The world’s slimmest smartphone is now four.75mm thick
How skinny is just too skinny? Properly, the Chinese language smartphone makers are all the time pushing their limits on this finish. Following Gionee’s 5.1mm Elife S5.1 and Oppo’s four.85mm R5, at the moment Vivo has set a brand new report with its X5Max, a four.75mm-thick Android telephone that also manages to pack quite a few notable options. The slim aluminum mid-body homes a vibrant 5.5-inch 1080p Tremendous AMOLED display, a 1.7mm-thick logic board and a 5-megapixel f/2.four entrance digital camera. Flip to the again and you will find a thirteen-megapixel f/2.zero principal digital camera — the inevitable bulge that goes past the telephone’s official thickness by virtually 2mm — and a loudspeaker in the direction of the underside. On the entire, the telephone feels surprisingly mild (Vivo has but to listing the official weight) but in addition strong and properly-made.
It is value mentioning that in contrast to the Oppo R5, the X5Max has managed to maintain its three.5mm headphone jack as an alternative of forcing a micro-USB adapter upon us. One other equally spectacular function is the twin-SIM tray (matches one Micro SIM and one Nano SIM) that additionally enables you to use a microSD card (as much as 128GB) instead of Nano SIM, however you may need already seen this on the likes of the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Professional or the Huawei Ascend Mate 7.
The X5Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chip that is each octa-core (quad 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 and quad 1GHz Cortex-A53) and sixty four-bit prepared, although the latter half will not be usable till the telephone is up to date from Android four.four.four to Lollipop. You additionally get 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inner storage in addition, whereas the fastened 2,000mAh battery ought to be adequate for a full-day utilization; although you will miss out on the Oppo R5’s superior speedy charging know-how.
Like its sibling units, the X5Max locations heavy emphasis on its audio efficiency, which is why it packs some devoted audio chips — Yamaha YSS-205X sign processor, Sabre ES9018K2M DAC, unique Sabre ES9601 headphone amplifier and OPA1612 amplifier — as a part of its “Hello-Fi 2.zero” package deal. Collectively, these apparently outperform the Xplay3S’ providing when it comes to sign-to-noise ratio, dynamic vary and restoration. Extra importantly (for this writer, no less than), the Yamaha chip is definitely for implementing a karaoke mode, in which you’ll be able to sing together with songs and music movies whereas additionally listening to your self — with added echo or reverb if desired — by way of headphones. It might be gimmicky for some, however apparently it is also what the cool youngsters like to make use of today.
Alas, the X5Max is just launching in China to start with: The China Cellular model shall be obtainable for CN¥2,998 or about US$490 as of December twelfth. As for these outdoors China who want a telephone to quench their karaoke thirst, keep tuned for an FDD-LTE model later.