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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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Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE


Apple iPhone SE: We looked at around 16 expert reviews for Apple iPhone SE from sites like PhoneArena.com, TechRadar.com and GsmArena.com based on which Apple iPhone SE was ranked as the #1 best lightweight cellphone.

Comparison of the Top 5 Lightweight Cell Phoness - 2016

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Apple iPhone SE
Karbonn Titanium Mach Two S360
Samsung Galaxy A3
Gionee Marathon M3
Apple iPhone 5s
Apple iPhone SE
Karbonn Titanium Mach Two S360
Samsung Galaxy A3
Gionee Marathon M3
Apple iPhone 5s 16GB (Space Gray) - Unlocked
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Release Date
Apr 2016
Apr 2015
Jan 2015
Nov 2014
Sep 2013
Weight
3.99 oz.
3.95 oz.
3.88 oz.
3.53 oz.
3.95 oz.
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.5 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.0 inch
5.0 inch
4.5 inch
5.0 inch
4.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
1.2 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
2.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister, A9
Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.3 GHz
Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7
Battery Capacity
1624.0 mAh
1900.0 mAh
1900.0 mAh
5000.0 mAh
1560.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.2
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2, upgradable to iOS 8.1.2
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
AT-T, Sprint

  • One of the most unique things about the Apple iPhone SE is that it's in a class of its own: there is no other phone of such size that's even remotely as powerful. It's the only high-end mini phone you can find on the market, safe for the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. So why is that? Is it because people no longer want small phones, or is it because people who fancy small phones today usually don't need them to be fast and powerful? I think there's definitely place on the market for high-end small phones.


  • Apple's really dialled back the screen and design to hit the price point - but it's still a brilliant phone for the subset of people that still crave a small phone.

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    The fans got what they wanted - an updated iPhone 5s. Apple got what it wanted - depleted stocks, millions waiting to get the SE model. Like it or not, the company got it right once again, and there is little to dwell on - the iPhone SE may not be perfect, but it is pretty awesome in Apple kind of way. It's also everything that it says on the tin - big on the inside, and small on the outside.


  • - The sound quality in calls is alright at best and we also faced a few call drops.
    - The high resolution front camera is also a below-average performer.
    - A relatively small 1900mAh battery provides the juice for the phone.
    - Straight out of the box, the Mach Two looks classy, and its understated design is in stark contrast to phones by other Indian brands.
    - Furthermore, the screen is quite legible under direct sunlight.
    - Games run fine, if not to their full graphical potential.

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    It's hard not to like the Samsung Galaxy A3. And there's more to like about it than what is on the outside. Even so, let's take one final moment to appreciate Samsung's creation. They crafted a 6.9mm thick smartphone with an aluminum frame and targeted it straight at the mid-range market. It's also very compact and comfortably pocketable.


  • Samsung’s RRP is £239, but you can buy the Galaxy A3 SIM-free for around £190 if you search around online. If you do want it on contract, there should be no up-front cost. But as we’ve said, it’s possible to get a phone with similar specifications for a lot less, so it’s hard to justify spending the extra on the A3 for its cameras or even Samsung’s software.


  • We struggled to score the Galaxy A3. On the whole, it's difficult to fault the model. Of course, it has weaknesses, but it makes a pretty decent daily smartphone for anyone looking for a classic handset—particularly if you have little need for multimedia. On top of that, the A3 isn't an unrealistic option...provided you manage to find a good-value contract. Without one, its price seems pretty excessive for its specs.


  • - The design is purely utilitarian, which is not bad at all.
    - For an LCD screen, it is quite saturated and the colours do pop.
    - The 8-megapixel camera captures surprisingly good photographs in daylight.
    - Even the bundled headset sounds really good but it is not comfortable to wear for long periods.
    - The camera is also a pretty competent performer.
    - The captured 1080p video was serviceable at best.


  • This is going to be an easy verdict. Thanks to the massive battery capacity, the phone is only meant for one kind of user – he or she who need a long lasting device. If you are tired of lugging around your portable chargers because of your phone dying out within a work-day, then the Gionee Marathon M3 makes for a compelling choice. Of course you have to spend a grand sum of Rs 13,999 to get it. A quick search on online e-commerce sites will get you the device anywhere between Rs 11,800 to Rs 13,000. Sure, it is not a flawless device.


  • The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.


  • Obviously, it's not the most mouthwatering inducing iPhone we've seen to date, but considering that it hits the mark in the categories that matter the most, the iPhone 5s proves itself as being a feared competitor in the space. Like we said, there's nothing in the specs or hardware department that would terrify its rivals, but the updated iOS 7 experience is enough to make this iPhone look and feel different from past ones.


  • The iPhone 5s may be small, but it's packed with more power than any other smartphone on the market today. It's the best bet for anyone who wants a future-proof, forward-looking phone that runs an unbeatable array of apps.