Friday, January 27, 2012

If you’re smartphone fanatic like I am, you want to know the precise size of each one of these phones. Sure, that latest model may be super slim, but will it be too large for your pocket?

We found a site that answers those questions in the best way possible: by letting you stick your current phone up to the screen, then seeing how its rivals stack up in size.

When you go to (editor’s note: the site might be down  it’s been hit pretty hard by interested visitors), it first asks you about the aspect ratio and size of your screen. Once you’ve enter that data, you can choose between dozens of the latest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Google, BlackBerry, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony and more. Then you can compare smartphones to your heart’s content.

How accurate is it? I held my iPhone 4S up to the screen, and noticed the picture of it was slightly larger than the actual iPhone. That was easily remedied by the site’s offset control that allowed me to reduce the size by a slight amount, making the pic of the iPhone 4S on the screen perfectly match its actual size.

Then I could compare it with my other two favorite phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Google Galaxy Nexus.
his is more than just a website  it’s a valuable tool. We’re hoping its creators will keep up with the latest smartphone technology, adding each new handset as it’s introduced.

That’s not going to be easy, however. Unlike Apple, lots of handset makers think it’s necessary to introduce dozens of new devices every month.

For now, there’s a decent selection of phones available, along with key statistics that you’ll find informative and entertaining. It’s certainly worth a try.