If you're looking for a solid gimbal that will not break the back, the MOZA Mini-S may fit the bill for you. The company refers to this gimbal as an "entry-level" product, and the device does seem to be well built, while it can also serve as a monopod thanks to the attachment on the bottom.
This gimbal weighs 495 grams, and it can handle up to 280 grams as far as attached devices are concerned. So if you want to attach your smartphone, that should not be a problem at all, as all smartphones weight well under 280 grams, very few of them cross the 200-grams mark.
The device measures 317 x 116 x 95mm, which essentially means it's quite compact, while you can also fold it when you're not using it. It may even fit in your pocket, though that all depends on the size of your pocket, of course.
This gimbal does come with some controls that are built into it, it allows you to control your smartphone without a problem. You're getting a one-button zoom option here, focus control, quick playback, and so on. The device also allows you to quickly switch between portrait and landscape modes, so changing orientation while filming should not be a problem, should you choose to do so.
The device comes with various additional options, including shooting modes, such as hyper-lapse, slow motion, time-lapse, vertigo, inception, while it also has an object tracking option. You can also connect this gimbal to MOZA's Genie application which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
The MOZA Mini-S is a gimbal that definitely will not break the bank, as it is considerably more affordable than the competition. This gimbal offers really solid build quality, and if you're interested in getting it, you can do so via the link down below for $79. MOZA will ship the device to you for free (worldwide shipping), and there are also time-limited gifts that are available to early buyers, you can get a free t-shirt or a cap with your purchase.
Before you decide whether to buy the device or not, feel free to check out the gallery down below, there are quite a few pictures in there that will allow you to check out the MOZA Mini-S up close and personal. We have also included a link that will take you to the official MOZA Mini-S website, in addition to the aforementioned purchase link.