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#143220 7-Apr-2014 12:47
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My current phone is finally reaching end of life (four years wasn't bad though) and I need to replace it. 

I would like a phone that has decent specs but I do not want a 5"+ screen as that is too big for my liking but increasing screen sizes seem to be the current trend.  I would prefer something between 4 and 4.5".  The obvious candidates as far as I can tell are the Sony Z1 Compact and when released the HTC One M8 Mini but is there anything else recently released out there at that sort of level?    

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  #1019883 7-Apr-2014 12:49
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Budget might help narrow the choice down.




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  #1019887 7-Apr-2014 12:53
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Found out on friday that Noels are now selling the Moto G. Getting one for the wife. Great phone. Great price.

 
 
 
 


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  #1019891 7-Apr-2014 12:56
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Would highly recommend the Moto G for a phone around that size.  Absolutely amazing value as long and great performance apart from the camera.



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  #1019913 7-Apr-2014 13:01
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vexxxboy: Budget might help narrow the choice down.


Good point.  Around $700-750 or so.

In response to the other posts I agree the Moto G is a good phone but I am after something with a few more bells and whistles.

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  #1019924 7-Apr-2014 13:13
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Giggs: Sony Z1 Compact and when released the HTC One M8 Mini


Are you thinking of importing - neither of these are available locally?

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  #1019926 7-Apr-2014 13:16
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AFAIK the HTC is a lower spec, smaller version, whereas the Sony is a same spec, smaller version.

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  #1019935 7-Apr-2014 13:29
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blakamin: AFAIK the HTC is a lower spec, smaller version, whereas the Sony is a same spec, smaller version.


I'd definitely be interested in Sony if released here. Would need a dock though, it would do my head in having to open the waterproof flap every time I wanted to charge the thing.


 
 
 
 


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  #1019938 7-Apr-2014 13:32
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dafman:
blakamin: AFAIK the HTC is a lower spec, smaller version, whereas the Sony is a same spec, smaller version.


I'd definitely be interested in Sony if released here. Would need a dock though, it would do my head in having to open the waterproof flap every time I wanted to charge the thing.



Ha, I know the feeling.. My Z1 came with the dock so I'm pretty happy. ;)

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  #1019987 7-Apr-2014 14:19
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have you used android before? if not you should give an iphone a thought ... and if you have and still want to experiment android, take care.

i'm a fiddler hence i use an android. i can't stand the rigidity of ios. but for end user experience ios wins hands down (my wife, dad, mother who doesn't know how to operate the VCR)

horses for courses is the caveat.




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  #1019990 7-Apr-2014 14:22
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TBH, Once you get used to a 5 inch phone it isnt an issue, Try them in shops?

 

If you're gonna spend around $700-$750 you may aswell get something like the full S4 S3 or HTC one rather than a less powerful, less features mini versions.

 

You think 5 inch phones are too big until you have one. and when you do you cant go back

 

 

 

Otherwise Moto G? S3/S4 mini, HTC One Mini, iPhone

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  #1019991 7-Apr-2014 14:22
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joker97: have you used android before? if not you should give an iphone a thought ... 


Since the OP has posted in the "Android" area, I would imagine he was after an Android phone... ;P

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  #1020005 7-Apr-2014 14:28
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nexus 5 is the answer. it is not 5+, very close to 4.99, cooks dinner and does the washing.




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  #1020008 7-Apr-2014 14:29
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i just think good quality and mid sized = 5"

anything under 5" and good quality is very very hard to find ...

btw don't get the S4.




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  #1020012 7-Apr-2014 14:38
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joker97: i just think good quality and mid sized = 5"

anything under 5" and good quality is very very hard to find ...

btw don't get the S4.


Yep, Nexus 5 would've been my first mention too, but yeah, it's 5".

There are no flagship devices (on Android) under 5" now, so your choices are limited to the 'mini' range. Or the Moto G, which stacks up pretty well against the mini's, but at a low price. So yeah, I still say the Moto G.

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  #1020026 7-Apr-2014 14:55
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The current HTC One is 4.7". With the upcoming update to the awesome Sense 6 for it, it is going be hard to find a better option.

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