Every year the diagonal of smartphones is getting bigger and bigger. And this trend is constantly being promoted by Chinese manufacturers. Let's put it bluntly: we don't like shovels that weigh a lot, are hard to hold in our hands, difficult to reach the top area. We need compact alternatives and there are very few of them on the market. However, we managed to choose the most interesting ones and present them to you.
The smallest phones of 2020
- Pixel 4 – flagship from Google
- Fairphone 3 – taking care of nature
- Galaxy S10e – cheap flagship from Samsung
- Palm 2019 – smartphone companion
- iPhone SE – a bit old, but still relevant
- iPhone 9 – future hit?
- Xiaomi Mi 9 SE – cheap and efficient
- Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 – beauty comes first
- Motorola Razr – nostalgia
- Pixel 4a is a cheap smartphone from Google
- Sony Xperia 10 large but comfortable
Pixel 4 – flagship from Google
Google Pixel 4 has a small bottom bezel
The device was presented in October last year and offers powerful hardware, one of the best cameras on the market, and a fairly compact size. Due to the small bottom frame, the device is comfortable and pleasant to hold in hands. Besides, the screen size is not that big here – only 5.7-inches.
Fairphone 3 – taking care of nature
The device was created with love for nature. Recycled plastic and clean materials were used in the production, in addition, the device has a removable battery and it is easy to repair it yourself if any part fails. iFixit rated it 10 out of 10. Due to this, the cost of the phone, taking into account its characteristics, is high. It is priced at 450 euros and offers a budget Snapdragon Snapdragon 632 processor, a 3000mAh battery, a 5.65-inch FHD display and a 12MP camera.
Galaxy S10e – cheap flagship from Samsung
Galaxy S10e smallest in line
This is a budget flagship from Samsung. In Russia right now it can be purchased for 46 thousand rubles. It offers a flagship processor, a great display, a great camera, and is still quite compact. The diagonal of its screen is 5.8 inches, and due to the thin bezels, the device seems to be quite a kid.
Palm 2019 – smartphone companion
The Palm phone can hardly be called a full-fledged device; it is a companion that is convenient to use when jogging. It will be a great addition to your main phone. It is technically simple, it uses a Snapdragon 435, 3GB of RAM and an 800mAh battery.
iPhone SE – a bit old, but still relevant
The smallest current smartphone on the market – iPhone SE
This is a great option for fans iPhone and those looking for the most compact and lightweight phone possible. It is strange that manufacturers have stopped producing such compact devices. It still offers decent hardware, comparable to the iPhone 6S. It has a good camera and an updated system iOS 13. It is possible that the smartphone can be updated to iOS 14.
iPhone 9 – future hit?
New iPhone 9
The device will be a continuation of iPhone SE. It will be presented in a couple of months in March 2020. Undoubtedly, it can be called one of the most beautiful on the market, even if you close your eyes to those terrible frames in front. According to rumors, the smartphone will receive a processor Apple A13 Bionic and 3-4 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE – cheap and efficient
SE from Xiaomi
This is a state employee from Xiaomi worth 15 thousand rubles in China. It offers a decent Snapdragon 710 processor, here AMOLED – screen, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The ideal solution for lovers of compact devices at a low price.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 – beauty comes first
The Fold 2 has not yet been presented, but most likely the device will be shown on February 11 as part of the Unpacked 2020 event. Sales start on the same day, and it will cost about $ 850. The Fold 2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor and will be the first foldable smartphone on the market under $ 1,000.
Motorola Razr – nostalgia
New generation of smartphones
Razr sales were supposed to start in January this year, but something went wrong. The company decided to postpone the release to the second quarter, without specifying the exact date. The reason for the transfer is the desire to add support 5G. Initially it was reported that it will be equipped with a Snapdragon 710 processor, but taking into account the news, most likely, it will receive 76 5G with support 5G. The device is priced at $ 1,500 – quite a lot even for a foldable phone.
Pixel 4a is a cheap smartphone from Google
Compact budget employee from Google
Pixel 4a will be shown in May 2020 at the Google I / O presentation. The smartphone will cost almost the same as the Pixel 3a ($ 399). There are no details about its filling yet, but outwardly it looks good and modern.
Sony Xperia 10 large but comfortable
Sony Xperia 10 – big but comfortable
The Xperia 10 is hardly compact, with a 6-inch display. But there is one thing – the aspect ratio of the screen here is 21: 9, due to this it is elongated and has a small width. This will allow you to comfortably hold it in your hand, even if the display itself is huge.
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