Moto X Style and X Play come with superb screen-to-body ratios: size comparison time!

Moto X Style and X Play come with superb screen-to-body ratios: size comparison time!
The new Moto X 2015 has landed, and as it has turned out, we're talking not one, but two new Moto X phones: the X Style and the X Play. Both feature huge displays, with the Style now happily venturing into phablet territory at 5.7", and the X Play occupying the borderline position of 5.5". What's interesting about these two handsets, though, is their spectacular screen-to-body ratio: both sit at 76%, which is rather high. In fact, it's higher than what most other mainstream high-end smartphones offer!

For example, the Note 4 comes closest to Moto's new propositions, as it flaunts a respectable 74% screen-to-body ratio. However, it has more of a rectangular shape, which reduces the effect of its slim bezels somewhat. Meanwhile, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus is markedly spacious in this respect with its almost 68%. Good thing it's extremely thin! LG's G4, which one would think is to be the closest rival to the Style and Play in the bezels department, is also trailing behind with its 72%.

With all that said, it's still obvious to the eye that Moto's new smartphones have gotten quite big, especially in comparison to the previous two generations, as you can see in the last row below. Still, the super-high screen-to-body ratio remains a signature feature of the series, which enables the newest Moto X phones to offer stunningly large displays in packages that aren't really that unmanageable.

Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play

Dimensions

5.8 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches

147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play

Dimensions

5.8 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches

147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play

Dimensions

5.8 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches

147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches

143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play

Dimensions

5.8 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches

147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches

143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play

Dimensions

5.8 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches

147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

HTC One M9

HTC One M9

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches

144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

LG G4

LG G4

Dimensions

5.86 x 3 x 0.39 inches

148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play

Dimensions

5.8 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches

147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

HTC One M9

HTC One M9

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches

144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

LG G4

LG G4

Dimensions

5.86 x 3 x 0.39 inches

148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play

Dimensions

5.8 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches

147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play

Dimensions

5.8 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches

147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Motorola Moto X (2014)

Dimensions

5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches

140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 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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21 Comments

1. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Note 5 is comming, and screen ratio will be higher than 76%

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You're good... Why aren't you a part of @eveleaks? /s

11. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

from the leaked pictures anybody can tell it's got bigger bezels than Note 3...

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The rumored dimensions are tiny, barely bigger than the G4. So we shall see how that goes.

13. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Saygus V2 was coming, is coming, will be coming umm.. with 75% ratio, well.. what's the point!?!

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

LOL funny how they dont mention how thick and heavy it is compared to the competition

12. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Not funny to tell that more taller & wider to get thinner! btw which one has bigger battery?

20. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

the thing is the X style is almost as big as the 6 Plus but still have the same battery capacity being 4mm thicker, how about that?

21. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm, 5.7" screen, 76.36% ratio, X style 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm, 5.5" screen, 67.91% ratio, 6 plus -4.2 x -1.6 x 3.96 mm, 0.2", 8.45% X style shorter, narrower, (thicker), bigger screen, better screen/body ratio than iPhone 6 plus btw 11.06 mm is the thickest part but the thinest part is approx. 7+ mm.

14. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

because being "thick" by todays standard is actually not such a bad thing.. specially if its tappered on the back. I rather have a thick and heavy device with such big battery and a small footprint

15. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Don't fat shame these Motos! Don't hate, appreciate!

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Damn! Too many phones to chose from...

5. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes, and no phone offers everything.

8. Ashkan220

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

HTC One M9+

10. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

LMAOOOO good joke

6. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

Honestly, I am a little bit disappointed by the size of the bezels on this phone. If you look at their previous years models, it is obvious the bezels are bigger than 2014 model or even 2013 model. But the same thing goes for Samsung S models to be honest.

7. Benalys

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

This big battery phone can not purchased in US. The reason that Moto does not sell big battery phones in US other than Verizon is probably that the notorious agreement between Motorola and Verizon: Motorola makes Droid series exclusive to Verizon with big battery, and Motorola agrees not to sell the big battery non-Verizon phones in the US. With this agreement, anyone wants a Motorola big battery phone must buy it from Verizon. I am just wondering when this agreement will get expired.

16. Hankp

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Thanks for explaining why the Play isn't being sold in the US. This is the only explanation that makes sense.

9. Ashkan220

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

same size M9+

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looking at the dimensions the Note 4 beats it in 2 areas but barely loses to it in width.

22. tokuzumi

Posts: 1906; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Advertising the screen to body ratio is the new way to say "I'm not fat, I'm big boned". The phone is a pig.

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