Here's what's inside the thinnest smartphone ever: Vivo X5 Max gets the teardown treatment

Here's what's inside the thinnest smartphone ever: Vivo X5 Max gets the teardown treatment
Although it's not technically the thinnest phone on the market (as it's only been unveiled, not launched yet), the dual-SIM Vivo X5 Max will steal Oppo R5's throne once it lands on the shelves with its extremely-thin unibody, 4.75mm at its "fattest" point and just 3.98mm at the thinnest one.

As curious as we tech-heads usually are, it comes without a doubt that many of you have wanted to take a brief sneak peek inside the Vivo X5 Max and its hardware components, which are surely packed like sardines.

Well, we have been curious to check its insides, too, and fortunately, we can now do so. A relatively-extensive teardown of the runway star just surfaced, treating us to almost all of its hardware components. It seems that the motherboard of the phone itself is merely 1.7mm thick, or merely half of the width of the 3.5mm audio jack that has also made the cut and has found its way in the phone, which is quite curious when you take into account that the runner-up in the "thinnest phone" race, the Oppo R5, is devoid of a regular audio jack. 

You can take a gander at the insides of the thinnest phone in the world right below. 

source: MyDrivers (translated) via GSMDome



1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Ok...lets take some steps back from the 'thin' thing and put in bigger batteries and such and make them less likely to be damaged/bend because they are unreasonably thin..

2. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Or how about you find yourself another phone and comment in that relevant section ?

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011


4. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

He has a point... and I support bigger batteries over making the thinnest phone..... In my opinion the race towards the thinnest phone is almost as dumb as the race to have more than 400 ppi in displays... it makes absolutely no sense to have 2K or more on a 5" screen... 1080p is enough for up to 5.4" and 720p is enough for 4.7" I wish manufacturers would make devices more durable with better batteries and focus more on software optimization and details...

7. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Its all innovation anyway, somebody will buy it. Imagine if any other OEM uses this motherboard in a Note 4 sized device, it would allow a huge battery to be used. JS

8. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Exactly!, and that is what I would like as a consume... to have a device internally similar to this, but with a thicker battery and tougher frame (not saying this is weak)... But I understand that tech companies commonly sell fashion instead of usefulness in their designs... - Thick top/bottom bezels of iPhones just to keep the design symmetrical and "pretty". - Weak glass back on Sony Xperia Z line, specially the latest Z3/Z3c... instead of using a sturdier back material (Moto Razr, HTC One S come to mind) - The Galaxy Alpha being one of the few Samsung devices lacking microSD card slot in favor of an aluminium body. They all give in to fashion (that sells more in short term) instead of usefulness (that remunerate less at first)

5. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

unlike Qhd + pixel race I think there is nothing wrong in make a thinner phone to look impressive, it push the more circuit and component efficiency which would benefit in lighter weight phone.

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in improving technology. However it seems we are at a point where the only benefit from a thinner phone is 'it is thinner' the other components as well as the structural integrity seems to be suffering in this race towards a thinner phone. At least to me a phone doesn't really need to be thinner then around the 8 mm mark, if they kept the phones that thick, and improved all the other components in it we would could potentially get much more powerful phones with more components and such? Maybe it is just me that can't see the benefits of phones becoming thinner/lighter beyond that point, it isn't like they weigh a lot or don't fit in pockets?

9. Simona unregistered

Shame it doesn't support EU LTE /4G

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