Best Small Smartphones to Buy Right Now in 2022

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Mobile phones have become the live address of human beings. I remember the days when the Android phones were invented, the small smartphones too looked big because of the side bezel. Things have changed over time and phones could not fit in our pockets easily. This revolution began with Samsung's invention of the Galaxy Note phone and right now mobiles are almost touching 7-inch screen sizes (like tablets PCs).

These small-sized phones were easy to maintain and carry because they were lightweight. The handy gadgets are both user and pocket-friendly. The small devices are handy both for aged people and for children who have been looking for a decent Android device.

Best Small Smartphone:

Sadly, manufacturers are producing very few small Android devices and there are very few left in the market. But we still do have a list of the best small Android devices.

Here are a few to name them -

Unihertz Jelly 2 (Best Overall + Our Recommendations & Top Pick for Small Android Phone)

Unihertz came up with the Jelly phone, the smallest Android phone to date, and its successor still continues the legacy of holding the 'small smartphone' title. This tiny smartphone is the size of a credit card. The device is convenient to carry where ever you go. It can be easily carried to gyms, night outs, and parks, and it can also be used to take a break from big phones. This device holds 4G connections too.

Specifications:

  • Product Dimension: 3.74 x 1.94 x o.65 inches (9.5 x 4.9 x 1.7 cm)
  • Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Battery: 2000 mAh battery
  • Operating System: Android 10 OS
  • Camera: 8 MP + 16 MP
  • Cellular Technology: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Screen Size: 3 inches
  • Colors Available: Dark Green

The 3-inch screen comes with superior visual quality (326 PPI) that allows you to enjoy movies with a sharp display and vibrant colors. The 2000 mAh battery will last for more than one day on a single charge. The device is also packed with an infrared remote, which means it can also be used as a universal remote, with which you can control various electronic devices like television. Unihertz Jelly 2 has dual SIM card slots and a micro SD card and the fingerprint sensor on the device creates a seamless experience for the users. This little device has so much inside it, what else does a user ask for more than this?

The device works on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless & other MVNOs but not on Sprint.

Pros:

  • 4G connectivity
  • Great choice
  • Never seen tiny phone features

Price: $209

Definitely, it packs a punch and should be your first choice!

World's Smallest Flip Phone:

The Long-CZ J9 is claimed to be the world's Mini Flip mobile phone. When you flip the phone to open, it will be a maximum of 72 mm long, i.e., less than 3-inch size (2.83 in precise). Wow! You can just hold it on a finger and it will be no more than the three knuckles of your finger. That's quite small believe me but good enough to do your basic phone work.

It's an unlocked handset with 0.66-inch screen size, 400 mAh battery providing 5 hours of battery life, and Bluetooth v3.0. Sadly this Flip small phone neither supports 4G nor 3G as you have to deal with calls and SMS only 2G network supporting GSM850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequency bands.


L8 Star BM 10

L8 Star BM 10 is the world's smallest Bluetooth headset mini cell phone. The device can be used as a standalone phone or Bluetooth headset for other devices. It's your choice.

Specification:

  • Product dimension: 8 x 3 x 15 mm
  • Weight: 55 grams
  • Battery: 350 mAh
  • Cellular Technology: 2G
  • Screen Size: 0.66
  • Bluetooth: BT3.0
  • Colors Available: Orange, Grey, Red, Blue.
  • Supports Dual SIM Nano cards(or one SIM + 1 TF card)

L8 Star BM 10 does not have a camera.  The RAM and ROM capacity of the phone is 32 GB each.

Price: $19


Unihertz Atom XL

Unihertz Atom XL is the world's smallest rugged smartphone with DMR walkie-talkie support. The device can connect up to 8KM of Walkie Talkie without an internet connection. It is more useful in areas like mountains, terrains, rains, forests, deserts, and areas where there is no network or less network coverage.

Specifications:

  • Dimension: 134.5 *65* 17.5 mm
  • Weight: 244.5(with battery)
  • Operating System: Android 10 OS
  • CPU: Mediatek Helio P60 Octa Core, 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 6GB, ROM: 128 GB
  • Display size: 4.0 inch
  • Battery: non-removable 4300 mAh
  • Front Camera: 8MP, Rear Camera: 48MP
  • Audio Jack: 3.5 mm
  • Bluetooth v4.0

Unihertz Atom Xl has been upgraded with IP68 rating water, dust, and shock resistance. The device meets United States Military standards MIL-STD-810G certification.  The phone has been designed to give 360 degrees full protection.

Price: $339

Soyes X11 3G mini smartphone

Soyez X11 is one of the cutest phones one has been seen. It has led to a trend for mini smartphones.

