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.

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

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source: Soyacincau, GizmoChina

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