Best Compact Phones (2021) | Top 10 Favourite Mini Mobiles

Best Compact Phones (2021) | Top 10 Favourite Mini Mobiles

Reviews of the best small smartphones you can buy in 2021, boasting easy one-handed use. My favourite compact mobiles including Google’s Pixel 5, 4a and 4a 5G, Asus’ fresh Zenfone 8, Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini, Sony’s Xperia 5 ii and foldable ‘bendy’ phones like Motorola RAZR 5G and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip. Not forgetting the tiny Jelly 2, a three-inch handset!

Here’s reviews of my favourite dinky mobiles of 2021 so far 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 5 flagship, which boasts one of the greatest smartphone cameras around. The Pixel 4a 5G is also a winner, culling the 90Hz refresh and water resistance but coming in £100 cheaper. For those on a tight budget, there’s always the Pixel 4a too.

I also like the new Zenfone 8, although the battery life is less than stellar. Gamers will love the SD888 speed, that OLED screen is a stunner, and – plain design aside – there’s little not to adore here.

If you’re more of an iOS fan, check out the iPhone 12 Mini. Apple’s small mobile is still easy to use with one mitt despite that brick-like design. I prefer Sony’s Xperia 5 ii however, 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 – 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 2021 Chapters:
0:00 – Skip skip skip
0:44 – Google Pixel 4a, 5G and 5
3:12 – Asus Zenfone 8
4:25 – iPhone 12 Mini
5:25 – iPhone 12, iPhone SE 2020
5:50 – Sony Xperia 5 II
7:45 – Motorola Moto RAZR 5G
8:58 – Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
9:41 – Unihertz Jelly 2

50 Comments

  1. Kapil Lohani on October 15, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Bro’s a Man of Culture

  2. Ameer Hamza on October 15, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Aren’t there any cheap compact phones????????

  3. Review on October 15, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Hard to understand your accent.. at least write the phone name.. lazy

  4. Sinthya Islam on October 15, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I think small mobile is good for children so much

  5. Jithin Thomas on October 15, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Still using my old iPhone SE ❤️ this phone definitely serve the title “mobile” phone.

  6. Get N or Get OUT on October 15, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Why are cell phone screens 6" long, my thumb has been 2" long for most of my life now!

  7. GneX4Ktb on October 15, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Love your banter 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  8. Ha ug on October 15, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Why would you imagine that somebody want to watch your face in video about phones?

  9. KHẮC VIỆT NGUYỄN on October 15, 2021 at 7:31 am

    I like unihertz jelly 2. Do you resell it?

  10. Harrison Balduf on October 15, 2021 at 7:33 am

    Only that last one is ‘small’ buddy

  11. karstdeviz on October 15, 2021 at 7:36 am

    legend listens to crystal lake

  12. jordan harding on October 15, 2021 at 7:37 am

    I’ve been with the same phone for 3 years because I want a phone smaller than a 27 inch tv…

  13. DADDY DIY on October 15, 2021 at 7:38 am

    i came across your video because you look like Brian Laundrie , Gabby Petito’s fiance lol

  14. J. on October 15, 2021 at 7:39 am

    If you’re reading this, TRUST ME the pixel 5 is the best phone I’ve ever had, and I’m big into phones. The size is perfect perfect perfect.

  15. Raphael on October 15, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Most of them look giant to me.

  16. Kira Did Nothing Wrong on October 15, 2021 at 7:41 am

    I don’t know who this guy is, I don’t want to see this video, but I gave it a like just because he has an anime wallpaper

  17. palutalu on October 15, 2021 at 7:43 am

    what’s the tiny phone at 0:29?

  18. Andrew Roberts on October 15, 2021 at 7:43 am

    iPhone SE is the king of mini phones fur real fur real. Android alternative like a pixel 5a

    I would fuck wit a iPhone 12 pro max and a SE as a backup phone…sheeeiit. apple shit go hard as hell

  19. Greg Nixon on October 15, 2021 at 7:45 am

    An iPhone SE is as large as I want to get.

  20. Aditya Singh on October 15, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Lg makes most compact phones

  21. harisumw on October 15, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Are smart phones becoming no more handy? Fed up with Phablets. Unless the size of our pockets also got bigger.

  22. sreejith R on October 15, 2021 at 7:46 am

    I need small phone with great battery life

  23. A. M. on October 15, 2021 at 7:47 am

    I am just absolutely sick of all these stupidly large phones. They make me vomit. 5" is more than sufficient.

