Fitting all the features of a top-of-the-range phone into a smaller body is a real engineering challenge, meaning the market is littered with smaller variants suffering from too many compromises.
These sacrifices keep the body size and price down, but also cause some mini handsets to become pale imitations of the bigger versions.
However, there's a select number of compacts that don't make such severe trade-offs in the name of size and price. Some of them even give their larger versions a run for their money - perfect for those that think today's handsets are just getting too pocket-stretchy.
We've tested every compact variant on the market to come up with the definitive list of the best mini smartphones you can buy, with every phone on this list offering features comparable to the larger model in a compact size, and standing tall as an excellent smartphone in its own right - see if your next shrunken handset is among the list.