05-19-2021 09:48 PM
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  1. Kuldip Wagh's Avatar
    1. Samsung OneUI has become much better, cleaner now.
    2. Samsung should make a phone with ~5.5 inch phone with the form factor comparable to I phone 12 mini. because 6 inches is still bigger.
    The users will be less in compared to big size phones, but its essential for those who wants.
    3. And battery will play a key role in design of such phone. It should be at least one day.
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    05-06-2021 10:43 PM
  2. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I think you are correct, although Apple found sales of the iPhone mini didn't meet their expectations sales wise
    Morty2264 and BergerKing like this.
    05-07-2021 04:12 AM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    I’ve moved your thread to General News & Discussion, which I think is the best place for it.

    I don’t know about Samsung, but yes, small high-spec Android phones from that manufacturer or any other would be welcome.
    05-07-2021 08:01 AM
  4. cknobman's Avatar
    I moved from a Note phone to the standard S20.

    While not "small" in the traditional sense it can be considered on the smaller size for todays phones.

    I love it and wont be going back to the huge phones.
    I really appreciate not having a phone so big it wont fit comfortably in my jeans or I cannot use it one handed.
    In the past getting a huge phone meant getting a phone with good battery life but I feel like technology has progressed enough to make that point not as important.

    With my S20 I still get at least a full day of battery life which is what matters to me.
    Grabber5.0 likes this.
    05-07-2021 08:09 AM
  5. ptkelly's Avatar
    Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 5" screen.
    Palm Phone has a 3.3" screen.
    Unihertz Atom XL has a 4" screen.
    Google Pixel 4a has a 5.8" screen.

    I can get four days on a full charge of my phone but I don't play games, don't watch music videos, don't watch movies, and don't do social media.
    05-07-2021 08:52 AM
  6. swebb's Avatar
    Yes, the Pixel 4a just about hits that mark.

    My belief is that any small Android phone will be an economy offering. No flagship specs like the Apple mini. Just don't think there's a market for a small flagship in the android ecosystem.
    Kizzy Catwoman likes this.
    05-07-2021 10:26 AM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    1. Samsung OneUI has become much better, cleaner now.
    2. Samsung should make a phone with ~5.5 inch phone with the form factor comparable to I phone 12 mini. because 6 inches is still bigger.
    The users will be less in compared to big size phones, but its essential for those who wants.
    3. And battery will play a key role in design of such phone. It should be at least one day.
    Welcome to Android Central!!!! Post early and post often…..

    If there’s a need for something, the free market system delivers it
    05-07-2021 01:32 PM
  8. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I remember when a 5.5" screen was a phablet and people mocked me for using a phone that big. Things sure do change with time. Lol
    J Dubbs and belodion like this.
    05-07-2021 06:04 PM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    I think you are correct, although Apple found sales of the iPhone mini didn't meet their expectations sales wise
    And didn't the iPhone SE 2 sales also not meet expectations? I too would really love a smaller phone.
    05-07-2021 07:01 PM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Yes, it would be nice to have more variety when it comes to smaller smartphones!
    05-07-2021 07:06 PM
  11. oldDummy's Avatar
    my pixel 5 bricked, 4a is almost the same size but seems smaller.

    No complaints regarding the Pixel 4a.
    Nice phone.
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    05-08-2021 05:49 AM
  12. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    And didn't the iPhone SE 2 sales also not meet expectations? I too would really love a smaller phone.
    Yes but using old components so much lower definition of success. I would look at the iPhone 12 Mini and it's lowered production as sign that smaller phones aren't desired as much as people think.
    05-08-2021 08:37 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yes but using old components so much lower definition of success. I would look at the iPhone 12 Mini and it's lowered production as sign that smaller phones aren't desired as much as people think.
    It's definitely a small (pun intended) market for that specific type of device, that is for sure!
    05-08-2021 08:12 PM
  14. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    It's definitely a small (pun intended) market for that specific type of device, that is for sure!
    Small, and likely unprofitable, unfortunately, for those of us that like smaller phones. I am in the process of downsizing (LOL) from a OnePlus 8 to a Galaxy S21. It's about the same size as my old Nexus 5X, which was as high as I ever liked carrying. I think that's still a good amount bigger than the iPhone 12 mini.
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    05-08-2021 10:03 PM
  15. spARTacus's Avatar
    Blackberry Z10 used to be a great "good size" for me. It used to be I couldn't imagine carrying something bigger. I now appreciate the size of my Samsung A21, with my age/eye-sight not getting better. In my opinion it all depends on what one uses the phone for, in terms of optimal size. The Z10 would still work great for me for calls and text/short messaging. Even with its awesome virtual keyboard however, it just starts to get less "good" for me now in terms of size, for emails and anything else. For me the larger "real-estate" on the A21 for example just makes life easier. I don't care for the size of the A21 in terms of carrying it around however. It is just way more awkward. Lots of things that still don't work better for me on the A21 vs the Z10 also. However, that's a different topic.
    05-09-2021 06:42 AM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    Small, and likely unprofitable, unfortunately, for those of us that like smaller phones. I am in the process of downsizing (LOL) from a OnePlus 8 to a Galaxy S21. It's about the same size as my old Nexus 5X, which was as high as I ever liked carrying. I think that's still a good amount bigger than the iPhone 12 mini.
    LOOL at "downsizing"! I totally get what you mean. And you are right about the lack of profitability. Even though there *is* a market for smaller smartphones, we're not nearly as big as the market who wants bigger phones - or phablets, IMO!
    05-09-2021 09:04 AM
  17. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    my pixel 5 bricked, 4a is almost the same size but seems smaller.