  24. FlatEarth Photography on October 15, 2021 at 7:47 am

    omg, how is anything above 4 inches compact ehllo..

  25. Totto Land on October 15, 2021 at 7:48 am

    I’m suprised you included Sony Xperia 5 ii as an example of a "mini" phone.

    I mean its 6.1 inches. A Note 9 is 6.4 inches. The Xperia 5 is barely any smaller.

    I’m more interested in a 5-5.5 inches phone. Something not as extreme as 6.5+ inches and not as small as 3 inches.

  26. Sunil Nathani on October 15, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Compact phones are rare nowadays in 🇮🇳.
    5 inches Redmi 4 with 4000 mah 🔋 was 👍.

  27. Cosmic Constellations on October 15, 2021 at 7:52 am

    I’m using the OnePlus 5 for the past 4 years and I don’t want to upgrade it. One major reason is it’s compact. Companies just keep upgrading these phones and with that the screen size. I always prefer phones that are easy to handle.
    Thank you Tech spurt for this video ! Appreciate it!
    I just hope companies bring in below 6 inches phones that are affordable.

  28. J.E.N. on October 15, 2021 at 7:57 am

    You still need to review I mini 12 4.0 phone from Amazon for 40 dolors

  29. grodt88 on October 15, 2021 at 7:57 am

    title: "Best Compact Phones"
    and then he pull out 6,1 inch

  30. BADBOYZAS on October 15, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Hi. Love your vids! Which would you choose? Im confused. Google pixel 4a ir zenfone 8?

  31. Brand284848 on October 15, 2021 at 8:01 am

    This is the stupidest list ever.

  32. Sublime TV on October 15, 2021 at 8:02 am

    I would love to know where you got the wallpaper at 7:50. Awesome review btw.

  33. Ifka Noloshu waa Allah. on October 15, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Bigger phones are easier to break compare to mini phones. Therefore more money for the companies

  34. Pramod Pansare on October 15, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Don’t know why realme redmi oppo vivo Samsung sony lg not making mini smartphone

  35. Katakuri the calamity on October 15, 2021 at 8:03 am

    i noticed that he have a thing for megumin

  36. Kesateria Matahari on October 15, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Coming from Pixel 3 with only 5 hours of screen on time no matter what you do – be it just messaging friends on whatsapp or browsing social media, iphone SE 2020 fares far better than I ever imagined. The downside is that the gesture navigation can be a bit of pain especially if you’re used to not having a home button.

  37. Fox on October 15, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Nice anime backgrounds and metalcore music

  38. jakjak258 on October 15, 2021 at 8:05 am

    We need a Galaxy S10e remastered.. and no more exynos chips

  39. Isaac Fawcett on October 15, 2021 at 8:05 am

    I used to have the iPhone 6s and I miss that thin small feel in the hand

  40. R on October 15, 2021 at 8:06 am

    This is not MINI

  41. Mike H on October 15, 2021 at 8:07 am

    My mother’s first smartphone was Samsung Vibrant, its’ 4 inch screen was perfect for her hand and mine. Too bad there are no named brands, android smartphones from Samsung or LG any more, just phone that asking to drop and fix /replace

  42. Karan Kamboj on October 15, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Yes i badly need phone but it should be less than 6 inch

  43. Tech Spurt on October 15, 2021 at 8:10 am

    If something here tickles your fancy, you can see full unboxings/reviews right here on Tech Spurt. Here’s hoping I can update this video again soon with more (some??) budget options…

  44. dan hong on October 15, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Are you aware of SHARP Aquos R2 Compact existence? It’s a much smaller flagship phone

  45. RHEC_Grizzly on October 15, 2021 at 8:11 am

    As a person who moved from iPhone to Android in 2016 and has not liked the iPhone since then, the iPhone 12 Mini is a very nice small phone for 2021, if I ever switched back to iPhone I would have to go with the 12 Mini for sure. Great video!

  46. Nando on October 15, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Marry me!

  47. TCTUNEZ on October 15, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Pixels phone feel so cheap, wouldn’t bother with them

  48. Shan on October 15, 2021 at 8:13 am

    3:46 what’s that movie

  49. VYM's Playpen on October 15, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Still using Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro and fck all that 6"+ shovels 😂

  50. PearCoin124 on October 15, 2021 at 8:14 am

    i would love a phone the size of an iphone 4

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