Over the past few years smartphones have continued to increase in size, and now they’re starting to be bigger than ever with 6-inch screens and beyond. Even Apple is on board with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. If you’re one of the many looking for an excellent Android smartphone with a small screen, one that doesn’t suck, we’ve rounded up a few worth considering.
These days most manufacturers think all buyers want a huge screen. It all started with the Samsung Galaxy Note (or the phablet) and as technology has improved the screen sizes just keep getting bigger and bigger, as does the cost.
Sadly most smartphones that come in smaller sizes, or what we’d consider small these days (anything under 5-inches) don’t offer specs that can match some of the better phones around. Getting a smaller display without sacrificing performance is hard to come by, but there’s still a few excellent choices from 4-4.7-inches worth buying.
Over the past two years hardly any carriers or manufacturers in the United States have released a phone under 5-inches that’s still a flagship device, or packs any of the latest features for buyers. And while yes, a big smartphone can replace a tablet for many, there are still those wanting a small and portable, pocketable, and powerful smartphone.
The Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G3, and even Google’s new Nexus 6 are all bigger than 5-inches, and won’t fit in many buyers pants pockets or be comfortable to use. However, HTC, Sony, Motorola and a few others still have phones you’ll want to use. Below is a list of 5 small screen Android smartphones that are still worth buying.