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What is the heaviest iPhone you've ever owned?

  • iPhone 5/5S/SE 2016: 112-113 grams

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • iPhone 2G/3G/3GS/5c/6/12 mini: 129-135 grams

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • iPhone 4/4S/6S/7/13 mini/SE 2022: 137-144 grams

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • iPhone 8/SE 2020: 148 grams

    Votes: 6 5.0%
  • iPhone 12: 164 grams

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • iPhone 6 Plus/X/XS/13/14: 172-177 grams

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • iPhone 6S Plus/7 Plus/11/11 Pro/XR/12 Pro: 188-194 grams

    Votes: 11 9.1%
  • iPhone 8 Plus/XS Max/13 Pro/14 Plus/14 Pro: 202-208 grams

    Votes: 29 24.0%
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max/12 Pro Max: 226-228 grams

    Votes: 12 9.9%
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max/14 Pro Max: 240 grams

    Votes: 51 42.1%

  • Total voters
    121

lkalliance

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With weight being a popular topic of comparison, I thought I'd put out this poll! All weights are off of the Apple official site.
 
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lkalliance

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Looking at the list, I can see that the two mini models are the only iPhones under 160 grams since the transition to the X models.

EDIT: Leaving aside the SE 2022 and SE 2020, that is.
 
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lkalliance

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OK, this is a blatant bump. But over the first dozen votes I'm surprised that it seems to skew to the heavier side. That lone vote way down at the iPhone 8 level? That's me! I guess I figure I'm not the only one out there in that category; since the end of the SE 2016 there hasn't been a shortage of threads about weight.
 

Tagbert

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Jun 22, 2011
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OK, this is a blatant bump. But over the first dozen votes I'm surprised that it seems to skew to the heavier side. That lone vote way down at the iPhone 8 level? That's me! I guess I figure I'm not the only one out there in that category; since the end of the SE 2016 there hasn't been a shortage of threads about weight.
You asked what the heaviest phones we had were. that would be a lot of entries for heavy phones. Did you want to know what phones we have now, if they are lighter?

My previous 8 was heavier than my current 12 mini.
 

fatTribble

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Sep 21, 2018
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For me, whenever the phones got noticeably heavier it was just an adjustment. Once I got used to it after a week I never thought about it again.
 
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NikkoTuason

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Oct 2, 2018
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On Apples definitely 13PM or 14PM, on Samsung Fold 4, noticeably heavier than the former.
 

Deacon-Blues

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On paper you look at the 14 Pro Max and think man, that puppy is heavy, gonna need to hit the gym. But I can’t tell the difference between this new phone and my old 11 Pro Max. Turned out to be a non issue for me.
 

sorgo †

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8 Plus is heaviest for me but overall I’ve stayed on the lighter side. (I’ve also had an 11, a 12, a 13 mini, an original SE, a 5, and a 6, and I have a 2022 SE on the way)
 
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lkalliance

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You asked what the heaviest phones we had were. that would be a lot of entries for heavy phones. Did you want to know what phones we have now, if they are lighter?

My previous 8 was heavier than my current 12 mini.
Thanks for the opportunity to clarify. I do have it like I want it...it's really meant as a tell of who has made the leap to the heavy phones at all. I guess I could do a poll that asks "Is your current iPhone the heaviest you have ever had?", which might give us some feeling as to how often people go to a point and then opt to go back.
 

lkalliance

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As the votes come in, it looks like so far over 60%* of MacRumors users have at least at some point owned a Pro Max model. Whew!

*margin of error: 33%
 

fasterthanusual

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Jan 9, 2022
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After spending two years with a 12PM I promised myself to go with a lighter phone. This morning I was set on getting the 14. This afternoon, I visited the Apple Store, held the 14Plus and it just felt MUCH LIGHTER than the 14 even though the 14 is 172g and the 14Plus is 203g. That larger screen on the 14Plus is so appealing. I also held the 14PM for comparison, and within 5 seconds, I can hear the voice in my head say "yea.. no" due to its weight. Time to choose again, between the 14 and 14 Plus.
 

Tagbert

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Jun 22, 2011
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After spending two years with a 12PM I promised myself to go with a lighter phone. This morning I was set on getting the 14. This afternoon, I visited the Apple Store, held the 14Plus and it just felt MUCH LIGHTER than the 14 even though the 14 is 172g and the 14Plus is 203g. That larger screen on the 14Plus is so appealing. I also held the 14PM for comparison, and within 5 seconds, I can hear the voice in my head say "yea.. no" due to its weight. Time to choose again, between the 14 and 14 Plus.
That stainless steel on the Pro is much heavier than the aluminum of the non-Pro. I wish that Apple would just go with Titanium for the Pros to get lighter weight. Of course then they would charge even more. 😊
 
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fasterthanusual

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Jan 9, 2022
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After spending two years with a 12PM I promised myself to go with a lighter phone. This morning I was set on getting the 14. This afternoon, I visited the Apple Store, held the 14Plus and it just felt MUCH LIGHTER than the 14 even though the 14 is 172g and the 14Plus is 203g. That larger screen on the 14Plus is so appealing. I also held the 14PM for comparison, and within 5 seconds, I can hear the voice in my head say "yea.. no" due to its weight. Time to choose again, between the 14 and 14 Plus.

Update: this week I ordered a Pro 14. I was super set on either the 14 or 14 Plus, I visited the Apple store several times to hold the phones in my hands and compare the weight, during my most recent visit, I took some zoomed-in pictures with both the 14 Plus and the 14 Pro Max, and wow, the quality of the pictures from the zoom lenses on the 14 Pro Max are insane. So I opted for the 14 Pro due to the lighter weight. I wish there was an iPhone that had a 6.4" screen, all the pro features, with the weight of the iPhone 14 or under 190grams. Regardless, super grateful.
 
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MEB38

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Nov 12, 2022
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8 plus and then my current 14 plus. They are about the heaviest I’m willing to go.
 

davedvdy

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Oct 25, 2011
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I hate heavy phones! Why do I always buy the PM’s? Because they’re the best. Why can Samsung make lighter weight phones but Apple can’t?
It's probably mainly the stainless steel. The Samsung S22 Ultra is made of aluminum. The S22 Ultra still weighs in a little over 8 ounces vs. 8.47 oz on the 13/14 Pro Max. The 14 Plus has the aluminum and weighs in at 7.13 oz.
 
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