HTC Desire EYE size comparison: the gargantuan front-facing camera takes its toll

HTC Desire EYE size comparison: the gargantuan front-facing camera takes its toll
At this point, we can say that HTC's foray into "selfie-centric" smartphones with the top-end HTC Desire EYE is pretty successful, at least on paper. HTC's newest device comes hot out of the oven with a sizeable 13MP front-facing shooter, endowed with autofocus, an f/2.2 sensor aperture, a 22mm wide-angle lens, and a dual LED flash, not mentioning the plethora of software features that will help you snap a selfie as easy as pie. Unfortunately, such a large sensor at the top front of the handset has had its grave toll on its overall size, making it larger than devices with the same display size of 5.2 inches.

Then again, none of HTC Desire EYE's direct competitors come with front-facing cameras that can stand up to its 13MP one, not to mention that the Desire EYE can successfully rival most of the current flagships specs-wise. In the size department, however, there are certain troubles in HTC's paradise. Although 5.2-inch devices are already common (though this might quickly change if the next wave of flagships grows in size), the Desire EYE is as tall as a 5.7" Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and taller than the 5" HTC One (M8), the 5.2" Sony Xperia Z3, and even the 5.5" LG G3! Only the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are slightly taller than the Desire EYE, and even there it's a close call.

Check out the HTC Desire EYE size comparison below. Is the large front-facing camera a sound argument for the not-so-compact size?

HTC Desire EYE

HTC Desire EYE

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

HTC Desire EYE

HTC Desire EYE

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

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



HTC Desire EYE

HTC Desire EYE

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

HTC Desire EYE

HTC Desire EYE

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

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



HTC Desire EYE

HTC Desire EYE

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

HTC One (E8)

HTC One (E8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.39 inches

146.42 x 70.67 x 9.85 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

HTC Desire EYE

HTC Desire EYE

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

HTC One (E8)

HTC One (E8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.39 inches

146.42 x 70.67 x 9.85 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



HTC Desire EYE

HTC Desire EYE

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

Sony Xperia C3

Sony Xperia C3

Dimensions

6.15 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches

156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm

Weight

5.28 oz (150 g)

Nokia Lumia 730

Nokia Lumia 730

Dimensions

5.3 x 2.7 x 0.34 inches

134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm

Weight

4.60 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Dimensions

5.7 x 2.84 x 0.34 inches

144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.50 oz (156 g)

HTC Desire EYE

HTC Desire EYE

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

Sony Xperia C3

Sony Xperia C3

Dimensions

6.15 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches

156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm

Weight

5.28 oz (150 g)

Nokia Lumia 730

Nokia Lumia 730

Dimensions

5.3 x 2.7 x 0.34 inches

134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm

Weight

4.60 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Dimensions

5.7 x 2.84 x 0.34 inches

144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.50 oz (156 g)

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



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5 Comments

1. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

It would've been much larger if the stereo speakers were huge. I think HTC have done a good job with the size overall though. Looks nice.

2. Calvin35

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Just when I think HTC can't do anything dumber they go and prove me wrong. A phone as big as the Note 3 with a usable screen of only about 5 inches.

3. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Why do they have that massive bottom bezel? is it just so they can have htc written there? it's on all their phones, making them all huge.

4. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

i just noticed it the black border goes around the entire screen. why don't they make the screen stretch out instead of just having it black, or make the phone smaller? i don't see why people say htc designes good phones when this issue is always there.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Them bezels though...

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