Ranking – top 5-inch smartphones

1. place: Xiaomi Mi6

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4 x 1,9GHz + 4 x 2,45GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3350 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - 1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Perfect build quality
  • Extremely fast Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Amazing 64GB or 128GB memory
  • Perfect display
  • Good dual-camera with useful features
  • No audio jack

2. place: Honor 10

Technical details

  • CPU: - 4 x 2,4 GHz & 4 x 1,8 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3400 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 24 MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Compact smartphone
  • USB C+ headphone jack
  • Full screen + front fingerprint scanner
  • Nice performance thanks to Kirin 970
  • Good camera, great features
  • Fingerprint scanner not really improved
  • Fingerprints
  • Notch? EMUI?
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3. place: Nubia Z17 Mini

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 652Snapdragon 653 - 4 x 1,8GHz + 4 x 1,2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 2950 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - (800)/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Attractive design
  • Great performance
  • Nice full-HD design
  • Good camera
  • Excellent build quality
  • Mediocre battery life

4. place: Xiaomi Redmi 4X

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 435 - 8 x 1,4GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM, 3 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4100 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Fine and perfect build quality
  • Awesome display
  • Great performance
  • Awesome battery life
  • Strong reception (network, GPS, Wi-Fi)
  • Good cameras
  • Few reforms compared to the Redmi 3S

5. place: Gome K1

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek Helio P20 - 8 / 2.34 1.64
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 3500 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes -
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • excellent built quality
  • Metal body
  • good performance
  • dual Sim + microSD
  • excellent value for money
  • included case
  • Headphones only via adapter
  • Only Android 6

6. place: Elephone P8 Mini

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6750 - 4 x 1,5GHz + 4 x 1,0 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 2680 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Stylish design
  • Sharp display
  • Large memory
  • Good reception (GPS, Wi-Fi, network)
  • Good cameras
  • Stock Android with optional ELE OS
  • Partly imprecise touch screen
  • Dual-camera function useless
  • No notification LED

7. place: Xiaomi Redmi 5a

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 425 - 4 x 1,5GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome reception (GPS, WiFi, networks)
  • Excellent build quality
  • Great display
  • Fast MIUI 9 system
  • Outstanding batter life
  • Strong main camera in good light conditions!
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Dual-SIM or Micro-SD
  • For now only 2/16GB..

8. place: Cubot Magic

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6737 - 4 x 1,3 GHz.
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 2600 mAh - removable
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • LTE: Yes - FDD LTE 800 MHz, LTE 1800 MHz, LTE 2100 MHz, LTE 2600 MHz
  • Dual-SIM: micro
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Expansion: Yes

Pros / Cons

  • Good system performance
  • Big RAM
  • Nice design
  • Dual-SIM + Micro-SD slot
  • Rear not resistant to scratches
  • No compass

9. place: Cubot Rainbow 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6580 - 4*1,3 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Display: - -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 2350 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2
  • LTE: No
  • Dual-SIM: micro
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Expansion: Yes

Pros / Cons

  • Dual-SIM & micro-SD
  • Android 7
  • Sharp display
  • Good price
  • Nice design
  • No LTE support
  • Poor GPS

In this ranking you find the best smartphones with a 5-inch display.

These 5-inch phones from China have a good quality and offer a performance that meets all requirements. Chinahandys.net compared the best 5-inch smartphones since this display size is very popular. 5-inch displays provide user friendliness as well as a good size for enjoying multimedia contents. One-handed operation is also possible and the devices fit in every trouser pocket.

This ranking contains the most popular 5-inch Chinese smartphones. All of the shops listed in our price comparison are reputable and trustworthy online shops, which are mainly rated positively.

* Prices include shipping and customs duties. Intermediate changes of prices, ranking, delivery time and costs possible.