World's thinnest smartphone doubles as a hammer

World's thinnest smartphone doubles as a hammer
Right now, the 6.65mm thin Oppo Finder is the world's thinnest smartphone, as we've told you before. That title is expected to eventually belong to the ZTE Athena and its 6.2mm footprint. But right now, its the Oppo Finder wearing the crown. With such notoriety, the handset becomes the target for those who want to see just how tough a phone could be with those measurements.

One of the most popular challenges these days is to see if your smartphone can double as a hammer without ending up damaged. It's the 2012 equivalent of swallowing goldfish or seeing how many kids can fit into a payphone booth. We've seen the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC One X used as a hammer, although in the case of the latter, it wasn't a perfect replacement. Which brings up a point. Just because you see someone using their brand new handset as a hammer doesn't mean you should try it at home. Some of these tests are conducted by insurance companies or repair shops so the risk is limited. You wouldn't use your new Stanley hammer as a cellphone (if  you do hear voices using it, call 911 immediately) so don't use your Oppo Finder or any mobile device as a hammer.

In the video, you'll see the Oppo Finder hammer some nails into a 2 x 4. Available in China at the dollar equivalent price of $393, this just might be the first smartphone whose first name you can write backward and forward and get the name correct. Meanwhile, the device has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. On the back is an 8MP camera and Android 4.0 is installed. It all makes a wonderful addition to your tool chest portfolio of gadgets.

source: YouTube via Phandroid



11. djbuan

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

i don't get the sense out of this kind of videos... seriously?

10. sadaff

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Good looking hammer!

9. JcHnd

Posts: 290; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

What's the point with phones being so thin? make them comfortable to hold not just thinner!

6. wendygarett unregistered

Chinese has a good skill to hammer the phone :)

5. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I'm waiting for them to make phones so thin, you can use them as a flat head screwdriver.

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

This comment wins.

8. Brewski

Posts: 739; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

But will it blend?

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Man, what a s**tty idea using your smartphone as a hammer, those dude need to get treated

12. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

They're most likely sale representatives and are simply demonstrating how tough their phones are. You're the one who needs to get treated.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The glass and screen remained just fine and to me, that's the most important thing. Nice job!

1. Tonivstono

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Battery is going to be like s**t....

3. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

not really sure about that one, it's basically using the same SuperAmoled+ as the SGS2, and if that 1.5GHz dual core is the S4, then it could have relatively better battery life..

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