Top 5 most compact flagship smartphones in 2021

The idea to write a similar material was born after the publication of the review of ASUS Zenfone 8 and shooting a video on YouTube on a similar topic. There were suggestions in the comments to talk about all current smartphones with compact dimensions, but productive hardware.

Unfortunately, there were few such devices, but all of them are extremely “strong” gadgets, which are definitely worth paying attention to. Now it is especially important to get a small smartphone, because in summer you want to feel comfortable in light clothes and not think where you can put your faithful assistant.

P.S. I did not take into consideration devices that are not officially sold in Russia, are not relevant (for example, Galaxy S10e, iPhone Xr or iPhone 11).

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Perhaps, this is the only smallest and top smartphone in the world. Its dimensions are 131x64x7.4 mm, and it weighs only 133 grams. I have been using this device for a couple of days and I can say that this is some kind of fairy tale: light, compact, comfortable and beautiful. Buy a durable bumper for the iPhone 12 mini, glue the glass and get an even more protected gadget.

It is also worth noting here that the iPhone 12 mini has an IP68 rating, which means that you can not only use it in the rain, but also swim in the pool at a depth of up to 6 meters!

The advantages of the device include a large number of colors: white, red, green, blue, purple and universal black.

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Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

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What makes the 12 mini so compact? Naturally, due to the tiny 5.4-inch screen by modern standards. But even in this diagonal, Apple fit a matrix with a resolution of 2340x180 pixels. In addition, there is an OLED matrix with HDR support, DCI-P3 color gamut display and brightness up to 1200 cd / m2 at peak.

The memory in this device can be 64/128/256 GB, and the processor is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, the Apple Bionic A14. Any programs and games - no problem.

As for the cameras, there are two of them: main and wide-angle. They shoot at the level of any modern flagship devices. Video 4K up to 60 fps.

In terms of operating time, the device does not have enough stars from the sky, however, it will provide 4.5-5 hours of screen glow.

The price for this model starts from 70,000 rubles. In my opinion, the manufacturer asks a lot for the version with 64 GB of memory.

Apple iPhone 12

Yes, and this model can rightfully be considered compact. It has optimal dimensions of 146x71x7.4 mm, weight - 162 grams.

I bought the iPhone 12 at the start of sales and did not even twist it in my hands to estimate its size. It didn't turn out quite the way I imagined. Despite the thickness of 7.4 mm (less than almost all modern smartphones), the phone feels thick in the hand due to absolutely even side edges, like the Apple iPhone 5/SE. However, there the sizes were miniature, but here it’s a completely different matter.

In short, without a case or bumper, using the 12th version of the iPhone is not very convenient. In addition, the back panel has a poor quality oleophobic coating (similar to 12 mini). Yes, and on the front side the glass is covered with a weak layer.

The hardware is exactly the same as the younger version of the iPhone 12 mini. And this means that the smartphone is very fast and productive. As for memory, the device is sold in three versions - 64/128/256 GB. I do not recommend taking 64 GB. The iPhone memory fills up very quickly. I have 128 GB - and after a couple of months, half of this volume was left. And the difference in price is only 5,000 rubles. Better pay more!

I am satisfied with the cameras, the video recording in 4K 60 fps is especially impressive both on the main module and on the “wide”.

The operating time is slightly longer than that of 12 mini, and can reach 6 hours of screen glow. This is also not the best result, but we are talking about compact devices.

The price starts from 80,000 rubles. As I said, take the 128 GB iPhone 12 for 85,000 rubles, since 64 GB is only 5,000 rubles cheaper, but 256 GB costs already 95,000 rubles.

Sony Xperia 5 mark III

This model is just starting to be sold, but in all respects it is a flagship product in a compact package. Dimensions - 157 x 68 x 8.2 mm, weighs 168 grams. The trick here is that the Xperia 5 mark III is narrow but tall. It will be a little more difficult to reach with your thumb, but it is very pleasant to hold in your hand. It is worth emphasizing that the device is protected from dust and water according to the IP68 standard, like the previous two smartphones.

The Sony screen has been upgraded to its full potential: 6.1 inches, OLED, support for 120 Hz, HDR and other things.

For an Android device, there is not much RAM - 8 GB, internal memory 256 GB, and no more options. On the other hand, there is support for memory cards up to 1 TB, so live!

