This is my third pair of these shorts - I have black, khaki, and savannah (red). There is a zipper pocket at either hip, which fits iPhone 6S perfectly - plenty of room for a bigger phone, too. Functional drawstring on the inside of the waistband, and the elastic isn't too tight. The built in briefs are generously sized so you don't feel like you're wearing too-tight undies. These would be great for actual running - but not so much if you wanted to stash your phone in the shorts, too much jostling around. But for errands, walks, yard work, etc. the pockets are perfect. 5'3", 115lbs with bigger quads and a thick-ish waist, and the size small fits great.