Best 5 Inch Smartphone in India

By Digit | Price Updated 26-Apr-2022

Today almost all smartphones have a larger display with 5.5-inches being the new norm. In these times, it is hard to find a small phone, which is good and reliable. However, there are still 5-inch smartphones which fall into the category. During our intensive tests we have found that a smartphone is not just about the power packed performance but design and ergonomics as well. So, in order to help you find the best 5-inch smartphones, here is our list for the same. These 5-inch mobile phones offer the right combination of performance and functionality. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 26th Apr 2022, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

1. APPLE IPHONE 7

  • 4.7" (750 x 1334) Screen Size
  • 12 | 7 MP Camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1960 mAh Battery

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.

Pros
  • Good camera
  • Great performance
  • Good display
Cons
  • Battery only lasts a work day
  • Camera isn't a great improvement over the iPhone 6S
SPECIFICATION
Processor:A10 Quad core (2.34 GHz)
Memory:2 GB RAM, 32GB Storage
Display:4.7″ (750 x 1334) screen, 326 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 7 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:1960 mAh battery
SIM:Single SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant

2. GOOGLE PIXEL

  • 5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 12 | 8 MP Camera
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2770 mAh Battery

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.

Pros
  • Great build and design
  • Sublime performance
  • Stellar camera (both, rear and front)
  • Google Assistant is interesting, if not perfect
Cons
  • Mono speaker
  • Expensive
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core (2.15 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 32 GB & 128 GB Storage
Display:5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 441 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:2770 mAh battery
SIM:Single SIM
Features:LED Flash

3. SAMSUNG GALAXY S7

  • 5.1" (1440 x 2560) Screen Size
  • 12 | 5 MP Camera
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 3000 mAh Battery

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.

Pros
  • Top of the line performance
  • Excellent camera
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • Touchwiz needs to be lighter
  • Samsung needs to change the looks
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Exynos 8890 Octa core (Mali-T880 MP12)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage
Display:5.1″ (1440 x 2560) screen, 577 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 5 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3000 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant, Wireless Charging
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4. LENOVO Z2 PLUS

  • 5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 13 | 8 MP Camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3500 mAh Battery

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.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad core (2.15 GHz)
Memory:3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage
Display:5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 441 PPI
Camera:13 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3500 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

5. XIAOMI MI5

  • 5.15" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 16 | 4 MP Camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3000 mAh Battery

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.

Pros
  • Flagship class performance
  • Premium design
Cons
  • Sub-par camera
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad core
Memory:3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage
Display:5.15″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 428 PPI
Camera:16 MP Rear camera, 4 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3000 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

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6. ZTE NUBIA Z11 MINI

  • 5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 16 | 8 MP Camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 2800 mAh Battery

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.

Pros
  • Best camera in its category
  • Good looking & ergonomic
Cons
  • Adequate battery life
  • Performance could have been better
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa core (1.5 GHz)
Memory:3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage
Display:5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 441 PPI
Camera:16 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:2800 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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7. LENOVO K6 POWER

  • 5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 13 | 8 MP Camera
  • 3 & 4 GB RAM
  • 4000 mAh Battery

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.

Pros
  • Good performance
  • 1080p display
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera
Cons
  • Takes time to charge
  • Poor low light performance
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa core (1.4 GHz)
Memory:3 & 4 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage
Display:5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 441 PPI
Camera:13 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:4000 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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List of Best 5 Inch Smartphone in India (Jul 2022)

Best 5 Inch Smartphone Seller Price
Apple iPhone 7 Tatacliq ₹ 28,499
Google Pixel Amazon ₹ 22,299
Samsung Galaxy S7 Flipkart ₹ 22,222
Lenovo Z2 Plus Amazon ₹ 16,000
Xiaomi Mi5 Amazon ₹ 9,599
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini Amazon ₹ 12,999
Lenovo K6 Power Tatacliq ₹ 6,898
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