Mobile phones are getting bigger, but our hands are generally kept the same size. In this way, it is necessary to test the flexibility of our fingers to reach the entire surface of the screen without dropping the mobile to the ground.
If this big cell phone doesn’t catch your eye, luckily you can still find compact cell phones. Here we have compiled by ranges the best compact Android phones of the year, taking into account both the diagonal of the screen and the total size of the device.
Compact entry-level mobiles
We start our list of compact mobiles with the most economical range: the entry range. For our classification we have taken into account mobiles less than 199 euros. This is the range where there is a greater offer of small mobiles with 5-inch screen diagonals, but beware, they often have generous edges.
Alcatel 1C (2019)
The Alcatel 1C of 2019 is the compact mobile par excellence and, in fact, it is the smallest on our list, with dimensions of 136.6 x 65.3 x 10 mm and a 5-inch screen. It is a mobile with very modest specifications (1 GB of RAM, Spreadtrum SC7731E processor and 2,000 mAh battery), but small and cheap.
Alcatel 1c 2019 Blue 5 “1gb / 8gb Dual Sim
The Nokia 2.2 is another inexpensive terminal but by including 2 or 3 GB of RAM, 3,000 mAh of battery and Helio P22 it is more suitable for a more intensive use of the mobile. It has a 5.71-inch screen with a drop-shaped notch and measures 146 x 70.6 x 9.3 mm.
Nokia 2.2- 5.71 “Smartphone (Quad-Core 2.0 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of Internal Memory, 13 + 5 MP camera, Android One 9 Pie, Color Black
Huawei Y5 2019
A little bigger than the previous one is the Huawei Y5 2019: it measures 147.1 x 70.8 x 8.5 mm and includes a 5.71-inch screen with a drop-shaped notch. As usual in this price range, the power is a bit tight, with Helio A22 and 2 GB of RAM seasoned with an optional artificial leather finish.
Huawei Y5 2019 – 5.71 “Smartphone (2 GB RAM, 16 GB Memory, Dual Nano, 3020 mAh, 13 MP Camera) Black
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Xiaomi’s Redmi 7A is a mobile with a slightly old-school design -that is, frames- but that at least includes enough power for day-to-day life thanks to Snapdragon 439 and its 2 GB of RAM, with a 4,000 mAh battery with a 10W charge. It measures 146.30 x 70.41 x 9.55 mm and its screen is 5.45 “with HD + resolution.
Xiaomi Redmi 7A Smartphone, 2GB RAM 32GB ROM Dual SIM 5.45 ” Full HD Screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM439 Octa-Core Processor, Large Font, 13MP Rear Camera 5MP Front Camera (Black)
Moto E6 Play
The Moto E6 Play is one of the most recent compact mobiles, announced just a few weeks ago, although its design is reminiscent of times gone by. It measures almost the same as the Xiaomi Redmi 7A, but it is a little thinner: 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm and a 5.5-inch screen. All this with MediaTek MT6739, 2 GB of RAM and 3,000 mAh battery. Its launch price is 109 euros.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is Samsung’s most modest mobile of the year and it is also the smallest. It has an old-school 5-inch screen and measures 141.6 x 71 x 9.1mm. It is based on Android Go, so power is a fair bit with Exynos 7870 and 1 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Dual SIM 16GB 1GB RAM SM-A260G / DS Gold
Xiaomi Redmi Go
Speaking of Android Go, Xiaomi’s has a similar design and size to Samsung’s, although it’s less thick. This Redmi Go also has 1 GB of RAM, but with Snapdragon 435 and 3,000 mAh battery. It measures 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4mm and has a 5-inch HD screen.
MOBILE Smartphone XIAOMI REDMI GO 1GB 8GB Blue
LG K30 2019
Another mobile with a tight size is this year’s LG K30. It has dimensions of 147.0 x 71.5 x 8.2 mm and a 5.45-inch screen with HD resolution, with Snapdragon 425 in command of the fort and 2 GB of RAM.
LG LM-X320EMW K30 Dual 16gb Black / bla
Compact mid-range phones
We go up the range and go to the mid-range, considering terminals with a price from 200 to 449 euros and a compact size. In this price range we already have fewer classic designs with 5-inch screens and more mobiles with reduced borders and screens larger than 5.5 inches.
Samsung Galaxy A40
The Samsung Galaxy A40 is one of the new smaller Galaxy A, with a 5.9 inch screen (FHD +) and reduced borders. It measures 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm and is powered by Exynos 7904, with 4 GB of RAM and dual 16 + 5 megapixel rear camera.
Samsung Galaxy A40 – 5.9 “FHD + sAmoled Infinity U Display Smartphone (4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 16MP, Exynos 7904, Fast Charge), Black [versión española]
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is just one of many versions that the Xiaomi Mi 9 has had during the year. It is a cheaper version but it has Snapdragon 712, 6 GB of RAM and 48 + 8 + 13 MP triple rear camera. In its compact body of 147.5 x 70.5 x 7.45 mm it manages to include a 5.97-inch screen which, by the way, is FHD + and integrates the fingerprint reader.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Smartphones 5.97 ” Screen, 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, Snapdragon 712 Octa-Core Processor Mobile Phones (Blue)
Compact high-end mobiles
We finish the list with the high-end, or those terminals of more than 450 euros. Although among the most powerful mobiles the great features and large screens prevail, the compact high-end mobiles have them, there are them.
Sony Xperia 5
The Sony Xperia 5 is one of the best-known high-end compact phones, although its size has something of a trick. It’s thinner than average, yeah although in return it is quite high, measuring 158 mm. High. For the rest, we have technical specifications worthy of its range, with Snapdragon 855, 6 GB of RAM and a 6.1-inch OLED, HDR and FHD + screen.
Sony Xperia 5 -buy it with the Sony WF1000XM3 and take advantage of the offer- 6.1 “Smartphone (21: 9 CinemaWide, Full HD OLED screen, triple-lens camera and Eye AF, Android Pie, 6GB RAM and 128GB) black
Samsung Galaxy S10e
The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the smallest version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and it also includes a flat screen, without a border on the sides. Is a 5.8 “AMOLED FHD + display that enters his little body of 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm. Other noteworthy specs are Exynos 9820, 6GB of RAM, and a 16 + 12 MP dual rear camera.
Samsung Galaxy S10e – Smartphone (128GB, Dual SIM, 5.8 “Full HD + Dynamic AMOLED Screen, 3100mAh (typical)), Black (Prism Black), [ Versión Española]
Google Pixel 4
When we talk about compact mobiles, the name of the Google Pixel 4 rarely crosses our minds, although it is smaller than the Sony Xperia 5, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE or the Huawei Y5 2019 that we mentioned before. It has dimensions of 147.05 x 68.8 x 8.2 mm and a 5.7 inch OLED screen.
Google Pixel 4 14.5 cm (5.7 “) 6 GB 64 GB White 2800 mAh Pixel 4, 14.5 cm (5.7”), 1080 x 2280 pixels, 6 GB, 64 GB, 16 MP, White