To today you possibly can nonetheless hear individuals on Internet boards complain that there aren’t any small high-end phones. Is that true, although? But extra importantly what constitutes “small” nowadays?
One would possibly say that the Apple iPhone 12 mini is the one true mini flagship round. You may be tempted to incorporate the Sony Xperia 5 II on this listing, however it’s debatable whether or not it belongs – even Sony doesn’t name it a Compact (a real Compact could also be on the best way, although).
Check out the desk beneath with some potential candidates for the mini flagship class. We included flagship-level fashions in addition to some mid-rangers (a small entry-level cellphone is way simpler to seek out).
|iPhone 12 mini||131.5 mm||64.2 mm|
|iPhone SE (2020)||138.4 mm||67.3 mm|
|Xperia 5 II||158 mm||68 mm|
|Xperia 10 II||157 mm||69 mm|
|Pixel 4a||144 mm||69.4 mm|
|Pixel 5||144.7 mm||70.4 mm|
|Galaxy S21||151.7 mm||71.2 mm|
|iPhone 12||146.7 mm||71.5 mm|
We’ve sorted the desk by width as we think about it the extra vital metric. Not that peak doesn’t matter – the Xperia 5 II is the tallest cellphone on the listing and that’s one thing you possibly can positively really feel in your pocket.
This can also be instance that width and peak are separate dimension. Back within the days when 16:9 screens had been the norm, the 2 dimensions had been intently associated. But now we have now every kind of side ratios so we break up this query into two separate polls.
Let’s begin with the width. We went in 2 mm steps to create a number of classes: the 64-62 mm class has just one cellphone (the iPhone 12 mini), then 66-68 mm and 68-70 mm each have two phones, lastly three phones go into the 70-72 mm class.
We suppose that’s a reasonably truthful division, so 2 mm should be sufficient accuracy to determine the right width.
Then we did one thing related for the peak, although this time we went in steps of 5mm. This divides the phones into a number of classes with only one or two phones in every. A smaller step would result in too many choices within the ballot, which could dilute the outcomes.
By the best way, we’re not together with the display dimension right here since one of the best display is at all times the largest one that may match. Look on the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone SE (2020) – the 12 mini has the smaller footprint and but its display has extra floor space. The 12 mini is clearly a greater mini flagship than the SE.