Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison: the size evolution of the Galaxy S series
The evolution in size alone is remarkable - the Galaxy S series has been growing larger every year. The biggest jump happened in 2012 when the Galaxy S III quickly made the jump from the 4.3-inch screen on the S II to a whopping 4.8-inch one. Not just that, it was also the first one in the series to come with a 720p HD display. All of that came with a bump in specs and other features as well.
To help you better understand how the Galaxy S series evolved, we are comparing the new S5 with all its predecessors right below. Take a look.
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
5.11 oz (145 g)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
4.69 oz (133 g)
125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm
4.09 oz (116 g)
1. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
i own the s4 and frankly from the pictures i think its the nicest shaped phone out of all of them...however i could see how a more squarish shaped phone would make it easier to design phone cases that wont come off as easily...im sure thats the last thing they were thinking about it when they designed it though....now its just like blah!
11. magnanimus (Posts: 291; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
You're right. The S5 looks like an oversized Galaxy S.
I'm really disappointed in samsung. I would have gotten this phone if not for the size. Just when I hoped phones wouldn't get bigger. Not everyone has big hands.
21. preetmalhotra (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
To me, it looks like a sub-mini Note N7000..lol
19. tedkord (Posts: 4722; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
It was never going to be. Samsung saves that for the Note series.
3. toink (unregistered)
They should've kept the SIIs design language.
10. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Go get the Z1 compact then. Damn good phone.
5. Killua (Posts: 269; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
I guess our only hope for a so called premium device is still the mysterious F line, huh? Haven't heard anything new about that F though.
6. Technobri (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
I might be forced to get the galaxy s5 just cuz there isn't another phone out there with a removable back... I don't like the look of it and wish it had on screen buttons but what can you do
8. CaptYolo (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
S3 was the most.....WOW jump if i can say that lol!!
14. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Agreed, I can't see Samsung changing for the S6/Note 5, rest assured it will STILL look the same with the same old touchwiz tired look. People rant on about Apple, it's Samsung that has kept the same tired look since 2012.
12. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Really underwhelming, not impressed at all by the S5. After all the hype, it was nothing but lies, never trust rumours again until made official. Samsung have officially shot themselves in the foot.
What happened to this sleek design then? I guess we should never expect to see this materialise until the Galaxy S7, if it's not one manufacturing problem, it's always another, so much compromise.
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15. andro. (Posts: 1945; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The size increase of the s5 for a measly 0.1 inch screen increase is a worry,although their is the water resistant rating to tale into account here. Still Samsung could have made a better effort
16. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
ok, sooo, I get you all like to complain - pretty much sums up the human race - sooooo, what should had Samsung done - ignore the design and just focus on the specs...btw, I think the CAPTIVATE was the best design of all of these - at least it stood out from the normal S1 and from all other models...S2 had too much bezel - almost like an iphone...
17. Slammer (Posts: 1005; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
A nice little flashback article by Victor. It really is amazing how the evolution in designs have culminated into what we hold in our hands. I am also impressed with the continued direction Samsung is going with its designs. Consumer friendly for normal service and powerful enough to embrace everyday duties. Very little compromise from all parties.
18. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
YO SLAMMER!!! You liked the new GALAXY? You better run and hide as the PhoneArena reader mob is out to get you :-)
20. Andrewtst (Posts: 314; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Samsung design is downwards. It from beauty to ugly to ugliness!
S5 not for me.
22. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 64; Member since: 26 May 2011)
S4 looks better than all s series phones.
And I am sure I will not upgrade my s4 with s5(cheapo).
Samsung please ask ur design team to learn from Sony z series.