Sorry Apple! iPhone 5 is NOT the Thinnest Smartphone Ever

by: - Last updated on: December 16th, 2016

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!

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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!

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  1. 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

  2. When the Iphone 5 is released on 9/21/12 it will be the thinnest available smartphone based on the thickest point, even compared to the Oppo Finder which is the only one mentioned that is currently available
    Iphone 5 vs. Oppo Finder: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/
    Oppo Finder Measured: http://i.imgur.com/ITJxb.png
    Please explain how they were wrong?? Are you saying they need to consider all future phones when making the thinnest smartphone claim?