15 best smartphones 4 inches

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.

Smartphones with a 4-inch screen are being produced less and less. Many manufacturers believe that such a device will definitely not impress the buyer. Of course, such a device fits comfortably in the hand, and it fits in any pocket. But many people will not like typing on it. It is also not the best choice for those who like to watch movies and entertaining videos. Meanwhile, one cannot say that compact smartphones are not in demand at all. Leaving aside the solution to the above two problems, some devices with a 4-inch display are in no way inferior to their larger counterparts. This will be confirmed by our selection of the best compact smartphones.

Rating of the best smartphones with a screen diagonal of 4 inches

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best low-cost 4-inch smartphones 1 Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) RUB 5,500
2 Lenovo Vibe B RUB 4 490
3 Philips S257 RUB 3,900
The best 4-inch smartphones with a good camera 1 Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact RUB 24,070
2 BlackBerry KEY2 64GB RUB 48,990
3 Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320F / DS RUB 13,489
Best 4-inch smartphones with a powerful battery 1 Runbo Q5 LTE RUB 27,900
2 Sony Xperia Z5 Compact RUB 28,850
3 SENSEIT R500 RUB 6 490
The best 4-inch rugged smartphones 1 TOREX S18 RUB 19,900
2 Caterpillar Cat S31 RUB 16,940
3 Blackview BV6000 RUB 11,050
The best compact smartphones in the premium segment 1 Apple iPhone SE 128GB RUB 22 450
2 BlackBerry KEYone
3 Tonino Lamborghini Antares RUB 69,900

The best low-cost 4-inch smartphones

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

Rating: 4.8

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

Recently, the South Korean giant has practically stopped producing smartphones with a very small screen. One of the most recent Samsung creations of this kind is the Galaxy J1 (2016). This device has a 4.5-inch display. The device belongs to the budget price segment, in connection with which it received a number of restrictions. You can see it on the same screen. Although it is made according to technology AMOLED, its resolution leaves much to be desired. Also, nothing good can be expected from the front camera – it only has a 2-megapixel resolution. Not everyone will like the fact that it uses a fairly old version Android.

However, the device consists not only of shortcomings. Despite the budget segment, the device is able to please with support for LTE networks. Also among the wireless modules installed here is Bluetooth 4.1, thanks to which the headset is connected. But NFC is absent here – a smartphone will not come to replace a bank card.

The rest of the device's characteristics are typical of its price tag. A modest quad-core Exynos 3475 is used as a processor (an old solution that is no longer in production). Also under the case are 8 GB of permanent and 1 GB of RAM – the minimum amount, with which you will not be able to install a large number of applications. A nice bonus is FM radio, which has recently disappeared from South Korean smartphones. As for the rear camera, its resolution is 5 megapixels. God knows that you are unlikely to use it regularly. A battery with a capacity of 2050 mAh evokes similar feelings.

In short, the device has a number of significant drawbacks. You should think about buying it only if you only need a device with a AMOLED – screen for little money.

Advantages

  • The display was created using technology AMOLED;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • There are two slots for SIM cards;
  • Decent battery life;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • There is a proximity sensor;
  • Very low cost.

disadvantages

  • Simple cameras are built in;
  • Very little memory;
  • A weak processor is used;
  • There is no NFC;
  • The screen has a low resolution;
  • Android not fresh.

Lenovo Vibe B

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo Vibe B

At one time, the company also released a successful compact smartphone Lenovo. The device was named Vibe B. As in the case of the South Korean device, here you can see a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 854×480 pixels. The difference lies in the method of manufacturing the display – less saturated colors and narrow viewing angles await the buyer. In a word, it was on the screen that the manufacturer saved the most. However, the Chinese had to limit themselves in many other ways, because their task was to release a smartphone for 4-5 thousand rubles. For example, they installed cameras here just to be here. Nothing else can be said about modules with a resolution of 5 and 2 megapixels. It is almost impossible to use these cameras – digital noise makes itself felt even during daylight hours. Better cameras were built in at one time even in push-button Nokia smartphones.

The gadget easily acts as a communication tool You can insert two SIM-cards here by combining tariffs of different operators. Internet access is offered using LTE networks or Wi-Fi 802.11n standard. Wireless headphones are connected via Bluetooth 4.0. Also, the FM radio is capable of delighting, allowing you to listen to music without access to the Internet. Alas, there is no NFC here. The navigation chip, which does not work in the best way, also disappoints (mainly due to the processor, which has insufficient power for this purpose).

