Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison: the next big thing, literally 'big'

Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison: the next big thing, literally 'big'
Samsung’s next big thing, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is already here, and it’s literally ‘big’. Well, at least in comparison with the slightly smaller Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S5 features a larger, 5.1” display and that’s the main reason, but while we’re talking about a very small increase in screen size, the physical size of the device seems to have grown more noticeably.

You can spot the difference best in comparison, and that’s why we suggest you take a look right below where we compare Samsung’s brand new ‘big thing’ against its most popular rivals.

Smartphones are indeed growing larger every year and it doesn’t take a genius to notice this, and the Galaxy S5 is a good example. It’s actually grown closer to devices like the Xperia Z series, which in turn are dangerously close to phablets.

Take a look below to see how the Galaxy S5 looks when put alongside the Galaxy S4, Note 3, iPhone 5s, LG G2 and all its popular rivals.

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)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 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)

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 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)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 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)

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)

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



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)

LG G Pro 2

LG G Pro 2

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches

157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches

137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 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)

LG G Pro 2

LG G Pro 2

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches

157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches

137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 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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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

no PRICE???

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30962; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

$199-299 on contract like most flagships. Off contract probably 700-800$

2. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Sony Z2 or Samsung S5 They are both water resistent

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Of course Z2. You know that.

31. rueleonheart

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Would seriously consider Z2 if not for the scratch prone screen protector on top of the real glass.

32. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

then remove it. that's a rather unsound reason. i'll understand if you won't like the z2 because of the size. it's not as compact as the s5 but it has a considerably bigger battery. front facting stereo speakers and a larger camera sensor. i thought i wouldn't like this refresh. i actually like it now. just have to wait for the price drop. also, there will definitely be bugs andcomplaints so will just have to wait for a while

39. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The battery on this won't last as long as the S5

8. rickysam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

s5 its water resistant and more compact most probably with a better camera excellent battery and awsome screen n good software updates

11. Scomii

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 22, 2013

excellent battery?!!! camera?!!!!

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

no OIS no good camera daylight everything works like charm even 4U-Pixle HTC One and stop fooling ur self no phone after 2013 have good battry life one day bat is BS u can say othervise all u want

27. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

be sure and very sure , z2 camera will blow s5 camera , battery 3000 MAH ( z2) vs 2800 mah (s5) , screen is gorgeous on z2 and the best in the market now

33. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

actually it's 3200 mah for the z2. it will surely be very expensive though

36. rickysam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

3200mah have u seen the videoplayback capacity its just6-8hrs n for s5 its 10-12

26. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

z2 is waterproof , s5 is water resistant :)

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

These devices are just getting 2 big it's out of hand... Nice work Samsung I like the S5

4. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Still think that overall the G2 is the best.

16. blingblingthing

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

G2 holding its own.

5. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i got tired while watching nothing new boring....

7. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

A 5 inch QHD screen would have been nice but I doubt anyone except the last son of Krypton would be able to see any real difference in quality between that and a HD screen

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

1080p is excellent even for my 5.7" Note 3. I'd rather see brightness levels increase so that I can see the screen while on my motorcycle. 1080p should be very usable to at least 6 to 6.5".

20. blingblingthing

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Great point. All this quad hd would do is some very minor marginal gain to viewing and be quite taxing on the GPU.

9. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

but still it will be priced too high .. egoisitic samsung...

12. Heangchanrotha

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Finally, The Galaxy S5 has been released at MWC 2014 in Barcelona as Samsung planned. What I notice is "Disappointment about design" come from every where. Hmmm... To me actually, it's a bit ugly at the back and nothing so different from GS4 in the front, BUT it just a picture. You cannot judge it until you hold it in your palm. Remember when GS3 was announced? Everybody said Samsung was crazy to design a round phone while other manufacturers prefer rectangular one. However GS3 was still the King of android phone and almost killed HTC, LG and Sony. And when GS4 was released, everybody also complained about it's same same design to GS3, nothing different. but it was the most popular Android before the Note 3 was released. And what I notice more is, once you get used to Samsung flagship, you hardly find the other manufacturer that could leave you impression like Samsung does. Now the GS5, it does disappoint me with its design, especially the back (based on the picture). But I won't judge it until I have chance to hold it in my palm. And I do trust on Samsung strongly.

15. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Exactly feel the same way.

13. babalove

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

samsung is becoming apple no major updates high price and more sales. hate this two

14. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I don't think it was a big disappointed. Was it groundbreaking no. But it's a pretty solid upgrade. I think the S series has been spoiled due to the Note series. I'm beginning to see that when a new Note comes around everything else looks like dips**t. The design is meh not horrible, but nothing new either. Idc about plastic or some other metal that scratches and dents easily...do appreciate the glossy back is gone. I like the blue color. Plus the iso cell camera is a really big bump from even the Note 3. And not just in megapixel count.

17. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Thank you..it's because everything the note does seem bigger and it makes the s-line look subpar..the note4 will have everything ppl thought would be in the S5

19. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

R.I.P Samsung Galaxy S5, worst spec than my current Note 3 with the most awful design in touch flagship phone!

40. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Besides the 2GB Ram, this is the most powerful phone ever announced

21. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Even the size is not optimized.

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