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 520

Nokia Lumia 720 | Top 5 lightest smartphonesIn at number 5 is the Nokia Lumia 520, which is probably best known for its colourful and dynamic home screen, powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system.

The Lumia 520 is available in a range of five colours- blue, red, yellow, black and white- and features a 5MP camera, a dual-core 1 GHz processor and a 4-inch screen.

It is also pretty lightweight, weighing it at just about 124g.

While the Nokia Lumia 520 might not be at the top of Nokia’s Lumia tree in terms of specs, when it comes to being lightweight, the 520 offers an impressive budget smartphone that doesn’t feel like a brick. It’s a shame the same can’t be said for the 520’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 £12.50!

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Alcatel One Idol Ultra

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra | Top 5 lightest smartphones

Marketed as the world’s slimmest smartphone, the One Idol Ultra measures in at just 7.1mm, narrowly stealing the title from apple’s iPhone.

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 5s

iPhone 5s | Top 5 lightest smartphonesThere couldn’t be a list about the top 5s lightest smartphones without mentioning the infamous iPhone. Apple’s latest device, the iPhone 5s, can be considered one of the highest-quality smartphones which can also be deemed small and lightweight.

At just 112g, the iPhone 5s is the crème de la crème when it comes to smartphones, offering an 8MP camera, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and the latest iOS 7 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 S4 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini | Top 5 lightest smartphonesIn at number one comes the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which, as its name suggests, is the smaller version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S4. And being smaller, the Galaxy S4 is also remarkably lighter than its big brother.

Weighing in at just 107g, it just narrowly steals the crown from the iPhone 5 for being one of the best lightweight smartphones around.

While its specs might not be enough to rival the iPhone, the Galaxy S4 Mini certainly isn’t a low-end device by any means. With a 4.3 inch screen (bigger than the iPhone 5), the Galaxy S4 Mini runs the latest version of Android, a 1.7GHz dual-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 FREE Apple iPhone 5s 16GB silver 300 mins, Unlimited texts, 250 MB data
£30.50 a month - £26.50 after cashback
24 months on Vodafone
Nokia Lumia 520 black FREE Nokia Lumia 520 black 100 mins, Unlimited texts, 500 MB data
£13.00 a month
24 months on Three
Doro PhoneEasy 612 FREE Doro PhoneEasy 612 500 mins, 5000 texts, 1000 MB data
£12.50 a month - £6.27 after cashback
24 months on TalkMobile
Handset Mins, Texts, Data & Monthly Cost
SIM Only nano-SIM FREE SIM Only nano-SIM 30 mins, 30 texts, 30 MB data
£2.25 first month
1 month on Shebang
SIM Only SIM Card FREE SIM Only SIM Card 250 MB data
£5.00 first month
1 month on Three
SIM Only SIM Card FREE SIM Only SIM Card 500 MB data
£5.00 first month
1 month on giffgaff
SIM Only SIM Card FREE SIM Only SIM Card 60 mins, 300 texts, 20 MB data
£5.00 first month
1 month on giffgaff
SIM Only SIM Card FREE SIM Only SIM Card 30 mins, 30 texts, 30 MB data
£2.25 first month
1 month on Shebang
Comments (2)
  • Ankit - 04:21, 7th February 2014
    Where in the hell is Galaxy S2 I9100 with 116 grams.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Charlotte Kertrestel - 14:50, 7th February 2014
    Good spot! The Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the lightest smartphones, but we wanted to include phones that are more readily available like the S4 Mini and iPhone 5s.

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