The device has a standard memory capacity for this price. And the light and proximity sensors were not built in here at all. It remains to add that the capacity of the battery used here does not exceed 2000 mAh, and therefore it is not worth waiting for a long battery life. Well, the sixth version Android is used here as an operating system.

Advantages

  • Very low cost;
  • The body is not slippery at all;
  • Strong vibration alert;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Implemented support for LTE;
  • The memory card slot is separate.

disadvantages

  • Very little memory;
  • Useless cameras;
  • Low resolution screen with poor viewing angles
  • Weak processor built in;
  • There are no proximity and light sensors.

Philips S257

Rating: 4.6

Philips S257

It is a rare occasion when a 4.5-inch display unit operates under Android 7.0. The latest version of the operating system allows you to implement many different ideas. But not an infinite number of them, because the amount of built-in memory is only 8 GB. Of course, no one will forbid the user to insert a microSD card, but not all applications support copying to a removable drive. Also, the buyer will have a minimum amount of RAM – 1 GB.

Returning to the display, it has a resolution of 854×480 pixels, which is the standard for smartphones that cost no more than RUB 5,000. It was created using TN technology, so the user will have to put up with fairly narrow viewing angles.

Almost any modern device based on Android has two cameras. Philips S257 is no exception to the rule. However, the quality of these cameras is far from ideal. The rear module is capable of boasting only a 5-megapixel resolution. I am glad that at least it is supplemented with autofocus. If we talk about the front-facing camera, then its resolution is 2 megapixels.

Since there is very little memory here, the user will regularly listen to music via FM radio. If you don't have headphones at hand, you can use the Internet connection. There are no problems with this – the device supports both Wi-Fi and LTE. The product also received a processor MediaTek MT6737M. I am glad that the proximity and light sensors have not gone anywhere – they simplify the daily use of the device. As for the battery, a 2000 mAh battery fits here.

Advantages

  • There are light and proximity sensors;
  • Not the oldest version used Android;
  • Built-in FM radio;
  • Implemented support for LTE;
  • There is a separate slot for a memory card;
  • Very low cost.

disadvantages

  • Low display resolution;
  • The minimum amount of memory;
  • Weak processor;
  • There is no NFC;
  • Narrow viewing angles;
  • Not the best cameras.

The best 4-inch smartphones with a good camera

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Rating: 4.9

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Above in our rating, the smartphone has a disgusting camera. Fortunately, not all compact models suffer from this disadvantage. For example, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact lacks it. However, this device does not have any significant drawbacks at all. But it also costs more than many much larger devices – from 30 to 35 thousand rubles. Not everyone dares to pay that kind of money for a baby smartphone. However, we cannot but tell about this gadget.

To begin with, the device operates with Android 8.0 – the most recent version of this operating system. The body of the device was created from metal and plastic, underneath there is a special glue mass, thanks to which water protection is realized. The front panel of the gadget is decorated with a 4.6-inch LCD display, created using IPS technology. This screen is capable of boasting HD-resolution – an ideal parameter for such a diagonal, resulting in a pixel density of 319 PPI. Also, the smartphone received a light indicator of events, which gradually disappears from mobile devices.

The best part of this model is the rear camera. Sony knows a lot about mobile cameras. Its engineers are able to integrate a 19-megapixel module with f / 2 aperture even in such a small smartphone! It makes no sense to tell about this camera in all details – you need to look at the photos. Also, this module is capable of video recording in 4K resolution. However, for this feature, the Snapdragon 835 processor should be thanked, which is able to digest even a different picture. Well, if we talk about the front camera, then it also does not cause any complaints – its resolution is 8 megapixels. Many smartphones with a 4-inch display even have a lower quality rear camera!

