Dear valued customers,

The last months and years have changed a lot - witihin china and the rest of the world. The pandemic has made shipping from china a risky undertaking. Not only have shipping costs risen to all time highs but it also is slower and more unreliable. More and more chinese brands want to sell their products by themselves and prohibit us to list them in our shop. The let the authorities confiscate parcels if their products are discovered. Regulations within china and also worldwide have changed so much we see no other choice as to stop doing business with consumers and only service resellers in the future.

Thanks for understanding and all the best!

The CECT Shop Staff

Compact Smartphones

Smartphones with a display size of 4.5” to 5.0” were long considered the most popular size and maximum limit of manageability. In 2019, smartphones with less than 5 inches have basically completely disappeared on the market. Due to the new 18:9 and 19:9 formats, it is worth taking a look at the dimensions of a mobile phones, as well as the front surface in cm². Smartphones with a diagonal screen size between 5.5 and 6.0 inches are now part of the mainstream and are preferred by most users. The compact mobile phone segment includes generally models in every performance and price category that are of high quality and meet requirements for every area of application. These include Huawei, Honor, Xiaomi, Meizu and Nubia models as well as Nokia, Blackview and Ulefone devices, which offer excellent value for money.

Especially due to new formats with 18:9, 19:9 or 20:9 aspect ratio models with up to 6.5 inches are still quite handy and fit comfortably in your trouser pocket. Thanks to full-screen design, the user has more space to work on and phone manufacturer have more space to built-in larger batteries inside of mobile phones. Also, in this category mostly Octa-Core processors from MediaTek, Snapdragon and Kirin are used in combination with 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and an internal storage capacity of at least 64GB to 256GB.

Especially due to the 19:9 or 20:9 aspect ratio and a high screen-to-body ratio, you will encounter shockingly high display sizes on paper, which shouldn't deter you. With the same dimensions, you either get a China mobile phone with a 5.5 inch display in 16:9 format, 6 inch in 18:9 format or 6.2 to 6.5 inch with an aspect ratio of 19:9 or higher. As with XXL phablets, these devices are perfectly suited for multimedia use. With regard to one-hand operation, a small width is always more important than the length of the device.

The best small Android China phones at a glance: