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    News - Sony teases 'Honami' photo ability and a 'Honami Mini' is spotted

    These smartphones are expected to be fully revealed during IFA in early September.
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    Re: News - Sony teases 'Honami' photo ability and a 'Honami Mini' is spotted

    Maybe we're finally going to start seeing some smaller premium phones?

    There's an interesting article on that subject here: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/...-small-at-all/

    About the only 'small' premium phone you can buy is the iPhone. Smaller Android devices tend to be drastically cut-back versions, with little in-between. I mean I could understand if the 'mini' versions had a smaller but similar quality screen, smaller battery because of limited space etc, but instead the specs are cut right back to almost what you'd expect on a budget model, only you're not paying a budget price.

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    Re: News - Sony teases 'Honami' photo ability and a 'Honami Mini' is spotted

    Since when was 4.3" screen phone a 'mini' it's the same size as my 18 month old xperia s, which for it's time had a large screen!
    20MP camera, you have to be joking the 12 on the S is barely a match for a 10 year old 2mp compact, let alone my 10mp ixus which blows it out of the water in all but video recording.

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    Re: News - Sony teases 'Honami' photo ability and a 'Honami Mini' is spotted

    Bare in mind with Sony, they include the standard button row in the screen and don't use stupid capacitive buttons as an addition so the phones generally have more real estate for their size.
    I have an Xperia SP and it's much more usable than the one x I came from.

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    Re: News - Sony teases 'Honami' photo ability and a 'Honami Mini' is spotted

    Is it just me or does the pic with the three phones (like the blue!) show a more rounded Xperia than is currently the case? If so, then it'll find favour with me - the current ones are just too angular for my taste.

    Very much like the uSD slot, leaving only the usual Xperia question ... will the software support be up to expectations?

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    Re: News - Sony teases 'Honami' photo ability and a 'Honami Mini' is spotted

    Just measured my Galaxy Ace and it's essentially the same size as the measurements given for that phone! Impressive, considering the Ace is a fairly compact, 3.5" display phone!

    @keithwalton: It's actually smaller than the Xperia S too, presumably with less border space and/or different aspect ratio screen.

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    Re: News - Sony teases 'Honami' photo ability and a 'Honami Mini' is spotted

    at least the things got an sd slot and the batterys gone up from a 2400 (xperia z) to a 3000, if the screens good then should make a good mobile and snapper. not happy HTC one has no SD slot, i have 26gb so run a 32gb card.

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