Vivo X5 Max dethrones Oppo's R5 to become the world's thinnest smartphone

Vivo X5 Max dethrones Oppo's R5 to become the world's thinnest smartphone
It looks like the latest obsession of Chinese smartphone vendors is to build the thinnest handsets ever made.

In September, the 5.1mm-thin Gionee Elife S5.1 was recognized by the Guiness World Records as the slimmest smartphone on earth. One month after - last week - Oppo introduced the R5, which, at 4.85 mm, became the newest king of ultra-thin smartphones. And now, if you can believe it, another Chinese company is getting ready to launch a handset that’s even thinner.

The company we’re talking about is Vivo (notably known for being the world’s first to introduce a handset with a Quad HD display), while the new smartphone is called X5 Max. The X5 Max is only 4.75 mm thin, and looks a lot like the Vivo X5, a slightly older handset that’s pretty slim itself (6.3mm). The new smartphone’s full dimensions are 153.9 x 78 x 4.75 mm.

Most likely, the X5 Max is the Vivo handset that we told you about last week, when rumors had it that it would be only 3.8mm thin (we’re not sure that’s even possible). The smartphone runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, featuring a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, LTE, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and an octa-core 1.7 GHz processor (probably made by MediaTek).

At the moment, we don’t know when the Vivo X5 Max will be released, and neither for what price. In any case, the handset will be launched in China first, where it's been approved by the Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center (also known as TENAA).


source: TENAA (translated)

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21 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I guess it is appropriate that they are running KitKat. Those things really do snap!

2. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Give me a break guy. lol

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This is just dumb. I bet you that the vast majority wouldn't care if their phone was 4.75mm or 6.75mm. Plus with that extra 2mm means you can use a bigger battery. Which would be better to have 4.75mn or a larger battery. The majority of the world would want that bigger battery instead of being thin.

14. torr310

Posts: 1674; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I believe they wanna hide the phones in the books.

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Is it that thick at the camera bulge, or are we not including all the equipment that makes up the hardware or phone?

4. wilsong17 unregistered

Why are people so desperate with thin phone.. when are they going to realized that people want better speaker and battery.. this will just heat up in a beat

7. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Do you buy Chinese company phones? No right. So this is not for you. At least they all are competing for thinnest phones not fattest phone,so just read n enjoy what they have to offer.

11. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

We already have some chinese phone with large battery 4000-5000mah, so we have many option and alternative, which is good for us who knows tomorrow we would see a phablet with qwerty keyboard?

15. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Would love to see a phablet with qwerty keyboard esp if it is removable.

5. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

This looks like a iPhone. Lmao.

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Forget #bendgate how about #snapgate. Seriously people STOP what good does a thinner phone really do? fits in your pocket... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand thats it. the battery life is gunna suffer bigtime and that is not worth a thinner phone.

21. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Apple fixed the newer iphone plus models. iphone 6 plus also has the best iphone battery life of any iphone and it is thinner than the 5s.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Am I the only one who thinks that thickness should be measured by the thickest part of the phone? For example, if a phone has a camera bulge, said phone's thickness should be measured at the camera bulge. It's just common sense...

9. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

All these delusional Chinese OEM. Since when did most customers ask for thin phones? We asked for phones with good battery lives dammit.

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Not if you count that big hump...... Do you just forget it's there?

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Now we can do shaving, cut vegetables, etc. with our phones. ;)

16. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I wait for 1mm phone...

17. leenwen

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Is it bend? I think it is the question many people want to ask ,of course ,it will bend! right?

18. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Lets see how long that lasts, Koobee H5 might be thinner.

19. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The back is a total iPhone 5S clone.

20. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'm just waiting on bending videos on this phone, then it would be a perfect copy of iPhones.

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