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If you're after a neat, slimline phone which you can easily operate with one hand or slip into a pocket, you're in the right place. Here's a guide to the best small phones of 2022 with hardworking processors, fabulous features and cystal-clear screens for gaming, browsing and working.

Best small iPhone models

iPhone 13 mini

Screen size: 5.4 inches
Weight: 140g

iPhone 13 mini comes with a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display1​, Apple's most advanced dual‑camera system ever and 5G speed◊ powered by an A15 Bionic chip. Coated in a tough Ceramic Shield, its durable flat-edge design is part of a stylish exterior which packs a punch inside. The 12-megapixel Ultra Wide camera reveals more detail in the dark areas of your photos and the 12-megapixel Wide camera captures 47% more light for better photos and videos - plus, new sensor-shift optical image stabilisation keeps shots steady. Film in 4K and let Cinematic mode automatically create beautiful depth effects and focus transitions, and you can even adjust the depth effect after you shoot. Plus, the lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip powers Photographic Styles, Live Text and more. Its Secure Enclave locks down personal info like your Face ID data and contacts. And it’s more efficient, helping to deliver longer battery life - get up to 1.5 hours more battery life on iPhone 13 mini2.

Apple iPhone 13 mini

iPhone 12 mini

Screen size: 5.4 inches
Weight: 133g

With a hardworking A14 Bionic chip, 5G speed◊, an advanced dual-camera system, a tough Ceramic Shield front and an OLED display, iPhone 12 mini is a serious contender. It's smaller and lighter than iPhone SE, yet its 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display is 15% larger. The flat‑edge design makes iPhone 12 mini even more durable and takes the display right to the very edge, and the rear advanced 12-megapixel dual-camera system with Wide and Ultra Wide cameras enables computational photography for a breathtaking level of detail and colour. Use Night mode, Portrait mode and Portrait lighting to make your subjects pop and record 4K HDR video with Dolby Vision - you can even edit your footage on your phone in Photos, iMovie or Clips. 5G connectivity means faster downloads, higher‑quality video streaming and reduced lag, plus up to 15 hours of video playback1.Smart Data Mode even switches from 5G to LTE when you don’t need 5G speeds, saving your battery life.

Apple iPhone 12 mini

iPhone SE (3rd Gen)

Screen size: 4.7 inches
Weight: 144g

iPhone SE is back and better than ever, now in its 3rd Generation. Lighter than the previous model and with up to 1.2x faster graphics performance, iPhone SE holds serious power for a seriously good price. Now boasting 5G1, you can enjoy high-definition FaceTime and less lag with livestreaming and multiplayer gaming on an immersive 4.7-inch Retina HD display2, bursting with sharp, bright colour. iPhone SE also features a new lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip, enhancing nearly everything you do on your phone. Smart HDR 4 automatically refines the contrast, lighting, and skin tones for up to four people so everyone looks their best, and Deep Fusion captures the subtlest details, textures and patterns in mid to low lighting. That's not all iPhone SE has to offer - a highly efficient chip, enhanced battery and iOS 15 work together to bring you big-time battery life, giving you up to 15 hours of video playback3. When you do need to power up, just place iPhone SE on a wireless charger or connect a 20W or higher adapter to fast charge from zero to up to 50% in 30 minutes flat4. Finally, iPhone SE still features the Home button you know and love, with Touch ID.

Apple iPhone SE (3rd Gen)

Best small Android phones

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

Phone size: 4.2 inches when folded
Weight: 183g

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is the modern revival of the iconic flip-phone with an impressive array of features packed within its compact design. When it's opened up, the high-definition 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with a120Hz refresh rate is ideal for gaming, browsing and streaming. When it's folded, the device is a neat 4.2 inches - and you can still tap and swipe to control your phone, take selfies, read notifications, answer calls and use Bixby. The powerful Snapdragon 888 processor paired with 5G connectivity◊ means fast, fluid browsing and video calls with minimal lagging, and you can even use Multi Window to open two apps at once on the same screen - play games while messaging friends or scrolling through Twitter. Fold your phone to stand upright and Use Flex mode on the 10-megapixel Front Camera to capture hands-free shots with a simple wave of your palm. Or use the Cover Display to take crisp selfies with the rear 12-megapixel Ultra Wide and Wide-angle cameras. The Z Flip3 is built for busy days - power up the 3300mAh battery in a flash with 15W Fast Wired Charging and 10W Wireless Charging, and use Wireless Power Share to share your battery power with a friend.

Fitting the Galaxy Z Flip3 into your pocket

Enlarging your phone's font and display size

There are plenty of ways to maximise your phone enjoyment, even if you've got a minimal screen.
If you need to enlarge the font size, the keypad or any icons, you can do this on Apple, Samsung and Google devices.

How to enlarge your font size on iPhone
How to enlarge the keypad on iPhone
How to enlarge your phone display with Display Zoom

How to enlarge the font size on Samsung phones
How to enlarge the keypad on Samsung phones
How to enlarge your phone display on a Samsung phone

• How to enlarge the font and display size on a Google Pixel phone

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2Display size is measured diagonally.

3Battery life varies by use and configuration. See for more information.

4Testing conducted by Apple in January 2022 using preproduction iPhone SE (3rd generation) and software and accessory Apple USB‑C Power Adapter (20W Model A2305). Fast‑charge testing conducted with drained iPhone units. Charge time varies with settings and environmental factors; actual results will vary.

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1The display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 5.42 inches. Actual viewable area is less.

2Compared with previous-generation iPhone models. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by an Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See and for more information.

1All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by an Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See and for more information.

iPhone SE, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini:

Apple Pencil isn't compatible with any iPhone devices, as it was created to work with iPads. However, there are plenty of third-party capacitive styluses available which work on iPhone models.

A capacitive stylus conducts the electrical charge from your finger to the screen just like your finger does.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3:

You cannot use the S Pen (Fold Edition), the S Pen Pro, nor any older S Pen on the Galaxy Z Flip3. However, you can buy a third-party capacitive stylus for the Z Flip3.

If you're watching a blockbuster and only the big screen will do, there are ways to cast what's showing on your phone's screen to your TV screen for a truly cinematic experience.

iPhone users can use AirPlay to stream or share content from an Apple device to your Apple TV, AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV or Mac.

All recent Samsung smartphones and tablets have an inbuilt feature that allows you to display your Samsung phone screen on TV's with a Wi-Fi connection.