12 best 5-inch smartphones

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Compact smartphones are gradually disappearing from store shelves. Many people want to use such a device, including for watching movies, and therefore they make their choice in favor of gadgets with a huge screen. If you want to buy a device with a 5-inch display, then the choice will not be very rich. Below you will read about the best smartphones with such a screen – this will save you from the tedious flipping through the catalog in one or another online store.

Rating of the best 5-inch smartphones

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best 5-inch smartphones 1 Samsung Galaxy S10e 6 / 128GB RUB 33,400
2 Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB RUB 43,990
3 Google Pixel 3 128GB RUB 44,990
4 Honor 9 6 / 128GB RUB 26,140
5 Sony Xperia XZ2 RUB 22,990
6 Huawei P20 RUB 25,690
7 LG G6 32GB RUB 17 490
8 OPPO R11 RUB 12,000
9 OnePlus 5 64GB
10 Xiaomi Mi 6 6 / 64GB
11 Meizu 15 4 / 64GB RUB 15,950
12 HTC U11 64GB RUB 38,990

The review is based on the results of the analysis of the technical characteristics of the resource https://rankquality.com/.

Samsung Galaxy S10e 6 / 128GB

Rating: 4.9

Samsung Galaxy S10e 6 / 128GB

Our selection of 5-inch smartphones opens with a simplified version of the fresh South Korean flagship. This device hardly differs from its older brother, if we talk about its appearance. It loses slightly only in terms of its characteristics. However, this does not mean that the device is weak. For most people, its capabilities will definitely be enough! And some will not even use half of them!

The device is running Android 9.0, and in the future it will definitely receive an update in the form of a 'dozen'. The image is displayed here on a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels. The bezels around the screen have turned out to be very narrow, so that the device fits into almost any pocket without any problems. As for the display manufacturing technology, this is the usual AMOLED, and even the latest generation. Such a screen can display certain information in a continuous mode, practically without consuming energy. It also boasts perfect black colors. By the way, the body of the device can be white, yellow, black and green. Not a bad choice!

Despite its status, the device received full water protection. With it, you can calmly sink to the bottom of the pool or swim in the sea, taking pictures at this time. A dual camera is used to create them. Its first lens is considered the main one, it includes an aperture of f / 1.5. Under it is a 12 megapixel matrix. These characteristics allow for successful shooting even in low light conditions. Well, the second lens has a wide angle of view, reaching 123 degrees. I am glad that the built-in camera is not limited to taking photos. The powerful Exynos 9820 processor helps it shoot 4K video at 60fps. Not every smartphone is capable of this, even those sold for the same money!

Of course, such a device could not fail to receive a lot of all kinds of wireless modules. For example, the user can work in Wi-Fi 802.11ax and LTE networks. If you want to connect a sports accessory, then this can be done via ANT +. The NFC chip, which is required for contactless payment, has not been forgotten either.

At the bottom of the smartphone is a USB Type-C connector. Now more and more often it is he who is used to connect headphones. But the creators of this device still managed to accommodate a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Like its older brother, the Galaxy S10e has a fingerprint scanner. However, you need to look for it on the power button located on the side. Perhaps only this will not suit all buyers. However, no one bothers to use face scanning instead.

Advantages

  • The latest version of the operating system;
  • Weight does not exceed 150 g;
  • Long battery life;
  • Excellent AMOLED – display;
  • Stereo speakers are used;
  • Great rear camera
  • Modern wireless standards are supported;
  • Powerful processor and large memory capacity.

disadvantages

  • Very high cost;
  • Not the most convenient location for the fingerprint scanner.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Rating: 4.8

APPLE IPHONE 8 PLUS 256GB

The ratings of the best smartphones rarely do without Apple devices. The trouble is that modern devices from Apple are increasingly getting a display, the diagonal of which exceeds the frames we specified. We have to look in the direction of models released several years ago. However, why not? They are still in high demand. For example, iPhone 8 Plus even now can be safely purchased in most retail chains selling electronics.

