LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: size comparison
Nowadays smartphone manufacturers are trying to fit larger and larger screens into their products, and just like that, we've started seeing handsets outfitted with gigantic 5" displays and beyond on a regular basis. Naturally, this has caused devices to grow bigger and bigger, to the point that some are actually uncomfortable to hold and work with.
But companies have not remained indifferent to the troubles customers have to go through in their daily grind. trying to counter this by removing any unnecessary bulk from their smartphones. They are narrowing bezels, coming up with thinner profiles, unibody designs - all of which serves to reduce the overall dimensions and make the device appear more appealing and easier to handle. And speaking of stuff such as bezels and dimensions, we can't miss the fact that LG has done a pretty impressive job with the newly-announced LG G2 flagship.
The manufacturer has reduced the bezels of the G2 so much that it could no longer fit the physical power/lock and volume keys on the sides, forcing itself to move them to the back of the device. But, having in mind that the G2 is going to sport a 5.2-inch display, we're more than glad that LG has gone to extremes while trimming down those bezels. Thanks to that, this 5.2" beast is just 70.9mm wide, which is perfectly comparable to something like the Galaxy S4's 69.8mm, or the Xperia Z's 71mm.
Anyway, if you want to see how the LG G2 stacks up against its rivals, the GS4, One and Xperia Z, in terms of size, be sure to check out the following size comparison! Has LG managed to impress you by crafting a comparably big phone, but with a larger, 5.2" screen? Share your thoughts below!
1. the_s2 (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Not gonna get this one. I think LG copies samsung like how samsung used to copy apple. For some reason I cant stand the LG logo on a phone, like it should be on a washing machine or on a refrigerator. Waiting for the Note 3. #NotAFanBoy
And recently, I have been seeing a lot of articles being sponsored by LG. What is going on, PA?
8. Kurai (unregistered)
omg . . look how similar lg's and samsung's design are lol . . .
12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8736; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I've pointed it out before but everyone denies it. Thank you for thinking the same way.
22. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
It's simple,....if you don't like it, then don't buy it!
Is the problem solve?
20. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
Wait for video hands on! LG and Samsung Brother's from different father's!!!
30. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
They look similar but don't you think LG's is better? Bigger screen very similar size.
26. sid07desai (Posts: 264; Member since: 03 May 2012)
"I can't stand the LG logo on a phone, like it should be on a washing machine or on a refrigerator."
Do you even know that Samsung also has its logo on washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens, etc.? You can stand that? You're pure LG hater / Samsung Fanboy. That hashtag is pointless. I agree LG copied Samsung but did a better job at design (same device size, but bigger and better display AND processor) and battery (GS4 2600 mAh vs G2 3000mAh).
34. Taters (Posts: 3327; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
It's not the same size. The size is noticeably different and the GS4 looks much slicker because of it.
40. GTR722 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
HTC One and XZ have the best design...those 2 ugly plastics phones look like toys against them.
2. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
They really have shrank the bezel..I think I would have had a 5" screen in a smaller body instead though.. they could have gone with the smallest 5" phone
35. Taters (Posts: 3327; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I 100% agree and felt that LG really dropped the ball with this.
39. greathero1 (Posts: 491; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Well, with the way people are obsessing about screen sizes these days I think I would rather show up to the party with a larger screen size than being 1/2 of a mm smaller than an S4. It's probably just me though as I love those large screens but definitely prefer them packaged up in this size or the S4's size.
3. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
Bigger screen but with on screen buttons!Waste of space!
24. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
Nexus and Sony are on screen button too !
28. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
That's why I don't have any Sony smartphone! Nexus 10 it's a different story!
31. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
not necessary, they allow the bezel to become thinner and go away when not needed ´plus can adapt
42. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Don't like onscreen buttons my self.. I would much rather have the full screen but in the case of a g2 I think I can give it a pass though wish it was bit smaller
4. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
I'm impressed with LG. I was not totally expecting that kind of a beast.
P.S. The presentation was extremely boring but not weird like Samsung.
5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2480; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
How does narrowing the bezels on the front of the device prevent them from putting physical keys on the side? That make no sense. The phone is 8.9mm thick. There are many phones much thinner that have buttons on the side. I'm not saying I have a problem with them, but the keys on the back were obviously a design choice & nothing more. This advertisement reeks of b*llsh*t.
14. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
They put the buttons on the back to reduce the thickness of the ""BEZEL""! They didn't do it reduce the thickness of the phone.
