Svelte vivo X5 Max isn't quite as thin in Malaysia

Svelte vivo X5 Max isn't quite as thin in Malaysia
At 4.75mm thin, the vivo X5 Max is one of the slimmest handsets out there. But those in Malayasia who purchase the phone might do a double take if they whip out their trusty tape measures and see that the device measures 5.08mm thick. No, the vivo X5 Max didn't start eating a large diet of chips and ICs. The extra .33mm in the thickness of the phone in certain regions was added by design. Why? Check out the next paragraph!

The vivo X5 Max variant that was 4.75mm happened to contain a 2000mAh battery. After all, if you're designing an extremely thin phone you can't have a chubby battery providing the power. Apparently this battery wasn't enough to keep X5 Max users from searching for power outlets during the day, so vivo decided to stuff a new cell with a 15% higher capacity (2300mAh for the mathematically challenged) into the handset.

Have you ever tried forcing size 10 feet into a size 7 shoe? It seems that vivo had a similar problem trying to fit the new battery into the phone. So it was forced to increase the size of the handset to 5.08mm to accommodate the larger size of the new cell. This new variant is being offered in Southeast Asian markets.

Everything else about the phone remains the same. The vivo X5 Max features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. This works out to a 401ppi pixel density. Under the hood you will find (if you bother looking) a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU with the Adreno 405 GPU working on graphics. 2GB of RAM is on board with 16GB of native storage inside. Those needing additional memory can always turn to the 128GB capacity microSD slot that is included. A 13MP camera is on back featuring an aperture of f/2.0, which should help you snap decent pictures in low-light conditions. A 5MP camera is on the front of the phone for selfies and video chats. Vivo's own Funtouch OS 2.0, which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, is pre-installed.

The vivo X5 Max, and the additional .33mm of thickness, is now available in Malaysia priced at the equivalent of $481 USD.

source: Soyacincau, GizmoChina

Related phones

X5 Max
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh



1. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

one question: why is every new phone launching in Malaysia? any reason for that? if i am not mistaken, certain models from Oppo, Xiaomi and even Nokia also took Malaysia as the launching ground.

2. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I think Malaysia is the one of the largest market in Asia ~

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Well, Malaysia is one of the most focused market for Chinese manufacturers. We have a lot of Chinese brands here (the known ones of course) like Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Lenovo, Meizu, Vivo, Zopo, ZTE, Leagoo and also, Gionee announced that they will be coming to Malaysia soon.

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

The same reason why most companies are targeting India

4. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

in other words : the phone still sucks no matter what

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

5.08mm is still pretty thin. If only they tried to fit a 3000mAh battery in there

7. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Now why can't Apple and Samsung learn a thing or two from this company. Release a second edition with bigger battery if it means only sacraficing no more than a couple mm plus truly having a flat back phone with no ugly protruding lenses. What's a couple mm gonna hurt?

8. assassinsaad

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

"for the mathematically challenged"

9. Simona unregistered

Actually this phone is nowhere to be purchased anymore..

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