Side-by-side comparison of the new HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 and LG G Pro 2
We are well aware of the differences and key features of the recently unveiled Sony, Samsung, LG and HTC flagships. However, nothing explains better than a picture. So to give us a better idea of how each of these devices fare, Taiwanese site ePrice decided to pit them against each other to better assess the differences in terms of size.
As you can see from the image above, the LG G Pro 2 is the biggest of the lot, thanks to its 5.9 inch display, which puts it in the phablet segment. The smallest of the four handsets is the Galaxy S5, with the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z2 featuring a relatively taller design. Overall, the Xperia Z2 is just marginally taller than the HTC One and much wider as well.
The Galaxy S5 is the thinnest of the four devices at just 8.1 millimeters. In terms of weight, the G Pro 2 and the HTC One are the heaviest at 172 grams and 160 grams respectively. The Xperia Z2 follows closely at 158 grams while the Galaxy S5 is much lighter at just 142 grams.
The weight difference between the HTC One or the Xperia Z2 and the Galaxy S5 is justified as the former two use a metal and glass construction while the Samsung flagship is predominantly plastic or polycarbonate. The aluminum unibody design of the HTC One understandably comes with a trade-off.