1. FromBillionsCameOne's Avatar
    and the phone is roughly the same size as most 4.3" phones?

    I'm in love with the phone already the only thing is that i've really wanted a larger phone ever since I played with the infuse and epic touch in the stores and even though the screen is 4.65 inches i'm guessing that in practical terms it's actually about 4.3
    12-07-2011 10:41 AM
  2. complexx's Avatar
    You really need to do a google search here for your answer...

    I'd wager the Galaxy Nexus is larger than the EVO 4G...
    12-07-2011 10:45 AM
  3. FromBillionsCameOne's Avatar
    i can't find the gnex in inches nor the evo in millimeters
    I was just hoping the people that have actually used it could clarify
    12-07-2011 10:47 AM
  4. Z Fury's Avatar
    From what I've read/seen, the phone is similar in size to other 4.3" phones, but is able to utilize 4.65" of display when the (whatever they are called) buttons disappear during video playback. More often than not, you'll only be dealing with 4.3" viewable display.
    12-07-2011 10:47 AM
  5. zer0vette's Avatar
    who cares it's never coming out on Verizon anyway... LOL
    caseydietz and jephanie like this.
    12-07-2011 10:49 AM
  6. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    The phone itself is 4.65 i think. Because it's slightly larger than than the SGSII and that is 4.5. So i assume the scren is about 4.5 and with the virtual buttons up, its 4.3. This is all guessing though
    12-07-2011 10:52 AM
  7. complexx's Avatar
    12-07-2011 10:54 AM
  8. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    The phone itself is taller than the EVO, but thinner. And yeah, you don't get all 4.65 inches for every app. The on-screen buttons take up some pixels, so you really are only dealing with something like a 4.3-inch screen.
    12-07-2011 10:58 AM
  9. Kevin Gossett's Avatar
    Droid Charge overlayed on Galaxy Nexus

    12-07-2011 10:58 AM
  10. ryangeno's Avatar
    The phone itself is taller than the EVO, but thinner. And yeah, you don't get all 4.65 inches for every app. The on-screen buttons take up some pixels, so you really are only dealing with something like a 4.3-inch screen.
    yeah so why dont we just buy frickin razrs and be done with this nonsense.
    12-07-2011 11:08 AM
  11. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    yeah so why dont we just buy frickin razrs and be done with this nonsense.
    lol Rezound>Razr. I am considering the Droid 4 if it comes out before the nexus though. I still want a keyboard and it seems motos bootloaders DO get cracked. Just takes time. Im ok with that.
    12-07-2011 11:12 AM
  12. kharrigan's Avatar
    The phone itself is taller than the EVO, but thinner. And yeah, you don't get all 4.65 inches for every app. The on-screen buttons take up some pixels, so you really are only dealing with something like a 4.3-inch screen.
    I think that a better way of saying this is that worst-case, you'll have the same screen space as a 4.3" phone. Best case, you'll get all 4.65"... Wait. That sounded wrong...
    12-07-2011 11:17 AM
  13. praytorain's Avatar
    The phone itself is taller than the EVO, but thinner. And yeah, you don't get all 4.65 inches for every app. The on-screen buttons take up some pixels, so you really are only dealing with something like a 4.3-inch screen.
    But if you buy a 4.3 inch screen now,when it gets ICS won't it be more like a 4.0-inch screen?
    12-07-2011 11:40 AM
  14. ryangeno's Avatar
    But if you buy a 4.3 inch screen now,when it gets ICS won't it be more like a 4.0-inch screen?
    i think those buttons are specific to the GN
    12-07-2011 12:02 PM
  15. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    The phone itself is taller than the EVO, but thinner. And yeah, you don't get all 4.65 inches for every app. The on-screen buttons take up some pixels, so you really are only dealing with something like a 4.3-inch screen.
    Is the usable screen width 2.21 inches, like a 4.3in screen. Or is it as that one mock up listed, which had it listed at 2.24 inches across. It's hard to tell in pics if it actually is wider than the average 4.3" or 4.5" screen.
    12-07-2011 12:58 PM
  16. CynicX's Avatar
    But if you buy a 4.3 inch screen now,when it gets ICS won't it be more like a 4.0-inch screen?
    Ics will remove the buttons on a phone with hardware buttons. I think once ICS is actually released we will see the end of hardware buttons from all manufactures.
    12-07-2011 01:35 PM
  17. hyperdude's Avatar
    Ics will remove the buttons on a phone with hardware buttons. I think once ICS is actually released we will see the end of hardware buttons from all manufactures.
    ICS is actually released - it's on AOSP. It's just that it's only available on the GSM Galaxy Nexus (officially) right now.
    12-07-2011 01:55 PM
  18. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Ics will remove the buttons on a phone with hardware buttons. I think once ICS is actually released we will see the end of hardware buttons from all manufactures.
    On screen buttons seem more like a possible feature avaiable in the OS for future phones. I don't think it will be mandatory in future builds, by any means. There's to many anal retentive fuddy duddies, who want hard buttons to do away w/ them completely.
    12-07-2011 02:28 PM
  19. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    I would love for manufacturers to go all on screen buttons. But they better hurry before apple patents it. They might sue just for thinking about ripping them off.
    12-07-2011 02:42 PM
  20. CynicX's Avatar
    ICS is actually released - it's on AOSP. It's just that it's only available on the GSM Galaxy Nexus (officially) right now.
    I meant when phones are being released with ICS on them. This is the GSM GN as of right now so I'm 100% right.... :-)
    12-07-2011 02:43 PM
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