With seemingly ever increasing screen sizes, smartphones are naturally becoming harder and harder to lug around or handle with anything less than two hands. And the problem is, we're now talking a fundamental barrier here — our hands won't grow 25% larger overnight, yet phone displays needed no longer than a year or two to achieve that. So we started tracking screen-to-body ratio a while back, and we were actually among the first tech publications to really care about this metric enough to include is a consideration in our review process.
As we've been finding out lately, so do manufacturers for that matter. And Samsung is no exception, for it made sure to mention that fitting as large a screen within as compact a physical body was an important design consideration for the Note5 and S6 edge+
. The Samsung exec up on the stage didn't get into the nitty-gritty and mentioned now numbers, but we ran the dimensions through our formula and got the results.
|Screen-to-body ratios: Galaxy Note/S6 edge series|
|Model||Length (in)||Width (in)||Thickness (in)||Screen-to-body ratio|
|Galaxy Note II||6||3.17||0.37||69.90%|
|Galaxy Note 3||5.95||3.12||0.33||74.78%|
|Galaxy Note 4||6.04||3.09||0.33||74.39%|
|Galaxy S6 edge||5.59||2.76||0.28||71.75%|
|Galaxy S6 edge+||6.08||2.98||0.27||76.62%|