How to make full use of our phone size comparison tool


Did you know that our size comparison tool made its debut all the way back in 2007? Back then, it had no analogue – at least not one that offered actual phone images instead of rectangular boxes that only approximated a device's size. Some 7 years later, this tool is still as handy as ever. 

Are you making full use of it, though? Chances are, if you're a PhoneArena regular, you'll know about the extras the tool offers, but not necessarily if you only occasionally call on it. Today, we'll be showing you all that it offers so that you can make the most out of it.

Calibration 


Probably the most important part of our size comparison tool is the calibration step. You don't need to do it, per se, but if you do, you'll be looking at 100% representative, up-to-scale device dimensions on your monitor. In simpler words, any given device will be as big in real life as it appears on your monitor (whatever the display size or resolution). To calibrate your monitor, you'll need either your phone or a credit card and then to tweak their size so that they match their real life embodiments. See the steps below.


So long as you're using the same browser from the same IP, our site should remember your calibration profile. From then on, every time you use the size comparison tool, the devices will appear to scale.

Layered view and reshuffling 


Our phone size comparison tool has two other features. The first one, as you must have gleaned, is the so called Layered View mode. Just click the green button (as seen below), and the phones you're comparing will be arranged on top of each other. Handy when the size differences between devices are small, or when you're comparing more than three devices at a time (our tool fits three devices per line at maximum).

Another useful feature is the ability to reshuffle the order of the phones without having to remove them and re-enter them. Just click on the image of a phone and drag it to a new position. Lastly, keep in mind that the name of the phones in bold (under their respective dimensions) are links to our specs database. Clicking on them will get you right to that particular device's specifications sheet.

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6 Comments

1. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Your tool is great. I use it regularly. It's very helpful. Thanks!

2. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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3. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

File this under the "Duh" category.

4. JetskiMark

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Thank you for this outstanding tool. I use it quite often. I think it would be even better if the screen size was added for each phone. Either in the dimensions data or a graphic overlay on the face of the phone. I am unable to recall the screen size of every phone I compare and sometimes have to click on the phone's specs to refresh my memory.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Tried out the tool, agreed with your finding. Clearly indicating the screen size would make the tool even more useful.

6. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Before going for Xperia Z Ultra I came here and compared it to the mobiles I have had, boy you told the story!

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