Google exec says people will love the size of the Nexus 6
posted by Michael H. / Oct 27, 2014, 7:09 PM
phone is too big, until they use it for a while and get used to the size and the benefits of the bigger display. There's a very good reason why the Galaxy Note has been such a popular phone series, and why Apple thought it had to enter the phablet game.Of course, looking at history, Rakowski has a very strong point. Back when the first 4-inch devices were coming out, people said it was too big. Then, it happened again with the first 4.3-inch devices, and the first 4.7-inch devices, and the first 5.5-inch devices, and on and on. For the most part, people will complain that a
Admittedly, the 6-inch range does have some limitations that other sizes haven't, namely in how big your pockets are, and if you keep your phone in your pocket or not. I know, I'm a big guy with big pockets, and the Nokia Lumia 1520 (which is just a tad bigger than the Nexus 6) was pushing my pocket limit. So, it is certainly understandable that some may find 6-inches too big.
Google Nexus 6 OS: Android 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)
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I love big phones. Hell; I can go up to 6.5". My Note 4 is already too small.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 7:11 PM 8
I feel the same way. My first smartphone was a T-Mobile G2 (3.7"). Two years later, I bought a Note 2 (5.5"). I've owned a Note 3 & now a Note 4 since which means I've only gone up .2" in the last 2 years. A little disappointing after that initial jump. I've been saying for a while now that a 6.5" Note would be perfect...maybe one day. The Nexus 6 is hella tempting though.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 10:13 PM 2
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Sorry dude, I need a phone that can actually fit in my pocket...
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 7:11 PM 22
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It most definitely fits in a pocket unless you wear tight skinny jeans in which case you don't deserve a Nexus 6
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:42 AM 1
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with such logic, a 42 inch display wont be too big to carry around in your pocket in 4-5 years period
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 7:11 PM 7
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Hmm, would be lovely if they created such technologies where 42 inch can be virtually projected..or folded to make super portable.. You may know that 175 inch screen his already portable and it is known as Gear VR
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 11:40 PM 2
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5.5-5.7 inches is the sweet spot now for me.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 7:19 PM 3
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Basically it boils down to this: Those who want small devices, use them more as phones. Those who want big devices, use them more as computers.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 7:34 PM 3
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Exactly, and there is an entire generation of users who are using their smartphones as actual phones less and less and more as personal computers. That's why phones sizes have gotten bigger, to accommodate the shift in society.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 7:40 PM 5
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I use my phone as a computer for 95% of its use. However, there is a size limit to comfortable portability. I dont want to have to wear baggy shorts/pants just to walk comfortably with a phone in my pocket. I dont want a girl to go "is that a phablet in your pants or are you just happy to see me".. and go... nope, its a phablet. lol
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 12:14 AM 1
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Good luck standing in the metro train, where you need third hand to hold the stick
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 7:41 PM 3
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My brother bought the Z3 compact as soon as the Nexus 6 was announced because it was just too big. Hopefully the Z3 Compact does really well and fills the void of the premium compact phone that the iPhone left.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 8:24 PM 1
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For those of you who doesn't like big phones cause of the size. It is not cause of the size. It's how comfortable it is in your hands. For a person who has small hands, the smartphone industry wasn't friendly for me. I know how you feel. i been there. the best screen size for me is a 3.9 inch. However, after owning so many phones with bigger than 4 inch screen. I realize its not that bad. I'm using a Lumia 1520 now. And i tell you the size it doesnt really affect you. As long its comfortable in your hands. It is fine. Just give it a try.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 8:42 PM 2
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