10 Best Thin Light Weight Mobiles India (Slim Phones)

Updated – October 2020 – If you are looking for the slimmest and thinnest phones in India or in the world, we have you covered. The Vivo X5 Max is the slimmest mobile in the world, measures just 4.75 mm in thickness.

Oppo R5 was the second thinnest phone ever made (December 2014) – 4.85 mm in thickness.

There was a time when we use to have brick-sized mobiles from Nokia and Siemens. From Apple to Samsung, Vivo to Gionee, the battle for creating the slim, sleek, and lightweight smartphones was On until 2016.

Manufacturers were finding new ways to squeeze every bit of hardware in a frame as thin as 5.0 mm. The users love it; thin phones are easy to carry and look gorgeous.

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10-Ultra-thin-smartphones-9

Even Gionee and Micromax have thrown in their hats with 5.1 mm slim smartphones.

“Slim is the new Sexy”, mantra works even in the case of mobiles.

Lately, the prevalent use of 4G and demand for higher battery life has pushed back manufacturers from making slim phones.

The List includes Some latest thin phones and some old phones that came with an incredible sleek design.

Here are the 10 Best Slim Smartphones 2020:

VIVO X5 MAX (4.75 mm Thin)

Honorable mention: The Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo unveiled the world’s slimmest phone X5 Max on December 10th, 2014.

It is also available in India for a price tag of Rs. 20,000. The smartphone is the World’s thinnest measuring only 4.75 mm in thickness. It broke the record of OPPO R5 which has a thickness of 4.85 mm.

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Vivo X5 Max

It is the thinnest smartphone with 4G LTE support and an Octa-Core processor.

Moreover, the X5 Max is their flagship offering in the Indian market and stands out for its thin frame. The Vivo X5Max is an incredible 4.75mm slim phone launched in December 2014. The Vivo X5 Max a 5.5-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display.

It runs Android 4.4.4 with Funtouch OS 2.0 UI on top.

The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2 GB of RAM.  The smartphone includes 16 GB inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

It also has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and Sony IMX214 sensor, while also housing a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The X5Max is a dual-SIM device and supports 4G LTE on both the SIMs.

Key Specs Vivo X5 Max

  • 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display.
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor with Adreno   405 GPU.
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory.
  • Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD.
  • Funtouch OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat).
  • Dual SIM (micro SIM + nano-SIM).
  • 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash, F/2.0 aperture.
  • 5 MP front-facing camera, f/2.4 aperture.
  • 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG.
  • 2000mAh battery.

Pros –  Decent design, Expandable memory, Good Camera. Cons – Poor battery, Lacks Latest Android OS.

Vivo V20 ( 7.48 mm, 172 grams)

Vivo V20 is the latest and thinnest mobile that you can currently purchase. It’s easy to use and even carry. The phone is priced at INR 24,990 (8 GB/ 128 GB) and INR 27,990 (8 GB/ 256 GB).

The premium mid-range device comes with a 6.44 inches display with 1200 nits peak brightness.

It is considerably thin that measures 7.48 mm thickness and weighs 172 g. It’s available in Sunset Melody and Midnight Jazz and white colors.

 

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The mobile comes with a gorgeous design and offers a premium feel.  Further, the back has 3D glass curved with a gradient, exhibits a comfortable hold.

For imaging, the Vivo V20 offers an incredible 44 MP Front Selfie camera and has a 64 MP Rear camera to click amazing photos.

There is a 128 GB/256 GB internal storage variant expandable using a microSD card slot.  Lastly, it comes with a Snapdragon 712 processor.

Lastly, the light-weight phone has a decent 4000 mAh battery ( 33W fast charging).

Technical Specs

  • 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display with 2400 * 1080 pixels resolution.
  • OS Android 11, Funtouch 11.0.
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (Octa-Core), Adreno 620 GPU.
  • RAM – 8 GB
  • Storage – 128 GB / 256 GB Internal Memory with MicroSD card slot.
  • Expandable storage – upto 512 GB.
  • Dual Sim.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – In-Display Scanner.
  • Triple Rear Cameras –  64-MP rear camera with an f/1.88 aperture, 8 MP ultra-wide, 2 MP macro.
  • Front dual camera – 44MP With Eye Auto Focus
  • Battery 4000 mAh, 33 Watts Fast Charging Support
  • Weight – 172 grams, 7.48 mm thickness.
  • Starting Price: INR 24,990

Pros –  Great battery, thin, good build quality, and excellent cameras.

