Is a 5.9-inch Nexus X (aka Nexus 6 'Shamu') too big for you?

Is a 5.9-inch Nexus X (aka Nexus 6 'Shamu') too big for you?

The 5.9-inch Nexus X (a device that is often referred to under the Nexus 6, or 'Shamu' codenames) has been leaking profusely in the past few days, but all those recent leaks have done nothing but confirm what we have already told you nearly a month ago: yes, Google is indeed getting ready a 5.9-inch Nexus X for release, and yes, as we reported, it will indeed feature a Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) display, the latest Snapdragon 805 system chip clocked at 2.7GHz, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, and a 2-megapixel front shooter.

There are two relatively new details that have surfaced recently, though: first, we have the first live image of a prototype Nexus X sitting alongside the 5.5-inch LG G3, and we have learned that the Moto dimple below the camera might house a fingerprint reader.

The real shocker, however, remains the size. There's no getting around it - as compact as it turns out to be for its size, it remains a very large, 5.9-inch device, significantly larger than even most phablets. Now that we have this live image comparing it with the already fairly big G3, we can start thinking: isn't this new Nexus X just too big? Vote right below, and let us know your thoughts about such a huge increase in device sizes in the comments below.

Is a 5.9-inch Nexus X (aka Nexus 6) too big for you?

Yes, 5.9 inches of screen is just too much.
69.4%
No, I'm okay with / I like bigger phones.
30.6%

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65 Comments

1. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

bigger=better

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Not always ... you will regret too much bezel.

27. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

4.7 - 5.2 is acceptable.

28. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well the reason it has a bigger bezel than most is because of the front stereo speakers. This phone is going to be a technological wonder! BEAST!

31. maverick786us

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Do you have the image of front facing?

43. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I'd like to see that too. And if this is a Nexus phone, where's the Nexus/Google branding on the back?

52. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

37. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

They should make a smaller phone with big bezel or a bigger phone with small bezel...a 5.9 inch phone with big bezel can't be a technological wonder...it would be considered as a small tablet with stereo speakers.

51. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Until you see the front your point isn't valid, also they have a smaller one it's the Nexus 5.

57. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It's valid because the device in the image is already too big to be a phone...if you are talking about last year's nexus 5, I would like to say that its last year's device so it can't be mentioned this year, it's the phone that I am using right now...and if you are saying that there will be a 2014 edition nexus 5 along with this 6 inch device, then it proves that a 6inch device can't be a regular phone for most of the users and that's the reason why they are making two phones for the first time.

45. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

don't be fooled. those are not stereo speakers. there is only one front facing speaker. mkbhd highlighted that on his youtube review.

62. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I'd take bottom mounted speakers if it meant having a smaller phone.

9. surethom

Posts: 1588; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

On a tablet & tv yes. on a phone not always, yes 5" screen is better than a 4" screen but 6" is way to big for a phone.

25. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Looking forward to 40" phones in 2020...

34. Siapaya

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

bigger=pffft #facepalm

54. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

That's an ignorant statement. So you would walk around with a 9 in. phone and have a conversation with it up to your face? That's ridiculous. That's fine that some like phones that are a little bit larger because they use it for everything. But I suspect that those people are in the minority. The real poll should be of developers. I'm curious to see what developers prefer since that was the reason given for such an unwieldy phone. Where did Google get the idea that most developers would prefer a 6 in. phone? I would bet that in reality, they would prefer a 5 to 5.5 in. phone.

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Actually i will manage it... I want it now...love that Moto design. And ANDROID LION too !!

13. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

even with 5.9" its going to have the same height as IP6+ because when G3 placed side by side next IP6+ it looks the same as the image above. and of cource it's not going to bend, because its motorola u already seen moto x

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, just give it the proper form factor, not too thick, wide, or tall. LG got it right with the G3.

40. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I agree, but this thing is a decent amount bigger than the G3, and looks as big or bigger than the 6+. I suppose that's due to the two front facing speakers, just like the M8. Te size of this thing has me leaning towards the Z3 more than anything else right now. Or I'll just hold off and see what's comes out early next year.

5. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Without any extra functionality besides things looking bigger I can't see myself wanting the device. The only phablets I'd consider right now are the Note 4 and maybe the Note Edge. But who knows? Google might extend functionality for phablets with Android L and I might change my mind.

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Will be intresting to see how they do it with the new Material design.Samsung's gotten good at giving users functionality but i don't like touchwiz. Will wait for Nexus 6. You picked up a good username though.

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Too much screen...is there really such a thing? :) I have gone from the Note 2 to Note 3 and loved every extra bit so yeah bring it on Nexus 5.9...i'm lookin forward to this bad boy!

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Bad boy? Lol more like good boy !!

10. surethom

Posts: 1588; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

This is apparently 2 nexus phones a 5.2" mainstream & a gigantic 6" nexus ie, this phone.

39. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

There are rumors...if they are really making a phone and a phablet then everyone will be happy.

11. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm starting to think 5" is a good max for a phone, 5.5-5.7" for a phablet and 6"+ for tablets. All the lines have gotten blurry as the size war of recent years raged on but I think the next few years will see it settle. Sizes are dependent on bezel etc too of course, not just screen but with something like the HTC One (for example) I felt the size was about perfect for a large screen phone (I had an iPhone 5 at the time) but the HTC One M8 just crossed the line, same with Samsung S4 to S5, just went over the nice->awkward line.

12. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Depends on the bezels for me. I think the bezels on the new Moto x are a bit bigger than they should be. Same size bezels as g3 and I'm sold. Daily driver is HTC one max right now. I wouldn't mind a downsize if LG made the nexus at 5.5 based off the LG g3. But I hate the back buttons and beggars can't be choosers.

14. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I loved moto, also i like what they are doing, but i want a 4.3-4.7 phone for me, if i want a big phone(phablet) i think note 4 don't have any competition if other OEM are not launching their phones with some stylus or something which stands out. Plz Google or moto, launch a phone in compact range.

15. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Opinions so many opinions.

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