Best 5-inch smartphones 2018

The demand for 5-inch smartphones, apparently, is slowly falling and this is partly due to the transition of manufacturers to a frameless design, when you can install, for example, a 6-inch display without changing the dimensions in the case from a 5-inch smartphone. However, there are still enough devices on the market with a display diagonal of 5 inches, so there is a choice. Our rating is in front of you.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)

Samsung introduces the Galaxy J3 2017 model year. The smartphone is very different from its predecessor and, first of all, by its design – the Galaxy J3 (2017) looks sophisticated and stylish, and the back cover is metal.

The smartphone turned out to be quite thin – 8.2 mm, however, the battery capacity is low – 2400 mAh. But in the Galaxy J3 (2017), good cameras are installed – of course, by the standards of this class.

Fingerprint scanner, alas, no.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7570
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2400 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Nova 2

A cool fashion device from Huawei – the smartphone looks great, has a large color gamut (if you want, you can even buy a pink device), its body is metal, it cools your hand nicely.

But if you think that the Nova 2 is only good in case, you are very mistaken: here you have a dual rear camera, a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, 4 GB of RAM, fast charging function, cool sound in headphones, and much more.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2950 mAh
  • Camera: 12/8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 4X 32GB

Would you like to purchase a budget device? Pay attention to Xiaomi Redmi 4X – despite the low cost, this smartphone received several expensive solutions.

So, this can include a metal case, Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, a capacious 4100 mAh battery. Supported memory card slot.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M5c 16GB

Inexpensive model from Meizu, which has proven itself.

Meizu M5c is dressed in a plastic case, but it is monolithic and looks very cool – literally nothing more. From afar, the smartphone seems metal, although in fact its body is plastic.

Since this is a budget device, the manufacturer decided to abandon the use of a fingerprint scanner, but there is support for two SIM cards, 4G, and a memory card slot. The smartphone weighs a little, and the battery capacity reaches 3000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 135g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia XA1 Dual

Sony’s very stylish device is an update to the Xperia XA smartphone.

The first thing you pay attention to is the cool look. In fact, all modern devices from Sony look very cool. Secondly, you look at the frames and understand that they are almost completely absent – we have a frameless smartphone.

Xperia XA1 runs on the processor MediaTek Helio P20 (MT6757), it has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, there is a slot for a memory card, as well as fast charging and USB Type-C. Good cameras are installed, but they saved on the fingerprint sensor.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P20 (MT6757)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Camera: 23 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Nokia 3

Surely, this device will appeal to true Nokia fans – the company returned to the market with several devices that run on Android.

Nokia 3 is an inexpensive smartphone with a 5-inch display and HD resolution. Powered by MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM.

The smartphone has a pleasant appearance, good communication capabilities, a bright display.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2650 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Nova

Nova first generation. Despite the fact that a second-generation smartphone has appeared on store shelves, the first one will still be sold for some time, and at a discount.

The smartphone turned out to be cool – stylish and powerful enough. So, he is dressed in a metal case, and its design is borrowed from the smartphone Huawei Nexus 6P.

Huawei Nova will also please its owner with an excellent display with Full HD resolution, a good rear and front cameras, a powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, good sound.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 146g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Motorola Moto C Plus 16GB

There is an inexpensive smartphone from Motorola on the market that everyone seems to have heard of. The device turned out interesting.

Motorola Moto C Plus stands out for its pretty body, but the main feature is not that, but in the 4000 mAh battery. Given the characteristics, autonomy should be simply excellent.

The only thing that bothers you is just 1 GB of RAM – after all, this is not enough in 2018.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Lenovo Vibe S1

This smartphone was released in 2015 (!), But still relevant – Lenovo managed to do the impossible.

Indeed, the device looks very cool, the case is made of glass and metal. The display has Full HD resolution, and the processor uses MediaTek MT6752.

The main feature of the smartphone is a dual front camera. In general, the photos on the Vibe S1 are not bad, of course, given the cost of the device. But the battery capacity is small – only 2420 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 132g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6752
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2420 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 4A 16GB

If you need a completely budget smartphone, but you are not ready to save on functionality, you should pay attention to Xiaomi Redmi 4A – this is an interesting budget solution from one of the most famous Chinese companies today.

You will not find anything unusual here: a standard display with HD resolution, a plastic case. However, the case is made with high quality, good cameras are installed, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor powerful enough for this class, a capacious 3120 mAh battery, there is support for two SIM cards and 4G.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 131g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3120 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes