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Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison: the size evolution of the Galaxy S series

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Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison: the size evolution of the Galaxy S series
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s fifth-generation Galaxy S device and a lot has changed since then. Do you remember the first Galaxy S that launched back in 2010? It came with a huge for the time 4-inch screen, can you imagine how different standards were back then?

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.

Samsung Galaxy S5
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
5.11 oz (145 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S4
5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S III
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
4.69 oz (133 g)

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S II
4.93 x 2.6 x 0.33 inches
125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm
4.09 oz (116 g)

Samsung Galaxy S II

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.

Samsung Galaxy S5
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
5.11 oz (145 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S
4.82 x 2.53 x 0.39 inches
122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
4.16 oz (118 g)

Samsung Galaxy S

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.

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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:00 2

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!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:23 1

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.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 22:54

21. preetmalhotra (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


To me, it looks like a sub-mini Note N7000..lol

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:01 8

2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


the best phone of the year.not..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 18:30

19. tedkord (Posts: 4722; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It was never going to be. Samsung saves that for the Note series.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:05

3. toink (unregistered)


They should've kept the SIIs design language.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:06 3

4. D.Aceveda (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Its too big. Won't be buying

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:23 1

10. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Go get the Z1 compact then. Damn good phone.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:06

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.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:10

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

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:22 1

9. NoFanboy (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Htc one will have removable back

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:44 1

13. Technobri (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Pretty sure it wont

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:13 1

7. Blaz86 (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


S2 was the best!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:17

8. CaptYolo (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


S3 was the most.....WOW jump if i can say that lol!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:44

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.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:42

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.

http://static.knowyourmobile.com/sites/knowyourmobilecom/files/styles/gallery_wide/public/samsung_patent-3.jpg?itok=Q9dwtBYt

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:55 1

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

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 17:58

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...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 18:16 1

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.

John B.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 18:19

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 :-)

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 20:52

20. Andrewtst (Posts: 314; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Samsung design is downwards. It from beauty to ugly to ugliness!

S5 not for me.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 03:23

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.

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