Exclusive: hands on photos with the Vivo X5 Max


vivo x5 max hands on

We were looking enough to head down to Vivo’s offices recently and get a little hands on time with the super thin Vivo X5 Max. Take a look at our hands on photos.

The Vivo X5 Max has caused quite a stir in the tech world as it becomes the world’s thinnest Android smartphone to date (in fact the worlds thinnest smartphone of any OS) with a body thickness of only 4.75mm.

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Vivo managed to create such a thin phone while maintaining a 3.5mm head phone jack (something Oppo didn’t manage with the Oppo R5) thanks to clever engineering and a new “one sided critical layout” which sees 90% of all the internal components seated along the side of the battery of the phone.

vivo x5 max hands on

Despite the thin body the phone is wider than some other 5.5-inch devices on the market as what strength the Vivo X5 Max has lost in thickness, the designers have added again with wider, tougher bezels.

It’s certainly a thin phone, and feel very comfortable in your hand, but what is most surprising is just how sturdy the X5 Max feels. It is a quality piece of engineering and certainly doesn’t feel like it could suffer any bendgate issues that the iPhone 6 suffered at launch.

vivo x5 max hands on

The overall look of the phone is pure Vivo, and looks like many of their other current smartphones with an alloy main body sitting between to white plastic areas to give a stripe effect.

vivo x5 max hands on

Looking at the phone from where the 3.5mm headphone jack is located, I was a little worried by just how little material there is between the plug and the outside. Looking inside the jack though shows a nice amount of metal inside which is hopefully there for added strength.

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vivo x5 max hands on

From my brief hands on with this working phone, the Vivo felt as fast and powerful as any current top end device, and as usual Vivo have gone to town on the HIFI and camera quality of the phone.

All that remains to be seen is just how long-lasting the battery is inside the phone. For more Vivo X5 Max details please keep posted as we are currently writing up the launch report with full specification details.

Thanks to Vivo for letting us have an early sneak peek!

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60 Comments

  1. Zami
    December 10, 2014

    Looks beautiful .

  2. molfetamina
    December 10, 2014

    too bad for the protrunding camera 🙁
    and single flash too, I guess….hope for a f 2.0, or better 1.8, aperture, at least…

  3. Manoj
    December 10, 2014

    And Andi- Any details on the price mate?

    • December 10, 2014

      Yes, it is 2998 Yuan

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    December 10, 2014

    i hope its cheap!

    • December 10, 2014

      Not really cheap 🙂

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 10, 2014

        ok 🙁

    • Ethos Evoss
      December 10, 2014

      no chance

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 10, 2014

        allright allright , i get it!

        • Ethos Evoss
          December 15, 2014

          Good

          • Muhammad Yasir
            December 16, 2014

            blah blah blah :p

            • Ethos Evoss
              December 16, 2014

              bluh bluh bluh

            • Muhammad Yasir
              December 16, 2014

              ok enuf really -_-

    • balcobomber25
      December 10, 2014

      Vivo/Oppo/BBK doesn’t know the meaning of the word “cheap”. Their phones are always incredibly overpriced. This will easily be over $600 for international buyers.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 11, 2014

        hmm.. isnt that bad for business?
        considering we ALREADY have companies like apple ,google , samsung and sony dishing out phones for similarly outrageous prices…

        • balcobomber25
          December 11, 2014

          It’s only bad for business if you don’t sell well, like Sony is figuring out. But OPPO/Vivo sell very well especially in Asia. It’s supply and demand, and right now demand far outweighs supply in the world. Just look at the brands you mentioned, tens of millions of people will spend over $600 for an Iphone or Galaxy S5 when they could get a Meizu or Xiaomi for close to half that price.

  5. 3_nity
    December 10, 2014

    Thats camera ring make me ilfill. 😀

  6. betold
    December 10, 2014

    Really nice, any idea about the battery size?

    • vipul
      December 10, 2014

      2000 mah pathetic battery

  7. Guest
    December 10, 2014

    Looks beautiful .

  8. molfetamina
    December 10, 2014

    too bad for the protrunding camera 🙁
    and single flash too, I guess….hope for a f 2.0, or better 1.8, aperture, at least…

  9. Guest
    December 10, 2014

    And Andi- Any details on the price mate?

