Feb 25 AT 9:13 AM Nick Gray 15 Comments

Size showdown: Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 versus the competition

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We’ve seen how the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 match up with each other and the competition in terms on specs, but is there a clear winner when it comes to size? The Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 both feature larger displays than their predecessors, but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee a larger footprint – or does it?

We’ve also included the new Huawei MediaPad X1┬áin the list below since the phablet comes with phone functionality and is being touted at the world’s smallest 7-inch tablet. Maybe 2014 will be the year that we see true phone/tablet crossover devices emerge as mainstream alternatives to the traditional smartphone.

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Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • azswift

    If these number really figure into your decision please go out and handle the devices you’re considering. I was shocked at how small the Moto X really felt. Just a few design ideas will change how you perceive the device visually and how it fits your hand. Plus the Note 3 has software features that shrink down some screens so you can use a miniature version of some of the apps, so that device may work out well for smaller hands even though it’s a larger device. Numbers don’t tell the whole story.

    • DirtyBudha

      Also, how well the real-estate of the body is used in reference to the screen. That’s one thing I dislike about the Nokia series; too much empty space isn’t being used and could be added to the screen size.

      That’s just my personal observation with some models.

    • jond11

      Really, because i have a Note2 and it don’t feel great in the hand. As for other phones, the G2 feels pretty good for having a big display, the Z1 felt ok but not as good as the G2. Didn’t like the feel of the S4 much at all even though it was pretty easy to use with one hand. And the HTC ONE by far feels the best in the hand with the device pretty much matching the others in dimensions

  • size does matter

    black phones win

    • jond11

      That’s funny, because i have a white one and it’s pretty damn big. It even scares some small black iphone’s away. Or maybe that’s just what your into.

  • mattcoz

    I’m thinking you posted this a bit too quickly. The G2, One, and Moto X are the exact same size? Really? And where is the Nexus 5?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Thanks for catching that. Working on updating the data. cells got duplicated when we flips the chart from landscape to portrait in excel.

  • donger

    Interested in the Z2.

  • Halo

    Moto X Size: 5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm)

  • hype

    well you should check things before posting it. the numbers are wrong. dont know other so well but I own htc one and its 137,40 x 68,20 x 9,30 mm.

  • hype

    looks like you copied the dimensions without checking it LOL

  • Derek

    How could this list NOT have a Nexus 5 on it? That’s just idiotic.

  • Ross

    lolz, Dear Nick, you need to swap the numbers on the width column with the numbers on the height column! Or am I wrong? Had a long day at work.

    • reddragonman

      Bad terminology. Height should be thickness. Whole chart really should be completely redone, with the correct specs, and the addition of the Nexus 5 for reference.

      • jake

        I agree. I was trying to figure out what the difference was between “length” and “height” while also looking for “thickness” somewhere. The few seconds it took to figure out were too many; should be labeled better.

  1. If these number really figure into your decision please go out and handle the devices you’re considering. I was shocked at how small the Moto X really felt. Just a few design ideas will change how you perceive the device visually and how it fits your hand. Plus the Note 3 has software features that shrink down some screens so you can use a miniature version of some of the apps, so that device may work out well for smaller hands even though it’s a larger device. Numbers don’t tell the whole story.

    • Also, how well the real-estate of the body is used in reference to the screen. That’s one thing I dislike about the Nokia series; too much empty space isn’t being used and could be added to the screen size.

      That’s just my personal observation with some models.

    • jond11Guest 1 year ago

      Really, because i have a Note2 and it don’t feel great in the hand. As for other phones, the G2 feels pretty good for having a big display, the Z1 felt ok but not as good as the G2. Didn’t like the feel of the S4 much at all even though it was pretty easy to use with one hand. And the HTC ONE by far feels the best in the hand with the device pretty much matching the others in dimensions

  2. size does matterGuest 1 year ago

    black phones win

    • jond11Guest 1 year ago

      That’s funny, because i have a white one and it’s pretty damn big. It even scares some small black iphone’s away. Or maybe that’s just what your into.

  3. I’m thinking you posted this a bit too quickly. The G2, One, and Moto X are the exact same size? Really? And where is the Nexus 5?

  4. Interested in the Z2.

  5. HaloGuest 1 year ago

    Moto X Size: 5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm)

  6. hypeGuest 1 year ago

    well you should check things before posting it. the numbers are wrong. dont know other so well but I own htc one and its 137,40 x 68,20 x 9,30 mm.

  7. hypeGuest 1 year ago

    looks like you copied the dimensions without checking it LOL

  8. DerekGuest 1 year ago

    How could this list NOT have a Nexus 5 on it? That’s just idiotic.

  9. RossGuest 1 year ago

    lolz, Dear Nick, you need to swap the numbers on the width column with the numbers on the height column! Or am I wrong? Had a long day at work.

    • Bad terminology. Height should be thickness. Whole chart really should be completely redone, with the correct specs, and the addition of the Nexus 5 for reference.

      • jakeGuest 12 months ago

        I agree. I was trying to figure out what the difference was between “length” and “height” while also looking for “thickness” somewhere. The few seconds it took to figure out were too many; should be labeled better.