, dual-core and weighs 95 grams. You can change the battery AND the memory card! Just want I want as a Ray upgrade. The bad news? Only the Japanese can get one. Check it out here: http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_sx_so_05d-4775.php
Also check out YouTube as a few videos on this phone. Come on, Sony. Bring it out world-wide!