In the mid-2000s, smartphones delighted with their minimalism. They had a comfortable keyboard, a small screen and ... everything. And modern devices are crammed with all sorts of sensors, processors and capacious battery. Manufacturers also seek to ensure that the user can comfortably watch movies and videos, increasing for this display diagonal. But if a person does not need it? If he does not want to watch the video, wanting instead to get his hands on a small smartphone? In this case, you will have to seriously work, starting to search for a decent copy. Believe me, there are very few of these, and to reduce the size, manufacturers have to save a lot on components.
- Dimensions: 75 x 145 x 10.8 mm
- Display: 4.7 inches, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
Price: from 4 490 rubles.
The 2018 model from the Senseit brand is the simplest smartphone with several positive features and an extremely low price. It is hardly suitable for everyday use for people who are aimed at maximum opportunities, but as a working option or for a child will become a good device.
The device received a small display with a decent resolution for its size - HD. The manufacturer did not chase the design, elongated screen, but offered to customers the protection of IP68 standard. For some users, this is a very relevant moment, especially if the smartphone is designed to work.
The device received simple cameras - 8 and 2 Mp. There is no sense in waiting for high-quality photos from them, but it’s quite enough to make simple pictures or chat over video calls. The built-in drive is 16 GB, which is nice enough, considering the dislike of most manufacturers, to put more than 8 GB of main memory in the simplest phones. Additionally, you can add a MicroSD, although the slot is combined with a SIM card, so you have to choose which is more important. Performance - MediaTek MT6737 with four 1.3 GHz cores. RAM - 1 GB. Battery - 3000 mAh.
- High resolution with a diagonal.
- A decent amount of main memory, taking into account the price.
- IP68 protection.
- When the mobile Internet is turned on, the battery quickly sits down.
- Slot for microSD combo.
- Old OS - Android 7.1.
Alcatel 1C 5003D (2019)
- Dimensions: 65.3 x 136.6 x 9.95 mm
- Display: 4.95 inches, IPS, 960 x 480 pixels
Price: from 4 690 rubles.
New from Alcatel in some moments inferior to the previous device, but wins at the expense of appearance. In this case, the company took into account the trend of 2018 on the elongated screens and offered a rather large display of 18: 9 , but in a compact package. At the same time, the manufacturer saved and made the resolution small, probably to save a small battery, whose capacity was 2000 mAh.
The model has mediocre cameras - 5 and 2 Mp, a weak stuffing - Spreadtrum SC7731E chipset, 1/8 GB. All this does not imply any kind of multi-tasking work or workload, but for the simplest actions of the device it will be enough. To minimize the braking of weak hardware, the manufacturer installed Android 8.1 OS on its gadget.
- Modern elongated display.
- Actual OS designed for easy configuration.
- Weak hardware.
- No LTE support.
- Battery weak.
- Low resolution display.
- Dimensions: 67.78 x 133.6 x 9, 5 mm
- Display: 4.5 inches, IPS, 854 x 480 pixels
Price: from 4 400 rubles.
Another representative of the budget segment, but from a company that has earned trust and was once a giant in the smartphone market. Recently, Nokia, having overcome all difficulties, has begun to release content interesting models. The most affordable gadget of the Finnish brand does not claim to be productive and received a rather mediocre stuffing based on the MediaTek MT6737M chipset and a memory combination - 1/8 GB. The device is designed to perform everyday simple tasks - calls, sms, surfing, instant messengers.
In Nokia 1, the company will partly return to the idea of the Lumia line - removable panels of different colors of plastic. For a cheap phone, the solution is excellent. In this case, under the cover there was a place for two SIM cards and memory, which is important given the small native drive. Camera - 5 and 2 megapixel, you can make simple shots. The battery is not the most capacious - 2150 mAh, but for a working day if the device does not load it enough. However, it is removable, making it possible to replace it.
- The current Android Oreo Go system designed for devices with weak hardware.
