The world of mobile phones is an interesting one, as it quickly became THE device everyone owned major manufacturers started to race to introduce new and exciting features into their devices to inch them ahead of the competition. An easy example of this is the screen size and resolution battle, where a few years ago even 720p displays were rare, now all phones have at least a 1080p display, with the majority pushing 1440p.
One of the places that Apple in particular are racing towards is the thinnest phone. A thin phone is a good looking phone supposedly, and although there is a lot of truth to this of course the thinner a phone is the more difficult it is to get high powered internals in there, and the more inherent heat that will be created, both deal breakers. Vivo have however managed to avoid both problems with their Vivo X5 Max, a phone just 4.75mm thick.
This is ridiculously thin as I no doubt don’t need to tell you, and it really shows in the sleek design of the phone, which beats out popular nearby rivals like the iPhone 6 (6.9mm) and the Xperia Z Ultra (6.4mm) by a VERY significant amount. So, what compromises did they have to make to jump this gap? The Phone has a fairly large display at 5.5 inches, which leaves a fair amount of space inside to pack the punch that it does.
That punch comes with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP camera. While this doesn’t put it at the very top of the smartphone world, it’s definitely impressive to say the least, and shouldn’t leave buyers wanting for more, especially with it’s major form factor advantage.
Vivo usually launch their phones in China first, and have not ruled out a nearby worldwide release date for the X5 Max, so if you’re hoping to get your hands on one, you might not have to wait as long as you think.