Cons – The processor could have been even better.

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Oppo F17 (163 grams, 7.5 mm)

The Oppo F17 is a slim phone with 7.5 mm of thickness and is light-weight, weighing just 163 grams. It is available in Dynamic Orange, Navy Blue, and Classic Silver.

Despite being light-weight and thin, the smartphone nicely packs a battery of 4015 mAh capacity (30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging).

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

The beautifully designed phone comes with an FHD+ 6.44 inches display and offers a 20:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and the Adreno 610 GPU.

Ultimately, the phone offers four options to choose from memory.

Technical Specs

  • Display – 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display with 2400 * 1080 pixels resolution.
  • OS – Android 10, ColorOS 7.2.
  • Processor – 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11 nm), Adreno 610 GPU.
  • RAM 4 GB , 6 GB, 8 GB
  • Storage – 64 GB / 128 GB Internal Memory with MicroSD card slot.
  • Expandable storage – up to 512 GB.
  • Dual Sim.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – In-Display Fingerprint Scanner.
  • Quad Rear cameras – 16 MP wide, 8 MP ultra-wide, 2 MP, 2 MP
  • Selfie Camera – 16 MP Front Camera.
  • Battery 4015 mAh, Fast Charging Support.
  • Weight – 163 grams, 7.5 mm thickness.
  • Starting Price: INR 17,990

Pros –  Thin and light-weight, fair battery, Good Storage, and Camera.

Cons – The processor is average.

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Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are the latest addition to Apple’s iPhone 12 series. The phones are lighter and thinner.

They are comparatively thinner than most Android phones. 

The iPhones are available in Black, White, Red, Green, and Blue color. Both have three memory alternatives.

IPhone 12

The iPhone 12 weighs 164 g while iPhone 12 Mini weighs 135 g.

The tiny beautiful Mini is impressively light and easy to carry and use!

The phones have a Super Retina XDR display OLED display with Ceramic Shield protection and an oleophobic coating. 

Further, they come with the latest Hexa-core A14 Bionic processor. Both the latest iPhones have dual rear cameras and a single front camera.

If you are looking for the lightest and most powerful phone, the iPhone 12 Mini is an excellent choice.

Finally, the iPhone 12 price starts from INR 79,999, whereas iPhone 12 Mini has a starting price of INR 69,999.

Technical Specs

  • Display – OLED Super Retina XDR display 

            iPhone 12 : 6.1 inches with 2532 * 1170 pixels resolution (460 PPI)

            iPhone 12 Mini: 5.4 inches with 2340*1080 pixels resolution (476 PPI)

  • iOS 14 operating system
  • Processor Apple A14 Bionic Hexa-core (5 nm), Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • RAM 4 GB 
  • ROM 64 GB / 128 GB/ 256 GB Internal Memory 
  • Dual Sim.
  • 5G Connectivity
  • FaceID – YES.
  • The dual- rear camera includes 12 MP wide (f/1.6) and 12 MP ultra-wide (f/2.4).
  • The single front camera has 12MP (f/2.2)
  • Weight – iPhone 12: 164 g

                        iPhone 12 Mini: 135 g

  • Thickness – 7.4 mm

Apple will soon start the pre-booking for these new iPhones.

Pros –  Thin and light-weight, excellent display, powerful and latest processor chipset.

Cons – Low battery capacity.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple iPhone 12 Pro is the most premium sleek mobile that you can purchase. It offers an enthralling design.

The phone comes in beautiful shades of Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue.

Talking about the dimension, the phone weighs 188 grams and has a thickness of 7.4 mm. 

Iphone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro

It has a big 6.1 inches display (800 nits peak brightness) with True tone and HDR panel.

The iPhone 12 Pro packs a triple rear camera structure with a new lidar scanner technology. 

Moreover, to make it dust and water-resistant, it has an IP68 rating. The battery supports 20W fast charging with a standby mode for up to 20 hours.