But the features of the device do not end there either. Due to the presence of a top processor here, the product has received support from a huge number of high-speed networks. In particular, it supports LTE-A networks of the 15th category, which not every flagship can boast of! Also, it should be noted the ability to work with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and NFC. Also under the body of the device are 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. Surprisingly, there was a place there for a 2,700 mAh battery. The charger is connected via the USB Type-C connector. The recharging process does not take much time – this is evidenced by the support of Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • A fresh version of the operating system is installed;
  • A very decent IPS display
  • There are stereo speakers;
  • Very good front camera
  • Built-in chic rear camera with 4K video support;
  • There is NFC;
  • High speed wireless modules are available;
  • There is a fairly large amount of memory;
  • A powerful eight-core processor is used;
  • Built-in high-capacity battery with fast charging support;
  • There are proximity and light sensors;
  • Water protection is implemented.

disadvantages

  • Only one SIM card slot;
  • High heating of the device under load.

BlackBerry KEY2 64GB

Rating: 4.8

BlackBerry KEY2 64GB

One of the few smartphones in our ranking that cannot be called compact. Nevertheless, on its front panel there is a display with a diagonal of 4.5 inches. How so? The fact is that under the screen there is a full-fledged QWERTY keyboard, due to which the height of the device reaches 151 mm. The keyboard is very convenient to use, especially when typing large enough amounts of text. In this regard, smartphones BlackBerry offer the best experience. However, the rest of the companies have long ago abandoned the production of devices with a physical QWERTY-keyboard.

What else can this device boast of? Perhaps, the operating system, which is used as Android 8.1, cannot but rejoice. The latest version of the OS is supplemented by several proprietary services. In particular, special encryption tools are installed here that will prevent attackers from listening to your call or reading messages. Internet access is via either Wi-Fi 802.11ac (a new router will come in handy), or LTE. Also among the wireless modules present here are Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. The latter will allow replacing a bank card with a smartphone. Nothing bad can be said about the navigation chip, which supports work with all three of the most popular satellite systems.

The display must be exactly BlackBerry KEY2 has the highest pixel density when comparing the performance of all devices in this rating. 433 PPI – the resolution of 1620 × 1080 pixels led to this parameter. The screen was created using IPS technology, so the picture is clearly visible from any angle. In a word, you can't find fault with the display. And do not forget that it is touch-sensitive – it is not necessary to control the operating system by pressing keys.

The device has a dual camera. Under both lenses is a 12-megapixel matrix. The camera also boasts an f / 1.8 aperture, which indicates its high aperture. If you use it for video shooting, then the maximum user will have access to 4K-resolution (at a frequency of 30 frames / s). Nothing bad can be said about the front camera, under the lens of which there is an 8-megapixel sensor.

The work of this device is provided by a 3500 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 660 processor. 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory are also hidden under the body of the gadget. The manufacturer did not forget about the fingerprint scanner. In short, this is a real flagship. Its cost is appropriate – in Russia a smartphone is sold for 50 thousand rubles. At the same time, you can find it only from unofficial sellers, which is why you should not count on a full-fledged guarantee.

Advantages

  • There is a QWERTY keyboard;
  • All useful sensors are there;
  • All important wireless modules are included, including NFC;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Very large amount of memory;
  • Not the worst processor is present;
  • Very good front camera
  • Installed an excellent dual camera with support for 4K video;
  • The display has a very high pixel density;
  • The latest version is used Android;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner.

disadvantages

  • Only one SIM card slot;
  • The smartphone is not compact;
  • Very high cost.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320F / DS

Rating: 4.7

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320F / DS

Another smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer in our ranking. We can say that he got into this collection with great difficulty. The fact is that there is a 4.7-inch display on its front panel, which is already a fairly large parameter. However, Samsung managed to reduce the width of the side bezels, resulting in a very compact device – its width is only 66 mm. Moreover, the device is very popular, because its cost does not exceed 14 thousand rubles. Consistently high demand allowed the manufacturer to release three color options. Interestingly, there is a special glue under the body that provides water resistance. It had almost no effect on weight – this parameter is only 138 g.

The device operates under the control of Android 6.0. It is assumed that in the near future the operating system will be updated to the 'seven', but at the time of writing (August 2018) this has not yet happened. The picture is displayed on the display with HD-resolution. Pixelation can only be discerned under a magnifying glass, which is good news. But most of all, the device differs from competitors in that its screen was created using technology AMOLED. This means that the buyer is waiting for the perfect black colors. Also, due to such a display, various modes of reducing power consumption are well implemented here. A device with AMOLED – the screen does not require a particularly capacious battery – and the battery installed here is quite enough for one and a half to two days of battery life. This is confirmed by independent tests, during which the device lasted more than 35 hours in music playback mode. However, do not forget that the number of installed applications and many other factors affect the battery life.

