Poll results: 2014 'mini' flagship versions roundup - which one would you get?
To illustrate that point, we rounded up all the current 2014-crop minis last week, and asked you last week which one would you pick, if you had to choose. Needless to say, more than half of our 2092 of our respondents picked the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact as the best "mini" version to get right now, as the phone indeed offers a no-compromise approach to shrinking the Z1 flagship - it sports almost the same specs, but in a body fit for a 4.3" display, which is much more manageable in your hand than the flagship, which should be the whole point with the "mini" craze. Despite that the Galaxy S5 mini specs are nowhere near the flagship S5, it still scored a distant second in our poll, proving that the flagship naming scheme of Samsung is working. There's an important caveat here, however, as the second place actually went for the yet-announced G3 or Z2 mini handsets, so the scales might tip in their favor for the second place in the end.
- 2014 'mini' flagship versions roundup: which one would you get?
263 votes (263 votes) Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
1094 votes (1094 votes) Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
247 votes (247 votes) HTC One mini 2
57 votes (57 votes) LG G2 mini
9 votes (9 votes) Huawei Ascend P7 mini
16 votes (16 votes) Oppo Find 7 mini
72 votes (72 votes) ZTE Nubia Z5s mini
334 votes (334 votes) I'll wait on the eventual G3 mini and Z2 mini, and then make up my mind
3. tech2 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
If you look at the spec sheet alone then yes.
9. Settings (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
They've done it with ZR might as well repeat it with Z1 compact.
2. cncrim (Posts: 501; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Mini is not actual mini, the size is almost same size as flagship.
4. apple4never (Posts: 946; Member since: 08 May 2013)
with sony in the mini market, no one stands a chance unless they keep the specs of the full size flagships, The Z1 compact can and will destroy all of the tother minis
12. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
AAAAAAAAAAA! NOW THAT YOU SAID IT IT TOTALLY DOES
5. Lyngdoh (Posts: 224; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
" Samsung arguably started all the "mini" craze"
What about Nokia N97 mini, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini?
7. Settings (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Might as well say Samsung popularized the "mini" craze.
10. marcski07 (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
yah, mostly the target market for this are "social climbers" to have a flagship's name look and feel with mediocre specs. well, i mean no harm to those who prefer the design but like it to be mini... if you know yourself you are not a social climber, then you are not. :)
14. Settings (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Many people doesnt like big screens more than 5 inches. Maybe their hands are so small but doesnt want features to be mini too.
11. hafini_27 (Posts: 247; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
A mini phone should means small screen only. Not an inferior version of a flag-ship device
13. realjjj (Posts: 89; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
Only the Sony and the ZTE are not slow and when you factor in the price the ZTE wins by far, too bad it doesn't have microSD . Ofc it didn't got votes because most don't know the device.
17. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 May 2014)
Z1 compact is the best!
Same specs to its bigger brother with beautiful 4.3' 720p IPS LCD Display! :)
-in my opinion :)
19. yajia1 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
I dont see any problem with the Snapdragon 400 for smaller phones. We had slower processors on 5inch phones in the past and they hardly ever lagged. The S5 mini has all the sensors of the S5 including fingerprint and heartrate sensor. The only drawback wpuld be the price. By the time it is released, the Z1 mini would be almost half the price so right now, Z1 mini is the best one to get.