Vivo X5 Max with Snapdragon 615, 4.75mm Thickness Announced in India for Rs. 32980

by Chetan Bhawani 19

Vivo X5 Max

The World’s slimmest smartphone didn’t take much time after its launch in China, to enter the Indian market. 4.75mm is the thickness of the device, and it is still packed with some impressive specs and the price of the device is Rs. 32980. Asking a lot, we feel but there are no big compromises in the device.

Earlier: Announcement in China

“World’s slimmest smartphone” – this title has been shifting from one device to the other off late, and now the new leader is the Vivo V5 Max, with a thickness of mere 4.75mm, as the Chinese smartphone manufacturer tries to make an impact in the market even outside China, where it holds the sixth position in market share.

The 4G LTE smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and the thickness of the phone is not the only interesting part, as the Super AMOLED display of Vivo X5 Max is the thinnest at 1.36mm. Additionally, the smartphone uses the 3.98mm chassis, which again is the thinnest in the industry right now. If asked to list what’s thin here, there is a long list that can be made as the X5 Max also has the thinnest speaker box at 2.45mm and the motherboard made specifically for this device is 1.7mm thick.

Vivo X5 Max

Interesting to note that for this thin body, Vivo has managed to include the 3.5mm headset jack. While the phone has the Dual SIM card slots, one can have a MicroSIM and the other slot can have either a nano SIM or a MicroSD card, based on what the user wants to place.

Specs wise, the X5 Max is powered by a 1.7GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor and 2GB RAM, along with 16GB of internal storage, while the MicroSD storage expansion is possible to 128GB. There is a 13-megapixel camera with Sony IMX214 sensor and a 5-megapixel front facing camera as well. The Vivo X5 Max runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Funtouch OS 2.0 layered over it.

The features don’t end here, as Vivo has used the YAMAHA YSS-205X CHIP to help in Karaoke function, and there is support for Hi-Fi 2.0 as well. The device is said to give support to all the apps that come with the Karaoke function.

In China, the smartphone is going to be available from December 22nd, and the pricing is set at 2998 RMB (around $485).

Earlier: The specs listed here are different from official ones.
What measures at just 3.75mm? that thickness is just for a few credit cards held together, right? A smartphone manufacturer Vivo is all set to launch a smartphone with that thickness! The guys at Guinness World Records will have a hard time coping up with the surge in devices in the slimmest smartphone competition. It was initially the Gionee’s Elife S5.5, and the company bettered that with the S5.1 but Oppo R5 entered with a thickness of 4.85 mm.

Now, Vivo’s X5 Max is leaked with a couple photos showing how thin it is, lesser than 4mm, and TEENA’s database has a few specifications listed about the device. If we go by those details, this should be an awfully slim but large device which is surely uncomfortable in the hand. Why? 5.5-inch screen makes it quite wide, and the slim profile won’t help much there.

Other specs include a 1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek processor, 2GB RAM and a camera combo of 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It is amazing to see that Vivo is including the headset jack, which is 3.5mm in thickness, just a bit lesser than what the smartphone measures. The official teaser did talk about how they achieved this thickness, by using a single sided dense motherboard.

Vivo X5 Max Teaser

The battery cannot be expected to be high in capacity, and we don’t expect any surprises as well. The thickness is below 4mm, and though it isn’t exactly shown, the teaser earlier had shown this to be half the thickness of iPhone 5s (which makes it to about 3.8mm).

The launch is imminent, so stay excited if you are already for being a fan of slim devices. No other official details are revealed, and we’ll find out everything soon.

Chetan Bhawani

Chetan Bhawani is a dentist, a tech blogger and a passionate writer in the field of technology. He keeps himself connected to the web for the entire day, of course except when he's dozed off! Add +Chetan Bhawani on Google Plus for more!

  • Android

    Definitely a fan of slim phones but flahship phones that tend to be thin usually are veey pricey and with the introduction of the VIvo max i am fetring very exicted.i also i saw a pic where the vivo max was so thin that it was the size of half the iphone 5s in relative to thickness. Extited for the lauch and this will be the Standard flagship phones will need to reach. I wish these phones were more introduced in North America so then so then people can actually see that you dont need to pay alot for thin phones. Also i think they should have better specs. EXICTED FOE THIS PHONE!!!

