10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones India

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones India

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones India: There was a time when we use to have the Nokia or Siemen’s brick sized mobiles for communication. From Apple to Samsung, Vivo to Gionee the battle for creating the slim, sleek and lightweight smartphones is On.

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

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones

Almost within a year we have seen many smartphones who have claimed to be the world’s thinnest smart phone but one after another we can see slim phones, the battle for the lightest and thinnest got intense with Oppo and Vivo both having smartphones below 5.0 mm thickness. Even Gionee and Micromax have thrown in their hats with 5.1 mm thin smartphones.

Slim is the new Sexy mantra works even in case of the smartphones. We may see a 4.5 mm thin smartphone in the coming year, provided some break through happens in high density battery technology.

Lets looks at the Most thin and Light weight smartphones you can buy currently.

VIVO X5 MAX (4.75 mm)

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones : The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo announced the world’s slimmest phone X5 Max on December 10th 2014. It is also available in India for a price tag of Rs. 29,000. 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.

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones

Vivo brand got launched got in India and offer a full array from entry to mid level phones. Recently Vivo launched the Mid Range smartphone Vivo V1 for Rs. 15,999 in India. It is the thinnest smartphone with 4G LTE support and an Octa-Core processor.

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 Android Lollipop 5.1

ZTE Blade V6 (6.8 mm Thick)

The ZTE V6 is a metal clad smartphone with a thickness of 6.8 mm. The device has curved edges and it is very comfortable for palms. The smartphone is also lightweight, weighing just 122 grams makes it feather light. It is launched in August 2016 priced at Rs. 9999 or $150. Excellent thin and lightweight smartphone under 10K.

ZTE Blade V6 and Axon Mini Smartphones Launched Price 9999 And 23599

The ZTE blade V6 features a 5 inch screen and HD resolution. Powering the smartphone is a Mediatek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, a Mali T720 GPU and 2GB RAM. For storage the device includes a 16 GB internal storage space and micro SD slot which supports up to 128 GB. It runs on Android lollipop 5.0.2 with ZTE’s MiFavor UI on top, this brings all apps to the home screen without using an app drawer.

The smartphone’s rear camera is 13 megapixels and for selfies a 5 Megapixel front camera is provided..

It packs a 2200 mAh battery which can give a day of backup with average usage. Connectivity features includes 4G with dual SIM and other standard connectivity features like Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS.

Key Specs For ZTE Blade V6

  • 5.0-inch  HD  display with resolution (720×1280 pixels)
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Processor 1.3 GHz Quad core Mediatek MT6735
  • RAM 2 GB
  • ROM 16 GB Internal Memory with MicroSD card slot
  • Expandable storage – 128 GB
  • Connectivity – 4G LTE , Dual Sim
  • Fingerprint Scanner – NO
  • Primary Camera 13-MP rear camera with LED Flash, Front 5 Megapixel
  • Battery 2,200 mAh with Super power saving mode

Pros –

  • Metallic design
  • 128 Expandable memory
  • Optimal Price

Cons –

  • Moderate battery Life
  • No Fingerprint scanner

Gionee Elife S5.5 ( 5.6 mm Thin)

Best Thin And And Light Weight Smartphones: Gionee made headlines in February 2014, when it announced the world’s slimmest smartphone, “Gionee Elife S5.5”, during the Mobile World Congress.

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones

While new slimness records are made and broken every year. Elife S5.5 is just 5.6 mm slim. The front and the back covers are made from, toughed glass made of metal, it looks extremely sleek and attractive.

The smartphone sports some of the impressive hardware and processing capabilities. The smartphone is currently priced at Rs.

Key Specs –

  • 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450-MP4 GPU
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with Amigo 2.0 UI ,can be updated to Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • 13 MP auto focus camera with LED flash, Stacked Sony sensor, 1080p video recording
  • 5 MP front-facing camera 2GB LPDDR3 RAM 16GB internal memory 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG GPS
  • 2300 mAh battery capacity.

Pros –

  • Stunning design with premium look
  • Wide angle selfie-centric front camera
  • Light Weight

Cons –

  • Misses the notification LED
  • Limited Memory (No space for External SD Card)
  • Android Lollipop missing

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 (Top Choice) 

The new Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 got launched in March 2016 and is priced at Rs. 26,900. It is the successor of last years Samsung A7 which was 6.3 mm in thickness. Samsung has evolved a lot in terms of design and there is a special focus by company to offer better thin designed smartphones to buyers.


The smartphone supports exquisite glass and metal construction which makes it look stunning.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 is  a good thin smartphone priced around Rs. 30,000. Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 comes with a premium metallic slim design with 5.5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display.

The smartphone has thin bezels and the thickness of the device stands at 7.3 mm, it is not the thinnest smartphone out there, yet feels quite sharp. Samsung improved the battery capacity compared to the older A7 2015 model which added a bit of bulk.

The smartphone is also not very lite and weighs (164 grams) considering the larger display and a 3300 mAH capacity battery that it houses.

The A7 is powered by the Exynos Octa- Core Processor Clocked at 1.6 Ghz and also comes with 3 GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 has 16 GB of storage that is expandable to 64 GB using a micro-sd card.

The device runs on Android Lollipop OS along with the touch wiz UI.

Key Specs for Samsung Galaxy A7

  • Display: 5.5 inch 1080×1920 Super AMOLED ` 401 PPI
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with touch wiz UI
  • CPU: Octa Core 1.6 Ghz  Exynos Processor
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB expandable up to 128 GB
  • Cameras: 13 MP (rear) LED flash + 5 MP (front) front Camera
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE/3G, Dual Nano-SIM, Wi-Fi,Bluetooth, GPS
  • Weight: 164 grams
  • Dimension: 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm
  • Battery: 3300 mAh

Pros –

Thin beautiful Metallic design.

