Samsung Galaxy S7 preliminary size comparison vs iPhone 6s, Galaxy S6, LG G4 and more


Less than two weeks separate us from Samsung's Unpacked event, where the Galaxy S7 is expected to be announced, and the air around us permeates with excitement. We're all eager to know what the company's next flagship phone will look like, when it is going to be released, and what new features it will bring to the table. 

As of this writing, official word on the matter is scarce to non-existent, but hey, that's what the rumor mill is for! Leaks have filled most of the blanks already, so we kind of know what to expect from The Next Galaxy. We even have leaked Galaxy S7 images and dimensions, both coming from trustworthy sources. So we decided to put the two pieces together and give you an early size comparison between the Galaxy S7 and several of its potential rivals. 

Rumor has it that the Galaxy S7 will be 5.61 inches tall by 2.74 inches wide (142.5 x 69.5 mm), which would make it nearly identical to the Galaxy S6 in that respect. However, the difference in thickness could be a bit more obvious, as the new model is expected to be thicker by  0.04 inches (1.1 mm). But in all honesty, we wouldn't mind the extra bulk if it translates to a larger battery and a lesser camera hump, and that's very likely to be the case. 

That said, here's a visual representation of how the Galaxy S7 may compare to other popular phones in terms of size. As long as the leaked dimensions turn out to be spot-on, of course. And the slideshow below will give you an even better one-on-one, side-by-side comparison against the handsets we've picked. 

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 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 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 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)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 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 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 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



Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

HTC One A9

HTC One A9

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches

145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Google Nexus 5X

Google Nexus 5X

Dimensions

5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches

147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

HTC One A9

HTC One A9

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches

145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Google Nexus 5X

Google Nexus 5X

Dimensions

5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches

147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)

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



Samsung Galaxy S7 side-by-side size comparison



References: @evleaks, @OnLeaks (Twitter)

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38 Comments

1. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Thanks to the s7 series the s6 edge will be cheaper.Will go for an emerald green one.In UK probably is gonna cost under 400 quid.So a good deal. Iphone 7 is just to late,with a September relise Apple loosing many potential costumers.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! It's been that way since the 4S, yet sales increase every year. Your math is off dude.

24. FluffyBled unregistered

He never said apple's sales number decreased! Please re-read :P.

26. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Did I write any numbers???Did not say anything about sales either.Just said it if they could intro the iPhone earlier they would earn way more buyers. I know MWC is all about android or at least Google in 75% ,so probably they will never attend at that show.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're still way off base with that comment dude. By your logic the s7 is too late, since it came out after the 6S, and Samsung will lose potential customers too. Dude the release cycle is anticipated by the user base, that's one reason some skip the S, and get the redesigned model. I appreciate You not responding in a disrespectful manner, cause I meant none to you, but you're wrong on that one bro.

36. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

In that case an S(small) :) series by apple is just incomprehensible for me ad always was.As it apple just stands on two or max three mobile devices to sell in same time,meanwhile samsung has more lot to chose from.Not talking about tablets,ultrabook, just phones and I know Apple philosophy to sell premium product - is this really good idea in a technology war? What should be the apples target???.Fur sure lead the market everywhere. They lost in Asia,Europe is struggling to sell new iPhones because of the exchange rate which is 1:1.The only way they will keep and build more costumers,is restart from the beginning meant of release times of the flagships and if it is needed to realise more devices.To avoid the upgraded version s series they should rather starch the improving and researching period when they create a phone,with this giving more excitement of new revolution to the buyers. This is my opinion.

38. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

Exactly some people fail to see the bigger picture and why Apple releases cheaper iphone in the market from here and there example the 5c and the next 5se or whatever it will be calledand then fail to meet sales. They will price it absolutely ridiculously high and then later on to be discontinued because people aren't that stupid to spend that much for an cheaply made iphone when for much more less you could buy an iphone 5s for less than $200 on ebay if ("iphone is what you're trying to get") or have better alternatives on cheaper mid range android phones like Verizon Moto G 2nd Gen for $10 on Black Friday and it's still worth getting it now for $70 on bestbuy with a little hack you get it to work on gsm network. Let's face it $70 great mid range android phone vs $500+ cheap mid range iphone.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

watch people now complain that the phone is thicker...when last year they bitched about it being too thin and having a small battery

11. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

The curved sides will negate the thickness. The bigger battery is probably the best new feature. I'm not complaining about the thickness, I'd take it even thicker with a 4k battery.

12. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I personally don't mind the thickness but I can already imagine the reviews...being a smartphone designer is probably the hardest job in the mobile industry.. Not only are you confined by the available technology but you have to deal with internet pricks and fanboy 'reviewers' constantly talking s**t about your work and always trying to fins similarities with a certain 'brand' of smartphones from a certain fruit company

14. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

Tapered edge on the Note 5 makes the phone feel smaller in hand

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well it actually is smaller.

13. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

There's already people complaining that the S7 looks thick. Like you said, same people who complained that the S6 was 'too thin, bad battery life, etc.' Just can't ever please some people it seems.

18. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

So far I have only seen comments from people complaining about the people who will complain about the thickness, oh the irony. BTW you do realise there are millions of phone buyers, there are bound to be a few who won't like something, learn to ignore them, the few do not represent the majority. You can never please all the people all the time.

19. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Since the emergence of phablets.. I find small screen not suitable, well hope the s7 series performances out stands coz.. It means the note 6..is going to be a beast..

25. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

s7 is .9 mm thicker than the s6...that explains the .9 mm camera bump difference.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I gotta give Samsung credit here, that size is just about perfect for solid 1 handed use. If the extra bit of thickness equals better battery life, then they've already got something going for them.

4. Unordinary unregistered

Every non phablet is good for one handed use.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Is there an universal definition for phablet ? I even find LG G4 too big for my hand.

15. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Varies between people I guess. Some consider 5.1 inches+ to be a phablet, and others consider 5.5 inches+ to be a phablet. Anything just feels normal to me now. Gotten so used to 5.7 inch displays. To me, a phablet would be anything like the Mega 6.3 or Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

What's your definition of a phablet? Both the G4 and the Priv, for example, are too big for comfortable one handed use and I wouldn't say either one is a phablet.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah, yet 'another' article regarding Samsung Galaxy S7... Sheesh! Oh please... Enough already... Don't you think that's its getting too much of a spot light here, eh? I don't know about you, lads. But what I see is yet another Smartphone in the pool of Androids, nothing more... Lets not get ahead of ourselves and keep our heads, shall we?

30. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

well, its because it will released soon... compare to those random article about the phone from other brand that will released 7 month from now, lol

34. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

We gotta give the guys some credit, dude... After all, they'd consistently upped the performance of their flagships each & every year to no threat of the Apple cult. Hell, they'd even had the highest flagship phone sales for nearly half a decade and still managed to churn out a new design with unseen innovative features with each. See in as how mist the market just sits back & waits for Samsung to unveil new tech each year whilst presenting their same boring-ass rigs, I'm actually hoping they NOT add too many new features to the S7 & wait for someone else to challenge them, because even the s3 can still be effective in most markets.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

Same size as the GS4! perfect.

8. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Ok samsung its time for a New design philosphy. I know being a phone its only so much you can do but the same basic deign for the last 4 Years (since 2012 with the Galaxy S 3) its getting old nothing i can really be OMG with heart eye emojies about...

16. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

Can you inform BMW/Benz/Audi to drop their key design theme because it's been many years since their main design theme hasn't changed in years

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

i;m kinda tired looking those BMW's grill, or porsche's 911 design.. seriously hope they change it -_-

9. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Who the f..k cares if its thicker by 1mm, i want good battery life.

10. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

It looks like the S7 will line up nicely with the Gear VR. Smart move, Samsung.

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