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The best compact smartphones

In 2019, finding a compact smartphone is difficult and even more so with decent parameters, therefore, the only representatives of the market with relatively small dimensions are listed below.

In the mid-2000s, smartphones pleased with their minimalism. They had a comfortable keyboard, a small screen and ... that's it. And modern devices are crammed with all kinds of sensors, processors and a capacious battery. Manufacturers also strive to ensure that the user can comfortably watch movies and videos, increasing the display diagonal for this. But if a person does not need it? If he doesn’t want to watch the video, instead wanting to get his hands on a small smartphone? In this case, you will have to work hard, starting to search for a decent instance. Believe me, there are very few of these, and to reduce the size, manufacturers have to save a lot on components.

Palm

  • Dimensions : 50.6 x 96.6 x 7.4 mm
  • Display : 3.3 inch, IPS , 1280 x 720

Price: 29 990 rubles.

The recently introduced Palm novelty is a compact smartphone that has been sold on foreign markets for years. Since October 2019 officially available in Russia.

The device turned out to be unusual - its size is slightly larger than a bank card, it has IP68 protection, Gorilla Glass on the display, a full-time battery, Type-C connector for charging. At first glance it seems that in such a baby there will be a mediocre filling, but the device offers customers the Snapdragon 435 chipset, 3/32 GB of memory and a camera - 12 megapixels at the rear and 8 megapixels at the front. OS - Android 8.1 Oreo.

This is a really compact smartphone without any reservations, but who can use it? Representatives of the company say that their offspring is an assistant who will free themselves from digital addiction and focus on important matters. You can take it with you for a run, training, an important meeting and not be distracted by social networks and other companions of procrastination.

Advantages:

  • Nice design.
  • IP68 protection.
  • Miniature size.
  • The battery lasts for a full day.

Disadvantages:

  • Not very convenient control - instead of the navigation bar, a single button is used that distinguishes the number of clicks.
  • No headphone jack.
  • It is positioned as an assistant, and not a full-fledged smartphone.

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Unihertz jelly

  • Dimensions : 92.4 x 43 x 13 mm
  • Display : 2.45 inches, IPS, 432 x 240

Price: 17 990 rubles

Here it is - a truly compact smartphone that fits in the palm of your hand and fits into the tightest pocket. It works on the basis of a quad-core processor with a frequency of 1.1 GHz, has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of ROM and a slot for two SIM cards. The resolution of the cameras is 8 and 2 MP for the main and front sensors, respectively. The battery capacity is 950 mAh.

All this runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. This gadget is simply ideal for jogging: its weight is only 60 g, it is almost not felt in a pocket or shoulder holder. There is also a Pro version. Its differences from the base are in the expanded memory: 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM.

Advantages:

  • Guaranteed to get rid of the habit of sitting in social networks.
  • There is a microSD slot up to 256 GB.
  • Supports 4G.

Disadvantages:

  • Poor autonomy, even taking into account the small screen and weak hardware (according to numerous comments).
  • Little internal memory.
  • No fingerprint scanner.
  • Old OS.

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Unihertz atom

  • Dimensions : 96 x 45 x 18 mm
  • Display : 2.45 inches, IPS, 432 x 240

Price: 29 990 rubles

If the goal of your search is a miniature but rugged smartphone , take a look at Unihertz Atom. In terms of size, it is slightly larger than the Unihertz Jelly, and its performance is noticeably higher.

The design hints at the impenetrability of the gadget: the case is shockproof, there is IP68 protection against dust and water, the screen has a Gorilla Glass coating. Especially for this model, Unihertz has developed a set of sports accessories, which includes bicycle and shoulder holders.

Unihertz Atom uses an eight-core processor (the manufacturer is not called) with a frequency of 2 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, as well as 16 MP main and 8 MP front cameras. The power comes from a removable 2000 mAh battery. At the end there is a programmable key, there is a USB-C port, a fingerprint and a headphone jack.

Advantages:

  • There is a fingerprint scanner.
  • Acceptable power.
  • Autonomy within 3 days.
  • Android 8.1 out of the box.

Disadvantages:

  • Uncomfortable typing.
  • Very quiet speakers.

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INOI 1 Lite

  • Sizes: -
  • Display: 4 inch, TN, 854 x 480

Price: 2 290 rubles.

For those who are looking for not just a compact, but also a simple smartphone without extra frills, INOI 1 Lite will be a great solution. The device is made of high-quality polycarbonate with a matte soft-touch coating, has good ergonomics and leaves a pleasant tactile feel. The display is small, the matrix TN, but it does not cause any special problems. Numerous reviews about the screen are positive.

The device runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor. RAM - 512 GB. The low technical parameters are compensated by the presence of Android 8.1 Go (the lite version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Android Go takes up less memory, increasing the performance of the device). Users claim that this is enough for everyday tasks. Built-in storage - 4 GB, there is a slot for microSD 32 GB. The battery is quite modest - 1000 mAh, but given the size and undemanding processor it lasts for a day. A camera for its price tag is not bad - 5 megapixels, a front camera is not provided. In general, the device is very simple, but for older people, elementary school students or as an additional phone for work, it fits perfectly.

Advantages:

  • A small battery lasts for a day.
  • Nice display.
  • 2 sim cards.
  • It works on a “clean” Android - users note that there are no performance problems.
  • Good ergonomics.
  • Nice camera.
  • There is a proximity sensor and light.
  • Two color schemes - black and gold.

Disadvantages:

  • No LTE, however, most owners have enough Wi-Fi and 3G.
  • There is no front camera.

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ZTE Blade L130

  • Dimensions : 65 x 126 x 10.9 mm
  • Display : 4 inch, TFT, 800 x 480

Price: from 2,300 rubles.

The novelty from the Chinese manufacturer is unlikely to appeal to those who want to have a functional device. By modern standards, the phone is quite small, but the thickness still leaves much to be desired - 10.9 mm. And comparing it with the compact devices listed above is not entirely correct.

The filling is mediocre - the Unisoc SC7731E chipset with 4 cores, 8 GB of RAM with a separate microSD slot for 64 GB and 512 MB of ROM. A 1400 mAh battery lasts for 7 hours of talk time. The main camera is 5 megapixels, the front camera is 1.3 megapixels. There is support for 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2. The phone is designed to use two SIM cards. A pleasant moment is the modern version of the clean operating system Android 9.0 Go.

Blade L130 is a gadget for those who need a device that is not a pity to lose or break, and a minimal set of functions is needed.

Advantages:

  • Separate memory card slot .
  • The battery is removable.
  • Modern OS.
  • Loud speaker.

Disadvantages:

  • Not enough RAM.
  • Weak battery.
  • No LTE support.
  • Big thickness.

VERTEX Impress Funk

  • Dimensions : 65 x 124 x 10.1 mm
  • Display : 3.97 inches, TN, 800 x 480

Price: from 1,790 rubles.

The model from Vertex is similar in filling to the previous device - it also has a quad-core processor, but already MediaTek MT6580M, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM. There are 2 SIM cards in the phone, a separate slot for MicroSD 32 GB. The front camera is 2 megapixels, the main module is 5 megapixels.

Impress Funk has similar ZTE wireless modules, but it wins in terms of battery capacity - 1600 mAh, while the thickness is slightly less - 10.1 mm. OS - Android 8.1.

Advantages:

  • Loud speaker.
  • The case is plastic - fingerprints do not remain.
  • It keeps a good GPS connection.
  • Pure Android.
  • Cheap price.
  • Separate memory card slot.
  • Removable battery.

Disadvantages:

  • Poor sensor sensitivity.
  • No LTE.
  • Quickly sits down.
  • Flimsy body.

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 at some points inferior to the previous device, but wins due to appearance. In this case, the company took into account the 2018 trend for elongated screens and offered a rather large 18: 9 display, but in a compact body. 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 megapixels, a weak filling - the Spreadtrum SC7731E chipset, 1/8 GB. All this does not imply at least any multitasking work or workload, but the device is enough to perform the simplest actions. To minimize the braking of weak hardware, the manufacturer installed Android 8.1 on its gadget.

Advantages:

  • Modern elongated display.
  • Actual OS designed for easy configuration.

Disadvantages:

  • Weak hardware.
  • No support for LTE.
  • Weak battery.
  • Low resolution display.

Nokia 1

  • 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 overcame all the difficulties and began to produce pleased interesting models. The most affordable gadget of the Finnish brand does not claim to be a productive one and received a mediocre filling based on the MediaTek MT6737M chipset and a 1/8 GB memory combination. 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 made of plastic. For a cheap phone, the solution is excellent. At the same time, 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 megapixels, you can take simple pictures. The battery is not the most capacious - 2150 mAh, but on a working day if the device does not load it is enough. At the same time, it is removable, which makes it possible to replace it.

