back in the 80's the phones were like carrying bricks move on 20 years and they were so small you could not use the buttons. Smart 'phones' came along .. loved my S7. as it was small but perfectly formed... now we are seeing bigger phones that are not always as good.
every one have a different taste, I alway go with the galaxy note because its bigger, now I got the note 20 ultra 6.9in, but still think it small, I prefer my phone bigger, so I dont need to use a tablet or pc , everything can be done on a phone now days, save me a lots of money, for not buying a tablet or pc,
I see where your coming from some plp have different opinions also my favourite phone rn is the galaxy note 20 but what if the s pen comes included in the "smaller" Samsung galaxy phones in the future?
I was reading a list of the latest top compact Android devices and I think the Samsung S10e topped it even though it was a 2020 list. Be good to see some high spec compact devices though... I remember the Sony Z3 compact being great at the time.