iPhone 5 isn't the thinnest in the world?

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  1. Lordskelic macrumors regular

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    During the keynote, Apple claims that iPhone 5 is the thinnest phone in the world, and that made me wonder: Is it thinner than the Droid Razr? The Droid Razr is 7.1 mm (0.28 in) thick, while the iPhone 5 is 7.6 mm thick. Was Apple claiming that iPhone 5 is the thinnest phone in the world just a marketing gimmick? Or do they actually research this stuff?
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I think they clarified it at the end of the keynote by saying that it's the thinnest phone they've ever shipped. The iPhone 5 is thinner than the RAZR HD, but not the RAZR as you point out.

    In any case, it's thin enough for me!
     
  3. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Is it 7.1 at it's thickest point which is up top by the camera :confused:
     
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    I'm pretty sure that one has a camera bump that makes it slightly thicker than the iPhone 5.....

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  7. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. It's 7.1 at the bottom. clearly much larger at the top.
     
  8. jeblis macrumors regular

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    But it's a least legitimately that thin, not like the razr where they just measure the thinnest part.
     
  9. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I really would rather have it noticeably lighter vs thinner. Either way there's a 4" phone in my pocket but it would be nice to not have it feel like there is.
     
  10. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    They said thinnest SMARTPHONE in the world. There may be thinner phones out there that are not smartphones.
     
  11. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    I think it is the thinnest overall. The Razr's main body is thinner, but the hump up top makes it thicker, same with other phones.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Well, it did say "World's thinnest smartphone" on the keynote slides.
     
  13. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Fair point.The lawyers must have told Tim sometime in the middle of the presentation.
     
  14. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    It may be the thinnest but it's not really an achievement. Take Galaxy SIII, cut battery in half, remove flash memory card (and port), remove NFC, remove wireless charging and it will be half the thickness of iPhone 5. But why would anyone want to do this? Just to be able to have a PR gimmick?
     
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  16. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    Well according to that logic, my Macbook Air is .1" thin.:D

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    As are phablets...
     
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    no it isn't

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    The Oppo Finder is at least 7.65 - 7.7mm at its thickest point depending on the source of measurements:
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  19. AmpSkillz, Sep 15, 2012
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    i think the RAZR is 10.5mm at thickest point, and the thickest point is what counts

    http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/14/u-k-ad-authority-apple-not-samsung-has-thinnest-smartphone/
     

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