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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by concreteguy, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. concreteguy

    concreteguy Newbie
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    I'm past do for an upgrade. Just wondering form those who have had theirs for a while if they think the Nexus is to big (ergonomically speaking):thinking:. I would need a small case (I work construction) and lots of times I carry my phone in pants/shirt pocket at work. The rest of the time on a clip holster.
     


  2. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    I carry my phone in pocket everyday, sometimes with a smaller case on it as well. No issues for me, my wife has a little harder time fitting them in her pocket, but she wears tighter jeans. She cant really fit her galaxy s II in her pocket either comfortably.

    This phone isn't really that big and is really thin. If you have used a 4.3 inch phone then this phone will really be no different.
     
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  3. Lucifer

    Lucifer Newbie

    I carry mine in shirt pocket most of the time, clip holster rest of the time. Size is just right, at least for me.
     
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  4. mattywalnuts

    mattywalnuts Well-Known Member

    because it is so thin, the gnex is much more pocketable than the D1 or D2 for me, both in jeans pockets or suit jacket...barely noticeable
     
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  5. CAMAN

    CAMAN Member

    Also the rounded edges make it quite a bit more pocketable. Coming from a Droid2 I always knew when that was in my pocket. With my GNex, even though it's a LOT bigger, I am often patting my pocket making sure it's there because I hardly feel it.
     
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  6. BubbaNexus

    BubbaNexus Android Enthusiast

    i never carry my phone in my pockets and only use a belt holster so size is a non issue.
     
  7. quiklives

    quiklives Android Enthusiast

    Like CAMAN above, I find myself patting my pocket to make sure my phone is still there. Coming from a Droid X, the size is about the same but the Nexus is lighter and curvier. I wear loose fitting jeans and my pockets have plenty of room. I'm using the two piece Incipio case at the VZW store and don't feel like it adds enough bulk to be a problem, but it adds some much needed grip.
     
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  8. Jay3

    Jay3 Android Enthusiast

    I think it's a nice size and good form factor. I'm already used to the bigger size.
     
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  9. j c m

    j c m Newbie

    I came from an iphone4 and I hardly notice the difference in my front pocket.
     
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  10. ANewDay

    ANewDay Well-Known Member

    It's not much bigger than the Droid, the thinness and curved corners definitely helps.
     
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  11. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    I got no issues carrying it in my pant's pocket. I also have the Otterbox Defender so it's a bit bigger but still fits in my pocket. The Defender does come with a belt clip if you want to use it. It's just a tad bigger then my DX with the Otterbox Commuter.
     
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  12. SharpBarb

    SharpBarb Member

    I really think it depends on several factors. I usually carry my phone in my pants pocket and dont have a problem most of the time, but sometimes its an issue. This morning i tried to sit down to put my shoes on and i couldnt do it without taking my phone out of the pocket, but i dont wear loose fitting pants... Also, my old phone fit perfectly in my shirt pockets, but now a good inch extends above the pocket, making it easier to fall out. So there are a few annoyances, but not enough to make me regret getting this phone.
     
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  13. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    I'm on and off of boats a lot, because of that I don't use a holster of any sort (had a phone 'jump' out of a holster once, and into the water - gone forever) The GNex fit just fine in my front jeans pocket,
     
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  14. Lohung

    Lohung Android Enthusiast


    this is my first smartphone ever. i had a crappy one before this. i think it is just right. it isnt very thick (which in my opinion is what makes a phone "to big") the screen is big but thats what i wanted. something that i can watch movies on play games and surf the web thats easy on the eyes.. i think it is a great phone
     
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  15. cggorman

    cggorman Android Enthusiast


    Don't know your phone history so this may be old news for you and I haven't had my Nexus long enough to get a good feel for it in the environment yet, but my Droid absolutely HATED being in my pants pockets at work. Too humid. The capacitive screen would freak out badly until it had an hour or so to dry out. It hasn't been hot out yet, but so far the Nexus seems more resistant to the pocket humidity.

    Back pocket is generally out because of the potential for breakage when you bend over or crouch.

    Front pocket was sketchy whenever I had to carry heavy stuff or lean against edges or railing.

    Shirt pocket was subject to the above as well as falling out when bending over...unless buttoned

    Belt holster was OK when I didn't have to crawl but always snagged on crap even when I wasn't.

    Pliers pocket on a pair of carpenter pants was about the best I found for the Droid. Out of the way most times, reasonably dry, etc.

    Grease, grit, dust, gloves, tools...etc...all enemies of the touch screen.

    Frankly, if I still worked construction, I would have a mil-spec flipper like the a Casio G'zOne. Failing that, I would let the accessories drive the choice. A hard shell holster would be a must for me. The Old Moto StarTac was the best. When holstered, it fit close to the body and because of the hard plastic was scrape resistant. Damn, that was a good phone.

    (I have a widely varied labor history. Electrical, HVAC, carpentry, machinist, mechanical...you get the idea... :) )
     
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  16. TrumpetMan

    TrumpetMan Android Enthusiast

    My Nexus feels so good in my hand that I don't ever think I could go back to a smaller screen. I wouldn't want it to be any larger but I sure don't want it to be any smaller either; as Goldilocks would say "it's just right".
     
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  17. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Android Expert

    Coming form the DINC1, I never got used to the Thunderbolt so I returned it for a DINC2. I LOVED the size and form of the DINC2. I reluctantly went to look at a GNex because of my past experience with a bigger phone and ..... I love it. It really isn't significantly bigger than a DINC2 with a 4" screen.
     
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  18. darkuni

    darkuni Android Enthusiast

    I'm spoiled. I love the Nexus ... It is in my pocket 99% of the time.
     
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  19. speede541

    speede541 Android Enthusiast

    Otterbox Defender for me. Thank goodness the Nexus is so slim that the Otterbox isn't unwieldy -- flatter than a wallet, just an inch little longer. I carry it in my jeans pocket most of the time, or on the included holster when I'm at work.

    I'd love to carry mine without a case, but I know that I'm going to have a drop here and there and I don't think this phone can survive what I've seen myself do in the past.
     
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  20. concreteguy

    concreteguy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I still have my old GzOne. I just don't use it anymore(can't see the screen in sunlight). I keep my BB Curve in a shirt pocket or in my lunch box if I am wearing tool belt(90%).
     

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