Top 5 Lightest Smartphones

Back in the day, the smaller the phone, the more in vogue you were; nobody ever complained that their Nokia 3310’s screen was too small to read texts on, or keypad too fiddly to send a message.

Nowadays, however, that all seems to have changed, with bigger meaning better within the world of smartphones.  And more often than not, bigger also tends to mean heavier.

So if how much your phone weighs is important to you, here are five of the lightest smartphones which will help you to compare mobile phones, without leaving you pining for your old 5210.

Nokia Lumia 530

Do you like the Lumia 530?In at number 5 is the Nokia Lumia 530, which is probably best known for its colourful and dynamic home screen, powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system.

The Lumia 530 is available in a range of four colours- orange, green, black and white- and features a 5MP camera, a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and a 4-inch screen.

It is also pretty lightweight, weighing it at just about 129g.

While the Nokia Lumia 530 might not be at the top of Nokia’s Lumia tree in terms of specs, when it comes to being lightweight, the 530 offers an impressive budget smartphone that doesn’t feel like a brick. It’s a shame the same can’t be said for the 530’s older brother, the Lumia 920, which weighs in at a shocking 185g.  

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HTC Desire 500

The HTC Desire 500, again another reasonably-priced mid-range device, HTC Desire 500 | Top 5 lightest smartphonesoffers everything you could ever want from a smartphone, including a 4.3 inch screen and an ultra-thin design, measuring 9.9mm thick and weighing just 123g.

The Desire 500 runs the most up-to-date version of Android and is powered by quad-core a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, meaning you’ll never be left waiting for the phone to catch up with you. With an 8 MP camera and Beats Audio, the device is great for all multimedia functions.

What’s more, the HTC smartphone can be yours at an ultra-slim price too, with HTC Desire 500 deals starting at ridiculously low prices!


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Alcatel One Idol Ultra

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra | Top 5 lightest smartphones

Marketed as one of the world’s slimmest smartphones, the One Idol Ultra measures in at just 7.1mm, making it slightly larger than the iPhone 6.

Because of its ultra-thin body, the device only weighs only 116g, making it one of the lightest phones around.

It’s not just design that makes the One Idol Ultra a great smartphone, though. With a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, and a 4.7 inch screen, the device offers enough to match many of the larger, bulkier smartphones.

The only problem is that you might have to wait a while to get your hands on the device! The phone is set to be launched this month, but with no sign of it hitting our shelves yet, we might be waiting for some time!

iPhone 6

Is the iPhone 6 light for its size?

There couldn’t be a list about the top 5 lightest smartphones without mentioning the infamous iPhone. Apple’s latest device, the iPhone 6, can be considered one of the highest-quality smartphones which can also be deemed lightweight despite its growing screen size. All of Apple's iPhones are small and lightweight, so if you don't fancy the latest model, check out the entire iPhone range.

At just 129g, the iPhone 6 is the crème de la crème when it comes to smartphones, offering an 8MP camera, a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor and the latest iOS 8 operating system.

The iPhone is a prime example that you don’t have to compromise on style or features to own a phone that doesn’t weigh a tonne.


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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Is the S5 Mini the best light smartphone there is?
In at number one comes the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, which, as its name suggests, is the smaller version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S5. And being smaller, the Galaxy S5 is also remarkably lighter than its big brother.

Weighing in at just 120g, it just narrowly steals the crown from the iPhone 6 for being one of the best lightweight smartphones around.

While its specs might not be enough to rival the iPhone, the Galaxy S5 Mini certainly isn’t a low-end device by any means. With a 4.5 inch screen, the Galaxy S5 Mini runs the latest version of Android, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, and sports an 8MP camera.


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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel

Top 5 lightest smartphones
Handset Mins, Texts, Data & Monthly Cost
Apple iPhone 5s 16GB silver
500 mins, Unlimited texts, 500 MB data
£18.50 a month
24 months on O2
Apple iPhone 6 16GB space grey
500 mins, Unlimited texts, 500 MB data
£26.00 a month
24 months on Vodafone
Handset Mins, Texts, Data & Monthly Cost
SIM Only SIM Card
250 mins, Unlimited texts, 250 MB data
£12.99 first month - £-2.01 after cashback
1 month on EE
SIM Only SIM only for iPhone
250 mins, Unlimited texts, 250 MB data
£12.99 first month - £-2.01 after cashback
1 month on EE
SIM Only nano-SIM
250 mins, Unlimited texts, 250 MB data
£12.99 first month - £-2.01 after cashback
1 month on EE
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