New Motorola Moto X size comparison: against Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, LG G3, Xperia Z3



Motorola launched the Moto X last year as the different Android flagship. The original Moto X had a comparatively small, 4.7" display and a much more compact body than all of its rivals. Motorola pointed out that this was intentional: it wanted its flagship to be easily operable with a single hand, something that you could not say for most of its rivals. Many even compared the original 4.7" Moto X with the 4" iPhone as Motorola managed to make a device with small bezels and comparable dimensions.

This year, the new Moto X is here and it is no longer small: it has a sizeably larger, 5.2" display, and while it is still surprisingly compact for its display size, it is not exactly ideal for use with a single hand.

At the same time, it's worth paying special attention to the nice curvy back of the Moto X+1. While technically, you'd see that the phone is listed as being 9.9mm thick, that's only the size at the thickest point. At the edges, the thickness drops down to a very slim 3.8mm, which makes it much more comfortable to hold the device as it lays comfortably in the hand.

To help you better understand the change in size, we are comparing the dimensions and thickness of the new Moto X against its predecessor and a bunch of other devices that it will inevitably clash with on the market: the Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3, and a few others. Take a look and let us know your thoughts about this new size of the Moto X: better or worse than before?

The new Moto X size compared against Moto G and other Motorola devices

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 G (2014)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches

141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 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 G (2014)

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.78 x 0.43 inches

141.5 x 70.7 x 11 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

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



New Moto X size compared against Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), and LG G2

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)

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)

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 G2

LG G2

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 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)

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)

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 G2

LG G2

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

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



New Moto X size vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3, and LG G3

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)

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)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 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)

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)

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)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 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)

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

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15 Comments

1. limporgyuk

Posts: 375; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Smaller than the S5, with front speakers and Infra-red sensors - quite impressive

2. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1277; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Thats easy, if they planned to include a TINY non-removable battery... Don't mistake me -- I am die hard Motorola fan and I am using DroidMAXX... But the battery in this phone is Bu11$h!t....

7. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well, the original Moto X made the most out of the 2200maH and this time the phone comes packed with a SD801 paired with 2300maH so the battery life shouldn't be bad. It certainly could have been much better though and could have done so by keeping mostly the same dimensions except for thickness since they use that pyramid type arrangement.

3. ithehappy

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

S5 and this new X are almost identical in size! But yeah the X has a 5.2" display instead of S5's 5.1", and that's a good achievement. Anyway, from 4.7" to 5.2" is simply ridiculous, if they kept the the size of original X and the bumped the screen just by 0.1" and make it 4.8" it would be great for me, and I am sure a lot of others will also agree. The new X is huge, in other words. There is no more uniqueness in the X any more, as it is of same size like S5! S5 is though IP67 certified, hmm.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Well smaller battery=smaller phone :(. Best case scenario the new Moto X performs only slightly worse than the M8 and GS5

5. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Wow, I'm looking at all those dimensions and can't but notice that LG G2 is STILL the smallest 5.2 inch phone even though it's a year old. And it's thinner than new Moto X and has a much bigger battery. Hat off to LG, they were quite ahead of time when they designed and made G2...

13. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Changed my HTC M7 for a G2 some months ago, I love the screen-to-size ratio, it's just amazing!

6. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Dear God that's one ugly phone.

8. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why they made bigger ? the last one was ideal size, they loosing customers by doing so...

9. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what is the huge hangup on phone size? go to the stores, hold the phone in your hand, and buy what's comfortable to you. IMO, the Moto X was the tiniest 4.7 display i'd ever seen, and now the LG G3 is the tiniest 5.5 display i've ever seen. I have the S4, and at the time I bought it, it was considered large by industry standards. now, my S4 seems small, until I try to operate it with one hand...size is all relative, and I can't believe some people are freaking out over the display size increase on the moto X. until I see and hold this phone, I won't judge the size increase. as long as they keep the functionality and practicality of the original, that's all that would matter to me.

10. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

OMG , The new Moto G bigger than the new Moto X despite the screen size is smaller ~ Bad job done by Moto design team ~ I feel the new Moto G might fail due to the "new" design ~

12. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

With the price no it wont.

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I just wish Motorola would FINALLY come or with a 5.7 out higher screen size. No one really really trying to take on the Note yet.

14. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

i hate how they keep making phones bigger and bigger, pockets are the same size as always you know?

15. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

My g2 still beats them all ....

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