Compact smartphones are not very popular due to the smaller screens they are equipped with.
But if you can fit up to a six-inch screen, then these four models are good buys.
1.Apple iPhone 13 mini
Thanks to the thin bezels and flat design, the 5.4-inch screen feels bigger, and in that sense, you get the best of both worlds: a compact model with a screen that doesn’t cause as much discomfort.
On the other hand, the specifications of this model are also good purchase arguments. It includes the brand’s proprietary A15 Bionic processor, which is also included in its “big brother” iPhone 13, and is available in exactly the same storage capacities of 128, 256 and 512 GB.
For photography enthusiasts, this model includes the same 12-megapixel sensors as the base model. Another advantage is that the price of the iPhone 13 mini starts at 829 euros while the iPhone 13 starts at 929 euros.
2.Apple iPhone SE
This year, Apple released a new version of its affordable iPhone SE model. Although the terminal has inherited the outdated design of the iPhone 8, its interior is completely updated, housing the A15 Bionic chip from the 13th generation of the Apple smartphone.
Considering that both the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max are likely to arrive equipped with the exact same processor, the SE 2022 model is a future-proof terminal.
The 4.7-inch screen requires some effort, but this is also not a smartphone to handle some tasks that require a larger screen. Available in capacities of 64, 128 and 256 GB, it has an attractive cost starting at 529 euros.
3.Samsung Galaxy S22
The Galaxy S22 is an integral part of Samsung’s high-end series, so the specs it packs make it a good buy. Let’s take a look at the proprietary branded Exynos 2200 chip that is included and paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Galaxy S22 features a triple camera setup with a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom.
The 6.1-inch screen is the largest here and offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The price starts at 789.90 euros, which makes it more affordable than the iPhone 13 mini.
4.Asus Zenfone 8
It may not be the most famous example of a compact smartphone, but the Asus Zenfone 8 ticks all the boxes to be one of the best in this category.
The screen is 5.9 inches and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, but inside it “hides” the competent Snapdragon 888 processor paired with up to 16 LPDDR5 of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage.
It has a reasonable 4,000mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. But what is your best selling point? The price. The Zenfone 8 has a cost that starts at 579 euros.