Although Gionee already claim to hold the ‘thinnest smartphone’ crown thanks to the Elife S5.5, it seems as though there’s a bit of insecurity in the camps that prompted them to prepare an even thinner phone!
Coming in at just 5.5mm of thickness, the Gionee Elife S5.5 is touted to be the slimmest Android smartphone in the market as of now. Thanks to the equipment certification center in China, we manage to get a sneak peek at the next contender of the slimmest smartphone tag; a yet-unnamed phone from the same maker, with an astounding 5mm of thickness! There’s no word on the complete specs set yet, but looking at the pictures, the design of the device reminds you of the iPhone.
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What’s more is that this phone isn’t just slim, but also packs a punch thanks to 4G LTE that it’s touted to have on board. If you might remember, the Elife S5.5 got a similar upgrade, but one which meant that the device got a bit thicker, which doesn’t seem to be the case here.
We’ve asked this before and here we ask again: do you really care for a phone that’s 5mm thick, or is it better battery life albeit with a slightly thicker body that you’re after?[Via]
The battery is pretty standard for the specs so they don’t really sacrifice battery life here and your question is pointless.
any word on philips slim phone release date?
Considering the battery is pretty standard for the size and resolution of the display, I’m completely fine with this. It’s an AMOLED display too, so while the colours may be a bit too painful for me, the battery life should be slightly better than other similar phones.
Agreed. Also its not like moto g come with 3000mah battery or something.
This Gionee phone looks far better finished and ergonomic that the Gionee S5.5. Also i have a feeling that Gionee S5.5 was selling better than their flagships.
bigger battery definitely.
doable 720p with 2000mah… honestly unless you’re 5 feet tall with small hands, the ergonomics of this phone will be fucking horrible. i test drove that 5.5 gionee device for a week, the grip was horrible. anything below 7mm is completely retarded unless your a hobbit.
Really? I enjoyed handling the S5.5. Might not be the most comfortable device, I’d give that to the Find 7 or Xiaomi Mi3, but ergonomically I find it pretty similar to an iPhone.
everything about it just plain wrong, your grip doesn’t feel natural. it’s horribly designed from edges to the dimensions. they just wanted the bragging rights to be the thinnest smartphone. the device turned out to be a piece of shit. LOL. plus it’s way overpriced.
device thickness doesnt bother me since i always get a thick case, so i have better grip and so less likely to drop