Best Small-Sized Phones with Small Screen (under 5.1 inch) in India | 2018

best phones with small screens

Note: With almost all new releases in the last 6 months having 18:9 displays, new phones with 5-inch display have effectively stopped coming in the market. If you still need a small phone, check the list below or look for an18:9 phone with less than 5.5-inch dispay, which isn’t gonna be easy though.

Which are the best phones with small screen in India?

There are still some of us who prefer having a smartphone that can be operated comfortably using one hand or can be pocketed easily. And while the market is full of devices that make tablets irrelevant, it’s usually hard to find pocket-friendly phones. To help you, we’ve put together the list of the best small sized phones in India for this month. By small size, we mean phones having screens below 5.1-inch. We know that exactly isn’t small, but it is the best that is currently available

These handsets have been hand picked by us out of the umpteen phones available in the market and should offer you the best bang for your buck in their respective price segment. Many of these phones also support 4G LTA network. Lastly, the pros and cons and mentioned according to their budget and not according to the other phones in the list.

Admittedly, you won’t find many new models here. However, if you’re still looking for a small sized phone, we recommend you read our list of the best smartphones with 18:9 display. While these models have a screen that’s way over 5.1-inch, the higher screen-to-body ratio ensures a smaller overall footprint, much smaller than regular 5.5-inch phones in fact.

Also, check the best smartphones with 4GB RAM and the top smartphones with large battery. So here goes the list of the best phones with a small screen in India.

 

These are the best smartphones with small screen (under 5.1 inch) in India (2018):

 

Phones under Rs 10,000

 

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Redmi 5A
32GB/3GB RAM

16GB/2GB RAM

  • OS
    Android 7.1.2
  • Weight
    137g
  • Display resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    16/32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 425, quad-core 1.4GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 308
  • RAM
    2/3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Android 7.1
  • Internal memory
  • RAM

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Panasonic Eluga I5

Panasonic Eluga I5

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    147g
  • Display resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MT6737 quad-core 1.3GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali T720MP1
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    13MP
  • Secondary camera
    5MP
  • Battery
    2,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Battery
  • Not the best processor
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Panasonic Eluga I9

Panasonic Eluga I9

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    143g
  • Display resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MediaTek MTK6737, quad-core 1.3GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali 720MP
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.4
  • Battery
    2,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Android 7.0
  • Internal memory
  • RAM
  • Not the best processor

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Panasonic Ray 500

Panasonic Eluga Ray 500

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    126g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1280 pixels
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MTK6737P Quad Core 1.3GHz
  • GPU
    Mali-T720MP1
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13MP f.2.4 + 8MP f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.4
  • Battery
    4,000mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • Dual camera
  • Battery
  • Processor

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Moto C Plus

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  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    162g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1280
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek MT6737 quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A53
  • GPU
    Mali-T720MP2
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    2MP, f/2.8
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Android 7.0

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Lenovo K6 Power

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3GB RAM

4GB RAM

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    145g
  • Display resolution
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430, octa-core 1.4GHz (A53) + 1.1GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Moto G5

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  • OS
    Android 7.0 – Nougat
  • Weight
    145g
  • Display resolution
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    16/32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    2/3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    2,800mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons

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Phones above Rs 10,000

 

Apple iPhone 6

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  • OS
    iOS 11
  • Weight
    128g
  • Display resolution
    750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display
    4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    1.4GHz dual core Apple A8
  • GPU
    PowerVR GX6450
  • RAM
    1GB
  • Camera
    8MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera
    1.2MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    1,810mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Brand
  • Fluid
  • Cameras
  • Specs are no match against Android devices in the budget

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Apple iPhone SE

best phones with small screen - iphone se

  • OS
    iOS 11
  • Weight
    113g
  • Display resolution
    640 x 1136 pixels
  • Display
    4.0 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
  • GPU
    PowerVR GT7600
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera
    1.2MP, f/2.4
  • Battery
    1,624mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Brand
  • Specs are no match against Android devices in the budget
  • Overpriced

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Samsung Galaxy S7

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  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    152g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display
    5.1 inch
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes
  • Processor
    Quad-core 2.3GHz Mongoose & Quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 Exynos 8890
  • GPU
    Mali-T880 MP12
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/1.7, OIS, 1/2.5″ sensor
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/1/7, 1/4.1″ sensor
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • Dual SIM
  • Processor
  • RAM

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Apple iPhone 6s

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64GB version

  • OS
    iOS 10
  • Weight
    143g
  • Display resolution
    750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display
    4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
  • GPU
    PowerVR GT7600
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    1,715mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Brand
  • Fluid
  • Display
  • Non expandable memory

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Apple iPhone 7

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  • OS
    iOS 11
  • Weight
    138g
  • Display resolution
    750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display
    4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Quad-core 2.34 GHz A10
  • GPU
    PowerVR Series7XT
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/1.8, 1/3″ sensor, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    7MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    1,960mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Brand
  • Display could have been 2K
  • Non expandable memory

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Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

  • OS
    iOS 11
  • Weight
    148g
  • Display resolution
    750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display
    4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic
  • GPU
    Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    7MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    1,821mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Display
  • Non expandable memory

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