HTC U Ultra is one giant phone: see how much bigger it is than LG V20, iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge (size comparison)


HTC lifted the cover off its brand new U series: the large, 5.7-inch HTC U Ultra and the smaller and more modest in terms of specs, 5.2-inch HTC U Play.

It is the HTC U Ultra, however, that will attract more attention: it's got a refined design, a top-notch Snapdragon 821 system chip under the hood, and a bunch of advancements in terms of audio quality and camera. It's also got a secondary ticker display that is meant to integrate with HTC's new Sense assistant machine learning interface.

And it's a big phone: a 5.7-inch device that is packed with features, but also big in physical size. The one question that we explore here is how it compares against other large phones in terms of its footprint. Is it larger than the already quite big iPhone 7 Plus and similar LG V20? To find out, we use our neat size comparison tool that visualizes the size differences between the new HTC U Ultra and its top rivals.

HTC U Ultra vs LG V20 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy S7 Edge


You only start realizing how big the HTC U Ultra is when you compare it with other big phones: it's larger than the already oversized Apple iPhone 7 Plus and LG V20, and it's much bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra

Dimensions

6.39 x 3.14 x 0.31 inches

162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

LG V20

LG V20

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 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)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra

Dimensions

6.39 x 3.14 x 0.31 inches

162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

LG V20

LG V20

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 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)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

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



HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL vs OnePlus 3T vs Nexus 6


The only mainstream phone that compares with the HTC U Ultra in terms of how large it is, is the Nexus 6. The 6-inch Nexus from a couple of years ago is a bit wider, but the HTC U Ultra is still taller.

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra

Dimensions

6.39 x 3.14 x 0.31 inches

162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 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)

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T

Dimensions

6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches

152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra

Dimensions

6.39 x 3.14 x 0.31 inches

162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 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)

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T

Dimensions

6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches

152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 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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27 Comments

1. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Didnt expect HTC to copy samsung and even LG V20..... The front samsung button... the note 7 back.... the LG second display.... Oh boy..

2. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Need a more bigger phone? Put more bezel like HTC.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right... 6incher nexus6 is smaller than this phone, lol... (no need to bring MiMix here :P)

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Bezels, more Bezels.

4. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Here comes the flood of articles comparing the new phones dimensions to every other phone ever

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and another flood comparing this phone specs with other flagships, and other phone from totally different price range

5. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

HTC lost their touch, even sense UI became so much close to stock and lost their feel

6. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Monstrocity

7. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

As tall as this phone is already, I'd sure be scared to see the g6 with it's 18:9 screen... sheesh.

8. fyah_king unregistered

3000mah battery!Lol This thing will die by afternoon.

9. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Holly grail of bezels

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Holly grail of bezels" No, not really ^^... That title belongs to the king of bezels, which is the iPhone!

18. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

iPhone bezels are trembling.

10. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Disappointing. s821 and 4gb ram is not competitive for 2017. Htc is going to get bitten by basically all other manufacturers for futureproof. Many, if not most people buy an expensive flag phone for 3, 4, 5 years easily. These devices will only make htc survive imo because competition is just stronger.

12. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Bigger than the iPhone 7 Plus ? Wow, That is an achievement !

13. iFanatic

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Its like the Note 7, V20 and Honor 8 had a threesome annnndddd... HTC U Ultra/Play!!

14. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG V20 is better than U Ultra.

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

won't think twice to pick V20 over this one...

19. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

LG v20 is smaller having a 5.9 inch display with the second screen. And htc with just 5.2 or 5.4 with the ticker screen is even bigger?damn htc. Every ony else is going bezeless..its like if every one is giving thier bezels to htc.

20. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

The battery capacity is disgustingly small in the U Ultra, I think I'm going to be sick...

21. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

A bit of hyperbole there. 5.7 is large, but not gigantic by phablet standards.

22. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

3000mah Battery doomed this phone even before coming out. These days 3000mAh isn't much, with smaller phones pushing 3200-3600mAh. How can this phone have a bigger footprint than the HTC 10, be about the same thickness, around 8mm and still have the same battery? Thats mistake LG made with the V10, having a bigger phone, yet using the same 3000mAh capacity. Phones like Samsung S7 edge with 3600MAH, OnePlus 3T with 3400mAh, chinese phones like Le Pro 3, brings a whopping 4000mAh battery without sacrificing thickness or size. I feel HTC went way to conservative, they couldve easily made a 3300-3500mAh battery to complete!

23. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG V20 He has at least 3200mAh. It's not much but at least something. But 3500 mAh sounds better, but what has 5000mAh Zenfone 3 zoom sounds much better than what the Samsung 3600mAh. Good work by Asus. Zenfone 5,5" FHD and 5000mAh is Awesome.

24. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Not that "big". My Mate8 has a 6.0" screen and is only 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm (6.19 x 3.17 x 0.31 in) 185 g (6.53 oz) Must be the LARGER BEZELS that they use, causing them to use a slightly smaller screen, and a 1000mah SMALLER battery. Not to mention probably a HIGHER price! That seems to be the trend..smaller batteries and higher prices.

25. deleon629

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Granted having a phone with no bezels is seen as a novelty of sorts, if not as just a toy or fashion statement when compared among others. But I think it's time we admit that the concept of a phone with the smallest bezels possible is pretty f┬┐cking uncomfortable to hold. People are paying more for their phones than they did in times past and using them more than ever, so comfort & function is becoming a bigger deal than before and rightfully so.

26. tomskytot

Posts: 37; Member since: May 10, 2014

and I thought V20 was big for a 5.7 screen phone

27. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

This phone was not designed with slick bezels, size or battery in mind. They just made it big, and a small battery. Bad move, and bad direction. By the time it comes out in 2 months with SD821, its going up against LG G6, Samsung S8, all with SD835 processors, bigger batteries, and sleeker designs. Too little too late.

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