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Now would be a great time to actually sell the Z3 Compact in stores...
Tuesday, 8:37 AM
in the Article: Sony Xperia Z3+ Is a Z4 for the Rest of the World forum

But why would any company actually sell their great, smaller device next to a huge flagship? Then they might have accurate comparison sales figures instead of just assuming anyone who wants one will order it online, like I did....

Barely smaller, worse specs
May 19, 2015, 11:02 AM
in the Article: LG Shows Off the G4c, A Smaller, Less-Expensive G4 forum

Soooo, why is Sony the only company who makes good, actually compact phones with the same internals as their larger siblings? Anything 5" and above is too big, even the 4.6" Z3 Compact is basically the largest I'd ever want a phone...

What about a Mini phone that has the same internals?
May 18, 2015, 1:06 PM
in the Article: HTC Says 'Mini' Phones Still a Possibility forum

Like Sony does with the fantastic Z3 Compact, just release the SAME SPECS in a smaller phone that's easier to hold, gets better battery life, and just has a smaller, but still nice, screen? I'm very happy with my 4.6" screen and if anything would be MORE happy with a 4.3" 720p phone that's even smaller than the current Z1 and Z3 Compacts.

Re: Blackberry was the one that pulled their phones
May 7, 2015, 11:18 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell BlackBerry Classic May 13 forum

If that's true, this is still a win for consumers as the Classic is by far the best BlackBerry phone to date, my wife has an unlocked one on TMobile since January and loves it.

Can't wait for a metal Compact model
Apr 20, 2015, 1:35 PM
in the Article: Sony Trots Out the Xperia Z4 with Little Fanfare forum

So are they going to make a Z4 Compact, or do the Compact models skip every other year? Would be awesome to have a metal frame on my Z3 Compact, which is still the best phone out there imo since everything else is too big!

G4 Mini?
Apr 16, 2015, 12:03 PM
in the Article: LG Outs the G4 On Its Facebook Page forum

How about they actually announce, and release a G4 Mini this time around, and possibly one with the same CPU and specs other than much smaller screen and easier-to-hold size ;-)

How about a better, smaller handset?
Apr 2, 2015, 12:01 PM
in the Article: HTC Shows Off the M8s, A Less Expensive One forum

The HTC One Remix or Mini 2 or whatever was a Snapdragon 400, but in a nicer, smaller form factor. I'd much prefer HTC (and everyone else really) make their higher-end phones in various sizes instead of just making various version of big phones :-(

great update
Feb 19, 2015, 8:45 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Pushing 10.3.1 System Update to Most Phones forum

My wife's Classic has been running this for a while (and even has the Play Store, Google Maps, etc) and it's a great improvement over what the Q10's been running.

Would that also include Z3 Compacts?
Jan 26, 2015, 8:04 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Add 700MHz Support to Select Phones forum

Is a software update enabling previously-unstated band support?

Please post some comparison shots
Dec 17, 2014, 4:16 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Classic forum

Such as next to common phones, big and small so we can tell how big it really is since it's hard to find it in a store presently.

how limited time?
Dec 10, 2014, 1:44 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Brings Back $100 Unlimited Family Plan forum

How long will they offer the 2-line unlimited plan for??

RIP Lock Screen Widgets :-(
Nov 8, 2014, 3:10 PM
in the Article: Review: Android 5.0 Lollipop forum

I'm really upset by the loss of Lock Screen Widgets! I check the weather and my calendar using cLock (Chronus) and also have a full month view widget from Business Calendar if I swipe right. I would much rather have that option instead of just showing notifications I can get from the top anyway.

Now where's the Verizon Z3 Compact?!?!
Oct 23, 2014, 4:16 PM
in the Article: Review: Sony Xperia Z3v for Verizon Wireless forum

This phone is far too big, as is every other phone on Verizon, I really wish they'd release the Z3 Compact so there would be a single high-end, compact handset available from Verizon!!!