  • Nebu Cherian

    If the phones are getting slimmer and slimmer. Then what about the internals like the camera module, how thin would be they. I think we need to praise the camera manufacturers too without them they would have never done this.

    • Yeah I don’t think a human hand can develop such things anymore.. We need to than the computers too but also the innovators that advance technology everyday. I love tech and aspire to be one of them

  • Joshua Akinsola

    Impressed at how technology moves forward and is able to make what seemed seemingly inpossible in the earlier days . this will be above mid entry level and lowet than flagship specs primarily in terns of prosessong power but screen size and camera are on par not only that but with a 3.75 mm thickness (3.8 since it was measured to the iPhone) this phone will have something from their own table to offer, which is incredible. I still font know what I personally feel about increased slimness because I’ve never held any of the flagship phones today. But if the feel is great and comfortable then it would definitely be worth consideration for someone that is able to buy

    • Not really worth a consideration, if I’m a heavy user. I am sure the battery in this would be a compromise, and phones that slim would not be that comfortable to hold.

      • I too personally wouldnt buy, mainly because i can help but feel compromises are being made in terms of specs to give us this slimmer style .It jsut wouldnt be worth it for me though because as you said the phone might end up being uncomfortable anyways and power should never be sacrificed for design.

  • Joshua Akinsola

    Sites like gsmarena were originally saying 4.75 mm but switched to 3.75 I heard it first at phone radar and you were originally right . I’m sticking with you guys.

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Nowadays phones are getting slimmer but losing camrra quality as i heard that it has little dissapointing camera..

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Mediatek processors are now too popular as they provide octa core at low prices but what about their original speed.

  • Nikhil Narkhede

    OMG that is immensely thin . Very much excited to see this smartphone now .

    • Suraj Racharla

      I know i also heard its about as thin as half an iphone 5s and that amazingly thin!!!!!

    • Yeah with such lightness I wonder how it will feel?? It’s so slim!!!!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    Technology is advancing and phones will get slimmer. Making a phone this thin beack in the days would be next to impossible and if not impossible. People back then did not have the technology we have now and now since we have it we are using it. We are coming up with ways to make makes phone stronger but still use light and strong materials. Also fitting the components under 3.75 mm of space requires advanced engineering which todays engineers are able to do with the vast knowledge they learned. Looking at this phone i know its thin but the processer power ins’t too strong and not much of flagship specs. Vivo did an amazing job with this phone and there next step should be adding more power and more flagship specs while keeping flagship specs. But keep in mind that holding a phone this thin may not be the most comfortable thing to hold. In my opinion i wouldn’t trade flsgship specs for a slim profile device

  • Joshua Akinsola

    If phones get even slimmer than limits set today, i dont know how comfort can be kept. Technology in the phones will be limited too.

  • Suraj Racharla

    Yes we need to do that. How do they get the technology to do that? And how do they keep making it thinner year after year. Its so cool its scary

  • Alright so its NOT as slim as I was thinking it would be. 3.75 mm is pretty amazing to produce especially with the headset jack at 3.5 mm. Its starting to be more justifiable at 4.75 mm and don’t get me wrong, THATS still immensely thin and a great feat by Vivo!

  • thebrain

    It is a beautiful piece of engineering, but it is beneficial for the user experience? The specs are good, and with the progressive miniaturization of processors, the power will not be a problem for this kind of smartphones. However, this smartphones may bend more easily, and the size of the battery may be reduced ; the handling could be quite confusing as well. I have mixed feelings about this slimmest smartphone competition ; we’ll see if other market participants will follow this trend.

    “The guys at Guinness World Records will have a hard time coping up with the surge in devices in the slimmest smartphone competition” . HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…. (y)

  • I feel lik this phone will be appreciated much more by the Indian market instead if the Chinese. India knows great innovation and the ability to make the slimmest device without any compromised of anything else is incredible and surely will fair well with India. I really want this phone tobhit all markets but that’s a dram that probably won’t be fulfilled, and it’s okay

  • Well I am little dissapoint by other brands ‘why the most of the slimmest smartphones are coming from China ‘ where are others countries brand like Samsung Korea , Nokia Finland , Micromax india and lots other …