The top-end processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, however, it periodically throttles and heats up decently. But if you need to squeeze the maximum out of performance, then the 888 can do it.

There are several cameras here, but traditionally for Sony (for a moment, this is the company that creates sensors) they usually shoot. At your disposal is the main camera, "wide" and a zoom lens with a variable focal length of 70/105 mm (approximately 3x/5x).

The 4500 mAh battery makes us understand that the run time should be decent, even if you will select a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Total: a very beautiful, convenient and compact flagship device with interesting cameras, a cool display and stereo speakers. The cost of Sony Xperia 5 mark III is 85,000 rubles.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Where would we go without everyone's favorite smartphone manufacturer - Samsung!

She has three flagship devices on her account: S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra. We are not interested in the last two - they are large and very expensive.

The Galaxy S21 measures 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm and weighs 169 grams. This allows me to put the model in a line of compact devices. Approximately the same size as the Apple iPhone 12. In addition, the S21 is available in gray, pink, purple and white. And there is also a black version. Degree of protection - IP68.

The design of the device is quite unusual, the module with cameras stands out: it seems to float on the case and differ in color. For example, the module is gold and the body is purple. This generation of Galaxy seemed to me the most impressive.

The screen is slightly larger than previous devices - 6.2 inches, resolution is typical - FHD +, refresh rate up to 120 Hz. Alas, you cannot choose only 120 Hz: either an adaptive change from 48 Hz to 120 Hz, or only 60 Hz. The matrix itself is very high quality: here you have both HDR and brightness up to 1200 nits.

The memory in this model is familiar - 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory. But there is no memory card! This time, Samsung decided to refuse it. Most likely, we will see cards again in S22.

The processor of our own production is Exynos 2100. But if you really want it, then you can get a version with Snapdragon 888 "over the hill". It's hard to say which is better, both chips are the most productive. But people still want to see Qualcomm in their smartphone. But I, having tested a large number of devices on this chip, I can note that the Snapdragon 888 is very hot and throttling. And the time of working with him is not the best.

Top 5 most compact flagship smartphones in 2021

The idea to write a similar material was born after the publication of the review of ASUS Zenfone 8 and shooting a video on YouTube on a similar topic. There were suggestions in the comments to talk about all current smartphones with compact dimensions, but productive hardware.

Unfortunately, there were few such devices, but all of them are extremely “strong” gadgets, which are definitely worth paying attention to. Now it is especially important to get a small smartphone, because in summer you want to feel comfortable in light clothes and not think where you can put your faithful assistant.

P.S. I did not take into consideration devices that are not officially sold in Russia, are not relevant (for example, Galaxy S10e, iPhone Xr or iPhone 11).

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Perhaps, this is the only smallest and top smartphone in the world. Its dimensions are 131x64x7.4 mm, and it weighs only 133 grams. I have been using this device for a couple of days and I can say that this is some kind of fairy tale: light, compact, comfortable and beautiful. Buy a durable bumper for the iPhone 12 mini, glue the glass and get an even more protected gadget.

It is also worth noting here that the iPhone 12 mini has an IP68 rating, which means that you can not only use it in the rain, but also swim in the pool at a depth of up to 6 meters!

The advantages of the device include a large number of colors: white, red, green, blue, purple and universal black.

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Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

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What makes the 12 mini so compact? Naturally, due to the tiny 5.4-inch screen by modern standards. But even in this diagonal, Apple fit a matrix with a resolution of 2340x180 pixels. In addition, there is an OLED matrix with HDR support, DCI-P3 color gamut display and brightness up to 1200 cd / m2 at peak.

The memory in this device can be 64/128/256 GB, and the processor is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, the Apple Bionic A14. Any programs and games - no problem.

As for the cameras, there are two of them: main and wide-angle. They shoot at the level of any modern flagship devices. Video 4K up to 60 fps.

In terms of operating time, the device does not have enough stars from the sky, however, it will provide 4.5-5 hours of screen glow.

The price for this model starts from 70,000 rubles. In my opinion, the manufacturer asks a lot for the version with 64 GB of memory.

Apple iPhone 12

Yes, and this model can rightfully be considered compact. It has optimal dimensions of 146x71x7.4 mm, weight - 162 grams.

