Light Phone 2 vs 3: Pros and Cons For Phone Addiction and Minimalism

Andrew Folts
7 min readJun 23, 2024

June 18, 2024 — Pros and cons of the Light Phone 2 vs 3 for phone addiction, stress, and digital minimalism.

Hello, my name’s Andrew, and these are the pros and cons of the Light Phone 2 vs the Light Phone 3 for phone addiction and digital minimalism.


Back in March I officially hit three years of living without a smartphone, so I decided to make a video about my top ten favorite Light Phone tools, but literally an hour later I got this mysterious email about a “big announcement.”

Immediately, I started imagining what I’d want from a new Light Phone, and the top three features on my wishlist were…

  • 1. Camera: for taking photos/videos.
  • 2. Metal: for durability/design.
  • 3. Battery: for multi-day use.

Which is exactly what we got the next day in the launch video!

That said, the Light Phone 3 is actually more of an alternative than a replacement, so I…



Andrew Folts

Author of 365 Comics. Writer, illustrator, and barefoot runner slinging minimalist hacks for creative rebels.