Advantages:

  • The current Android Oreo Go system is designed for devices with weak hardware.
  • Bright design with the ability to change panels.
  • Loud speaker.
  • Removable battery.
  • Separate memory card slot.

Disadvantages:

  • 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 in order to distinguish their device from the background of numerous smartphones of other brands. This gadget will not offer the user anything interesting in terms of hardware, but it also has NFC . For those who want to pay with a smartphone in stores but don’t need an expensive phone, this device is an excellent choice.

In addition, the device received an elongated 18: 9 display, due to which the diagonal turned out to be almost 5 inches, and the case remained compact. Cameras - 5 and 2 megapixels. Performance - MediaTek MT6739. Memory - 1/8 GB. There is a slot for a memory card. It is located separately from SIM cards, which is definitely good. Given the possibility of paying for purchases in a non-contact way through NFC, the manufacturer installed fingerprint protection on the phone. Battery - 2000 mAh. operating system - Android 8.0.

Advantages:

  • Modern screen with bangs.
  • Interesting appearance.
  • NFC support.
  • Fingerprint protection.
  • Separate memory slot.

Disadvantages:

  • Weak filling.

Google pixel 2

  • Dimensions : 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm
  • Display : 5 inch, OLED , 1920 x 1080 pixels

Price: from 32 500 rubles

When choosing a compact smartphone, be sure to pay attention to the Pixel 2. Despite the fact that he is already two years old, in terms of hardware, he is not far behind modern gadgets. It has a 5-inch OLED screen with a pixel density of 441 ppi, a dual speaker, a Snapdragon 835 and 4 GB LPDDR4x. The internal memory is limited to 64 or 128 GB, there is no microSD slot. Audio jack is also missing.

In the year of its release, Pixel 2 was the best of the camera phones: DxOMark assigned it a rating of 98 points. And today, in most difficult conditions, shooting at it will be impeccable. It does not have a dual camera ; high image quality is largely achieved through software processing. Portrait mode is available for both ordinary photos and selfies . The maximum resolution is 12.2 MP. Out of the box, the gadget runs on Android 8.0. He already has an update to Android 9.0, and he is guaranteed to receive the tenth version of the OS.

Advantages:

  • Nice camera.
  • Stable update.
  • Stereo sound.

Disadvantages:

  • Frame design.
  • There is no minijack.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

  • Dimensions : 135 x 65 x 12.1 mm
  • Display : 5 inch, IPS, 2160 x 1080

Price: 40 480 rubles

The successor to the Xperia XZ1 Compact managed to fit a small number of attractive features into a small package. First of all, this is the Snapdragon 845 that has not lost its relevance. The smartphone has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, a 2870 mAh battery and IP68 protection.

The rear camera with a resolution of 19 MP is equipped with Sony Motion Eye technology with predictive autofocus: when shooting a moving subject, the shutter button is released a couple of moments before the user clicks on it. After that, the camera offers to select one of several pictures with a difference of a fraction of a second and save it to memory.

The XZ2 Compact also has a slow motion video mode of 960 FPS. After the update, the resolution of the clips increased to 1080p. Improvements also received the option to scan 3D objects.

Advantages:

  • Powerful chipset.
  • Good memory configurations.
  • Decent main camera with interesting shooting modes.
  • Protection against dust and moisture.
  • Great display with high resolution.

Disadvantages:

  • Modest frontalka.
  • There is no 3.5 connector.

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 particular 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 the volume of the built-in drive, high-quality cameras, display, 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 quick charge . 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 will seem difficult compared to Android), support for only one SIM card, expensive branded accessories .

Advantages:

  • Great performance.
  • Stable operation of the OS.
  • The choice of modifications to the internal memory.
  • Fast charge.
  • Moisture protection.
  • Quality camera.
  • There is an NFC.

Disadvantages:

  • One sim card.
  • There is no headset jack.
  • Inconvenient (for beginners) OS.
  • Expensive accessories.
  • Weak battery.
  • High price.

Source: www.androidauthority.com

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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

  • Dimensions: 65 x 129 x 9.3 mm
  • Display: 4.5 inches, IPS, 1280 x 720 pixels

Price: from 26 990 rubles.

The device from Sony was released in mid-2017. It is far from a novelty, but among devices with small sizes it feels comfortable. The model received a plastic case with a metal frame, which increases strength and makes the gadget ergonomic. IPS matrix with good resolution for its size. The display closes the glass of Gorilla Glass 5.

