Question Smaller phone with great camera and battery - suggestions?

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  1. mutamist

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    I have a Galaxy S6 which is dying and want to get a new phone. However, I don't have the biggest hands and would like a slightly smaller phone so yhat I can reach all parts of the screen with one hand.

    The iPhone 7 is a decent size but I worry about getting a year old iPhone with stories that Apple slow down phones with software updates, though that could be garbage?? The new iPhones are too rich for me.

    I have looked at a variety of reviews online but the cameras always seem to come up short, especially in the Sonys surprisingly.

    So, any recommendations on great performing phones that aren't too big?

    Thanks !
     
  2. JayCee

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    It is.
    I have a 6S Plus running iOS11 and there is absolutely no hit to performance or battery life.
    It's the much older iPhones that don't run well on newer iOS versions.
     
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  3. mutamist

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    Thanks @JayCee, good to know. I did even consider the SE but that may be a step too far!
     
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    My experience with IOS 11 isn't so good. I like the changes but it's killed my battery. I am now charging 2-3 times a day whereas on 10 it was just once every night.
     
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    Have you checked the usual things like background app refresh etc.
    There are plenty of tips on the web to maximise iPhone/iPad battery life.
     
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    Yes I've tried all that including maximising email fetching intervals and a reset. Fast charging a la android would solve the problem IMO.
     
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    What model is it?
     
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    6S. The battery life was never spectacular before the update, but there's a clear difference afterwards.
     
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    Sony XZ1 compact,just got one, it's a great phone
     
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    Funnily enough, I am having the same on my 6S plus. Only since iOS 11 as well.

    Tried a few different tweaks, but battery drain is a lot quicker than on iOS 10.

    Even though it is virtually 2 years old, and I am a relatively heavy user, I only used to have to charge it overnight (would rarely go below 25% left most days). But now I have to give it a boost charge most evenings, sometimes afternoons as well.

    Still pretty good compared to most phones, but annoying none the less.

    Apart from the battery issues, runs 11 nicely with no problems.
     
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    +1 great phone
     
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    Make sure the well reported touchscreen issue is not on that model because there are a lot of reports of them failing after 1-2 years on the z3c and newer models.
    My sister's z3c has started to fail so needs a new small phone, but it won't be a Sony. Shame really, as they are nice phones.
     
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    If it's as good as my Z5 compact has been I'll be happy, no issues after 2yrs
     

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