These days, smartphone users generally prefer bigger screens, and manufacturers and mobile software developers have been moving in this direction for some time. For some users, however, bigger doesn’t always mean better. There’s a range of smaller screen smartphones on the market that are equally powerful as their bigger screened siblings. So, for those looking for a smaller, pocket-sized device, we’ve created a shortlist of some of the smallest smartphones available on the market today.
The iPhone SE is the most potent, small-sized iPhone available at lower prices than other large phones in Apple’s lineup. The iPhone SE has a metallic body and specs matching an iPhone 6S, including the speedy Apple A9 processor, Apple Pay, 2GB of RAM, Live Photos, and a 12MP camera that can shoot 4K video. Apple packed a lot of functionality into the phone’s 4-inch form factor. It has received meaningful upgrades from the previous iPhone 5S concerning quality and performance through a combination of an advanced processor, improved battery life, GPU, and RAM. This device is the perfect fit for Apple fans that want a smaller device for daily use.
Google Pixel 2
A smartphone straight from Google, the Pixel 2 is an excellent choice for customers looking for a compact Android phone. Running on the latest Android software without any bloat, the device provides a clean, slick experience for its users. The Pixel 2 offers powerful performance in its hardware, including top-end Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, a single-lens 12-megapixel camera, dual front-facing stereo speakers, and an IP67 water-resistant body. Its full HD screen employs AMOLED technology that enables users to take accurate photos with an added punch of color. For Android fans looking for a compact and powerful device with no bloatware, the Pixel 2 is an excellent fit.
Samsung Galaxy S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is larger than other smaller entries like SE, XZ2, and Pixel 2. The 5.8-inch phone has curves around the edges and provides vibrant colors and a super-crisp 570 PPI. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a MicroSD expansion slot for additional storage. The S9’s camera is top-of-the-range and offers superb low-light shooting capabilities. The S9 could be a solid option for smartphone photography.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
A new addition to Sony Xperia’s Compact range, the XZ2 is a 5-inch screen smartphone built with the new Ambient Flow design. Its sleek, softer curves make it easily fit in its users’ pockets. The display comes with a full HD 1080p resolution, as well as IP65/IP68 waterproofing. XZ2 Compact offers smooth, powerful performance with the latest Snapdragon 845 along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also features an impressive 19-megapixel, F/2.0 camera and slow-motion video capabilities for capturing 960 FPS at 1080p HD quality videos. The Xperia XZ2 is a great option for the small phone lovers who look for a compact device with high-end specs.
The Moto E4 is a lower-priced smartphone from Motorola. The Moto E4 comes with a 5 inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1280 at 294 PPI. The device is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, making the device run smoothly even while dealing with the most memory intensive applications. When it comes to the camera, the Moto E4 packs an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front camera that supports face detection and HRD imaging. The E4’s OS is built on Android 7.1 and has a built-in fingerprint sensor. Additionally, there are also a host of connectivity options including 3G, 4G, GPS, WIFI, and NFC Bluetooth capabilities. Its affordable price and smaller form factor make it a perfect choice for younger users or those looking for a no-frills device.