I used to have a Samsung Galaxy S2, but unfortunately a couple of days ago it met a horrible fate - it spent a couple of minutes in the washing machine. I have managed to resurrect it as much as possible with its spare battery (the wet one is dead), but its touch keypad is not working and the camera has visible water in it. I have managed to get a backup of it using some software I found that will run its keyboard via adb from my PC, so I am very glad I had it all set up for adb.
But now I need to find a replacement. I have a good tablet, so what I am looking for is a phone that will still fit comfortably in my jeans pocket, and will not be crushed or cracked when I am bicycling. The S2 was very good for that - 4.3" screen (125 x 66 mm). So I need something that is not much taller, although it can be a bit wider. I would also want it to be at least as good as the S2, and preferably also do 4G/LTE and maybe NFC if I can get it. The SD card from the S2 still works, so it would be nice to have an SD slot. And, considering the S2's fate, maybe I should be looking for something waterproof. I am with Skinny at present, but would prefer a phone that has support for all NZ networks.
But good small size phones seem few and far between. The only ones I have come across so far are:
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Sony Xperia X Compact
Are there any others that anyone would recommend? And are there any places in New Zealand that actually have stock of these?