Editorial: When the UX of Less is More

In this first audio editorial episode, Tim relates how he rediscovered the advantagesĀ  of small electronics devices over their larger-screened brothers. Thanks to Dad for inspiring this one.
Besides mobile phones, cars are another example of a product range that used to punish customers who wanted a small size by not allowing superior materials or features in them. Thankfully for small car fans, it’s getting better.
Smart companies recognize that small size product buyers actually have two categories: those who can only afford the smaller size with no extras, and those who want a premium customer experience and will gladly pay for the extras if made available in a smaller form factor. Small doesn’t have to mean cheap!

Nice article on small but premium Android phones:
http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/April2014/best-compact-smartphones-available.html

I forgot to say that as amazingly good as the Lumia 820 is, its camera is not why. This article details current Windows phones and sadly, their trend of providing terrific premium small phones is going in the wrong direction (still great phones if you like 5 inch screens):
http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/Nov2013/best-windows-phones-right-available-today.html

More good reads on premium small cars:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/automobiles/9-upscale-small-cars-to-splurge-on.html/?a=viewall

http://consumerguide.com/best-buys/premium-compact-car/

 

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