LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: size comparison

LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: size comparison
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Nowadays smartphone manufacturers are trying to fit larger and larger screens into their products, and just like that, we've started seeing handsets outfitted with gigantic 5" displays and beyond on a regular basis. Naturally, this has caused devices to grow bigger and bigger, to the point that some are actually uncomfortable to hold and work with.

But companies have not remained indifferent to the troubles customers have to go through in their daily grind. trying to counter this by removing any unnecessary bulk from their smartphones. They are narrowing bezels, coming up with thinner profiles, unibody designs - all of which serves to reduce the overall dimensions and make the device appear more appealing and easier to handle. And speaking of stuff such as bezels and dimensions, we can't miss the fact that LG has done a pretty impressive job with the newly-announced LG G2 flagship.

The manufacturer has reduced the bezels of the G2 so much that it could no longer fit the physical power/lock and volume keys on the sides, forcing itself to move them to the back of the device. But, having in mind that the G2 is going to sport a 5.2-inch display, we're more than glad that LG has gone to extremes while trimming down those bezels. Thanks to that, this 5.2" beast is just 70.9mm wide, which is perfectly comparable to something like the Galaxy S4's 69.8mm, or the Xperia Z's 71mm.

Anyway, if you want to see how the LG G2 stacks up against its rivals, the GS4, One and Xperia Z, in terms of size, be sure to check out the following size comparison! Has LG managed to impress you by crafting a comparably big phone, but with a larger, 5.2" screen? Share your thoughts below!

LG G2

LG G2

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 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)

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)

Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

Dimensions

5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.15 oz (146 g)

LG G2

LG G2

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 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)

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)

Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

Dimensions

5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.15 oz (146 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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45 Comments

1. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Not gonna get this one. I think LG copies samsung like how samsung used to copy apple. For some reason I cant stand the LG logo on a phone, like it should be on a washing machine or on a refrigerator. Waiting for the Note 3. #NotAFanBoy And recently, I have been seeing a lot of articles being sponsored by LG. What is going on, PA?

8. Kurai unregistered

omg . . look how similar lg's and samsung's design are lol . . .

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I've pointed it out before but everyone denies it. Thank you for thinking the same way. +1

22. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

It's simple,....if you don't like it, then don't buy it! Is the problem solve?

20. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Wait for video hands on! LG and Samsung Brother's from different father's!!!

30. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

They look similar but don't you think LG's is better? Bigger screen very similar size.

26. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

"I can't stand the LG logo on a phone, like it should be on a washing machine or on a refrigerator." Do you even know that Samsung also has its logo on washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens, etc.? You can stand that? You're pure LG hater / Samsung Fanboy. That hashtag is pointless. I agree LG copied Samsung but did a better job at design (same device size, but bigger and better display AND processor) and battery (GS4 2600 mAh vs G2 3000mAh).

27. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Don't forget about Cars, Tanks, Ships

34. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's not the same size. The size is noticeably different and the GS4 looks much slicker because of it.

40. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

HTC One and XZ have the best design...those 2 ugly plastics phones look like toys against them.

2. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

They really have shrank the bezel..I think I would have had a 5" screen in a smaller body instead though.. they could have gone with the smallest 5" phone

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I 100% agree and felt that LG really dropped the ball with this.

39. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Well, with the way people are obsessing about screen sizes these days I think I would rather show up to the party with a larger screen size than being 1/2 of a mm smaller than an S4. It's probably just me though as I love those large screens but definitely prefer them packaged up in this size or the S4's size.

3. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Bigger screen but with on screen buttons!Waste of space!

24. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Nexus and Sony are on screen button too !

28. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

That's why I don't have any Sony smartphone! Nexus 10 it's a different story!

31. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

not necessary, they allow the bezel to become thinner and go away when not needed ┬┤plus can adapt

42. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Don't like onscreen buttons my self.. I would much rather have the full screen but in the case of a g2 I think I can give it a pass though wish it was bit smaller

4. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I'm impressed with LG. I was not totally expecting that kind of a beast. P.S. The presentation was extremely boring but not weird like Samsung.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I saw people falling asleep lol.

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

How does narrowing the bezels on the front of the device prevent them from putting physical keys on the side? That make no sense. The phone is 8.9mm thick. There are many phones much thinner that have buttons on the side. I'm not saying I have a problem with them, but the keys on the back were obviously a design choice & nothing more. This advertisement reeks of b*llsh*t.

14. AppleHateBoy unregistered

They put the buttons on the back to reduce the thickness of the ""BEZEL""! They didn't do it reduce the thickness of the phone.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

You clearly didn't understand anything I just wrote. The question is what does the bezel have to do with putting physical keys on the side. The answer? It doesn't.

16. Noble_One

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

It makes sense. Thicker bezel gives more space to build the housing for the buttons and space for them to press in. The side bezels are really thinner than what we've seen recently so I think this is a hard point to argue with LG. I think it's obvious the phone's thickness is from the battery. It is a design choice to have back buttons but putting them on back allowed for thinner bezel, which ultimately saved space for dimensions, which allowed space for ois and a larger battery in a package comparable to the other flagships.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Motorola Droid M has buttons on the side with an edge to edge display. Just a design advertisement and nothing more.

37. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

But the droid m is different. Even though it has an edge to edge display Motorola has added an extra bezel around the screen. I think the Droid M side bezel are larger than the G2 so it might be true that LG didn't have enough space to put the keys on the side.

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

No. Smurf is right. This isn't the first phone with an edge to edge design. The screen doesn't go all the way to the back of the phone. Even with this design they still could have fit the buttons on the side closer to the back. It was a design CHOICE, plain & simple. I hate to see them try to spin it some other way. Time will tell whether or not this choice was a good one. I'll have to play with it myself to form an opinion.

17. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

They put it at the back because according to their research, the index of your hand is most of the time at the back. Also most of the time cellphones fall down when trying to access the side buttons(especially with big phones). By placing it at the back, it decreases the probability of your phone falling.

19. Noble_One

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

That's good info

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

Exactly! Not because they "didn't have room" on the sides. It was a choice.

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