10 thinnest smartphones

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Nobody likes it when a smartphone pulls and protrudes a pocket. It doesn't look very nice, and it interferes with everyday activities. Therefore, we have compiled a rating of the 10 thinnest smartphones that can even fit in a wallet – and it will remain elegant.

Rating of the thinnest smartphonesa

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the thinnest smartphones 1 Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB RUB 63 800
2 Huawei P10 Dual SIM 4 / 64GB 32 105 RUB
3 OnePlus 5 128GB RUB 33 550
4 Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
5 Sony Xperia XZ1 RUB 26 490
6 LG V30 + RUB 33,990
7 Huawei Nova 2 Plus 128GB
8 Motorola Moto Z2 Play 64GB RUB 17 690
9 Xiaomi Mi 6 128GB RUB 27 270
10 Meizu 15 Plus 6 / 64GB RUB 26 300

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Rating: 4.9

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Why it is: 7.5 mm thick, top-end specifications.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus is the last smartphone of the Cupertino company, executed in the classic format. All the others are already 'X-like', with a distinctive design and powerful components, because of which they turn out to be relatively 'chubby'. Apple iPhone 8 Plus, in turn, is only 7.5 mm thick.

Other technical characteristics of the device are also excellent. 5.5-inch IPS-screen is made using proprietary Retina technology, which makes it look impressive; 12 + 12MP camera takes amazing pictures, especially in portrait mode; and the internal storage, with a maximum capacity of 256 GB, is enough for all games, applications, photos and videos.

At the same time, the smartphone is also lightweight. It weighs only 202 grams, which makes it look like a truly premium device – thin, almost weightless and stylish.

Advantages

  • Premium design and performance;
  • High performance;
  • High-quality screen;

disadvantages

  • Glass back panel (collects scratches, prints, better not to drop);
  • Camera with low aperture, optical stabilization on only one module;
  • Thick frames around the screen, which is why the smartphone itself is quite large;

Huawei P10 Dual SIM 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.8

Huawei P10 Dual SIM 4 / 64GB

Why it: 6.98mm thick, Leica cameras.

Huawei P10 is one of the best smartphones for mobile photography lovers. The developers put a lot of effort into the camera. First, it consists of two 20 + 12 MP modules, which are complemented by laser autofocus and an optical stabilization system. Secondly, the German company Leica took part in the development of the camera itself and the lenses. Finally, Huawei frequently releases software updates for the photographic modules.

With the rest of the technical characteristics, everything is also very good. The developers managed to place a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor in a case with a thickness of only 6.98 mm, which is complemented by 4 GB of 'RAM'. The internal storage in the 'top' configuration has a capacity of 64 GB, memory cards are supported. The 5.1-inch IPS screen, covered with Gorilla Glass 5, has FHD resolution. The 3200 mAh battery will provide autonomy for the whole day and supports fast charging.

Advantages

  • Supports 2 SIM cards;
  • Camera with Leica optics;
  • Shoots well in the dark;

disadvantages

  • Unreliable oleophobic screen coating;
  • No dust and moisture protection;
  • No stereo speakers

OnePlus 5 128GB

Rating: 4.8

OnePlus 5 128GB

Why it is: 7.25mm thick, top-of-the-line specs at release.

OnePlus 5 is a smartphone for those who want to 'get more, pay less'. Like other devices from this Chinese-American manufacturer, it offers top-end components at one of the lowest prices in the rating. In particular, the hardware platform of this device is based on the Snapdragon 835 processor, which is complemented by 8 GB of 'RAM' and 128 GB of constant in the maximum configuration. Camera – 16 + 16 MP, with optical stabilization and zoom.

One of the most attractive features of a smartphone is its screen. 5.5-inch AMOLED – The matrix has FHD resolution and has thin bezels. In addition, it has natural color reproduction (which, however, can be switched to rich mode for lovers of 'close to acidic' shades).

In addition, the manufacturer managed to install a 3300 mAh battery in a case with a thickness of only 7.25 mm, providing autonomy for the whole day.