If only this worked on Verizon
Oct 13, 2014, 12:51 PM
in the Article: Sony Selling Xperia Z3 Compact Off-Contract for $530 forum

It supports every band, but Verizon will only activate phones locked to their network....soooo, when is Verizon going to announce a version of the Z3 Compact for it's network??? ::fingers crossed::

What about Z3 Compact?!?
Oct 9, 2014, 4:13 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell Sony's Xperia Z3v forum

We already have far too many huge phones, what about carrying the Z3 Compact, which packs the same punch into a better, smaller package

Too Big!
Oct 9, 2014, 1:13 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the HTC Desire EYE forum

I wish they'd make better, smaller phones instead

Wish it was smaller :-(
Sep 5, 2014, 11:14 AM
in the Article: Motorola Turns Moto X Into True Flagship forum

Why are all the flagships HUGE? The old Moto X was almost a perfect size, but really only Sony has bothered to make something usable with one hand this year, the Z3 Compact, that I hope comes to Verizon so I can ignore the Moto X again.

Z3 Compact on Verizon Please!?
Sep 3, 2014, 1:50 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and E3 forum

I really really really really hope Verizon carries the Z3 Compact as there really are no good, smaller phones these days and this one is the only device I'm excited for in YEARS.

This should not be the exception
Jul 31, 2014, 4:33 PM
in the Article: Kyocera Brigadier for Verizon Has Sapphire Screen forum

All phones should be rugged, waterproof, have a saphire screen and microSD slot, and not be huge...this is tempting

Re: Family Plan Impact
Jul 30, 2014, 11:49 PM
in the Article: FCC Chairman Not Pleased with Verizon's Plans to Throttle Users forum

No, this only impacts lines with Unlimited LTE Data still, which I claim, and I use up 4.8GB in a week sometimes ;-) But I am VERY GLAD they are getting **** for this, this is why net neutrality would be nice, and I'd love the FCC to step in and stop carriers' abuse of their customers always.

So less information on the screen?
Jun 25, 2014, 11:57 AM
in the Article: Google Talks About Android's New Design forum

I'm not a fan of showing fewer messages, and less information on each screen in the new screenshots. Why wouldn't I want to see the date or even one entire extra conversation without scrolling?

Isn't this kind of pointless?
May 22, 2014, 10:22 AM
in the Article: LG Reveals QuickCircle Case Ahead of G3 Debut forum

It's an LCD screen so there's little power saving by using the circular display as the entire panel will still light up. And aren't you carrying around this HUGE phone with it's HUGE screen for a reason? If people like smaller screens, why not make SMALLER PHONES PLEASE????!

Re: Make it smaller and faster!
May 15, 2014, 10:31 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: HTC One mini 2 forum

I agree, though what are the actual dimensions of the HTC One Mini 2 (ugh, such a mouthful)?? Would be interested to compare this with the upcoming Moto X+1 (which I hope will include a better processor and microSD slot finally)

Is the HK edition really using a different DAC?
May 6, 2014, 2:50 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One for Sprint (Harman Kardon Edition) forum

I thought the HTC One M8 supported FLAC playback already. Is there really a different DAC in the HK edition or are the differences just software and bundled headphones along with exclusive color? What is the DAC in the normal M8 if it's different than the one in the HK edition? It is unfortunate that DAC specifications/chip information are not ever listed or available in spec lists for any phone unless HTC specifically decides to mention ...

So it's worse than the Lucid it ;-)
May 2, 2014, 2:43 PM
in the Article: Review: LG Lucid 3 for Verizon Wireless forum

Larger in every dimension, same resolution screen but now larger for no reason, smaller battery, and awful physical home button to mimic Samsung's stupidity. I'm glad I got my mom the Lucid 2 last year, it's a far nicer phone in overall size, performance, and it's larger, removable battery and only-capacitive face buttons. It makes no sense to mix a physical key with capacitive keys, I"d rather have them on-screen or as all-capacitive. It's annoying that they don't ...

Camera crop?
Apr 14, 2014, 11:17 AM
in the Article: Review: Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 forum

Does the camera crop off the top and bottom of the sensor's image in the preview? As in, doesn't the camera have a 4:3 sensor but displays a 16:9 image cutting off the top and bottom of the frame you'd get when you take a photo?

