Good things always come in small packages. A few power-packed smartphones do instill our belief in this proverb deeper. We agree a few big smartphones do have class. But the magic of those smartphones that can be smart in one hand is completely different. Do we need to remind you of the one hand texting that we often do while multitasking and juggling a hundred other things at once?
In this article, we have brought a 5 of the smallest smartphones for all those people with tiny hands and/or those extra busy people who need one hand free for the juggling.
Now quite a few of us know that Steve Jobs introduced iPhone to us as the phone on which your thumb can reach all corners (terms and conditions apply). Somewhere to the latest models, Apple seems to have forgotten this but still, iPhone 8 does carry on this legacy.iPhone 8 is powered by apple’s A11 Bionic CPU which makes it one of the fastest smartphones, even a year since it came out. The devices glass design allows it to support wireless charging, something previous smartphones were unable to do. And in terms of battery, it does last 51 minutes longer than iPhone 7. If you want a phone with a smaller screen this 4.7-inch iPhone is the device to get.
Yes, that is a granddad of mobile phones speaking up again. But we here aren’t talking about that extremely sturdy blue colored dual color display midget of a phone. HMD Global relaunched the Nokia brand for smartphones in 2017. At the moment, the smallest of the company’s devices is the Nokia 1, with a 4.5-inch 480 x 854 display. Inside, there’s a MediaTek MT6737M processor running at 1.1 GHz, along with 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a 5MP camera in the back and a 2MP camera on the front. It also comes with a 2,150 mAh battery and runs the Android Go edition of Android 8.1 Oreo. You can get the Nokia 1 for as little as $115 unlocked from eBay in the US, or you can purchase it from Amazon for £79.99 in the UK. It’s a worthy addition to the best small Android phones list.
Samsung Galaxy A3
If the big guns are coming out Samsung’s name isn’t definitely far off. Having been launched in 2017, this phone is a compact mid-range device thanks to its 4.7-inch HD display. Announced in January, the phone sports a metal frame with a 3D glass back. It’s also water and dust resistant thanks to the IP68 rating. In case you’re wondering, this means that it can be submerged in up to one and a half meters of water for around 30 minutes. You’ll find the Exynos 7870 chipset under the hood along with 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Samsung’s custom skin on top. Other things worth mentioning are a 13 MP camera, a 2,350 mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner located on the front, below the screen. In terms of design, it looks very similar to a lot of other Galaxy smartphones, which can either be a good or a bad thing depending on who you ask. It retails for around $280 and comes in quite a few different color options. While not the very best of the small Android phones on the market, if you’re a Samsung fan that is looking for a smaller display, this could be the right choice for you.
Google Pixel 2
Now which list will be complete without this big name? The original Google Pixel is still a great phone, and with ever-larger screen sizes becoming the norm we’d now consider it a compact phone. One of its highlights is the fact that it runs the latest Android software without any bloat, so it’s a clean, slick experience to use. But the Google Pixel also has a bright and colorful 5.0-inch 1080p AMOLED screen, a premium design of metal and glass and a decent amount of power, thanks to the once top-end Snapdragon 821 chipset and 4GB of RAM at its core. Note that the Google Pixel 2 is even better, but its dimensions are also marginally larger, and as it is the original Pixel only just meets our compact phone criteria.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Sony is one of the few companies regularly releasing high-end compact handsets, and the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is it’s latest and best. This 4.6-inch phone has a whole lot of power, thanks to a Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM, which is top-end specs. It also runs Android Oreo, meaning its software is more up to date than many Android phones, and it has a 2,700mAh battery which can last a day of intensive use. The 19MP rear camera is quite capable too, and at 129 x 64mm, the XZ1 Compact is even smaller than most phones in this list. The design is starting to feel a bit dated and there’s no wireless charging, but otherwise, the XZ1 Compact is a top choice if you want something small.
Now we do hope you have the greatest fun with your tiniest packages.