    No complaints regarding the Pixel 4a.
    Nice phone.
    Isn't that pixel 5 covered by warranty? It is only 6 months old
    05-09-2021 09:57 AM
  18. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I just got a refurb iPhone 8 plus to replace and iPhone 7 as o found the screen too small for me. I just couldn't read properly on it. The 8 plus has a 5.5" screen and it is a lovely size to read on. I still prefer the size of my S10+ and 4a 5G at 6.2" and yet the 3 phones are exactly the same physical size. The iPhone has huge bezels (which I prefer over they ghastly notch on the newer iPhones).
    05-09-2021 10:00 AM
  19. jlarkins08's Avatar
    This is actually one of the reasons I purchased the iPhone 12 mini. There are no decent Android compact flagships out there. I don’t want to compromise size over functionality. Google tried to keep a compact flagship but after the Pixel 4, I feel like like they gave up on flagships overall. So I decided to give Apple a shot!
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    05-09-2021 10:45 AM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    This is actually one of the reasons I purchased the iPhone 12 mini. There are no decent Android compact flagships out there. I don’t want to compromise size over functionality. Google tried to keep a compact flagship but after the Pixel 4, I feel like like they gave up on flagships overall. So I decided to give Apple a shot!
    How are you liking the iPhone 12 Mini? It looks cute and super functional! Reminds me of how I liked the iPhone SE.
    05-10-2021 06:54 AM
  21. jlarkins08's Avatar
    How are you liking the iPhone 12 Mini? It looks cute and super functional! Reminds me of how I liked the iPhone SE.
    I’m a fan of the 12 mini, went with the Blue color (128GB) Very content with it. iOS has its quirks but it’s functional. I miss certain customizations ANDROID brings to the table but overall Apple has made a wonderful powerful little device. The mini serves my needs well!
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    05-10-2021 08:08 AM
  22. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    My son and two daughters represent the dilemma that Apple (plus Android OEMs) face across their user base. It’s the value meal conundrum. For almost the same price it costs to make all the devices, people will only pay less for the smaller devices.

    My son wouldn’t pay the extra for the 6+, 7+ when I was covering the price of the 6, 7 and when his own money, held off until SE2/9 and won’t pay for XR, 11 or 12 at time although I’m sure he’ll buy the cheapest new coming up. Daughters have 8 and XR for same reason but none are ever going to pay almost or same price for smaller device. It’s the mentality of larger size for little bit more is better value.
    05-10-2021 01:43 PM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    I’m a fan of the 12 mini, went with the Blue color (128GB) Very content with it. iOS has its quirks but it’s functional. I miss certain customizations ANDROID brings to the table but overall Apple has made a wonderful powerful little device. The mini serves my needs well!
    So glad you are liking the iPhone 12 Mini! Apple is a very smooth OS - functional, as you say.
    05-11-2021 06:11 AM
  24. swebb's Avatar
    My son and two daughters represent the dilemma that Apple (plus Android OEMs) face across their user base. It’s the value meal conundrum. For almost the same price it costs to make all the devices, people will only pay less for the smaller devices.

    My son wouldn’t pay the extra for the 6+, 7+ when I was covering the price of the 6, 7 and when his own money, held off until SE2/9 and won’t pay for XR, 11 or 12 at time although I’m sure he’ll buy the cheapest new coming up. Daughters have 8 and XR for same reason but none are ever going to pay almost or same price for smaller device. It’s the mentality of larger size for little bit more is better value.
    Exactly why I think any small Android phone will have to be a "value" phone to be competitive. Apple can get away (to an extent) with a flagship spec'd and priced phone because there is no other competition in the IOS world.
    05-11-2021 07:19 AM
  25. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You all might find this interesting: https://www.theverge.com/22431051/asus-zenfone-8-review
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    05-12-2021 03:07 PM
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