HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Note 3 vs HTC One vs Galaxy S4 vs Xperia Z1 vs iPhone 5s: size comparison

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Note 3 vs HTC One vs Galaxy S4 vs Xperia Z1 vs iPhone 5s: size comparison
The HTC One 2014 is out, its specs are out, and its feature set is now also known. Oh, and it's finally official. 

What's missing is a direct size comparison against its two main rivals -- the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2. These are, after all, three pretty big devices, and though they are in about the same size ballpark, their dimensions are still likely to make it into your buying decision. After all, and despite the rapid increase in screen real estate, many still seek ergonomic options that make the most out of space.

Unfortunately, none of these three flagships is exactly a one-handed device. The HTC One 2014 still comes packing those awesome, but physically large BoomSound speakers, while the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2 owe a fair chunk of fat to their IP, dust- and water-resistant certifications. In terms of weight, the One 2014 and the Z2 are pretty close together (5.64 oz and 5.75 / 160 g and 163 g respectively), while Samsung's flagship is noticeably lighter at 5.11 oz / 145 g. One of the many practical uses of polycarbonate, and the cost of sporting an aluminum or glass/metal body.

And last, but far from least, do keep in mind that we have something of a progression here in terms of the exact diagonal size on the trio. At 5-inches, the HTC One sports the smallest display, while the Galaxy S5 is slightly bigger, at 5.1-inches, but still smaller than the 5.2-inch glass on the Xperia Z2. Like with the previous generation, it would appear that Samsung is, once again, making the best use of space, while the One 2014 and Xperia Z2 are kind of tied for the second spot.

This trio -- the One 2014, Galaxy S5, and Xperia Z2 -- represents by far the most intriguing devices at this point in time, but it's always helpful to see how the latest generation compares with the last. That's precisely why we've added the trio's predecessors, along with a few likely rivals. As you can see for yourself, there's a considerable jump in dimensions for both the new One and the Galaxy S5, all the while Sony has managed a little miracle by keeping size pretty much identical with last year's 5-inch Xperia Z1. And while these are still far from being considered phablets, it's interesting to see just how dangerously close we're getting to true phablet category, and nothing showcases that as well as the Note 3. As always, Apple's iPhone 5s is by and far the most pocketable flagship available, though that comes at the price of a relatively tiny screen estate. Take a look.

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 Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 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)

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)

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)

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

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)

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 Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 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)

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)

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)

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

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

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9 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 942; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

If only they removed the front logo. Anyway decent successor.

2. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Beats Audio is gone?

3. almostdone

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Yes but it should be just as good if not better.

7. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

the bezels are ridiculous for 2014. The size is unacceptable. It makes no sense to get this over Note 3. It's nearly as big as this. But 4mp camera has to be an early April fools joke? HTC is such a slow learner they just lost a bunch of customers with their naive decision. So sad. I would not even consider anything with less than 13mp in 2014. I don't know what happened to HTC. I had a lot of respect back in the day but they look more and more like Blackberry to me.

9. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

Xperia Z2 then?

4. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

The galaxy s5 looks better than the z2 and htc one from the front. I like the back of the htc one though.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Damn was the M8 such a disappointment. Comparing it to my Note 3, that thing is huge for a 5" screen.

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol suck t c at its finest. That thing is huge. Rofl

8. docRW

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So the Sony has a bigger screen, bigger battery, more RAM, is waterproof and also has front facing stereo speakers. Oh, and despite the bigger screen and stereo speakers its the same height as the HTC and significantly thinner. I don't see how it is not a clearly superior phone that than the HTC.

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