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.
Should weight more than 2KG because teens with every year are weaker and weaker, not to mention that they complain about stuff that doesnt matter at all.
Their parents buy all those phones, so it should at least weight a lot so they would realize that money is not air, and it weight something
Doesn't really matter for me. As long as the phone is well utilizing the space available inside it, uses durable materials for the construction and evenly distributes the weight as much as possible, I'm fine even if the phone exceeds 200g by a little bit.
Smaller weight means smaller battery.
170g is just perfect.
My Lenovo P2 is about 178g, and got 5,100mah. This is crazy xD
The increase in weight is inevitable due to larger batteries required to power faster chips and larger screens. Add on to companies using premium materials like metal and glass. Unless there's a breakthrough battery tech, we won't see any trend downward in weight anytime soon, unless companies go back to lightweight plastic (highly unlikely).
I think weight adds a feel of quality to a device. However, I always have massive phones that are. heavy anyway. My note 8 must be pushing 200g easily
Around 130 to 150 grams is perfect for me. I've owned or tried several phones with different sizes and weights, but the form factor and weight of the iPhone 8 (148 grams) is what I prefer the most. No surprise that's also the phone I'm using for months now and wouldn't trade for anything else!
Bring back plastic phones i say they were lighter. only phone snobs want the flashy slippery double glazed phones.
Anything around 150g or LESS is a phone. Anything over is a Brick plain and simple.
These bigger 18:9 screen phones are a joke weighing more looking bigger to justify a higher price. A 5.2" 16:9 screen with a weight of no more than 150g is perfect for any situation imo.
And if anyone says but the battery would be poor, Look at the specs on some phones they have larger 3300mh but lower overall usage score than a 2800mh. And some smaller battery phones weighing more than bigger battery phones so its very little to do with the battery.
If we want premium materials and long lasting batteries, we'll have to accept heavy phones until a new battery technology comes around where a 5mm thin phone lasts 1 day. The Oppo R5 was thin and light, but got really bad battery life, weak internals and more
If you can carry weight it shouldn't be a problem for you.If you are a small or weaker person then buy a smaller lighter phone.There are many phones out there for any budget and for anyone's size preferences.Even getting an older model if it fits your standards is alright.
My dad carried DynaTAC 8000x like nothing and it weighted around 900 grams and Note 8 would be a toothpick.
"This means you hold the lower half of the phone and you don't grip the phone securely (because then you can't reach the farther edge of the screen)."
Can easily hold my Sony Xz1c with one hand without this bumper case on haha. I've never dropped it out of my hand, only out of my chest pocket twice in the snow. Maybe one day a slightly thinner case
In an ideal world, with roughly current battery capacities, I'd like phones to come in under 150g. The only reason I'd accept for a phone to be heavier is if the batteries are correspondingly larger.
Realistically, this will remain a pipe dream, I'm afraid. I haven't seen a 2018 successor of the A3 (2017), nor has Samsung every launched a "mini" flagship.
I say as light as possible. It's a mobile phone. Mobile devices should be as portable as possible. Weight and dimensions should be as slimming as they can make it. So I voted for 110g.
Unfortunately manufacturers are pretty on the opposite, Apple is probably the only company that still care about size.
I picked up an iPhone SE the other day and it was a damn relief having a true one handed phone that would never get heavy on my hands.
Well weight is not something to base your choice on, but still, since i prefer less compromises, i voted for "200", although a phone could be pretty heavy and still be crippled. Like the iPhone. But still, if it's too light, then it's certain it'll be crippled, at least in terms of battery.