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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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
$499 - $855
Check Offers
$300 - $420
$289
$390 - $1,500
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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, iOSĀ 9.3
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, Sprint
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 3.0 stars
 3.2 stars
 3.3 stars
 4.5 stars
Camera
68% Positive
32% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
88% Positive
12% Negative
Display
30% Positive
70% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
63% Positive
37% Negative
Storage
100% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive

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