Sub-$250 "small" mobile device


Diamond Member
Jun 25, 2004
It's time for my wife to get a new phone. She currently has a (broken) Moto G6, and with a rugged case, it barely fits inside her wallet. She also cannot reach across the phone when using it with one hand. She has expressed strong interest in a smaller device as a replacement. Unfortunately, in our target budget range, most phones seem around the same size. Second priority is getting the best camera available in our budget range.

I have a Pixel 3 and find she frequently uses my phone when I leave it lying around, simply because it's a more usable size. It comes in at ~146mm x 68mm.

Size aside, the Moto G Power and G Fast (on sale for $180 and $150 respectively) look like very strong contenders. These are ~160mmx76mm.

A quick glance through the offerings from Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and a few others, suggests that their budget offerings almost exclusively have screens between 6.2" and 6.5". I'm struggling to find anything smaller with a modern SoC and decent camera in a sub-5.7" or <68mm width form factor.

And recommendations? Ideally the device would be <$200 for this weekend's sales.


Platinum Member
Apr 26, 2007
I'm guessing the iphone se 2020 is out of the question? It checks those boxes. Would also be helpful to know what carrier you use.
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