The best compact smartphones of 2020: our top ranking

In the comments, users often complain that manufacturers have practically stopped producing compact smartphones. This is true, however, you need to understand that the market dictates its own conditions – today buyers prefer large screens. As we know, the larger the screen, the larger the dimensions of the smartphone. We have to make a rating based on those devices that are on the market. And this is what happens.

Apple iPhone 7 32GB

The iPhone 7 is one of the most compact smartphones you can buy today. And the reason is simple: here is the most ordinary case, in which a small 4.7-inch diagonal display is installed by current standards. As you can see, this is not a FullView display..

However, the smartphone itself turned out to be successful. He, for example, is very nimble (thanks to proprietary optimization of Apple software), here is just a great camera that can still plug some much more modern flagships, a stylish and recognizable metal case, water protection (IP67), a smart fingerprint sensor . Traditionally, only one physical SIM card is supported for Apple and there is no memory card slot.

If you need a compact smartphone with good features, and even for affordable money, iPhone 7 may be a good choice.

  • 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

Samsung Galaxy S20

Surprisingly, the new generation of the flagship Galaxy S20 received a narrow body – only 69.1 mm with a 6.2-inch screen! True, this applies only to the versions of the Galaxy S20 – the Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra are larger due to larger screens.

The Galaxy S20 is fundamentally not very different from the Galaxy S10, but everything in it is slightly better: a display, a main camera of three modules, the flagship chipset Samsung Exynos 990, a powerful battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh.

In terms of specifications, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is of most interest in the lineup, but it is frankly large due to the 6.9-inch screen.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 69.1 × 151.7 × 7.9 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 6.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3200 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 990
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 12/12/64 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Apple iPhone SE 2020

Has this finally happened and Apple introduced the new generation SE to the world? Exactly. Formally, the device is called SE, in fact – SE 2020, so as not to be confused with the previous generation model.

As before, the company took the path of least resistance, taking as a basis the well-known iPhone 8. That is why both models are outwardly identical, including the dimensions and screen size (4.7 inches). But in terms of hardware, SE is one step ahead: the top-end Apple A13 Bionic processor and 3 GB of RAM provide a very high speed system. Cameras also improved, support for virtual eSIM appeared.

For other characteristics, parity: fast and wireless charging, Touch ID, etc. If you consider that at the start of sales SE costs exactly the same as the iPhone 8, it is better to purchase it. However, some companies have already begun to give out discounts for the G8, which was quite expected.

  • 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 A13 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1700 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy A40 64GB

The Samsung Galaxy A40 also turned out to be relatively compact – its width is only 69.2 mm, which is very, very good, considering the 5.9-inch display.

This is an inexpensive device from the A line, which received a recognizable case design, a platform based on the Exynos 7904 chipset and 4 GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner on the back cover, an NFC module, a dual main camera.

It is noteworthy that the Galaxy A50 is only slightly more expensive, but at the same time it has a significantly larger body due to the 6.4-inch matrix.

  • 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

Google Pixel 4 6 / 64GB

Top smartphone from Google. There is nothing surprising in the fact that its width is only 68.8 millimeters – a 5.7-inch display is installed here.

This is a real flagship without any compromises. Its main feature is the most optimized stock version of Android, as well as the magnificent main dual camera, which puts it among the best camera phones in the world. The design of the back cover reminds you nothing?

The chipset uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the memory in this version is 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. There is IP68 water protection, fast and wireless charging, and traditionally there is no memory card slot.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 68.8 × 147.1 × 8.2 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 × 2280
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12.2 / 16 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy S10e 6 / 128GB

Another flagship is from Samsung. There are three smartphones in the S10 lineup: S10e, S10, and S10 + (Note line now does not belong here). S10e is the youngest model, while the most compact – 69.9 mm wide.

S10e is slightly knocked out of the general composition due to the frames – in older models they are not visible. In addition, there is no fingerprint sensor on the screen – it is located in the shutdown key.

The Galaxy S10e has a slightly simpler main camera: it is dual (wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle module), but there is no telephoto. However, this is one of the best camera phones available..

In our opinion, the S10e looks a bit simpler than the older versions, but it can be bought in an unusual yellow tint.

  • 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

Alcatel 3 5053K (2019)

A nice smartphone from Alcatel, which acts in the budget segment. Interestingly, despite the rather large display (diagonal – 5.94 inches), the smartphone turned out to be relatively compact: width – 69.7 mm, height – 151.1 mm.

