View Poll Results: Is this device too big for you?

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  • Yes

    34 11.22%
  • No

    173 57.10%
  • I'm not sure, need a hands on...

    96 31.68%
11-10-2011 11:16 AM
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  1. larryv's Avatar
    Height obviously isn't irrelevant. So, somehow 1/4" bigger than the biggest phone out there doesn't make this a huge phone? Again, I'm not saying it will change my mind on getting it, but it definitely is HUGE, and that HUGE bezel top and bottom is fail. Everything else about the phone is great, but I refuse to just brush the size and bezel under the rug like so many others have done.
    It's simple. If you think the T-mobile 4.5" Galaxy SII is too big, then the GN will be too big for you. But for myself and many others (the T-Mobile Galaxy SII is a best seller) that think that the form factor of the Galaxy SII is just right, then the Galaxy Nexus which has similar dimensions will be just right too.
    10-31-2011 06:22 AM
  2. larryv's Avatar
    Everything else about the phone is great, but I refuse to just brush the size and bezel under the rug like so many others have done.
    If you open the GN phone you will see every nook and cranny of the phone packed. It is 0.5mm thinner than the Galaxy SII. It is 0.9mm less wide than the Galaxy SII. It has a longer lasting battery. It has a 4.65" HD screen vs a 4.5" screen for SII. And yet it weights the same as the SII. And if you open it you will see that every nook and cranny of the phone is filled. The Galaxy Nexus packs more technology per square inch than any other phone out there.
    10-31-2011 06:29 AM
  3. FishPharm's Avatar
    I'm with you belogical. I started a similar thread (sans poll) a few days ago. I really am surprised that more people don't think that its too large. They mentioned at the debut that they got feedback that people love larger phones so I guess they are going that direction. At what point does the phone become too large? Where are people's limits? I'm not so concerned about it in my hand, but I have to carry it around somehow and this thing seems like its going to be gargantuan in my pocket. Might actually not fit in the cell phone pocket of some of the cargo type pants that I wear.
    My guess is that as long as it fits in a normal size pocket (jeans, chino's, dockers etc) it will be ok for most people. Women, however, have such small pockets on their clothes that I would think the iphone would even be too big. I work in the medical field and wear a white labcoat so I am good with the bigger size....I prefer it.
    10-31-2011 10:15 AM
  4. Snareman's Avatar
    My guess is that as long as it fits in a normal size pocket (jeans, chino's, dockers etc) it will be ok for most people. Women, however, have such small pockets on their clothes that I would think the iphone would even be too big. I work in the medical field and wear a white labcoat so I am good with the bigger size....I prefer it.
    Right, but women have those purse things that we thankfully don't have to carry. Unless you carry a European Man Bag that is.
    10-31-2011 10:17 AM
  5. koolbon's Avatar
    As long as it isn't as big as the infuse I'm good.

    It is taller than Infuse, but slightly narrower...
    10-31-2011 05:17 PM
  6. kjjb0204's Avatar
    This is definitely too big for me. I had a Thunderbolt for a few weeks and that was way too big for my tastes. Swiping around with my thumb was just never comfortable and always felt like my thumb was not moving in natural ways. Wife's Droid Inc is the best size phone I've ever owned. Man, if they could pack the Galaxy Nexus guts into a Droid Inc size phone it would be sweet.
    10-31-2011 07:02 PM
  7. larryv's Avatar
    This is definitely too big for me. I had a Thunderbolt for a few weeks and that was way too big for my tastes. Swiping around with my thumb was just never comfortable and always felt like my thumb was not moving in natural ways. Wife's Droid Inc is the best size phone I've ever owned. Man, if they could pack the Galaxy Nexus guts into a Droid Inc size phone it would be sweet.
    The poll says it all. 89% are in love with the GN... I'm including the 28% that want hands on cause I'm certain once they see it they'll buy it... it's an awesome phone....
    10-31-2011 08:00 PM
  8. yapkuen's Avatar
    The poll says it all. 89% are in love with the GN... I'm including the 28% that want hands on cause I'm certain once they see it they'll buy it... it's an awesome phone....
    Well of course the poll says that 61% like the phone and 28% are on the fence. It's rather self-selecting; most people who don't like the phone probably aren't in this forum that much, much less voting on the polls.

