Updated on 7 January 2016 by

Even though 4-inches was considered to be a good screen size through 2015, 2016 should change that. It should become increasingly harder to get the latest hardware at a 4-inch size - as it should be. If you are really looking into some of the best out there you should would need to upgrade over to the super-4 inch size in 2016. There will still be offerings at the 4-inch mark, but expect them to be mostly models released earlier to 2015.


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Apple iPhone SE
Microsoft Lumia 532
Apple iPhone 5s
Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM
Asus Zenfone 4
Apple iPhone SE
Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
Apple iPhone 5s 16GB (Space Gray) - Unlocked
Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM
Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG
$499 - $855
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$390 - $1,500
$100 - $349
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Release Date
Apr 2016
May 2015
Sep 2013
Aug 2014
May 2014
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.0 inch
4.0 inch
4.0 inch
4.0 inch
4.0 inch
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
Front Webcam Resolution
1.2 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister, A9
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7
Quad-core 1.2 GHz
Dual-core 1.2 GHz, Intel Atom Z2520
Battery Capacity
1624.0 mAh
1560.0 mAh
1560.0 mAh
1430.0 mAh
1600.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9.3, iOSĀ 9.3
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2, upgradable to iOS 8.1.2
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
AT-T, Sprint
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 3.0 stars
 4.5 stars
 2.8 stars
 3.3 stars
Camera
68% Positive
32% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
16% Positive
84% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
100% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
100% Positive
Display
30% Positive
70% Negative
100% Negative
63% Positive
37% Negative
10% Positive
90% Negative
100% Negative
Storage
100% Negative
100% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
100% Positive
Performance
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Positive

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