The Pro model has three memory variants of 128 GB (INR 1,19,900), 256 GB (INR 1,29,900), and 512 GB (INR 1,49,900).

Technical Specs

  • Display – 6.1 inches (460 PPI ) OLED Super Retina XDR display with 2532*1170 pixels resolution.
  • iOS 14 operating system
  • Processor Apple A14 Bionic Hexa-core (5 nm), Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • RAM 6 GB 
  • ROM 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB Internal Memory 
  • Dual Sim.
  • 5G Connectivity.
  • FaceID – YES.
  • The triple- rear camera includes 12 MP wide (f/1.6), 12 MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), and 12 MP Telephoto (f/2.0).
  • The single front camera has 12MP (f/2.2)
  • Weight – 189 g 
  • Thickness – 7.4 mm
  • Starting Price: INR 1,19,900

Pros –  Thin and light-weight, excellent display, powerful and latest processor chipset.

Cons – Low battery capacity.

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Moto Z2 Play (5.99 mm Thin)

Slimmest Phone in India – The Moto Z2 Play (less than 6 mm) is the latest thin smartphone you can purchase in India.

The mobile is incredibly thin (5.99 mm) and also comes with good battery life.

The Moto Z2 Play has a 3000 mAH capacity battery which can easily last all day. Moreover, it comes with turbocharging (fast charging) support which can charge the phone rapidly.

Moto Z2 Play
Amazing Thin Phone With Great Specs and Camera

The Moto Z2 Play has an exquisite design and is made of glass and metal. There is corning gorilla glass 3 which protects the screen. The Moto Z2 Play comes with a gorgeous 5.5 Inch Full HD Display (1920*1080) pixels with an OLED panel.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Processor, with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz and Adreno 506 GPU powers this beast. The phone has got 4 GB Ram, and there is 64 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 2TB using the micro-sd card slot.

Also, it comes with an incredible camera with Dual Pixel (Sony IMX 362) sensor with 12 MP resolution and f/1.7 aperture to click beautiful photos. The front side has a 5 Megapixel selfie shooter.

Besides, the mobile runs on the latest Google OS, Android 7.1.1, and will also get the Android Oreo update. Further, it also has dual sim support along with 4G LTE and VOLTE to work with all telecom operators.

Lastly,  the Z2 Play is not just thin, but also weighs only 145 grams, making it the most portable and powerful phone. The Z2 Play costs Rs. 27,999 and is available for purchase on Flipkart.

Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Latest Edition)

Apple iPhone SE 2020 is recently launched for a price of $399 and is the best bet if you are looking for a thin lightweight mobile. It is easy to pocket and use with one hand – weighs 148 grams and measures 7.3 mm in thickness.

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Apple-iPhone-SE-2020-image

Powering the device is the latest Apple A13 Hexa-Core processor that comes with top fo line performance and can play all modern games with ease.

You can buy the SE 2020 with 64/128/256 GB of internal storage and there is 3 GB of Ram.

It has a single 12 MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture lens and comes with OIS support, and can record 4K videos. The front camera is a 7 MP shooter that can click decent selfies.

The phone has a small 4.7-inch display with a legacy 16:9 aspect ratio and has 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 PPI.

Further, it runs on the latest iOS 13 and will continue to get software updates for many years.

The battery is not large, it comes with an 1821 mAH capacity battery but you can buy an 18 Watts charger for quick fueling. Further, the phone has an IP67 rating and is water and dustproof.

Lastly, there is Apple touch ID to unlock the phone quickly. The Indian price is close to Rs. 30,500.

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Moto Z2 Force (6.1 mm thin)

Slim Mobile for India – Motorola launched the Z2 Force in India in February 2018.

It is a flagship phone and comes with a sleek metallic design and support for Motorola Moto Mods. You can add various Moto Mods (attachments) at the back of the device using the magnetic strips.

Apart from just 6.1 mm thickness it is insanely lightweight and measures just 143 grams.

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Powering the phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor and the Adreno 540 processor that offers blazing fast performance. Also, there is 64 GB Storage and 6 GB RAM.