- Bright design with the ability to change the panel.
- Loud speaker.
- Removable battery.
- Separate memory card slot.
- Weak hardware.
Black Fox B4 mini NFC
- Dimensions: 65.7 x 138 x 9.6 mm
- Display: 4.95 inches, IPS, 960 x 480 pixels
Price: from 5 490 rubles.
In an era of high competition, manufacturers have to go to different tricks to highlight their device against the background of numerous smartphones of other brands. This gadget does not offer the user anything of interest from the point of view of iron, but also has NFC . For those who want to pay in stores with a smartphone, but does not need an expensive phone, this device is an excellent choice.
In addition, the device received an elongated display of 18: 9, due to which the diagonal turned out to be almost 5 inches, and the body remained compact. Cameras - 5 and 2 Mp. Performance - MediaTek MT6739. Memory - 1/8 GB. There is a slot for a memory card. It is located separately from the SIM cards, which definitely pleases. Taking into account the possibility of paying for purchases in a contactless way by means of NFC, the manufacturer installed fingerprint protection on the phone. Battery - 2000 mAh. The operating system is Android 8.0.
- Modern screen with bangs.
- An interesting look.
- NFC support.
- Fingerprint protection.
- Separate memory slot.
- Weak stuffing.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
- Dimensions: 65 x 129 x 9.3 mm
- Display: 4.5 inches, IPS, 1280 x 720 pixels
Price: from 18 720 rubles.
Device from the company Sony released in mid-2017. At the same time, for those who need performance and a small display, in 2019 it is also the best, if not the only option. The model received a plastic case with a metal frame, which increases durability and makes the gadget ergonomic. IPS matrix with good resolution for its size. The display closes the glass Gorilla Glass 5.
The device works on Snapdragon 835 , which provides excellent multitasking and performance. Memory - 4/32 GB. There is moisture protection according to IP68 standard, which has always been a distinctive feature of a Japanese company. A high-quality 19 megapixel camera copes with any shooting conditions and can make Slo-mo 960 fps movies. The front module of 8 megapixels is equipped with 3D facial modeling function. The mode is more entertaining than really useful.
Battery - 2700 mAh. The indicator is modest, but this is not a minus, as Stamina's proprietary energy-saving technology increases autonomy. There is support for fast charging - 30 minutes provide 50% battery capacity. The model received a fingerprint scanner and NFC chip. The operating system is Android 8.0.
- Good iron.
- High-quality photography and video.
- Power saving mode Stamina compensates for a small battery capacity.
- Excellent ergonomics.
- Several bright colors.
- NFC support.
- IP68 moisture protection.
- Taking into account the model year and the absence of competitors with a similar or close diagonal, there are no minuses.
Apple iPhone 8
- Dimensions: 67.3 x 138.4 x 7.3 mm
- Display: 4.7 inches, IPS, 1334 x 750 pixels
Price: from 39 600 rubles.
There is no special point in talking about Apple technology. Everyone has long known everything. The model is not new, but as a relatively compact smartphone is relevant. Traditionally, the apple brand from America offers excellent performance (even in older devices), the choice of built-in storage capacity, high-quality cameras, display, and assembly.
For those users who have not used Apple, it is worth noting that the iPhone 8, with all the above advantages, received IP67 moisture protection, an NFC chip and its own fast charging. The disadvantages of the device for those who are not a regular user of Apple or an ardent fan of the company will be the lack of a 3.5 connector, the inability to expand memory, a closed operating system (for new users it seems difficult compared to Android), support for only one SIM card, expensive branded accessories .
- Excellent speed.
- Stable operation of the OS.
- Selection of modifications of the built-in memory.
- Quick charge.
- Moisture protection.
- Quality camera.
- There is NFC.
- One sim card.
- No headset jack.
- Inconvenient (for beginners) OS.
- Dear accessories.
- Weak battery
- High price.