Updated on 7 January 2016 by

Lighter handheld devices are always better for a great portability and usage comfort.

Our listing of best lightweight cellphones have devices weighing less than 4 oz. Cellphones with plastic bodies can be obviously lighter but the best lightweight cellphones of 2015-16 will come with metal bodies which is typically made of aluminium and in a seamless unibody format.


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Samsung Galaxy A3
Karbonn Titanium Mach Two S360
Apple iPhone 5s
Gionee Marathon M3
Gionee Elife S5.1
Samsung Galaxy A3
Karbonn Titanium Mach Two S360
Apple iPhone 5S - Verizon Unlocked
Gionee Marathon M3
Gionee Elife S5.1
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$219
$350 - $1,500
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Release Date
Jan 2015
Apr 2015
Sep 2013
Nov 2014
Nov 2014
Weight
3.88 oz.
3.95 oz.
3.95 oz.
3.53 oz.
3.42 oz.
Digital Camera Resolution
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
1.5 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.5 inch
5.0 inch
4.0 inch
5.0 inch
4.8 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
2.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7
Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7
Quad-core 1.3 GHz
Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7
Battery Capacity
1900.0 mAh
1900.0 mAh
1560.0 mAh
5000.0 mAh
2050.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2, upgradable to iOS 8.1.2
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Average Rating
 3.2 stars
 3.0 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.3 stars
 3.0 stars
Look and Feel
100% Positive
100% Positive
88% Positive
12% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
Camera
100% Positive
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
25% Positive
75% Negative
Display
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
63% Positive
37% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
Speaker
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Performance
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Negative

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