15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2480; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You clearly didn't understand anything I just wrote. The question is what does the bezel have to do with putting physical keys on the side. The answer? It doesn't.
16. Noble_One (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
It makes sense. Thicker bezel gives more space to build the housing for the buttons and space for them to press in. The side bezels are really thinner than what we've seen recently so I think this is a hard point to argue with LG. I think it's obvious the phone's thickness is from the battery. It is a design choice to have back buttons but putting them on back allowed for thinner bezel, which ultimately saved space for dimensions, which allowed space for ois and a larger battery in a package comparable to the other flagships.
18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8736; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Motorola Droid M has buttons on the side with an edge to edge display. Just a design advertisement and nothing more.
37. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
But the droid m is different. Even though it has an edge to edge display Motorola has added an extra bezel around the screen. I think the Droid M side bezel are larger than the G2 so it might be true that LG didn't have enough space to put the keys on the side.
23. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2480; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
No. Smurf is right. This isn't the first phone with an edge to edge design. The screen doesn't go all the way to the back of the phone. Even with this design they still could have fit the buttons on the side closer to the back. It was a design CHOICE, plain & simple. I hate to see them try to spin it some other way. Time will tell whether or not this choice was a good one. I'll have to play with it myself to form an opinion.
17. roobs (Posts: 55; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
They put it at the back because according to their research, the index of your hand is most of the time at the back. Also most of the time cellphones fall down when trying to access the side buttons(especially with big phones). By placing it at the back, it decreases the probability of your phone falling.
21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2480; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Exactly! Not because they "didn't have room" on the sides. It was a choice.
9. Kurai (unregistered)
In terms of specs . . . real world performance is more important you know
11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8736; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Taking all the features from the HTC One and S4 and putting it in the G2 is a BIG letdown. Stop trying to start a damn war.
13. HASHTAG (unregistered)
You all whine a little bit too much.
25. Teeeyoo (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)
Lol even the headset function that they are trying to brag is already present in S4..the function when you plug it in it will recommend apps..
29. Mass88 (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
The bezel size difference between the G2 and the One is very obvious and pretty large.
32. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
Its similar to Samsung but in my opinion looks a little more elegant. Ppl hating on LG for no reason.
33. Taters (Posts: 3327; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
LG really dropped the ball on this one. What is the point of having no bezel when you are still noticeably larger than the GS4 and Xperia ZL? If they stuck with 5 inches and made it close to the Moto X size and made the HTC One look like the giant that it is, then they might have had their first big hit.
Slimmer with a slightly smaller battery and smaller with a slightly smaller 5 inch screen with no bezels would have made this phone super sexy. Why is there factory even making a 5.2 inch screen? It boggles my mind.
38. greathero1 (Posts: 491; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
How is the HTC One a giant when the S4 is only 0.8mm shorter, its narrower than the S4, and the S4 is a little more than 1mm slimmer? Why are we crying about a mm here and a mm there? Its a millimeter lol! They probably went with 5.2 to compensate for on screen buttons. Who knows but the overall package is an attractive one and it looks like they are definitely making a compelling argument as to why you should consider and/or buy their product. Lets take off the Samsung shades that you love to wear and stop crying about a mm.
41. Taters (Posts: 3327; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Every mm counts. It is why the GS4 mini, HTC one mini even exist. It is why the iPhone 5 still sells really well. It is why Moto made the X as small as possible. Etc.
Bigger screens are nice but the size has to be kept in check somewhere, usually in the bezels. But LG screwed up here, the device looks fat and chunky because of those mm and the HTC One looks HUGE because of the speakers.
If we let a few mm slide here and there, it adds up. Then we get ridiculousness like the Z ultra, Galaxy Mega, and HTC Maxx.
It is a shame that only Apple and Samsung realize this and maybe that is why they are number 1 and 2 respectively and why LG and HTC will always be destined to fail.
36. dancorcal (Posts: 36; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Don't know why everyone says they are copying Samsung. They are all rectangles with rounded edges! The only difference is how much room the screen takes inside the rectangle. From the looks of it, LG does the best job of getting the most screen in the box.
43. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1178; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
lg g2 is overall the best of all here,bigger batt, new location buttons good pics..then what?.
44. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
Wow no phone is good enough for people to stop complaining. Lg isn't copying anyone it's a damn bar phone like every other company, phones will look similar. I think companies should bring back all the old phone form factors back, just to shake things up.
45. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6609; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I'm just surprise they actually put up against the XPERIA Z. but still LG have a sweet monster display. with thin bezels. but my pick would be the XPERIA Z wish LG best of luck too them