I bought the iPhone 12 at the start of sales and did not even twist it in my hands to estimate its size. It didn't turn out quite the way I imagined. Despite the thickness of 7.4 mm (less than almost all modern smartphones), the phone feels thick in the hand due to absolutely even side edges, like the Apple iPhone 5/SE. However, there the sizes were miniature, but here it’s a completely different matter.

In short, without a case or bumper, using the 12th version of the iPhone is not very convenient. In addition, the back panel has a poor quality oleophobic coating (similar to 12 mini). Yes, and on the front side the glass is covered with a weak layer.

The hardware is exactly the same as the younger version of the iPhone 12 mini. And this means that the smartphone is very fast and productive. As for memory, the device is sold in three versions - 64/128/256 GB. I do not recommend taking 64 GB. The iPhone memory fills up very quickly. I have 128 GB - and after a couple of months, half of this volume was left. And the difference in price is only 5,000 rubles. Better pay more!

I am satisfied with the cameras, the video recordings in 4K 60 fps are especially impressive both on the main module and on the "wide".

The operating time is slightly longer than that of 12 mini, and can reach 6 hours of screen glow. This is also not the best result, but we are talking about compact devices.

The price starts from 80,000 rubles. As I said, take the 128 GB iPhone 12 for 85,000 rubles, since 64 GB is only 5,000 rubles cheaper, but 256 GB costs already 95,000 rubles.

Sony Xperia 5 mark III

This model is just starting to be sold, but in all respects it is a flagship product in a compact package. Dimensions - 157 x 68 x 8.2 mm, weighs 168 grams. The trick here is that the Xperia 5 mark III is narrow but tall. It will be a little more difficult to reach with your thumb, but it is very pleasant to hold in your hand. It is worth emphasizing that the device is protected from dust and water according to the IP68 standard, like the previous two smartphones.

The Sony screen has been upgraded to its full potential: 6.1 inches, OLED, support for 120 Hz, HDR and other things.

For an Android device, there is not much RAM - 8 GB, internal memory 256 GB, and no other options. On the other hand, there is support for memory cards up to 1 TB, so live!

The top-end processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, however, it periodically throttles and heats up decently. But if you need to squeeze the maximum out of performance, then the 888 can do it.

There are several cameras here, but traditionally for Sony (for a moment, this is the company that creates sensors) they usually shoot. At your disposal is the main camera, "wide" and a zoom lens with a variable focal length of 70/105 mm (approximately 3x/5x).

The 4500 mAh battery makes us understand that the run time should be decent, even if you will select a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Total: a very beautiful, convenient and compact flagship device with interesting cameras, a cool display and stereo speakers. The cost of Sony Xperia 5 mark III is 85,000 rubles.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Where would we go without everyone's favorite smartphone manufacturer - Samsung!

She has three flagship devices on her account: S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra. We are not interested in the last two - they are large and very expensive.

The Galaxy S21 measures 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm and weighs 169 grams. This allows me to put the model in a line of compact devices. Approximately the same size as the Apple iPhone 12. In addition, the S21 is available in gray, pink, purple and white. And there is also a black version. Degree of protection - IP68.

The design of the device is quite unusual, the module with cameras stands out: it seems to float on the case and differ in color. For example, the module is gold and the body is purple. This generation of Galaxy seemed to me the most impressive.

The screen is slightly larger than previous devices - 6.2 inches, resolution is typical - FHD +, refresh rate up to 120 Hz. Alas, you cannot choose only 120 Hz: either an adaptive change from 48 Hz to 120 Hz, or only 60 Hz. The matrix itself is very high quality: here you have both HDR and brightness up to 1200 nits.

The memory in this model is familiar - 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory. But there is no memory card! This time, Samsung decided to refuse it. Most likely, we will see cards again in S22.

The processor of our own production is Exynos 2100. But if you really want it, then you can get a version with Snapdragon 888 "over the hill". It's hard to say which is better, both chips are the most productive. But people still want to see Qualcomm in their smartphone. But I, having tested a large number of devices on this chip, I can note that the Snapdragon 888 is very hot and throttling. And the time of working with him is not the best.

