Essential Phone vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs LG G6 and others: size comparison


The Essential Phone has broken cover and it aims at the very top of the hill: the palace atop mountain flagshipia where the Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies of the world reside.

It's got the technical chops: the powerful Snapdragon 835 system chip and what looks like a clean, clutter free version of Android. But it's also got something else: an immersive, bezel-less display that takes nearly all of the phone's front, with a bigger screen-to-body ratio than even the Galaxy S8.

This is what allows the Essential Phone to be big, yet feel small. Its 5.71-inch display is not curved also, which some users will appreciate. The display is also taller, narrower, with a 19:10 aspect ratio, similar to the one on the Galaxy S8 and LG G6. So how does the Essential Phone size compare to the size of the S8, the G6, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the HTC U11, the Google Pixel XL and other phones around? Let's find out!

The bezel-less crowd


First, we compare the Essential Phone's size to the size of other 'bezel-less', full-screen devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, as well as the LG G6.

Essential Phone

Essential Phone

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches

148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

LG G6

LG G6

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Dimensions

6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

6.10 oz (173 g)

Essential Phone

Essential Phone

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches

148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

LG G6

LG G6

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Dimensions

6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

6.10 oz (173 g)

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



Against phablets


Next, we look at the Essential Phone in comparison to traditional flagships: great devices that have not yet made the jump to a bezel-less screen to see just how much of a radical difference the new design makes.

Essential Phone

Essential Phone

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

HTC U11

HTC U11

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches

153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Essential Phone

Essential Phone

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

HTC U11

HTC U11

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches

153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

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


Essential Phone vs iPhone 7 and other smaller flagships


Essential Phone

Essential Phone

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Huawei P10

Huawei P10

Dimensions

5.72 x 2.73 x 0.27 inches

145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Essential Phone

Essential Phone

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Huawei P10

Huawei P10

Dimensions

5.72 x 2.73 x 0.27 inches

145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

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

Related phones

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  • Display 5.7" 1312 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3040 mAh

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13 Comments

2. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Such a shame that pricing. Is not a lot but not a great price for a new comer. I think Essential can grow high as OnePlus or even Apple in the future. It is a very nice first attempt, but catching the consumers would have given the first phones a hot cake selling price. Around $550-599 I think none of us could fault that price.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

pretty much my thoughts as well. 700 bucks isn't the highest price tag we've seen, but for a new commer, it makes the Essential Phone lack a key incentive to get consumers on board ASAP.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1893; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Its bezel-less looks do make the other phones obsolete, even the S8 and G6. It just looks better. And please note, it is as small as a Galaxy S7, which is great. It is quite heavy though, probably due to the titanium and ceramic build. The only thing I don't like about it is placing the fingerprint sensor on the back when there was plenty of room on the bottom bezel. But I still think it is going to be quite a big hit !

6. .7.8.6.

Posts: 75; Member since: May 25, 2017

This phone looks much better than iphone s8 g6 The reason why is because it has less curves and more angular looks

7. Bankz

Posts: 2545; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah. I was shocked that it was smaller than the gs8. I actually like that the front has nothing in it tbh. The fps position is actually spot on too. Infact, the phone will sell like hotcakes on looks alone, plus it looks to be running stock android. Now, i cant wait for the iphone to launch as it'll even take this look but this time around the whole display. Btw i'd love to see the screen to body ratio of the essential.

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's not my cup of tea, even if I can recognize it as an engineering marvel. A big hit though? I doubt it. Without carrier support (which I haven't heard about yet) it seems unlikely, and without a plan to globalize it, it's almost certainly not.

10. iDroidPhony

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

The Essential phone is interesting. Size is perfect between a phablet and a regular-sized phone. Only gripe is the battery size but overall it is really a terrific phone.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The G6 is considered bezel-less? Lol.

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I can hear Samsung fanboys weeping now. Huh...

15. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Bro, that's your parents weeping. They can't believe what a moron you are :))))

16. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The hype is nice and all but the screen dues not cover a larger ratio of the front than the S8. Both are about 85%. The Essential obviously wins at the top, the S8 on the sides (2.5 vs 1.85mm on each side).

17. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Not bad. but have to wait and see if it is water proof! That feature is a must this year.

19. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

The Pixel and iPhone 7+ look outdated standing next to the Essential Phone.

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