It is often said a lot that “for tastes, colors”. We like to extend it to other areas and here the phrase “for tastes, sizes” could not fit more. And we know that there is a lot of passion for small mobiles , despite being in a market where we increasingly find larger mobiles, especially in the highest range.
However, a compact size is not always a guarantee of a bad experience. We can find an interesting list of small high-end smartphones that measure up in performance and in a smaller size to be able to handle them even with one hand. Here we will look at the latest and greatest that you can buy right now with these features.
Samsung Galaxy S22, compact and without giving up features
That the Samsung Galaxy S22 is the smallest of its series does not necessarily mean giving up great performance. Its dimensions of 146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm and its weight of 167 grams make it a good option to carry a mobile with moderate dimensions, being very easy to handle.
In addition, the 6.1-inch screen of this terminal with Super AMOLED FullHD + technology and 120 Hz means that it does not lose performance in this section. Nor in performance, where it has the same Exynos 2200 as the rest of its series and a set of cameras identical to that of the Galaxy S22+ .
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, the one that fits in any pocket
In a way, this Z Flip 3 is somewhat of a trap , since it has two possible sizes. When folded it has dimensions of 72.2 x 86.4 x 17.1 mm , while unfolded it has 72.2 x 166 x 6.9 mm , always weighing 183 grams . Although it is true that when it is closed it becomes an extremely compact mobile that can be stored in any pocket, when unfolded it does not become a hulk either, being especially comfortable due to how thin it is, despite the fact that it is longer.
In terms of specifications, you will find a screen displayed with AMOLED technology and 6.7 inches with a 120 Hz refresh rate in FullHD + quality. In performance it is very loose thanks to the Snapdragon 888 with 5G technology , although we must admit that in terms of autonomy it does not shine particularly.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G – Foldable, 6.7” screen (AMOLED FHD+, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, dual rear camera, 3300 mAh fast charge 25W) Black [ES Version] + Wireless Charger Duo
iPhone 13 mini, the latest updated Apple ‘mini’
Following in the footsteps of the iPhone 12 mini , this iPhone 13 mini inherits a similar compact size with dimensions of 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.6 mm , also standing out for a weight of 140 grams . And well, its screen is “only” 5.4 inches and it does not offer 120 Hz, but it does offer OLED technology with FullHD + resolution.
In performance, it offers the best of Apple thanks to the A15 Bionic chip with the ability to offer 5G connectivity. Added to this is an excellent dual-camera game with which to literally get cinematic results, since this is its star video modality. In addition, its autonomy has considerably improved and, despite not being able to make great boasts, it can perfectly reach the end of the day.
iPhone 13/13 Pro, with a larger and better screen without exceeding dimensions
We put the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro on the same level , since they share dimensions of 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.6 millimeters . Of course, in weight the ’13’ is lighter with 173 grams , the ‘Pro’ model having 203 grams . They also share a form factor and a 6.1-inch OLED panel with FullHD + resolution, although with a 60 Hz refresh rate as the standard and 120 Hz as the most advanced model.
Like the ‘mini’, they also have the A15 Bionic chip with 5G. In cameras they share both the front lens and the main and rear wide angle. However, the ‘Pro’ adds a telephoto lens and the ability to take photos in macro mode. In battery they are even, leaving devices that can be perfectly squeezed during the day.
iPhone SE (2022), the most compact, although not for all audiences
The iPhone SE 2022 , also known as the 3rd generation iPhone SE, is the most compact mobile on this list with dimensions of 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm and a weight of only 144 grams . All this with a 4.7-inch screen , yes, a panel that remains in HD resolution, covered by its IPS technology.
Its classic design with pronounced bezels and such a small screen does not make it suitable for everyone, but it is fully valid for high demands because it also has the A15 Bionic with 5G . Its only rear camera offers great results due to its software treatment and autonomy, although still low, improves compared to what was seen in the iPhone SE 2020 .
Google Pixel 6, the best stock Android in a compact mobile
Located as one of the best pure Android phones , this Pixel 6 also joins the list of the best compact thanks to its dimensions of 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 millimeters , although its weight rises to 210 grams. And although it is one of the most bulky on the list, we can still have it as compact compared to its older brother, the Google Pixel 6 Pro . It also has a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with FullHD + resolution with a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
In addition to offering an exquisite software experience, inside it houses the first Google chip, which they have called Google Tensor and which includes 5G technology. Apart from that, it also stands out for being one of the best in photography and video thanks to its double rear camera and computational treatment. In autonomy it has improved a lot compared to its predecessors, although its charge is still not excessively fast, taking almost 2 hours to fully charge from 0 to 100%.
Xiaomi 12, one of the best in quality-price
Although it is true that lately the prices of this brand are no longer what they were, the Xiaomi 12 is sold cheaper than most of the phones on this list. In terms of dimensions, it has a ratio of 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm and a weight of 180 grams . All this with a 6.28-inch screen in an AMOLED HDR10 + panel and with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Its performance is beyond doubt thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that it mounts, identical to that of its older brother, the Xiaomi 12 Pro . His camera set, although it does not place him as the best, has nothing to envy the rest. On battery he can maybe play a trick before the end of the day, but he can fully recharge in 40 minutes.
Sony Xperia 5 III, very compact and with an autonomy of scandal
That Sony mobiles are no longer in the top sales positions is not synonymous with making bad mobiles. This Sony Xperia 5 III is proof of this, being one of the most compact with dimensions of 157 x 68 x 8.2 mm . Its weight of only 169 grams is also good proof that it is a very ergonomic device, also incorporating a good 6.1-inch OLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate and FullHD + resolution.
In performance, it is inferior to the previous ones with the Snapdragon 888 , but we cannot say that it performs poorly. In cameras it shines above all for a specialized app that offers many readjustments. And if we talk about autonomy, we are facing one of the best, offering even a day and a half duration.
ASUS Zenfone 8, a powerful small mobile at a great price
Like Sony, ASUS will not stand out especially in the sales rankings, but they are experts in creating compact phones like this Zenfone 8 . Its dimensions of 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm prove how comfortable it is to use, increased by a weight of only 165 grams that places it as the third lightest on this list. It offers a 5.9-inch AMOLED panel with FullHD + resolution, matching Apple’s ‘mini’ here, although with a 120 Hz refresh rate adjustable to 90 Hz.
In its hardware we find 5G connectivity offered by the Snapdragon 888 . It also comes equipped with cameras that, while not being bad, are perhaps its weakest point. In autonomy they have managed to find a balance with the size, offering 26 hours of use at 90 Hz and 14 hours at 90 Hz. All this takes about an hour to fully charge.