Top 5 most compact flagship smartphones in 2021

The idea to write a similar material was born after the publication of the review of ASUS Zenfone 8 and shooting a video on YouTube on a similar topic. There were suggestions in the comments to talk about all current smartphones with compact dimensions, but productive hardware.

Unfortunately, there were few such devices, but all of them are extremely “strong” gadgets, which are definitely worth paying attention to. Now it is especially important to get a small smartphone, because in summer you want to feel comfortable in light clothes and not think where you can put your faithful assistant.

P.S. I did not take into consideration devices that are not officially sold in Russia, are not relevant (for example, Galaxy S10e, iPhone Xr or iPhone 11).

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Perhaps, this is the only smallest and top smartphone in the world. Its dimensions are 131x64x7.4 mm, and it weighs only 133 grams. I have been using this device for a couple of days and I can say that this is some kind of fairy tale: light, compact, comfortable and beautiful. Buy a durable bumper for the iPhone 12 mini, glue the glass and get an even more protected gadget.

It is also worth noting here that the iPhone 12 mini has an IP68 rating, which means that you can not only use it in the rain, but also swim in the pool at a depth of up to 6 meters!

The advantages of the device include a large number of colors: white, red, green, blue, purple and universal black.

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Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

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What makes the 12 mini so compact? Naturally, due to the tiny 5.4-inch screen by modern standards. But even in this diagonal, Apple fit a matrix with a resolution of 2340x180 pixels. In addition, there is an OLED matrix with HDR support, DCI-P3 color gamut display and brightness up to 1200 cd / m2 at peak.

The memory in this device can be 64/128/256 GB, and the processor is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, the Apple Bionic A14. Any programs and games - no problem.

As for the cameras, there are two of them: main and wide-angle. They shoot at the level of any modern flagship devices. Video 4K up to 60 fps.

In terms of operating time, the device does not have enough stars from the sky, however, it will provide 4.5-5 hours of screen glow.

The price for this model starts from 70,000 rubles. In my opinion, the manufacturer asks a lot for the version with 64 GB of memory.

Apple iPhone 12

Yes, and this model can rightfully be considered compact. It has optimal dimensions of 146x71x7.4 mm, weight - 162 grams.

I bought the iPhone 12 at the start of sales and did not even twist it in my hands to estimate its size. It didn't turn out quite the way I imagined. Despite the thickness of 7.4 mm (less than almost all modern smartphones), the phone feels thick in the hand due to absolutely even side edges, like the Apple iPhone 5/SE. However, there the sizes were miniature, but here it’s a completely different matter.

In short, without a case or bumper, using the 12th version of the iPhone is not very convenient. In addition, the back panel has a poor quality oleophobic coating (similar to 12 mini). Yes, and on the front side the glass is covered with a weak layer.

The hardware is exactly the same as the younger version of the iPhone 12 mini. And this means that the smartphone is very fast and productive. As for memory, the device is sold in three versions - 64/128/256 GB. I do not recommend taking 64 GB. The iPhone memory fills up very quickly. I have 128 GB - and after a couple of months, half of this volume was left. And the difference in price is only 5,000 rubles. Better pay more!

I am satisfied with the cameras, the video recording in 4K 60 fps is especially impressive both on the main module and on the “wide”.

The operating time is slightly longer than that of 12 mini, and can reach 6 hours of screen glow. This is also not the best result, but we are talking about compact devices.

The price starts from 80,000 rubles. As I said, take the 128 GB iPhone 12 for 85,000 rubles, since 64 GB is only 5,000 rubles cheaper, but 256 GB costs already 95,000 rubles.

Sony Xperia 5 mark III

This model is just starting to be sold, but in all respects it is a flagship product in a compact package. Dimensions - 157 x 68 x 8.2 mm, weighs 168 grams. The trick here is that the Xperia 5 mark III is narrow but tall. It will be a little more difficult to reach with your thumb, but it is very pleasant to hold in your hand. It is worth emphasizing that the device is protected from dust and water according to the IP68 standard, like the previous two smartphones.

The Sony screen has been upgraded to its full potential: 6.1 inches, OLED, support for 120 Hz, HDR and other things.

For an Android device, there is not much RAM - 8 GB, internal memory 256 GB, and no more options. On the other hand, there is support for memory cards up to 1 TB, so live!

