These are the most recent forum messages posted by bofis:
Now would be a great time to actually sell the Z3 Compact in stores...
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
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?
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
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
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!
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?
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 :-(
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?
Is a software update enabling previously-unstated band support?
Please post some comparison shots
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?
How long will they offer the 2-line unlimited plan for??
RIP Lock Screen Widgets :-(
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?!?!
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
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?!?
We already have far too many huge phones, what about carrying the Z3 Compact, which packs the same punch into a better, smaller package
I wish they'd make better, smaller phones instead
Wish it was smaller :-(
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!?
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
All phones should be rugged, waterproof, have a saphire screen and microSD slot, and not be huge...this is tempting
Re: Family Plan Impact
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?
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?
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!
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?
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 2...got it ;-)
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 ...
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
NO thank you, Samsung...make a SMALLER phone, with on-screen buttons and maybe I'll pay any attention to you
Verizon version please?
Soooo, why wouldn't these phones have MicroSD ports, I do not understand!
Verizon version please?
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
Just another excuse to keep tiered-data plans :-\
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?
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
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...
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!
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?!
: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?
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.
AND they both have MicroSD slots, UNLIKE the One and One Mini...wtf? 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?
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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