Top 17 Best small-screen smartphones you can buy in India

The handsets that cut size without always cutting corners

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Best small-screen and compact smartphones you can buy in India

HIGHLIGHTS

  • We look for the best small-screen phone in India
  • Quite a few of our readers want small-screen phones
  • Very few good small-screen phones are available

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 smartphone, here is our list for the same. These 5-inch mobile phones offer the right combination of performance and functionality.

These are the best smartphones with small screen (under 5.1 inch) in India (2017):

  • Panasonic P77: 5 inch, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 8MP, Android 5.1
  • Panasonic P85 5 inch, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 8MP, Android 6.0
  • Redmi 4A: 5 inch, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP, Android 6.0
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4: 5 inch, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 13MP, Android 6.0
  • Panasonic Ray 500: 5 inch, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 13+8MP, Android 7.0
  • Panasonic Eluga Ray: 5 inch, 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP, Android 6.0
  • Panasonic Eluga Turbo: 5 inch, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 13MP, Android 5.1
  • Moto C Plus: 5 inch, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 8MP, Android 7.0
  • Lenovo K6 Power: 5 inch, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 13MP, Android 7.0
  • Moto G5: 5.2 inch, 2/3GB RAM, 16/32GB ROM, 13MP, Android 7.0
  • Google Pixel: 5 inch, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android 7.1, 12MP
  • Apple iPhone 6: 4.7 inch, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, iOS 11
  • Apple iPhone 6S: 4.7 inch, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, iOS 11
  • Samsung Galaxy S7: 5.1 inch, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android 7.0
  • Apple iPhone 7: 5.5 inch, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, iOS 11, 12MP
  • Apple iPhone 8: 4.7 inch, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, iOS 11, 12MP

Panasonic P77

Panasonic P77

  • OSAndroid 5.1
  • Weight126g
  • Display resolution720 x 1280 pixels
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space16GB
  • Expansion slotYes, hybrid
  • ProcessorMTK6735P Quad Core 1GHz
  • GPUMali-T720
  • RAM1GB
  • Camera8MP, f.2.4
  • Secondary camera2MP, f/2.4
  • Battery2,000mAh
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal memory
  • – Android 5.1
  • – Battery

Panasonic P85

Panasonic P85  

  • OSAndroid 6.0
  • Weight147g
  • Display resolution1280 x 720
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space16GB
  • Expansion slotYes, hybrid
  • ProcessorMT6735P quad-core 1GHz (A53)
  • GPUMali T720MP2
  • RAM2GB
  • Camera8MP
  • Secondary camera2MP
  • Battery4,000mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

Redmi 4A

best smartphones with small screen - redmi 4a

  • OSAndroid 6.0
  • Weight131.5g
  • Display resolution1280 x 720 pixels
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space16GB
  • Expansion slotYes, hybrid
  • ProcessorSnapdragon 425 1.4GHz quad core (A53)
  • GPUAdreno 308
  • RAM2GB
  • Camera13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery3,120mAh
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Internal memory
  • + Camera
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

Xiaomi Redmi 4

best phones under 7000 - Redmi 4

  • OSAndroid 6.0
  • Weight150g
  • Display resolution1280 x 720
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space16GB/32GB
  • Expansion slotYes, hybrid
  • ProcessorSnapdragon 435, octa-core 1.4GHz (A53)
  • GPUAdreno 505
  • RAM2GB/3GB
  • Camera13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery4,100mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

Panasonic Ray 500

Panasonic Eluga Ray 500

 

  • OSAndroid 7.0
  • Weight126g
  • Display resolution720 x 1280 pixels
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotYes, hybrid
  • ProcessorMTK6737P Quad Core 1.3GHz
  • GPUMali-T720MP1
  • RAM3GB
  • CameraDual 13MP f.2.4 + 8MP f/2.4
  • Secondary camera5MP, f/2.4
  • Battery4,000mAh
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal memory
  • + Android 7.0
  • + Dual camera
  • + Battery
  • – Processor

Moto C Plus

best phones under 7000 rs - Moto C Plus

  • OSAndroid 7.0
  • Weight162g
  • Display resolution720 x 1280
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space16GB
  • Expansion slotYes, dedicated
  • ProcessorMediatek MT6737 quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A53
  • GPUMali-T720MP2
  • RAM2GB
  • Camera8MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera2MP, f/2.8
  • Battery4,000mAh, removable
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 7.0

Panasonic Eluga Ray

best phones under 8000 - Panasonic Eluga Ray

  • OSAndroid 6.0
  • Weight169g
  • Display resolution1280 x 720
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space16GB
  • Expansion slotYes, dedicated
  • ProcessorMediaTek MT6737 quad-core 1.3GHz
  • GPUMali T720
  • RAM3GB
  • Camera13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery4,000mAh, removable
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 6.0
  • + Battery
  • + RAM