The top-end processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, however, it periodically throttles and heats up decently. But if you need to squeeze the maximum out of performance, then the 888 can do it.

There are several cameras here, but traditionally for Sony (for a moment, this is the company that creates sensors) they usually shoot. At your disposal is the main camera, "wide" and a zoom lens with a variable focal length of 70/105 mm (approximately 3x/5x).

The 4500 mAh battery makes us understand that the run time should be decent, even if you will select a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Total: a very beautiful, convenient and compact flagship device with interesting cameras, a cool display and stereo speakers. The cost of Sony Xperia 5 mark III is 85,000 rubles.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Where would we go without everyone's favorite smartphone manufacturer - Samsung!

She has three flagship devices on her account: S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra. We are not interested in the last two - they are large and very expensive.

The Galaxy S21 measures 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm and weighs 169 grams. This allows me to put the model in a line of compact devices. Approximately the same size as the Apple iPhone 12. In addition, the S21 is available in gray, pink, purple and white. And there is also a black version. Degree of protection - IP68.

The design of the device is quite unusual, the module with cameras stands out: it seems to float on the case and differ in color. For example, the module is gold and the body is purple. This generation of Galaxy seemed to me the most impressive.

The screen is slightly larger than previous devices - 6.2 inches, resolution is typical - FHD +, refresh rate up to 120 Hz. Alas, you cannot choose only 120 Hz: either an adaptive change from 48 Hz to 120 Hz, or only 60 Hz. The matrix itself is very high quality: here you have both HDR and brightness up to 1200 nits.

The memory in this model is familiar - 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory. But there is no memory card! This time, Samsung decided to refuse it. Most likely, we will see cards again in S22.

The processor of our own production is Exynos 2100. But if you really want it, then you can get a version with Snapdragon 888 "over the hill". It's hard to say which is better, both chips are the most productive. But people still want to see Qualcomm in their smartphone. But I, having tested a large number of devices on this chip, I can note that the Snapdragon 888 is very hot and throttling. And the time of working with him is not the best.

Top 5 most compact flagship smartphones in 2021

The idea to write a similar material was born after the publication of the review of ASUS Zenfone 8 and shooting a video on YouTube on a similar topic. There were suggestions in the comments to talk about all current smartphones with compact dimensions, but productive hardware.

Unfortunately, there were few such devices, but all of them are extremely “strong” gadgets, which are definitely worth paying attention to. Now it is especially important to get a small smartphone, because in summer you want to feel comfortable in light clothes and not think where you can put your faithful assistant.

P.S. I did not take into consideration devices that are not officially sold in Russia, are not relevant (for example, Galaxy S10e, iPhone Xr or iPhone 11).

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Perhaps, this is the only smallest and top smartphone in the world. Its dimensions are 131x64x7.4 mm, and it weighs only 133 grams. I have been using this device for a couple of days and I can say that this is some kind of fairy tale: light, compact, comfortable and beautiful. Buy a durable bumper for the iPhone 12 mini, glue the glass and get an even more protected gadget.

It is also worth noting here that the iPhone 12 mini has an IP68 rating, which means that you can not only use it in the rain, but also swim in the pool at a depth of up to 6 meters!

The advantages of the device include a large number of colors: white, red, green, blue, purple and universal black.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

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Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

What makes the 12 mini so compact? Naturally, due to the tiny 5.4-inch screen by modern standards. But even in this diagonal, Apple fit a matrix with a resolution of 2340x180 pixels. In addition, there is an OLED matrix with HDR support, DCI-P3 color gamut display and brightness up to 1200 cd / m2 at peak.

The memory in this device can be 64/128/256 GB, and the processor is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, the Apple Bionic A14. Any programs and games - no problem.

As for the cameras, there are two of them: main and wide-angle. They shoot at the level of any modern flagship devices. Video 4K up to 60 fps.

In terms of operating time, the device does not have enough stars from the sky, however, it will provide 4.5-5 hours of screen glow.

The price for this model starts from 70,000 rubles. In my opinion, the manufacturer asks a lot for the version with 64 GB of memory.

Apple iPhone 12

Yes, and this model can rightfully be considered compact. It has optimal dimensions of 146x71x7.4 mm, weight - 162 grams.

