I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about the comments from Apple’s keynote about the iPhone 5 being the world’s thinnest smartphone. The Motorola Droid RAZR fans have come out of the woodwork stating that this is not true.

Let’s set the record straight here, shall we?

The iPhone 5 is 7.6mm at its thinnest and thickest point. Thinnest and thickest. I repeat thinnest and thickest.

That means that the iPhone 5, obviously, like the iPhone 4S, and the iPhone 4 that preceded it, is the same exact thickness across the entire phone.

Now compare that with the Motorola Droid RAZR. Yes, it’s thin, but it does not share the exact same points of thinness and thickness. The thickest part of the Droid RAZR is thicker than its thinnest part, and vice versa.

That means, that while some try to claim that the Droid RAZR is the thinnest smartphone on the market, that’s simply not true by any stretch of the imagination. The thickest portion of the Droid RAZR is still thicker than the iPhone 5.

I think many of the Android blogs have glossed over this fact, and it’s just not fair to do that. I’ve search a few Android blogs, and I haven’t found any that have brought this fact to light. They all say that the RAZR is 7.1mm thin, neglecting to mention the lip on the device, which pouts like an angry Michelle Tanner that just fell off her bike.

But that’s not the half of it. The thickest part of the Droid RAZR is thicker than the iPhone 4S!

I was finally able to find a site (Peanutbuttereggdirt) that broke it down proper:

Oh, we’re still going? Okay, how about this: The thickest part of the Droid RAZR is still thicker than the two year old iPhone 4.

So please, just stop it.

Update: As Steve Stroughton-Smith has pointed out, the Oppo Finder is technically thinner than any smartphone, at 6.65mm. I was sure that it wasn’t out yet, but apparently it is, though availability may be limited.

But just to let you know, this post was primarily geared at Droid RAZR folks causing riffraff. We wish you the best when trying to find an Oppo Finder!

  • What about OPPO Finder? It’s 6.65mm.

    • it still has a thicker part (the camera) than the iphone

  • WOW!

  • Unknownanonymous

    Shit apple fanboys say haha

    • fuck u

      go away u shit fandroid

  • that’s what i was telling people – oh my days…!
    Thank Jeff for announcing this.

  • Yan Kar

    While people evaluate phones on their appearance…. the majority of the people will be using phone cases to protect their beloved gadgets.
    Iphone 5 may be thin but put out there outer-box and the only thinness is in the mind. For people who does not use cases, iphone 5 is real deal, for people who prefers the cases it’s different story.

  • Well that just seems like a dumb way of comparing which one is thinner if 90% of the droid is thinner than the iphone 5 then if the difference in thinkness is still less then the 10% that isn’t overall the droid would still be a thinner phone…

    • Well, it has to be thicker for the shaver blades. I wonder how it compares volume metrically

    • I agree with you 100% was thinking the same thing the whole time I was looking at the graph.

      • i guess that would be too much math for them to figure out 😉

  • Mi_Wolverine96

    good stuff Jeff u always do your homework, (this isnt a knock to u in anyway) but do people reeeeeeally care about things measured in milimeters! the world has so much bigger then this issue.

  • Jeff:”at its thinnest and thickest point. Thinnest and thickest. I repeat, thinnest AND thickest.”
    Written just like I would have! Jeff cracks me up! LMAO!

  • sick

  • Guest

    it could be the
    thinnest and thickest but the iphone still the same, what’s the difference between iphone 4s and 5 ? the dock conector and how speakers look ? and a extra row of icon. apple be saying that they re invented the iphone no they did not there just using beautiful words to trick peoples mine is you go to the online store all you see is picture of the iphone dock and the back side because thats the onlu difference.

    • >> Better camera. >> 2x fast processor. >> LTE.
      Ps. Apple did re invent the inside of the iphone 5!

  • Aenean144

    The OPPO Finder has a camera bump too. How about someone measures how thick that is.

    • yeah it does have the camera bump and that that part is thicker than the iphone 5. i dont get why they leave the camera part sticking out like it looks ugly

    • Chuck Norris

      Fujitsu Arrows F-07D is the slimmest phone in the world. It’s 6.7mm thick and its camera bump is 7.5mm.

  • tilal6991

    I’m sorry. Zte athena anyone?

  • Jurassic

    In other words, the iPhone 5 is the only phone than can Limbo under a 7.7mm high bar. All of the other “thin” smartphones would knock that bar down. 😉

  • and no hump….

  • Spencer Cutts

    You guys do know you have to hold the thing? I think phone makers should quit making phones thinner. Any thing below 7mm is rediculous

  • immovableobject

    The RAZR’s wedge shape would make it an idea door stop.

  • Fred Stein

    Come on, The “bump” on the Razr is very small in overall size as oppossed to the totality of the width of the iphone 5. The iphone 5 is just catching up to androids in features. But feel free to help the American economy buy lining up like sheep!

    • CLM

      Haha, the sheep sure are fun to watch. –Interesting how they perceive thinness and thickness. If I say “who’s skinnier, person A or person B?” I guess they say “Not sure, let’s compare their heads”, where we might say, “not sure, let’s calculate their average thickness from head to toe.”

  • HeiloKCH

    Ahh the amount of android fanboys that live in denial. Please get over the fact that the Droid Razer is considered thicker than the iPhone 5. Just grow up and accept the fact fucktards!

  • arabsrulechina

    iPhone 5 is thineest, so GROW UP!!

    • Chuck Norris

      If only it had any other qualities, it would be good.

  • wayne

    1080p as in video recording………whats so new about this ???

  • Chuck Norris

    Can someone please measure how thick the Nokia Lumia 920 on the thickest and thinnest part? Please