There are at least three Android phones thinner than the iPhone 5

There are at least three Android phones thinner than the iPhone 5

Sorry Apple, you guys have a great device in the iPhone 5 but it’s certainly not the world’s thinnest smartphone.  While the 7.6mm thick body sounds incredibly thin and sexy, we’ve already found three Android smartphones that come in thinner.

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that there will be thinner devices over the next few months.  That said, we’re pretty darn sure that a lot of you would happily add a few millimeters to your phone’s backside if it provided some added talk-time and standby.

Motorola, to their credit, has found a way to marry the two mindsets in the Droid Razr Maxx HD.  With a 3300mAh battery and more than one full day of usage promised, the Verizon handset still comes in at an incredibly thin 9.3mm body.

What did we miss?

Have you encountered another smartphone that we might have missed?

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38 Comments

    • Greg
      September 13, 18:15 Reply

      Actually RAZR is about 30% thicker than iPhone 5. 7.1 is just its thinnest spot and it makes no sense to measure there.

  1. Travis Ridley
    September 12, 13:34 Reply

    I’ve never heard of any of these three Android phones. I’m guessing I never will again in the future.

  2. Liz ℚuilty
    September 12, 14:36 Reply

    Whilst im not really a huge iPhone fan (in fact i really dislike them). Comparing one single thing is just silly. Try getting it thinner than xxx with a battery life of similar/the same and a bunch of other ‘features’ to find the phone that beats it on all or most levels rather than just one thing.

  3. Ben Kenon
    September 12, 14:51 Reply

    They said it was the thinnest “iPhone” ever, not the thinnest smartphone.

    • turbosix
      September 12, 16:05 Reply

      “TIM STEVENS 12:15 PM
      It’s the world’s thinnest smartphone, says Phil. Weighs 112 grams. 20% lighter than the 4S.”

      orly?

  4. Truong Nguyen
    September 12, 17:08 Reply

    how about actually measuring the thickness of the bumps and camera housings

  5. John
    September 12, 17:16 Reply

    I’ve been removing websites from my feed all day that won’t shut the fuck up about Apple on a goddamn Android tech blog. Don’t know why I even subscribed to this pile of shit.

  6. olbp
    September 13, 16:08 Reply

    OFFICIAL:

    General

    2G Network

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

    CDMA 800 / 1900 – for Verizon

    3G Network

    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – for Verizon

    4G Network

    LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 – for AT&T

    LTE 700 MHz Class 13 – for Verizon

    International LTE roaming on all carriers

    No

    GSM, HSDPA, and CDMA in same unit

    No

    Announced

    2012, September

    Status

    Coming soon. Exp. release 2012, September 21st

    Body

    Dimensions

    123.8 x 58.5 x 7.6 mm

    Weight

    112 g

    Display

    Type

    LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

    Hover sensitive touchscreen

    No

    Unbreakable screen

    No

    Size

    640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)

    FullHD display

    No

    Multitouch

    Yes

    FaceTalk free on all carriers

    No

    Protection

    Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

    Water and dust-proof

    No

    Superambiphobic

    No

    Sound

    Alert types

    Vibration, propriety ringtones

    Custom ringtones

    No

    Loudspeaker

    Yes

    Loudspeaker on top

    No

    Loudspeaker on front

    No

    3.5mm jack

    Yes

    Earphone jack on top

    No

    Wideband HD audio on all carriers

    No

    Memory Card slot

    No

    Internal

    16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM

    Data

    GPRS

    Yes

    EDGE

    Yes

    Speed

    DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

    WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular

    Bluetooth

    Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

    USB

    Yes, v2.0

    Superspeed USB 3.0

    No

    Standard microUSB connector

    No

    Standard Apple connector

    No, requires adapter at extra cost.

    Camera

    Primary

    8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

    Features

    Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR

    Video

    Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging

    Secondary

    Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G

    Features

    OS

    iOS 6

    Chipset

    Apple A6

    Sensors

    Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

    Barometer

    No

    Messaging

    iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

    G-Mail included

    No

    Browser

    HTML (Safari)

    Radio

    No

    GPS

    Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

    Java

    No

    Flash

    No

    Google Maps

    No

    Google Now

    No

    NFC

    No

    Pressure sensitive stylus

    No

    Wireless charging

    No

    Colors

    Black, White

    Standard Sim

    No

    Dual Sim capability

    No

    – nanoSIM card support only

    – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

    – Siri natural language commands and dictation

    – iCloud cloud service

    – Twitter and Facebook integration

    – TV-out

    – iMaps

    – iBooks PDF reader

    – Audio/video player and editor

    – Image editor

    – Voice memo/command/dial

    Battery

    Standard battery, Li-Po

    User replaceable battery

    No

    Stand-by

    Up to 225 h (2G) / Up to 225 h (3G)

    Talk time

    (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)

    Music play

    Up to 40 h

    Standard Apple Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

    Kinda sad, really.

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