Best Small Phones (2020)

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!


  1. puchu on March 31, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Selling your newborn……LMAO

  2. James Arthur on March 31, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Maybe I like you to review Sharp Aqous R compact and R2 Compact

  3. Taze Cardy on March 31, 2021 at 1:46 am

    "Far from mini"… Isn’t this supposed to a video on small phones? They’re all bigger than sizable phones…

  4. A J on March 31, 2021 at 1:46 am

    I still have my Nexus 7
    Does anyone even know what that is at this point?

  5. noob on March 31, 2021 at 1:48 am

    0:57 *CHRISTINA!*

  6. Paweł G. on March 31, 2021 at 1:49 am

    I have HTC Desire Z 3,7′. Is there any mobile to replace that any 3,7 or 4 inch telephone?

  7. paul chapman on March 31, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Best phone reviewer on YouTube

  8. Dianna A on March 31, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Wish flip phone were narrow and not so wide for one handed open and close for women

  9. schipay on March 31, 2021 at 1:52 am

    and thats why i am going to buy the new iphone.

  10. apdroid geek on March 31, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I cant with these new phones, just look at your pinky fingers its probably has grooves on it from using these big ass phones…

  11. Glamphia Rose on March 31, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I miss the small phone era !

  12. Neketa Sikder on March 31, 2021 at 1:54 am

    The Sony Xperia 5 II

  13. Izzy Jean on March 31, 2021 at 1:55 am


  14. Kleanthis Efremidis on March 31, 2021 at 1:55 am

    nothing beats the xperia z compact series in terms of compatibility while at the same time offering flagship hardware

  15. ZAN SHA on March 31, 2021 at 1:56 am

    do he have 2 channels

  16. Swayam Siddha on March 31, 2021 at 1:56 am

    I am sure there are nuclear physicists in Essex university

  17. my sarcasm may offend you on March 31, 2021 at 1:58 am

    I dont want a superfast phone , I just want a decent phone which looks like an actual phone unlike tall glass slabs !

    Would be great if the android companies co release a mini version just like how apple did with iphone 12 !

  18. Dhrutube on March 31, 2021 at 2:02 am

    I want phones as small as iphone 5 back

  19. Tome4kkkk on March 31, 2021 at 2:04 am

    6:33 Great. A fucking fence plank.

  20. Akhnaten on March 31, 2021 at 2:05 am

    I’m betting the dislikes are commies who didn’t like the Jeremy Corbyn joke.

  21. Name here on March 31, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Finally, somebody else who thinks that 5.7 inches isn’t small.

  22. Aimless Drifter on March 31, 2021 at 2:06 am

    cell phone titles on the screen would help, cause I don’t know how to spell the name of the cellphones I would want to look up.

  23. bahiraw on March 31, 2021 at 2:07 am

    "As we stroll away merrily to 2020"

  24. Richie Rust on March 31, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Main take away: you like anime

  25. Jesse Lorenz on March 31, 2021 at 2:11 am

    my ideal phone:
    Size of S10e/iPhone 11 Pro
    4500 mAh
    30W Warp Charge

  26. Ganesh Nagardhane on March 31, 2021 at 2:11 am

    They dont talk about oppo vivo mi realme lol

  27. Cyan Sloth on March 31, 2021 at 2:11 am

    My first smartphone 5" screen
    "holy kabobs this is a huge phone…"
    2nd: 5.2"
    3rd: 5.5"
    Why must they torture us 😩

  28. John Chaparro on March 31, 2021 at 2:15 am

    need a small phone for work i don’t wanna be carrying a tablet delivering packages

  29. nxi.56 on March 31, 2021 at 2:16 am

    I want a small phone so I can put an internet SIM card in it to use

  30. Ace of Spades on March 31, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Phones get a better aspect ratio for more screen on a smaller phone body.