It is unlikely that the buyer will complain about the rest of the components. For example, the set of wireless modules is good news. The device easily recognizes Wi-Fi 802.11ac networks. There is also support for LTE-A of the sixth category. Well, NFC allows you to use your smartphone like a bank card. If we talk about the processor, then an eight-core solution operating at a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz is involved. The product also offers 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory. Perhaps this is the main drawback of the device – many buyers will want more volume.

If we talk about the camera, then a quite good module is installed here. It consists of one matrix with a resolution of 13 megapixels. The aperture is open to f / 1.9. Video recording takes place in 1080p resolution, while the frequency is equal to only 30 frames / s. In short, nothing special. But many compact smartphones are not capable of boasting such a camera.

Advantages

  • Long battery life;
  • Excellent AMOLED – high pixel density display;
  • Not a bad 8-megapixel front camera;
  • Good rear camera
  • NFC is not forgotten;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Fast wireless modules are used;
  • Extremely powerful processor;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • There is water protection according to the IP68 standard.

disadvantages

  • Not the most recent version of the operating system;
  • I would like more memory;
  • The case is slippery and scratches easily.

Best 4-inch smartphones with a powerful battery

Runbo Q5 LTE

Rating: 4.9

Runbo Q5 LTE

The first, but not the last rugged smartphone in this ranking. This device stands out from the competition due to its battery. Its capacity reaches 4200 mAh. In an autonomous hike, this will be enough for a couple of days. Under normal conditions, you will have to use the charger more often, because the use of the smartphone will be more intense.

The device has been on the market for several years. In this regard, one should not expect a fresh version of the operating system from it – Android 5.1 is installed here. The operating system is powered by a quad-core processor MediaTek MT6735. Its power is sufficient for processing images with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. And this is exactly the parameter that the 4.5-inch display used here has. Pixelation is impossible to notice unless you use a magnifying glass. The operating system and all programs are provided with 2 GB of RAM. Also, 16 GB of permanent memory are hidden under the protected case. If this does not seem enough, then you can use a separate slot for a microSD card.

The device does not have any serious data transmission problems. The device has an LTE module, and you can activate Wi-Fi at home. It is present in the Runbo Q5 LTE and GPS module, capable of recognizing signals from American and Russian satellites. An NFC chip is also useful for someone. Against this background, it seems strange that there is no fingerprint scanner – its absence is a serious drawback, because the smartphone is very expensive – about 28 thousand rubles.

On the back of the device there is a camera with a resolution of 13 megapixels. She is not enough stars from the sky, but she can’t be called bad either. It is clear that for that kind of money you can find a smartphone with a better camera, often even a double camera, but such a device will not have a shock-resistant case. Well, if we talk about the front camera, then it is only needed for video communication – the two-megapixel module is not designed for a larger one.

But why is a rather old device so expensive? The high price tag is due to the presence of a radio here. It allows fishermen, hunters, and also workers of some professions to communicate with each other. The power of the radio is very high, 2 watts.

Advantages

  • There is an FM radio;
  • The device has a shockproof and waterproof case;
  • Built-in NFC chip;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • There is a separate slot for a memory card;
  • Built-in 2 W radio;
  • The battery has a high capacity;
  • The battery compartment cover is secured with screws;
  • Comparatively good display.

disadvantages

  • Weight reaches 326 g; Not very large memory;
  • Not the best front camera
  • An old version of the operating system is used;
  • High price;
  • Your own charger connector.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Rating: 4.8

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Another compact smartphone from Sony in our ranking. It also cannot be called cheap – in Russian retail they ask for more than 23 thousand rubles. Moreover, the device is much more outdated. The device was announced in September 2015, so you shouldn't be surprised by the presence of the operating system Android 5.1 here. Also, the year of the model's release is said to be 2 GB of RAM – now such expensive smartphones receive at least twice the amount. Interestingly, this cannot be said about permanent memory – Sony decided to build in 32 GB.

Perhaps this is one of the first devices with a standard appearance, which received water resistance. The use of special glue, which is located under the body, allowed to refuse any rubber inserts. The front panel of the device is home to a 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The screen was created using IPS technology, so it's impossible to find fault with the viewing angles. The device also has a light indicator, which smartphones have begun to lose in recent years. Above the display is a 5-megapixel front camera lens. In good light, this camera takes quite good pictures. She also shows herself adequately during video communication.