For the last time this device received a standard design, when the screen fits into very wide frames. This is a definite plus: the smartphone is thus able to boast of the already familiar button with a built-in fingerprint scanner.

This unit continues to receive software updates. The body of the device is capable of boasting water resistance, which is also good news. The rear panel houses a dual camera, which includes 12-megapixel sensors. The camera does not shoot in the dark, but in the daytime and in the morning there are no problems. And we also cannot fail to note the possibility of 4K video recording at 60 frames / s. She says that a very powerful processor is hidden under the body of the smartphone. This is confirmed by the games running here with maximum graphics settings.

To access the Internet, the owner of iPhone 8 Plus will be able to use LTE networks and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The device also supports Apple Pay, so you won't have any problems with contactless payments for purchases. Otherwise, this is a typical 'apple' device, which never received support for ANT + and aptX technologies.

The work of this gadget is provided by a lithium-ion battery of a relatively small capacity (2675 mAh). Most people will use the charger every night. But it must be admitted that especially intensive use of the device will not let it hold out even until this very evening. Sadly, this is the main problem of all smartphones Apple of the past.

The gadget has one more problem. It consists in the absence of a slot for a memory card. In this regard, it is recommended to smash your head over the version with how much onboard storage you should buy. If you are going to actively shoot 4K video, it is better to get a smartphone, which includes 256 GB of permanent memory. But get ready to fork out, because it will cost at least 50 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Water protection implemented;
  • Not a bad, if not perfect display;
  • Updates come regularly iOS;
  • Good rear camera
  • There are stereo speakers;
  • High speed wireless networks are supported;
  • Extremely powerful processor.

disadvantages

  • No memory card slot;
  • Weight reaches an impressive 202 grams;
  • Supports only one SIM card;
  • Very high cost;
  • There is no 3.5mm audio jack;
  • Not the longest battery life.

Google Pixel 3 128GB

Rating: 4.7

Google Pixel 3 128GB

Looking for a 5-inch smartphone with a great camera? Do you like shooting videos? In this case, it is worth considering the option of buying Pixel 3. The only problem here is that this device cannot be found in the usual retail chains – Google refuses to sell it in Russia. But if you are not afraid of ordering in one or another online store, then you are unlikely to be disappointed.

This device was not released yesterday, so it is not able to please with a frameless design. In this regard, even with a relatively small 5.5-inch screen, the device cannot be called tiny. Above its display there is a very wide area where two front camera lenses, all sorts of sensors and an earpiece are located. I am glad that the main optical module is capable of boasting an f / 1.8 aperture. This means that a good selfie will turn out even if it was shot in the evening.

Google is famous for its software. Let's start with what exactly she created and develops the operating system Android. Is it any wonder that a pure version of it is used here, which is maximally adapted to the hardware located here? Now Android 9.0 is installed here, but in the very near future an even more recent version will come to the smartphone. It will appear on competitors' flagships much later.

With the Pixel 3, you realize that Google has spent the most time on the Camera app. Despite the presence of only one lens here, the software manages to correctly blur the background! However, this does not mean that the camera itself is useless. If the f / 1.8 aperture still raises questions, then the optical stabilizer leaves only positive impressions. His work is most noticeable during video filming. For most people, its capabilities should definitely be enough; only those who want to get the perfect result will think about buying a DJI stabilizer. And the camera is also capable of boasting very fast autofocus. Sharpness transitions from one object to another almost instantly. Of course, the picture is written here in 4K resolution. How else if matching TVs are slowly becoming the standard?

The Pixel 3 is not cheap, and is as expensive as competing flagship smartphones. In this regard, he received a lot of all kinds of wireless modules, and the top-end Snapdragon 845 is used as a processor. Any games are played here with maximum graphics settings, but you need to install them in the built-in memory, which is 128 GB. Alas, there is no memory card slot here. And the slot for the second SIM-card too, which will sadden someone even more. But on the other hand, the device turned out to be very light, the scales under it show only 148 g. And this with the battery, the capacity of which reaches 2915 mAh!

