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

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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20 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I have to agree the 90's were freaking cool. +1

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

2. wendygarett unregistered

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

7. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

ewww... plastic hahahaha

13. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Lol I'm laughing at this comment.

15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

17. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

please someone kill wendygarret

18. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

20. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

3. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

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

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Oh Gosh, this is about Android phones MrKoles.

9. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Oh yeah, I see now.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

10. SPIDERMAN4

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

This is a list of android smartphones iphone isnot android

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

12. zennacko unregistered

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c8il_Q6SU I bet all those phones couldn't survive what the "fat" lumia took before (finally) breaking.

14. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 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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