iPhone 5 Apparently Not The Thinnest Smartphone


At the launch of iPhone 5, Philip Schiller as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Apple claims that the smartphone is the thinnest and lightest in the world.

The claim was based on the thickness of the Apple iPhone 5, which is only about 7.6 mm or 18 percent thinner than the iPhone 4S, and with a weight of 112 grams or 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S.


Strategy Analytics, a research firm that has a database of various mobile devices, immediately conduct an investigation into claims that given Schiller.

From the results of the investigation Strategy Analytics, there are some devices that are thinner than the iPhone 5.

Motorola has three smartphones that are thinner than the iPhone 5. Third smartphone is claimed to have a thickness of 7.1 mm size. All three were Motorola RAZR XT909, Motorola DROID RAZR and the Motorola RAZR XT910.

Although thinner, Strategy Analytics does not mention whether the three Motorola smartphones are lighter than the iPhone 5 or not.

Strategy Analytics also shows some of the other smartphones that have a thickness below 8 mm. Among Era ZTE, Huawei Ascend P1 and Huawei Ascend P1 S.

However, when referring to the weight and thickness of three smartphone competitors Apple, it looks like Apple's claims are true.

With a weight of 112 grams, the iPhone 5 may be claimed as the lightest smartphone than the Galaxy S III, HTC One X, and Xperia T. Samsung Galaxy S III has a weight of 133 grams, HTC One X 130 grams, while the Sony Xperia T 139 grams.

For thickness too, Galaxy S III measuring 8.6 mm X 8.9 mm HTC One and Xperia T 9.35 mm. The iPhone 5 has a thickness of 7.6 mm.

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