iPhone 5: world’s thinnest smartphone? Absolutely not

iPhone 5: world’s thinnest smartphone? Absolutely notIt was marketing chap Phil Schiller who did his best to make the iPhone 5 sound like the Best Thing Ever last night, and – to be fair, regardless of how you feel – he did a pretty good job. That’s why they pay him the big bucks.

One claim we didn’t relay, however, is that the iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone. Why? Because that’s simply not true.

With a thickness of 7.6mm, the iPhone 5 is certainly the thinnest iPhone in the world (the iPhone 4S is comparatively chubby at 9.3mm), but it’s far from the thinnest smartphone.

Smartphones thinner than the iPhone 5 include:

So there you have it. Three phones that are almost a full millimetre thinner than the iPhone 5. Whachoo talkin’ about, Schiller?

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2012 at 14:02

According to most lifebloggers he said "thinnest... we made"...??? (Guardian amongst others)

Pondlife  Sep. 13, 2012 at 14:07

Should've left it at 4s levels and had more battery

lcurdie / MOD  Sep. 13, 2012 at 14:45

According to most lifebloggers he said "thinnest... we made"...??? (Guardian amongst others)

Strategy Analytics weren't happy, though they cite "various bloggers" rather than Schiller himself.

I suspect you're right, though. Maybe :p

lcurdie / MOD  Sep. 13, 2012 at 14:49

From the Engadget live blog:

6:38PM You can plug it in either way, it's all digital, 80% smaller. "It's a huge difference in the world's thinnest smartphone."

6:15PM It's the world's thinnest smartphone, says Phil. Weighs 112 grams. 20% lighter than the 4S.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2012 at 14:50

Most definitely maybe :p

Pondlife  Sep. 13, 2012 at 14:58

Yeah clearly unlikely that engadget might have made a mistake ;)

razr is a bit of a fudge as it's thicker in places.

Stelph  Sep. 13, 2012 at 15:49

Should've left it at 4s levels and had more battery

Agreed, when will manufacturers get it? When will we get to "too thin"?

Battery life needs to be the next battle for manufacturers, then they can spend from now to the end of time one upping each other for "the longest battery ever"

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2012 at 15:55

+1

Pondlife  Sep. 13, 2012 at 15:56

Motorola at least seems to be getting the idea, if it works for them maybe it'll spread.

Apple did get to work on improving ipod battery life after a while, thought the ipad3 might have seen them give up the chase for thin guess it was an anomaly.

jaybear88  Sep. 13, 2012 at 16:04

Am I the only person on the entire planet that actually likes a little weight about their phone? I like to feel like I have something that isn't just a toy or a shop dummy.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2012 at 21:13

Suck it up: "thinnest... WE ever made" => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upqiu9RWPmo

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2012 at 21:15

Am I the only person on the entire planet that actually likes a little weight about their phone? I like to feel like I have something that isn't just a toy or a shop dummy.
No, same here. It just feels wrong when a phone feels too light for what it can do...

Pondlife  Sep. 13, 2012 at 22:13

Suck it up: "thinnest... WE ever made" => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upqiu9RWPmo

So engadget sucks, poor show Lewis.

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Yeah like a bit of heft to a phone or mp3 player, with really light ones I keep worrying that I've not got them any more and have the panicky pocket check, actually done that before while listening to it. *blush*

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2012 at 22:24

Suck it up: "thinnest... WE ever made" => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upqiu9RWPmo

So engadget sucks, poor show Lewis.

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Yeah like a bit of heft to a phone or mp3 player, with really light ones I keep worrying that I've not got them any more and have the panicky pocket check, actually done that before while listening to it. *blush*

It's true LOL

jaybear88  Sep. 13, 2012 at 22:58

^^ I think we've all done that one!

Reser  Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:16

iPhone 5 initial stock already sold out in USA and UK. Shipping up to 2 weeks to get an iPhone 5 now.

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/iphone-5-shipping-slips-to-2-weeks-as-pre-orders-for-launch-day-sell-out-14-09-2012/

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:21

iPhone 5 initial stock already sold out in USA and UK. Shipping up to 2 weeks to get an iPhone 5 now.

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/iphone-5-shipping-slips-to-2-weeks-as-pre-orders-for-launch-day-sell-out-14-09-2012/


God, it's so anti-climactic and boring... hahaha Of course, we don't know the figures.

jaybear88  Sep. 14, 2012 at 11:00

Funny that people still don't fully grasp that they deliberately understock on release date to give a heightened illusion of exclusivity...

Again, beautiful marketing!

Pondlife  Sep. 14, 2012 at 12:24

Yeah Apple played this game with ipad3 had lots laying around in stores though.

Marorun  Sep. 17, 2012 at 19:36

They did say at more than 1 time in the keynote thats its was the thinnest smartphone of the world. The one time you say they said We made is right but still they said it more than once ;)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 20:32

They did say at more than 1 time in the keynote thats its was the thinnest smartphone of the world. The one time you say they said We made is right but still they said it more than once ;)

Thanks. To be honest, I did NOT watch the whole thing. I wouldn't have bothered had I not accidentally watched the one clip where he says "...WE made..."
I'd say, I'll go and watch the whole thing to be sure, but I won't :p I'll assume you're right.

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