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Topic # 115283 20-Mar-2013 12:30
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With all the recent releases, HTC One, Nexus 4, Samsung SIV, HTC Butterfly, having 5 inch screens, does this mean 4 inch screens are on the way out?

I am thinking about upgrading but would like to know if there been any recent 4 inch phones released with reasonable specs? 



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  Reply # 784381 20-Mar-2013 12:36
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It's safe to say I think that anything over 4.3" display is the new 'premium' standard now. 4" or lower are mid range specs devices from the looks of it.




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  Reply # 784384 20-Mar-2013 12:43
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The Galaxy SIII mini is going for around $500 . Not as good specs as the SIII 'proper' but pretty good.

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Reply # 784388 20-Mar-2013 12:45
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billgates: It's safe to say I think that anything over 4.3" display is the new 'premium' standard now. 4" or lower are mid range specs devices from the looks of it.


True. Pity no-one told Apple ;-)




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  Reply # 784389 20-Mar-2013 12:46
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Lumia 620, 3.8" screen, about NZ$300

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  Reply # 784403 20-Mar-2013 13:04
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n4: True. Pity no-one told Apple ;-)

You appear to be under the delusion that Apple would listen anyway :P

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  Reply # 784442 20-Mar-2013 13:53
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The Sony Xperia V at 4.3" is probably my favourite pick of choice for around this size at the mo (well a tad larger).

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Behodar:
n4: True. Pity no-one told Apple ;-)

You appear to be under the delusion that Apple would listen anyway :P

I'm sorry but that price didn't meet of high standards of ascetics Laughing

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  Reply # 784631 20-Mar-2013 17:51
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Sony Xperia V (4.3" 720 x 1280 / 1GB RAM / 8GB Storage + microSD / 1.5Ghz dual-core / 13MP)
Sony Xperia SL (4.3" 720 x 1280 / 1GB RAM / 32GB Storage + microSD / 1.7Ghz dual-core / 12MP)

HTC One S (4.3" 540 x 960 / 1GB RAM / 16GB Storage / 1.5Ghz dual-core / 8MP)
HTC One S C2 (4.3" 540 x 960 / 1GB RAM / 16GB Storage / 1.7Ghz dual-core / 8MP)

Galaxy SIII mini (4.0" 480 x 800 / 1GB RAM / 16GB Storage + microSD / 1.0Ghz dual-core / 5MP)

If you don't mind going for some of the lesser known brands (and slightly larger than 4"), you can get better specs that are comparable to today's flagship phones:

Huawei Honor 2 (4.5" 720x1280 / 2GB RAM / 8GB Storage + microSD / 1.4Ghz quad-core / 8MP)
Xiaomi MI-2 (4.5" 720x1280 / 2GB RAM / 16-32GB Storage / 1.5Ghz quad-core / 8MP)
BLU Quattro 4.5 (4.5" 720x1280 / 1GB RAM / 16GB Storage / 1.5Ghz quad-core / nVidia Tegra 3 / 8MP)
Meizu MX2 (4.4" 800x1280 / 2GB RAM / 16-64GB Storage / 1.6Ghz quad-core / 8MP)
ZTE Era (4.5" 720x1280 / 1GB RAM / 8GB Storage + microSD / 1.3Ghz quad-core / nVidia Tegra 3 / 8MP)
ZTE Grand Era (4.5" 720x1280 / 1GB RAM / 4GB Storage + microSD / 1.5Ghz quad-core / nVidia Tegra 3 / 8MP)



Source: gsmarena.com



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  Reply # 784925 21-Mar-2013 12:55
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Thanks for the suggestions and no Apple is not an optionTongue Out 

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  Reply # 785435 22-Mar-2013 13:49
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d3Xt3r: Sony Xperia V (4.3" 720 x 1280 / 1GB RAM / 8GB Storage + microSD / 1.5Ghz dual-core / 13MP)
Sony Xperia SL (4.3" 720 x 1280 / 1GB RAM / 32GB Storage + microSD / 1.7Ghz dual-core / 12MP)

HTC One S (4.3" 540 x 960 / 1GB RAM / 16GB Storage / 1.5Ghz dual-core / 8MP)
HTC One S C2 (4.3" 540 x 960 / 1GB RAM / 16GB Storage / 1.7Ghz dual-core / 8MP)

Galaxy SIII mini (4.0" 480 x 800 / 1GB RAM / 16GB Storage + microSD / 1.0Ghz dual-core / 5MP)

If you don't mind going for some of the lesser known brands (and slightly larger than 4"), you can get better specs that are comparable to today's flagship phones:

Huawei Honor 2 (4.5" 720x1280 / 2GB RAM / 8GB Storage + microSD / 1.4Ghz quad-core / 8MP)
Xiaomi MI-2 (4.5" 720x1280 / 2GB RAM / 16-32GB Storage / 1.5Ghz quad-core / 8MP)
BLU Quattro 4.5 (4.5" 720x1280 / 1GB RAM / 16GB Storage / 1.5Ghz quad-core / nVidia Tegra 3 / 8MP)
Meizu MX2 (4.4" 800x1280 / 2GB RAM / 16-64GB Storage / 1.6Ghz quad-core / 8MP)
ZTE Era (4.5" 720x1280 / 1GB RAM / 8GB Storage + microSD / 1.3Ghz quad-core / nVidia Tegra 3 / 8MP)
ZTE Grand Era (4.5" 720x1280 / 1GB RAM / 4GB Storage + microSD / 1.5Ghz quad-core / nVidia Tegra 3 / 8MP)



Source: gsmarena.com

Its notable you should check physical dimensions too, a lot of the 4.5" phones (eg lumia 920) are actually as large if not bigger than their competitors with larger displays.
You're best to go on the overall width imo. Look for something with less than 65mm width.

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