Smartphones with a screen diagonal of 5 inches: for those who appreciate compactness

The diagonals of modern smartphones have long exceeded 6 inches, and the time when five-inch devices seemed large has irrevocably passed. Now this size is considered compact, but many users still prefer smartphones with such parameters, if only because they fit comfortably in the hand, fit in almost any pocket and allow you to control them with one hand. So, the best Android smartphones with a 5-inch screen in our selection.

Xperia XZ2 Compact

This model is a continuation of the line started with the Xperia XZ1 Compact. Sony decided to release its flagship smartphones in a compact form factor and did not lose. The convenient format of the 5-inch FHD+ HDR display is complemented by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable internal memory and a 2870 mAh battery. The device is equipped with a 5 MP front camera and a 19 MP main camera with Motion Eye technology. In addition, it provides dust and moisture protection.

Sony Xperia XA1 Dual

Another compact and very stylish device from Sony — an updated version of the Xperia XA model. This model has almost no borders around the screen, the diagonal of which is 5 inches, and the resolution is 1280×720. The Xperia XA1 has a MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal expandable memory, and a solid 23 MP camera. A fingerprint scanner is not provided, and the battery is weak – 2300 mAh, but supports fast charging mode. .

Pixel 2

Despite the fact that the Pixel 2 was released in 2017, its parameters are still relevant. Its 5-inch 1080p OLED screen features high brightness and a pixel density of 441ppi. This smartphone was not made in a fashionable frameless format, but it offers front-facing speakers. In addition, this model is very productive due to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The built-in memory is 64 or 128 GB, but there is no microSD card slot. The main camera at 12.2 MP was recognized as one of the best on the market in terms of quality, so the owners of the device are unlikely to be confused by the fact that it is not dual.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Samsung's mid-budget 2017 model features a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with HD resolution, an eight-core Exynos 7870 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable internal storage. It will delight with a stylish glass case, a 13-megapixel main camera, a fingerprint scanner and an IP68 dust and moisture protection rating. The battery is clearly weak – 2350 mAh.

Huawei P10

This powerful smartphone is characterized by high performance at a small size. Its IPS screen has a diagonal of 5.1 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by an eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. An expansion slot is also provided. In addition, the device will surprise users with a solid dual camera from Leica at 20 and 12 MP, respectively. The front camera is also quite good – 8 MP. A fingerprint scanner is provided, and the battery is standard-3200 mAh.

Huawei Nova 2

Huawei Nova 2 not only looks good but also has good parameters while maintaining a compact size. Its 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 by 1080p is built into a metal case. The device will be pleased with a fairly powerful HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor , 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. In addition, it has a dual main camera of 12 and 8 MP, respectively, and a front camera of as much as 20 MP. This model supports the fast charge function and offers high-quality sound. The battery in the Huawei Nova 2 is 2950 mAh, which is enough for autonomous operation of the smartphone with a small screen size.


Not only elegant smartphones can be compact. This model is enclosed in a well-protected rubberized housing and is protected from dust and moisture, having an IP68 rating. It is equipped with an eight-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor, a very solid 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, a 21 MP main camera and a powerful 5580 mAh battery. The thickness of the case here is too large, as for a small phone with a screen diagonal of 5.2 inches (IPS, 1920 x 1080) - 15.5 mm, but this is due to the design of the case, designed to protect the device from falls. It is worth noting that the screen itself is covered with Gorilla Glass 5, and the device has a built-in fingerprint scanner.

Nokia 3

Fans of the revived Nokia brand will surely appreciate this small and convenient budget smartphone with a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Its other parameters correspond to the budget class: a MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, a fairly modest battery capacity of 2560 mAh, and an 8 MP camera. The design and colors of the case are pleasing to the eye-laconic, but stylish.

Xiaomi Redmi 4X

This smartphone is also considered a budget smartphone, but it is more productive than many competitors. Its small by modern standards 5-inch screen has a resolution of 1280×720 and is enclosed in a metal case. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, and you will find 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal expandable memory. The capacious 4100 mAh battery provides a long battery life. In addition, the device has a built-in 13 MP camera and a fingerprint scanner. .

Xiaomi Mi6

Xiaomi manages to produce powerful smartphones that are offered at quite an optimal price, and there are a lot of compact smartphones in their model range. Xiaomi Mi6 with a 5.15-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 is equipped with a powerful eight-core Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, a 3350 mAh battery with fast charging support and a dual 12+12 MP camera with optical image stabilization.