I use tablet of half kilo weight in one hand, so no limit? But truly I would welcome 0G device if existed.
Depends on the size. A big but light phone doesn't feel right. When my friend got an iPhone 6S (143 grams) I took it in my hand and it just felt too cheap and fragile. My S5 weighs 200 grams with case and it might be a bit too heavy for its size, but it never ever bothered me. When I take the case off it feels too light and breakable (145 grams) even though my ancient feature-phone Ericsson had 140 grams and I thought it was heavy. My Nokia N8 was small and 135 grams was ideal for its size. So, it all depends.
ClockSoicy084, 18 Feb 2018"This means you hold the lower half of the phone and you don't grip the phone securely (becaus... moreZ3c size and weight, 5" microled display, titanium frame, curved kevlar back. That's what I want.
It's not so much that there's an ideal weight for a phone, as it is that weight is far less important than battery life. 1000 mAH of lithium ion batteries weighs about 16g, I don't think there's a single phone on the market that wouldn't be battery off being 16g heavier and having that much extra battery.
currently my 2 device(1 as daily and 1 as backup mostly in my car) are around 200gr (Blackberry Passport SE 196gr and Nokia N900 181gr) and i don't fell they are heavy at all.
so as long as you love what you bought it dose not matter how heavy it is.
so as my current state i'll vote for 200gr!
200+ if we like phones with huge and big batteries.
110 grams thats just funny.
For elderly or adult who have no passion in touch phones i understand small button phone but long time ago we had a heavy phones and small but very thick.
In present we have a very thin phones but large in size but most of them lack in good durable battery which can last at least 2 days,
Anyway in wild west they bearing a creed man with biggest gun was the boss.
Now who have biggest and thickest and heaviest phone is the boss.
Like having XP7 from Sonim which weights mere 300 grams.
here comes mi 5, a truly beauty and the beast. a powerful phone and one of the most beautiful phones at only 129g
i have had lots of phones, but this one is the only one that in 15 months of using it never hanged, not even once, before this one,I had to reboot my galaxy at least once a day :D
5.0"-5.5" is the ideal
6.0" is a gross nearly phablet/tablet size for a phone, unless you use it for Gaming.
i've got a sony XZ1 and XZP, and i prefer the weight on the XZP even though it's only 50g heavier, it just feels more substantial, and less slippery, but could also be down to it being thicker and larger overall.
My ideal weight is ~140gms, of nexus 5x, but then it wasn't my ideal size, nor it had a big (and weighted) battery. A 6inch screen phone with s8-ish non-curved bezel and weight of 130-150gms and 4000mah will be awesome.
I agree with most. Having phones around 150 g is ideal. If they can work around that and keep decent battery and all other specs that would be great.
Under 170g is okay for me but I don't mind if a phone weighs 200g especially if offers something exceptional like a huge battery or better camera.
RakanWD, 18 Feb 2018Smaller weight means smaller battery. 170g is just perfect. My Lenovo P2 is about 178g, ... moreNot for Apple, it gets heavier, yet the battery is tiny little cutie due to the space eaten by its gigantic SoC.
leledumbo, 18 Feb 2018I love my 163g Mi Note 3, that seems to be closer to 170g, eh?Nope
I love my 163g Mi Note 3, that seems to be closer to 170g, eh?
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2018Anything around 150g or LESS is a phone. Anything over is a Brick plain and simple.
These bi... moreAgree partially.
150g or less is cool however 18:9 aspect ratio displays are beneficial keeping the size of the handset in check and letting the display surface area increase at the cost of unnecessary bezel size. Anything more than 150 gm for a 5.5" or smaller display is trouble, a brick for sure as you clearly stated.
Until recently I used to have a Motorola Droid Ultra (Verizon edition) with a 5" AMOLED screen which had the following specs:
Dimensions- 137.5 x 71.2 x 7.2 mm (5.41 x 2.80 x 0.28 in)
Weight- 137 g (4.83 oz)
Used it and loved it until I accidentally dropped it and ended up with a shattered display beyond repairs. It was a perfect fit in my pocket, good for reading my e-mails (I think a 5.5" or 5.7" would be better), the weight and grip was just perfect.
Don't know if it'll be easy for me to adjust to heavy phones, thankfully Samsung is bringing in magnesium alloy for phone body (at least for the Note 9 and hopefully more models in the future) which should significantly reduce weight while adding strength to the phone.
fyi: the weight feels more for smaller display phones due to concentration of the weight in smaller surface areas however the same weight feels manageable for larger display handsets as the weight gets evenly distributed across the surface area. The battery can be enlarged as well with a larger display thus distributing weight evenly across the larger area and making it manageable, same does not apply for a smaller phone hence a small battery size increase makes the handset seem too bulky.
Food for thought.