Meet the most compact 5-incher: Sharp Aquos Crystal vs Nexus 5 vs S5 and others size comparison

Meet the most compact 5-incher: Sharp Aquos Crystal vs Nexus 5 vs S5 and others size comparison

So, thanks to SoftBank’s Sprint buyout, we are
finally getting some of the almighty Japanese smartphones on this side
of the pond, and with a fresh new handset at that, not some existing
rehash. Sprint just announced the availability of the bezel-less Sharp AQUOS Crystal,
which will sell for $0 if you get it with contract, $150 if you get it
on prepaid with Boost or Virgin, and a $240 MSRP if you just buy it
SIM-free.

In the great traditions of Sharp’s EDGEST
design language, the Aquos Crystal has almost no side and top bezels,
which allows it to fit a 5″ panel in a size that is more akin to a 4.5″
model. Actually, the phone is just 5 inches (131mm) in height and 2.6
inches (67mm) in width. For comparison, that’s about as compact as the Moto G,
while having a half-inch larger display diagonal. Thus, the Crystal
sports one of the best screen-to-body ratios in the industry, with about
78.21% of the front being a pure display surface – better than, say,
the LG G2, but still lower than Sharp’s EDGEST champion – the AQUOS SH-04F, with its eyepopping 81%, the highest in the industry.
Sharp’s
phones aside, nobody comes even close to the AQUOS Crystal’s
ergonomics, certainly nothing that is being sold in the US market, as
you can see from our size comparison below. Again, for the SIM-free
price of the Moto G LTE,
you are getting a better phone with similar dimensions, yet a half-inch
larger, 5″ display diagonal – what’s not to love here. Keep’em coming,
SoftBank, Sprint users will certainly appreciate it.
Sharp AQUOS Crystal

Sharp AQUOS Crystal

5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches

131 x 67 x 10 mm

4.97 oz (141 g)

Sharp AQUOS Crystal

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches

137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm

4.59 oz (130 g)

Google Nexus 5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

5.11 oz (145 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Motorola Moto G LTE

Motorola Moto G LTE

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

5.04 oz (143 g)

Motorola Moto G LTE

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One mini 2

LG G3 s

LG G3 s

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

4.73 oz (134 g)

LG G3 s

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

5.75 oz (163 g)

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