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    Default Re: Rumor that Nexus 5 will be a 'phablet'

    Frankly, I think 5" is too small for a phablet. When I had a GS3, I thought it could stand to be a bit smaller. Ironically, now that I've upgraded to a Note 2, I think it could stand to be bigger. Getting the Note 2 was crossing a threshold to something greater.

    5" is just a large phone. 6" is a phablet.

    Looking forward to the Nexus 6.

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    Default Re: Rumor that Nexus 5 will be a 'phablet'

    Quote Originally Posted by minnemike View Post
    Not my style at all. Not a fan of the phablet trend. The N4 is pretty much the max size for me to comfortably carry around. Anything bigger and I would need a purse to store it in.
    i agree but look at the droid dna and sony's new flagship, both are 5 inches. rumors that the GS4 will be the same. 5-inch 1080p trend is going to take over unfortunately . I really dont want any bigger than 4.7!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConTejas View Post
    I guess my major point was that the next Nexus will almost certainly have a 5" 1080p display, as will "every" flagship device in 2013/beyond, but it will NOT be a "phablet" like the GN2. It will have the same familiar form factor of the GNex, N4, GS3, etc. with a smaller bezel and larger display
    i think the bezel will still be larger. taller, but the same width
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike37918 View Post
    Hell, just make the Nexus 7 a phone and be done with it. That's where we're heading anyway.
    why nexus 7? why not just make the nexus 10 a phone and call it a day? lol
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    Default Re: Rumor that Nexus 5 will be a 'phablet'

    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Ditto. I like the size of my Nexus 4 but think I could handle it being a bit longer. The on screen buttons take up a bit of room that I would like to see added to the screen real estate.

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    i feel like people with large/very large size hands keep wanting a little bit more and more, but people like me with small/average size hands are already at the limit with the current size. i have to keep fumbling it for one hand use, i really dont need any more! (regardless of how "negligible" it is) ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwietStorm View Post
    I hate this my screen is bigger than your screen trend. I've watched Android grow and grow, literally, and I remember when 4.3 was large. That ended up being comfortable, and my Nexus 4 is even very comfortable in my hand, but these 5 inch phones can go to hell. It would be one thing if these manufacturers shrunk the bezel, but even still, screen size is not a necessary focal point to me. Its 2013 and we're still looking behind every crevice to find where the battery juice went. I think the battery is of the utmost importance with any mobile device, and by "improving" these other aspects of the hardware, I feel they're ignoring more important ones.
    What you are describing here is purely a personal preference, which doesn't seem to be very stable in time given that at some point 4.3 was large and now Nexus 4 is very comfortable. In the end the market will decide what it wants, in the same way that 3D phone didn't make it because nobody cared. If people feel happy about having a 5 inch phone then so be it. But we have the chance to have a lot of choice in devices with android.

    For example, and this is purely anecdotal evidence, I moved from an HTC Desire to the Nexus 4 and I thought I would find it gigantic. In the end I find it very comfortable and love having so much more screen real estate. To the point where I wonder if I wouldn't be even happier with a bigger screen, so why not go 5 inch. As ConTejas has showed, there is not such a big difference between the nexus 4 and a DNA.

    In the end as you pointed out, what matters is what feels comfortable or not in the hand. But just we go above a certain threshold doesn't mean it will stop being comfortable. It depends a lot on the rest of the design.

    Finally, couldn't agree more about the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwietStorm View Post
    Putting a larger capacity battery in a device doesn't solve the issue of battery optimization and/or improvement. Actually, the Note II is already large, so it's not surprising to have a larger battery by default.
    Throwing more battery at the problem may not be the best solution. However, improving the energy density of the battery would go a long way towards improving battery life. Having something like 6400 mAh in a battery the size of the Nexus 4's would greatly improve battery life, and allow them to use more high performance, energy hungry parts.

    I would like to see a 5" Nexus phone WITH a very slim bezel. They could keep the overall size of the phone about the same, and have more usable screen area. However, I wouldn't call a 5" screened device a phablet. A lot of manufactures seem to be releasing highend smartphones that have screens about that size.
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    Perspective people, let's get a little perspective. It's all about personal preference. I am a small guy (5'5") and use the Note 2 and have zero issues about the size. As someone said above, the market will dictate what mfgs put out there. I think it would be awesome if the next Nexus is a 5" device. I prefer the 5" size of the DNA, but don't care for some other things about that device. But I love everything the Note brings to the game, and the size became a non-issue within just a couple days of using it. I don't feel silly making calls with it, and have yet to notice anyone look at me funny when using it for calls in public (they most certainly look at me funny for other reasons I'm sure ). Blue tooth or speakerphone in the car is king anyway, and I rarely make calls anywhere else. I thought the Fascinate was huge when I got it. I thought the Galaxy Nexus was huge when I got it. Both feel like a child's toy now. Don't assume that your personal preference is what everyone else wants.
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    One newer phone that is bucking the trend is the Moto Razr M. Of course, it still doesn't have a top quad core processor, but the form factor and battery life are almost perfect for a compact phone experience. And by all accounts, it's a pretty popular phone, drawing in fans from the factors I mentioned. Only problem.... it's LTE and locked into Verizon.
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    Which is what makes this platform so awesome...there's something for everyone. I could never see myself going back to anything smaller than the 5" form factor. One size most definitely does not fit all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjohnson201 View Post
    i feel like people with large/very large size hands keep wanting a little bit more and more, but people like me with small/average size hands are already at the limit with the current size. i have to keep fumbling it for one hand use, i really dont need any more! (regardless of how "negligible" it is) ....
    I never use my phone one handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnemike View Post
    One newer phone that is bucking the trend is the Moto Razr M. Of course, it still doesn't have a top quad core processor, but the form factor and battery life are almost perfect for a compact phone experience. And by all accounts, it's a pretty popular phone, drawing in fans from the factors I mentioned. Only problem.... it's LTE and locked into Verizon.
    The new HTC VX phone that is only on Cricket in the US is a very nice smaller phone too. Jerry was going on about how nice it was in his review. I think it's a 4.3in.

