Top 20 Thinnest Android Smartphones with Specs and Prices, Huawei, Vivo, OPPO, WiKo, Gionee and Blu are in the List

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As one of the important electronic device in our daily life and work, mobile phone has developed from feature phone to smartphone with dual core chips, quad core processor, octa core SoC and even deca-core CPU. But one more important thing is that apart from these hardware and specifications improvement, the smartphones still keep the same thickness or even thinner.

Ultra-thin smartphones not only offer a good hand feeling for users, but themselves also prove the phone makers an excellent manufacturing technologies. Here is the top 20 thinnest Android smartphone list that include super ultra-thin smartphone with a thickness from 4.75mm.

4.75mm - Vivo X5 Max Specs and Price

Vivo is a China-based smartphone manufacturer who have ranked in top 10 smartphone phone maker list last year. However, someone may recall that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced the worlds’ thinnest smartphone Vivo X5 Max in Shenzhen, China, on December 10, 2014, With a 4.75mm thickness, Vivo X5 Max beats other ultra-thin mobiles in the top 20 thinnest smartphones list to be the No. 1 of the slimmest phone. Referring to the other specs like hardware and display, the Vivo X5 Max sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core processor of 1.7GHz clock speed, along with a 2GB of RAM. The built-in storage of this thinnest smartphone is 16GB that can be expanded to 128GB with a MicroSD card. The Vivo X5 Max features a 5.5-inch super AMOLED FHD touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution display which is also the world’s thinnest touch screen with a thickness of only 1.36mm. The thinnest smartphone comes with a 5mp front-facing camera and a 13mp rear-facing camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor. Vivo X5 Max is dual SIM Android mobile phone, supporting a Micro-SIM card and a nano-SIM card or TF card. The super-thin smartphone is also 4G LTE-capable.

The Vivo X5 Max is priced at $399 firstly.

4.85mm – OPPO R5 Specs and Price

OPPO is another Chinese smartphone manufacturer belongs to the same BBK Group like Vivo. The OPPO R5 was the thinnest smartphone released by OPPO in the same year as Vivo X5 Max and entered into the Guinness book of world records for the thinnest phone then defeated by Vivo X5 Max. Positioned as the same level smartphone, OPPO R5 is powered by the same processor as Vivo X5 Max, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, The internal storage of OPPO R5 is also 16GB as Vivo X5 Max, but this ultra-thin smartphone does not support expansion for a bigger storage.OPPO R5 features a 5.2 inch AMOLED FHD display with 423 ppi and has stainless steel body with micro-arc frame that is hand polished. This ultra-thin device has a 13 MP rear facing camera and a 5 MP camera on the front for selfie. OPPO R5 has a non-removable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery and the device will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Color OS v2.0 on top.

OPPO R5’s price is about $499.

5.1mm – Wiko Highway Pure Specs and Price

Wiko Highway Pure comes from a France-based smartphone manufacturer and beats Gionee Elife S5.1’s 5.15mm thickness to be the third of top 20 thinnest smartphones. Wiko Highway Pure is also powered by a Qualcomm chip, MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, a quad core processor of 1.2GHz clock speed, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can’t be expanded with MicroSD card neither. Wiko Highway Pure features a 4.8 inch AMOLED capacitive HD touch screen of 1280 x 720 pixels resolution display with 306 PPI. The touch screen of this thinnest smartphone supports up to 10 fingers multi-touch with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Wiko Highway Pure has an 8MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, the front selfie camera is 5MP. Wiko Highway Pure also has a non-removable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery under the plastic body. From the specs of Wiko Highway Pure and OPPO R5, we can expect a cheaper price of Wiko Highway Pure than OPPO R5 that is priced at $499, The cheapest price of Wiko Highway Pure is available on Amazon France, at 175 Euro.

5.15mm – Gionee Elife S5.1 Specs and Price

Gionee Elife S5.1 comes with a thickness of 5.15mm and is one of the top 20 thinnest smartphone list. Gionee Elife S5.1 also held the Guinness book of World record for being the thinnest smartphone but it has been overwhelmed by Oppo R5 and now in the fourth position of the top 20. This thinnest smartphone was released in December 2014, the same year as OPPO R5 and Vivo X5 Max. The Gionee Elife S5.1 packs a MediaTek MT6592 octa core processor of 1.7GHz clock speed, along with the 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with no max expansion. This thinnest smartphone features a 4.8 inches AMOLED capacitive HD touch screen of 1280 x 720 pixels display with 306 PPI. The front camera of Gionee Elife S5.1 is 8MP and the front camera is 5MP for selfie. Gionee Elife S5.1 also comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2050 mAh battery.

