Sony Xperia Z1 size comparison: larger than your average Android flagship

Sony Xperia Z1 size comparison: larger than your average Android flagship
The Sony Xperia Z1 is here with all the perks we’ve heard - a 5-inch Triluminous display, a 20-megapixel camera with a huge 1/2.3 inch sensor, snap on lenses and the latest hardware.

But how big is it? Can you hold it comfortably? And how fit is it for single-handed operation? The Xperia Z1 does not have those super slim bezels like the new LG G2, but its screen is also smaller at 5 inches.

There is only one way to tell how comfortable it is and that’s our neat size comparison tool. We put it aside the hottest device it’d rival - the LG G2, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. You can also see how it fares against its Sony counterparts and the Apple iPhone 5.

Don’t forget that you can also switch to side view to see which is the slimmest device. Take a look.

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 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)

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)

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)

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 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)

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)

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



Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 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)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Dimensions

7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches

179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

Weight

7.48 oz (212 g)

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 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)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Dimensions

7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches

179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

Weight

7.48 oz (212 g)

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 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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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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52 Comments

1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Bezel is even bigger than XZ... For what? 3000 mah battery? ??

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

A Sony rep in The Verge's hands-on explained that it's size is due to the camera.

28. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Oh.excuses like Moto X! The size and weight !? Consumer concern.

15. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I guess I'm the only one who thinks its a fugly looking phone. Its a beast spec wise and I wouldn't consider not getting it if I needed a new phone, but it doesn't look comfortable to hold being elongated with sharper corners.

22. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

IF u don't test it dont talk about it

37. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Dude quit being such a flamming fanboy and grow up. People get hard ons everytime flagship phones are released, then get all butthurt if people dont like everything about it. Everyone doesnt agree that its a "sexy" looking phone. I'm entitled to my opinion and I think it's fugly and uncomfortable.

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion it is not ugly, but bulky for sure. :(

27. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I would think it has something to deal with it's camera as well as it being a waterproof device. You want to keep the internals as far away from the outside of the phone as possible so that the chances of moisture somehow getting in and ruining the device are low.

46. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Shockproof... on top of all those things you said...

51. vikas.rrr

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Wasn't the z water proof enough for normal people with normal uses.Lets admit it, Would have been better if the Z1's weight and size should have been in line with the Z

34. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

i would trade small bezel / light weight with better camera and longer battery life

2. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Cute little iPhone 5

3. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

What is common between LG and Samsung..they are both from korea..but hey..look at that.. G2 and S4 same design language.. who is cheating?

30. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

who's trolling between these two korean oem's? lol

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Still smaller bezels than iphone 5.

19. proto

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

hmm... they are not smaller

48. cttan456

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Yes Z1 got smaller bezels than iphone 5. The pictures are on the same scale and my ruler doesn't lie.

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Great device but kinda big ,at least should have been a same size as Xperia Z and a bit heavy too...

6. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I doubt it will be comfortable to hold at all, and with those sharp edges, remove the damn bezels Sony, i mean com'on.....

7. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

1020 is 158g $ Z1 is 169g...that was nokia :( :(

12. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

WAS now better focus on Future

21. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It had a puny battery though :/

8. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

There's a lot of dead space on that.. Come on Sony look at the LG/Samsung they put as much screen as possible without making the device bigger.. Still a nice phone

9. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Thanx PA for reminding us samsung and lg looks more uglier

20. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

The size is disappointing!!! I thought this is my first water/dust smartphone. I must wait for mini version.

10. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Lol Z1 had same battery as Z Ultra

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

As I have said before!

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

man the iPhone so puny looking compare too others

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Urrgh... That's a lot of bezel for a 5inch Android, not only that, it's bigger than a G2 and at 169g quite hefty, and it's arriving with Android4.2 instead of 4.3. Bring on the excuses about the 1st half 2014 Sony flagship being the 'Real deal'.

24. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It houses a 3000 mAh battery though + an all glass n metal body (not PLASTIC). And GSMArena says it'll arrive with 4.3 on board. Whom to believe? :S

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