Of course, the main feature of the gadget is the rear camera. A 23-megapixel module is hidden under its lens. Such a camera does not show any miracles, but most buyers do not make claims to the quality of photography. The camera is also capable of video filming – the maximum user has access to 4K resolution.

Otherwise, this is a typical smartphone, close to the flagship level. It has Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A wireless modules. An NFC chip will help you to replace your bank card. As a processor, the Snapdragon 810 is used here – an eight-core solution, which was recently considered a top-end solution. The device also has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. The manufacturer has not forgotten about a slot for a microSD card, while an external drive with a capacity of up to 200 GB is supported. The capacious battery should also be noted. It's a pity that not the most recent fast charging technology is used here – it's Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. However, nothing else was expected from the 2015 smartphone.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • High speed data transmission available;
  • Weight does not exceed 138 g;
  • Water protection implemented;
  • A good IPS display with a high pixel density is installed;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • High definition rear camera;
  • The processor has high processing power;
  • A capacious battery is used;
  • There is NFC.

disadvantages

  • The built-in is not the largest amount of memory;
  • High price;
  • Not the most recent version of the operating system;
  • Only one SIM card slot;
  • Under load, there is a strong heating in the chipset area.

SENSEIT R500

Rating: 4.7

SENSEIT R500

This smartphone was released relatively recently, in connection with which it received the operating system Android 7.0. We can safely say that the firmware will not become outdated for at least several years. But the device got into our rating not because of the software. We really liked the presence of a shockproof and waterproof case here. Of course, for the sake of reducing the total cost, it is slightly simplified; you should not test the device under the wheels of a car. But even with such a case, you can not be afraid to drop the gadget on the asphalt or some other hard surface. The device received an IP68 protection certificate, which means that the smartphone can be immersed under water for a few minutes, nothing should happen to it. Partly because of the presence of such a case, the device weighs 185 g. That is, it cannot be called light in any case.

Like many other Chinese smartphones, the SENSEIT R500 has two SIM card slots. One of the slots is combined – it is also intended for installed memory cards. And it may well be needed, because the volume of the built-in storage is only 16 GB. The device also includes a quad-core processor MediaTek MT6737. This is a traditional budget chipset that provides simple solutions without any problems. It is not recommended to use this device for games – you will have to reduce the graphics level to the minimum available value. However, a rare smartphone for 10 thousand rubles. capable of something more.

Connecting to wireless networks here is done without any difficulty. For this, built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n and LTE modules are used. The device also has a 'blue tooth'. But NFC, alas, is absent here, and therefore SENSEIT R500 is not capable of replacing a bank card.

Like many other mid-range smartphones, this device has an IPS display. Its diagonal is 4.7 inches, and the resolution is 720×1280 pixels. The naked eye cannot notice pixelization, which is good news. Photos taken with an 8-megapixel camera look great on such a screen. Of course, if you copy them to a computer, then flaws immediately become noticeable. Even worse is the front-facing camera, under the lens of which there is only a two-megapixel sensor. The lack of a fingerprint sensor may also disappoint the buyer. Without it, you will have to keep your smartphone in sight, because if you lose it, another person can gain access to all confidential information.

It remains to add that the device is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. This parameter cannot be called very high, but for many people it is enough for a day and a half of using a smartphone.

Advantages

  • A sufficiently capacious battery is used;
  • IPS display has a high pixel density;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • There are proximity and light sensors;
  • The case is capable of boasting shock resistance;
  • Implemented water protection according to the IP68 standard;
  • A fairly recent version of the OS is installed.

disadvantages

  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • Low memory;
  • The device turned out to be heavy;
  • There is no NFC chip;
  • I would like to get a more powerful processor.

The best 4-inch rugged smartphones

TOREX S18

Rating: 4.9

TOREX S18

One of the most compact devices among those equipped with an impact-resistant case. Of course, if we talk exclusively about the width and height of the device, the device is not thin. The product is painted in traditional yellow-black colors, making it easy to spot in grass, water or snow. Tests have confirmed that the device is absolutely not afraid of falls on asphalt or stones. Although we do not recommend throwing it on purpose – under certain circumstances it is still possible to damage the device.

