Best compact smartphones to buy in India (June 2017)

By Team Digit | Updated Jun 13 2017
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While companies keep making smartphone better, what many of us really want is a fast smartphone that is compact and can be used with one hand. Are there any left? Let’s take a look.

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Apple iPhone SE
Price: Rs. 29,000 (approx)

The iPhone SE was Apple's shot at keeping compact smartphone users happy. While it may not have impressed everyone as much as expected, it is still the most compact smartphone today.

Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Display: 4-inch, 640p
Screen to body ratio: 60.8%
SoC: Apple A9
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16/64GB
Camera: 12MP, 1.2MP
Battery: 1642mAh
OS: iOS 10.2

 

Buy Apple iPhone SE at Rs 30,753 on amazon

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Lenovo Z2 Plus
Price: Rs. 19,000

The Lenovo Z2 Plus is one of the fastest and most compact flagship Android devices you can buy today. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB of RAM, this 5-inch device can easily go head-to-head with the Xiaomi Mi 5. It is also one of the most affordable flagships today, with starting at Rs. 17,999 for the 3GB variant.

Dimensions: 141.7 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm
Display: 5-inch, 1080p
Screen to body ratio: 70.6%
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 13MP, 8MP
Battery: 3500mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

Buy Lenovo Z2 Plus at Rs 19,999 on amazon

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Google Pixel
Price: Rs. 57,000

Google’s first smartphone got a lot of accolades. It is easily the best Android phone today. It offers a stellar performance, a brilliant camera and the Google Assistant. All this is bundled in an ergonomic package, which is nearly perfect for single handed usage.

Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm
Display: 5-inch, 1080p
Screen to body ratio: 69%
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12.3MP, 8MP
Battery: 2770mAh
OS: Android 7.1

Buy Google Pixel at Rs.56,575 on amazon

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Sony Xperia X
Price: Rs. 29,000 (approx)

The Sony Xperia X happens to be one of Sony's best offerings in India right now, and features its latest smartphone camera technology. It is also a decent performer and brings Sony's trademark vibrant display to the table. The compact form along with the premium feel is an added bonus.

Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm
Display: 5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 23MP, 13MP
Battery: 2620mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

Buy Sony Xperia X at Rs 29,990 on amazon

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Xiaomi Mi5
Price: Rs. 23,000 (approx)

The Xiaomi Mi5 has a brilliant display, and feels really nice in your hand. The device is a joy for fans of compact devices, at a time when large screen smartphones are becoming increasingly dominant.

Dimensions: 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm
Display: 5.15-inch, 1080p
Screen to body ratio: 73.1%
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 3/4GB
Storage: 32/64/128GB
Camera: 16MP, 4MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

Buy Xiaomi Mi5 at Rs 20,999 on amazon

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Apple iPhone 7
Price: Rs. 53,000 (approx)

Apple’s iPhone 7 is the newest phone in the Apple iPhone range, even though it looks and feels the same as the iPhone 6s. However, with the new Apple A10 Fusion chip inside, it is blazing fast and has a day’s worth of battery life. In addition, the 12MP camera is still one of the best available on a smartphone.

Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
Display: 4.7-inch, 750p
Screen to body ratio: 65.6%
SoC: Apple A10 Fusion
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12MP, 7MP
Battery: 1960mAh
OS: iOS 10.2

Buy Apple iPhone 7 at Rs 57,175 on amazon

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Samsung Galaxy S7
Price: Rs. 44,000 (approx)

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphone is an improvement over the metal-and-glass design that the company introduced last year. The new phone is powered by the new Exynos 8890 SoC, and the new 12MP dual-pixel camera is a sheer delight in low light conditions.

Dimensions: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
Display: 5.1-inch, 1440p
Screen to body ratio: 72.1%
SoC: Exynos 8890
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12MP, 5MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

Buy Samsung Galaxy S7 at Rs. 43,400 on Flipkart

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
Price: Rs. 8,999

The Redmi 3S Prime is undoubtedly the best budget smartphone you can buy today. The phone offers good performance, along with its 4100mAh battery that can last for 2 days under normal user conditions. It is also one of the most compact smartphones in the market today.

Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
Display: 5-inch, 720p
Screen to body ratio: 71.1%
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 4100mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

Buy Redmi 3S Prime at Rs. 8,999 on Flipkart

 

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Nubia Z11 Mini
Price: Rs. 12,999

Like the older Z9 Mini, the Z11 Mini also boasts a brilliant 16MP rear camera, which takes good pictures, irrespective of the light conditions. The phone also looks good and is very ergonomic, thanks to its rounded edges and slim profile.

Dimensions: 141.4 x 70 x 8 mm
Display: 5-inch, 1080p
Screen to body ratio: 69.6%
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 16MP, 8MP
Battery: 2800mAh
OS: Android 5.1.1

Buy Nubia Z11 Mini at Rs. 12,999 on amazon

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Nubia Z11
Price: Rs. 29,999

The Nubia Z11 is the elder brother of the Z11 Mini. However, it is a much better looking phone. The Z11 boasts a beautiful edge-to-edge display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The bezel-less display makes the phone narrow, which aids one-handed usage.

Dimensions: 151.8 x 72.3 x 7.5 mm
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
Screen to body ratio: 75.2%
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 16MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

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