Advantages

  • Great screen;
  • High performance and quality camera;
  • Support for gesture control on the Home button scanner;

disadvantages

  • The fingerprint scanner works 7-8 times out of 10;
  • Discreet design;
  • The back panel is scratched;

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro

Rating: 4.8

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro

Why it is: 7 mm thick, very good specifications.

Galaxy C7 Pro is one of Samsung's 'experimental' smartphones. The device is distinguished by a design non-standard for the manufacturer, somewhat reminiscent of the devices of the Japanese corporation Sony, a good price for the top-middle class and a powerful 'stuffing'. In particular, the manufacturer managed to fit a productive proprietary processor, 4 GB of “RAM”, 64 GB of internal storage and a 3300 mAh battery in a 7 mm thick case, which provides autonomy for the whole day.

Also, the smartphone is equipped with a 5.1-inch FHD AMOLED – a screen that supports the proprietary 'Always-On Display' feature, and a single 16-megapixel camera. In general, the device is not flagship, but productive, stylish and beautiful.

Advantages

  • Attractive design, unlike the rest of Samsung's remnants;
  • High autonomy;
  • One of the best price-performance combinations in the rating;

disadvantages

  • The camera periodically 'lathers';
  • The fingerprint scanner works 6-7 times out of 10;
  • Not on the official sale in Russia – i.e. there are no authorized SCs and cannot find suitable covers in offline stores;

Sony Xperia XZ1

Rating: 4.7

Sony Xperia XZ1

Why it is: 7.4mm thick, Bravia Engine-enabled display and waterproof design.

Sony Xperia XZ1 is a smartphone for multimedia and mobile photography lovers. The Walkman Engine is responsible for high-quality sound reproduction, Bravia Engine technology is responsible for the brightness and saturation of colors on the screen, and the camera has a resolution of 19 MP and can shoot slow-motion video at a speed of up to 960 frames per second.

In addition, being a flagship, the smartphone offers top-end specifications. The processor here is an eight-core Snapdragon 835 chip, 4 GB 'RAM', 64 GB internal storage, memory cards are supported. The smartphone screen is a 5.2-inch IPS-matrix with FHD resolution.

And finally, the battery of the smartphone has a capacity of 2700 mAh – and it is enough for a working day with mixed use thanks to software and hardware optimization.

It is also worth noting that the smartphone is made in a dust and water resistant case, and its screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 5.

Advantages

  • High performance;
  • Fresh operating system;
  • Excellent multimedia quality, including sound from stereo speakers;

disadvantages

  • Relatively small battery capacity;
  • Slippery body;
  • Poor equipment;

LG V30 +

Rating: 4.6

LG V30 +

Why him: 7.39 mm thick, great screen.

LG V30 + is the second flagship of the Korean manufacturer in 2017, the first retail smartphone running Android 8.0 Oreo (excluding Google Pixel). But it is interesting not only for this. In LG V30 +, the company decided to focus on sound. Поэтому смартфон оснащается мощным динамиком, отдельным ЦАП Hi-End-класса, да и в комплекте с устройством идут наушники за авторством Bang&Olufsen.

The technical characteristics of the device are also excellent. The manufacturer managed to cram the top-end Snapdragon 835 processor into a thin body (only 7.39 mm), supplement it with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, as well as a 3200 mAh battery. The smartphone has a dual camera, 16 + 13 MP, with support for artificial intelligence.

The screen is worth mentioning separately. It has a diagonal of 6 inches, but thanks to the thin bezels, the smartphone does not look like a shovel. In addition, the display is made using technology OLED and has a resolution of 2880 × 1440 pixels.

Advantages

  • The most 'musical' smartphone in the ranking;
  • Very thin bezels around the screen, no bangs cutout;
  • AI-enabled camera;

disadvantages

  • Inconvenient location of the speaker and physical buttons;
  • No stereo speakers
  • 'Weak' front camera;

Huawei Nova 2 Plus 128GB

Rating: 4.5

Huawei Nova 2 Plus 128GB

Why it is: Thickness 6.9 mm, low price, good technical characteristics.

Nova 2 Plus is one of the company's top middle class smartphones Huawei. Therefore, the device has a low price and is perfect for those who want to acquire a slim and stylish device, but are not ready to pay 2-3 salaries for it.

This is not to say that they have 'saved' on something here. The smartphone is equipped with a fairly nimble Kirin 659 processor, which is complemented by 2 GB of 'RAM' and 128 GB of internal storage. The 3350 mAh battery provides up to two days of battery life. The main camera is dual, 12 + 8 MP, supports artificial intelligence for automatic selection of the shooting mode.

Also, the smartphone is equipped with an LTPS screen with a diagonal of 5.5 inches and FHD resolution.

Advantages

  • Good price-performance ratio;
  • Frequent operating system updates;
  • Long battery life;

disadvantages

  • Slippery glossy body;
  • No optical stabilization
  • Thick bezels around the screen;

Motorola Moto Z2 Play 64GB

Rating: 4.5

Motorola Moto Z2 Play 64GB

Why it is: Thickness 5.99 mm, supports external modules.

Moto Z2 Play, like other flagships Motorola of the Z line, is a modular smartphone. More precisely, it may well work by itself, but if you want, you can always purchase an accessory from the Moto Mods series. These are additional modules that expand the functionality of the device – speakers, batteries, projectors, cameras and much, much more.

The rest of the device is quite standard for its 'top middle' class. The smartphone is equipped with a Snapdragon 626 processor, which is complemented by 4 GB of 'RAM' and an internal storage of 64 GB with support for memory cards. The battery is 3000 mAh, provides up to 1.5 days of battery life in mixed use mode. The main camera is 12 MP. By the way, it is interesting that the device has a front-facing flash.

Also, the smartphone is equipped with a 5.5-inch FHD-display, running on technology AMOLED.

Advantages

  • One of the thinnest smartphones in the ranking, only 5.99 mm;
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint scanner;
  • Supports external modules;

disadvantages

  • Comparatively average camera
  • Average productivity;
  • External modules are hard to find commercially;

Xiaomi Mi 6 128GB

Rating: 4.5

Xiaomi Mi 6 128GB

Why it is: 7.5mm thick, good performance and low price.

Smartphones Xiaomi all had a significantly lower price than their counterparts. And in the flagships, the company also retained this marketing policy. Mi6 offers a truly top-end 'hardware' at a price comparable to that of mid-range devices from other manufacturers.

In particular, Mi6 is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 processor, which is complemented by 6 GB of 'RAM' and an internal storage of 128 GB. The built-in battery has a capacity of 3350 mAh, which provides 1-1.5 days of battery life in mixed use mode. The camera is double, 12 + 12 MP.

The smartphone is also equipped with a 5.15-inch IPS-display with FHD resolution. Therefore, despite the relatively thick bezels around the screen, the device remains compact.

Advantages

  • Camera with 2x optical zoom;
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint scanner;
  • High performance;

disadvantages

  • Strong attachment to Mi services;
  • Very slippery glass body;
  • Unsuccessful in some scenes of the camera software (for example, in portrait mode);

Meizu 15 Plus 6 / 64GB

Rating: 4.4

Meizu 15 Plus 6 / 64GB

Why it is: 7.25mm thick and great screen.

One of the main advantages of this smartphone is the screen. The display with ultra-thin side bezels and no rounded corners looks really futuristic. In addition, the screen is made according to technology AMOLED, has a diagonal of 5.95 inches and a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels.

With the rest of the technical characteristics of the phone, everything, in principle, is also not bad. The 'top-middle' octa-core processor provides optimal performance and is complemented by 6GB of 'RAM'. The battery is 3500 mAh, enough for the whole day with fairly active use. The main camera is dual, 20 + 12 MP, with artificial intelligence support.

An interesting feature of the smartphone is face unlocking. Of course, a fingerprint scanner is also available, however, due to the definition of appearance, the process of use becomes seamless and simpler.

Advantages

  • One of the best screens in the rating;
  • Good sound thanks to separate DAC
  • Excellent combination of price and performance;

disadvantages

  • Lacks contactless payment via NFC;
  • There are false and premature face recognition triggers;
  • Strange company update policy


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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