These are the top really slim phones you can get in the market today.
From hardware specs to body design, there are several factors that influence the decision-making process of a smartphone buyer. One such important factor is the thickness of a phone.
Slim phones are more appealing to consumers than the bulky ones, regardless of what is packed inside. However, if the phones are thin and they also pack all the top-end hardware goodies, then that’s a win-win situation.
If you’re looking for the best slim phones to buy in 2020, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done all the heavy lifting and compiled a list of the top thin phones that are not only great in terms of design but also when it comes to the internal hardware.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top light-weight, slim handsets that not only cater to your design preferences but also your budget constraints:
Slimmest Phone of 2020: Samsung Galaxy A71
At only 7.7mm, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is one of the thinnest phones available in the smartphone market today. Launched in January 2020, it is the latest addition to the firm’s A-series handsets. It offers solid specs for a mid-range handset and features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a display resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. Other specs include Snapdragon 730 chipset, 128GB storage, 6/8GB RAM, 4 rear cameras (64+12+5+5MP), 32MP selfie camera, and 4500mAh battery. It runs the latest Android 10.0 OS out of the box with Samsung’s One UI 2 on top and measures 163.6 x 76 x 7.7mm.
- One of the slimmest phone in the market
- Great build quality
- Incredible battery life
- Solid specs for a mid-range phone
- Latest Android version
- Great value for money
- The camera could be better
- Speaker system could use some improvement
- No IP water resistance certification
- Too many unwanted pre-loaded applications
Premium Slim Phone: Samsung Galaxy S20+
At only 7.8mm, Samsung’s 2020 flagship phone — Galaxy S20+ — has to be the slimmest flagship phone available thus far. Launched in February 2020, it is the latest addition to the firm’s flagship S series alongside Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra. It comes with high-end hardware under the hood and features a 6.7-inch QuadHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display. Other specs include Snapdragon 865 chipset (Exynos 990 for non-US markets), 128/256/512GB storage, 12GB RAM, 4 rear cameras (12+64+12+0.3MP), 12MP selfie camera, and 4500mAh battery. Besides that, it runs Android 10.0 OS with Samsung One UI 2 on top and measures 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm.
- Premium build quality
- Top-of-the-line hardware
- Very impressive camera performance
- 120Hz display
- Latest Android version
- IP68 rating
- A bit too expensive at $1199
- Too many pre-loaded applications
Affordable Thin Phone: Samsung Galaxy A51
At only 7.8mm and under $300 in price, the Samsung Galaxy A51 is yet another great choice for anyone looking for thin, light-weight phones without breaking the bank. Launched in December 2019, the Galaxy A51 is the much-anticipated successor of the Galaxy A50. It is easily one of the best handsets available for under $300 and comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a display resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. Other specs include Exynos 9611 chipset, 64/128GB storage, 4/6GB RAM, 4 rear cameras (48+12+5+5MP), 32MP selfie camera, and 4000mAh battery. Other than that, the device runs Android 10.0 OS out of the box with Samsung One UI 2 on top and measures 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9mm.
- Very impressive battery life for a mid-range phone
- compact and light-weight
- Solid specs for an affordable handset
- Latest Android version
- Great display and build quality
- Low light photography is mediocre
- No support for video stabilization in 4K
- Lack of 60fps mode when shooting videos in 1080p
- No IP rating
Best Thinnest iPhone: iPhone X
The 2014 flagship iPhone, iPhone 6 is still the thinnest iPhone to date. However, if you’re looking for a more recent slim iPhone, you might wanna check out the iPhone X with 7.7mm thickness. Unfortunately, all the 2019 iPhones are over 8.1mm thick. The iPhone X is still a solid Apple device in terms of both design and hardware. It has a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED screen with a display resolution of 1125×2436 pixels. Other specs include Apple A11 Bionic chipset, 64/256GB storage, 3GB RAM, dual rear cameras (12+12MP), 7MP front camera, and 2716mAh battery. It runs iOS 11.1.1 onboard although the software can be upgraded to the latest version, iOS 13.3. When it comes to body dimensions, it measures 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm.
- Gorgeous design
- Awesome display and build quality
- Impressive camera performance
- Support for Augmented Reality
- IP67 rating
- Still too expensive, even in 2020
- You have to buy additional accessories for utilizing fast charging capabilities
So, which one of these thin phones are you planning to buy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.