In 2022, it is difficult to find a compact smartphone and even more so with decent parameters, so the only market representatives with relatively small dimensions are listed below.
In the mid-2000s, smartphones have pleased with their minimalism. They have a comfortable keyboard, a small screen and... Everything. And modern devices are stuck with all sorts of sensors, processors and capacitance batteries. Also manufacturers seek to ensure that the user can comfortably watch movies and videos, increasing the display diagonal.
But if the user does not need it? If he does not want to watch the video, wanting to get a little smartphone instead in his hands? In this case, you will have to seriously work out, starting searching for a worthy copy. Believe me, there are very few such, and to reduce sizes, manufacturers have to save on components.
- 1 Most compact smartphones
- 1.1 Palm
- 1.2 Unihertz Jelly
- 1.3 UNIHERTZ ATOM
- 2 budget compact smartphones
- 2.1 ZTE BLADE A3 (2020) NFC
- 2.2 Huawei Y5P
- 2.3 REDMI 7A
- 2.4 Samsung Galaxy A40
- 3 compact medium-level smartphones
- 3.1 Google Pixel 4A
- 3.2 Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- 3.3 iPhone SE (2020)
- 4 Premium Compact Smartphones
- 4.1 Samsung Galaxy S10E
- 4.2 Apple iPhone 12 Mini
- 4.3 ASUS Zenfone 8
- 5 Conclusion
The most compact smartphones
- Dimensions : 50,6 x 96, 6 x 7.4 mm
- Display : 3.3 inches, IPS, 1280x720
Palm is a compact smartphone that is not sold on foreign sites for no first year. Since October 2019 is officially available in Russia.
The device turned out unusual - its size is a little more bank card, there is protection IP68, Gorilla Glass glass on the display, battery calculated for full-time, Type-C connector for charging. At first glance, it seems that in such a baby there will be a mediocre filling, but the device offers customers chipset Snapdragon 435, 3/32 GB of memory and a camera - 12 megapixel comes from behind and 8 megapixel front. OS - Android 8.1 Oreo.
This is a really compact smartphone without any reservation, but who can it come in handy? Representatives of the company say that their brainchild is an assistant who will allow free from digital dependence and focus on important matters. It can be taken with you on a jog, training, an important meeting and not to be distracted by social networks and other satellites of procrastination.
- Pleasant design.
- IP68 Protection.
- Miniature size.
- Battery is enough for a full time.
- Not very convenient management - Instead of the navigation pane, one button distinguishes the number of presses is used.
- No headphone jack.
- is positioned as an assistant, and not a full-fledged smartphone.
- Dimensions : 92.4 x 43 x 13 mm
- Display : 2.45 inches, IPS, 432x240
Here it is a truly compact smartphone, That will fit on the palm and will fit into the closest pocket. It operates on the basis of a quad-core processor with a frequency of 1.1 GHz, has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB ROM and a slot into two SIM cards. The resolution of the chambers is 8 and 2 mp for the main and facial sensor, respectively. Battery capacity - 950 mAh.
All this is running Android 7.0 Nougat. This gadget is just an ideal version for running: its weight is only 60 g, in pocket or shoe holder It is almost not felt. There are both Pro version. Her differences from the basic consist in an extended amount of memory: 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB ROM.
- It is guaranteed to save from the habit of sitting in social networks.
- There is a microSD slot with a volume of up to 256 GB.
- Supports 4G.
- Bad autonomy even taking into account the small screen and weak hardware (by numerous comments).
- Little internal memory.
- No print scanner.
- Old OS.
- Dimensions : 96 x 45 x 18 mm
- Display : 2.45" IPS, 432x240
take a look at the Unihertz Atom. In terms of dimensions, it is slightly larger than Unihertz Jelly, and its performance is noticeably higher.
The design hints at the impenetrability of the gadget: the body is shockproof, dust and water resistant IP68, the screen is coated with Gorilla Glass. Especially for this model, Unihertz has developed a set of sports accessories, which includes bicycle and shoulder holders.
Unihertz Atom uses an eight-core processor (manufacturer not named) with a frequency of 2 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, as well as 16 MP main and 8 MP front cameras. Power comes from removable battery 2000 mAh. A programmable key is provided at the end, there is a port USB-C, a fingerprint scanner and a headphone jack.
- There is a fingerprint scanner.
- Acceptable power.
- Autonomy within 3 days.
- Android 8.1 out of the box.
- Difficulty typing.
- Very quiet speakers.
Budget compact smartphones
ZTE Blade A3 (2020) NFC
- Dimensions: 70.9 x 146.1 x 9.5 mm
- Display: 5.45 inch IPS, 1440×720 pixels
ZTE Blade A3 (2020) NFC is a very budget smartphone. It is not designed to perform any serious tasks. This is a device for calls, surfing and rare correspondence in instant messengers. At the same time, he has quite a working NFC and this is his main advantage. The model runs on Unisoc SC9832E and has 1/32 GB of memory. The battery is 2600 mAh, removable. Under the cover there was a place for two SIM cards and memory cards. Cameras - 8 and 5 megapixels, shoot tolerably during the day. Operating system - Android 9.0.
- There is NFC.
- Removable battery.
- Sharing two sim and memory card.
- If you do not run games and many applications, then the performance is comfortable.
- There is a notification sensor.
- The phone is pretty thick.
- The battery is modest - on the working day.
- Little RAM.
- Dimensions: 70.9 x 146.6 x 8.35 mm
- Display: 5.45 inches, IPS, 1440 × 720 pixels
Huawei Y5P is the maximum budget device, which offers standard parameters for its price tag. The model received a classic screen without cutouts and plastic housing. Cameras on both sides are single - 8 and 5 MP, but the rear module is decorated in the stylistics of more expensive devices of the company in the form of a square.
A telephone running MediaTek Helio P22 and has 2/32 GB of memory. This is enough to meet the basic needs of the user. The battery is 3020 mAh, charges through microUSB. Huawei Y5P works with two SIM cards and simultaneously allows you to put microSD. Operating system - Android 10 without Google services. NFC is not here that for this price tag is expected.
- Good performance for basic tasks.
- High-quality assembly.
- Triple slot.
- Good screen.
- Complete charge takes about 3 hours.
- Not the best sound quality speaker speaker.
- Dimensions: 70.41 x 146.3 x 9,55 mm
- Display: 5.45 inches, IPS, 1440 × 720 pixels
Available model from the company Xiaomi is compact Smartphone that can upset thick. It is almost 1 cm here, but this is explained by the battery in 4000 mAh, but for such a small screen is very good. In addition, the phone boasts a pretty decent chipset - Snapdragon 439 and has 2/16, 2/32, 3/32 GB memory versions. This is enough even to launch simple games. You will delight users decent for the price tag of the camera - 12 and 5 meters with support for AI. Another pleasant moment is a triple slot. Operating system - Android 9. The function of contactless payment is not provided.
- Good performance.
- The chambers for their price tag are removed perfectly.
- Triple slot.
- Several memory modifications.
- Autonomy about 2 days.
- The phone is thick enough.
- The approximation sensor incorrectly works.
SAMSUNG GALAXY A40
- Dimensions: 69.2 x 144.4 x 7.9 mm
- Display: 5.9 inches, AMOLED, 2340 × 1080 pixels
Samsung Galaxy A40 is the 2019 model. In the 2020th, she had an update of Galaxy A41 (6.1 inches, 69.8 x 149.9 x 7.9 mm). This is also a relatively small smartphone against the background of competitors, but still the older version is less and therefore it has fallen into our rating.
Galaxy A40 boasts a high-quality AMOLED display with high resolution, has a corporate chipset Exynos 7904 and 4/64 GB of memory. In addition, the manufacturer put the NFC chip, added fast charging 15 W for the battery 3100 mAh and offered the sharing of two SIM cards and microSD. The main chamber is represented by a double module 16 + 5 MP (additional lens wide-angle), front-line - 25 MP. Works A40 on Android 9.
- High-quality display.
