Weekly poll results: the ideal weight for a phone is between 140g and 170g

March 3rd, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

For most people, the ideal weight of a phone is between 140g and 170g. We were surprised to see how many people commented on our poll that “lighter is better”. There’s a sort of stigma around light phones – the heavier handsets just feel more durable.

Of course, that is mostly an illusion. A phone made of polycarbonate will like outlive a metal phone while being lighter. But “plastic” doesn’t sell phones, metal and glass do – just look at a list of the best-selling phones.

Many people did say that weight is a secondary concern. And it’s true that battery and additional hardware add to…

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