The price of Gionee Elife S5.1 is not available right now, but the pro version Gionee Elife S5.1 is available online with a price of $260.

5.5mm – Gionee Elife S5.5 Specs and Price

Another thinnest smartphone from Gionee and just as its name indicates that Gionee Elife S5.5 has a thickness of 5.5mm, with a fifth ranking in the top 20 thinnest smartphones list. The Gionee Elife S5.5 sports the same SoC as Gionee Elife S5.1, MediaTek MT6592 octa core processor of 1.7GHz. Gionee Elife S5.5 has a bigger RAM of 2GB while the internal storage is same as Gionee Elife S5.1, 16GB. Besides the thickness is different, Gionee Elife S5.5 features a 5.0 inch Super AMOLED FHD touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution display of 441 PPI with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on both front and back shell. This thinnest smartphone comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, with not much to point out. The battery of this thinnest smartphone is packed with a non-removable Li-Ion 2300mAh battery.

Gionee Elife S5.1 is available on the Spemall with a price of $404.

5.5mm – Blu Vivo IV Specs and Price

Blu Vivo IV has the same thickness as Gionee Elife S5.5 to earn a position in the top 20 thinnest smartphone list. Blu Vivo IV is powered by MediaTek MT6592 octa core processor of 1.7GHz clock speed with 2GB of RAM, the 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded to a bigger storage. This thinnest smartphone features a 5.0 inch Super AMOLED capacitive FHD touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution display with 441 PPI with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. As a midrange ultra-thin smartphone, Blu Vivo IV comes with a mid-end 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera for selfie. Blue Vivo IV was released in 2014, and most smartphones in this year are running Android OS V4.2.2. Blu Vivo IV also packs with a non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery.

Blu Vivo IV is priced at $172 and available on Amazon now.

5.75mm – Vivo X3 Specs and Price

Another Vivo device in the top 20 thinnest smartphone list is the Vivo X3, which has a thickness of 5.75mm. The Vivo X3 has broken all the records and has come to the number 1 spot. The thinnest smartphone looks like a music player and not a phone but well it’s an Android 4.1 based Phone. It comes with a 5 inch HD display of 1280 x 720p pixels resolution. Vivo X3 has a price tag of $410 originally for worldwide users, but now this years old thinnest smartphone is only available in India with a price of Rs 24,730, about $399.

6.18mm – Huawei Ascend P6 Specs and Price

The first Huawei phone in the top 20 thinnest smartphones list is the Huawei Ascend P6, with a thickness of 6.18mm. Huawei Ascend P6 is powered by Huawei K3V2 quad core processor from its own company, along with 2GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. This thinnest smartphone features a 4.7 inch IPS LCD HD touch screen of 1280 x 720 pixels display with 312 PPI and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Huawei Ascend P6 comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. And the battery is up to 2000mAh that is non-removable.

Huawei Ascend P6 is available on Merimobiles with a price of $120 for 8GB edition.

6.2mm – ZTE Athena Specs and Price

ZTE Athena teases the ultra-thin Android segment to be one of the top 20 thinnest smartphones with a thickness of 6.2 mm. This thinnest smartphone is spotted with Kevlar back.

Going through the specifications of the ZTE Athena, this would be seen with 4.3 inches touchscreen display. Its powered with multi core Cortex A 15 processor and boast with 64 GB of internal memory storage capacity. ZTE Athena would see with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

ZTE Athena is not available right now, so the price of this thinnest smartphone cannot be found at this moment.

6.5mm – Sony Xperia Z Ultra Specs and Price

The only Sony phone in the top 20 thinnest smartphones list is Sony Xperia Z Ultra, which was released in 2013 and this device is out of stock now with no price for checking. But we can still check its specs besides the 6.5mm thickness. Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a Qualcomm MSM8274 or MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 64GB. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra features 6.4 inches IPS LCD capacitive FHD touchscreen of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 344 ppi pixel density. Sony Xperia Z Ultra has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The battery is up to 3050mAh that is non-removable.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was priced at Rs 13089 in India but not it is out of stock.

6.5mm – Huawei Ascend P7 Specs and Price

The Huawei Ascend series are positioned as ultra-thin phones and Huawei Ascend P7 is one of the top 20 thinnest smartphone with a thickness of 6.5mm, the same as Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Huawei Ascend P7 sports HiSilicon Kirin 910T Quad-core processor of 1.8 GHz Cortex-A9, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with max expansion to 64GB. The thinnest smartphone features 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive FHD touchscreen of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 441 ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Huawei Ascend P7 comes with a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera for selfie, and a non-removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend P7 is priced at $182 online.