Panasonic Eluga Turbo

best phone under 9000 - Panasonic Eluga Turbo

  • OSAndroid 5.1
  • Weight145g
  • Display resolution1280 x 720
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotYes, hybrid
  • ProcessorMediaTek MT6753 quad-core 1GHz
  • GPUMali-T720MP3
  • RAM3GB
  • Camera13MP
  • Secondary camera5MP
  • Battery2,350mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + RAM
  • + Internal storage
  • – Battery
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

Lenovo K6 Power

best phones with small screen - k6-note
3GB RAM

 
  • OSAndroid 7.0
  • Weight145g
  • Display resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotYes, hybrid
  • ProcessorSnapdragon 430, octa-core 1.4GHz (A53) + 1.1GHz (A53)
  • GPUAdreno 505
  • RAM3GB
  • Camera13MP
  • Secondary camera8MP
  • Battery4,000mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

Moto G5

best small screen phone - moto g5

  • OSAndroid 7.0 – Nougat
  • Weight145g
  • Display resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space16/32GB
  • Expansion slotYes, dedicated
  • ProcessorSnapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPUAdreno 505
  • RAM2/3GB
  • Camera13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery2,800mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivityDual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0

Apple iPhone 6

best phones with small screen - iphone-6

  • OSiOS 11
  • Weight128g
  • Display resolution750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotNo
  • Processor1.4GHz dual core Apple A8
  • GPUPowerVR GX6450
  • RAM1GB
  • Camera8MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera1.2MP, f/2.2
  • Battery1,810mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivitySingle SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • + Fluid
  • – Cameras
  • – Specs are no match against Android devices in the budget

Apple iPhone SE

best phones with small screen - iphone se

  • OSiOS 11
  • Weight113g
  • Display resolution640 x 1136 pixels
  • Display4.0 inch, IPS
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotNo
  • Processor1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
  • GPUPowerVR GT7600
  • RAM2GB
  • Camera12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera1.2MP, f/2.4
  • Battery1,624mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivitySingle SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • + Fluid
  • – Specs are no match against Android devices in the budget
  • – Overpriced

Samsung Galaxy S7

best smartphones under 40000 - SAMSUNG Galaxy S7

  • OSAndroid 6.0
  • Weight152g
  • Display resolution1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display5.1 inch
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotYes
  • ProcessorQuad-core 2.3GHz Mongoose & Quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 Exynos 8890
  • GPUMali-T880 MP12
  • RAM4GB
  • Camera12MP, f/1.7, OIS, 1/2.5″ sensor
  • Secondary camera5MP, f/1/7, 1/4.1″ sensor
  • Battery3,000mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivityDual SIM (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual SIM
  • + Processor
  • + RAM

Google Pixel

Google Pixel

  • OSAndroid 7.1
  • Weight143g
  • Display resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display5 inch AMOLED
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotNo
  • ProcessorDual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPUAdreno 540
  • RAM4GB
  • Camera12MP, f/2.0, 1/2.5″ sensor
  • Secondary camera8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor
  • Battery2,770 mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivitySingle SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • – Non expandable memory
  • – Display could have been 2K

Apple iPhone 6s

best phones under 40000 - iphone-6s

  • OSiOS 10
  • Weight143g
  • Display resolution750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotNo
  • Processor1.84GHz dual core Apple A9
  • GPUPowerVR GT7600
  • RAM2GB
  • Camera12MP, f/2.2, 1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery1,715mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivitySingle SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • + Fluid
  • – Display
  • – Non expandable memory

Apple iPhone 7

best phones under 40000 - iphone-6s

  • OSiOS 11
  • Weight138g
  • Display resolution750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotNo
  • ProcessorQuad-core 2.34 GHz A10
  • GPUPowerVR Series7XT
  • RAM2GB
  • Camera12MP, f/1.8, 1/3″ sensor, OIS
  • Secondary camera7MP, f/2.2
  • Battery1,960mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivitySingle SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Brand
  • – Display could have been 2K
  • – Non expandable memory

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

  • OSiOS 11
  • Weight148g
  • Display resolution750 x 1334 pixels
  • Display4.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space32GB
  • Expansion slotNo
  • ProcessorHexa-core Apple A11 Bionic
  • GPUApple GPU (three-core graphics)
  • RAM2GB
  • Camera12MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Secondary camera7MP, f/2.2
  • Battery1,821mAh, non-removable
  • ConnectivitySingle SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • – Display
  • – Non expandable memory

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