The main feature of this model is the simultaneous operation of both SIM-cards. This means that they will get through to you even if you are currently talking on another SIM card. Unfortunately, this solution also has a serious disadvantage. It consists in the accelerated consumption of the charge. But if you have only one SIM card installed, then you will definitely not notice any problems with the 3500 mAh battery.

On the front panel of the device there is a tiny IPS-display, the diagonal of which does not exceed 4.3 inches. The screen resolution is 960×540 pixels. With such parameters, the display is able to boast a pixel density of 256 PPI – this is a relatively good value that does not allow the naked eye to see the pixelation effect. There is a front-facing lens above the screen. In secure smartphones, its resolution rarely reaches high values. And here it is only 5 megapixels. But on the other hand, the rear camera is much more pleasing – a 13-megapixel matrix is ​​hidden under its optics. However, in terms of the quality of the final images, the device is still inferior to classmates who do not have a protected case.

As for the rest of the components, the buyer does not expect anything unusual. You can highlight only the NFC chip – this is a rare guest in Chinese smartphones. The LTE module has not gone anywhere either, which allows watching videos and downloading other heavy content right on the street. But Wi-Fi disappoints – the maximum product supports the 802.11g standard. The processor is MediaTek MT6735 – a typical budget chipset consisting of four cores. There are also 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory.

Advantages

  • Gyroscope, barometer and digital compass are included;
  • Impact-resistant and waterproof case is used;
  • The display boasts maximum viewing angles;
  • Relatively good rear camera
  • A capacious battery is used;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • Implemented the simultaneous operation of two SIM cards.

disadvantages

  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • An old version of the operating system;
  • Weak processor;
  • Low memory;
  • Very high cost.

Caterpillar Cat S31

Rating: 4.8

Caterpillar Cat S31

The company Caterpillar knows a lot about creating secure smartphones. Its range even includes a device with a thermal imager, which is a unique development! But it was not he who got into our rating, but the much more affordable Cat S31. The cost of this device does not exceed 17 thousand rubles. At the same time, the gadget has not only a shock-resistant case, but also an operating system Android 7.0, which is unlikely to be outdated over the years of using the device. A smartphone can solve different tasks in any conditions. He is not afraid of water and copper pipes at all, you should not throw the gadget only into the fire. A pleasant surprise for some buyers will be the mechanical buttons located under the display. They can be pressed even while wearing the welder's gloves. It is clear that such a design could not but affect the weight – here it reaches 200 g.

If we talk about technical characteristics, then they can be called solid, but nothing more. The 4.7-inch screen has a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, which is ideal for watching HD movies. There is a front-facing camera above the display, but it's better not to think about it. As for the rear camera, its resolution is 8 megapixels. This is the minimum for getting acceptable images. The processor is a quad-core Snapdragon 210 – the least powerful chipset from Qualcomm. There are 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory in the neighborhood. Against this background, it is surprising that the manufacturer did not save on the battery – its capacity is 4000 mAh. But then he did not build a fingerprint scanner here.

The device connects to the Internet without any problems. For this, either a Wi-Fi module that supports the 802.11n standard as much as possible, or an LTE modem is used. The lack of NFC can be disappointing – this chip has recently become more and more necessary. But on the other hand, the Chinese company is generous with a high-quality navigation chip that understands all three of the most advanced satellite systems.

Advantages

  • Shockproof and waterproof housing is used;
  • A fresh version of the operating system is installed;
  • IPS-display with high pixel density is applied;
  • LTE communication is supported;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Built-in capacious battery;
  • There are mechanical keys under the screen.

disadvantages

  • High price;
  • Low memory;
  • No fingerprint sensor;
  • No NFC chip;
  • Large weight;
  • The processor cannot be called anything powerful.

Blackview BV6000

Rating: 4.7

Blackview BV6000

The device is not the first freshness. But he could not fail to get into this rating. Our choice fell on him primarily due to the price tag, which does not exceed 12 thousand rubles. The device has a good protected case, consisting of rubber and silver inserts. Under the display, you can find the inscription IP68 – this indicates the receipt of the corresponding certificate. That is, the device easily survives falling into the water, as it is not able to penetrate under the body and the ubiquitous dust.

