Galaxy S 4 vs One vs Xperia Z vs iPhone 5: size comparison

Galaxy S 4 vs One vs Xperia Z vs iPhone 5: size comparison
We're big fans of comparisons here at PhoneArena, and what better way to celebrate the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 than doing a whole bunch of those! This time we'll be doing a size comparison against some of its biggest, angriest rivals - the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and Apple iPhone 5!

One of the most amazing things that Samsung has achieved with the Galaxy S 4 are the dimensions of the hands. Yeah, it has a super-big 5" display, but that doesn't mean it'll be difficult to hold with a human hand. Samsung has put a lot of effort into keeping the dimensions in check, and to a large extent, it has succeeded. Compared to the HTC One (which has a slightly smaller screen), the Galaxy S 4 will be slightly shorter (5.38" vs 5.41"), a bit wider (2.75" vs 2.69") and a bit thinner (0.31" vs 0.37"). Not bad! If we have to compare it to another smartphone with a 5" display, say, the Sony Xperia Z, things look even better for the GS 4, which will be significantly easier to hold than the rectangular Sony handset. In the image below, you'll also see the iPhone 5, which is naturally much smaller, but also with a much smaller screen - 4 inches compared to the Galaxy S 4's 4.99 inches.

Don't forget that you can always compare the size of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 with that of any other phone out there using our Size Comparison tool!

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

Dimensions

5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.15 oz (146 g)

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

Dimensions

5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.15 oz (146 g)

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

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



For more information about the Galaxy S 4, read our in-depth hands-on article!

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52 Comments

1. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Remember we used to just hate on OS and not manufacturer? I sure do

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Mine is at number 2 :)

21. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

mine the s4 its the best combined its not ugly i like it actualy and yes the htc one looks a better but software and hadware (camera for example) oft s4 will be better than the one of the htc one i bet! and the batterylife too! why is the iphone 5 in the list lol ?

25. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Those who have bought S3 will never buy S4. You take my words no matter what they say here on PA.

29. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I agreed that HTC one has a better look But S4 has a bigger screen and much thinner and lighter body. I can give some credit to them. Actually I am kinda disappointed its identical design to its prodeccessor though, it's not a deal breaker to me. I like the awesome screen, camera, and tons of features

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsungs making a mistake by bringing most of the s4 feature to the s3. They already look identical so I think you're rite about that.

48. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

SAME-sung playing smart. Perhaps they have realized that they have a "SAME" sung phone and sales could take a hit. So now they are targeting 100 million phones combined with two SAME sung phones S3+S4 and they are announcing this ...S3 prices will sink after S4 comes... So SAME-sung i guess is playing smart.

26. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think the disappointment is understandable coz expectation is too high, but luckily the disappointment in design will be not so bad just simply due to low expectation in this area of Samsung ^^

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Samsung did a great job with making the size of the s4, despite it having a larger 5"display it still is a compact handset

3. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

HTC ONE IS BEST PHONE

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Smaller than the One and XPeria Z. That's a surprise.

14. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

not ZL (131.6 x 69 x 9.8 mm)

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Overall it is smaller than that too where it counts. The ZL is a fatty at 9.8 mm. This thing is just as thin as the Z but closer to the ZL size in other dimensions.

20. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

9.8 is not that fat. Lumia 820 is at 9.9mm thick. You call that fat? It fits my hand nicely

28. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I find the Lumia's too fat for my pocket. A phone that large needs to be thin imo. If it is iphone size or Lumia 800 size, then thickness doesn't matter much. But if it is huge, then it does.

35. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Let's not forget the zl has onscreen buttons so it should bre smaller

22. SleepingOz unregistered

You were right from the beginning dude! They keep the same design cues and change very little things.(Shame) But well, people tend to forget that most oems(sony, apple and nokia), do the same thing.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Lol xD. The iPhone 5 looks so tiny when comparing the size with the big bros.

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

u mean looks so PUNY and weak

40. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't agree.

6. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

new galaxy = winner!

24. SleepingOz unregistered

Hardware and software wise, yes definitely! It'll be the most powerful one among those titans. Design wise, could be better but I don't complain though since I upgrade only to the GNOTE series.

7. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

iphone 5 = toy for kids..

19. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

or girls

27. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

or f***

31. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol at the tiny apple

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hot on the heels of a disappointing s4 announcement, you guys are trying your best to divert the attention to apple aren't you? Just admit it..Sammy dropped the ball and pulled an apple on us. It's ok there's therapy for you. I'll text you a hug LMAOOOOO

49. Aeires unregistered

No so much. Their design was extremely similar but the major difference is they brought a lot of new features whereas Apple only brings a handful each time, and some are usually problematic (Siri & maps). A lot of people are griping with the design but are overlooking an important aspect, they put a 5" screen in a phone slightly smaller than the previous iteration. Too many people get caught up in concept phones, not realizing it's easy to make a drawing or 3D render but it's far from easy to actually build a working model. Samsung didn't drop the ball, people's expectations were too high.

9. Isaiah-54 unregistered

Interesting. I was impressed with how thin the SIV was, yet didn't even realize the Xperia Z was just as thin.

10. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Great job for Samsung for making a compact design for the S4. I like Xperia Z and One design more though.

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