  31. Joe Blow on March 31, 2021 at 2:19 am

    If iPhone SE 2 was small like the original SE with the same screen as the iPhone 11, then I might actually use CrApple iJunk. But unfortunately they still suck balls

  32. einherz on March 31, 2021 at 2:20 am

    some people say, that boobs should fit in the palms, strongly disagree, but with respect to phones, this is a damn true definition

  33. SvexTheDragon on March 31, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Anything with a screen above 4.9 inches is not a compact or small phone.
    You should be able to use a compact phone with just one hand to do everything on, including reaching stupidly placed hamburger menu buttons.

  34. Rap Par on March 31, 2021 at 2:21 am

    The growing trend in huge phones that won’t allow you to switch the battery is alarming. My Galaxy Alpha dates back to 2014 and it’s starting to creak, but I just cannot find a phone that’ll replace it, they’re either way too big, no replaceable battery option, or just piss-poor performance.

  35. Pink doggo on March 31, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Does anyone know if the XZ2 Compact is still worth it in 2021?

  36. Musafar Ahammed s. - on March 31, 2021 at 2:26 am

    recommend a small [phone with good cpu, battery and long life… built in quality

  37. daniel l vlogs on March 31, 2021 at 2:26 am

    I love small phones and big phones but hate medium phones like iPhone 8

  38. Artur Laps on March 31, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Would love to Stick to the Xperia XZ2 compact but that ones sensitivity Problem is killing mee

  39. PAUL WAINMAN on March 31, 2021 at 2:28 am

    I got the Realme X50 5G after seeing you with it, only had it a day but so far everything is fine apart from not being able to make folders

  40. Haseeb Khan on March 31, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Give Me A Nexus 5/5X Body With Today’s Chipset, Camera Hardware, Pop Up Camera Or Under Display, 4,000/4,500 mAh Battery, IR Blaster, Heart Rate Monitor & Dual Front Facing Stereo Speakers!! 😍🤯

    Ultimate Phone For Rooting!! 🔥

  41. Kriss987 on March 31, 2021 at 2:32 am

    pixel 4 is running out of battery fast cuz of all the trackers google has in it probably

  42. Janniem on March 31, 2021 at 2:32 am

    1:33 ryuko satsuki ass

  43. PINK USER on March 31, 2021 at 2:33 am

    My choices,
    iPhone 12 mini
    Unihertz atom XL
    Unihertz atom
    Galaxy s10e

  44. Thomas Kinkade on March 31, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Palm performs closer to something full size than you might expect based on this video and its appearance. It’s also about the size of a credit card.

  45. Michael Mccloskey-Ooi on March 31, 2021 at 2:34 am

    I’d love a phone the size of an iPhone 5 with a full body screen and SD card capability without Apple prices

  46. Ade Sanjaya on March 31, 2021 at 2:35 am

    I hate the fact that smartphone manufacturers don’t give us options for small compact affordable phones. Not everyone wants to play games on their phones!! We don’t need big screen. I remember back in early touch screen phones, 6 inch was called phablet..

  47. Haiku Shogi on March 31, 2021 at 2:36 am

    ppl keep mentioning the price of the fairphone, but considering that most other phones are only going to last 2-3 years, and probably not get security updates after that even if you manage to keep it alive, the fairphone one lasted like 6 years before it got discontinued bc they coundnt get their manufacturer to make batteries for it and trubbles keeping the os up to date, you would have to have gotten 2-3 phones during that time, and you might only have needed to get a new batterie for your fairphone during that time, so you can quite comfortly, effectivly, halve the price of the fairphone when comparing it to other phones in value over actual use time? its obviesly still not going to make sense if you use your phone for gaming or actual productivity tasks, and you are likely to want to update it every 1-2 years anyway to get the latest features and performance, but just for social media an basic internet stuff?

  48. Naseer Sulthan on March 31, 2021 at 2:38 am

    you forgot the nokia 6.1+

  49. Ghost Gav on March 31, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Ima be honest, after using a phone with a 6.4 inch display for a year, I miss my iphone 6s’ small size

  50. Ky7o Ren on March 31, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Wow castlevaniaaaaa