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Sony Xperia Z2 size comparison: bigger than most in its class, smaller than a phablet

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Sony Xperia Z2 size comparison: bigger than most in its class, smaller than a phablet
The Sony Xperia Z2 is here and it looks pretty much like its predecessor, the Xperia Z1. What does this mean? Yes, it’s stylish, and true, it’s made out of glass, but it’s also very large in size, nearly as big as a phablet.

To give you an exact idea of how big the Xperia Z2 is we compare it against some of the most popular devices out there - the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5s and others.

The Xperia Z2 does have a larger, 5.2” display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, just as large as the LG G2, and probably as most other top-shelf devices this year will have, but it’s also larger than most of these phones.

It has its reasons - it’s water-proof after all, and protected from the elements, and some may argue that it compensates with style. We leave it up to you to decide whether its size is an issue after you take a look at the image below.

Sony Xperia Z2
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches
146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
5.75 oz (163 g)

Sony Xperia Z2

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

LG G2
5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches
138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)

LG G2

Apple iPhone 5s
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

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


Sony Xperia Z2
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches
146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
5.75 oz (163 g)

Sony Xperia Z2

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

HTC One
5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches
137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)

HTC One

Motorola Moto X
5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)

Motorola Moto X

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, 07:00 8

1. Einstein333 (Posts: 26; Member since: 22 May 2012)


The Z2 is way too large for this screen size. It's a brick!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:34

8. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I have to agree,if you put the Z1 side by side with a Note 3 there isn't a huge difference in size despite the Note 3 have a screen almost an inch bigger. Sony wanted to make sure the 20mp camera didnt protrude out of the handset at the back so spread that bulk in other ways giving bigger overall bezels. I think it was a bad idea,they should have just put a slight protrusion at the back like the Nokia 1520

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:47 1

12. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 357; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Note 3 has a screen half an inch bigger, not one inch. But yeah, they are very similar in size.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:01 4

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Holy crap that's big!

Hm... the S3/S4/One/Nexus4/5/G2 is the ideal phone size IMO, anything bigger like the Z2, Note 2-3 or the S5 leaks is more of a phablet and iMO requires (and does great with) a stylus...

But I'm not giving on the Z2 just yet. Build quality is top notch, there's waterproofing which I guess makes sense, packs a huge bettery, is relatively thin, has stereo speakers and sport what appears to be a great camera system.

If speed is Nexus-like, the battery around the Notes, speakers close to HTC and camera between iPhone and the Lumias, it's as good as my next device, and I must say it caught me by surprise.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:28

16. mail2eswar (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


I really like your comparison in the last 2 sentences.
Other than size-to-screen ratio, Z2 looks like an all rounder to me.(Best of all worlds).

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:05 8

3. istitch (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


if it's too large for you, get the z1 compact, period.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:36 1

9. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 357; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


That's a dumb thing to say. Z1 Compact isn't a flagship and it's sales are poor, which means that not only is Sony's update support questionable, but also it won't get much support on XDA if you want to flash a custom Rom yourself.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:44

10. Kuroki (Posts: 75; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


OMG. don't cry.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:47

13. istitch (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


I hope you have concrete evidence to support your statement, post if you will.

im sorry but there's just no pleasing everyone.
you want small size, you want nice design, you want top notch specs and you want good update support, try to be in the shoes of the decision maker of the OEMs and i bet you wouldnt complain so much.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:59

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


Really no flagship? It got all the specs z1 got and better than s4 and htc one. Tell me what do you based your facts on? Sales is high and just got released. Man just think for once before.

z2 compact will probably be a great phone to have but with a smaller screen. 4.3 is just fine for many people.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 09:03

18. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 415; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


It can be considered as flagship because its internals are exactly what we see in 2013 flagships. Plus, of course the sales are poor because it is not yet available globally.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:08

19. SonyPS4 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 May 2013)


How you know its sales are poor ? Xperia Zf japanse ver of Z1 Compact is the best selling samrtphone in Japan.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:09

4. Mass88 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Trim the top and bottom bezels in half and this thing is far more compact than it currently is.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:18 1

6. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


IP Certification, Stereo speakers and large image sensor is the main reason why Sony can't trim the top and bottom bezels.
The bezels can be smaller but it will be thicker, just like Sharp mini phones.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:29 1

7. pwnarena (Posts: 840; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


if the galaxy note 3 sells, there's no reason for the z2 to aim to be very compact. just consider what they've stuffed inside that thin monolith.
3200mah battery, a camera sensor meant for point and shoots, a fast processor, 3GB of ram, and the waterproofing feature.

i actually thought i'd hate sony for this. turns out i like the z2.

i will not be buying it now. will wait for the price drop.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:14 1

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5201; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The size of the Z2 is almost the same as a phablet, Sony should learn from LG, even if the G2 has a 5.2 inch screen, they still managed to put the screen into a 5 inch body.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:46 3

11. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Z2 is a waterproof smartphone with cutting edge specs, stereo speakers, large image sensor and battery.

There is 2 things you can do with waterproof smartphone
1. Smaller bezels and thicker body.
2. thin body and huge bezels

I think Z2 is great engineering achievements over the Z1 because even with larger screen battery and stereo speaker Z2 is only 2.8 mm taller but it also narrower thinner and lighter than Z1.

From what i know even LG can't make bezelless waterproof phone let me show you quick comparison
LG Optimus GJ (the waterproof version of Optimus G announced 2013, May) is taller and thicker than Optimus G.
Optimus GJ 136.9 x 68.9 x 9.4 mm vs Optimus G 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:54 1

14. ryq24 (Posts: 479; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Too big and too expensive. I like the size of the xperia ZL. Maybe sony should come out with non waterproof z2 so it could be smaller or more compact. And cheaper.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:17

15. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 326; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Why not say it's the same size as the Z1 and be done with it? It's this big because it's waterproof, if that doesn't make the size worthwhile then don't bother.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 11:09

20. mmmanuuu (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Those guys who moans about the need for space inside the z2 to inlcude the spec stuff inside it better check the LG G2 and NOTE 3. You guys think those phones are hollow or what????

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