    • Andi Sykes
      December 10, 2014

      Yes, it is 2998 Yuan

  10. Guest
    December 10, 2014

    i hope its cheap!

    • Andi Sykes
      December 10, 2014

      Not really cheap 🙂

    • Guest
      December 10, 2014

      ok 🙁

    • Guest
      December 10, 2014

      no chance

    • Guest
      December 10, 2014

      allright allright , i get it!

    • balcobomber25
      December 10, 2014

      Vivo/Oppo/BBK doesn’t know the meaning of the word “cheap”. Their phones are always incredibly overpriced. This will easily be over $600 for international buyers.

    • Guest
      December 11, 2014

      hmm.. isnt that bad for business?
      considering we ALREADY have companies like apple ,google , samsung and sony dishing out phones for similarly outrageous prices…

    • balcobomber25
      December 11, 2014

      It’s only bad for business if you don’t sell well, like Sony is figuring out. But OPPO/Vivo sell very well especially in Asia. It’s supply and demand, and right now demand far outweighs supply in the world. Just look at the brands you mentioned, tens of millions of people will spend over $600 for an Iphone or Galaxy S5 when they could get a Meizu or Xiaomi for close to half that price.

    • Guest
      December 15, 2014

      Good

    • Guest
      December 16, 2014

      blah blah blah :p

    • Guest
      December 16, 2014

      bluh bluh bluh

    • Guest
      December 16, 2014

      ok enuf really -_-

  11. 3_nity
    December 10, 2014

    Thats camera ring make me ilfill. 😀

  12. betold
    December 10, 2014

    Really nice, any idea about the battery size?

    • Guest
      December 10, 2014

      2000 mah pathetic battery

  13. Ethos Evoss
    December 10, 2014

    very nice but AGAIN no lte 4g support in EU .. so it is pass. AGAIN ..

    • molfetamina
      December 11, 2014

      are you sure??

      • Ethos Evoss
        December 11, 2014

        yeah check their web .. only one vivo has which is x5v has LTE 1800

        • molfetamina
          December 13, 2014

          shit! totally useless for me…any clue for future improvement?

          • Ethos Evoss
            December 15, 2014

            What u mean

            • molfetamina
              December 15, 2014

              maybe a FDD LTE version

            • Ethos Evoss
              December 16, 2014

              later but now Vivo X5V is avail. with 1800MHz and 2100… it is very nice phone too check

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRXQwzjvWDk

      • Ethos Evoss
        December 15, 2014

        Yes

      • Ethos Evoss
        December 15, 2014

        Got ascend mate 7 best phablet

  14. Guest
    December 10, 2014

    very nice but AGAIN no lte 4g support in EU .. so it is pass. AGAIN ..

    • molfetamina
      December 11, 2014

      are you sure??

    • Guest
      December 11, 2014

      yeah check their web .. only one vivo has which is x5v has LTE 1800

    • molfetamina
      December 13, 2014

      shit! totally useless for me…any clue for future improvement?

    • Guest
      December 15, 2014

      What u mean

    • Guest
      December 15, 2014

      Yes

    • Guest
      December 15, 2014

      Got ascend mate 7 best phablet

    • molfetamina
      December 15, 2014

      maybe a FDD LTE version

    • Guest
      December 16, 2014

      later but now Vivo X5V is avail. with 1800MHz and 2100… it is very nice phone too check

  15. balcobomber25
    December 10, 2014

    I love thin phones but this is just too thin, 6 mm is the least I want. Anything under that and it feels like it is going to fall out of my hands.

  16. balcobomber25
    December 11, 2014

    I love thin phones but this is just too thin, 6 mm is the least I want. Anything under that and it feels like it is going to fall out of my hands.

  17. December 11, 2014

    ok, honestly i have the xshot, but i really want this. This thinness and almost all metal design strikes me. Also, knowing Vivo’s abilities to optimise the battery life, the device should last for a day of normal usage.

  18. Linus
    December 11, 2014

    ok, honestly i have the xshot, but i really want this. This thinness and almost all metal design strikes me. Also, knowing Vivo’s abilities to optimise the battery life, the device should last for a day of normal usage.