- Not bad cameras.
- There are NFC.
- There is a quick charge.
- Modern Type-C connector.
- Separate slot.
- Low autonomy - on working day.
Compact medium-level smartphones
Google PIXEL 4A
- Dimensions: 69,4 x 144 x 8.2 mm
- Display: 5.81 inches, OLED, 2340 × 1080 pixels
Google Pixel 4a by tradition offers a compact housing with a quality AMOLED screen, a good performance based on the base Snapdragon 730G C 6/128 GB of memory. Battery capacity - 3140 mAh. Did not brand experiment and cameras. Front and rear installed one sensor - 12 and 8 megapixel. The main chamber obtained optical stabilization and an increased pixel size, all this is complemented by steep software.
The smartphone has a headphone jack, the NFC module and stereo speakers. But the support of memory cards do not offer here.
- Powerful processor.
- High-quality chamber.
- High-quality screen.
- The presence of a headphone jack.
- stereo speakers.
- Does not support memory cards.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Dimensions: 65 x 135 x 12.1 mm
- Display: 5 inches, LCD IPS, 2160 × 1080 pixels
Another compact device of the middle class in our selection - Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. More recently, this model was considered flagship, but today it cannot be attributed to this level: from the moment of the announcement, more than 3 years have passed and the plank has risen a little above the real possibilities of this smartphone. Perhaps this is the most balanced device, given the dimensions, the diagonal of the screen is only 5 inches, as well as still begging stuffing as of 2021.
As part of the cameras, the lag is particularly much felt if we compare this model with the most fresh flagships. And yet, the device is capable of issuing good photos, albeit with many functions will not work: only 1 main lens is installed on 19 megapixel and there is no "Shigika" or a separate module used to us. But there is a digital stabilization, double LED flash, slow motion in 960 FPS, hybrid autofocus mode HDR and more. For selfie, a front camera for 5 megapixels is provided.
As for productivity, despite the already somewhat outdated "iron" (although, judging by the possibilities of a smartphone, you can't tell me), there is still a power reserve. And this is given that the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which is used here, is already 3.5 years old. RAM Here is 4 GB, built-in 64 GB, which may not be enough for some. But the battery capacity of 2870 Mah is likely to be little for everyone.
- Powerful processor, coping with any tasks.
- There is support for NFC.
- Protection against dust and water IP68.
- High clarity of the screen (483 PPI density) + HDR.
- Damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass
- Ergonomic and most compact.
- Battery life.
- modest functionality at cameras.
iPhone SE (2020)
- Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9 mm
- Display: 4.7 inches, IPS, 1334x750 points
iPhone SE (2020) is the most compact smartphone with adequate productivity in the market in 2020, and also the most inexpensive from Apple relevant. The model has become a replacement of the iPhone 8, so it has a similar size of the body and design elements. In fact, more fresh filling in the usual cover is used here.
Processor - Apple A13 BIONIC, memory - from 64 to 256 GB, RAM - 3 GB, battery 1821 mAh, cameras - 12 and 7 megapixel. At first glance, everything is very modest, but this is to compare with Android competitors, which is deprived of meaning. For the Apple device, the parameters are normal, and considering our own OS and optimization, there are no problems with performance here. In addition to the above, SE (2020) is IP67 defense, fast and Wireless charging, stereo sound.
iPhone SE (2020) is a fairly inexpensive apparatus for Apple's technique and one of the best compact smartphones on the market. Its main competitors - Galaxy S10E and Pixel 4a, but the choice of choice in this case is rather reduced by no comparing parameters, but preferences to the brand and the operating system.
- One of the most compact topical smartphones on the market.
- Speed and performance.
- Fast and wireless charging.
- Good screen.
- Mediocre autonomy
Compact premium smartphones
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10E
- Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9 mm
- Display: 5.8 inches, amoled, 2340 × 1080 pixels
Samsung Galaxy 10e is the youngest version of the flagship from the Korean brand, which appeared on the market back in 2019. But thanks to compact sizes, it remains popular and in 2021. S10E has a corporate AMOLED screen with a hole for a 10 megap chamber. Rear chamber - 16 + 12 megapixel. Photographing the phone is very good, it is easily given a night and daytime shooting.
