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LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others

LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others

It's safe to say that the LG G3 has generated some very healthy amounts of hype among techies, and considering preliminary intel, that's for a good reason. Set for announcement in less than a week from now (the 27th), the next LG flagship is expected to be every bit worth its title, not least because of its interesting new features, and new and arguably even more attractive design.

Of course, one particular feature of the LG G3 will likely cause some soul-searching among consumers who would otherwise snatch the handset in a heartbeat: its size. By now, we feel fairly confident that the handset will sport one of those new, 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 (QHD) displays from LG, which would rightfully put it in the phablet category in the minds of many. According to our calculations, however, this isn't the case, and a recent FCC filing of  a device that is very likely the G3 corroborates that notion. Put into numbers, we now expect the LG G3 to measure (approximately) in at the rather compact 145.6 x 74.5 x 9.36 mm (or 5.73 x 2.93 x 0.36 in), which, despite the relatively large display, actually mean that the G3 will have a near identical footprint as devices like the 5.2-inch Sony Xperia Z2. "What is this wizardry?!", you may wonder, but there's no dark magic going on here -- LG is simply extending the know how that went into assembling the super-compact G2. In other words, expect the G3 to come with extremely thin bezels all around -- that one is all screen.

See for yourself!

LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others
LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others

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posted on 21 May 2014, 09:29 5

1. wargreymon (Posts: 146; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Please whine more about how 5.5" is too big ;)

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:30 8

3. akki20892 (Posts: 3438; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Same size as S5....not big.

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:33 8

5. wargreymon (Posts: 146; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Exactly

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:15 8

14. greyhulk (Posts: 118; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


It's not the same size as the S5. It's closer to the M8. Is anyone actually looking at the dimensions, or are you just regurgitating what you're reading on other blogs?

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:21 2

17. wargreymon (Posts: 146; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


2mm wider and 2mm longer and 0.4" bigger screen, enough said.

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:07

36. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"2mm wider and 2mm longer and 0.4" bigger screen, enough said."

Physically this is true. For "effective screen size", compared to the Galaxy S5, you need to subtract the screen area used by LG for the on-screen buttons.

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:55

47. refillable (Posts: 631; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


It's QHD after all. There is still more space on the G3 than the S5. Plus, with kitkat those softkeys can hide easily.

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:44 14

18. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


they done a great job keeping it in line with other flagships but with a bigger screen but i personally would have preferred the same 5.2'' screen but in a even smaller body.

posted on 21 May 2014, 13:29 3

27. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Agreed 100%

posted on 21 May 2014, 19:27 1

41. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


I agree. Hopefully LG makes their mini great too. Without the 805 this wont be my phone.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:36

32. LGisgood (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


g3 korean is a bit taller & wider than g3 international because of "antenna"

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:30 7

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3438; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


So compact...... Nice work lg. I'm guess we will see only screen from front view of future lg smartphones.

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:34 1

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3438; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Guessing*****

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:31 2

4. jellmoo (Posts: 666; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Um... We have two articles on the front page talking about the size of the G3.

This one says: 145.6 x 74.5 x 9.36 mm
The other says: 141.8 x 73 x 9.3 mm

Which is it?

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:34

7. Anarsosoroo (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 May 2014)


I think first one

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:36 1

8. Chris.P (Posts: 272; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


The ones here (a very near approximation). According to our own calculations, the previous source was wrong.

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:16

15. jellmoo (Posts: 666; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Thanks for the update. Any chance the other article can be edited with this info?

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:47

10. Beijendorf (Posts: 311; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


It's one of those amazing phones that get larger when put into water!

It's a novel approach to IP-ratings.

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:06 2

12. wargreymon (Posts: 146; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I see, thats why it doesnt have a lid for the Micro-usb port. When you sink it in water it expands and shuts itself!

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:51 1

38. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Nope... it is waterproof all the time and then when you insert a USB cable, the port opens up the internal seals so the USB connector is accessible.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:37

33. LGisgood (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Keep in mind G3 korean is a bit taller & wider than G3 international because of "ANTENNA" "

posted on 21 May 2014, 09:45 1

9. iLoveAmexica (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


fugly buddies

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:06 1

11. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


im impressed.

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:12 2

13. FoneAddict (Posts: 202; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Great going by LG, i hope other manufacturers focus on maximising screen size while reducing bezels as well.

LG G3 = possibly my next phone :-)

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:18

16. greyhulk (Posts: 118; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


So, it's roughly the same size as the the M8. It's shorter than the Z2, but wider and thicker. And it's wider, thicker, AND taller than the GS5, so not really "the same size"

posted on 21 May 2014, 12:27

21. true1984 (Posts: 589; Member since: 23 May 2012)


5.5in screen...

posted on 21 May 2014, 12:40

23. greyhulk (Posts: 118; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Point? Did I ask how big the screen was? Probably not, because I was merely addressing all the people who kept saying that it was the "same size as the GS5". They apparently lack spatial awareness.

posted on 21 May 2014, 12:54

24. TheYellowDart (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


Yeah but when you're talking within a couple of mm it still is very impressive and close. Its much closer to the S5 than it is the note 3, so when people are looking for the no compromise option with the biggest screen relative to how big the phone is, the G3 is the clear choice.

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:43

43. Taters (Posts: 2937; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Which no one asked for.....

At least a bigger screen is a better excuse for ridiculous size than HTC dual front facing speakers and Sony waterproofing.

The best option though is no excuses like Samsung did before the GS5 and Apple will most likely do this year. And people wonder why Apple and Samsung is winning the battle for the wallets.nthey have the least " buts"

Wider, thicker, AND taller than GS5

But it has a 5.5 inch screen.

No buts welcome here. Should have made it 5.2 QHD AND smaller than the GS5 in every dimension, then LG would have won 2014 easily with one hand tied behind their backs.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:37

34. LGisgood (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Keep in mind G3 korean is a bit taller & wider than G3 international because of "ANTENNA" "

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:43

19. elisha.siegelman (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Oh, so where are the people who complain about how the Oneplus One is too big? Shouldn't they be complaining about this?

posted on 21 May 2014, 12:00 1

20. Taters (Posts: 2937; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Too big. But it does show how much of a joke the Z2 and M8 sizes are. There is no way you should lose to a 5.5 inch phone in any dimension. I don't care if you put 4 stereo speakers and make it earthquake proof. A 5 inch phone should not be taller than a 5.5 inch phone regardless.

If the Nexus 6 is canned like the rumours say then I might just have to get an ascend P7 with its weak processor. Or buy the a Nexus 5 again when it goes on fire sale.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:00 3

30. true1984 (Posts: 589; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i was wondering when you would show up to troll again

posted on 22 May 2014, 00:44

44. Taters (Posts: 2937; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Only stating the truth about how embarrassing the Z2 and M8 engineering is compared to LG. Facts are facts, not trolling.

posted on 21 May 2014, 19:19

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Or you could go for one of the Android Silver devices that are supposed to be released in February. It's a long wait from now, but not too far from the what would be Nexus 6 launch.

posted on 21 May 2014, 12:34

22. AnukulVcool (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Time to get back at making phones for humans , 5.5" ??!!

posted on 21 May 2014, 13:03 1

25. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


5.5is way to big

posted on 21 May 2014, 13:41 1

28. Jett2701 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Yeah, i agree i think it's too wide to hold comfortably

posted on 21 May 2014, 13:03 1

26. TheYellowDart (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


I think we all need to a take a moment here and point out the real reason so many people hate the "big" phones.

Hand Envy.

All the small handed people want to have the best phones without feeling inadequate. You see, when a small handed person wields a phone of 5.1" or higher (Relative to the lastest Galaxy S phone) they feel they cannot grasp the phone or show it off to others without noticing how small their hands look in comparison to the phone. Meanwhile the folks with moderate to even large hands wield phones as large as 6.3 without a second thought.

So when you see all the posts saying phones like the G3 are too "big." Remember that behind that comment, there's a small handed person afraid to be found out, and we should be considerate to their cause, no matter how silly that might be.

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:04

35. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


You know the whole "I have big hands, I can palm the basketball" thing stops being important in life when you figure out you are not destined to be an NBA player.

Similarly, this fictional "I have big hands, I can palm my phone" thing stops being important in life when you figure out that when you are using your phone for most things, you use both hands anyway. And when you are using your phone with two hands, two smaller more agile hands works a lot better than two giant fumbling hands trying to hold and manipulate what is still by most measures a small device.

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:51

37. .KRATOS. (Posts: 113; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Nexus 5 is the most beautiful of them all.

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:22

48. elisha.siegelman (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Then you have clearly not seen the oneplus one. It's too bad that they didn't include it in this list...you should totally look it up:)

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:54

39. gigaraga (Posts: 921; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Surprisingly I would think that the LG G3 would be much smaller than the Note 3 considering it's the same size as a S5. But Note 3 doesn't seem so big next to it...probably due to its skinny bezels as well

posted on 21 May 2014, 21:40

42. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


The note 3 has bezels like their's no tomorrow! Compared to the 5.9" LG G Pro 2, which has very slim bezels, the Note 3 is embarrassing. I own both so I know.

posted on 22 May 2014, 09:03

45. tokuzumi (Posts: 273; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


This size creep really makes me want the project ara to be successful. At the rate we are going, in two years, 6" phones are going to be small.

To help combat this size creep issue, manufacturers are making smart watches, so you can see your notifications, and do basic things without having to pull your phone out of your pocket. But, if they become popular, they will start to have more functionality, and the screens will become larger, to the point where you are strapping something the size of a Nexus One on your wrist. All so you don't have to pull the 8" phone out of your laptop bag, because that's the only place it will fit.

I hope this device sells well for LG. But, I say, bring on the project ara.

posted on 22 May 2014, 09:22

46. linaresx (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


It's not the size but how they use it. The size of the device should be proportional to the conjunction of function.

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