For photography, the Z2 Force has Dual 12 MP cameras at the back and comes with a 5-megapixel front selfie camera. Another notable feature is the 5.5 Inch Quad HD Display that comes with shatter shield technology that is far superior to Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Specifications –

  • 5.5 inch Quad HD display (16:9 aspect ratio) with (2560×1440 pixels resolution).
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor with Adreno 540 GPU.
  • RAM 6 GB
  • Android Oreo 8.0 Stock Android Experience.
  • 64 GB Internal Memory with MicroSD card slot up to 2 TB.
  • Connectivity – 4G LTE and VOLTE, Dual Sim.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – YES.
  • Primary Camera 12-MP Dual rear camera with LED Flash,  5 Megapixel front selfie camera.
  • Battery 2750 mAH
  • Price Rs. 34,999.
  • Thickness of 6.1 mm.
  • Weight 146 grams.
  • Available on Flipkart.

VIVO X3S ( 5.95 mm Thin)

The amazing Vivo X3S broke a lot of records, as it has a thickness of just 5.95 mm. It looks more like a music player than a phone but it is an incredibly thin phone with a decent rear camera.

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Vivo-X3s

Notably, it comes with an HD Display of 5 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720p. The phone weighs 153 grams and has a passable battery capacity of 2000 mAH.

Key Specs –

  • 5 inch HD Display with 1280*720 resolution.
  • 5.57 mm slim and Android 4.2.2.
  • 1.7 GHz Octa-Core processor.
  • 16 GB internal Storage.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • 13 Megapixel camera with f1.8 aperture.
  • 5 MP front-facing camera.
  • Android OS 4.2 and fun touch Mod.

Pros – Good Camera, Fast Processor.

Cons – No Software updates, lacks 4G support.

Motorola Moto Z (5.19 mm Thick)

Moto Z is one of the most premium looking sleek and lightweight smartphones worth buying. The mobile comes with modular design and you can Moto Mods to improve battery life and camera extension whenever required.

Moto Z Launch on Flipkart and Amazon Price Rs 39999

It is well built and looks gorgeous with the 5.5 inches Super AMOLED Display. It comes with 5.5 Inch Quad HD resolution (2560*1440) pixels. The smartphone offers great performance and style.

The Moto Z is quite light in weight measures 136 grams and measures just 5.19 mm in thickness.

The Moto Z comes with top of the line hardware, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and there is 4 GB of Ram.

Lastly, the battery is also passable with 2600 mAH capacity and fast charging support.

Key Specs –

  • Display: 5.5 inches Quad HD 2560*1440 Super AMOLED.
  • OS: Android Nougat 7.0
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB expandable up to 2 TB GB.
  • Cameras: 13 MP (rear) LED flash (supports 4K Videos) + 5 MP (front).
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE/ VOLTE/3G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi,Bluetooth, GPS.
  • Weight: 136 grams.
  • Dimension: 5.19 mm.
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
  • Price – Rs. 34999 or $550.

Pros – Supreme display. Very Class Built and Great Performance.

Cons – Battery Life could have been slightly better.

Oppo R5 ( 4.85 mm Thin)

The OPPO R5 is available since December 2014 and comes with a thickness of 4.85 mm only. Sadly, such mobiles are no longer made by manufacturers.

The phone features a 5.2-inch full-HD AMOLED display that offers a pixel density of 423ppi.

Powering the phone is a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2 GB of RAM.

Best Slim and Light Smartphone Oppo R5

Moreover, it has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone has ColorOS 2.0.1 based on Android 4.4 KitKat, with 16GB of inbuilt storage.

Notably, it also has a 2000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, LTE FDD, TD LTE, and Micro-USB.

Key Specs-

  • 5.2-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display.
  • 1.5 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939)  processor with Adreno 405 GPU.
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory.
  • Color OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat).
  • 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash.
  • 5 MP front-facing camera.
  • 4.85 mm thick
  • 4G LTE / 3G WiFi Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC.
  • 2000 mAh battery

Pros – Solid Metallic build quality, Fantastic display.

Cons – Software and OS, Low battery life.

The Oppo R5 is usually not available in stock if you are looking for a thin selfie smartphone, you must also consider the OPPO F1 and the Oppo F1 Plus. Both of them are excellent selfie smartphones in the respective price range.