Specifications

  • Dimension: 85.3*42.7*9.8 mm
  • Chip: MT6580
  • System Version: Android: 6.0
  • Screen size: 2.5 inch
  • Screen resolution: 240*432
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Body Memory: 8GB
  • Main frequency: 1.5GHz
  • Memory storage capacity: 8GB
  • Colors: Black/Pink/White/ Green
  • Camera: 0.3 Mp front camera, 2 Mp main camera

The 1000 mAh battery could last up to 2-3 hours, which is great as per the smallest Android phones.

Price: $55.99


Mini Smartphone iLight 11 Pro

Mini smartphone iLight 11 is the world's smallest 11 Pro Android mobile. The device is unlocked it will be compatible with all the 2G and 3G networks in the United States including Cricket Wireless, Straight talk, NET10, MetroPCS, Simple mobile, Google Project FI, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and more.

Specifications:

  • Operating System: Android 6.0
  • Cellular Technology: 3G
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • CPU: MediaTek MTK6580 Quad Core up to 1.3GHz
  • Display Size: 2.5"
  • Camera: 2 MP main camera, 0.3 MP rear camera
  • RAM: 1 GB, ROM: 8 GB
  • Bluetooth: v4.0

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The tiny device has been packed with many features like Voice call, Video call, Camera, Email, Alarm clock, touchscreen, FM Radio, touch screen, GPS navigation, memory card slot, video player, message, SMS, MMS. It looks like a mini iPhone son, trendy and compact.

Price: $34.90

Sudroid Mini Smartphone

Sudroid Super Mini Smartphone is suitable for kids, it fits their hands so well. The Super Mini Cell Phones is compatible with all the 2G and 3G networks in the United States including AT&T(need to verify compatibility in 2022 due to the provider is phasing out 3G by February 2022), T-Mobile, Verizon, Straight Talk,  NTE10, Metro PCS, Assurance Wireless, Cricket, Google Project Fi, and so on. The device is available in three colors you can choose from Black, White, and Pink.

Specification:

  • Screen Size: 2.5 inch
  • Memory Storage: 8 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core
  • Weight: 2.2 Ounces
  • Battery: 100 mAh battery
  • Dual-SIM design
  • Camera: 5 MP front camera, 2 MP rear camera

Cons: 4G not supported

The device supports most of the apps in Google Play Store like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Tiktok, etc.,

Price: $75

SOYES 6S

Soyes 6S the cute mini smartphone is unlocked all over the world. The device has been packed with a dual camera.

Specifications:

  • Display Size: 2.4 inch
  • ROM: 8 GB; RAM: 1 GB
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Weight: 70 grams
  • CPU: MTK6572, CortexA7 dual-core, 1.2 GHz,
  • Bluetooth: 2.0

Soyes 6S has Assistive Touch + Active vibrate feature, Loud Speaker Juke Box, Dual Micro SIM + Micro SD card support.

Price: $130.53

Ulcool F1 Mini Flip Phone

The little device exactly looks like a toy, packed with many features. The phone is easy to carry.

Specification:

  • Battery: 300 mAh
  • Dimension: 55.2 x 22.5 x 16.6 mm
  • CPU:  Single Core
  • Bluetooth Version: 3.0
  • SIM: Nano-SIM

The device does not have a camera.

Price: $37.50

Palm Phone

Last but not the least, we have the Palm which has reputation for being a popular brand that only makes tiny smartphones. It looks cool with a small in size which gets lots in the pocket. If you want to take a break from the big phones, a Palm phone is the best option available.

The device is about 96.6mm the size of a credit card which fits in your wallet too. Palm Phone is IP68 water and dust resistance means it is rugged and can stand up in any activity whether it is swimming, running, biking or hiking.

Specifications:

  • Display:3.3 inch, HD
  • Soc: Snapdragon 435
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: 800 mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo

Price: $245

Conclusion:

So finally we arrive at the conclusion. The Unihertz phone is clearer the preferred choice here because you don't want to miss out on the joy of WhatsApp, Facebook, games, and the latest Android OS.

Here is what we feel like -

Best Overall: Unihertz Jelly 2Buy Now

Our Recommendations: Unihertz Jelly 2

Antique and Small Sized: Long-CZ J9Buy Now

So those were some of the options if you are looking for a small smartphone. These phones are with Lithium-ion batteries, Graphene battery phones are coming up soon. Do let us know which one you liked the most!

Juhi Patel: A housewife and a mother of two lovely kids. She is very active and often in free time she writes on technology, mobiles, tablets & smartwatches niche articles.