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.