Apple iPhone 6s (7.1 mm)

The Apple iPhone 6s is a premium smartphone with a 7.1 mm thickness and weighs 143 grams. It is effortless to carry and looks great in hand.  The smartphone comes with a powerful Apple A9 processor and has a great camera.

iPhone 6 for 10K from Flipkart

The camera and performance of Apple iPhone 6s is a much better when compared to Apple iPhone 6. If you are looking to buy an Apple phone and can’t afford the iPhone 7 yet, the iPhone 6s is still a great option in 2017. The phone is priced close to Rs. 39999 or $600.

Key Specs For iPhone 6s

  • Processor –Apple A9 64 Bit Processor (Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister).
  • GPU – PowerVR GT7600
  • Screen Size – 4.7 inches 750 x 1334, 326 PPI.
  • Dual Sim – Nano Sim
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM 
  • Operating System – iOS 9  
  • Finger Print Scanner – Yes.
  • Camera – 12 MP and 5 MP Front camera. 
  • Connectivity – 2G, 3G & 4G, WIFI, Bluetooth.
  • Storage – 32/64/128  GB internal Storage.
  • Battery Capacity – Li-ion 1715 mAh.
  • Thickness – 7.1 mm
  • Weight – 143 grams 

Gionee Elife S5.1 (5.15 mm Thin)

For starters, the Gionee Elife S5.1 came with a thickness of 5.2 mm and was the thinnest phone until today.  It also held the Guinness Book of World record for being the thinnest Smartphone, but it has been overwhelmed by Oppo R5 and the Vivo Max5.

Gionee Elife S 5.1
Gionee Elife S 5.1

Gionee Elife S5.5 was the first Smartphone that bought the thought of slim devices and also was successful with its classy design. Gionee Elife S5.1 will come with a 4.8 inch AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with a clocking speed of 1.2 GHz.

Lastly, there is a 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory and supports 4G LTE connectivity. The battery on the device is at 2100 mAh.

Key Features –

  • 4.8-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) AMOLED display.
  • 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450-MP4 GPU.
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Amigo 2.0 (based on Android 4.4 KitKat) OS.
  • 8 MP rear camera with LED flash.
  • 5 MP front-facing camera.
  • 3G.
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • 2100mAh battery

Pros – HD AMOLED display, LTE connectivity, Superb Sound quality. Cons – No microSD card slot.

Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 (5.1 mm Thin)

The Indian tech giant announced its latest premium handset in the Canvas series – the Canvas Sliver 5. It boasts of the ‘world’s slimmest phone’ tag.

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Micromax-Canvas-Silver-5

Micromax Informatics CEO Vineet Taneja spent a lot of his presentation time talking about the build and design aspects of the phone and how Micromax arrived at making a metal frame phone that is not just slim but also light. This is the smartphone you would love to buy if you are looking for the lightest smartphones – weighs astonishingly low only 97 grams.

The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is known for its 5.1 mm thickness, which the company claims is maintained “end-to-end” on the handset without any camera bump.

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones

Also, it runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and supports a single SIM card and has a 4.8-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Powering the phone is a 64-bit 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB RAM.

Moreover, the device comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage. So the main USP of the phone is its slimness available in Gold and Black color variants.

Key Specs for Micromax Sliver (5.1 mm thick)

  • 4.8-inch  HD AMOLED display with resolution (720×1280 pixels)  and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Display protection.
  • OS Android 5.o Lollipop via FOTA (firmware over-the-air).
  • Processor 64-Bit 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.
  • RAM 2 GB.
  • ROM 16 GB Internal Memory NO MicroSD card slot.
  • Primary Camera 8-MP rear camera with LED Flash, Auto Focus, and Sony IMX219 CMOS sensor with a ‘blue glass filter.’
  • The camera features White Balance, ISO, Exposure, and Anti Banding.
  • Rear Camera 5 MP Front Camera for selfies.
  • Battery 2,000 mAh with Superpower saving mode.

Pros – Extremely light and thin, Excellent Camera, 4G LTE connectivity. Cons – No expandable memory, low-resolution screen

If you have any queries, you can share them in the comments below, and can also share which is the best thin and lightweight smartphone as per your liking.

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