Apple's new iPhone 12 Mini has turned quite a few heads for one big reason: It's a flagship phone, but it's positively tiny, upsetting the ongoing trend equating bigger to better. For those who prefer Android, there's a certain degree of small-phone envy, though some consider the Pixel 5 to be Google's equivalent. But is the Pixel 5 actually a good, small phone in the same vein as the iPhone Mini? If you're asking us, the answer is a clear "no." Read More
The conversation about affordable small phones has been centered around the Pixel 4a and iPhone SE in recent months, but there are other options. Last year's 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S10e is a well-equipped little fella, and you can currently get a brand new one for $400 — well under MSRP — from Microsoft on eBay.
If you've wanted a small phone, you'll find precious few in the marketplace. In the past year, we've had the new Palm Phone — framed as a companion device meant to stay out of the way of your life — and the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, which had a 5-inch display and all the trimmings of a 2018 flagship smartphone. If you're looking for an upgrade from your much older, tiny device, the good news is that the XZ2 Compact has taken another price drop. Read More
Phones are getting massive, and even the smaller versions of Android flagships these days aren't all that small. The Pixel 2 has a 5.0" display, the Galaxy S8 a 5.8" unit (the 18:9 ratio skews that a bit), the P20 a 5.8-incher, and so on. Sony is the only holdout in the game with its 4.6" Xperia XZ1 Compact. If you long for a phone that you can easily use one-handed, this phone might be your match. It's currently down to an all-time low of $399.99 on Best Buy and Amazon, as well as $379.99 on B&H if you like pink. Read More