6.55mm – Vivo X1 Specs and Price

The Vivo X1 Android smartphone comes with just 6.55 mm thickness which is quite thin to handle and yes that’s the reason Vivo X1 being added in this top 20 thinnest smartphones list. The device features a 4.7 inch IPS Display with a 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 Processor, with a common battery capacity of 2000 mAh. Even though the device is hard to find for purchase out of China, with a price of $400 around.

6.6mm – Wiko Highway Star Specs and Price

Wiko Highway Star comes from the same company as Wiko Highway Pure and it also belongs to the top 20 thinnest smartphone segment with a thickness of 6.6mm, just 0.05mm thicker than the upper position of Vivo X1, Wiko Highway Start is powered by an octa core processor with 5.0 inches AMOLED capacitive HD touchscreen. Wiko Highway Star comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, with a 2450mAh battery.

Wiko Highway Start is available on Amazon Deutschland with a price of $296.

6.65mm – OPPO Finder Specs and Price

Then we spotted OPPO Finder all the way from China which measures a thickness of 6.65 mm. Going through the specifications of this thinnest smartphone, OPPO Finder includes 1.5 Ghz dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of the internal storage capacity. OPPO Finder features a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus display. This would be seen with OPPO Finder is a high end smart phone and it comes from nowhere to challenge of slimmest Android smartphone.

The price of OPPO Finder is not available right now, but the price of OPPO Finder Mini can be attachable on Snapdeal, with a price of Rs 9800 in India Rupee.

6.68mm – Huawei Ascend P1 Specs and Price

Motorola Droid Razr enjoyed the success of the world’s slimmest Android smartphone for a considerable amount of time for almost 8 months as the Huawei Ascend P1 S debut by Huawei stating that the device would measure a thickness of 6.68 mm and takes down the crown as the world’s thinnest Android smartphone from Motorola Droid Razr. Huawei Ascend P1 sports TI OMAP 4460 Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 with 4.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive qHD touchscreen of 540 x 960 pixels with 256 ppi pixel density. The Huawei Ascend P1 has a 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage with max expansion to 32GB. This thinnest smartphone has an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera.

As an ultra slim smartphone released in 2012, the price of Huawei Ascend P1 is not available online.

6.7mm - Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specs and Price

6.7mm thickness makes Samsung Galaxy Alpha ranks in the top 20 thinnest smartphones list. This ultra slim smartphone is powered by Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa core processor of Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The thinnest smartphone features a 4.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 720 x 1280 pixels display, 12MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is priced at $619 on Amazon France.

6.75mm – Vivo X3L Specs and Price

The Vivo X3L is another slimmest smartphone from Vivo and ranks in the top 20 thinnest smartphones list. This device has got the thickness of 6.75 mm, making it the slimmest 4G smartphone in the market. The device is launched in China and comes with the 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon quad-core chipset with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and a Li-Ion 2360 mAh battery.

The price of Vivo X3L is not available now.

6.75mm – M1600 Specs and Price

M1600 is a 4G smartphone from China manufacturers and it is available for OEM smartphone buyers who want to buy budget smartphone from China suppliers. M1600 has a beautiful design with metal frame and ultra slim body with a thickness of 6.75mm. The thinnest smartphone has a MediaTek MT6735P quad core processor with 5.0 inch oncell HD touch screen, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 64GB. The rear 8MP camera uses Sony IMX145 sensor and the front camera is 2MP from OmniVision.

The price of M1600 is not showed on the site, but you can contact for quote.

6.9mm – Lenovo Vibe X S960 Specs and Price

Lenovo Vibe X S960 has a thickness of 6.9mm and this makes it one of the top 20 thinnest smartphones. Lenovo Vibe X S960 features Mediatek MT6589T Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A7 with 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive FHD touchscreen of 1080 x 1920 pixels display. This thinnest smartphone has a 13MP rear camera with 5MP front camera and a 2000mAh battery.

The price of Lenovo Vibe X S960 is not available.

6.9mm – Blu Vivo 5 Specs and Price

Blu Vivo 5 is a 2016 new phones and it is one of the top 20 thinnest smartphone with a thickness of 6.9mm. The Blu Vivo 5 features Mediatek MT6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 with 5.5 inches AMOLED capacitive HD touchscreen, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The thinnest smartphone has a non-removable Li-Ion 3150 mAh battery.

Blu Vivo 5 is a cheap and affordable smartphone with a price of $200 around, but it is not available till today.

It seems that most of the ultra slim smartphones are not big storage smartphone, only the last one Blu Vivo 5 has a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. 

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