Dec 10 AT 11:10 AM Alex Wagner 3 Comments

Vivo X5 Max enters thin smartphone battle at just 4.75mm thick

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The battle for the thinnest smartphone has been raging for the past year or so, with device makers constantly one-upping each other by releasing thinner and thinner phones. Today Vivo became king of the thin smartphone hill with the X5 Max.

The Vivo X5 Max measures in at just 4.75mm thick, a size that it’s able to achieve thanks in part to its 1.36mm-thick screen. As for the rest of the X5 Max’s spec list, we’re glad to report that it’s no slouch:

  • 5.5-inch 1920×1080 Super AMOLED display
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 16GB of storage
  • microSD card support
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Dual-SIM support
  • Hi-Fi 2.0 audio
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Android 4.4.4
  • Custom Funtouch OS 2.0 user interface

Vivo’s ultra-thin phone will go on sale in December 22 for CNY 2,998, or around $485 USD.

Obviously the X5 Max’s main selling point is its thinness, but it’s good to see that Vivo was able to cram some other nice specs inside of the phone’s 4.75mm-thick body. What will be interesting is seeing what kind of battery life the device is able to achieve with such a thin body.

Would you use the Vivo X5 Max as your daily driver?

Via: GSMArena

Sources: GizmoChina, Vivo

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  • Mil

    The battery spec is the key thing missing from that list. Personally, I think the race for the thinnest phone is pointless when most people want to have a smartphone that lasts longer between charges. With current battery tech, the two desires are mutually exclusive. I would much rather have a phone that is double the thickness than this if it allowed the battery capacity to be at least double. In theory, doubling the thickness should create extra volume to more than double the battery (assuming they can make a battery of any shape).

  • SGB101

    I hate thin phones, 1. I would rather have a bigger battery and 2, I cant text on thinner phones, I had to but the m8 in a case (fist case ever) because it is to thin. As a two handed text typer, the thin sides just rock and make my typing worse than it normally is.

    I held my lads iPhone 6, and that is worse, so this thing above is just stupid.

    Also a phone feels better with a bit of weight behind it.

    The Moto G (2013)for me is the best ergonomically designed phone, not the best size for consumption though, and its camera stank.

  • okiror stephen

    this goes to everyone who loves ultra thin or slim boded phones, trust me this phone is good and pulls everyone’s attention to keep looking at it, and I want to get it once it’s launched in the market. thanks to vivo x5max and the makers at large.