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Samsung Galaxy S7 preliminary size comparison vs iPhone 6s, Galaxy S6, LG G4 and more

Samsung Galaxy S7 preliminary size comparison vs iPhone 6s, Galaxy S6, LG G4 and more

Less than two weeks separate us from Samsung's Unpacked event, where the Galaxy S7 is expected to be announced, and the air around us permeates with excitement. We're all eager to know what the company's next flagship phone will look like, when it is going to be released, and what new features it will bring to the table. 

As of this writing, official word on the matter is scarce to non-existent, but hey, that's what the rumor mill is for! Leaks have filled most of the blanks already, so we kind of know what to expect from The Next Galaxy. We even have leaked Galaxy S7 images and dimensions, both coming from trustworthy sources. So we decided to put the two pieces together and give you an early size comparison between the Galaxy S7 and several of its potential rivals. 

Rumor has it that the Galaxy S7 will be 5.61 inches tall by 2.74 inches wide (142.5 x 69.5 mm), which would make it nearly identical to the Galaxy S6 in that respect. However, the difference in thickness could be a bit more obvious, as the new model is expected to be thicker by  0.04 inches (1.1 mm). But in all honesty, we wouldn't mind the extra bulk if it translates to a larger battery and a lesser camera hump, and that's very likely to be the case. 

That said, here's a visual representation of how the Galaxy S7 may compare to other popular phones in terms of size. As long as the leaked dimensions turn out to be spot-on, of course. And the slideshow below will give you an even better one-on-one, side-by-side comparison against the handsets we've picked. 

Samsung Galaxy S7
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
5.36 oz (152 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S6
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches
143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
4.87 oz (138 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Apple iPhone 6s
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)

Apple iPhone 6s

LG G4
5.86 x 3 x 0.39 inches
148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm
5.47 oz (155 g)

LG G4


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


Samsung Galaxy S7
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
5.36 oz (152 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Sony Xperia Z5
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches
146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
5.43 oz (154 g)

Sony Xperia Z5

HTC One A9
5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches
145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)

HTC One A9

Google Nexus 5X
5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches
147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
4.80 oz (136 g)

Google Nexus 5X


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


Samsung Galaxy S7 side-by-side size comparison



References: @evleaks, @OnLeaks (Twitter)

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posted on 10 Feb 2016, 11:09 4

1. Lenny86 (Posts: 120; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Thanks to the s7 series the s6 edge will be cheaper.Will go for an emerald green one.In UK probably is gonna cost under 400 quid.So a good deal.

Iphone 7 is just to late,with a September relise Apple loosing many potential costumers.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 14:45 3

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO! It's been that way since the 4S, yet sales increase every year. Your math is off dude.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 15:18 8

24. FluffyBled (Posts: 514; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


He never said apple's sales number decreased! Please re-read :P.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 15:23 1

26. Lenny86 (Posts: 120; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Did I write any numbers???Did not say anything about sales either.Just said it if they could intro the iPhone earlier they would earn way more buyers.

I know MWC is all about android or at least Google in 75% ,so probably they will never attend at that show.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 15:43 1

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You're still way off base with that comment dude. By your logic the s7 is too late, since it came out after the 6S, and Samsung will lose potential customers too.

Dude the release cycle is anticipated by the user base, that's one reason some skip the S, and get the redesigned model. I appreciate You not responding in a disrespectful manner, cause I meant none to you, but you're wrong on that one bro.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 07:02

36. Lenny86 (Posts: 120; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


In that case an S(small) :) series by apple is just incomprehensible for me ad always was.As it apple just stands on two or max three mobile devices to sell in same time,meanwhile samsung has more lot to chose from.Not talking about tablets,ultrabook, just phones and I know Apple philosophy to sell premium product - is this really good idea in a technology war?

What should be the apples target???.Fur sure lead the market everywhere.
They lost in Asia,Europe is struggling to sell new iPhones because of the exchange rate which is 1:1.The only way they will keep and build more costumers,is restart from the beginning meant of release times of the flagships and if it is needed to realise more devices.To avoid the upgraded version s series they should rather starch the improving and researching period when they create a phone,with this giving more excitement of new revolution to the buyers.

This is my opinion.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 13:45

38. ElixieR (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 May 2013)


Exactly some people fail to see the bigger picture and why Apple releases cheaper iphone in the market from here and there example the 5c and the next 5se or whatever it will be calledand then fail to meet sales. They will price it absolutely ridiculously high and then later on to be discontinued because people aren't that stupid to spend that much for an cheaply made iphone when for much more less you could buy an iphone 5s for less than $200 on ebay if ("iphone is what you're trying to get") or have better alternatives on cheaper mid range android phones like Verizon Moto G 2nd Gen for $10 on Black Friday and it's still worth getting it now for $70 on bestbuy with a little hack you get it to work on gsm network. Let's face it $70 great mid range android phone vs $500+ cheap mid range iphone.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 11:18 26

2. Clars123 (Posts: 722; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


watch people now complain that the phone is thicker...when last year they bitched about it being too thin and having a small battery

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:13 11

11. talon95 (Posts: 546; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


The curved sides will negate the thickness.
The bigger battery is probably the best new feature. I'm not complaining about the thickness, I'd take it even thicker with a 4k battery.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:19 2

