Sony’s smaller version of the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact, was a fantastic phone. It was the first time we saw a major manufacturer pack all the high-end goodness of a flagship phone into a smaller form package, and we liked what we saw.
Apple gave in. As every other smartphone ballooned, adding inch upon inch, birthing the horror realm of the phablet, the iPhone stood its ground at 3.5 inches—the world's best phone was still compact. Not anymore! And that's sad.