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[-] [email protected] 52 points 8 months ago

Is there a phone that still has all these features?

[-] [email protected] 52 points 8 months ago

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.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 8 months ago

FairPhone 5 is doing 8 years of software updates with 5 versions of Android updates and 3 more years of security updates.

Not small and no headphone jack, unfortunately.


[-] [email protected] 3 points 8 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.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

What does locked to /e/ mean?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

“Can I revert to Google stock Android?
Technically yes, but note that this will void your warranty and support with us”
I wouldn’t give them my money entirely because of this one line, personally.


[-] WhoRoger 33 points 8 months ago

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.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)
[-] WhoRoger 11 points 8 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] 3 points 8 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 5 points 8 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] 2 points 8 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.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 8 months ago

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

[-] machinin 6 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Especially the custom roms.

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

[-] ladicius 9 points 8 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 3 points 8 months ago

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

[-] TwanHE -4 points 8 months ago

There's nothing wrong with a Xiaomi or one of their subbrands, it's just byos

[-] nomecks 1 points 8 months ago
[-] [email protected] 20 points 8 months ago

Not small. No 3.5 mm.

[-] ccf 14 points 8 months ago

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

[-] Spider89 7 points 8 months ago


A phone for ease of repair removes the jack?


[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago
[-] citrusface 3 points 8 months ago

Fairphone 4 is coming to the US market

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

In US. Have Fairphone (thanks eBay).

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

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

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