• pancakesyrupyum
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      If a phone hit all of these, and added 6 years of guaranteed (timely) OEM OS updates, I would pay upwards of $2,000+.

      OEMs hit me up - I’ve got a credit card ready to go right now.

        • pancakesyrupyum
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          310 months ago

          No notification LED either, locked to /e/ in the US for keeping warranty, no buy.

          Fairphone is damn close in spirit though, especially in the EU market.

    • @WhoRoger
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      Sony, except the battery, but that is coming with new EU regulation.

      Actually cheap phones often have more of these things, although it’s getting rarer.

        • @WhoRoger
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          1110 months ago

          They’re skinnier and shaped in a more compact way. And I think the lower models are still smaller, aren’t they? Even if not exactly the compact/mini models they used to make.

          • @[email protected]
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            310 months ago

            Their aspect ratio is much wider. Still, they’re not using this to make smaller phones but simply make phones that are just as wide as other phones even taller, making the top of the screen even harder to reach. The Xperia 10 and 5 Vs are both 68 mm wide, which is just as wide as a zenfone, but 8.5 mm taller.

            • @WhoRoger
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              510 months ago

              Yea, and Zenfone 10 is the “small” phone, isn’t it? So this is as wide as that, and much skinnier than usual phone sizes. The assignment said “compact”, not “small”.

              • @[email protected]
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                210 months ago

                The zenfone is sometimes called small because that phablet is absurdly one of the smallest phones you can get right now. Still, that doesn’t make it small or compact. The XZ1 compact was 64x129 mm. The zenfone is 68.1x146.5 mm. And with those bezels on the older Sony, the top part of the display were actually in reach of your thumb. The zenfone has a 5.92 inch display… That’s not small. You know which phone is just a μ wider but also smaller than the zenfone? The fucking galaxy S22. The Samsung flagship. Those aren’t compact or small and the fact that people call them that in the absence of actually small android phones doesn’t make it any better. The only compact or small phones right now are the iPhones 13 Mini and the se which are both the last of their kind.

        • SGH FanOP
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          410 months ago

          Xperia Ace III (I actually imported one), love the size!

    • @machinin
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      Especially the custom roms.

      Xiaomi has all of these, but custom roms are hit and miss.

      • @ladicius
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        910 months ago

        Xiaomi smartphones are such a pita… Everyone I know who owns one is glad to never buy them again.

        • jkozaka
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          310 months ago

          True, Xiaomi software is bloat incarnate, but I’m hoping it becomes good with a custom ROM.

        • @TwanHE
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          There’s nothing wrong with a Xiaomi or one of their subbrands, it’s just byos

      • @ccf
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        1410 months ago

        im fairly sure fairphone is getting rid of the audio jack though :-(

        • TOR-anon1
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          710 months ago

          What!

          A phone for ease of repair removes the jack?

          Darn…

        • citrusface
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          310 months ago

          Fairphone 4 is coming to the US market

        • em2
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          110 months ago

          In US. Have Fairphone (thanks eBay).

    • @[email protected]
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      110 months ago

      Asus zenfone unfortunately doesn’t have a removable battery but good to go on everything else