Vivo X5 Max Now the Thinnest Smartphone in the World

Vivo X5-Max

Move over Oppo

Vivo has made good on its promise to dethrone Oppo as the company who has the thinnest smartphone in the world via their newly announced X5 Max. The X5 Max takes the title of the world’s thinnest from the Oppo R5, but just barely, measuring in at an anorexic 4.75mm thick, compared to the R5’s 4.85mm thickness.

Vivo X5 Max specs

  • 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 octa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13-megpixel camera with Sony IMX214 Exmor sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB OTG
  • 2000mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with Fun Touch 2.0
  • 153.9 x 78 x 4.75mm

Much like the R5, the X5 Max uses Qualcomm’s latest octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, with a slightly higher clock speed of 1.7GHz compared to the R5’s 1.5GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of storage on tap for the X5 Max, and unlike the R5 you’re also getting a physical headphone jack, and a 13-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor budged inside.

As far as pricing goes you’re looking at RMB 2,998 or Php 21646 when it finally hits stores (in China) on December 12.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Does it really matter kung sobrang nipis ng phone?? I think yung battery ang kelangan ng innovation, kahit man lang tumagal ng full 24 hours without charging I would be so happy.

  2. Vivo is just showing what’s possible with the current technology that we have and I think the phone is coo! l if not a little fragile looking. Imagine forgetting this phone in the back pocket of your jeans and taking a seat on a park bench and hearing the thing getting crushed. Holy bend gate Batman!

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