5 Best compact smartphones in India (Updated!)

Your favorite compact smartphone all at one place.

FYI: Updated this list with the latest Google Pixel 6a and added Asus Zenfone 9 which might launch in India very soon for your reference.


These days, compact smartphones are exceedingly rare. Companies began abandoning compact smartphones in favor of larger screen sizes, leaving those who prefer compact smartphones in their hands. Thankfully, there are still a limited number of excellent compact smartphones on the market right now.

In this Guide, we are going to list the best compact-sized smartphones in India. Feel free to use the Table of contents to go to the desired smartphone you like.

Best compact smartphones in India

Google Pixel 6a 

Google announced its new Google Pixel 6a in India. Yes, it’s expensive in India. But What makes it unique is the Google experience. If you want to experience the Google experience, the Google Pixel 6a is only the choice you should consider. There is also a google pixel 4a if you are looking for a low-end version which was priced under 35000 rupees.

  • Dimensions: 152.2x 71.8x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 178g
  • Display: 6.1-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: Google Tensor processor (2x 2.80GHz Cortex-X1 + 2 x 2.25GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 1.80GHz Cortex-A55) with 848MHz Mali-G78 MP20 GPU, Titan M2 security chip
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • OS: Android 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, IMX363 sensor, LED flash, OIS, 12MP 107° Ultra-wide camera with IMX386 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
  • Front camera: 8MP front camera with 84° ultra-wide lens, IMX355 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, 2 microphones
  • Network Support: 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC
  • Battery: 4410mAh battery with 18W wired fast charging
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Apple iPhone 13 mini

Apple has also started introducing the mini version of the iPhone starting from iPhone 12. However, the iPhone 13 might be the last mini version apple makes according to recent reports.

If you are looking for a small and compact phone with powerful specifications, the Apple iPhone 13 mini is the best option for you. Apple also improved battery life a lot better compared to the iPhone 12 mini.

  • Dimensions: 131.5×64.2×7.65mm
  • Weight: 140grams
  • Display: 5.4-inch (2340×1080 pixels) OLED 476ppi Super Retina XDR display, 800 nits brightness, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Processor: Six-Core A15 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 4‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB storage options
  • OS: iOS 15
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.6) camera, 7P lens, Sensor-shift optical image stabilization for video, True Tone flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens
  • Front camera: 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Network Support: 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 17 hours (iPhone 13 mini) / 19 hours (iPhone 13) of video playback
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Apple iPhone 12

If you are looking for the best iPhone on a budget Apple iPhone 12 is the best choice for you. During sales apple sells this for now as 46,000/-. So many people in India brought this iPhone during sales with huge discounts.

  • Dimensions: 146.7×71.5×7.4mm
  • Weight: 162grams
  • Display: 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, Dolby Vision, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Processor: A14 Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, quad-core graphics
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB,256GB storage options
  • OS: iOS 14
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.6) camera, 7P lens, optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens
  • Front camera: 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Network Support: 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 15 hours (iPhone 12 mini) / 17 hours (iPhone 12) of video playback
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Apple iPhone 13

If you are looking for the overall best iPhone without breaking your wallet, Apple iPhone 13 is the best choice for you. Compared to iPhone 12, iPhone 13 gets an OLED battery and improved battery and camera updates making it the best overall choice. The specifications of this smartphone are listed below.

  • Dimensions: 146.7×71.5×7.65mm
  • Weight: 173grams
  • Display: 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display,  800 nits brightness, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Processor: A15 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 4‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB storage options
  • OS: iOS 15
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.6) camera, 7P lens, Sensor-shift optical image stabilization for video, True Tone flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens
  • Front camera: 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Network Support: 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 17 hours (iPhone 13 mini) / 19 hours (iPhone 13) of video playback
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Rs. 71,999
Rs. 79,900
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro

If you can spend money, the Apple iPhone 13 pro is the best choice for you. Compared to the regular iPhone 13, The pro model gets a pro-motion display in other terms High refresh rate display, extra improved cameras, and a few Updates overall standard iPhone 13. The screen size is the same. If you want a bigger screen, check out the iPhone 13 pro-Max below.

  • Display: 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, 1000 nits brightness, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Processor: Six-Core A15 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 5‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Storage: 128GB,256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options
  • OS: iOS 15
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.5) camera, 7P lens, Sensor‑shift optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/1.8) camera, 5P lens, 12MP telephoto camera with f/2.8 aperture with 3x optical zoom for a total 6x optical zoom range, Night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR Scanner
  • Front camera: 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • iPhone 13 Pro dimensions: 146.7 ×71.5×7.65mm; Weight: 203grams
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • Network Support: 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 22 hours (iPhone 13 Pro) / 28 hours (iPhone 13 Pro Max) of video playback
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ASUS ZenFone 9 

Asus announced its new Asus Zenfone globally, No details about the India launch as of now. Asus might soon launch it in India as per the latest reports. We will share more details about this smartphone once it is available in India. As of now you can cannot buy this smartphone.

  • Dimensions: 146.58×68.17×9.45
  • Weight: 169g
  • Display: 5.9-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED HDR 10+ 20:9 aspect ratio display with 120Hz refresh rate, up to 800 nits peak brightness, 115% sRGB, 112% DCI-P3 color gamut, Delta E<1, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno next-gen GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB UFS 3.1 storage, 8GB / 16GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • OS: Android 12 with ASUS ZenUI 9
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 50MP camera with Sony IMX766 sensor, f/1.9 aperture, six-axis gimbal stabilization, 2×2 OCL PDAF, 12MP ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX663 sensor with the macro option, Dual PDAF, 8k video recording
  • Front camera: 12MP autofocus front camera with Sony IMX663 sensor
  • Sound: 3.5mm audio jack, Qualcomm Aqstic WCD9380, Stereo speakers
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Network Support: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5), NavIC(L5), USB Type-C, NFC
  • Battery: 4300mAh (typical) with 30W fast charging, QC 4.0, PD

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