Advantages

  • Good front camera being dual;
  • Outstanding rear camera with fast autofocus
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Long battery life;
  • Powerful processor;
  • NFC and other wireless modules are present;
  • High-quality OLED – display;
  • Very light weight;
  • The latest version of the operating system;
  • There are stereo speakers.

disadvantages

  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • There is no memory card slot;
  • Only one SIM card slot;
  • Very high cost.

Honor 9 6 / 128GB

Rating: 4.6

Honor 9 6 / 128GB

The company Huawei mainly produces very large smartphones that do not fit in every pocket. And only a few models, if not talking about very budget options, are able to boast of miniature sizes by modern standards. For example, it turned out quite compact Honor 9. On the front panel of this device there is a display, the diagonal of which does not exceed 5.15 inches. With this parameter, he could get a low resolution, but this did not happen. As a result, the device can be used to watch videos on YouTube and movies, you will not feel much discomfort. You can hold your smartphone in your hands for as long as you like, since it weighs only 155 g.

The body of this gadget was created from metal and glass. It should be noted that it turned out to be slippery, and therefore it is recommended to use Honor 9 in a case. Unlike a couple of the devices discussed above, this one allows you to insert two SIM-cards into it. The device also does not prohibit expanding the amount of internal memory by installing a microSD card. However, 128 GB is a decent amount that will be enough for most buyers.

Smartphones in this price segment usually have a decent camera. Honor 9, for example, is capable of boasting a double module, inside which matrices with a resolution of 20 and 12 megapixels are hidden. The only pity is that this camera cannot be called a fast one, and therefore, when shooting in the evening, you will observe an abundance of digital noise. But on the other hand, this module provides 2x optical zoom! The maximum camera allows you to shoot 4K video at 30 frames / s.

The rest of the specifications of the device do not cause any complaints either. There is a Kirin 960 processor, 6 GB of RAM, numerous wireless modules (not even forgotten the NFC chip) and a fingerprint scanner. The latter is built into the button below the display. In this regard, the device resembles old Samsung smartphones and Apple. It's like a breath of fresh air against the backdrop of a huge number of frameless devices.

Advantages

  • Very light weight;
  • Good display resolution;
  • Decent rear camera with optical zoom
  • The cost cannot be called prohibitive;
  • High speed wireless standards are supported;
  • There is an NFC chip and an infrared transmitter;
  • Built-in powerful processor;
  • Large amount of memory.

disadvantages

  • Not the most recent OS version;
  • Unpretentious front camera;
  • The smartphone is slippery;
  • The rear camera aperture is not very wide;
  • No waterproofing.

Sony Xperia XZ2

Rating: 4.5

SONY XPERIA XZ2

Perhaps, hardly anyone will argue with the fact that it is Sony that is most actively clinging to the segment of compact smartphones. Often, even the flagships of this manufacturer get a fairly small screen. For example, the Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7-inch display. It was created using IPS technology, so the buyer is waiting for the maximum viewing angles and soft color reproduction.

This 5-inch smartphone has a familiar Japanese design, using unique colors and sharp angles. The insides of the device are protected from water ingress, which allows you to take a couple of good shots while at sea. For this, by the way, a 19-megapixel camera is used. The only pity is that it consists of one lens. The smartphone owner will have to forget about background blur or optical zoom. And you certainly shouldn't use such a camera in the dark, as the aperture here is only open up to f / 2. It remains to add that the device is able to shoot video in 4K-resolution, albeit with not the highest frame rate.

If you want to go online, then you can use LTE and Wi-Fi networks for this. The device is also capable of boasting an NFC chip and support for Bluetooth 5.0. Moreover, the device is able to transmit sound using the aptX HD codec! This is another reason to get wireless headphones. Well, the use of wired ones will cause certain difficulties, because there is no 3.5 mm audio jack.

