Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Note 3, Galaxy S4, iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 (Photos)

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.

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See how the Galaxy S5 stacks up to the best smartphones on the market.

See how the Galaxy S5 stacks up to the best smartphones on the market.

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

Samsung Galaxy S5 Size comparison showing screen sizes from iPhone 5s to Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Size comparison showing screen sizes from iPhone 5s to Galaxy Note 3.

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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.

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DeviceScreen SizeResolutionPixels Per Inch
iPhone 5s4-inch1136 x 640326 ppi
Moto X4.7-inch1280 x 720316 ppi
HTC One4.7-inch1920 x 1080468 ppi
Galaxy S45-inch1920 x 1080441 ppi
Nexus 55-inch1920 x 1080445 ppi
Galaxy S55.1-inch1920 x 1080432 ppi
Galaxy Note 35.7-inch1920 x 1080386 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

The Galaxy S5 is thicker than the Galaxy S4, but in line with the best smartphones of 2014.

The Galaxy S5 is thicker than the Galaxy S4, but in line with the best smartphones of 2014.

DeviceDimensionsWeightMaterial
iPhone 5s123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm112 gAluminum
Moto X129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm130 gComposite or Wood
HTC One137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm143 gAluminum
Galaxy S4136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm130 gPolycarbonate
Nexus 5137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm130 gPlastic
Galaxy S5142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm145 gPlastic
Galaxy Note 3151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm168 gPlastic

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.

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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.

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