Originally Posted by Mr. Incredible
Pyramidal design = a lot of the phone guts behind the battery to make the phones nice and thin.
Unibody construction = nothing opens.
Everyone screams for thin, light and solid. This is what you get.
So if they did everything possible to make it super thin, why it is only .5mm thinner than the Droid RAZR MAXX HD? This phone will be longer and wider, it has more area for a bigger battery, and yet even if they builtin a 3300mah battery like the moto phones, it would likely come in at 12mm+. It is very clear that HTC can't make phones thin with big batteries, which is why they don't even attempt it.
Also the Galaxy S3 is thinner than this phone, and has a bigger battery, micro sd card slot, and removable battery. So I don't think HTC has much of an excuse except that they have a real lack of skill or patents or something that would allow them to design a thinner phone.