iPhone 5 is here, alright, even if I didn’t believe right until I saw that 5 shadow on their announcement that they’ll decide to go with that name. What surprised me a few minutes ago as I was following the event live was the fact that they announced the iPhone to be “world’s thinnest smartphone”. Wait, what? From what I know, the iPhone 5 is not the world’s thinnest smartphone because that title already belongs to a smartphone from, ummm, China.

Oppo Finder, world’s thinnest smartphone, not iPhone 5!

The sixth-generation of the iPhone is only 7.6 mm thin, but that is 1.05 mm thicker than Oppo Finder, world’s truly thinnest smartphone! Have a look at the video below and see for yourself.


This is quite a mistake done by Apple and I’m really curious to see whether the consumers will notice this. And if you believe Oppo Finder is just some sort of a cheap Chinese clone, think again, because this Eastern baby comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus Screen, 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor, 8 MP rear camera, 1GB of ROM. Currently, the phone retails for $479.

What’s even more interesting is that there are more smartphones that are thinner than the iPhone 5, and that’s besides the Oppo Finder. While in Barcelona at the MWC, I had the chance to play around with the Huawei Ascend P1 S, which is only 6.68 mm thin, that’s almost as thin as the Oppo Finder! Add to that Motorola’s Droid Razr, which Googorola also used to brand as the thinnest 4G Android smartphone! I would’ve understood that Apple might not have heard about the Oppo Finder, but what about these two smartphones that come from big names in the industry?

Oh Apple, you made a boo-boo!

Update: Gabriel Proulx makes a good point about humps and bumps in these phones. But Oppo Finder is just 7.1mm thick even at its thickest point. Surprisingly, a Chinese website had put up the comparison pics almost a week back. iPhone 5 is truly the most leaked iPhone ever!

oppo-vs-iphone-5

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  • Jadav

    stop whining dude, no one has heard of this phone until now.

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      Heard of Motorola Droid Razr at-least? I’d suggest you to read the post completely before dismissing it.

      • Jadav

        Know anyone who has bought it or even wants to buy it?

        • http://www.maindevice.com Radu Tyrsina

          That’s completely not the point

    • Madhusudhan Koodige

      no one’s whining here .. he has a valid point .. when nokia apologized forincorrect marketing, whats wrong if apple apologizes? and why make false claims in the first place at all? if at all iphone 5 is money’s worth, ppl will show gratitude with sales .. why hype a product incorrectly to attract customers?

  • http://twitter.com/bragzter Bradley Larcher

    Good find. Will Apple fess up like Nokia, don’t think so, too big of an ego.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cartera-Veaceslav/100001237423551 Cartera Veaceslav

    Another craphone for Apple “fanbois”. I bet it will suck as other models does before. A phone that Apple will tell you what to do with it.

  • Gabriel Proulx

    This claim is based on the fact that the iPhone 5 is thinnest all-around. The camera bump on the Oppo Finder and all other phones mentioned in this article are greater that 7.6mm (I used a little image editing and extrapolate judging by the width of the rest of the Oppo Finder a couple weeks when pondering this very question). Phones dimensions need to be judged at their thickest point. This not only makes logical sense (otherwise you could make a phone that tapers to 1mm and call it the thinnest phone), but it is also what the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled regarding the iPhone 4 being the thinnest phone at the time even though the Samsung Galaxy S was generally thinner, except for it’s hump.

    So, in summary. The iPhone 5′s thickest point is thinner than the Oppo Finder’s thickest point. Therefore it is a valid claim. Some people may debate and say that humps and camera bumps shouldn’t count, but that ends up being a matter of opinion. At the end of the day, if there was a 7.61mm crack you needed to slide a phone through, only one phone would make it, and that is the point they are making.

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      Good point, but not good enough. Even with the camera bump, Oppo Finder is just 7.1mm thick as against 7.6mm on iPhone 5.

    • arabsrulechina

      I agree. iPhone 5 is thinnest all round at 7.6mm. The Oppo Finder aka cheap iPhone 1 clone… is 8.1mm at thickest point.

      • Nathan Buth

        Cheap iPhone 1 clone with better specs than the iPhone 4s? That is an interesting sentiment… XD

    • Kalpit

      And what about Motorola Droid RAZR and Huawei Ascend P1 S? I’m pretty sure there is one more phone thinner than 7.6mm. I don’t remember its name though.

    • http://www.maindevice.com Radu Tyrsina
  • http://twitter.com/Sentral2 Sentral IT Ltd

    May be best selling tinnest smartphone!!

  • http://twitter.com/Sentral2 Sentral IT Ltd

    May be the best selling thinnest smartphone!!

  • Mr.MegaLoL

    I think that apelle company wanted to say that they made thinnest iphone ever or something like that and really does it matter it is just fucking 5mm for god’s sake imagine a girl fighting over a thing that her boyfriend has bigger thing for 0.5mm yeah i don’t think so :D