Here are the most compact phones for their screen size (infographic)
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 12, 2014, 2:07 AM
The screen-to-phone-size metric is perhaps the most viable measure how compact your phone or tablet really is, relative to its display diagonal, or in other words which one offers the largest screen for your now inevitable thumb-stretching.
You can have a device with large, 5.5" panel, like the Note 3 Neo, and yet it it would be hardly larger overall than the Xperia Z1 5-incher, precisely because there is a lot of top and bottom bezel on Sony's flagship. Needless to say we want the largest possible display stuffed in the most compact chassis possible, so check out the infographic below, and marvel at who does it best (hint: the plastic ones).
Xperia ZL, which, according to Sony, had the best screen-to-phone-size ratio of 75.84% as of January 2013. This number, as you can see, is larger than the 75.7% of the LG G2, so it should have been the winner, considering that we have other older handsets included. We would also add the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 6-incher into the mix, as that one is way more compact than the 6" Lumia 1520, for instance, at number 7 here, but the source obviously aimed to calculate more popular handsets in this particular infographic.For some reason the infographic skips on the
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Not surprised to see the LG G2 has the best screen-to-phone ratio, it's a beautiful phone with thin bezels. Oh, why the Xperia ZL isn't included in here? Btw, iPhone = The king of big momma bezels.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 2:23 AM 24
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how would you define "best screen-to-phone ratio"? because what is best for you might not be for others.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 3:22 AM 0
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So you're saying that 50.8% > 75.7%? It's not about the best percentage for a person. Best = greater, more than, above all in comparison Screen-to-phone = screen:phone = the comparison of the screen compared to the phone ratio = percentage Translation = Greatest percentage of the screen size to the actual phone size. Oh wait, they did say it, "Needless to say we want the largest possible display stuffed in the most compact chassis possible" You are trying to turn a objective test into a subjective test.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:12 AM 11
What are you talking about?? ZL has better screen ratio than G2 ZL 75.84% vs G2 75.7%
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 3:31 AM 13
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And where is ZL? I thought it would be in the first place...
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 2:24 AM 14
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Yeah, the ZL has thin bezels but it still can't beat the G2.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 2:25 AM 0
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According to Sony, the Xperia ZL had the best screen to phone size ratio of 75.84%. The LG G2 has STP size ratio of 75.7% so the SXZL wins. But that's according to Sony and these people should have tested the SXZL too, to give credibility to Sony's claims.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 2:44 AM 8
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How come the Sony Xperia ZL isn't here?
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 2:24 AM 4
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My one gripe with Apple phones has always been what feels like a huge amount of wasted space. Hopefully they fix that with their next phone.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 3:31 AM 0
So there is no phones from lg, samsung or motorola that good enough to beat Xperia ZL screen ratio.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 3:38 AM 2
Technically true, but in real life nobody is going to notice a possible 0.14% advantage over the G2. LG, Samsung, Mototola, Nexus, they're all doing fine, and are right up there with the ZL. So I'm not sure you need to call them out as not "good enough".
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 6:48 AM 2
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Okay okay they forget to include ZL in that list,and what i feel is the upcoming Sony Sirius is Xperia ZL successor not Z2..Bcoz Z1 is in market not more then 4 months and sony would go for Snapdragon 805 for its next flagship(Z2) which is due in Q2 of the current year..So we can expect Xperia ZL and Xperia SP successor in near future..
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 4:03 AM 0
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I'd like to see a more historic version of this. Perhaps all the way back to the OG Droid. They already go back to the iPhone 3GS. I'd just like to see the evolution of this over the last six or seven years.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 7:57 AM 0
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