    To be fair, though, even if AC put a mandatory poll on the home page asking if people thought the Galaxy Nexus is too large, I'd imagine that a majority would say the size is fine. I think most people who don't want the phone find fault in something other than the size, though I have met a lot of people who want to convert to Android from BlackBerry or iOS but who were too turned off by the sizes of the higher-end phones.
    crzycrkr and philly like this.
    10-31-2011 11:22 PM
  9. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Alotta people don't like the amount of bezel at the top and bottom, or it could've been reduced. I'll hold my judgement on that when an unnamed tech. site, tears it down. I gotta believe they designed it at that length, because of internals. Doubt they made it that length just for the heck of it. Knowing length plays a key role in purchasing for many consumers. If they did though...aye, carumba
    11-04-2011 04:56 AM
  10. Snareman's Avatar
    Alotta people don't like the amount of bezel at the top and bottom, or it could've been reduced. I'll hold my judgement on that when an unnamed tech. site, tears it down. I gotta believe they designed it at that length, because of internals. Doubt they made it that length just for the heck of it. Knowing length plays a key role in purchasing for many consumers. If they did though...aye, carumba
    Yea, I'm sure it was made that long out of necessity. I hope! I'd like to think they would have made it smaller if they could have. I hope.

    When I look at it in people's hand in videos it doesn't look that huge, but I'm thinking that might change when its in my hand.
    11-04-2011 10:14 AM
  11. Snareman's Avatar
    Well of course the poll says that 61% like the phone and 28% are on the fence. It's rather self-selecting; most people who don't like the phone probably aren't in this forum that much, much less voting on the polls.

    To be fair, though, even if AC put a mandatory poll on the home page asking if people thought the Galaxy Nexus is too large, I'd imagine that a majority would say the size is fine. I think most people who don't want the phone find fault in something other than the size, though I have met a lot of people who want to convert to Android from BlackBerry or iOS but who were too turned off by the sizes of the higher-end phones.
    I want the phone and I think its too large. I had that same issue coming from my BB. I thought the Fascinate was HUGE, although now it seems perfectly fine. I also thought the same thing going from my BB Pearl to full sized BB and also from my old school flip phone to the BB Pearl. So I guess all is relative. I'm just not sure where it ends before we are stuffing tablets in our pockets.
    11-04-2011 10:17 AM
  12. larryv's Avatar
    Height obviously isn't irrelevant. So, somehow 1/4" bigger than the biggest phone out there doesn't make this a huge phone? Again, I'm not saying it will change my mind on getting it, but it definitely is HUGE, and that HUGE bezel top and bottom is fail. Everything else about the phone is great, but I refuse to just brush the size and bezel under the rug like so many others have done.
    I went to Costco yet again today for some shopping and I stopped and looked at the T-Mobile Galaxy SII that the Galaxy Nexus has similar dimensions and weight. I LOVE the size and weight of the Galaxy SII. And unlike the Galaxy SII which has 800x480 resolution, the Galaxy Nexus adds 140% more resolution than the Galaxy SII, in the same package. 140%!!... this is more resolution than the iPad... so think of Galaxy Nexus as a phonetablet rather just a phone, in same package as the T-Mobile Galaxy SII.... I can't wait!!!!!

    BTW, Costco will be carrying the phone to boot.... and no better place to buy anything than Costco. Awesome company.
    bplewis24 likes this.
    11-05-2011 02:35 PM
  13. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Seems like everybodys been indifferent about the width. Length never bothered me size wise. I was worried for awhile, about the screen width, not device. In early side by side pics I saw it really looked like the 4.5" on GS2 variants looked to be wider than the GNex. Thankfully, the Ph. Arena comparison tool seems to indicate it's really close to the same size. Whew!!!
    On another note, I find it funny that so many people say it's too long. I've got a DX and I've never had any trouble reaching any part of the screen w/ my finger, while holding it in one hand. It puzzles me becauase I've got hands like that depressesd dude in those Burger King commercials. I'm talking tiny.
    11-06-2011 04:03 AM
  14. titanoman's Avatar
    I think you get used to the size no matter what it is.

    Sent from T-mobile Galaxy S2 (Hercules)
    Tom S. likes this.
    11-06-2011 07:22 AM
  15. bplewis24's Avatar
    TWSS.
    crzycrkr likes this.
    11-06-2011 08:23 AM
  16. someguy01234's Avatar
    I think 4.6" is too small. 5" is about right.
    Zendroid1 likes this.
    11-09-2011 08:36 PM
  17. weblos's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been mentioned but can the on screen keys be customized to be made smaller to utilize more of the screen? I want to use as much of the 4.65 inch screen as possible.Thanks in advance
    11-09-2011 11:29 PM
  18. someguy01234's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been mentioned but can the on screen keys be customized to be made smaller to utilize more of the screen? I want to use as much of the 4.65 inch screen as possible.Thanks in advance
    I think with such high res you'll have plenty of estate left. I've used 5 different honeycomb tablets and none can change the size, but it's fine. I don't know if Google or the community will create some customization for it.

    You would be able to use apps lower the screen dpi to make it and everything else smaller, but its not the best solution.
    11-10-2011 11:16 AM
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