As for the rest of the components, the device is powered by the top-end Snapdragon 845 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. There is also a fingerprint scanner, which you should look for on the back panel.

Advantages

  • There are stereo speakers;
  • Water protection implemented;
  • Good display with high pixel density
  • High speed wireless networks are supported;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • A powerful enough processor is built in;
  • There is a slot for a memory card;
  • AptX HD digital audio codec is supported.

disadvantages

  • The simplest front camera;
  • There is no 3.5mm audio jack;
  • Weight reaches an impressive 198 g;
  • Not the best cameras;
  • Slippery body;
  • The amount of built-in memory will not suit everyone.

Huawei P20

Rating: 4.4

Huawei P20

I got into our selection of 5-inch smartphones and another landmark product of the company Huawei. This is already a full-fledged flagship. It was originally sold for a lot of money. However, the imposition of sanctions from the US government did its job: the cost of Huawei P20 dropped to 35 thousand rubles. And this is about the 128GB version! If you are satisfied with half the amount of memory, then you can make an even better purchase.

This smartphone is frameless. All sorts of useful sensors and a front camera are housed in the so-called 'monobrow'. However, this device still cannot be called truly frameless. The fact is that there is a fairly wide area under its display. So wide that there is a home button, which has a built-in fingerprint scanner, which works, by the way, in a split second.

The device is capable of interacting with two SIM cards. As for the place for the microSD card, it is not here. It is sad. Those who like to shoot videos will be especially upset. The fact is that Huawei P20 can write it in 4K resolution, albeit with a frequency of no more than 30 frames / s. Do I need to say that such a video weighs a lot?

Continuing the conversation about the camera, it should be noted that there are two lenses. The first is the main one; under it is a 12-megapixel matrix with support for 4D focusing. The second lens has a longer focal length, due to which a 2x optical zoom is realized. Curiously, both lenses have a very wide aperture, so the photos will turn out to be of high quality even if the shooting was carried out in low light conditions.

Someone will buy Huawei P20 for its front camera. It has 24 megapixel resolution, and its lens has a reasonably wide angle of view. The resulting selfie can be published almost instantly on a social network using LTE or Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The rest of the list of wireless modules available here includes NFC and Bluetooth 4.2.

But what kind of processor provides such a monster? This is HiSilicon Kirin 970 – a top-end chipset of its own production, which has enough power in abundance. Also hidden under the body of the device are 4 GB of RAM and a 3400 mAh battery. The latter is recharged via the USB Type-C connector. Unfortunately, it is also used to connect wired headphones.

If we talk about the display, then a solid IPS-panel with a diagonal of 5.8 inches is introduced here. The aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 will definitely suit those who like to watch movies on a smartphone.

Advantages

  • Weight does not exceed 165 g;
  • Good IPS display
  • There is a light indicator of events;
  • Great rear camera
  • “Frontalka” is unlikely to suit anyone;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • High speed wireless networks are supported;
  • A very powerful processor is built in;
  • A capacious battery is used.

disadvantages

  • Memory card not supported;
  • No 3.5mm audio jack;
  • The case is slippery;
  • Very high cost;
  • No waterproofing.

LG G6 32GB

Rating: 4.3

LG G6 32GB

Another flagship, but from the company LG. Since now its smartphones are in less and less demand, the cost of the device has been reduced to 26 thousand rubles. And during all kinds of sales, the device can be snatched for even less money!

We immediately draw your attention to the fact that this is by no means a novelty. That is why the frameless design is not used here, and only the seventh version Android is installed as the default operating system. However, the frames here turned out to be quite narrow, especially the side ones, and the 'green robot' can be updated on the very first day after purchase.

This smartphone is able to please with water resistance. This means it can even be used in a pool or bath. At the same time, the device is not intimidated by its weight – it is only 163 g. On the front side of the gadget there is an IPS display with a diagonal of 5.7 inches. The resolution of this LCD panel is 2880×1440 pixels. As you know, LG is one of the few companies that consider that there is little traditional Full HD in smartphones.

