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Thread: Small 3G handset (no, I mean REALLY small)

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    I am crossing my fingers that this really will be available with NA frequency support...

    http://www.sammobile.com/2013/01/15/...ket-plus-soon/

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    Is Xperia Mini Pro still a good small size phone to get? There's nothing quite like it these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post
    Is Xperia Mini Pro still a good small size phone to get? There's nothing quite like it these days.
    I'd say that it's a strong contender if you are willing to trade thinness to get that keyboard. I think that I read in recent months about some similar form factor for an upcoming model, but now I cannot remember which manufacturer announced it.

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    How about Xperia Ray? It's just a tad smaller than the original iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post
    How about Xperia Ray? It's just a tad smaller than the original iPhone.
    From its dimensions, it's marginally interesting. The original iPhone isn't all that small. The Ray also has fairly sharp corners, which at its size is a problem for front trouser pockets because the corners will be visible through the fabric much more than a similar form factor with more rounded corners. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket, while slightly thicker, is probably less visible due to its corners.

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    I think that this sums up the current situation:

    http://gizmodo.com/5943072/after-iph...e-all-horrible

    The only hope that I have for current or near-future handsets is the upcoming Galaxy Pocket Plus.

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    Well, Samsung announced not the Pocket Plus, but a new "Pocket Neo" model:

    http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/20...Y-Pocket-Neo-1

    No NA 3G support, yet again.

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    Hey, here is some progress! The Omate TrueSmart smartwatch supports 3G.

    http://www.slashgear.com/omate-trues...wild-07312054/

    Although it has a SIM card, microphone and speaker, nowhere have I been able to find any reference to it actually making voice calls. We'll see.

    EDIT: Yes, it's supposed to make calls. It's in the promo material on http://www.omate.com/ .
    Last edited by Ian Brantford; 01-11-2014 at 02:42 AM.

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    Amazing how much the "mini" goalposts have shifted since you started this thread calling the 4" Nexus S too big. The Galaxy S4 mini is under 110 g, 8.9 mm thin... but "mini" 4.3" screen. The Xperia Go and Xperia Sola from 2012 are < or = 110 g, thinner than 10 mm, and <4" screens. OS only goes up as far as 4.0 or 4.1 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmstlist View Post
    Amazing how much the "mini" goalposts have shifted since you started this thread calling the 4" Nexus S too big.
    Yes, it's quite sad. No one who can make a difference in North America remembers what it was like to have a discreetly pocketable phone. The VK2020 was definitely the ideal shape and weight and the P300 was almost as good. The Samsung Pocket shows that there is still demand. They just haven't brought it to this market.
    The Galaxy S4 mini is under 110 g, 8.9 mm thin... but "mini" 4.3" screen. The Xperia Go and Xperia Sola from 2012 are < or = 110 g, thinner than 10 mm, and <4" screens. OS only goes up as far as 4.0 or 4.1 though.
    Yep. I checked out the XPeria models, but saw many complaints about glitchy software (both original and updated versions), plus I realised that, thanks to thick bezels, they weren't really all that small. They just have small screens. I already have a cheap L2 Android phone of similar proportions and don't find it worthwhile to switch to it when a discreet phone would be preferred.

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    Fun size comparison courtesy of Mobile Device Size:



    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

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    Haha! I probably could have curtailed many suggestions in this thread by simply using a visual aid.

    Here is one that I created using phonearena.com's Visual Phone Size tool. Their database had the dimensions, but not a photo, if the Samsung P300, so I pasted one in to scale using phonearena's outline.
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    Also very demonstrative is this old Engadget article:

    http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/07/s...0-in-the-wild/

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    Catharsis! The Posh Micro X S240. I got two. USD $50 each on sale.

    The only parameter on which it bends my important rules is being a bit over 10mm thick. However, it's so nice and rounded on the back that this doesn't matter much. It fits into a 5th pocket!

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    Very cute! My expectations are a little less bargain-basement... my Nexus 5 is getting to be 3 years old and I want to replace it with something that is no taller, preferably shorter, but has high enough specs and Canadian LTE bands. For some unfathomable reason, all the 5" phones that have come out in the last 2 years are at least several mm taller than the N5's 137.9 mm.

    The only option that fits right now is the Xperia X Compact which cannot be acquired in Canada as of yet.

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