BEST SMALL SMARTPHONES 2020
Which is the best small phone?
Once all smartphones were small. Remember the iPhone 4? A beautiful, manageable 3.5-inch display for one-hand texting and easy to fit in your pocket – those were the days. Thankfully, there’s a lot to like about the small smartphone market in 2020 and we’ve put together our picks of the best options available now.
With the rise of phablets, phone dimensions have changed to bring taller screens to phones, but for many people these large mobiles are simply unruly two-handed struggles.
Below we’ve listed our FIVE favorite small phones based on our exhaustive tests. It’s tough to decide what counts as ‘small’ in a smartphone world of generally huge displays, so we’ve considered screen size, the aspect ratio of the screens, pocket-friendliness and the dimensions of the phones themselves to bring you the best palm-friendly phones available at several price points.
My Top Small Smartphones 2020
Google Pixel 3A
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Google Pixel 4
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE 2020
GOOGLE PIXEL 3A
The Google Pixel 3a makes a strong case for tossing out the spec sheet. On paper, it looks like yet another boring budget smartphone, with a middling processor, single front and rear cameras, and a bare-minimum 1080p screen. But in your pocket, you might just mistake it for a premium phone. Part of the reason why is because, well, it’s a Pixel. Specifically, it looks a lot like the notchless Pixel 3 and the rumored design for the Pixel 4, and of course, it runs the latest version of Android. But while the high-priced G-stamped phones always left something to be desired when it came to design, the $399 Pixel 3a looks like a budget phone but acts like a premium one. It’s almost like Google has been setting us up for this all along.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10e
The Samsung Galaxy S10e is now official. The smallers of the Galaxy S10 series comes with a more manageable dimensions, but retains the power.
Compared to its siblings, the Galaxy S10e comes with a smaller body measuring in at 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm and weighing in at just 150g. It has a flat 5.8-inch full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, a 91.6% screen-to-body ratio, and HDR+ support.
It only has two cameras at the back — the 12MP sensor with a variable aperture of f/1.5-f/2.4 and the ultra wide 16MP with f/2.2 lens. In front, you have a single lens 10MP f/1.9 sensor with 4k video recording capability.
Under the hood you have an octa-core Exynos 9820 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There’s also a 3,100mAh battery with fast wired and wireless charging. It runs on One UI on top of Android 9 Pie.
GOOGLE PIXEL 4
The Google Pixel 4 comes with a 90Hz 5.7" OLED display, a dual camera, a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 2800mAh battery, a dual-camera (wide + telephoto), and availability across all major US carriers. It has no fingerprint sensor save for a radar-powered face unlock method. You can also control certain apps and functions of the devices with simple gestures in front of the radar sensor. Prices start at $799 for the 64GB version and climb to $899 for the 128GB version.
iPHONE 11 PRO
Apple iPhone 11 Pro supports frequency bands GSM , CDMA , HSPA , EVDO , LTE. Official announcement date is September 2019. The device is working on an iOS 13 with a Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder) processor. Apple iPhone 11 Pro has 64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM of built-in memory. This device has a Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+) chipset. The main screen size is displaysize5.8 inches, 84.4 cm2 with 1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio resolution. It has a 458 ppi density) ppi pixel density. The screen covers about 82.1% of the device's body. This screen to body ratio is a very impressive ALL VERSIONS A2215A2160A2217 Versions: A2215 (Global market) A2160 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) A2217 (China, Hong Kong)
iPhone SE 2020
4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD, 750 x 1334 pixels, (326 PPI)
Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
64GB / 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage
12MP Rear Cameras
7MP Front Camera
Non-removable 1821 mAh Li-ion Battery
Fast Battery Charging (18W)
Qi Wireless Charging