Sony Mobile says that the upcoming Xperia ZL has the highest screen size to phone size ratio ever seen in a smartphone. The Xperia ZL’s display ratio of 75.84% compares with most other smartphones that sit between 60% and 68%. The screen area is calculated based on display size and aspect ratio, whilst the device area is calculated as height multiplied by width.
The small print suggests that the analysis is based on 884 smartphones, so we don’t know whether Sony really did calculate this on every phone ever, but regardless it is pretty impressive nonetheless. Let’s hope we see more Sony Xperia smartphones where the display takes such prominence of the overall footprint. The result has been verified by Strategy Analytics here.