Chart compares smartphone screen-to-body size ratios, Samsung Galaxy Note holds the top spot

Chart compares smartphone screen-to-body size ratios, Samsung Galaxy Note holds the top spot
As any well-executed teardown reveals, there is a whole bunch of different components that go into the construction of a modern smartphone. The majority of these parts, however, reside on the inside. In most cases, all that users get to see is a body with a touch-sensitive display panel up front. That is why the display is often what a user's initial impressions revolve around when being introduced to a handset for the first time.  

Speaking of smartphone displays, here is a comparison chart that a Reddit member put together. However, what makes it special is that of all things, it compares screen-to-body ratios of a number of smartphones. Basically, the figure represents the ratio between the total area of the display and the total area of a smartphone's front side.

And it turns out that the Samsung Galaxy Note is the current leader in this category with a ratio of 66.9%, and the yet-unreleased Samsung Galaxy S III is trailing along. The old-school HTC EVO 4G holds the third spot with a 66.0% screen-to-body ratio, followed by the HTC One X

How does your smartphone fare? Or is it not present in this comparison? Let us know by dropping a comment.

source: Reddit via Clove


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19 Comments

1. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

man !!! GS3 always holds the first or second (barely) position of all benchmark or ranking list as far as i have seen...cant wait to get my hands on it.

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I wanna see the where the huawei ascend d quad xl stands. That phone will score super high.

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

The best balanced hybrid smartphone with a score of 7/10 on this website, please rewiew it decently !

16. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I agree, redo the review when ICS launches. FYI, the international version got a 7/10, the AT&T got a 8/10

4. Franc

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 2012

Panasonic ELUGA POWER wins in my table (72,29%) Huawei Ascend D Quad XL is not bad too (67,83%) HTC TITAN (66,39%) Samsung NOTE (66,34%) HTC ONE X (65,42%) SGS3 (65,39%) HTC HD2 (64,93%) Samsung Galaxy NEXUS (64,60%) HTC HD7 (63,45%) HTC Desire HD (62,94%) SGS2 (62,88%) ...

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Thanks Franc. Out of curiosity could you measure out the HTC zeta as well. Definitely a rumored phone but very intriguing.

19. hgr79

Posts: 2; Member since: May 22, 2012

HTC Zeta: 83,48%!! according to my computations...

13. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't understand why that needs a thumbs down... Crazy people.

20. hgr79

Posts: 2; Member since: May 22, 2012

Pantech Vega Racer 2: 69,63%. Anyhow, HTC Zeta is like no other, hope finally rise up...

6. wendygarett unregistered

What does this advantage to the user??

7. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Can you not tell? If you have a device that's 5"x2.5" and the screen is 3", that's a lot of wasted space. The more efficient the device the less unnecessary bulk you need to lug around.

9. wendygarett unregistered

I saw xperia sx has wider bezel... but again from graph it surpass oneS where less bezel... which means it almost irrelevant and conflict to the customer. Wastage sometime mean to leave some space to user when using two hand for gaming and avoid the touchscreen get dirty...

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

? How do you hold a phone when you game? I don't understand how having a bezel has anything to do with fingerprints. And the side bezel isn't the only only thing taken into account. The top and bottom are also bezels which is why the iPhone scores so low. Anyway, you're kinda talking nonsense and making me think I fell into a troll trap. I'm done here.

8. chriski333

Posts: 22; Member since: May 05, 2012

So which phone to get the note or S3?

10. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

it depends on how tall you are and what you want your phone to do!! Im 6'7" 240lbs athlete so the S3 would be too small for me The note is perfect because of not only screen size, but its performance is definitely better than the Streak lol. The S3 could be the best phone for the average American. Only time will tell if that is true, but im not average so the Note is the best phone for me

12. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Samsung galaxy tab 7.7 has calling capabilities. If you were really looking for a good fit, that might do it. ;D

18. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Uh, no it doesn't.

17. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Depends how much you want the new features of the S3 and newer tech vs the larger screen relestate along with the S-pen features of the Note. Try em both out in the store and then decide would be best way to decide

15. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I left Verizon for the Note alone last month. Payed early term fee and gave up my unlimited data but it was so worth it. I'm on this thing constantly

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