Best Small Phones for 2020

Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger. While the market seeks bezel-less large-display smartphones, some people prefer small and compact ones. Those phone screens nearly stretching to 7-inches are just too big to handle with one hand. We’ve compiled a list of several small smartphones released in 2019 and 2020 for people who are looking for the best pocketable device.

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Released date: April 2020
Display: 4.7-inch
Dimension: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Weight: 148g
Camera: Single-camera 12MP, selfie 7MP
Battery: 1821mAh battery
Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic

2020 New iPhone SE
2020 New iPhone SE (Source: Apple)

The new 2020 iPhone SE is a 4.7-inch and budget-friendly successor to the iPhone SE. It is an iPhone 8-like design, with Apple’s most powerful A13 Bionic chipset, and the classic Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Though the compact phone only has a single 12MP rear camera, it still performs well in photo and video shooting. But the small battery isn’t stellar.

Google Pixel 4

Released date: October 2019
Display: 5.7-inch
Dimension: 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2 mm
Weight: 162g
Camera: Dual-camera 12MP + 16MP, selfie 8MP
Battery: 2800mAh battery
Chipset: Snapdragon 855

Compact Smartphone Google Pixel 4
Compact Smartphone Google Pixel 4 (Source: Google)

Google’s smartphones have long been well-known for their quality cameras, and its latest flagship Google Pixel 4 is the best camera phone to buy. With a 5.7-inch display, the small Pixel 4 has a narrowed margin design, making it easier to reach across with your thumb. Equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 855 processor and 90Hz refresh rate, the Google android phone is highly recommended to those who prefer a compact handset.

Huawei P30

Released date: March 2019
Display: 6.1-inch
Dimension: 149.1 x 71.4 x 7.6 mm
Weight: 165g
Camera: Triple-camera 40MP + 8MP + 16MP, selfie 32MP
Battery: 3650mAh battery
Chipset: Kirin 980

Huawei P30 and P30 pro
Huawei P30 and P30 pro camera phone (Soure: Huawei)

The Huawei P series is one of Huawei’s most popular high-end product lines. This year we already saw its new flagship P40 series, with screens up to 6.58 inches. But for Huawei fans who want a smaller smartphone, the 2019 released Huawei P30 is a better choice. At 6.1 inches, the full screen smartphone still allows for a “large view” when playing games or watching movies, but meanwhile you can use the device easily with one thumb.

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Xiaomi Mi 9SE

Released date: March 2019
Display: 5.97-inch
Dimension: 147.5 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm
Weight: 155g
Camera: Triple-camera 48MP + 8MP + 13MP, selfie 20MP
Battery: 3070mAh battery
Chipset: Snapdragon 712

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs Mi 9 (Source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is a pretty impressive smartphone released in 2019, but if you want something smaller and cheaper, then you should look at the Mi 9 SE. The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is a less powerful and cheaper version of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 9. It looks familiar to the Mi 9, but has a smaller size due to the 5.97-inch AMOLED display. Its Snapdragon 712 (not a flagship chip), solid battery life, triple rear camera setup, and cheap cost make it a competitive compact phone.

Samsung Galaxy S10e

Released date: March 2019
Display: 5.8-inch
Dimension: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 150g
Camera: Dual-camera 12MP + 16MP, selfie 10MP
Battery: 3100mAh battery
Chipset: Snapdragon 855

Samsung Galaxy S10e compact small phone
Samsung Galaxy S10e compact small phone (Source: Samsung)

While the Galaxy S20 series is the newest Samsung flagship on the market, the S10e is still popular as one the best small phones available thanks to its 5.8-inch AMOLED display. It incorporates some of the high-end features of the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus in a smaller body at a lower price. It packs the the top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, and a large 3100mAh fast wireless charging battery. One of the downsides of a smaller phone is that it has less room for a battery. The S10e comes with a 3,100mAh cell, which is quite decent compared to other smartphones of this size.