Meet the most compact 5-incher: Sharp Aquos Crystal vs Nexus 5 vs S5 and others size comparison
131 x 67 x 10 mm
4.97 oz (141 g)
137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
5.11 oz (145 g)
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
3.95 oz (112 g)
129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)
137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)
137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)
146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
5.75 oz (163 g)
9. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)
The other phones look so old next to Sharp the beauty.
2. chaoscauser (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
unbelievable.. What a fragile and non-ergonomic phone!
4. chaoscauser (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
Any competitive manufacturer can make the screen to body ratio, 95% but they don't cause durability and ergonomic design are two basic things required for any mobile device.
10. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)
Typical fanboy comment, you can not accept that someone else can do better than your own favorite manufacturers.
Ergonomics is nothing wrong more than it is rougher as many others so it is quite the opposite. In addition, the surface of the ground that you do not have to stretch your thumb so much. No other manufacturer is close to this, then they can not.
All endeavors of utilization dead surface in the most efficient manner and it requires newly developed technology that Sharp has. The technology must also fit under the screen, and it does not for other manufacturers so they must have big lips stuffed with technology.
Well lets see how it does in the drop test ... most people do not care about it at all when they buy a phone. I have had 10-15 smartphone and the screen has never been broken, I have few times dropped mobiles but nothing serious has happened.
If you're looking for durability, it is probably not the model for you anyway. This is more a mobile to show off the technical possibilities and desgin.
18. Alain1990 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
take a look at this one.. vega iron smashing bezel test with s4 and lg g pro.. a 5 inch phone with 67.6 mm.. slim bezel next to aquos crystal.. m.youtube.com/watch?v=St5ckGsBQmc
5. realjjj (Posts: 170; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
Actually others do come close to it with thinner phones.
If you want to measure how compact a device is, then you to got to factor in volume per screen area not just the front. Ofc you can factor in pixel density and performace since those impact the size of the battery.
14. shahrooz (Posts: 217; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
volume per screen diamater: (lower is better)
Sharp AQUOS Crystal: 1.0625472
LG G3: 1.2177656
Z2 : 1.027950769230769
looking at the results we can tell the benchmark you just created is nothing good. it only reflecs the thickness of handset plus an error which is caused by screen to surface ratio differences
19. buccob (Posts: 1579; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Volume is good to know, but surface area is more important because it can actually mean a phone uncomfortable to hold in relation to the size of its screen...
iPhones are crap regarding this... but they do have the smallest form factor in volume... Though thickness never bothered me, I prefer a bigger battery instead.
6. Bondurant (Posts: 163; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
awesome. Hope its patented before Samsung and iphone copy them.
7. downphoenix (Posts: 2426; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Phone Arena reacts:
Any other carrier launches this phone: Wow, this phone is a great mid ranger, Im gonna pick one up for a backup.
Sprint launches it: It sucks, its not ergonomic, do a drop test.
11. medtxa (Posts: 306; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
accidental touch is BS! unintended touch with any finger tips is not accidental touch you just being reckless, there is nothing special with this phone that make it more prone to accidental touch. and case in landscape mode there is some insane people that worry about palm accidentaly press the screen duh you don't operate phone with palm holding the both side that would be impossible, just try it.
and the relation between bezels size and screen crash prone that stupid. so much internet nonsense.
13. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Holy. SHARP. That actually looks so future - like. Perfect.
16. justttclassified (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Mehh! Am interested, but I ain't buying.
17. Taters (Posts: 3606; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Wow! LG and Google did a great job on the Nexus 5. Very compact yet they put everything in there including wireless charging, 1080p, OIS, super light.