These Phones Are Thinner Than The iPhone 5

    September 12, 2012
    Zach Walton
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Apple’s Phil Schiller proudly boasted today that the iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone. At 7.6 millimeters thin, the iPhone 5 is quite thin. Is it the thinnest in the world though? That claim may be harder to back up.

Released in November 2011, the Motorola DROID RAZR has a thickness of 7.1 mm. It doesn’t beat the iPhone 5 by much, but it’s still thinner. There are other Android phones out there that are even smaller.

Chinese company Huawei claimed the thinnest smartphone title earlier this year at CES with Ascend P1s. Their Android-powered smartphone is measured at a ridiculously tiny 6.7mm thickness. The ZTE Athena came out swinging in May to claim the world’s thinnest smartphone title with a device that’s only 6.2mm thick.

To give Apple credit, the iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest iPhone. All the marketing on Apple’s site reflects that instead of Schiller’s possibly mispoken statement. It’s also the world’s thinnest 4G LTE phone. The iPhone 5 is really thin and Apple’s engineers deserve a hearty slap on the back for their work. It’s just not the thinnest in the world just yet. We’ll probably have to wait for the iPhone 6 for Apple to reclaim the world’s thinnest smartphone title.

[h/t: Droid Life]

  • http://www.solarwattsea.com Karani

    Great analyses there.

  • Craig

    The RAZR is 7.1mm at its thinnest point. The thickest point is actually 11.1mm. The RAZR is NOT thinner than the iPhone 5.

    • Byron

      The thickest point?? Are you talking about the Droid Razr Maxx?? This article isn’t, dummy. Get Steve Job’s dead penis out of your mouth.

      • lolq

        Or are you talking about Macbook Air with 4mm at its _thinnest_ point? The same type of argument. Except that Motorola has its thinnest point on 90% of its height. 😉

      • http://www.digneuro.com AmpSkillz

        All of those phones mentioned above have varying thickness just like the Droid RAZR which lost it’s battle to claim thickness by overall or thinnest point. The iPhone is the thinnest smartphone available when measuring the phones thickest point.

  • http://www.vnconsultinggroup.com/ Abogado Alcoy

    Though it is not the thinnest, it does not stop being a marvel

  • http://www.mikebritton.com Mike Britton

    They can just take thinner models off the market. It will turn the keynote into a prophetic announcement.

    • http://www.digneuro.com AmpSkillz

      Luckily, there are no thinner models currently on the market

      only the Oppo Finder even comes close http://i.imgur.com/ITJxb.png

  • josh B

    The writer really need go back to school.
    Please don’t compare normal phone with smart phone and the detailing homework is not proper done.
    They are different league.
    Don’t just simply whack without research.

    What have critic peoples ever contribute, achieve or done beside bashing Apple products?

    • Jarret

      look at his face already know this fella is not mature and might be wannabe tech guy.

  • Michael Spencer

    The droid razr and ascend p1 are thicker than the iPhone 5 at their thickest points so the iPhone 5 is thinner overall since it is one thickness. Period. Is the ZTE Athena even out yet? There is the Oppo Finder that’s thinner as well but good luck trying to find that phone.

  • http://www.aganyth.com Unknown

    its just advertisement …..*lol* you really need to go to school

    • Bilal

      Whoever wrote this article should start thinking of getting into collage again. Its talking about the display that is THIN not the complete phone and thats surely one of its kind.