1. kataran's Avatar
    I for one feel the weight is not a big burden for carrying around but it starts to be noticeable when using it for a long period of time one handed especially laying down. After two hours anything gets heavy but compared to other devices the 5S rates well due to its light aluminum body
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    04-12-2014 10:30 AM
  2. Speedygi's Avatar
    Interesting thoughts. I really do feel like the 5S doesn't really feel any different with or without a case on, it is THAT lightweight either ways. There are two things I can take away from that, first of which is that the light weight pushes the one-handed usage to easier levels, compounded by the already efficient length of the whole screen and the bezels, and second of which, it makes replacing it in my jeans pocket easier.

    I like the current weight, but if they are going to do a bigger phone device in the (near) future, I can't see myself taking to the lack of heft if that happens.

    All in all, no issue with the current weight, but please do a slightly heavier device in the future if the screen goes bigger, perhaps closely resembling the S5 or the M8's.
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    04-12-2014 11:05 AM
  3. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Haven't noticed the weight being an issue. But I can see it from your point of view holding anything for 2hrs straight can get heavy.
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    04-12-2014 11:20 AM
  4. ame's Avatar
    Its no impact. It's super light. Cases on it make all the difference though, I think.
    04-12-2014 11:54 AM
  5. rayz336's Avatar
    I don't really notice it but I only use my iPhone in short bursts
    04-12-2014 11:58 AM
  6. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Holding it up while in bed gets heavy but other than that, I'm good.
    Good Luck
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    04-12-2014 12:26 PM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    Haven't noticed any issues with weight, so I can say it has impacted my daily routine in anyway.
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    04-12-2014 01:07 PM
  8. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I'd think this phone would be the least uncomfortable. It's way less than any other device I've owned. I'm used to pretty huge and heavy devices though to be honest.

    Sent from the one in beautiful blue using Tapatalk.
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    04-12-2014 01:20 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Holding it up while in bed gets heavy but other than that, I'm good.
    Good Luck
    My sentiments exactly!!!
    04-12-2014 10:08 PM
  10. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Holding it up while in bed gets heavy but other than that, I'm good.
    Good Luck
    My sentiments exactly!!!
    04-12-2014 10:08 PM
  11. antiprotest's Avatar
    I don't think anyone should have a problem holding something this light for 20-40 hours, or indefinitely, including infants. The only thing that should limit the time one can hold it is inconvenience or boredom.

    However, I've heard of people who have dropped it or almost dropped it because it's too light, especially when they are using it with one hand (typing or tapping in apps), so that the top of the phone might drop forward and then on to the floor. Those people can use thin cases that give them more grip.
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    04-12-2014 10:21 PM
  12. Furt's Avatar
    Since I keep going back and forth between the iPhone and a Moto X which is heavier, the iPhone always feels super light and comfortable to me. No complaints at all.

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    04-16-2014 07:05 AM
  13. phreddyl's Avatar
    it is a pretty light device- no real impact
    04-16-2014 07:49 AM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't have an iPhone 5S, but the weight of my iPhone 5, and even the 4S before it had no impact on my daily life. It is still goes everywhere I go, and will continue to until I replace it....
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    04-16-2014 08:43 AM
  15. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    What weight?
    04-16-2014 11:38 AM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    The iPhone weight never bothered me.. It was always very light. The Note 3 at first was odd but now feels just as light as an iPhone since it's been my daily driver for awhile .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using iMore Forums.
    04-16-2014 12:53 PM
  17. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    The weight is close to, well non existent. It's pretty light to the point of forgetting I have a phone in my pocket lol.
    The 5S alone without a case is very light and it makes it easier to drop.
    With a case it's more noticeable in the pocket and hand.
    04-19-2014 08:54 PM
  18. motor96's Avatar
    Feels great!
    04-20-2014 02:53 PM
  19. drarif's Avatar
    Go to the gym,start lifting,then u won't feel the iphone 5s is heavy ..lol

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    04-20-2014 06:27 PM
  20. kataran's Avatar
    Go to the gym,start lifting,then u won't feel the iphone 5s is heavy ..lol

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Kill to birds with one stone
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    04-20-2014 06:42 PM
  21. anon4757448's Avatar
    I like that it's so light. A case does give it a little weight but that's fine too. I always had a case on my 4S, and the fact that I use my phone with one hand was bad for my pinky. I was in serious pain at times. I don't have that problem with my 5S.

    Sent from my iPhone 5S using iMore Forums
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    04-20-2014 07:02 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use a bulky Otterbox Defender on my 5, but never feel it's too heavy.

    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    04-20-2014 07:14 PM
  23. mumfoau's Avatar
    The weight doesn't impact me at all. The slickness impacts me much more.

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    04-20-2014 07:52 PM
  24. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Wait, the iPhone 5S actually weighs something?
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    04-20-2014 08:35 PM
  25. kataran's Avatar
    Wait, the iPhone 5S actually weighs something?
    The whole point of this thread is how does it effect you it's the lightest phone I've ever owned but it has weight to it

    If you carry a pebble in your shoe all day soon or later you notice it
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    04-20-2014 08:46 PM

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