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 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 smartphone 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 the case of the smartphones. We may see a 4.5 mm thin smartphone in the coming year, provided some breakthrough happens in high-density battery technology.

Let’s look at the thinnest and Lightweight 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 Latest Android OS.

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
  • Price Rs. 6599

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 autofocus 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 a premium look, Wide angle selfie-centric front camera, Light Weight.  Cons – Misses the notification LED, Limited Memory (No space for External SD Card), Old OS.

Meizu M5 (Light Weight 138 grams, Thin With Good Battery life)

The Meizu M5 is one of the light weighs smartphones you can buy on a low budget of Rs. 10,000 or $150. The smartphone has a weight of just 135 grams and comes with a 5.2 Inch Display with HD resolution (1280*720) pixels.

10 Best Thin Light Weight Smartphones

The smartphone comes with a plain metallic back cover and there is also a 2.5D Curve glass on top of the display.  The Meizu M5 is not the thinnest of smartphones in this list comes with a thickness of 7.3 mm but it is very light weight and also feels quite sharp.

Meizu has added a decent battery capacity to the device with 3000 mAH capacity battery to ensure that this light weight mobile works all day.  The Meizu M5 comes with an Octa-Core MediaTek 6750 Processor clocked at 1.5 GHz.

There is 32 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card slot. The smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and comes with 4G Volte Support.

Key Specs for Meizu M5

  • 5.2-inch HD display with resolution (720×1280 pixels)
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Processor 1.5 GHz Octa Core Mediatek MT6750
  • RAM 3 GB
  • ROM 32 GB Internal Memory with MicroSD card slot
  • Expandable storage – 128 GB
  • Connectivity – 4G LTE , Dual Sim
  • Fingerprint Scanner – YES
  • Primary Camera 13-MP rear camera with LED Flash, Front 5 Megapixel
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • Price Rs. 9999

Pros – Thin beautiful Metallic design. Good Battery life and light weight. Cons – Lack of Latest OS.

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 lightweight 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 built and looks 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 the respective price range.

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