super thin???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fiddysent, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. fiddysent macrumors member

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    Anyone else feel the claims of the iPhone 4 being "incredibly" thin are pretty exagerated?

    Don't get me wrong, great phone, great os, great camera, nice feel, but....

    when I held the iPhone 4 and the 3gs at the same time, there was no noticible difference to me in thinness or weight? not a big deal really but I'm thinking SJ made a big deal about nothing really. But that's why he's a billionaire salesman right? :p
     
  2. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Seems pretty thin to me compared to my 3G. I will compare it against other peoples smart phones at work today. In terms of weight I say its about the same.
     
  3. fiddysent thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have the 3g anymore, but comparing it to the 3gs seems about the same to me and only slightly thinner than my iPhone 2g, by my perspective
     
  4. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    how thin would you like it? looking at the internals, it looks like everything has been miniaturised as far as humanly possible and it's packed like sardines.

    I think it's amazing how much functionality they managed to engineer into a 9.3mm thin device.
     
  5. Sinfire macrumors regular

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    Can you name a thinner smartphone ? Also, Apple stated that it was about 25% thinner than the 3G, and that only means a few millimeters. Since the 3GS is curved, you have to lay both phones on a table, and then measure the highest points on both phones.

    As for weight, it has already been noted that the iPhone 4 is a little heavier than the iPhone 3

     
  6. PG-Monkey macrumors regular

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    Only phone I can think of off the top of my head that is / was thinner are them crap razrs and there not smart phones or smart to look at either.
     
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  8. fiddysent thread starter macrumors member

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    you guys are missing the point. i'm not saying I WANT or NEED it to be thin. I'm saying SJ exercised hyperbole when he was describing how "incredibly thin" the phone was. just an observation really. Not a deal breaker for me
     
  9. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    It is incredible. It has more/bigger components than the previous model and yet got smaller. That fits the definition of incrediblebpretty darn well.
     
  10. mac'inmama macrumors regular

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    My former phone (just replaced) is the 3G. No, the 4 doesn't feel much slimmer or lighter or anything AND is actually more awkward in my hand because there's no curve. I'm hoping to find another rubberized case that will add some curve in the back.
     
  11. brvheart macrumors 6502

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    The only phone thinner I think is the HTC Incredible and that is only by .1

    iPhone 4 Technical Specifications
    Size and weight1

    Height:
    4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
    Width:
    2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
    Depth:
    0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
    Weight:
    4.8 ounces (137 grams)
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    HTC Droid Incredible
    CPU Speed Qualcomm® QSD8650, 1GHz Snapdragon™
    Platform Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™
    Memory Flash 8GB + 512MB/RAM 512MB
    Dimensions (LxWxT) 4.63 x 2.30 x 0.47 inches (117.5 x 58.5 x 11.9 mm)
    Weight 4.6 ounces (130 grams) with battery
     
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  13. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    you are referring to width not depth. the iphone 4 is still 2.6 mm thinner according to your numbers.
     
  14. rtabdo macrumors 6502

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    It's def much thinner. I love it. I mean 24% thinner is 24% thinner. The numbers are there.
     
  15. kaputsport macrumors member

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    Top to bottom:

    Iphone: 4.5 inches Droid: 4.63 Winner: iPhone

    Side to side:

    iPhone: 2.31 inches Droid: 2.30 Winner: Droid by .01 inches

    Thickness:

    iPhone: 0.37 inches Droid: 0.47 Winner: iPhone by .1 inches

    Weight: iPhone: 4.8oz Droid: 4.6oz Winner Droid
     
  16. aequitas1234 macrumors member

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    Definitely.

    When I set it next to my Nexus One, it's just a hair thinner. I do like how it's completely flat though with no curves around the back.
     
  17. aequitas1234 macrumors member

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    Do you really think the "winner" should be the smallest phone, or just the thinnest? Thinnest is a relevant characteristic, but to say the iPhone "wins" against a something like a Droid or EVO because it has a smaller height and weight it a little absurd. The screen is smaller on the iPhone.

    Bu how thin it is is definitely relevant. Thinner is usually better.
     
  18. Wudman macrumors newbie

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    It is a lot thinner than the 3GS... After putting them both side by side on a table, the iPhone 4 stops under the chrome bezel of the 3GS...
     
  19. brvheart macrumors 6502

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    Yes - that is correct - I screwed that one up - I was thinking smaller not thinner (even though the post had clearly stated thinner) and was trying to reference that .1 is not even worth mentioning - thank you two for pointing that out - sorry about that.
     
  20. fiddysent thread starter macrumors member

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    I also like this and I have to say, this version feels so much more solidly put together and with better materials than the 3g and 3gs. It's more reminiscent of the 2g but thinner and less slippery in the hand
     
  21. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    They gave the actual dimensions of the phone . . .
     
  22. noobinator macrumors 601

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    It's not exaggerated at all. It is exactly the dimensions they said it would be.
     
  23. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    On this scale, .1" is actually pretty significant.
     
  24. brvheart macrumors 6502

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    I guess opinions vary - I dont see it as significant to be honest in this case. If you were engineering and it had to be precisely X and was over or under by .1 then yes, but in the case of which phone is wider from side to side, I dont think that it would deter me from buying a phone based on size only.
     

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