There is a surprised face on the back of the device. It looks like a block of two camera lenses and a fingerprint scanner. Matrices with a resolution of 13 megapixels are hidden under the optical elements. The camera shoots well in the dark, and it is also supplemented with optical stabilization. As befits a modern flagship, the LG G6 can shoot 4K video. But only at 30 frames / s, the Snapdragon 821 is not capable of processing more data. As for the front camera, its resolution is only 5 megapixels. But it got wide-angle optics, thanks to which all your friends can fit in the frame.

Perhaps this smartphone is worthy of purchase only if the store is holding a sale. It has a number of positive features, but the number of shortcomings is quite impressive. For example, the device has a ridiculous amount of memory by modern standards. In this case, the slot for the microSD card is combined with a place for a second SIM card. Also, some will be disappointed Bluetooth 4.2, because now there is a fifth version of the standard. And the smartphone does not perform well in games – some of them do not run at maximum graphics settings. Well, we must also mention the dimensions of the device, they turned out to be very large.

Advantages

  • Water protection implemented;
  • Not very heavy;
  • Good rear camera with OIS
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • High speed wireless standards are supported;
  • The set includes NFC tags;
  • Good display with HDR10 support.

disadvantages

  • Not a top processor anymore, and even with a lot of heat;
  • The dimensions cannot be called small;
  • Insufficient memory built in.
  • Slippery body.

OPPO R11

Rating: 4.2

OPPO R11

A few years ago, products under the OPPO brand could only be bought in Chinese online stores. However, now smartphones of this company are actively sold in Russian retail chains. However, the demand can be called moderate. And even regular cost reductions do not help. A very solid model called R11 is now being sold for 16-17 thousand rubles. It has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It was created using technology AMOLED, so the buyer can enjoy deep blacks and low power consumption.

This 5-inch device is not only compact but also lightweight. Its weight barely reaches 150g and its thickness is only 6.8mm. One gets the impression that there is a tiny battery inside. However, this is not the case, its capacity is 3000 mAh. It is recharged via a micro-USB connector. And this is perhaps the main disadvantage of a smartphone, because now everyone is switching to a more modern interface. Even more, the device can be blamed only for the processor, which is used here as Snapdragon 660. This is not a top solution, so you should not count on the maximum graphics settings in games.

A dual camera is used for taking photos and videos with a smartphone. It includes matrices with a resolution of 20 and 16 megapixels. It's nice that the second module does not play an auxiliary role – it provides the user with a two-fold increase in the picture. We also cannot fail to note the possibility of 4K video shooting, which not all smartphones with a similar price tag have.

As for the wireless modules, the device supports both Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE. All that is missing is the NFC chip, which would allow the smartphone to pay for purchases.

For storing photos, videos and music, there are 64 GB of internal memory. If that doesn't seem enough, you can always use a microSD card. On the guard of personal data, there is a fingerprint scanner built into the Home button located under the display.

Advantages

  • Compact size and light weight;
  • Excellent AMOLED – screen;
  • Good camera with optical zoom;
  • Decent front camera (20 MP);
  • High speed wireless networks are supported;
  • Not very high cost.

disadvantages

  • Micro-USB connector is used;
  • Not the most recent OS version;
  • No moisture protection;
  • Not the best sound quality.

OnePlus 5 64GB

Rating: 4.1

ONEPLUS 5 64GB

Another 5-inch smartphones that did not manage to get a frameless design. It is already quite difficult to find it in Russian retail chains, but the device is sold with might and main in various online stores. This is a real hit with balanced characteristics! At its disposal – two slots for SIM-cards, a high-speed LTE-modem and a powerful enough Snapdragon 835 processor. And the product also received 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. At the time of the release of the smartphone, it seemed that such a volume would be enough for anyone, so the device does not have a slot for a microSD card.

Most of the front panel of this device is a 5.5-inch display. It was created using technology AMOLED, which is why the smartphone displays a picture with an abundance of black colors on all advertising photos. The screen resolution is 1920×1080 pixels, which is quite enough. Well, under the display you can see the Home button, which is also a fingerprint scanner.

