Best Small Screen Android Phones
- Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
- Moto G (2015)
- Samsung Galaxy A3
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
- BLU Studio Energy 2
The Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, Google Pixel XL and Moto Z all have big screens. That said, HTC offers a small Android phone. Samsung has one or two small phones available, and Motorola does too. Or phones that are at least smaller than some of the popular smartphones advertised on TV.
Small phones are hard to find but it’s not impossible. Some of them in our list have amazing battery life, while others are very affordable. These are all “small” compared to what else is available, but none have a tiny 4-inch screen like Apple’s iPhone SE.
Most still have a 5-inch screen as that’s about as small as they come. These are the small screen Android phones available in 2017. Additionally, once more companies release phones we’ll add them to our list.
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony makes some pretty great smartphones, including the Xperia lineup. The best of them all is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact announced back in September of 2015. In February of 2016, it was finally released in the United States.
Sony actually released three Xperia Z5 smartphones. One with a 4k screen, a regular flagship model, and the popular Z5 Compact. It's the small phone we're recommending here today.
The Z5 Compact features a 4.6-inch 720p HD display and powerful specs to match the competition. Including a Snapdragon 810 8-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a micro-SD slot. There's also a 23 megapixel rear and 5mp front camera setup for photography. Models sold in the United States do not have a fingerprint scanner for security.
This phone is available at Best Buy for $349.
Another recommendation is the Sony Xperia X Compact from late 2016. It has the same small 4.6-inch screen, but specs that match many devices from 2016-17. These include 3GB of RAM and a bigger 2,700 mAh battery for use all day.