the.one, 18 Feb 2018here comes mi 5, a truly beauty and the beast. a powerful phone and one of the most beautiful ... moreI agree with how light it is, and the fact scares me out of hell to always wear case. I'm afraid it will easily break through light force. Thankfully it's still well alive until now, even iI no longer use it.
Momo Simon, 19 Feb 2018Weapon for emergency, throw it at robber LOLhahaha true
Nobody really cares about weight in +-100g range. Give us better battery, maybe even good battery and thickness at least 8mm for ergonomics.
An important part of it is weight distribution, if it's really uneven its easier to drop, feels more fragile. Center of mass needs to be in there centre of the natural holding position.
Also density makes a phone feel solid more than overall weight.
I care more about size than weight, for pocketability. Far too phones are less than 140mm tall.
I think it should depend on the phone size, if it is 4.3inch to 5inch screen around 140g should be a better weight, but if is above 5inch screen it could be 150g and below 170g, but when it is 5.5inch to 5.9inch it could be 180g to 200g, while the 6inch and above should be more or less around 200g.
Anyway the weight related to the touch and feel of the smartphone it all depends on the designs and the material of used.
A lighter weight can be more cheaper plastic of used... low volume of metal and less quality protections (IP68 and shock absorber) .
A heavier weight smartphones are MOSTLY come with sturdy build... less cheaper plastic... Perfect /balance mash up with compound materials... More battery capacity... More internal hardware.
I vote below 140g but with 6inch screen... massive battery capacity but with tiny size... Robust build quality... Powerful hardware... For the future.
Nomad PG, 19 Feb 2018Xiaomi Mi5 launched in 2016 was 129g. I have been using it for almost two years now and every ... moreIntelligent choice bro.
I wish it had expandable memory, I would've instantly got one too.
I have a Redmi 2 Prime though, which is ok for my needs.
I own a Redmi 2 Prime with 2 SIMS and a 128GB memory card Card, it weighs around 135 grams total I think.
And I love living with it. Its easily manageable, not too big in pocket, and holdable even when you're laying down on bed.
For some reason, I never dared to replace it, although I did consider Galaxy S7 at around 150 grams.
While I voted 140, the lighter, the better, but I still want reasonable battery life.
The Galaxy S4 I had felt perfect. It was 130g. The S6, at 140, feels a little heavy-ish, which is funny, because I believe the border is somewhere between 130 and 140g.
Couldn't care less how "much" a phone weights as all even remotely modern phones are really lightweight. Current Mate 9 weights 190 grams and that's still basically like air you're carrying around, nothing to care about.
Even tho i own the OP5T which wheights 162g i miss the wheight of my nexus 5 of 130g.
So my vote goes to the 140g wheight
My galaxy alpha is what 115g? And its perfect, anything over 140g is imo too much.. same goes for phone size, anything over 145mm is imo a brick phone.
i have never cared about the weight of a phone, frankly i have never even noticed which one is 200g and which one is 130g, so there should be the option "it does not matter"
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2018ideal weight is zerotrolling dear chap? 0G means non existence. or holographic phone.and then how would you project it? you need a source so 0G phone is impossible. everything has a weight physics wise.
Although technically. with the current fabrication technology. it's possible to make a 5g phone. (earrings anyone? ;D yes. smart earrings that can emit the sound to the ears without anyone hearing and acting as a microphone as well.)
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2018You was agreed with me! I think so..yeah. it is the same range actually. so yes. I was agreeing with you. ^^
Honestly, until you spend some time with a lighter phone you just can't appreciate how good it is. At first it feels flimsy ... toy-like, but once you're over that its so much easier to use.
Lighter phones are much easier to handle - especially one handed, less prone to being dropped, less likely to suffer damage if accidentally dropped, and much easier to carry in your pants or jacket pocket.
Manufacturers need to use lighter/stronger alloys and solve the problem of battery weight so that battery capacity isn't sacrificed.
My Galaxy S4 was great at around 130gms... My S2 was just superb at around 110gms - awesome. Ever since my S2 everything just feels needlessly heavy... and thick!