The smartphone pleases with two SIM card slots. SIM-cards will work in alternating mode – in this respect the device does not differ from the vast majority of mobile devices. The device also includes a 4.7-inch display with HD resolution. It does an excellent job of displaying images, especially from the built-in 13-megapixel camera. By the way, a rare rugged smartphone is capable of boasting a camera with an f / 2 aperture. And a processor similar to the eight-core MediaTek Helio P10 is extremely rare in such devices. How far from always such gadgets receive an NFC chip.

In a word, the device stands out against the background of competitors not only for its price tag, but also for its worthy characteristics. The buyer is waiting for 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. The separate microSD card slot should also please. And the battery is also among the features of the smartphone. It has a capacity of 4500 mAh and supports PumpExpress + 2.0 technology. If only this model had a fingerprint scanner … But then it would be quite bold for such an affordable price tag.

Advantages

  • A powerful processor is used;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • There is NFC;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Good rear camera
  • The screen is capable of boasting a high pixel density;
  • Not the highest cost;
  • The device case is not afraid of shocks
  • Water protection implemented;
  • Sufficient memory capacity;
  • The work is provided by a capacious battery with support for fast charging.

disadvantages

  • Weight is 247g;
  • A large number of unnecessary mechanical buttons;
  • No fingerprint sensor;
  • The proximity sensor is not working well.

The best compact smartphones in the premium segment

Apple iPhone SE 128GB

Rating: 4.9

Apple iPhone SE 128GB

Our rating could not do without apple products. It is the company Apple that is most actively working on compact smartphones. The best representative of this class of devices is now Apple iPhone SE. Especially its 128GB version (remember, there is no memory card slot here). This unit is running the latest version iOS and has a 4-inch display on its front panel. Yes, that's right, exactly 4 inches! This screen seems tiny. And the resolution of 1136×640 pixels is not the best for viewing, for example, HD videos. But this apparatus was created to solve completely different problems. And it cannot be said that the display is completely bad. It is made using IPS technology, which indicates the maximum viewing angles. And the pixel density is quite high here – it is 326 PPI.

Several color options of the device went on sale – you can even find a model with a pink case. First of all, the gadget surprises with its weight – the mass of the crumbs does not exceed 113 g. Then you start to be amazed at the speed of work – the processor Apple A9 knows its business. However, there is not too much RAM here, so as more and more applications are installed, the performance gradually slows down.

Many people buy iPhone SE for the camera. It has a resolution of 12 megapixels and an aperture of f / 2.2. Not the maximum parameters, but for such a miniature smartphone it is quite good. You can even shoot 4K video with such a camera. Well, if we talk about the front camera, then in this respect the device is inferior to all the other representatives of our rating. However, it is necessary to put up with something for the buyer of a budget “apple” device.

What you can't find fault with is the wireless modules. The gadget supports many modern networks. There is NFC (applies only to Apple Pay), LTE-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2. The navigation chip, which works with American and Russian satellites, has no problems either. Separately, you can rejoice for the presence of a 3.5 mm audio jack. The importance of its presence is confirmed by the fact that the best-selling product among the entire range Apple is the adapter from Lightning to 3.5 mm. You don't want to spend money on it, do you?

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Minimum dimensions and weight;
  • Good rear camera built in;
  • There is support for LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;
  • A sufficiently powerful processor is used;
  • The IPS display has a high pixel density;
  • There is a version with 128 GB of internal memory;
  • A large number of color options.

disadvantages

  • No memory card slot;
  • Disgusting front camera;
  • Not the lowest cost;
  • Only one SIM card slot;
  • Not everyone is comfortable using such a small display.

BlackBerry KEYone

Rating: 4.8

BlackBerry KEYone

This ranking has already mentioned one smartphone BlackBerry. It is impossible not to tell about the slightly more affordable KEYone, released by the same manufacturer. This unit also has a physical QWERTY keyboard, which makes typing a pleasure. The block with the keys is located under the 4.5-inch display, the resolution of which is 1620×1080 pixels. This is an unusually high setting for such a small screen, resulting in a pixel density of 433 PPI. It should be noted that this is the first smartphone BlackBerry on Android (previously used its own operating system). Nevertheless, the OS version here is by no means outdated – it is Android 7.1.

