I have a hard time recommending this radio as pocket friendly simply because it's just a little too chunky. It is no doubt small but would I want to walk around with this in my pants or shirt pocket?... probably not.
From top to bottom it is just over 4.5 inches, side to side it is 2.3/4 inches, and thickness is 1.1/3 inches. So no doubt it's small when looking at the face but it is definitely a chunky little radio... Now I know 1.1/3 inches is not that thick but when one is looking for an actual pocket sized radio then I have a hard time believing this would be ideal. With 2 AA's installed(NOT INCLUDED BY THE WAY) it is lite. I threw it on my digital scale and it came out to 190 grams. I think that's pretty good with the batteries installed. It is definitely a small radio and one I would have no issues throwing into a backpack or maybe if a lady wanted to throw it in a purse then sure. Pocket not so much.
With that out of the way I can now get on to the radio itself. It is, in a word, fantastic. Seriously. I got it on sale for half the retail price but I would have no issues paying full retail for this little radio. I love the retro chrome look but obviously it is just plastic painted silver. Still though, it looks old school and I think that's great. Functionally it is very good. The antenna is very effective and when fully extended it measures 17 inches. I found the reception in my area to be very good. I was able to pick up some stations with this little radio crystal clear that are a bit fuzzy on a much larger radio, albeit older. The Am/FM switch is solid as well are the tuning and On/Off/Volume dials. The radio feels about as solid as a small plastic radio can. I wouldn't expect it to take a serious fall and survive but I'm not about to test that theory out. If treated properly, and you use the attached wrist strap, I have no doubt it would last a life time. Sound quality is about as good as you would expect for a radio of this sound. I was actually impressed with the sound quality. I was expecting the sound to be the weak spot here but I can report that I'm pleasantly surprised and happy. This radio is a mono radio though so remember when you plug headphones or ear-buds into the jack you're only going to have sound coming out of one side, not both.
Not much else to say here. It's a cheap portable radio that actually works. The stations come in clear and it has an above avg antenna for this price point. It feels solid in the hand and the dials and switch are nice and strong. I mentioned at the beginning of my review that I do have doubts as to this actually being used as a pocket radio. I find it too chunky for that purpose. It is no doubt small though and at 190 grams with the 2 AA's installed it is certainly not going to weigh anyone down. I think it's the perfect radio for a backpack/B.O.B or just to keep in a drawer for when the power goes out. I really feel you would be hard pressed to find a better radio at this price point.