Smartphone weight varies considerably depending on the make/model, and this is on full display with the iPhone 13 family from Apple. Many factors come into play when buying a new phone. It’s important to make sure it has a good display, fast performance, high-quality cameras, etc. These are all things the entire iPhone 13 lineup succeeds at. Whether someone’s buying the compact iPhone 13 mini or monstrous iPhone 13 Pro Max, all four of Apple‘s latest iPhones bring a lot of good to the table.

That said, there’s one characteristic of smartphones people often overlook: weight. A phone like the iPhone 13 Pro Max has everything someone could ask for. However, if that person doesn’t like heavy phones, it may not be a good fit at all. Smartphone weight may not be the most exciting talking point out there, but it’s something that can make daily use with a device considerably better/worse depending on your personal preference.

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Let’s kickstart this conversation with the two lightest iPhone 13 models. The iPhone 13 mini weighs just 141 grams, while the regular iPhone 13 is a bit heavier at 174 grams. This lighter construction is thanks to the use of glass on the front/back and a matte aluminum frame. Aluminum may not be the most premium material out there, but it manages to offer great durability without adding unnecessary heft. If you’re coming from an older iPhone, the weight of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini should be pretty easy to get accustomed to. The iPhone 8 weighs 148 grams, the iPhone X is 174 grams, and the iPhone 11 is 194 grams.

iPhone 13 Pro Weight Explained

Then there’s the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. These two phones have numerous advantages over their non-Pro siblings — including 120Hz displays, triple rear cameras, and bigger batteries. All of that extra functionality also comes with a considerable weight increase. The iPhone 13 Pro weighs in at 204 grams, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max goes all the way up to 240 grams. The reason for this increased weight? Stainless steel. Instead of having an aluminum frame like the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, the two Pro models have a stainless steel frame. It adds a touch of elegance not found with the cheaper iPhone 13 variants, but it also means the flagship models are substantially heavier.

How The iPhone 13 Weight Compares To Other Phones

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in the hands of a user.

There’s no doubt that the entire iPhone 13 series is on the hefty side — but so are most modern smartphones released today. Take the Galaxy S22 as an example. With the same screen size and similar dimensions as the iPhone 13, the S22 is 167 grams. It’s a little bit lighter, but not by much. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is also a beefy phone at 228 grams — just 12 grams lighter than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are even lighter than their iPhone 13 counterparts, weighing 159 and 210 grams, respectively.

Is The iPhone 13 Too Heavy?

iPhone 13

If you’re someone who really values a lightweight and comfortable smartphone, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini may be the better choices. They’re easier to use one-handed, lighter in a pocket/bag, and also come with much lower price tags. Added perks like the 120Hz display and additional cameras for the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are undoubtedly nice. Just remember that they come at the expense of heavier phones (and higher price tags).