Thin is in! Here is how flagship smartphones compare in thickness

A thin smartphone is a hot smartphone, there's no second opinion about it. Slimmer handsets are more attractive visually and easier to slip into pockets of all sizes. Here is how the popular flagship smartphones compare in thickness against each other and against the thinnest smartphone around, the Gionee Elife S5.5...
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51 Comments

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I bet moto X and Htc One M8 are the slimmest while actually handling. Curved backs FTW!!!

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I agree on Moto X

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yuck looks ugly and wobbly when left on the table. Awkward to text and dial. Flat rear back Ftw They should use SID batteries, which preforms 30% better than Lithium. And provides an extra 500mah on a 3000mah.

25. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

stop saying yuck...only gays uses that frequently

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's another formal way of not saying: disgusting, ugly, .. Do they? Maybe where you live they do, not here in iTaly.

31. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I've already told you, curved back phones are not curved enough to wobble. Also I usually pick my phone for texting.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Why Gionee Elife S5.5's photo is not shown? 8-12mm is good IMO.

17. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i still remember the ijunk 5 keynote claiming it was the thinnest phone in the world pfft

37. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

it was the thinnest phone in the world at the time, idiot

38. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

well, at least in the US. "in the world" was a dumb claim but it was still one of the thinnest phones ever lol

19. abdulmukta1234

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

I just think iphone looks ugly thick or thin

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm Ok yet with my N5s, that's slim enough for my tastes.

32. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

True, nexus 5 has the best ergonomics among 5 inch phones. Its unique shape and just perfect dimensions have made it my favorite phone in handling terms :)

33. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It does feel good to hold. It's a good size. Though I'm hoping for a radical shift with this years Nexus, each one has been quite a departure from the previous Nexus. I believe that will happen again. lol I recently found in a box of old phones my Sharp Rx300 which ran on a double A battery, and my old Sonly Clie SJ20 or 22, lost the flip cover 33 long ago. Them are thick PDA, makes my Nexus look like a postcard.

36. brasstax

Posts: 539; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

She said last night that she likes it thick

42. airstream25

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

In my opinion, thin is not the goal. Performance and long battery life are far more important.

43. Ethos unregistered

jesus christ they are all so thick like brick only one is OK whhich is iphone ! BUT !! where did u forget Vivo X3S W ???? http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/Ethos-Evoss/library/Vivo%20X3S?sort=3&page=1

46. Mr.Xperia unregistered

An honorable mention could be the Xperia Z Ultra with 6.5mm

49. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I prefer a phone that has the right heft or feel to the hand, not so to trouble me when it falls on my face when I doze off or not so light to feel like a toy, and not so thin and wide to trouble me in handling.

50. Fellwalker

Posts: 523; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

To Nick T., author of this piece of drivel. Thank you for telling me that I do not hold a valid opinion. I do not find a thin phone to be hot. I just look at it and think that the marketing types have won again over the practical bods. Give me another few (or many} mm and another few hours of useful life. Please stop hyping thinness, and start pushing for a phone that will cope with a hard day's work, and have the potential to last a weekend without being recharged. I agree that fitting components into a space is a real skill, though computers can do it nowadays. Making a phone thin without compromise is the key, as you say, but then you do not give us comparative info to make any sort of judgement except that this is a fluff article.

51. Ethos unregistered

And I forgot mention ; where the hell is Huawei Ascend P7 ??? it is fkin slim as fuk ..
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