These days there are now bluetooth mini-handsets that pair with phablets and can be used properly against your face.
But that means manufacturers expect you to get a bigger phone and a "companion" device too? Meh. Six inches? Good grief. I have my Surface 2 for a reason, heh. Pocketable and one-handed are what I'm after.
The Nokia Lumia 620 isn't available for my carrier but the size looks manageable, so I toyed with the idea of buying unlocked. That and the Nokia Lumia 520/5 are a bit on the budget side, though, a downgrade from my aluminum-glass HTC One S (about as big as I like it).
The only reason why I'm considering Nokia at all is how it integrates with MS Office, and WP 8.1 has something like Android's Swype, right? I can't use a phone without that now. The Nokia X looks interesting, but it's a very specific custom flavor of Android, and 75% of Android apps work on it; not sure how Office integration works with that, either.
While I'm rooting my Android phone, though, something occurred to me. Just how often do Windows Phone patches and updates get pushed, and is that under Microsoft's control and not the manufacturer/carrier? The super long or nonexistent updates for Android is annoying, but I suppose that's what rooting is for.