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The totally new PhoneArena Size Visualization Tool is now live

Posted: , by Nick T.

The totally new PhoneArena Size Visualization Tool is now live

Ladies and gentlemen, dudes and dudettes, we are happy to announce that we have taken our Size Visualization Tool to the next level. With its help, you can now not only compare the dimensions of multiple devices side-by-side, but also view photos of phones in a 1:1 scale. In other words, the device on your screen will be as big as it is in real life. Cool huh? Well, allows us to explain how it works.

First thing you have to do is to pick a smartphone or tablet from our database. From its specs page, click on the "Size" tab to launch the Size Visualization Tool. Note that the first time you use the feature you'll get a message saying that your screen is not calibrated. The calibration process takes only about a minute or so and is a way of "telling" our system how big your screen is. Once you've completed the calibration process, the phones in the Size Visualization Tool will be displayed with their real-life dimensions.

Another new feature of our Size Visualization Tool is the Layered view, allowing you to "stack" smartphones one on top of the other for comparison's sake. Just hit the "View Layered" button below. 

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Send them our way using the comments section below!

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posted on 15 May 2013, 09:36 23

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thank you PhoneArena.com, it is nice tool. :)

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:05

29. SuperNexus (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


It will be more nice if they surprise us.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:36 12

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Awesome tool, thanks PhoneArena!

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:38

5. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Good job you people at phone arena! Intuitive and useful.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:39

6. askbingask (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Thank you very much pa

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:43

13. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1122; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


yay..

^now please remove the minimum 5 character rule in commenting. :)

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:54 1

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


cool tool!! :D

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:57

24. Kelley71 (Posts: 44; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


Sounds neat--can't wait for a phone I want to try it on!

posted on 16 May 2013, 07:51 1

56. Kelley71 (Posts: 44; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


This wasn't meant to be snarky; my carrier is Sprint and my phone is an Epic. The two viable upgrade options are the Mach and the Photon Q, and the dimensions of all 3 are barely millimeters apart. I simply await the next high-end slider (that isn't the exact same size) to benefit from this new tool.

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:11

31. amats69 (Posts: 1020; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Nice!

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:15

32. yaseensaadz (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)


Why phonearena hasn't released an app for there site on ios and android just like ign ?

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:17 1

33. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


This is one of the coolest features in phoneArena. I've been waiting for this for a long long time. Finally it arrived. Great job.

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:18

35. droidspd (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Long overdue but absolutely love it.

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:20

36. pwnarena (Posts: 844; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


very good idea!

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:25

37. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Awesome I'm playing with it right now

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:33

40. tomn1ce (Posts: 101; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


Nice tool. Good job guys.

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:48

45. wiiandds (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


you guys need to creat a mobile app or mobile web version

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:14 5

47. TripleTwo (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)


m.phonearena.com

posted on 15 May 2013, 13:46 2

50. yaseensaadz (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)


But they still need to make an app

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:00 2

46. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Hands down the best on internet.
You should make it more visible and accessible on the sitemap

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:38

48. IndoorCamper (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 May 2013)


The tool is interesting, but, at least on my system, very inaccurate.

For instance, I put my Note 2 up to the screen ane make the screen version exactly the same width as the real one. Then I can see that the on screen version is about 1/2 inch longer than the real version.

If I reverse it and make the on screen version the same length as the real one then the witdth of the on screen version is about 3/8 inch too narrow.

You should have a TWO way calibration, not just one.

posted on 15 May 2013, 12:05

49. TylerGrunter (Posts: 895; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Really cool tool!

posted on 15 May 2013, 13:50

51. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


WOW Way to go PhoneArena

posted on 15 May 2013, 15:43 2

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 10568; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your profile pic rocks. The walking dead is the best show ever.

posted on 15 May 2013, 15:42

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 10568; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Pretty friggin' sweet PA thanx.

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:30

54. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Really needed this! every mm counts for me as I want a thin and more compact phone that fits COMFORTABLY in my pocket. Not just fits for the sake of fitting.

posted on 20 May 2013, 05:52

57. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2530; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool thing, thnx...

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