The device runs on Snapdragon 835, which provides excellent multitasking and performance. Memory - 4/32 GB. There is moisture protection according to the IP68 standard, which has always been a distinctive feature of the Japanese company. A high-quality 19 megapixel camera copes with any shooting conditions and can do Slo-mo 960 fps clips. The 8 megapixel front module is equipped with a 3D face modeling function. The mode is more entertaining than really useful.

The battery is 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% of the battery capacity. The model received a fingerprint scanner and an NFC chip. The operating system is Android 8.0.

Advantages:

  • Good iron.
  • High-quality photo and video shooting.
  • The energy-saving Stamina mode compensates for the small battery capacity.
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Several bright colors.
  • NFC support.
  • Water resistant IP68.

Disadvantages:

  • Very high price tag.

Senseit R500

  • 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 to 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, an elongated screen, but offered customers protection according to the IP68 standard. For some users, this is a very relevant point, especially if the smartphone is designed to work.

The device received simple cameras - 8 and 2 megapixels. It makes no sense to wait for high-quality photos from them, but to take simple pictures or chat via video is quite enough. The internal drive is 16 GB, which is quite nice, given the dislike of most manufacturers to put more than 8 GB of main memory in the simplest phones. In addition, you can add MicroSD, although the slot is combined with a SIM card, so you have to choose which is more important. Performance - MediaTek MT6737 with four cores at 1.3 GHz. RAM - 1 GB. Battery - 3000 mAh.

Advantages:

  • High resolution diagonal.
  • Decent amount of main memory, taking into account the price.
  • IP68 protection.

Disadvantages:

  • When the mobile Internet is on, the battery runs out quickly.
  • The slot for microSD is combined.
  • The old OS is Android 7.1.

VERTEX Impress Action

  • Dimensions : 73 x 134 x 13.9 mm
  • Display: 4 inch, IPS, 480 x 800 pixels

Price: from 8 730 rub.

A rare company now dares to release a smartphone with such a tiny display. Его диагональ здесь равняется всего четырем дюймам! Разрешение может показаться невысоким, но при такой диагонали его вполне хватает — пиксели невооруженному глазу практически не видны. При своих весьма компактных габаритах девайс весит 173 грамма. Это кажется удивительным, пока не узнаёшь о наличии здесь водозащиты. Ещё девайс способен похвастать защитным стеклом Gorilla Glass 3, которое далеко не всегда встретишь в столь недорогих устройствах.

Advantages

  • Наличие водозащиты;
  • Стабильно функционирующий Android 5.1;
  • Два слота для SIM-карт;
  • Неплохой экран, покрытый защитным стеклом;
  • Не очень высокая стоимость;
  • Достаточно хорошая 8-мегапиксельная камера;
  • Поддержка LTE.

disadvantages

  • Минимальный объем памяти;
  • Тихая громкость при разговоре;
  • Приличный вес.

Acer Liquid

  • Размеры: 64 x 115 x 13 мм
  • Дисплей: 3,5 дюйма, TFT, 480 x 800 пикселей

Цена: от 8 190 руб.

Сейчас мини-смартфоны можно выделить в отдельный класс. Но Acer Liquid появился ещё в те времена, когда компактными были все модели, за очень редким исключением. Именно с этим связан тот факт, что девайс функционирует под управлением очень старой версии Android. Однако это не мешает ему пользоваться спросом — даже сейчас устройство регулярно покупают. Диагональ установленного здесь экрана составляет всего 3,5 дюйма. В результате по своим габаритам смартфон схож с первыми аппаратами от Apple. Огорчает же здесь лишь то, что дисплей выполнен по технологии TFT, из-за чего углы обзора получились далекими от идеала. Остальные характеристики тоже не блещут. Словом, Acer Liquid — это своеобразная замена кнопочного телефона , в плане функционала смартфон ушел от него недалеко.

Advantages

  • Крохотные размеры;
  • Неплохое разрешение дисплея;
  • Привлекательный внешний вид;
  • Присутствуют датчики приближения и освещенности;
  • Высокая надежность;
  • Хороший звук в наушниках.

disadvantages

  • Очень мало памяти;
  • Одноядерный процессор;
  • Не лучшие углы обзора и цветопередача;
  • Нет поддержки 4G;
  • Устаревшая версия операционной системы.

Viking Thor plus

  • Размеры: 73 x 137 x 17 мм
  • Дисплей: 4 дюйма, 480 x 800 пикселей

Цена: от 24 900 руб.