Samsung Galaxy Nexus size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Nexus size comparison
Due to its massive proportions, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus inevitably ranks among the giants of the smartphone world. But after all, that spacious, 4.65-inch display needs to be accommodated somehow, right?

To give you a better understanding of just how big the device is, we paired it alongside a range of handsets, ranging from the rather petite Nokia 700 and its 3.2-inch screen to the Samsung Galaxy Note, which offers the whopping 5.3-inches of display real estate. The rest of the contestants in our comparison are the iPhone 4S, the Samsung Wave 3, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the LG Optimus 3D.

As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Note is the only device larger than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the difference is quite noticeable. Interestingly, the LG Optimus 3D comes pretty close to the Nexus in terms of size despite having a smaller, 4.3-inch display. The iPhone 4S and the Nokia 700, on the other hand, are simply dwarfed when put next to the Galaxy Nexus.

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)



1. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i had this phone in my hand last week. The screen looks nice but this thing is aboslutely massive! The pic comparisons dont do it justice! The width is perfect however, the height of the damn thing is absolutely unreachable with one hand.

2. jesse022190

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 20, 2007

How about a compassion against the Galaxy S II Skyrocket? I have read the Nexus vs. the original S II but I want to know how it compares to the higher end LTE device on AT&T.

30. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Nick T left out the HTC Titan and Samsung Focus S

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Please stop, I don't want to hear any more about this until its released :(

5. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Then don't go to articles like this one. Geez! -_-

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Why does the header picture in the top left of the article show different and incorrect proportions?

6. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Having had the galaxy nexus for 3 days now I gotta say, I absolutely love the size of the handset. It just feels perfect in your hand and when your on a call, the screen size is brilliant and I was blown away with watch hd you tube vids. Its an amazing and ICS is brilliant !!! Only downside is the volume bug, which is fixed and patch on the way

7. goflet

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

nexus is giant...

8. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

comparing it to the 4.3'' screen rezound and razr and the nexus is pretty much the same size as them 2 but with a bigger display..due to the small bezels and the width along with the curves the phones feels smaller than the 2 phones i have named but i will admit that for me personally the phone is too big but considering the size and other smaller screened phones being the same size i think the galaxy nexus is small for the screen size it has.

9. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I'd definitely say that 3.8" to 4.5" is definitely my sweet spot, I tried out a Sensation XL today and it was still less tall then the Razr. 4" to 4.5" with a 16:9 aspect ratio hits the spot for me. Some may argue that 16:9 makes it less comfortable to type on but it means you can swype the full screen length and your thumb does less travelling. I think WVGA is like 8:5 or something but I think 3.8" and higher is good for a smartphone. The smallest screen size for 16:9 should be 3.6" but Nokia manages to squeeze it into 3.2" screens which are hugely uncomfortable to type on in portrait.

10. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

How can you compare smaller nokia phone with bigger nexus!!! you cant do it because nexus is already bigger

11. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

hahahaha i like the way how they compare the Nokia 700 the smallest smartphone to the Galaxy Nexus - the best Android Phone for now

12. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

"To give you a better understanding of just how small the iphone is.' lol j/k

13. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Any display size over 3,5 - 4" is ridiculous for a phone. That's why it is called ''smartphone", it's still a phone. If you want bigger, go for an Ipad. I need something that I can actually carry in my pocket all-year-round, not in my backpack. It is really funny when you see a 5,1' tall girl ïn the street trying to talk on something that looks like a coffe tray, like Galaxy 2 or for example this new Nexus. Lol!

15. firelightx

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Used to feel this way myself, but after holding a Nexus in my hand, it was downright comfortable to hold. More so than even my EVO 4G was. I could get used to it, I think.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Agreed, it's not the size, it's how it feels in hand. I like the way my Rezound feels, but that's because at 16:9 the 4.3" screen is a bit narrower and because they contoured the back/edges.

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

4.3 inches is actually pretty comfortable to hold. It's all in the ergonomic design. For instance, the iPhone 4/s is ergonomically terrible because of its sharp edges. It does not sit well in the hand at all.

24. geedup

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Why is it not surprising you chose the iPhone for that example

14. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Apple is really the best the only one who can make so small phones

21. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I actually agree with this statement. I would like an iPhone with a bigger screen, but the iPhones is definitely the only 3.5" i can tolerate.

29. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

It was a joke ! Sorry for the post

17. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Could you put up a side by side with the HTC Titan since they are roughly the same screen size.

18. Selle

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I can't understand WHY companies such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola etc. have to compete with eachother on who has the bigger screen? It's like while some of dudes compete who have the "biggest balls".... I mean COME ON. 5 inch on a phone?! Then suddenly it isn't a phone anymore, it's a iPad/Tablet. 3,5 inch and 3,7 inch on a screen for a mobile phone is PERFECT - no matter manufacturer! I don't want to have a massive phone where I only can put it in a freakin' shoulderbag (!) instead of having it in my pocket, like a normal phone!

20. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I disagree. It's not about competing with each other it's about giving the customers what they want... After switching from my D1 to DX I will absolutely never buy a phone with a screen smaller than 4.3". I don't care about the specs (within reason) I want a nice big screen. To each their own!

33. Booya

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Amen brother! Boo Ya!

25. AgnesDay

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

There are so many choices in Android phones that no one is forcing you to buy one with a large screen. I have a RAZR and find it comfortable to hold. In its Verizon protective shell, it's a few mm thicker and even more comfortable to hold and easier to grip, though less sexy looking :). The distance from ear speaker to microphone is perfect for my size face. It fits perfectly in my shirt pocket with room for a pen. The screen is large enough and the sound loud enough that I can show sample videos of my product to customers. I like it. The Galaxy Nexus will be similar in size with even better video. If it is too big for you, choose a smaller one. They are now much more than just phones. Think of them as hand-held computers.

19. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Y U NO COMPARE MORE? Include Nexus One and Nexus S since they're from the same family, please?


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Darn that nexus is huge I don't know man my pockets may be upset with me if I put in their. I hope clothing companies make deeper pockets. I wish they would have never passed 4.3 though

26. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

not too long ago Dell made a 5 inch TABLET... now we have just about a 5 inch PHONE!?! what is this?

27. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I am still waiting to upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S from Sept 2010. Ugh, I was pinning for the razr but it's too wide and you can;t remove the battery and the back is ugly in my opinion. The Rezound has awesome specs but to thick and heavy. Now the Nexus is just to big to justify buying. I still may buy it but sell it on Ebay when 2012 phones roll in.

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