There are two lenses on the back of the device. Passing through their diaphragms, light hits the matrix with a resolution of 16 and 20 megapixels. Such a camera can shoot not only static images, but also 4K video. However, you should not expect miracles from her. It shows itself a little better than mid-budget smartphones, but nothing more. The same can be said about the 16-megapixel front camera.

The OnePlus 5 supports nearly all modern wireless networks. Even Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX digital codec! Owners of expensive wireless headphones will especially like this. However, you can also connect headphones to the device using a wired method, its creators did not get rid of the 3.5 mm audio jack. They also implemented an NFC chip here. It speeds up syncing with any accessory and provides contactless payment.

Advantages

  • An operating system without a proprietary shell;
  • Weight is only 153g;
  • Excellent AMOLED – display;
  • Good camera with 2x optical zoom;
  • Quite good front camera;
  • There is a light indicator of events;
  • The cost cannot be called prohibitive;
  • High speed wireless networks are supported;
  • The NFC chip is not forgotten.

disadvantages

  • It is better not to use the camera at night;
  • Not the best battery life;
  • Built-in only one speaker;
  • Waterproof would not hurt.

Xiaomi Mi 6 6 / 64GB

Rating: 4.0

Xiaomi Mi 6 6 / 64GB

Our selection of 5-inch smartphones couldn't do without products Xiaomi. She is loved by many Russians, because this is the best way to purchase a multi-functional device for relatively little money. For example, Xiaomi Mi 6 is estimated by Russian sellers at 16 thousand rubles. And do you need to say that the device has an even lower cost in Chinese online stores?

This device was not released yesterday. That is why he will never receive the ninth and tenth versions Android. But if you do not strive to keep pace with progress, then this is unlikely to sadden you. You will not suffer from the lack of frameless design here. The smartphone received relatively narrow side, but very wide upper and lower frames. There is even a place under the display for a Home button, which also scans a fingerprint. As for the display, it is made using IPS technology, and its diagonal is 5.15 inches. What is important, its resolution is 1920×1080 pixels. This indicates an extremely high pixel density, which is good news.

The body of this model is made of metal and glass. Partly because of this, the device weighs 168g, slightly more than some competitors. At the top of the front panel, you can see an 8-megapixel front camera. One should definitely not expect miracles from her. And from the rear camera too. Although she will even surprise someone, because she has at her disposal a 2x optical zoom! The main lens has an aperture of f / 1.8, and a 12-megapixel sensor is hidden under it. This suggests that shooting in the evening is possible, but you should not count on an ideal result.

Typically, the Chinese give their smartphones everything they need. This is not the case here. In particular, the device has lost a 3.5 mm audio jack. But he got stereo speakers! Also, someone should be stressed by the lack of a memory card slot. Hopefully, 64 GB will be enough volume even for those who like to use the camera regularly. She, by the way, knows how to write 4K video, which takes up a lot of space.

Xiaomi Mi 6 has absolutely no problems with wireless modules. The device supports networks Bluetooth 5.0, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. It even has an NFC chip, which is completely unusual for a well-known Chinese company!

Advantages

  • There are stereo speakers;
  • High resolution miniature display;
  • There is a light indication of events;
  • Good camera with optical zoom;
  • High speed wireless networks are supported;
  • There is an NFC chip and an infrared transmitter;
  • Built-in powerful processor;
  • Not very high cost.

disadvantages

  • Not the most recent OS version;
  • No 3.5mm audio jack;
  • There is no memory card slot;
  • Not very long run time.

Meizu 15 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.0

Meizu 15 4 / 64GB

Another Chinese 5-inch smartphone, but from another manufacturer. It also has a classic design. This means there is a decent sized area above and below the screen. As for the side frames, their width has been reduced to a minimum. In part, this is what allowed the manufacturer to introduce a display here, the diagonal of which reaches 5.46 inches, without increasing the size of the device itself too much. The screen resolution, by the way, is 1920×1080 pixels. Watching videos on YouTube using this display is a pleasure. Especially when the lights are off, because the screen was created using technology AMOLED.

