Ask Engadget best new smartphone that isn't massive

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Diamar, who is eyeing up a new smartphone, but doesn't want one the size of a table tennis bat. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.

"I read your site and I figured I'd give this a shot. I'll be in the market to upgrade my iPhone 4S, but all of the best smartphones now have huge screens. I've wanted a Galaxy SIII, but its 4.8-inch screen is pushing it. Can you recommend any current or future smartphones that don't have massive screens? Thanks!"

Were we in the construction trade, we'd be sucking the air over our teeth in a disapproving manner. If you're looking for a flagship model, then it's probably going to be on the sizable side:

Of course, if size is your only concern, then you could drop down a few levels (and price points) and snag a Galaxy S III Mini, which has a 4-inch display, but far more modest specs. That's our take on the situation, anyway, but what about the community? Share your thoughts, folks.

Mobile Miscellany: week of November 19th, 2012