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[Q] What is the most High-Tech 3.7 inch Android Phone?

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By OptimismPrime, Junior Member on 7th November 2011, 11:24 PM
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Hello everyone,
i am apearantly one of the very, very few people who don't think "bigger is better".

I am in the market to replace my aging T-Mobile G1.
I have played around with some of the phones my friends have (4" Galaxy S, 4,3" Desire HD) and find them freakishly large, nothing to comfortably put in my pocket.

Looking at new releases seeing 4.3, 4.5, 4.7 inch devices i can not see myself being comfortable with any of these monsters.

Seeing as my G1 lasted me about 3 years i'd like to find a phone which isn't horribly underpowered by even todays standards to last me at least 2 years again, so what i'm looking for is:

- GSM /HSPA(+) phone usable in europe (germany to be precise)
- Screen between 3.5 - 3.9 inch (3.7 idealy)
- fastest CPU/GPU available in this form factor (idealy dual core)
- as much ram as possible.
- front camera (if possible)

Hope Anyone can help, because all i came up with are Nexus One / Desire / Desire S, and i feel there should be better options than 1 Ghz Qualcom Single Cores with Adreno 200/205.


EDIT (Nov. 12th, 2011):
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The (prelimenary) Winner here is the T-Mobile US exclusive "MyTouch 4G slide".
It is working on all Bands used by every single provider in germany, namely:
GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSPA: 1900 / 2100

and has a dual core 1.2 GHz Processor aswell as 768 MB RAM.

PLEASE - if you can point me to a place where i can buy a unlocked "MyTouch 4G slide" that will ship overseas to europe, let me know.
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9th November 2011, 02:08 AM |#2  
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9th November 2011, 02:50 AM |#3  
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On the HTC side, it is likely that the Desire S is your only option.
9th November 2011, 04:09 AM |#4  
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heh, my problem is that i only realy found HTC 3.7 inchers, i was looking for any others, but couldn't realy find any
9th November 2011, 10:16 PM |#5  
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Samsung Galaxy W

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10th November 2011, 09:44 AM |#6  
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Samsung Galaxy W

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Ok, Thanks - 1.4 GHz singlecore is a step in the right direction, if only there was a dual core in 3.7 inch
10th November 2011, 06:42 PM |#7  
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No dualcore in 3.7"

Xperia Arc, Neo ?
10th November 2011, 06:51 PM |#8  
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+1 for galaxy w

Ot: Huge phones suck, ill wait for 3.2 inch dual cores /jk (htc titan is veeery tempting for me '_' shame its not android)

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11th November 2011, 12:48 AM |#9  
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No dualcore in 3.7"

Xperia Arc, Neo ?

Thanks for the suggestions, but the Arc is a 4.2 Inch Phone, the Neo certainly has a 3.7" Screen, but comes with the same QSD8255 1GHz Snapdragon like the Desire S, but with only 2/3 of its RAM.
11th November 2011, 09:09 AM |#10  
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Many four inchers now are almost the same size wih the older 3.7 ones... you might reconsider.

Edit: eg; moto atrix close in size to iPhone 4s

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Lightbulb WE HAVE A (potential) WINNER, PEOPLE!
After doing some more digging i finaly found a 3.7 inch dual core smartphone.

The 'HTC Doubleshot' aka 'MyTouch 4G slide' sold by T-Mobile US has a 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Snapdragon and 768 MB of RAM. In Addition to that it also has a full QUERTY Keyboard, nice plus there.

According to the Spec-Sheet on GSMArena ( http://www.gsmarena.com/t_mobile_myt...slide-4018.php ) it supports all 4 GSM / 2G Bands used in germany, as well as HSPA on both of the 3G/3.5G (yeah, in europe HSPA+ is 3.5G, not "Faux-G" aka non LTE/Wimax 4G) Bands used by the german providers, namely 1900/2100.

So that means full operation is possible on EVERY german Cell Provider.


Now for the hard part:
The MyTouch 4G slide is a T-Mobile US exclusive and won't EVER come to Europe i was told by HTC Germany.


So......can anyone point me to a place where i can buy a MyTouch 4G slide, unlocked, with overseas shipping to europe?

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