TOO BIG and still has terrible phyiscal button layout
Feb 25, 2014, 2:34 PM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Waterproof, Adds Fingerprint Sensor forum

NO thank you, Samsung...make a SMALLER phone, with on-screen buttons and maybe I'll pay any attention to you

Verizon version please?
Feb 25, 2014, 1:09 PM
in the Article: YotaPhone Upgraded With Full Touch, Better Specs forum

pretty please?

Feb 25, 2014, 12:08 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: LG G Pro 2 and G2 Mini forum

Soooo, why wouldn't these phones have MicroSD ports, I do not understand!

Verizon version please?
Jan 8, 2014, 4:25 PM
in the Article: Hands on with Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact forum

I wish this phone would be offered on Verizon, I'd jump to it for the size, camera button, and microSD slot...things no one else seems to think matter in a phone

If only Sony made phones for Verizon...
Jan 7, 2014, 3:44 PM
in the Article: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Is a Smaller Flagship forum

EVER :-(

Just another excuse to keep tiered-data plans :-\
Jan 6, 2014, 1:52 PM
in the Article: AT&T Intros Sponsored Data to Shift Cost to Companies forum

This will only lead to SMALLER data buckets being offered and prevent carriers from having to increase plans or have unlimited data again :-\

Cuz we all need to hear annoying phone conversations on a plane?
Dec 12, 2013, 5:10 PM
in the Article: FCC Says Inflight Calls a Go, But DoT Says No forum

Please ban this, data is one thing, and I'm surprised phones would even work that high up...but it would be really more pleasant for everyone if this was not allowed!

Glad Moto wins this time
Nov 19, 2013, 2:27 PM
in the Article: Verizon Pushing Android 4.4 KitKat to Moto X forum

If only that meant better sales, though it is nice to know that the Moto X on Verizon managed to beat the LTE Nexus 7 (2013) and even all the Google Experience Devices to 4.4

Of course, why not enforce the ban on TALKING while driving first...
Nov 12, 2013, 4:57 PM
in the Article: NJ Pushes to Make Texting at Red Lights Illegal forum

I see so many people in NJ (and NY where it's equally illegal to talk on the phone without a headset) holding their phone as they drive around. This seems like an easier offense to enforce and rarely do people seem to get stopped or feel they shouldn't be obviously doing that while driving. If you are stopped at a red light, that is sorta the best time to do it, though if you say it's illegal ...

Should have more color settings!
Nov 11, 2013, 4:45 PM
in the Article: Review: Android 4.4 KitKat forum

With 4.4 Google has removed the colored icons in the status bar at the top and should allow you to set that again as it was VERY useful to see that when the signal graph was white there was not a data connection, but when it was blue (or whatever color you pick) then it's actually connected. Same for the navigation keys at the bottom, I prefer to have the black background always as that blends in with ...

Why no MicroSD?!
Nov 4, 2013, 2:44 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 5 forum

:o This keeps happening with Nexus phones and other flagships, and I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why a premium device would leave off expandable storage. Who wouldn't want storage for MORE photos/videos/music and be able to swap that over to a different device down the line easily?

what happened to compact phones?
Oct 15, 2013, 11:35 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One max forum

I agree with you that using, and holding my phone with ONE HAND is very important to me and not something I ever want to give up. My hands have not grown, I really don't want my phone to

Re: The Pattern Is Backwards.
Sep 3, 2013, 10:28 AM
in the Article: HTC Intros Desire 601 and 300, Adds Color to One Range forum

AND they both have MicroSD slots, UNLIKE the One and One Why are important features only on lower-end handsets? This makes me want to just get smaller, cheaper phones if it means removable batteries and storage.

At least the Droid Maxx has a matte back?
Aug 22, 2013, 6:38 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Droid Ultra for Verizon Wireless forum

I agree that a glossy phone is a stupid idea because it will just attract fingerprints. I'm glad that at least the Maxx retains the better, rubbery, matte carbon fiber back.

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