Poll: Is the Nexus 6's 5.9-inch display appropriate, or overkill?

We love the Xperia Z Ultra. We love the Huawei Ascend Mate 7. It's just that Google really surprised us by boldly turning its smartphone for the masses into a whopping 5.9-inch phablet for nuclear-testing Android...
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41 Comments

23. RagingPhoner

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Well almost three years ago I bought a OG Note. Every single person that looked at my phone said it was too big and that it looked like a table more than a phone. Now look at the market, every single flagship is as big or bigger than the OG Note. So if the Nexus 6 is smaller than the Xperia Z Ultra (which I consider a true overkill, especially in sheer size) I'm totally down for it.

24. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

To me the size is not the main issue but the res is, because QHD is the only validating (arguable) excuse to fit in the inches. FHD are more than enough for any sub 10" devices. 2 or 4k TVs don't go to smaller sub 50s for a damn reason; it's just nonsense and designed for better natural human eye calibration from some feets away! We can't even get enough FHD 14 - 15" laptops in the market ffs.

25. bored_guy147

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

In a world where iPhone 6+ actually gets sold I think this is an appropriate size to compete with that

27. Blackrod5000

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Well people there's a thing called choice out there remember that. A customer should have the choice to choose what seize screen phone that he or she wants. For some 4.7" or 5.7" isn't big enough . I travel having a larger screen is important for me because I usually have my boarding passes sent my phone I check emails on my phone and send emails from my phone . When you need to search different sites on the go and you need the full site not mobile one that is where a larger screen pays off . Like most companies they usually have two different versions one's for people with larger hands or week eyes like me and one for people with smaller hands and better eyes like everyone else

30. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Perfect screen size. I wouldn't settle for anything less than 5.5" or 5.7", so this is great! Wouldn't mind 6.4" or 7" though.

32. jove39

Posts: 2143; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Google should have stopped at 5.5 or 5.7 inch...I have Oneplus One...It's big phablet...and I'd never buy any phone/phablet over 5.5 inch.

33. hurrycanger

Posts: 1758; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

There is a mini Nexus 6, and it's called the Moto X. If you think this is an overkill, maybe... get the Moto X.

35. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I would prefer a smaller phone, but I think I can get used to the size.

37. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

know that the Nexus 6 will have a Amoled screen, but the notifications be equal Moto X (moto screen pulsating) or notification led like the Nexus 5?

38. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Seeing as I'm currently using 6 inch device in the lumia 1520 and also used a galaxy note 1 I can say its quite easy to get used to a bigger phone. Handy thing with the nexus is the bezels are minium,the iphone 6 plus for instance is excessively big due to really outdated giant bezels

40. daubh

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

They could have just added 1 more inch to be able to use the board technology like in tablets so the phone would cost half its price. I like large phones so I don't mind. And I could just use hangouts to call people to their numbers for free (only use data or WiFi) in Canada or the US. But I am not paying $649 for an Android phone for the bad image processing, lack of efforts from Google to get third-party apps for Android (Home surveillance or Home lighting control for example) and because of the hugely missing apps (like iTunes or Messages) to easily transfer between phone and PC, and to be able to receive notifications on your PC and reply directly from the notification (like in Mac OS Yosemite). If I can get an iPhone 6 for just $100 more I will prefer the iPhone 6 to the Nexus 6. But a phone more than $400 is beyond my budget, even if it's a smart one. And I am not getting a Carrier contract because it actually costs more in the long term (how do you think carriers make money?!). I am disappointed in Google.
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