After much teasing from Vivo, the X5 Max is finally official. Measuring at 4.75mm thick, it is currently the world’s thinnest smartphone, besting the Oppo R5 by a mere 0.1mm. If you think that’s the only feature that makes the X5 Max better than the R5, read on; you’d be surprised.
To make the R5 as thin as possible, Oppo omitted the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. For the X5 Max, not only did Vivo manage to fit a 3.5mm jack to the X5 Max, the company also included support for expandable storage up to 128GB, something that the R5 lacks.
Specifications wise, the Vivo X5 Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with has four 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.0GHz Cortex-A53 cores, paired to 2GB of RAM. The display is a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display that Vivo claims to be the world’s thinnest display panel at 1.36mm thick.
Other notable specifications include a dual-SIM slot which will accommodate either a secondary SIM card or a microSD card, 16GB of internal storage, 2000mAh battery, 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.0 on top.
The Vivo X5 Max is priced at 2998CNY (approximately RM1690) and will be available in China on 22nd December 2014.