The manufacturer managed to create a very lightweight smartphone. Its weight barely reaches 152 grams. At the same time, there are already two lenses on its rear panel. This means that there are the same number of matrices. Their resolution is 12 and 20 megapixels. The first lens is the main one, it is capable of boasting an aperture of f / 1.9. The second one gives the user as much as 3x optical zoom!

This smartphone received a separate DAC at its disposal. This allows its owner to count on a very decent sound quality. Stereo speakers allow you to evaluate it – devices with a price tag under 15 thousand rubles are extremely rare to boast of them. Also, the sound can be output to a wired headset, which uses a 3.5 mm audio jack. Support is also implemented here Bluetooth, but only the fourth version of this standard, which is why you will have to forget about the aptX digital codec. As for other wireless modules, the Meizu 15 is capable of working in LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac networks. The only problem is the lack of an NFC chip.

As a processor, the Snapdragon 660 is used here. This is a mid-budget solution with sufficient power reserve. And under the body of the device there are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. Or even 128 GB, there is such a version. It is recommended to take it, since the gadget does not have a slot for a memory card.

Advantages

  • Built-in separate DAC;
  • Low cost;
  • Four body colors to choose from;
  • Very light weight;
  • Excellent AMOLED – display;
  • Good camera with 3x optical zoom;
  • There are stereo speakers;
  • There is support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE;
  • Decent battery life.

disadvantages

  • Not the best shooting quality in the dark;
  • There is no NFC chip;
  • No water protection;
  • No memory card slot;
  • Slippery body.

HTC U11 64GB

Rating: 4.0

HTC U11 64GB

Unfortunately, the company HTC is not doing well. But at one time it was she who released the world's first Android – a smartphone. Now its products have almost completely left the Russian market. However, some models are still available for purchase. And some of them are quite good! For example, a very solid device is HTC U11.

Perhaps, this device stands out most of all against the background of the majority of the reviewed competitors with its display. Its resolution is 2560×1440 pixels! At 5.5-inch diagonal this resulted in a pixel density of 534 PPI! As for the manufacturing technology, there are no surprises here – there is no need to rely on deep black color, as well as on high energy efficiency.

This device is not particularly lightweight. It is possible that the presence of water protection affected its weight. Well, let the smartphone be heavier, but it can be washed under the tap and dropped into the pool. There is a single lens on the back of the device. The company HTC clung to the possibility of using a regular camera module longer than others. At the same time, she significantly increased the aperture, here it has a value of f / 1.7. Therefore, the camera should show good results even in low light conditions. It also has an Image Stabilizer for smoother motion shooting. She knows how to write video in 4K resolution as much as possible, in this regard there are no complaints about her.

This device includes stereo speakers and a USB Type-C connector. Alas, there is no 3.5 mm audio jack here, this can be considered the first serious drawback. The second is the short operating time. It was affected by the same display, because the processor needs to constantly process the picture with an incredibly high resolution. In addition to this, the manufacturer skimped on a very capacious battery. 3000 mAh is normal for a regular smartphone, but not for one equipped with such a screen.

Advantages

  • Very high display resolution;
  • Supports LTE networks, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • Decent camera with optical stabilization;
  • Decent front-end;
  • Water protection implemented;
  • There is a light indication of events;
  • There is a housing compression sensor.

disadvantages

  • There is no 3.5mm audio jack;
  • Not very long battery life;
  • Not the most recent version Android;
  • It is very rare on sale.

Conclusion

As you may have noticed, none of the smartphones reviewed here have a screen that is exactly 5 inches diagonal. Unfortunately, such compact devices are a thing of the past. But don't forget that nowadays phones are increasingly getting frameless design. This allows creators to keep the dimensions quite sane, even with the increasing display area.


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