Best Small Smartphone





Samsung Galaxy S10e



Samsung Galaxy S10e

1st place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Exynos 9820 - 2 x 2.7GHz + 2 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.9Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB of RAM
  • Display: 2280 x 1080 - 5.9 inches
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie , One UI
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP + 16MP (dual) Front camera: 10 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32 
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Expandable storage: Hybrid
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Dimensions: 142 x 70 x 8.1mm mm
  • Antutu: 332782
      Advantages

  • Very handy & light
  • Very good camera
  • Modern design
  • Faster processor great
  • AMOLED display
  • Good stereo speakers
      Disadvantages
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor placed unergonomically
  • Bixby button
  • No telephoto lens


Meizu 16th

Meizu 16th

2nd place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Snapdragon 845 - 4 x 2.8GHz + 4 x 1.8Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB of RAM
  • Display: 2160 x 1080 - 6 inches
  • Operating system: 8.1 Oreo , Flyme OS
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP + 20MP (dual)
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expandable memory: no
  • Weight: 152 g
  • Dimensions: 150.5 x 73.2 x 7.3 mm
  • Antutu: 291300
      Advantages

  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent workmanship
  • Handy, light and thin
  • Outstanding performance (SD845)
  • Very bright 6 inch AMOLED display
  • Good dual camera set-up
      Disadvantages
  • No EIS for videos
  • No NFC LTE Band 20
  • Only in the global version
  • Poor low-light performance of the camera


Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro

3rd place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Kirin 970 - 4 x 2.4GHz + 4 x 1.8Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB of RAM
  • Display: 2240 x 1080 - 6.1 inches
  • Operating system: 8.0 Oreo , EMUI
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 40 MP Front camera: 24 MP
  • LTE: Yes-
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Expandable memory: no
  • Weight: 170 g
  • Antutu: 210000
      Advantages

  • Workmanship and chic design
  • Good performance
  • Excellent OLED display
  • Ultimate camera from Leica
  • 4000mAh battery
  • 3D face recognition and fingerprint
      Disadvantages
  • No jack connection
  • Slippery without a cover
  • Camera protrudes
  • High price


Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

4th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Snapdragon 845 - 4 x 2.8GHz + 4 x 1.8Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM or 8 GB RAM
  • Display: 2160 x 1080 - 6 inches
  • Operating system: 8.0 Oreo , MIUI
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP Front camera: 5 MP
  • LTE: Yes -
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 256 GB or 64 GB
  • Expandable memory: no
  • Weight: 194 g
  • Antutu: 266000
      Advantages

  • Perfect workmanship and chic design
  • Extremely good performance
  • Very strong reception (GPS, WIFI, network)
  • Extremely fast storage
  • Excellent IPS display
  • Improved, flagship-worthy camera
  • Good battery life & wireless charging
      Disadvantages
  • No jack connection
  • Average speaker (but stereo)
  • Camera AI only
  • Gimmick slippery without a cover


Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

5th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Snapdragon 712 - 2 x 2.3GHz + 6 x 1.7Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB of RAM
  • Display: 2340 x 1080 - 6 inches
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie , MIUI
  • Battery capacity: 3070 mAh
  • Camera: 48 MP + 8MP (dual) Front camera: 20 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expandable memory: no
  • Weight: 155 g
  • Dimensions: 147.5 x 71 mm
  • Antutu: 177100
      Advantages

  • Premium workmanship and design
  • Great AMOLED display
  • Super fast and powerful
  • Fingerprint sensor in the display works fine
  • Very good cameras
  • Strong reception (network, GPS, WIFI) NFC + Widevine L1
      Disadvantages
  • Weaknesses in the telephoto lens, wide angle and focus
  • No memory expansion (micro SD)
  • No 3.5mm jack plug


Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi Mi A3

6th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Snapdragon 665 - 4 x 2.0GHz + 4 x 1.8Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Display: 1520 x 720 - 6.1 inches
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 48 MP + 8MP (dual) Front camera: 32 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • SIM: Dual - nano 
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB 
  • Expandable storage: Hybrid
  • Weight: 174 g
  • Dimensions: 153.5 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Antutu: 140500
      Advantages

  • Advantages disadvantages
  • Very strong battery
  • Very good triple camera
  • Good workmanship
  • Clean Android ONE system
  • Guaranteed updates
      Disadvantages
  • HD display only
  • No always-on function


Meizu X8

Meizu X8

7th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Snapdragon 710 - 2 x 2.2GHz + 6 x 1.7Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM or 6 GB RAM
  • Display: 2220 x 1080 - 6.1 inches
  • Operating system: 8.1 Oreo , Flyme OS
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP + 5MP (dual)
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expandable memory: no 
  • Weight: 163 g
  • Dimensions: 151.2 x 74.6 x 7.8 mm
  • Antutu: 166500
      Advantages

