As far small sizes go, the best smartphone to buy by far is the Apple iPhone 7. This 4.7-inch device is quite simply the fastest device at the moment, has a brilliant camera, an amazing display and an entire day’s worth of battery life.
Running at a close second to the iPhone, is Google’s Pixel. Available in a 5-inch form factor, the phone packs in quite a long list of hardware. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 powers the device and while the performance is among the best in Android mobiles, the main attribute of the smartphone is it's rear camera. The phone takes absolutely amazing pictures in all lighting conditions and sometimes even nudges ahead of the iPhone.
While Samsung S8 is just round the corner, the Galaxy S7 makes its spot into this list and finds itself at third place. The phone looks and feels extremely premium and the performance is also at par with most flagships out there. The S7 also has a brilliant camera, which performs extremely well under low light.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus is the perfect 5-inch smartphone for people who crave performance and don’t want to shell out a lot of money. The Snapdragon 820 powered device is the fastest phone in the sub-20K price bracket and offers everything you might need from a powerful device except a good camera.
Xiaomi’s Mi5 might not a be a huge success, but if all you want a small device with good performance and stellar looks, the Xiaomi Mi5 won’t disappoint. The small device offers a beautiful display, which is complimented by good looking glass and metal design. It has a day long battery life but unfortunately does not have the best camera among its peers and it is only available in 32GB storage option.
After the Nubia Z9 Mini, the Z11 Mini is yet another stellar camera phone from Nubia. Packed in a relatively small 5-inch body, the Z11 Mini offers one of the best cameras you can have on a budget smartphone today. The performance is just good enough for day to day tasks, but the phone struggles to go beyond that.
The K6 is the second best smartphone after the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in the sub-10K segment. It performs like the Redmi 3S, but has a better display and camera on offer. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, which gives it enough power to perform without any issues in lighter workloads. Also, the 4000mAh battery gives the phone enough juice to last through the day.
|Apple iPhone 7||Flipkart||₹29499|
|Samsung Galaxy S7||Amazon||₹22999|
|Lenovo Z2 Plus||Amazon||₹16000|
|ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini||Amazon||₹12999|
|Lenovo K6 Power||Flipkart||₹9999|