The Samsung Galaxy S5 is poised to be one of the best smartphones of 2014, so we decided to show readers what it looks like next to the best smartphones on the market today
The Galaxy S5 release date is set for April when it will go head to head with the top-selling smartphones on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular. While at the Samsung Galaxy S5 event this week the Gotta Be Mobile team compared the Galaxy S5 to the most popular smartphones available from Samsung, Apple, LG, Motorola and HTC.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 size comparison below shows the best smartphones next to the Galaxy S5, which will likely take a place beside these phones as a top seller and a user favorite. Here are the phones we are comparing in this article and photos.
Galaxy S5 Screen Size Comparison
The photo above shows a Galaxy S5 size comparison against the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 as well as the other top smartphones. Screen size dictates a good deal of the actual device size. Here is a look at the Galaxy S5 compared to the best smartphones on the market.
|Device||Screen Size||Resolution||Pixels Per Inch|
|iPhone 5s||4-inch||1136 x 640||326 ppi|
|Moto X||4.7-inch||1280 x 720||316 ppi|
|HTC One||4.7-inch||1920 x 1080||468 ppi|
|Galaxy S4||5-inch||1920 x 1080||441 ppi|
|Nexus 5||5-inch||1920 x 1080||445 ppi|
|Galaxy S5||5.1-inch||1920 x 1080||432 ppi|
|Galaxy Note 3||5.7-inch||1920 x 1080||386 ppi|
The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers the second largest screen in this roundup, but it is not much larger than the Galaxy S4 and Nexus 5. While it is close in size to the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy S5 does not feature an S Pen.
Galaxy S5 Size Comparison
|iPhone 5s||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm||112 g||Aluminum|
|Moto X||129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm||130 g||Composite or Wood|
|HTC One||137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm||143 g||Aluminum|
|Galaxy S4||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm||130 g||Polycarbonate|
|Nexus 5||137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm||130 g||Plastic|
|Galaxy S5||142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm||145 g||Plastic|
|Galaxy Note 3||151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm||168 g||Plastic|
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is slightly thicker than the Galaxy S4, but still thinner than the Galaxy Note 3. It is larger than the iPhone 5s in all areas thanks to a larger display. The Galaxy S5 is waterproof which accounts for the added thickness. The Galaxy S5 is heavier than most of the phones on this list, but not incredibly so.
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5 Video
The video below shows the Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5 to give potential buyers a quick look at the hardware and a feature overview.
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s Video
This two-minute video offers a look at the iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S5 running down popular features and the design of the phones. Check out this comparison for more details.
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 Video
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a new version of the Galaxy S5 with new features and a larger display. The Galaxy S4 is one year old, but with faster upgrades at every carrier many users will be tempted by the Galaxy S5, and we expect most carriers will continue to sell the Galaxy S4 at a lower price.