Full HD Super AMOLED Display , 2.5 D Curve Gorilla Glass 4

Cons –

Expensive priced at Rs. 26,900.

VIVO X3S ( 5.95 mm Thin)

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones : The Vivo X3S Smart Phone did broken lot of records and has by offering a thickness of just 5.95 mm which is amazing. The device does look like a music player and not a phone but well it’s an Android 4.2 based thin smartphone.


It comes with a HD Display of 5 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720p. The smartphone 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 funtouch Mod.

Pros –

  • Good Camera.
  • Good Processor

Cons –

  • No Software updates , lacks 4G support

Motorola Moto Z (5.19 mm Thick)

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones : Moto Z is the one of the most premium looking sleek and light weight smartphones to buy in 2017. The smartphone 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

The smartphone is well build and look gorgeous with the 5.5 inch Super Amoled Display. It comes with 5.5 Inch Quad HD resolution (2560*1440) pixels. . The smartphone offers great performance and style. The smartphone 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. The battery is also passable with 2600 mAH capacity and fast charging support.

Key Specs For Motorola Moto Z

  • Display: 5.5 inch 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 was launched in December 2014 with a thickness of 4.85 mm. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch full-HD AMOLED display that offers a pixel density of 423ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2 GB of RAM.

Best Slim and Light Smartphone Oppo R5

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.

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 respective price range.

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones India

Xiaomi Mi5

Xiaomi Mi5 was launched in 2016 and is still quiet relevant if you are looking for a lightweight performance smartphone which don’t really break the bank. The Xiaomi Mi5 weighs just 129 grams and has a thickness of 7.25 mm.

The Xiaomi Mi5 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor which is sufficient to handle any game or task you throw at it. The smartphone is currently priced at Rs. 22999 and comes with 32 GB of internal storage.

The Xioami Mi5 has a 5.15-inch IPS LCD display with 1080P screen resolution. The smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and is upgradable to Android Nougat 7.0. There is 3000 mAH Battery capacity which is sufficient to last all day long.

The Mi5 comes with 16 Megapixel rear camera and an 4 Megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.

Key Specs For Xiaomi Mi5

  • Display Size – 5.15-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) FHD IPS LCD display , 422 PPi.
  • OS – Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with MIUI 8.0.
  • Processor – 1.8 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • RAM-  3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • Dual SIM
  • Rear Camera – 16 MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • Front Caemra – 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE / VOLTE/ 3G WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • USB Type C Port – YES
  • Fingerprint Scanner – YES
  • Price Rs. 23999 or $380

Pros –

  • Good Display and design, Battery life
  • Excellent Performance, Light Weight

Cons –

  • Camera could have been better
  • Only 3 GB RAM

Apple iPhone 6 (6.9 mm)

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones India : The iPhone is not slimmest or lightest of the lot, but it is thin compared to most of the smartphones out there measuring 6.9 mm. There were lots of bend test videos and trolls about the iPhone 6 but then do we really care for that the iPhone 6 is the premium built thin smartphone.

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The processor is really fast, the camera quicker and more capable than ever before, and the battery has been enlarged significantly to quell the disquiet at the power use of previous models.

Key Specs Apple iPhone 6 

  • 4.7 – inch Touchscreen (1334 x 750 pixels)
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • iOS 8
  • Thickness 6.9 mm
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • 4G LTE support , Bluetooth Support ,Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Full HD Recording
  • Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery

Pros –

  • Retina HD display
  • Premium design

Cons –

  • Non-expandable storage
  • Expensive

Gionee Elife S7 ( 5.5 mm)

Launched in April 2015, the Elife S7 is a dual-SIM smartphone and is 5.5 mm thick that runs on Amigo 3.0 UI on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Gionee Elife S7 is one of the top selling near perfect thin smartphone from Gionee.

Gionee Elife S7 Specs Price and launch Date India

It has a 5.2-inch full-HD Super Amoled display with a pixel density of 424ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

It is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6572 SoC coupled with 2 GB of RAM.

The Gionee Elife S7 has a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear shooter with LED flash and a 8-megapixel front facing incredible selfie camera. The smartphone has 16GB of inbuilt storage on the device is not expandable via microSD card.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB OTG, and FM radio. It also packs a non-removable 2700 mAh battery.

It is one of my favorites when it comes to choosing the thin smartphones with great hardware, battery life and even don’t break the bank.

Key Specs –

  • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • AMOLED display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Amigo 3.0 (based on Android 5.0 Lollipop)
  • 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Dual SIM
  • 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX214 sensor
  • 8 MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 ,USB OTG, GPS
  • 2750 mAh built-in battery

Pros –

  • Latest Android platform
  • Good cameras

Cons –

  • No SD card slot for additional storage

Gionee Elife S5.1 (5.15 mm)

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones : Gionee Elife S5.1 comes with a thickness of 5.2 mm and was the thinnest Smart phone until today.  It also held the Guinness book of World record for being the thinnest Smart phone but it has been overwhelmed by Oppo R5 and the Vivo Max5.

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 comes 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. There is a 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory and supports 4G LTE connectivity. 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)

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones : Micromax announced its latest premium handset in the Canvas series – the Canvas Sliver 5 – which boasts of the ‘world’s slimmest phone’ tag.


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

The smartphone 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. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB RAM.

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

Key Specs –

  • 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’
  • Camera features White Balance, ISO, Exposure and Anti Banding
  • Rear Camera 5 MP Front Camera for selfies
  • Battery 2,000 mAh with Super power 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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Authored By – Stavan Pandya

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