LG G3 vs S5 vs Z2 vs One (M8) size comparison: screen-to-body for the win

LG G3 vs S5 vs Z2 vs One (M8) size comparison: screen-to-body for the win
LG was somewhat of a flagship trailblazer last year, with the excellent almost 76% screen-to-body-size ratio of the G2. Before that, it was the Sony Xperia ZL which offered 75.84% ratio for its 5" display diagonal, and since then we've had excellent entrants in this competition, mainly from the phablet world, with the OneTouch Hero, or the G Pro 2

None of those can reach the amazing 80%+ levels of Sharp's recent EDGEST portfolio, but as far as 5.5-inchers go, the new LG G3 is again very, very compact. So compact, in fact, that its size can measure up to all other major flagships that were outed this season, all of which have smaller displays. LG touts a 76.4% screen-to-body ratio with the G3, but it measures the screen as if it were with an exactly 5.5" diagonal, whereas it's more of a 5.46" panel, hence it would warrant a slightly lower number than what LG touts.

Nevertheless, looking at our size comparison chart below, we can see that in terms of height the LG G3 ranks almost on par with the 5" One (M8), while the 5.2" Xperia Z2 is even taller. When it comes to width, however, the G3 is the widest of them all, and this is especially visible when you compare it to the narrow, elongated body of the aluminum One (M8). Despite that it will be the hardest to hold and operate with one hand of the bunch, the G3 also has the largest screen real estate of them all, and, considering that these are all big-screen phones that preclude one-handed operation by design, LG has definitely done a good job with how compact the G3 is for the display diagonal. Moreover, it weighs almost as much as the S5, and a bit more than the G2, while both the Z2 and the One (M8), are much heftier handsets. What do you think, has LG done a good job with the overall size of the G3?

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 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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14 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

G3 and S5. :')

3. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

LOL S5 looks like a plastic toy next to the G3, Z2 and M8.....sorry for the Samsung fans but Samsung needs to drop that cheap plastic.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't think it's about the material, but about the overall design and finish of the material.

8. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

yes, use metal for the good old times, just like in 1981 Mercedes E280, oh man sony knows how to make a phone for old guys, and the others are no exceptions, the old actors for htc and the copycat lg. I'm no old guy, I would take an active lifestyle complicated UI any day above any f@rty old people loving device.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm pretty sure they're doing something right if they're still the #1 OEM in the world.

11. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Yes, marketing and fooling teens

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

And you must be a butthurt hater eh. People buy samsung because they provide better user experience and great customer support.

14. Desmortibus

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

What's the difference between a "plastic toy" and a fake metallic other "plastic toy" exactly ?...

2. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

LG really nailed it with the screen ratio. Still, it is a big phone.

4. KickRocks

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

My next phone..............It's been a good run with the nexus line for deveral years but I think I will keep my N5 as a back up to this beast!! Now when does it drop on T-Mobile???

6. Totse2k15

Posts: 477; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

G3 for me. Looks and design style over the rest.

7. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

For my eyes, the G3 looks the best. Gosh, that's one sexy phone..

9. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

LG design is my favourite but sorry too bad i really hate their logo...

13. JMartin22

Posts: 2357; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The material (plastic) looks nice, but but I think the actual design of the LG G3 looks muy feo.

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