12. Clars123 (Posts: 722; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


I personally don't mind the thickness but I can already imagine the reviews...being a smartphone designer is probably the hardest job in the mobile industry.. Not only are you confined by the available technology but you have to deal with internet pricks and fanboy 'reviewers' constantly talking s**t about your work and always trying to fins similarities with a certain 'brand' of smartphones from a certain fruit company

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:23

14. ph00ny (Posts: 1234; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Tapered edge on the Note 5 makes the phone feel smaller in hand

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 13:14 1

21. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Well it actually is smaller.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:19

13. aegislash (Posts: 369; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


There's already people complaining that the S7 looks thick. Like you said, same people who complained that the S6 was 'too thin, bad battery life, etc.' Just can't ever please some people it seems.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:33

18. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 526; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


So far I have only seen comments from people complaining about the people who will complain about the thickness, oh the irony.

BTW you do realise there are millions of phone buyers, there are bound to be a few who won't like something, learn to ignore them, the few do not represent the majority. You can never please all the people all the time.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:45 1

19. Bm888 (Posts: 496; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


Since the emergence of phablets.. I find small screen not suitable, well hope the s7 series performances out stands coz.. It means the note 6..is going to be a beast..

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 15:22

25. phonegeek1212 (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


s7 is .9 mm thicker than the s6...that explains the .9 mm camera bump difference.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 11:21 8

3. jellmoo (Posts: 1586; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I gotta give Samsung credit here, that size is just about perfect for solid 1 handed use. If the extra bit of thickness equals better battery life, then they've already got something going for them.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 11:25 1

4. Unordinary (Posts: 1692; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Every non phablet is good for one handed use.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 11:35 3

6. tech2 (Posts: 3451; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Is there an universal definition for phablet ? I even find LG G4 too big for my hand.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:24

15. aegislash (Posts: 369; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Varies between people I guess. Some consider 5.1 inches+ to be a phablet, and others consider 5.5 inches+ to be a phablet.

Anything just feels normal to me now. Gotten so used to 5.7 inch displays. To me, a phablet would be anything like the Mega 6.3 or Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:30

17. jellmoo (Posts: 1586; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


What's your definition of a phablet? Both the G4 and the Priv, for example, are too big for comfortable one handed use and I wouldn't say either one is a phablet.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 11:31

5. GreenMan (Posts: 1236; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Ah, yet 'another' article regarding Samsung Galaxy S7... Sheesh!

Oh please... Enough already...

Don't you think that's its getting too much of a spot light here, eh?

I don't know about you, lads. But what I see is yet another Smartphone in the pool of Androids, nothing more...

Lets not get ahead of ourselves and keep our heads, shall we?

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 18:22

30. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


well, its because it will released soon...
compare to those random article about the phone from other brand that will released 7 month from now, lol

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:52

34. deleon629 (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


We gotta give the guys some credit, dude...
After all, they'd consistently upped the performance of their flagships each & every year to no threat of the Apple cult. Hell, they'd even had the highest flagship phone sales for nearly half a decade and still managed to churn out a new design with unseen innovative features with each. See in as how mist the market just sits back & waits for Samsung to unveil new tech each year whilst presenting their same boring-ass rigs, I'm actually hoping they NOT add too many new features to the S7 & wait for someone else to challenge them, because even the s3 can still be effective in most markets.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 11:39 3

7. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Same size as the GS4! perfect.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 11:45 1

8. bfuller2006 (Posts: 59; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Ok samsung its time for a New design philosphy. I know being a phone its only so much you can do but the same basic deign for the last 4 Years (since 2012 with the Galaxy S 3) its getting old nothing i can really be OMG with heart eye emojies about...

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:25 4

16. ph00ny (Posts: 1234; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Can you inform BMW/Benz/Audi to drop their key design theme because it's been many years since their main design theme hasn't changed in years

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 18:24

31. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


i;m kinda tired looking those BMW's grill, or porsche's 911 design.. seriously hope they change it -_-

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:08 10

9. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Who the f..k cares if its thicker by 1mm, i want good battery life.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 12:10

10. Landon (Posts: 488; Member since: 07 May 2015)


It looks like the S7 will line up nicely with the Gear VR. Smart move, Samsung.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 13:12

20. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Damn, shorter and slimmer on the sides than the s6. That's how you do it, Samsung.:)

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 18:25

32. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and slightly thicker, but great battery life, lol

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 13:58

22. tedkord (Posts: 11626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


We're making comparisons to existing phones based on rumored dimensions? That seems a little weak.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 15:41

27. apakalo1 (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Nov 2015)


That is PhoneArena for you. Comparing a rumor size of an unreleased phone? Hahaha

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 15:44 3

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yet you came to the site, clicked the article, read it, typed a comment, and posted it. Hahaha

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 03:02

35. My1cent (Posts: 345; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


1 reply to both #22 and #27 right?_?

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:51

33. martinjhm271 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)


go sammy go

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 08:14

37. jeevanand88 (unregistered)


Ha ha..!! Its funny how samsung has come up with less camera bump design... :D The camera bump is not actually reduced, rather the whole body has been made thicker to hide that bump... Anyways the edge version still looks nice...!!

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