I bought the iPhone 12 at the start of sales and did not even twist it in my hands to estimate its size. It didn't turn out quite the way I imagined. Despite the thickness of 7.4 mm (less than almost all modern smartphones), the phone feels thick in the hand due to absolutely even side edges, like the Apple iPhone 5/SE. However, there the sizes were miniature, but here it’s a completely different matter.

In short, without a case or bumper, using the 12th version of the iPhone is not very convenient. In addition, the back panel has a poor quality oleophobic coating (similar to 12 mini). Yes, and on the front side the glass is covered with a weak layer.

The hardware is exactly the same as the younger version of the iPhone 12 mini. And this means that the smartphone is very fast and productive. As for memory, the device is sold in three versions - 64/128/256 GB. I do not recommend taking 64 GB. The iPhone memory fills up very quickly. I have 128 GB - and after a couple of months, half of this volume was left. And the difference in price is only 5,000 rubles. Better pay more!

I am satisfied with the cameras, the video recording in 4K 60 fps is especially impressive both on the main module and on the “wide”.

The operating time is slightly longer than that of 12 mini, and can reach 6 hours of screen glow. This is also not the best result, but we are talking about compact devices.

The price starts from 80,000 rubles. As I said, take the 128 GB iPhone 12 for 85,000 rubles, since 64 GB is only 5,000 rubles cheaper, but 256 GB costs already 95,000 rubles.

Sony Xperia 5 mark III

This model is just starting to be sold, but in all respects it is a flagship product in a compact package. Dimensions - 157 x 68 x 8.2 mm, weighs 168 grams. The trick here is that the Xperia 5 mark III is narrow but tall. It will be a little more difficult to reach with your thumb, but it is very pleasant to hold in your hand. It is worth emphasizing that the device is protected from dust and water according to the IP68 standard, like the previous two smartphones.

The Sony screen has been upgraded to its full potential: 6.1 inches, OLED, support for 120 Hz, HDR and other things.

For an Android device, there is not much RAM - 8 GB, internal memory 256 GB, and no more options. On the other hand, there is support for memory cards up to 1 TB, so live!

The top-end processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, however, it periodically throttles and heats up decently. But if you need to squeeze the maximum out of performance, then the 888 can do it.

There are several cameras here, but traditionally for Sony (for a moment, this is the company that creates sensors) they usually shoot. At your disposal is the main camera, "wide" and a zoom lens with a variable focal length of 70/105 mm (approximately 3x/5x).

The 4500 mAh battery makes us feel that battery life should be decent even if you opt for a 120Hz screen refresh rate.

The 4500 mAh battery makes us understand that the battery life should be decent, even if you You will select a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Total: a very beautiful, convenient and compact flagship device with interesting cameras, a cool display and stereo speakers. The cost of Sony Xperia 5 mark III is 85,000 rubles.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Where would we go without everyone's favorite smartphone manufacturer - Samsung!

She has three flagship devices on her account: S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra. The last two are not interesting to us - large and very expensive.

The Galaxy S21 measures 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm and weighs 169 grams. This allows me to put the model in a line of compact devices. Approximately the same size as the Apple iPhone 12. In addition, the S21 is available in gray, pink, purple and white. And there is also a black version. Degree of protection - IP68.

The design of the device is quite unusual, the module with cameras stands out: it seems to float on the case and differ in color. For example, the module is gold and the body is purple. This generation of Galaxy seemed to me the most impressive.

The screen is slightly larger than previous devices - 6.2 inches, resolution is typical - FHD +, refresh rate up to 120 Hz. Alas, you cannot choose only 120 Hz: either an adaptive change from 48 Hz to 120 Hz, or only 60 Hz. The matrix itself is very high quality: here you have both HDR and brightness up to 1200 nits.

The memory in this model is familiar - 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory. But there is no memory card! This time, Samsung decided to refuse it. Most likely, we will see cards again in S22.

The processor of our own production is Exynos 2100. But if you really want it, then you can get a version with Snapdragon 888 "over the hill". It's hard to say which is better, both chips are the most productive. But people still want to see Qualcomm in their smartphone. But I, having tested a large number of devices on this chip, I can note that the Snapdragon 888 is very hot and throttling. And the time of working with him is not the best.