Best compact smartphones of 2019: top-ranking

The diagonal of the display of smartphones continues to grow. Previously, even 5-inch devices were often called a shovel, today 6.5-inch devices do not cause any surprise. Fortunately, now manufacturers are switching to a frameless design when the display occupies almost the entire front surface. In this case, with the previous dimensions, you can get a much larger display than before. It’s a pity, as far as this is concerned, first of all, smartphones, which you can hardly call compact.

We have prepared for you a rating of the most interesting compact smartphones. Hope you enjoy. So which smartphone is better to buy?

iPhone SE 32GB

iPhone SE has been in operation for several years and, obviously, will continue to sell for a few more. Apparently, no replacement is expected, but it’s a pity – the demand for such devices is stable.

What is good about iPhone SE? First of all, by the fact that it is the most powerful flagship with the smallest 4-inch display on the market. Yes, this is the flagship: despite the fact that the case was used from the iPhone 5S model, all the hardware came from the much more powerful iPhone 6S, including the main camera. She shoots very cool, which can not be said about the front.

iPhone SE traditionally only supports one SIM card and it does not have a memory card slot.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 58.6 × 123.8 × 7.6 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1136×640
  • Weight: 113g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • CPU: Apple A9
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1624 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 1.2 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy A40

Unusually, this Samsung model is the smallest in the new A line – thanks to the small by current standards 5.9-inch display.

The case is made of plastic, on the back of it there is a dual main camera and a fingerprint scanner. The camera shoots well, but it’s worth understanding that this is still a relatively inexpensive device.

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is powered by the Exynos 7904 chipset, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Note that the smartphone has an NFC module.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 69.2 × 144.4 × 7.9 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7904
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/5 MP
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia 10

Sony has decided to go their own way and introduced a device with a ratio of 21: 9. What does it mean? A narrow screen that is elongated in length. For better or worse, the user must decide for himself – many customers like this idea.

As befits Sony, the model is offered both with support for one SIM card, and two, and therefore – be careful when buying. The processor uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, and the memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of main memory. The battery of stars from the sky is not enough – 2870 mAh, but let’s not forget that the smartphone has cool power-saving modes.

The fingerprint scanner is located on the side.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 68x156x8.4 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2520 × 1080
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2870 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact has already been called the most powerful and at the same time the smallest flagship based on Android. If previously used a 4.6-inch screen, now – 5-inch. The width of the case due to the widescreen display has not changed, although the length has increased. And the device has become thicker – 12.1 mm.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4 GB of memory. This is not a record, but there will be more than enough power for the coming years. There is fast charging, a smart fingerprint scanner, decent cameras, as well as good sound in the headphones and from the speaker.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 65x135x12.1 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2870 mAh
  • Rear camera: 19 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Alcatel 1C 5003D (2019)

Budget smartphone from Alcatel. I got a wide-screen 4.95-inch display and really small dimensions. Looks, by the way, nice looking.

Since this is a budget, do not expect top-end features: Alcatel 1C 5003D runs on the Spreadtrum SC7731E processor, the memory capacity is 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal. Battery capacity – 2000 mAh.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 65.3 × 136.6 × 9.95 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4.95 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 148g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731E
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Digma LINX ATOM 3G

Cheap smartphone from Digma. Suitable for those who need the cheapest smartphone – LINX ATOM 3G is really quite inexpensive. It looks, by the way, very, very good, to choose from – several shades of the body.

The platform uses the Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of ROM. Few? Well, take another look at the price of the device.

But there are two cameras, albeit simple ones, support for GPS and 3G, a slot for a memory card.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 64.6x125x10.5 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 129g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 4 GB
  • RAM capacity: 512 Mb
  • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
  • Rear camera: 2 MP
  • Front camera: 0.3 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Samsung Galaxy S9

Someone grins – Samsung Galaxy S9 is considered compact? Imagine, yes, because the width of its body is only 68.7 mm, it has excellent ergonomics. Of course, the length is not the smallest (147.7 mm), but the device is perceived as a small smartphone.

At the same time, it is a top-end flagship with everything you need, and even a bit more: a very stylish case design, a chic 5.8-inch FullView display, protection against water and dust, high performance and fast system operation, good sound , fast and wireless charging, fingerprint scanner and iris scanner. There is even a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which some manufacturers have already abandoned.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 68.7 × 147.7 × 8.5 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone 8 64GB

The iPhone 8 is considered compact today, although its width is almost comparable to the Galaxy S8. But only if the latter uses a 5.8-inch screen, then here – only 4.7-inch. But the body length is much shorter.

iPhone 8 is Apple’s top-end flagship, which has: chic cameras, a stylish case made of glass and metal, a powerful processor and very high performance, support for fast and wireless charging, protection according to IP67, NFC.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 67.3 × 138.4 × 7.3 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 148g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1 821 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Sony Xperia XA1 Dual

The average from Sony. The design is made in a typical Sony style, the smartphone is recognized immediately. We really like the look of the case.

The Xperia XA1 uses a 5-inch display. The case turned out to be extremely narrow (only 67 mm wide) due to the almost complete absence of side frames.

There is a good level of performance, screen, camera, sound in the headphones. However, the battery capacity is only 2300 mAh, and there is no fingerprint scanner at all.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 67x145x8 mm
  • 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
  • Rear camera: 23 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy S10e 6 / 128GB

Surprisingly compact came the Samsung Galaxy S10e. This is the flagship, albeit smaller, while in size it is decently smaller than the same S9, although they have the same diagonal of the screen.

The difference from older models is in the number of main camera modules, dimensions, screen, battery, and also a fingerprint scanner, which is located on the side. But older versions do not have a cheerful yellow hue.

Here is the most powerful Exynos 9820 chipset, 6 GB of RAM, fast and wireless charging, water resistance, excellent cameras, cool sound both in the headphones and from the speaker.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 69.9 × 142.2 × 7.9 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9820
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ZTE Blade V9 Vita 3 / 32GB

The ZTE Blade V9 Vita turned out to be relatively compact: the claimed width is only 68.7 mm and the height is 146.8 mm. Despite its small dimensions, the device is equipped with a fairly large 5.45-inch display.

Stand out ZTE Blade V9 Vita, mainly due to its low cost, as well as the presence of an NFC module, which in this class is generally rare.

The device is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset, the memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. Three colors to choose from.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 68.7 × 146.8 × 7.6 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Prestigio Wize Q3

Prestigio budget with 4.95-inch FullView display occupying most of the front panel.

Wize Q3 received a pretty body, two cameras, support for 3G, GPS and two SIM cards. It works on the basis of a 4-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 65.2x136x9.4 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4.95 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 137g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Speadtrum SC7731G
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

iPhone 7 32GB

Although the iPhone 7 was first shown back in 2016, it is unlikely to disappear from stores in the coming years. The smartphone turned out to be successful, and with the release of iPhone 8 it also fell in price.

It has a compact body, an excellent 4.7-inch screen, a powerful platform and fast system operation, decent cameras, protection against water and dust, stereo speakers, a traditionally smart fingerprint scanner.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 67.1 × 138.3 × 7.1 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1960 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no