Size estimate: Xperia Z Ultra vs HTC One Max vs HTC One

August 6, 2013

Xperia Z Ultra vs HTC One Max vs HTC One

Even though the HTC One Max has not been officially unveiled, a publication analyzed the allegedly leaked images showing the upcoming handset in order to compare the handset to the Xperia Z Ultra and HTC One.

As you can see in the image render above, the Xperia Z Ultra with its 6.44-inch display is significantly bigger than the HTC One Max, which is rumored to have a 5.9-inch display and which, in its turn, is bigger than the HTC One.

Earlier today we saw a leaked HTC One Max image showing how big the device is compared to 4-inch handsets. Using that particular image, HTC Source was able to estimate that the HTC One Max will have a height of 155mm and produced the image above.

Comparatively, the Xperia Z Ultra has a height of 179mm while the HTC One measures in at 137mm.

The HTC One Max and the Xperia Z Ultra are two of the three extra-large handsets launching in the coming months, with the former being already official, and the latter already starring in a variety of leaks.

The third one is the Galaxy Note 3, but an image of the device is not available at this time – at least not a high-quality one inspiring confidence – which means the Samsung vs HTC vs Sony rivalry that we witnessed so far this year in the flagship handset department will continue in the second half as well.

Comments

  • Balraj

    Why increase size
    Make them 5.3 and just increase the hardware
    Stupid engineering
    May be these ppl will take this to next stupid level
    Here comes htc one max mini
    Note 3 mini etc
    Blah blah blah

    • Amine Elouakil

      You won’t see that for HTC But for Samsung you bet they ll do lol; note only they have the Note for phablet size but now they the Mega mini and max lol

  • Balraj

    Why increase size
    Make them 5.3 and just increase the hardware
    Stupid engineering
    May be these ppl will take this to next stupid level
    Here comes htc one max mini
    Note 3 mini etc
    Blah blah blah

    • Amine Elouakil

      You won’t see that for HTC But for Samsung you bet they ll do lol; note only they have the Note for phablet size but now they the Mega mini and max lol

  • Clarkkent113

    I have a Note 2 and I think the perfect screen size would be a 5.3″ device with tiny bezels and a thin form factor. The Note 2 is just a tiny bit too large for my tastes (especially since I use a bulky case).

    The One Max intrigues me but I doubt the bezels will be thin enough for me to really like the phone.

  • Clarkkent113

    I have a Note 2 and I think the perfect screen size would be a 5.3″ device with tiny bezels and a thin form factor. The Note 2 is just a tiny bit too large for my tastes (especially since I use a bulky case).

    The One Max intrigues me but I doubt the bezels will be thin enough for me to really like the phone.

  • Nick Dion

    Why isnt Phone-size.com being updated? I could really use that site right about now!

  • poop

    Anybody else notice the misspelling on ‘Xperia X Ultra’?

    • Rushan

      And 6.5 inch

  • poop

    Anybody else notice the misspelling on ‘Xperia X Ultra’?

    • Rushan

      And 6.5 inch

  • Tamadrummer94

    Bezels should be getting smaller, not bigger.

    • corona10

      the top and bottom bezels are always thicker than the sides because when you hold in in landscape you’re not touching the display. Jeez you bezel whores says this shit for everything that comes out.

      • Tamadrummer94

        The bezels do not need to be that big. The S4 and Moto X have much smaller bezels and nobody complains.

        • corona10

          The S4 and Moto X are phones not phablets. They should be smaller. And the Ones do need to be that big. You see those speakers at the top and bottom? Bezel bitches.

  • taz89

    I think the one Max will be bigger than the image shows..

  • taz89

    I think the one Max will be bigger than the image shows..

    • Amine Elouakil

      It is achievable by making the bezel much smaller and the high of the boomsound speakers much smaller and that in it self it is not impossible since the device is big and there will be plenty of room for components:
      And not really making them that small

      (137.4^2+68.2^2)^(1/2)=153.4 is the diagonal of the One from top to bottom lets assume that this diagonal is to a factor to the screen size, so 4.7″ -> 153.4 which means with a simple rule of 3 5.9″ -> 192.56mm
      Now with an approximate hight of 155mm lets see if we get a raisonable widt. (192.56^2-155^2)^0.5=114mm

      Now lets see the original one has an aspect ratio (not screen but the whole device surface) 137.4/68.2= 2, if the One max has the lengh propsed above and HTC Keeps the exact same ration, the widt would be 155/2= 77.5 and the ratio with the widt i found would be 1.39. which will make the phone look more like an LG Vu than an HTC One

      but with an aspect ration of 2 (155^2+77.5^2)^0.5=173mm and 5.9″ is around 150mm which fits nicely, just that the bezel is smaller compared to the one or rather in terms of proportions of the device

      • Gas_Huffer

        Nope, not a chance. If the One Max indeed has a 5.9″ 1080p display, it will be very close to the size of the Galaxy Mega 6.3. The size of the display itself is very easy to calculate: a 5.9″ diagonal on a 16:9 aspect ratio works out to: 2.893″ x 5.143″ (73.48 mm x 130.63 mm). Now, the original One has a display size of 2.304″ x 4.096″ (58.5 mm x 104.0 mm). It has overall dimensions of 2.69″ x 5.41″, meaning that the bezels have a height of 33.4 mm (subtracting screen height from overall height yields the combined height of both bezels). In order to fit this display in an overall package size of height 155 mm, the bezels would have to be shrunk down to a mere 24.4 mm. That’s a difference of about 0.4″, which is quite a lot. I’m assuming they didn’t make the original One’s bezels as big as they did just for the hell of it, so I highly doubt they can miniaturize it to this extent.