  • Compact and classy
  • Super fast Snapdragon 710
  • USB C + headphone jack
  • Nice display
  • Very good camera
      Disadvantages
  • No NFC Widevine L3
  • No memory expansion


Samsung Galaxy A40

Samsung Galaxy A40

8th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Exynos 7885 - 4 x 2.2GHz + 4 x 1.6Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Display: 2340 x 1080 - 5.9 inches
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie , One UI
  • Battery capacity: mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP + 5MP (dual)
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 41
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expandable memory:Yes 
  • Weight: 140 g
  • Dimensions: 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm
  • Antutu: 106500
      Advantages

  • Compact and light
  • Excellent display
  • Good camera
  • Dual SIM & memory expansion,
  • Headphone connection
  • NFC 
      Disadvantages
  • Scratch-prone back
  • Slow processor
  • Problems with videos and portraits


Meizu 15 Lite

Meizu 15 Lite

9th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Snapdragon 626 - 8 x 2.2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Display: 1920 x 1080
  • Operating system: 7.0 Nougat , Flyme OS
  • Battery capacity: 2900 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP Front camera: 20 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expandable storage: Hybrid
  • Weight: 145 g
  • Dimensions: 143 x 72.5 x 7.5 mm mm
  • Antutu: 81082
      Advantages

  • Premium processing
  • Good performance
  • Real face recognition many sensors
  • Very good display
      Disadvantages
  • Camera with little detail
  • Hybrid slot


Huawei P20 Lite

Huawei P20 Lite

10th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Exynos 9611 - 4 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.7Ghz 
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM 
  • Display: 2340 x 1080 - 6.4 inches 
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie , One UI 
  • Battery capacity: 6000 mAh 
  • Camera: 48 MP + 8MP (dual) + 5MP (triple) 
  • Front camera: 16 MP 
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41 
  • SIM: Dual - nano 
  • Storage: 64 GB 
  • Expandable memory: Yes 
  • Weight: 188 g 
  • Dimensions: 159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm 
  • Antutu: 177390
      Advantages

  • Very nice display
  • Excellent workmanship
  • Good camera in day light
  • Android 8 with EMUI

      Disadvantages
  • Dual camera function
  • Unusable bad photos in low light
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Relatively slow processor


Gome U7 Mini

Gome U7 Mini

11th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Mediatek Helio X20 - 2 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.85GHz + 4 x 1.4GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Display: 1440 x 720 - 5.5 inches
  • Operating system: 7.1.1
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP Front camera: 16 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 3, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expandable storageHybrid
  • Weight: 159 g
  • Dimensions: 151.1 x 69.7 x 8.1 cm mm
  • Antutu: 62757
      Advantages

  • Fantastic, fresh design
  • Conveys a premium feeling
  • Outstanding workmanship
  • Clean & fast system
  • Great price / performance ratio
  • Great HDR recordings
  • Good front camera
      Disadvantages
  • No LTE band 20
  • No 3.5mm jack connection
  • Only Android 7.1.1 (Gome OS 2.0)
  • No notification LED
  • Overexposed standard photos
  • Slightly smaller battery
  • Shaky video footage


Redmi 7a

Redmi 7a

12th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Snapdragon 439 - 8 x 2.0GHz 
  • RAM: 2 GB of RAM
  • Display: 1440 x 720 - 5.5 inches
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie , MIUI
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP Front camera: 5 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
  • Expandable memory: Yes 
  • Weight: 166 g
  • Dimensions: 146 x 70 x 9.5mm mm
  • Antutu: 74600
      Advantages

  • A lot of smartphone for the money
  • Coherent overall package
  • Good battery life
  • 3-slot slot (dual SIM + micro SD)
  • Very good workmanship
  • Adequate cameras
  • Face unlock
      Disadvantages
  • Not always fast (2-3 seconds)
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Many labels on the case
  • No case included
  • Redmi 7 only a little more expensive

Meizu M6T

Meizu M6T

13th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6750 - 4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.0Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Display: 1440 x 720 - 5.7 inches
  • Operating system: 7.0 Nougat , Flyme OS
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP + 13MP (dual) Front camera: 8 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Expandable storage: Hybrid
  • Weight: 149 g
  • Dimensions: 152 x 7.5 x 73 mm
  • Antutu: 50784
      Advantages

  • Working dual camera
  • Good photos in light
  • Very easy
  • Jack connection
  • Notification LED
  • Chic design and clean workmanship
      Disadvantages
  • Photos unusable at night
  • Android 7.0 only
  • Plastic case

