Modern smartphone market is filled with products with 5-inch screens and above. It has become a standard for the manufacturer of smartphones. But there are people who prefer small smartphones. Today we decided to choose the best smartphone with 4-inch screens in 2016.
Manufacturers do not forget about the fans of small smartphones, and continue to release devices with a 4-inch displays. However, most of these devices have the functionality of an entry-level smartphone.
Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual Sim
After the failure of Nokia brand in late 2014, Microsoft released a lineup of low-cost Lumia. One of them was Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual Sim, released in January 2015.
The smartphone is equipped with 4-inch screen and resolution of 800×480 pixels. The performance of smartphone is supported Snapdragon 200 processor. Also it has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. Smartphone is running Windows Phone 8.1. You can upgrade phone to Windows Phone 10, but its stability is still far from ideal.
In general, Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual is a typical budget smartphone of 2015 and still-to-date in 2016.
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini SM-J105
Previously, Korean manufacturer made smaller versions of flagships, but Galaxy S5 Mini had a display of 4.5-inches, while Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 does not have “little brother” at all.
In 2016 Samsung has decided to release a new smartphone with 4-inches display called Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini SM-J105. This affordable smartphone was released in February, and its price is about $ 80.
Unfortunately, the smartphone is the entry level. As a result, Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini SM-J105 has 4-inch screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels. The processor is modest Spreadtrum SC8830, with four cores at 1.2 GHz, and graphics – Mali 400MP. Smartphone has 768 MB of RAM and 8 GB of built-in memory.
Even despite the fact that smartphone assembled from Chinese components, it works quite well.
In September 2015 Lenovo introduced ultra-budget Lenovo A1000 smartphone, priced about $ 70-80.
It is not much different from competitors, but it has some advantages. The body is rectangular, slightly rounded, and plastic. The specifications are cheap and no frills, but enough for comfortable work.
The 4-inch screen has a resolution of 800×480, it is designed for TFT TN technology. Processor is quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731, with a frequency of 1.3 GHz. RAM – 1 GB; built-in memory – 8 GB.
The main feature of Lenovo A1000 is a battery with capacity 2000 mAh. Considering a 4-inch diagonal screen smartphone can work for 2 days work.
Apple iPhone SE
In March 2016 Apple introduced the “reincarnation” of successful iPhone 5s called iPhone SE.
Smartphone has got old design, but internal components do not inferior to the flagship iPhone 6s. The price iPhone SE starts from $ 399.
The screen has the same 4 inches with a resolution of 1136×640. However, smartphone is equipped with new Apple A9, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of 64 GB built-in memory.
In general, Apple iPhone SE is an excellent smartphone for those people who prefer a 4-inch smartphone.
Leagoo Elite 8
Leagoo Elite 8 is a budget Chinese smartphone with 4 inches screen, which was released in late 2015. Of course, the specifications are very modest, but for the money is quite acceptable.
The display has a resolution of 800×480 pixels and IPS matrix. As the processor uses 64-bit quad-core MT6735. The only pity is 0.5 GB of RAM, which in 2016 is not enough. Also it has very small built-in storage -4 GB.
Thus, we can say: there are still a lot of 4-inch smartphones on market, but only Apple offers a compact flagship.
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