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Vivo X5 Max dethrones Oppo's R5 to become the world's thinnest smartphone

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Vivo X5 Max dethrones Oppo's R5 to become the world's thinnest smartphone
It looks like the latest obsession of Chinese smartphone vendors is to build the thinnest handsets ever made.

In September, the 5.1mm-thin Gionee Elife S5.1 was recognized by the Guiness World Records as the slimmest smartphone on earth. One month after - last week - Oppo introduced the R5, which, at 4.85 mm, became the newest king of ultra-thin smartphones. And now, if you can believe it, another Chinese company is getting ready to launch a handset that’s even thinner.

The company we’re talking about is Vivo (notably known for being the world’s first to introduce a handset with a Quad HD display), while the new smartphone is called X5 Max. The X5 Max is only 4.75 mm thin, and looks a lot like the Vivo X5, a slightly older handset that’s pretty slim itself (6.3mm). The new smartphone’s full dimensions are 153.9 x 78 x 4.75 mm.

Most likely, the X5 Max is the Vivo handset that we told you about last week, when rumors had it that it would be only 3.8mm thin (we’re not sure that’s even possible). The smartphone runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, featuring a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, LTE, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and an octa-core 1.7 GHz processor (probably made by MediaTek).

At the moment, we don’t know when the Vivo X5 Max will be released, and neither for what price. In any case, the handset will be launched in China first, where it's been approved by the Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center (also known as TENAA).


source: TENAA (translated)

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posted on 04 Nov 2014, 21:41 8

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I guess it is appropriate that they are running KitKat. Those things really do snap!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 21:52 1

2. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Give me a break guy. lol

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 23:00 1

12. sgodsell (Posts: 3491; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


This is just dumb. I bet you that the vast majority wouldn't care if their phone was 4.75mm or 6.75mm. Plus with that extra 2mm means you can use a bigger battery. Which would be better to have 4.75mn or a larger battery. The majority of the world would want that bigger battery instead of being thin.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 23:17

14. torr310 (Posts: 826; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I believe they wanna hide the phones in the books.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:04 1

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Is it that thick at the camera bulge, or are we not including all the equipment that makes up the hardware or phone?

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:04 9

4. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Why are people so desperate with thin phone.. when are they going to realized that people want better speaker and battery.. this will just heat up in a beat

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:09 6

7. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Do you buy Chinese company phones? No right. So this is not for you. At least they all are competing for thinnest phones not fattest phone,so just read n enjoy what they have to offer.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:53

11. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


We already have some chinese phone with large battery 4000-5000mah, so we have many option and alternative, which is good for us
who knows tomorrow we would see a phablet with qwerty keyboard?

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 23:31

15. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Would love to see a phablet with qwerty keyboard esp if it is removable.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:05 2

5. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


This looks like a iPhone. Lmao.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:06 4

6. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1085; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Forget #bendgate how about #snapgate. Seriously people STOP what good does a thinner phone really do? fits in your pocket... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand thats it. the battery life is gunna suffer bigtime and that is not worth a thinner phone.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 07:45

21. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Apple fixed the newer iphone plus models. iphone 6 plus also has the best iphone battery life of any iphone and it is thinner than the 5s.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:20 2

8. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Am I the only one who thinks that thickness should be measured by the thickest part of the phone? For example, if a phone has a camera bulge, said phone's thickness should be measured at the camera bulge. It's just common sense...

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:31 2

9. haikallp (Posts: 201; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


All these delusional Chinese OEM. Since when did most customers ask for thin phones? We asked for phones with good battery lives dammit.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 22:33 1

10. baldilocks (Posts: 740; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Not if you count that big hump...... Do you just forget it's there?

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 23:12 1

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Now we can do shaving, cut vegetables, etc. with our phones. ;)

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 02:02 2

16. Andrewtst (Posts: 619; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I wait for 1mm phone...

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 02:33

17. leenwen (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Is it bend? I think it is the question many people want to ask ,of course ,it will bend! right?

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 03:06

18. realjjj (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Lets see how long that lasts, Koobee H5 might be thinner.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 06:45

19. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


The back is a total iPhone 5S clone.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 07:05

20. dorfoz (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I'm just waiting on bending videos on this phone, then it would be a perfect copy of iPhones.

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