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Android anorexics: world's thinnest phones for the year roundup

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Android anorexics: world's thinnest phones for the year roundup
Thin is in again this year, people, just when we thought that dubious advantage of one smartphone before the other has gone the way of the Dodo. Manufacturers, from Sony through Huawei to local hero Chinese brands, are racing to come out with the "thinnest" title this year.

We are not entirely sold on the super-slim idea, as it makes the phone uncomfortable to grab when lying flat on the tablet, for instance, and leaves less space for battery and other internals, not to mention the potential heat dissipation and general endurance issues.

There's no denying that slim looks elegant and sophisticated, however, and a lot of users are willing to trade functionality for looks, thus we are rounding up this year's Slim Jim releases in the sub-8mm Android universe, for a closer look what happens on a low-carb diet.

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posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:05 4

1. tech2 (Posts: 2165; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


thinnest phones of the year .............2013 is over already ?!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:19 8

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4172; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Man I haven't had a Slim Jim in forever. I am going to my local gas station & I am going to pick one up.

SNAP!! in to a SLIM JIM!! OHH YEAHHHH!!

R.I.P. Macho Man Randy Savage!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:30 2

8. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Thank you for that nostalgic moment. I'm going to grab a whole box cause of that lol. Damn I miss the 90's.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:27 1

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4172; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah I have to agree the 90's were freaking cool.

+1

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 17:04

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6570; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Snap in to a SLIM JIM OH YEAHHH! RIP MACHO MAN.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:07 3

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Eww, Chinese products and Sony?
I'll take s4 all the time...

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:21 13

7. pyradark (Posts: 774; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


ewww... plastic hahahaha

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:35 2

13. anleoflippy (Posts: 289; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Lol I'm laughing at this comment.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:18 1

15. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Some of the S4 variants are made in China you hypocrite.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:29 5

17. dynamo.one (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


please someone kill wendygarret

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 15:27 2

18. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Or Phonearena can just ban them/their IP and hope they are not smart enough to change it.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 18:50

20. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


If PA bans him, he could just make another account.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:09

3. MrKoles (Posts: 325; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Where is iPhone? It´s thinner than Xperia Z and GS4.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:17 9

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Oh Gosh, this is about Android phones MrKoles.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:53 1

9. MrKoles (Posts: 325; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Oh yeah, I see now.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:16 2

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Wow, these phones are so thin, definitely few would be from Chinese markets. Good to see that Sony and Samsung are in the list.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 09:48

10. SPIDERMAN4 (Posts: 25; Member since: 13 Apr 2011)


This is a list of android smartphones iphone isnot android

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:05

11. roldefol (Posts: 2971; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


No, but the iPhone 5 still holds up as a standard for thin and lightweight smartphones.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:40

12. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c8il_Q6SU

I bet all those phones couldn't survive what the "fat" lumia took before (finally) breaking.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:55 2

14. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


why are people caught up on thinner phones?

battery life is much better

i wouldnt mind a 15mm phone with wireless charging and all day wifi, by all day i mean more than 25 hours not 9-5

i see people becoming wussies as time progresses... they cant lift a 200 gram device and 10mm wont fit in their skinny jeans

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