3. Asus Zenfon 9
Asus has continued to release smaller phones while the trend has been towards larger sizes, and we are eternally grateful for that. In 2022, the Zenfone 9 will not only be the best Zenfone, but also one of our favorite small phones and the best small Android flagship you can get.
Powered by the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset that delivers outstanding power efficiency with a necessarily small battery, this phone has a very good battery life that lasts for a day of use. The phone gets hot sometimes. but it’s not the only one on the market.
A bright 5.9-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and on the other hand a unique grippy plastic finish – without the glass, you can rock the phone without a case, but it’s in the box if you want to.
You might prefer a different phone if you need more than two years of Android updates, which Asus promises, but if that doesn’t bother you, then this is one of the best phones – not just considering the small ones – you can buy.