Huawei Honor 10
While Samsung, Apple, and Google are some of the biggest smartphone manufacturers, another brand millions love is Huawei. A company that recently overtook Apple as the number two smartphone manufacturer in the world.
If you're not interested in something from Samsung or Google, consider the small and portable Honor 10, by Huawei. Honor is a sister brand of Huawei, basically.
The Honor 10 features everything you love about the iPhone Xs, almost, yet for around $350. The big thing here is the small(ish) 5.8-inch screen with virtually no bezels, which makes the phone very small and easy to hold. It'll feel like a 5-inch device, or smaller. It's running on a powerful Kirin processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and there's a small notch in the screen for the front-facing 24MP camera.
You're also getting a 24 and 16MP rear camera array, Android 9 Pie, AI Face Unlock AND a fingerprint scanner. It's a well-rounded budget phone that's smaller than most on the market these days.
You'll enjoy all-day battery life thanks to a big 3,400 mAh battery powering that small screen.