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    Default Re: Rumor that Nexus 5 will be a 'phablet'

    Quote Originally Posted by minnemike View Post
    One newer phone that is bucking the trend is the Moto Razr M. Of course, it still doesn't have a top quad core processor, but the form factor and battery life are almost perfect for a compact phone experience. And by all accounts, it's a pretty popular phone, drawing in fans from the factors I mentioned. Only problem.... it's LTE and locked into Verizon.
    I get the Verizon part but lte is a negative?

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    I would also love a 5 inch nexus 5. Currently I'm in love with the new xperia z. Looks so damn sexy!

    Like the other poster said, this is the beauty of android. Want a big screen, go for note 2. Smaller screen, with the one vx. In between, nexus 4 or one x or sgs3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
    Throwing more battery at the problem may not be the best solution. However, improving the energy density of the battery would go a long way towards improving battery life. Having something like 6400 mAh in a battery the size of the Nexus 4's would greatly improve battery life, and allow them to use more high performance, energy hungry parts.

    I would like to see a 5" Nexus phone WITH a very slim bezel. They could keep the overall size of the phone about the same, and have more usable screen area. However, I wouldn't call a 5" screened device a phablet. A lot of manufactures seem to be releasing highend smartphones that have screens about that size.
    that would also hike up production costs... i think software optimization to improve battery life is the solution, not throwing in gigantic batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpt2569 View Post
    Don't assume that your personal preference is what everyone else wants.
    who said that?
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    Default Re: Rumor that Nexus 5 will be a 'phablet'

    Quote Originally Posted by lpt2569 View Post
    Which is what makes this platform so awesome...there's something for everyone. I could never see myself going back to anything smaller than the 5" form factor. One size most definitely does not fit all.
    yea but the thing is if manufactures release 5" as their flagship model, than most likely other OEM's will do the same thing. i dont really want a mid-level phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lover1 View Post
    I would also love a 5 inch nexus 5. Currently I'm in love with the new xperia z. Looks so damn sexy!

    Like the other poster said, this is the beauty of android. Want a big screen, go for note 2. Smaller screen, with the one vx. In between, nexus 4 or one x or sgs3.
    what if someone wanted pure android, the fastest software updates, on a phone that is not bigger than the current nexus 4? coming from the original galaxy s, I really can't see a reason to pick an android phone that is not a nexus. agree about the xperia z though, it is a looker lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    I get the Verizon part but lte is a negative?

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    Haha... well, depends on your perspective. LTE is in fact a known monster battery hog... so it kinda nullifies the benefit of such a great battery on this phone. But I do love the fact that the N4 has the future capability of Tmo's version of LTE coming in the future. I do like the idea of being able to switch from one to the other depending on your speed needs or battery needs. But as of right now LTE = no option for unlimited data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjohnson201 View Post
    who said that?
    most folks continue to assume that what they like is what should be what everyone else likes. You said this...

    Quote Originally Posted by bobjohnson201 View Post
    i feel like people with large/very large size hands keep wanting a little bit more and more, but people like me with small/average size hands are already at the limit with the current size.
    I have small/average hands and love the size of the Note. I don't like phones smaller than 5" any longer, but that is my personal preference. I don't assume anyone else feels this way, because it is my own opinion. And I'm sure there are plenty of large-handed folks out there with iPhones and Android phones smaller than 5". Hell, I see most people in my area using flip phones still!
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    I would think the main rule is, if it don't fit into your pocket easily, it is ridiculous.

    Of course, my pockets are so full already, I won't be able to fit a very large phone.
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    Default Re: Rumor that Nexus 5 will be a 'phablet'

    Quote Originally Posted by lpt2569 View Post
    most folks continue to assume that a 5" or bigger phone is ridiculous. You said this...
    if you have small/average size hands and are using a note than there's no way you could be using it with just one hand. yes that was an assumption but guess i should've mentioned that i was talking about using the phones with just one hand. yeah if i was cool with using it with 2 hands all the time than sure i could handle something huge like the note, but i am not cool with that. and i didnt say it was ridiculous i just said thats not what i want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    I never use my phone one handed.

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    @Ipt2569, there you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpt2569 View Post
    most folks continue to assume that what they like is what should be what everyone else likes. You said this...
    uhh no dawg i never said "yes i dont want a bigger phone and because i dont want one everyone else should not". come on now.
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