LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One (M8) vs iPhone 5s vs Lumia 930: screen to size ratio comparison


The LG G3 has entered the smartphone arena with a splash with one landmark feature - it's the first phone from a first-tier brand to ship with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) display. LG uses a 5.5-inch display panel in the G3, bigger than the 5.1" Samsung Galaxy S5, and 5-inch HTC One (M8). You might think that this makes the G3 a very big phone and - while it is true that it is by no means small - LG's 2014 flagship is surprisingly compact for its size.

To understand just how compact the LG G3 is, compared to other flagships, we turn to a metric called 'screen-to-size ratio'. How do we measure that and why do we need it? It is pretty straightforward - we take the size of the display and see what percentage does it make of the whole body of the smartphone. The higher the number the less bezel a phone has, and the less bezel there is - the more compact a device is. This way we can learn which phone has the least 'bezel clutter'.

In this comparison, we compare the LG G3 with current-day flagships from other first-tier brands: the Galaxy S5, One (M8), Apple iPhone 5s, Sony Xperia Z2, and Nokia Lumia 930. Notice how the LG G3 leads the way with a fairly sizable advantage. Impressive, isn't it?

Related phones

G3
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI
Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
Lumia 930
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2420 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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