Best Portability for Smartphones

If your day away from your desk, the last thing you need is a bulky laptop slowing you down or one you need to plug everywhere you go. You might also be looking to lighten up your mobile toolkit, maybe even eliminate the need to carry a bag for a tablet or netbook altogether.

This list is all about lightweight, compact smartphones with long battery life without consideration for cost-effectiveness. If you're strapped for cash, scroll down to the budget section for options at below-average prices.

Easiest to Carry US$545 - US$1295

Here are the smallest, lightest and longest-lasting smartphones I have on file with absolutely no regards for price:

Easiest to Carry under $700

Need something cheaper? No worries; here are the most portable smartphones priced below average.

There might be some overlap with the list above, but everything down here is considered a budget-friendly smartphone.

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Had a specific budget in mind?

The typical price for smartphones is $764.99 but you can set a budget below:

Looking for something else?

Smartphones can also be compared based on the following characteristics:

I also have portability ranking for:

This list fluctuates constantly as I add new devices, retire old ones or when they go on sale so go ahead: bookmark this page and come back often.