7 of the world’s thinnest phone devices 2016
CompareMyMobile has been on a mission to find the world’s thinnest phone, and we have delivered. Here is the ultimate list of the thinnest phone devices on the market! As technology advances, mobile phones have become smaller, thinner and faster. And while larger screens may be right on trend following the launch of the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S, slim phones still seem to be on the tick list for many consumers.
So here we have it, 7 of the thinnest smartphone models you could get your hands on. We’ve even ordered them with the thinnest first, so you can quickly gauge which device will slip into your pocket the easiest.
The ultimate thinnest phone list:
1 Vivo X5 Max – 4.75 mm
2 Oppo R5s – 4.85 mm
3 Gionee Elife S7 – 5.5mm
4 Samsung Galaxy A8 – 5.9mm
5 Huawei p8 – 6.4mm
6 Vivo X5 pro – 6.4mm
7 ZTE Grand S – 6.9mm
Vivo X5 Max – 4.75 mm
At an impressive 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max is currently the world’s thinnest phone on the market. Manufactured by the Chinese phone giant, the phone was released on the 10th December 2014, and remains the thinnest smartphone around. The super slim phone has a 13 mega pixel camera, along with a microSD card slot and impressive sound capabilities. The phone trumps the previous world’s thinnest phone – the oppo R5s (see below), and weighs in at just 156g.
Other notable feature on the thinnest smartphone going is the super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and multi-touch display. Running on Android, the Vivo X5 max is an affordable smartphone for people looking for a slender display and easy functionality.
Oppo R5s – 4.85 mm
The Oppo R5s is another ultra-thin phone, worthy of a mention. At just 1mm thicker than the Vivo X5 Max, the smartphone offers a 5.3 inch screen, 13 megapixel Sony camera and 16 million colours. While it may not be quite the thinnest smartphone now, the Oppo R5s is 1g lighter than the Vivo! You win some, you lose some. As a result of this phone being so thin however, the device only contains a 2000mAh battery, and no room for a headphone jack. So for those of you desperate for one of the thinnest phones going, you’ll have to sacrifice some functionality.
The slim phone has a full HD resolution touch screen, with Gorilla Glass 3 support for gloved and wet touch. The device has a front and back camera, with LED flash and a hoard of scene modes to ensure each picture you take looks as good as possible. The Oppo R5s may be one of the world’s thinnest phones, but it doesn’t lack in functions.
Gionee Elife S7 – 5.5mm
The Gionee Elife S7 is the next thinnest phone in the world, and comes in at just 5.5mm thin. It prizes itself on being the perfect fit for your palm, making in comfortable to hold and easy to use.
The Gionee Elife S7 also has a super AMOLED full HD 1080p display, for great colour experience. It also has an 8 core 64-bit processor for fast multitasking. Despite its slim build, the Elife S7 still has a 2750mAh battery and a 3.5mm jack. What it does lack is a memory card slot, and is only available with a 16GM memory and 2GB of RAM. The Gionee is another thin phone which provides a good balance of features and being slim.
Samsung Galaxy A8 – 5.9mm
The Samsung Galaxy A8 is Samsung’s thinnest phone to date. It is rumoured to be relaunched in 2016, but as of yet the original model is available to purchase at its 5.9mm thinness. The Samsung Galaxy A8 aims to marry both style and functionality, while offering Samsung’s familiar interface.
The Galaxy A8 has a 3050mAh battery, one of the biggest batteries so far, and offers an impressive camera with ‘fun selfie’ options, quick launch ability and wide selfie mode. The super slim phone has an impressive array of features, and is available in pearl white, midnight black and champagne gold. For one of the thinnest phones in the world, this one nails both looks and functionality.
Huawei P8 – 6.4mm
The Huawei P8 is an extremely affordable thin smartphone, at just 6.4mm slim it makes number 5 in the world’s thinnest phones this year. The phone is stylishly designed, with a premium metal body and space for an extra microSD memory card. The full HD display offers pleasant usage on any eye, which is colourful and responsive.
Despite the slender frame, the handset still includes a headphone jack and a Non-removable Li-Po 2680 mAh battery. It is available in several colours, and will run Android OS Lollipop, with plans to allow upgrades to Android Marshmallow.
Vivo X5 Pro – 6.4mm
The Vivo X5 Pro scores highly for its design, and is just 6.4mm thin – making it another one of the world’s thinnest phones. The device was launched in July 2015, and comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen. One thing to watch with this phone is the reportedly underwhelming battery life and camera.
That being said, the Vivo X5 Pro is a low-cost Android phone with a slim design and great display. The handset is available in black or white and operates Android 5.0. It weighs a mere 151g, and includes a microSD card slot. For a phone this thin, the Vivo X5 Pro is a mighty handset, worth browsing if you’re in the market.
ZTE Grand S – 6.9mm
The ZTE Grand S was released in January 2013, and while newer versions of this handset are now also available, none tick that ‘thin phone’ box as well as this one. At just with a thinness of just 6.9mm, this device still makes the list of uber-slim phones.
The Chinese manufacturer created the phone to add to its premium flagship handset range, and the device offers a 13MP camera, 4G, a 1.7GHz processor – all crammed into the slim mobile body. The device runs Android Jelly Bean, and is built with room for a microSD card and headphone jack. One thing to be wary of is the potential slow running of this device, and the disappointing screen quality.
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