Best Small Phones (2020)


We review our favourite mini mobile phones in 2020, across a range of budgets – from cheap smaller smartphones such as the Xperia XZ2 Compact, to premium handsets like the Pixel 4. These are all under 6-inches and in many cases around the 5-inch mark, so one-handed use is refreshingly easy.

While tracking down a proper tiny blower is tricky in 2020, foldable phones like the Moto Razr and Galaxy Fold 2 will hopefully ease the pain when they hit UK stores. And you can still find small-ish standard devices from the likes of Google and Sony, although the Pixel 4 disappoints with its meagre battery life. Here’s hoping the Pixel 4a and a new Xperia Compact will emerge later this year.

If you’re happy to go iOS, the likes of the iPhone 8 and XS are still quite compact, while a new iPhone SE2 will hopefully be launched before the winter. But whatever you do, steer clear of the Fairphone 3 (which isn’t compact despite that small screen) and the Palm Phone, which is absolutely awful.

What’s you favourite mini mobile? We only feature phones that we’ve personally used , so apologies if your pick of the best isn’t mentioned!