The model on the company Exynos 9820 also offers 6/128 GB of memory. Slot combined. There is here side scanner fingers, NFC, stereo speakers, waterproofing IP68, unlocking in the face. It is pleasant to make the presence of a headphone jack. Battery 3100 mAh with support for fast, wireless and reversing charging.
- Bright and juicy AMOLED-screen.
- Quality chamber.
- Good stereo speakers.
- Protection against dust and moisture.
- Not the best autonomy.
- Combined slot.
Apple iPhone 12 MINI
- Dimensions: 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.4 mm
- Display: 5.4 inches, OLED, 2340 × 1080 pixels
If the previous Galaxy S10E, many would be called some "defective" flagship, In view of the loss of its relevance, then similar complaints does not occur closely in the case of iPhone 12 mini. This model is a reduced version of the standard iPhone 12, which is perfect for fans of compact and ergonomic devices, easily fit in hand. The screen diagonal is only 5.4 inches, and the weight of the device is a little more than 100 grams
Despite the modest characteristics of the cameras on paper, the smartphone shows excellent features of the photo and video filming, which confirms, for example, the Dxomark rating, where he managed to gain 122 points with a maximum value in 144. The main chamber is double here: the main module is 12 meters and a wide-angle lens with the same resolution of Sony. There is a huge number of settings and modes for photos, slow motion 240 FPS, 4K, Raw and so on. For Selfie There is a 12 megapixel camera Sony IMX514.
Speaking about performance, for many it is no secret that even many relatively outdated Apple smartphones do not experience big problems in this sense. Here the Apple A14 Bionic top chipset is installed, which is the most powerful at the moment worldwide among smartphones / tablets. Only here the battery capacity is not impressive - only 2227 Mah than, apparently, donated when such a compact device was designed.
- Wireless and fast charge on 20 W.
- The most powerful mobile processor.
- Excellent OLED High Definition Display.
- Support 5G, NFC, 2 SIM cards.
- Cost protection degree: IP68.
- Battery life.
ASUS Zenfone 8
- Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9 mm
- Display: 5.9 inch, AMOLED, 2400 × 1080 pixels
Close the selection of a novelty from the company ASUS - Model Zenfone 8. While the remaining manufacturers equip their flagship devices with screens of diagonals 6.5 inches and above, the Taiwanese firm in the new generation of his smartphones decided to emphasize on the other. The device was quite balanced: it cannot be called an uncomfortable cumbersome "shovel" and, at the same time, it seems that the screen is still big. This is largely due to the minimum framework.
As in the previous iPhone 12 mini, there are only two main chambers. In terms of the level, they are practically identical, but in terms of characteristics and numbers are somewhat different. At ASUS, we have a 64 megapixel Sony IMX686 module for shooting video and photos in most basic scenarios, as well as a lens with a resolution of 12 MP, which is needed for the macro mode, of the extension viewing angle and is used even as a depth sensor. The front chamber here is also 12 meters and demonstrates first of all good details.
The performance in Zenfone 8 corresponds to Qualcomm SNAPDRAGON 888. This is a fresh 8-core chipset with a powerful adreno 660 graphics core and a new RAM standard - LPDDR5. In the aggregate, the whole system issues the best results in synthetic tests and will be able to provide a smooth stable operation of the device for 2-3 years ahead. The battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which will be enough for at least one day of use.
- Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass.
- OLED-screen with a 120 Hz update frequency and HDR10 + support.
- Microphone with noise suppression, stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio.
- Stylish design and aluminum alloy body.
- The flagship processor.
- No wireless charging.
This rating is not ideal. Readers who waited here only devices with screens 4-5 inches probably turned out to be disappointed. The fact is that the modern market does not offer such little gadgets with good parameters. We tried to take away small smartphones that can at least offer to the user.
If you know more interesting devices with compact size and relevant stuffing, then write to us in the comment and we will definitely add them to our selection.