Moto X size comparison: excellent phone-to-screen size ratio

Moto X size comparison: excellent phone-to-screen size ratio
Well, lookie what we've got here - when sized up with current handsets, the Moto X turns out to be with one of the best phone-to-screen-size ratios we've ever seen, upwards of 70% in our quick calculations. Granted, at its thickest it can be considered chubby compared to the Android anorexics, but this is due to the arched shape of the back, which slopes down to the razor thin 5.6 mm at the ends for the thinnest top and bottom edges so far.

In fact, the Moto X is not only shorter and narrower than the 5-inchers - its shrunken bezel makes it with less frontal surface than the fellow 4.7-inchers, like the Nexus 4, or the Ascend P6. In fact it is shorter, and only slightly wider than the 4.3" HTC One mini, which, of course, had to fit those BoomSound speakers somewhere.

Again, we might be looking at one of the best phone-to-screen-size ratios, where the crown is on the Sony Xperia ZL's head, and Motorola explained how it achieved that barely visible bezel. It stretches edge-to-edge, they say, molded carefully at the ends to fuse with the front housing for a seamless look and "the perfect balance between readability and one-handed use".

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)

Google Nexus 4

Google Nexus 4

Dimensions

5.27 x 2.7 x 0.36 inches

133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.90 oz (139 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)

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)

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)

Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei Ascend P6

Dimensions

5.22 x 2.58 x 0.24 inches

132.65 x 65.5 x 6.18 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC One mini

HTC One mini

Dimensions

5.2 x 2.49 x 0.36 inches

132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm

Weight

4.30 oz (122 g)

Motorola DROID MAXX

Motorola DROID MAXX

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.8 x 0.33 inches

137.5 x 71.2 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.89 oz (167 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)

Google Nexus 4

Google Nexus 4

Dimensions

5.27 x 2.7 x 0.36 inches

133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.90 oz (139 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)

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)

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)

Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei Ascend P6

Dimensions

5.22 x 2.58 x 0.24 inches

132.65 x 65.5 x 6.18 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC One mini

HTC One mini

Dimensions

5.2 x 2.49 x 0.36 inches

132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm

Weight

4.30 oz (122 g)

Motorola DROID MAXX

Motorola DROID MAXX

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.8 x 0.33 inches

137.5 x 71.2 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.89 oz (167 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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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. Mass88

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

The bezel on the HTC One is too big. It's a beautiful phone, but HTC could have made the size and top bezel a lot smaller.

3. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Agreed, make the bezel smaller and just use software buttons. The HTC One was so close to being the perfect phone too :/ Literally just the bezel and the camera needed to be 8 megapixels for detail and it would have been perfect.

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This is the biggest reason why I am getting this phone.

4. mocir

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I think that Xperia ZL is better looking.

9. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

We all know, but PA keep "forgetting" about that phone in the photos comparos...seems that they dont like to remember that a Sony Phone is the best in screen size ratio.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

They did a good job with the packaging - the phone will compete with both much larger (One) and much smaller (iPhone 5) devices. Price it right and they could have a solid hit.

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Just hope we get a $300-$400 Google play store price.

6. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Goal achieved. This phone won't overshadow the OEM's flagships but will keep them on their toes. If Google was to release the best Android phone ever, and repeat the process over and over, Android would probably die. Last thing Google needs to be for the OEM's is a threat. Meanwhile, if you want it, Moto just released a great phone that you can be happy with.

8. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

only downside is that it's way too thick

10. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

doesnt the s4 have the best screen to bezel ratio, i read that the s4 covers around 77% of the front with a screen and thats with a phone that has physical buttons that make it even that more impressive imo..most of the the phones that have a high screen to bezel ratio are phones with on screen buttons which again makes it easier to do so.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Yes the S4 is still the best, it is pretty impressive that it has the highest and it still has captive touch buttons.

12. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

no. the xperia zl still holds the crown. the zl is still smaller than the s4 despite being a 5-incher.

14. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I think the information that you get, it's wrong the screen to bezel ratio of S4 is only around 72%. just try to calculate it, or you can use phonearena size comparison tool so you can get a clue about the difference size of the bezel, between the Xperia ZL and S4.

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice front and side view with other phones.

15. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

5.6mm is hardly take thin... the Ascend Mate side trim edges are about 5.5mm.

16. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

*razor thin

17. youdug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

My god PA how much is google giving you to hype the sh*t out this underwhelming phone. Theres only a handfull of phones out and coming out soon thats already better than this. Yet theres 20 threads about it. This phone will be the Moto First. $199 on contract. FOH! Nobody is going to buy this.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

S4 wins simply because it is 7.9 mm thin and has a 2600 mah battery. It is easy to make a phone small when the battery is small and the phone is thick. The GS4 literally has nothing left to shave off without making the battery smaller or the screen smaller. With the ZL and Moto X you can shave the thickness down plenty.

19. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Moto X is pretty shaved down. The taper is 5.6mm to 10.4mm. They actually have the battery in the curve. It's not just empty space.

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