An android phone the size of a iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by Me76, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    So I am starting to socialise my OH of getting off the iPhone train.

    We were both iPhone, but never had new ones, only refurbs or secondhand, at least 3 models behind the newest. I switched to android last year and apart from a few tiny niggles haven't had an issue. And the difference between having a brand new phone from a secondhand one has outweighed any of that.

    Oh is currently on a iPhone 5s that it's on its 4th battery replacement and so I'm trying to get him used to the idea of me buying him a new android for Christmas. He's kind of on board, but the fact that they all seem to be that much bigger than the 5s is putting him off slightly.

    I actually think he would get used to a bigger phone, as I did. But what are the phones that I could look at that are nearest the 5s size. Around £200?
     
  2. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Phones have grown and you're fighting against the tide. As you say, I think he would get used to it.

    Samsung A40 is relatively small, but not iPhone 5 small.
     
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  3. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
     
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  4. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Or a Pixel 3a for a better phone that's a wee bit bigger.
     
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  5. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Neither of those are £200ish though. Maybe used.
     
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  6. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    That's a good point that I'd missed. Maybe the XZ1 is cheaper if you can find one...
     
  7. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Sony are usually a decent bet for smaller, 'compact' Android phones to be fair. I've never much liked their customised version of Android though. I haven't seen a new one for a couple of years, however, so who knows.
     
  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I just got a Moto g7 power for £160. It is a little on the large side but the screen is great. I am liking it so far.
     
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  9. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    I'm on an Honor 9 which I really like. Its a year old and hasn't degraded at all, either in performance or battery life. I'm tempted to just get the same as then when he has problems (he isn't the most techy guy in the world) at least I will know what to do.

    It is bigger, but isn't huge.
     
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