Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison: the size evolution of the Galaxy S series

Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison: the size evolution of the Galaxy S series
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s fifth-generation Galaxy S device and a lot has changed since then. Do you remember the first Galaxy S that launched back in 2010? It came with a huge for the time 4-inch screen, can you imagine how different standards were back then?

The evolution in size alone is remarkable - the Galaxy S series has been growing larger every year. The biggest jump happened in 2012 when the Galaxy S III quickly made the jump from the 4.3-inch screen on the S II to a whopping 4.8-inch one. Not just that, it was also the first one in the series to come with a 720p HD display. All of that came with a bump in specs and other features as well.

To help you better understand how the Galaxy S series evolved, we are comparing the new S5 with all its predecessors right below. Take a look.

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 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)

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.69 oz (133 g)

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II

Dimensions

4.93 x 2.6 x 0.33 inches

125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm

Weight

4.09 oz (116 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 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)

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.69 oz (133 g)

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II

Dimensions

4.93 x 2.6 x 0.33 inches

125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm

Weight

4.09 oz (116 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)

Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S

Dimensions

4.82 x 2.53 x 0.39 inches

122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm

Weight

4.16 oz (118 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 S

Samsung Galaxy S

Dimensions

4.82 x 2.53 x 0.39 inches

122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm

Weight

4.16 oz (118 g)

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

Related phones

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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22 Comments

1. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

i own the s4 and frankly from the pictures i think its the nicest shaped phone out of all of them...however i could see how a more squarish shaped phone would make it easier to design phone cases that wont come off as easily...im sure thats the last thing they were thinking about it when they designed it though....now its just like blah!

11. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

You're right. The S5 looks like an oversized Galaxy S. I'm really disappointed in samsung. I would have gotten this phone if not for the size. Just when I hoped phones wouldn't get bigger. Not everyone has big hands.

21. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

To me, it looks like a sub-mini Note N7000..lol

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the best phone of the year.not..

19. tedkord

Posts: 17480; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It was never going to be. Samsung saves that for the Note series.

3. toink unregistered

They should've kept the SIIs design language.

4. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Its too big. Won't be buying

10. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Go get the Z1 compact then. Damn good phone.

5. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

I guess our only hope for a so called premium device is still the mysterious F line, huh? Haven't heard anything new about that F though.

6. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

I might be forced to get the galaxy s5 just cuz there isn't another phone out there with a removable back... I don't like the look of it and wish it had on screen buttons but what can you do

9. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Htc one will have removable back

13. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Pretty sure it wont

7. Blaz86

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

S2 was the best!

8. CaptYolo

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

S3 was the most.....WOW jump if i can say that lol!!

14. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Agreed, I can't see Samsung changing for the S6/Note 5, rest assured it will STILL look the same with the same old touchwiz tired look. People rant on about Apple, it's Samsung that has kept the same tired look since 2012.

12. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Really underwhelming, not impressed at all by the S5. After all the hype, it was nothing but lies, never trust rumours again until made official. Samsung have officially shot themselves in the foot. What happened to this sleek design then? I guess we should never expect to see this materialise until the Galaxy S7, if it's not one manufacturing problem, it's always another, so much compromise. http://static.knowyourmobile.com/sites/knowyourmobilecom/files/styles/gallery_wide/public/samsung_patent-3.jpg?itok=Q9dwtBYt

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The size increase of the s5 for a measly 0.1 inch screen increase is a worry,although their is the water resistant rating to tale into account here. Still Samsung could have made a better effort

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, sooo, I get you all like to complain - pretty much sums up the human race - sooooo, what should had Samsung done - ignore the design and just focus on the specs...btw, I think the CAPTIVATE was the best design of all of these - at least it stood out from the normal S1 and from all other models...S2 had too much bezel - almost like an iphone...

17. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

A nice little flashback article by Victor. It really is amazing how the evolution in designs have culminated into what we hold in our hands. I am also impressed with the continued direction Samsung is going with its designs. Consumer friendly for normal service and powerful enough to embrace everyday duties. Very little compromise from all parties. John B.

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

YO SLAMMER!!! You liked the new GALAXY? You better run and hide as the PhoneArena reader mob is out to get you :-)

20. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Samsung design is downwards. It from beauty to ugly to ugliness! S5 not for me.

22. ffaarrooqq

Posts: 65; Member since: May 26, 2011

S4 looks better than all s series phones. And I am sure I will not upgrade my s4 with s5(cheapo). Samsung please ask ur design team to learn from Sony z series.

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