Light Phone 3

Michal Malewicz
6 min readSep 4, 2023

My minimalist phone hardware and software explorations

An e-ink minimalist phone in black and white versions

A minimalist phone?

I’ve been a Light Phone 2 user since the beginning. I noticed that smartphone addiction and constant notifications were making me anxious.

The Light Phone 2 was a great way to ditch all that noise and focus on the life outside of the screens.

Light Phone 2 home screen

I used it a lot. On and off it was my main phone for the better part of the last three years. I tried other minimalist phones too, but LP2 always convinced me to go back to it in the end.

I used it so much that the screen cracked a little, but it’s otherwise quite durable.

Minimalist Phone, Minimalist Interface

I love minimalist design. From the era of Dieter Rams, all the way through Apple and even Windows Phone — I always embraced clean, simple products.

The UI of the Light Phone is mostly text-based, with clean and clear typography, pretty big spacing and…