Infographic Reveals Smartphones Screen-To-Body Ratio Ranking

Following the trend of larger smartphones, some phone makers can sometime sacrifice their compact design in favor of big screens, while other take advantage of this trend to differentiate themselves from the competition by delivering a very compact phone while featuring a large display.

To figure out how much actual screen real estate your phone features, Mobilsiden, a Danish website, has calculated the screen-to-body ratio of some of the hottest smartphones of both 2014 as well as 2015, including 30 different smartphones from different manufacturers, and of course all major mobile operating systems including iOS, Android, ans Windows Phone.

According to Mobilsiden, ranking top of the list are Sharp's Aquos Crystal and Aquos Crystal 2, followed by Oppo's R7 Plus and Huawei's P8 Max, as well as a long list of Android devices. Although Windows Phone comes in the middle thanks to Nokia's Lumia 1520, while last but not least Apple's iPhones are located in the very bottom of the list, due to its home button and large top and bottom bezels.

The report also noted that having similar screen sizes doesn't automatically means similar body sizes, and by comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to the LG G4, both devices feature 5.5-inch displays, however the LG G4 comes in 72.5% screen-to-body ratio, while the iPhone 6 Plus falls behind at 67.9% screen-to-body ratio. Although some OEMs do take advantage of the lower screen to body ratio in order to deliver other features such as HTC's One M9, with its signature BoomSound speakers, which are considered best in class front-facing stereo speakers.

Check out Smartphones Screen-To-Body Ratio Ranking Infographic.