Beach bods: world's thinnest phones roundup

Beach bods: world's thinnest phones roundup
While Vivo is hinting at yet another, 4.75mm shot at smartphone glory, after the 4.85mm thin Oppo R5 was announced, we are listing some the world's thinnest smartphones at this very moment, to put things in perspective, and gauge just how thin a sub-7mm phone is - these ones have shed the pounds for beach bodies to marvel at.

It all started with the original Moto RAZR craze, and the anorexia pandemic spread fast as a bush fire, engulfing the smartphone universe as well. Now, one can argue that too slim of a handset is of a dubious ergonomic, and pick-up-from-the-desk value, but slim handsets can't be denied their gorgeous looks, plus they are usually a tribute to a company's manufacturing prowess.

That's why we are showing you the handsets that belong to the rare sub-7mm gang, which have been introduced in the last year or so. The iPhone 6 also managed to join this exclusive club, clocking in at 6.9mm, albeit with a slightly protruding iSight camera piece. Are you a fan of thin smartphones, and how thin is too thin for you?

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13 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Phones should me measured at their protruding camera/thickest point...

3. buccob

Posts: 2974; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree for reference... but in reality most protruding cameras will not affect pocketability

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think, as a general rule, phones should be measured by the smallest space they could fit into. A "7mm" phone with a 1mm protruding camera wouldn't fit in a 7mm thick space...

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Most protruding cameras are about 1-3 mm An extra 3 mm wont affect pocketability as well Also with that extra 3 mm they can probably almost double the battery as well

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not really no. If 99.999999999999% of the phone is 6mm, it's 6mm. The camera bump is like what? Less than 1% of the phone? If you want to get that picky you can include a logo that sticks out or like a slight bump in one area of the finishing. The clearance gives or take half a mm anyways, Except for HTC and Asus. They have much lower standards. Their clearance is probably like cm off the base and they release it anyways.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Z Ultra is kinda a tempting phone. And it can still compete with others. Only the camera is a bit bad. This kinda shows how little things have changed in the past year. It really feels like the tech industry is kinda slowing down.

13. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

True a phone with a s800 isn't slow by any means and could probably still go head on with a 805 without it being noticeable slower. I think qualcomm has ben sitting on its ass last couple of models as the speed bump isn't drastically better. Also 1080p vs 2k isn't a big deal as 2k isn't used for recording so either you have 4k movies or 1080p movies. And 4k takes to much storage space. So for now 1080p is what most people need. The z ultra was my phone until the z3 tablet. Just because of the screen. But since i got the z2 tablet i caught myself not enjoying the ultra as much anymore. It was time for a bigger phone ;)

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think it kinda ironic that the iPhone 6 is actually the thickest device in the list.

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Which of these can I get in the states (besides the obvious Samasung & Apple offerings).... with LTE?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31290; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please OEM's, nothing thinner than what out there now, at least until battery technology advances to where they're smaller, and more powerful.

12. Iodine

Posts: 1493; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Comming up next: the Incredible 4,7 mm thin (insert name) THE world's FIRST phone with an external power source.

10. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

why does the list stopped at 12 and 12 is the iphone?

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Disappointing to see most of the phones in this article being Chinese phones. But at least the Galaxy Alpha and A series are there, looking banging.

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