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Small mobile phone options

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19 Sep
1:07pm, 19 Sep 2021
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Have you looked at Sony Xperia phones? I've used then for a few years now as they generally have a smaller version with a roughly 5" screen and not as wide, so they'll cradle in the hand easily. I find then far easier to use than the wife's Samsungs, which may be all singing and dancing, I just find them too big to use comfortably
19 Sep
1:15pm, 19 Sep 2021
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I own samsung but iphone 12 mini is probably the best buy in my opinion. While it is more expensive than a mid-range android phone, it will likely be supported for. 5 - 7+ years with updates (androids are typically 3 years). You can get a battery replaced for about £70 should you need to in 3-4 years, so cost per year works out a lot lower.

It has IP water resistance, which I think is important for runners as we are likely to be out in the rain or sweating onto our phones.
19 Sep
1:17pm, 19 Sep 2021
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I had the same problem at the end of last year, was a nightmare but the Samsung A41 was the smallest I could find for the best price.
19 Sep
1:27pm, 19 Sep 2021
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I have a galaxy a10 (think I bought online a few years ago, and is still available) and is approx 160 x 80 x 10 mm (this is in a case)
19 Sep
3:26pm, 19 Sep 2021
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The advantage of the "World's smallest Mobile phone" I linked to on the previous page is that you can pretend to be Derek Zoolander when using it.
20 Sep
2:25pm, 20 Sep 2021
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This is mine, a Oneplus Nord 5G, which I'm delighted with:


Height: 158.3 mm
Width: 73.3 mm
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 184g

Possibly somewhat longer than you'd be looking for, though? I'm happy to use it one-handed, and I wouldn't say I've got particularly big hands.
20 Sep
2:37pm, 20 Sep 2021
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I've got a Motorola G7 Play which is also about that size, maybe a mm or two smaller. Certainly smaller than a 'full size' mobile phone.

Bought mainly because I've got small hands, and also because it's a good size for a cycling jersey pocket.
20 Sep
4:14pm, 20 Sep 2021
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Not so keen on getting hooked into the Apple universe as well as Google etc, but perhaps it's the only way.

The A10 is still a bit big for me (at least one handed).

The oneplus Nord 5G is a bit long, but I noticed that with the Sony Xperia too, I think anything with 5G is trying to offer widescreen, so is longer than I was looking for, although again perhaps a compromise I might have to make. At least they're narrow enough.

The Motorola G7 is about the right size, but I'd perhaps want a slightly newer version for "future proofing" purposes.
23 Sep
4:38pm, 23 Sep 2021
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This is apparently a list of all phones which are smaller than 145x74x9 released since 2019


Might throw up some alternatives.

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