The thinnest smartphone of 2019

In this review, we will consider the thinnest smartphones in the Russian market of the new season (as a bonus – the thinnest smartphone in the world at the end of the article). There is an opinion that the thinner the smartphone, the better – you can partly agree with this, but do not forget that thin smartphones are far from always conveniently in your hand. In addition, they usually have a small battery.

Huawei P20 Lite

A relatively inexpensive smartphone from Huawei, which stands out for its appearance (just look at the back cover), as well as its thickness – only 7.4 mm, an excellent result.

Like most recent smartphones, the P20 Lite has acquired a frameless case and a 5.84-inch widescreen display with the so-called bangs.

The device operates on the basis of the HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is 3000 mAh. There is a fingerprint sensor and an unlock function on the face. There is an NFC module.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi A2 4 / 64GB

It turned out to be very thin and Xiaomi Mi A2 – a smartphone that does not work on the MIUI firmware familiar to the company, but on the basis of the stock version of Android (Mi A2 is included in the Android One program).

The device received a wide-screen display with a diagonal of 5.99 inches, a metal case, a rather powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and 4 GB of RAM, a decent dual rear camera, a 3010 mAh battery + fast charge, a face unlock function and a fingerprint scanner.

Uses USB Type-C, but for some reason NFC isn’t.

Case Thickness – 7.3 mm.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3010 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/20 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

iPhone 7 32GB

Apple smartphones are always thin. For example, the iPhone 6 had a case thickness of only 6.9 mm! But since this model is no longer relevant, we will talk about the iPhone 7 and its 7.1 mm – since this smartphone will be present on store shelves for a long time to come.

This is a rather compact 4.7-inch smartphone, which, like other Apple devices, has a very high speed, smart display, iOS firmware, great cameras, support for fast charging.

However, one must remember that this is, firstly, by no means an expensive smartphone, secondly, it only supports one SIM card, and thirdly, it does not have a memory card slot.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1960 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu 15 4 / 64GB

In the case of the Meizu 15 model, the company decided to use a display with the usual aspect ratio of 16: 9. And this, we think, is a big plus, since not everyone likes widescreen displays. In addition, pay attention to the thin side frames: the body width with a 5.46-inch screen is only 72 mm. By the way, the thickness of the case is 7.25 mm.

Meizu 15 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Battery capacity is 3000 mAh, fast charge supported.

The smartphone has a cool appearance, decent sound, high speed, smart display, a proprietary Flyme shell.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.46 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 152g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/20 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Motorola Moto Z2 Play 64GB

Perhaps the thinnest smartphone on the Russian market is the Motorola Moto Z2 Play, whose case thickness is only 5.99 mm! True, as far as we know, this is without taking into account the camera module, which goes beyond the body. And still impressive.

No less than you can impress with the modules that can be purchased for the Moto Z2 Play. See the pad on the back of the case? That’s what it was created for them: you can connect a module for 10x zoom, a special projector, a portable speaker, a branded external battery of 3000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone 8 64GB

The iPhone 8 is in many ways similar to the previous generation model, but there are serious differences. For example, if on the “seven” the back cover was made of metal, now it is made of glass. Case Thickness – 7.3 mm.

As before, it uses a 4.7-inch display, smart cameras, fast and wireless charging. You can also note the most powerful Apple A11 Bionic processor, including due to which the iPhone 8 shows real performance wonders.

But the smartphone still supports one SIM card, it does not have a memory card, and it costs quite a lot of money.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 148g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1 821 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi8 Lite 6 / 128GB

The light version of the flagship Mi8 from Xiaomi. Although not a flagship, the smartphone turned out to be cool: a chic display, excellent appearance, decent cameras for its price, fast charging support, a decent platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and 6 GB of RAM. Separately, it is worth noting the relatively low cost.

However, please note that there is no 3.5mm jack for headphones, NFC, and even infrared.

Oh yes, the thickness of the case is 7.5 mm.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3350 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) 4 / 64GB

The body thickness of the new Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is 7.5 mm. The indicator is not a record, but very worthy. However, the interest in this case is not the thickness, but the presence of a triple rear camera immediately with a resolution of 24/8/5 MP. What are these modules? And here they are: main, wide-angle and for blur.

This is a fairly powerful smartphone that received an Exynos 7885 processor and 4 GB of RAM. The diagonal of the display reaches 6 inches. Also pay attention to interesting body shades.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2220 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7885
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 24 MP / 5 MP / 8 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei Mate 20 lite

The Huawei Mate 20 lite turned out to be rather thin – 7.6 mm.

This is a relatively inexpensive device, which features a large 6.3-inch widescreen display and a fairly powerful platform based on its own HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset. The amount of RAM is 4 GB. The battery capacity is also good – 3750 mAh; fast charging is supported.

Of the unusual features, one can distinguish both a dual rear camera and a front camera. And the Mate 20 lite looks very cool.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 172g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi8 6 / 64GB

Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone with a thickness of 7.6 mm.

The smartphone received an excellent 6.21-inch display, a cool appearance, a very powerful platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB of RAM, a 3400 mAh battery with support for fast charging, decent cameras (rear – dual), a very smart unlock function for face.

It’s a pity that there is no 3.5 mm headphone jack in this flagship.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Micromax Q450 Canvas Sliver 5

And this is one of the thinnest smartphones in the world, because its thickness is only 4.8 mm!

The model is by no means new and even if it can be found, it is clearly in the secondary market. It has a 4.8-inch display, a low weight of 98 g, an 8 MP rear camera, a 2000 mAh battery.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is used as the chipset, the memory capacity is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 98g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes