Reviewing the best compact phones in 2022, small enough for easy one-handed use, and pleasingly mini to fit into any pocket or bag. My favourite compact smartphones including Google’s Pixel 5a and 4a (ahead of the 6a launch), Samsung’s Galaxy S22, Apple’s iPhone 13 Mini, Sony’s Xperia 5 iii and foldable ‘bendy’ phones like Motorola RAZR 5G and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3. Not forgetting one of the greatest phones of 2022 so far, the Xiaomi 12!
Here’s reviews of my favourite dinky handsets right now and how they stack up for specs, camera tech, performance, gaming, battery life and beyond.
In a world of massive mobiles, these compact blowers are perfect for one-hand play. Among the best is Google’s Pixel 5a, which boasts one of the greatest smartphone cameras at a mid-range asking price. The 4a is an alternative if you don’t live in the US, but that Pixel 6a should be just around the corner.
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 is a solid choice in most regards, although the battery life is far from good. If you want a premium compact device with dependable battery performance, flexible camera chops and strong specs, the Xiaomi 12 is a better choice.
If you’re more of an iOS fan, check out the iPhone 13 Mini. Apple’s small mobile is still easy to use with one mitt despite that brick-like design. Just don’t get the iPhone SE 2022 whatever you do. Personally I prefer Sony’s Xperia 5 iii, which sports a notch-free 21:9 display, pro camera tech, and some great media smarts.
The Moto RAZR 5G is also rather nifty, provided you have the budget for it. That bendy OLED screen means the RAZR folds up super compact, just like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 – one of my favourite foldable smartphones right now.
Check out my reviews/unboxings of these mobiles here on Tech Spurt for more info!
Best Compact Phones (2022) Chapters:
0:00 – Rambly bit
0:55 – Google Pixel 5a
2:04 – Google Pixel 4a
2:57 – Asus Zenfone 8
3:59 – Apple iPhone 13 Mini
5:27 – Apple iPhone SE 3
6:10 – Sony Xperia 5 III
7:38 – Motorola Moto Razr 5G
8:48 – Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
9:24 – Samsung Galaxy S22
10:36 – Xiaomi 12
11:48 – Byyyyeeeee