Smartphones are getting bigger than ever as makers introduce new products daily to the market, with models of all levels commonly sporting screen sizes over 5 inches. While larger phones have their advantages, they also have many disadvantages. Common disadvantages include storage difficulties, ease of one-hand usage and increase in weight. With that, there are customers who long to purchase smaller devices. We’ve narrowed down some of the best Android smartphones available locally with screen sizes under 5 inches for your pick.

1. Z18 Mini Smartphone 2.5 Inch Screen (Wp-Z18)
Best small, rugged smartphone
Buy from RM486.41
Buy from Lazada MY

This rugged, water-resistant smartphone sports a Cortex A7 1.2GHZ processor with 256MB of RAM and 256MB of ROM, running on Android 4.0 Kit Kat. It is one of the tiniest Android smartphones available with a dimensional touch screen of only 2.5 inches. Despite its size, this is a fully functional android phone with FM radio built in, well suited for those with small fingers.

2. Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace VE 8GB (Blue)
Best smallest 4G smartphone
Buy from RM369.00
Buy from Lazada MY

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is one of the most widely used basic smartphones on the market, boasting excellent hardware specifications with an attractive and competitive price. Although primarily a budget smartphone, the J1 Ace supports dual SIM cards, with 4G network access and a crystal clear 4.3 inches AMOLED display, perfect for long hours of internet surfing.

3. 4.5 Inch Geotel A1 Android 7.0 Rugged Phone (WP-A1)
Best for running
Buy from RM499.00
Buy from Lazada MY

This small, rugged smartphone was designed for the outdoors thanks to its shock, dust and water resistance. The phone features the latest Android 7.0 operating system and matching hardware including an MTK6580 1.3GHz Quad Core processor, 4.5-inch touchscreen and 8 GB of built-in memory to ensure a smooth user experience.

There’s an 8MP camera on its back, and a 2MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls. Due to its rugged nature and small size, this phone is great for bringing with you for a run even in the rain.

4. Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime (Gold)
Best budget smartphone for music
Buy from RM299.00
Buy from Lazada MY

The Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is a great little phone from Samsung and the predecessor to the J1 Ace. The phone is built with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4-inch screen size, made with 8gb internal memory, dual SIM capacity and 1GB of ROM. The phone performs well in most aspects, mainly as a good music player capable of storing thousands of songs if paired with an SD card capacity support of up to 128GB.

5. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 16GB Black (2+16)
Best small smartphone with a great camera
Buy from RM300.00
Buy from Lazada MY

If you want a small Android smartphone with a great camera, consider the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact as the best choice. The 4.3-inch smartphone boasts a fantastic rear camera of 20.7 megapixels, making it capable of taking professional quality pictures and videos. The phone runs on Android 5.1, supports 4G networks and boasts a high-quality 4.3-inch IPS LCD touchscreen.

6. Zello PTT (Dual Sim, GPS, SOS) WP-7S 
Best high-end walkie-talkie phone
Buy from RM998.00

Fancy a Walkie-Talkie to save on data?  Try out the Walkie Talkie Zello PTT WP-7S. At a mere 5.6 cm in length excluding its antenna (12.4 cm with antenna), 2.6 cm in width with a 2.4-inch touchscreen, it’s one of the smaller phones on our list. Its small size packs significant features such as the Zello PTT support, Dual Sim, extended lasting battery, a 5.0 MP rear Camera and Cortex A7 1.2GHz dual-core processor. There is also a built-in keypad for direct access to dial-up for user convenience.

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