It works on the basis of a relatively fresh Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chip, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is 3500 mAh. you should definitely write about the presence of the NFC module.

Users note the design, display, speed, battery life.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 69.70 × 151.10 × 7.99 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5.94 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Fly view max

Ultra-budget smartphone from Fly with a case width of 68.8 mm. But we were much more surprised by the presence of a fingerprint scanner – it is rare on such inexpensive devices.

The buyer receives a 5.5-inch display with a low resolution of 1132 × 540 pixels, a dual main camera (although the resolution of the additional module is only 0.3 MP), a proven 4-core MediaTek MT6739 chip, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of main memory, 2200 mAh battery.

4G networks are also supported – this is by no means always found in low-cost smartphones.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 68.80x141x9 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1132 × 540
  • Weight: 141g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2200 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 8 / 0.3 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Apple iPhone 8 64GB

There is nothing surprising in the fact that the iPhone 8 is almost the same in size as the previous model – the iPhone 7, because both use a 4.7-inch display. Let’s say even more – the G8 is rather a serious update of the Seven rather than a completely new generation. However, Apple thinks differently: with the recognizable design, the back cover is now made of glass, new body shades have appeared, an even more powerful Apple A11 Bionic processor has been used, camera algorithms have been improved, the display has received True Tone function, finally support for fast charging has been added.

Of course, the iPhone 8 is slightly more expensive than its predecessor..

  • 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

Alcatel 1C 5003D (2019)

Ultra-budget option from Alcatel. Since it uses a small screen with a diagonal of only 4.95 inches, the device turned out to be very compact – only 65.3 mm wide, 136.6 mm high!

Since this is one of the cheapest smartphones on the market, do not be surprised that it does not have 4G support and even more so a fingerprint sensor. But there are two cameras (main and front), support for 3G networks and two SIM cards, Spreadtrum SC7731E chip, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of main memory.

It is also worth mentioning about the support of memory cards.

  • 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

Sony Xperia 10

If we talk about the width of the case, then the Xperia 10 can be safely considered a compact smartphone, because we are talking only about 68 millimeters. But since a display with a 21: 9 aspect ratio is used here, the device is stretched to a height of 156 mm. However, we still add it to our list. By the way, the screen size is 6 inches.

This is a mid-range smartphone that runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. There is a dual camera, a fingerprint scanner in the side shutdown key, an NFC module, fast charging.

And Sony Xperia 10 looks cool.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 68x156x8.40 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

Alcatel 1

A compact smartphone from Alcatel, which differs not only in its extremely low cost, but also in that it supports 4G networks.

A 5-inch matrix is ​​installed with a resolution of 960 × 480 pixels. Dimensions appropriate: 65.7 mm wide and 137.6 mm high.

Chipset – MediaTek MT6739, memory – 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM, battery capacity – 2000 mAh. In general, everything is typical for this class of extra-budget smartphones.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 65.70 × 137.60 × 9.80 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 134g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • 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

BQ 4072 Strike Mini

Not just one of the cheapest smartphones on the market, but also one of the smallest: with a diagonal of 4 inches, its width is 66 mm and its height is only 126.8 mm.

There is nothing special to tell: Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, a small battery with a capacity of 1300 mAh, 3G support, two cameras.

Only the metal back cover and a large number of body shades for every taste can be distinguished from the unusual.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 66 × 126.80 × 11.50 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 128g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1300 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Digma HIT Q401 3G

Compact and ultra-cheap smartphone with a screen diagonal of 4 inches. The width of the case is only 64.6 mm, which, you see, is an excellent result.

Digma HIT Q401 3G is based on the Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, and the memory capacity is still the same 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM as its competitors. The battery capacity reaches 1600 mAh, and as the name implies, the smartphone received support for 3G networks.

There are two cameras, but the frontal resolution is only 0.3 MP. However, this is not surprising for the money..

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 64.60x125x10.50 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 129g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1600mAh
  • Rear camera: 2 MP
  • Front camera: 0.3 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Nokia 1

Although this smartphone was introduced back in early 2018, it is still for sale. This is not a smartphone with the smallest display on the market, since in this case its diagonal reaches 4.5 inches. As for the width of the case, it reaches 67.8 mm.

What else? Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, two cameras, a 2150 mAh battery and even, interestingly, support for fourth-generation (4G) networks.

Users note good communication quality, nice appearance, the ability to change the back panel.

  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 67.78 × 133.60 × 9.50 mm
  • Screen diagonal: 4.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 131g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737M
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2150 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes