I’m thinking of replacing my good ol’ HTC 10, but I don’t want a large phone. These two get good reviews and have decent specs. Does anyone here own one of them? What are your experiences with it? Thanks!
(I’m including the Pixel 7a in here because the 7 may be unavailable by the time I pull the trigger.)
Advantages: very light, easy to carry. Fast. Double SIM capacity.
Cons: very small screen. Different placement for old functions, which I haven’t had the grasp yet.
My previous one, a Zenfone 6, had very good battery capacity, basically one charge per day was enough, and it was until recently after 3 years it needed two, of course, depending on usage. It is still in working condition so it has become a backup.
It is certainly a worrisome detail if battery problems may arise in the future so I will monitor usage as previous model was more than adequate in that regard.
I’m still using my Zenfone 5. It’s showing its age and I’m going to replace it within the next few months or so but I’ve had it for about 4 years now. Once charge a day. Camera is acting a bit weird and video has disappeared.
I’m definitely considering the latest zenfone even though it has a smaller screen.
You could also look at Sony’s Xperia range, such as 5 IV or 10 III. They are a little bit more pricey than the ones you are considering, but the 5 IVhas a longer and narrower form than most mobile phones which makes it easy to use one-handed. Battery etc all good.
Actually, a new option has just popped up: the upcoming Pixel 8 is rumored to be sized between the Pixel 7/7a and the Zenphone 9. Unfortunately, all the Zenfone 9 phones will likely be gone by then once the Zenphone 10 comes out, so I’d lose that option if I wait too long.