Cubot King Kong Mini

Cubot King Kong Mini

14th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Mediatek Helio A22 - 4 x 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB of RAM
  • Display: 1280 x 640 - 4 inches
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie , Android
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP Front camera: 8 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 3, 7, 8, 19, 20
  • SIM: Dual - nano
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Expandable memory: Yes
  • Weight: 125 g
  • Dimensions: 120x60x13 mm
  • Antutu: 73764
      Advantages

  • Compact format
  • Good and bright display
  • Good performance
  • Great system performance
  • USB-C
  • Many sensors
      Disadvantages
  • Weak camera
  • Annoying cover over charging port
  • Battery life only mediocre
  • No fingerprint sensor

Cubot Quest

Cubot Quest

15th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Mediatek Helio P22 - 4 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.65Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Display: 1440 x 720 - 5.5 inches
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP Front camera: 8 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20
  • SIM: Dual - nano, sim
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expandable storage: Hybrid
  • Weight: 200 g
  • Dimensions: 159 x 75 x 11 mm
  • Antutu: 77466
      Advantages

  • Robust and well processed
  • Good cameras
  • Enough power
  • Good reception (network, GPS, WIFI)
      Disadvantages
  • NFC
  • No jack socket
  • Only average battery power

 Elephone A6 Mini

Elephone A6 Mini

16th place 

    Technical details   

  • CPU: Mediatek Helio P22 - 4 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.65Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM
  • Display: 1440 x 720 - 5.5 inches
  • Operating system: 9.0 Pie
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP Front camera: 8 MP
  • LTE: Yes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20
  • SIM: Dual - nano, sim
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expandable storage: Hybrid
  • Weight: 200 g
  • Dimensions: 159 x 75 x 11 mm
  • Antutu: 77466
      Advantages

  • Robust and well processed
  • Good cameras
  • Enough power
  • Good reception (network, GPS, WIFI)
      Disadvantages
  • NFC
  • No jack socket
  • Only average battery power


What do we count among the best small smartphone?




Best chinese phones under $400.

If you are looking for an Android smartphone with less than 5 inches (e.g. 4.7 inches), you unfortunately have to be told that these models are simply no longer produced and are also extinct in this country. After all, all known flagships, such as those from Samsung, Xiaomi or Huawei, have significantly increased their display diagonals and device size.

However, it is important to understand that the size of the smartphone does not only depend on the display. Many of the current compact cell phones are smaller than an iPhone XR or 11 because the bezels around the display are smaller and the space is better used. If you attach particular importance to the compactness of the new cell phone, you should not only consider the inch size but also the dimensions of the cell phone.



A 19: 9 or 20: 9 display makes much better use of the space offered by the smartphone than the typical 16: 9 display - this is clear from the example of the iPhone 8.

Model:

Dimensions mm: L

x B

Front area:

Display in inches:

Format:

Area of ​​the display:


Xiaomi Mi 9SE

147.5

71

104.7 cm²

5.9

19.5: 9

87.5cm²


Samsung S10e

142

70

99.4 cm²

5.8

19: 9

82.8 cm²


iPhone 8

138

67

92cm²

4.7

16:9

62 cm²


Xiaomi Mi A3

153.5

71.8

110.2cm²

6

19.5: 9

88.7 cm²


Meizu 16th

150.5

73.2

110.1cm²

6

18: 9

92.9 cm²




The two most prominent smartphones of the 'small representatives' at the moment are clearly the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Xiaomi Mi A3: both would land in a larger list of the best with the 6 inch display, but the case is not in relation to the screen and thanks to the Notch, within limits. Here, too, it applies again that a small width of the smartphone is more important than the length for one-handed operation. As far as powerful compact smartphones are concerned, the field here is also rather rare: Samsung S10e and the Meizu 16th are to be mentioned in front - other flagships come with larger displays. The Huawei P20 Pro has now jumped from 6.1 inches to 6.4 inches in the successor P30 Pro.

These small smartphones from China are of high quality and offer a performance that can meet every requirement. China-mobile-phones.com made a comparison of the best small smartphones because this size of mobile phone is still particularly popular with many users. The compact devices offer a good mix of user-friendliness and a convenient size for multimedia use. They can still be used with one hand without any problems and also fit in any trouser pocket.

All prices quoted are final prices, including customs duties (import sales tax 19%) and express shipping ! The most popular China cell phones with compact displays are placed here in a list.

All China mobile phone shops listed in the price comparison are reputable, trustworthy providers with mostly positive reviews on the internet.


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