        Notice also that the display width for the One Max will be wider than the entire width of the original One by 5.28 mm. Once again, no way they’re cramming that thing into a 155 mm tall chassis. I estimate 164 mm height, by simply adding the extra screen width and height to the One and assuming the same bezels.

        • taz89

          Thank you lol for saving me the maths, I just new this images was wrong even the slimmeset of bezel wouldnt make the one Max that size.. from the leak you can tell the bezel that’s been shrunk is the side bezels and the rest is pretty much same, just from that it was it was much taker than 155mm.. the og one is already tall for a 4.7″ device due to the speakers so with the leaks showing no difference there it was going to be around the 165mm mark….it really is simple math just by using the screen aspect ratio and size that 155mm is way off..lol even in the photo the screen size difference isn’t even correct between the 2

    • TareX

      It’s way bigger: http://i.imgur.com/V6lnNkC.jpg

  • Jillxz

    And that HTC One Max still has that huge bottom bezel just like the One.

  • Gas_Huffer

    Nope, not a chance. If the One Max indeed has a 5.9″ 1080p display, it will be very close to the size of the Galaxy Mega 6.3. The size of the display itself is very easy to calculate: a 5.9″ diagonal on a 16:9 aspect ratio works out to: 2.893″ x 5.143″ (73.48 mm x 130.63 mm). Now, the original One has a display size of 2.304″ x 4.096″ (58.5 mm x 104.0 mm). It has overall dimensions of 2.69″ x 5.41″, meaning that the bezels have a height of 33.4 mm (subtracting screen height from overall height yields the combined height of both bezels). In order to fit this display in an overall package size of height 155 mm, the bezels would have to be shrunk down to a mere 24.4 mm. That’s a difference of about 0.4″, which is quite a lot. I’m assuming they didn’t make the original One’s bezels as big as they did just for the hell of it, so I highly doubt they can miniaturize it to this extent.

    Notice also that the display width for the One Max will be wider than the entire width of the original One by 5.28 mm. Once again, no way they’re cramming that thing into a 155 mm tall chassis. I estimate 164 mm height, by simply adding the extra screen width and height to the One and assuming the same bezels.

  • Amine Elouakil

    I don’t see where I’m wrong in my post everything is explaned even how your assumption is wrong.

    Then let me tell you the mistake you are making :

    You are assuming the One Max is an exact streched copy of the One just as show in the picture :

    I disscussed every possible assumption in my previous phone, if they just stretch the phone, than a 155mm won’t do because you’ll have a width of 114mm and that won’t be possible as the screen won’t have the correct aspect ration( 16:9). And that in it self is a totally wrong assumption, the Besel can only be smaller or equal as a worst case scenario which remotely unlikely. and btw you logic is : since they made the besels in the one as big as they are they can’t make them any different in the One Max, and that is wrong, HTC made the besel as they are for Tree main reasons I think of which are :

    1- To fit all components inside the phone

    2- Ergonomics aka the soft button are has to have a certain hight so the button can be clickable and visible

    3- Boomsound, to achieve a certain volume or space in the cabinet or encloser to enhance sound.

    Now lets see, the One Max is bigger then the One and the components are more than likely to be the same (appart from the SoC) there will be plenty of space inside the phone. for the ergonomics they just have to keep a similar softbutton are. And as for the encloser for the speakers it will be shorter simply because there will be more widt which means the volume of air or rather space inside will remain inchanged with a much shorter phone.

    Now lets go back to see from a number perspective for width they’ll move from 5.28 to 4mm which mean they’ll have to save a meer 0,64 mm on each side (you make it sound like it is huge) and that is easly done, for instance the One Max from the leaked picture doesn’t have the chanfered edge but only a thin plastic is surrounding phone.and in terms of lenght 24,4 mm is more than enough approximatly 1cm for top speaker + top screen black besel and 14.4 for lower speaker + besel with capacitive buttons.

    So to resume, a 155mm tall chassis is not impossible, they’ll need to make the speakers lenght a bit smaller, and anything above is possible including the 164 you are mentioning, and just another reference and a comparaison between the S3 and the S4 or Mega 5,8″ and 6,3″ proves my point (with the screen dimensions going up it doesn’t mean necessarly that the phone dimensions should go up at the same proportion)