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LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: size comparison

0. phoneArena 07 Aug 2013, 10:48 posted on

Nowadays smartphone manufacturers are trying to fit larger and larger screens into their creations, and so we've regularly started seeing handsets outfitted with gigantic 5" displays and beyond. Naturally, this has caused devices to grow bigger and bigger, to the point that some are actually uncomfortable to work with...

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posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:54 13

1. the_s2 (Posts: 239; 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?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:59 12

8. Kurai (unregistered)


omg . . look how similar lg's and samsung's design are lol . . .

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:02 14

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I've pointed it out before but everyone denies it. Thank you for thinking the same way.

+1

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:22 2

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?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:19 4

20. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Wait for video hands on! LG and Samsung Brother's from different father's!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:49

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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:32 3

26. sid07desai (Posts: 290; 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).

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:38 2

27. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Don't forget about Cars, Tanks, Ships

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:18 1

34. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 14:23

40. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


HTC One and XZ have the best design...those 2 ugly plastics phones look like toys against them.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:54 4

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

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:19

35. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I 100% agree and felt that LG really dropped the ball with this.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:49

39. greathero1 (Posts: 566; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:54 5

3. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Bigger screen but with on screen buttons!Waste of space!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:25 1

24. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Nexus and Sony are on screen button too !

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:39 1

28. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


That's why I don't have any Sony smartphone! Nexus 10 it's a different story!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:53 3

31. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


not necessary, they allow the bezel to become thinner and go away when not needed ┬┤plus can adapt

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 19:28 1

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

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:55 2

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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:58 3

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I saw people falling asleep lol.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 10:57 5

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:04

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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:08 4

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:09 1

16. Noble_One (Posts: 60; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:16 1

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:37

37. smallworld (Posts: 488; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:22 4

23. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:12 1

17. roobs (Posts: 92; 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.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:16

19. Noble_One (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


That's good info

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 11:19 2

21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Exactly! Not because they "didn't have room" on the sides. It was a choice.

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