Samsung Galaxy Nexus size comparison
posted by Nick T. / Dec 02, 2011, 9:37 AM
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.
Samsung GALAXY Nexus OS: Android 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0 View Full specs
- 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)
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:41 AM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:43 AM 0
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Please stop, I don't want to hear any more about this until its released :(
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:47 AM 2
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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
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 10:09 AM 2
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 10:25 AM 1
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 10:43 AM 1
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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!
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 12:23 PM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 12:57 PM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 3:36 PM 1
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Apple is really the best the only one who can make so small phones
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 12:35 PM 2
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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!
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 2:32 PM 2
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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!
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 3:14 PM 2
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 8:26 PM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:05 PM 0
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