It would seem that a device with a QWERTY keyboard should weigh a lot. However, the weight of this model does not exceed 180 g, which is quite an acceptable value. By the way, the front panel houses not only a screen with a keyboard, but also an event light, which many manufacturers have begun to forget about. The front camera is also located here. Its resolution is 8 megapixels. An excellent parameter, unexpected for a business smartphone. If we talk about the rear camera, then its resolution is only slightly higher – 12 megapixels. The aperture is open to f / 2, which makes the camera quite fast. However, you shouldn't expect perfect shots – this phone is far from Sony, Huawei, Apple and Samsung products.

The device is powered by an eight-core Snapdragon 625 processor. This is not a top-end solution, no one argues with that. However, hardly anyone will use the KEYone to run games, so the lack of power is hard to notice. Also, the gadget includes 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. There is also an FM radio here – we can say that it is built in just in case. Among the set of wireless modules, LTE-A and Wi-Fi 802.11ac stand out. Not forgotten by the manufacturer and NFC, which will provide an opportunity to pay for purchases with a smartphone.

It seems that this model has no serious flaws. It has a fingerprint scanner, a capacious battery, a fast charging function, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Only the cost to someone will seem too high. And you can buy a device in our country only unofficially, which is why you can forget about the guarantee.

Advantages

  • Outstanding IPS display
  • NFC and infrared transmitter are present;
  • Good rear and front cameras;
  • The latest version of the operating system is used;
  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Battery capacity reaches 3505 mAh;
  • Decent amount of memory;
  • Installed a powerful processor;
  • Convenient QWERTY keyboard;
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A networks are supported.

disadvantages

  • The dimensions are not compact;
  • Branded services BlackBerry do not work in Russia;
  • Only one SIM card slot;
  • Very high cost.

Tonino Lamborghini Antares

Rating: 4.7

Tonino Lamborghini Antares

One of the oldest smartphones in this ranking. Its official announcement took place in 2013. Since then, it has disappeared from the shelves of most stores. However, you can buy Tonino Lamborghini Antares through free classifieds services. However, it is recommended to do this only for the sake of replenishing the collection. This model is not suitable for permanent use. The fact is that it runs under Android 4.2, and you are unlikely to like the limitations of this operating system. Although I must admit that the rest of the technical characteristics of the device look very modern, as if it was designed just a couple of years ago.

The screen does not give rise to any complaints. It has a 4-inch diagonal which makes the device tiny. The resolution is 960×540 pixels, which can be considered the optimal parameter. The pixel density reaches 275 PPI. Well, the display is made using IPS technology, so the buyer is waiting for the maximum viewing angles. Above the screen is a front camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels. With the help of such a camera, you can take a good selfie, although it is mainly intended for conversations through Skype and other similar services.

On the back you can find the main camera lens. There is a 13-megapixel sensor under the optics. Perhaps the owner of such a smartphone is enough. If you start filming, then the maximum resolution available to the user Full HD (at 30 frames per second). A fingerprint sensor on the back of the device would not hurt, but, alas, in 2013 its installation in such devices was quite a rare occurrence. However, even his absence will not upset the buyer the most. This model does not support LTE networks. Therefore, you will have to go online either via 3G or via Wi-Fi.

This unit is close to the performance of budget smartphones. This is evidenced by the chipset MediaTek MT6589 – a quad-core processor is capable of operating at a clock frequency of no higher than 1.5 GHz. I am glad that the manufacturer did not save on memory – 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM are hidden under the case.

In short, it is a very beautiful smartphone, decorated with the Lamborghini logo. But when buying it, you still have to come to terms with fairly significant restrictions.

Advantages

  • Fewer than 2,000 copies released;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Relatively good rear camera
  • Beautiful appearance;
  • Decent amount of memory;
  • Good IPS display.

disadvantages

  • Memory card capacity cannot exceed 32 GB;
  • Only one SIM card can be inserted;
  • Outdated version of the operating system;
  • There is no NFC;
  • No 4G support;
  • The battery capacity is 1500 mAh;
  • Using a small display will not suit everyone.

Conclusion

If you have a need to buy a miniature smartphone, then just pay attention to one of the models discussed above. Rest assured, it is unlikely that she will seriously disappoint you with something. But do not forget that it is technically impossible to equip such a device with ideal components. In this regard, each of the described gadgets has certain disadvantages that you will have to put up with.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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