LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others


It's safe to say that the LG G3 has generated some very healthy amounts of hype among techies, and considering preliminary intel, that's for a good reason. Set for announcement in less than a week from now (the 27th), the next LG flagship is expected to be every bit worth its title, not least because of its interesting new features, and new and arguably even more attractive design.

Of course, one particular feature of the LG G3 will likely cause some soul-searching among consumers who would otherwise snatch the handset in a heartbeat: its size. By now, we feel fairly confident that the handset will sport one of those new, 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 (QHD) displays from LG, which would rightfully put it in the phablet category in the minds of many. According to our calculations, however, this isn't the case, and a recent FCC filing of  a device that is very likely the G3 corroborates that notion. Put into numbers, we now expect the LG G3 to measure (approximately) in at the rather compact 145.6 x 74.5 x 9.36 mm (or 5.73 x 2.93 x 0.36 in), which, despite the relatively large display, actually mean that the G3 will have a near identical footprint as devices like the 5.2-inch Sony Xperia Z2. "What is this wizardry?!", you may wonder, but there's no dark magic going on here -- LG is simply extending the know how that went into assembling the super-compact G2. In other words, expect the G3 to come with extremely thin bezels all around -- that one is all screen.

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48 Comments

1. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Please whine more about how 5.5" is too big ;)

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Same size as S5....not big.

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Exactly

14. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

It's not the same size as the S5. It's closer to the M8. Is anyone actually looking at the dimensions, or are you just regurgitating what you're reading on other blogs?

17. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

2mm wider and 2mm longer and 0.4" bigger screen, enough said.

36. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"2mm wider and 2mm longer and 0.4" bigger screen, enough said." Physically this is true. For "effective screen size", compared to the Galaxy S5, you need to subtract the screen area used by LG for the on-screen buttons.

47. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

It's QHD after all. There is still more space on the G3 than the S5. Plus, with kitkat those softkeys can hide easily.

18. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

they done a great job keeping it in line with other flagships but with a bigger screen but i personally would have preferred the same 5.2'' screen but in a even smaller body.

27. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Agreed 100%

41. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I agree. Hopefully LG makes their mini great too. Without the 805 this wont be my phone.

32. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

g3 korean is a bit taller & wider than g3 international because of "antenna"

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

So compact...... Nice work lg. I'm guess we will see only screen from front view of future lg smartphones.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Guessing*****

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Um... We have two articles on the front page talking about the size of the G3. This one says: 145.6 x 74.5 x 9.36 mm The other says: 141.8 x 73 x 9.3 mm Which is it?

7. Anarsosoroo

Posts: 25; Member since: May 12, 2014

I think first one

8. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

The ones here (a very near approximation). According to our own calculations, the previous source was wrong.

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Thanks for the update. Any chance the other article can be edited with this info?

10. Beijendorf unregistered

It's one of those amazing phones that get larger when put into water! It's a novel approach to IP-ratings.

12. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I see, thats why it doesnt have a lid for the Micro-usb port. When you sink it in water it expands and shuts itself!

38. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Nope... it is waterproof all the time and then when you insert a USB cable, the port opens up the internal seals so the USB connector is accessible.

33. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Keep in mind G3 korean is a bit taller & wider than G3 international because of "ANTENNA" "

9. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

fugly buddies

11. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

im impressed.

13. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Great going by LG, i hope other manufacturers focus on maximising screen size while reducing bezels as well. LG G3 = possibly my next phone :-)

16. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

So, it's roughly the same size as the the M8. It's shorter than the Z2, but wider and thicker. And it's wider, thicker, AND taller than the GS5, so not really "the same size"

21. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

5.5in screen...

23. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Point? Did I ask how big the screen was? Probably not, because I was merely addressing all the people who kept saying that it was the "same size as the GS5". They apparently lack spatial awareness.

24. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

Yeah but when you're talking within a couple of mm it still is very impressive and close. Its much closer to the S5 than it is the note 3, so when people are looking for the no compromise option with the biggest screen relative to how big the phone is, the G3 is the clear choice.

43. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Which no one asked for..... At least a bigger screen is a better excuse for ridiculous size than HTC dual front facing speakers and Sony waterproofing. The best option though is no excuses like Samsung did before the GS5 and Apple will most likely do this year. And people wonder why Apple and Samsung is winning the battle for the wallets.nthey have the least " buts" Wider, thicker, AND taller than GS5 But it has a 5.5 inch screen. No buts welcome here. Should have made it 5.2 QHD AND smaller than the GS5 in every dimension, then LG would have won 2014 easily with one hand tied behind their backs.

34. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Keep in mind G3 korean is a bit taller & wider than G3 international because of "ANTENNA" "

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