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  1. gordonwd

    gordonwd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    As a prospective buyer who carries his phone in a normal-sized pants pocket (currently an HTC Desire with a 3.8" screen), are you finding the Nexus to really feel too large either in your pocket or when using it? This seems to be a common reviewer complaint.

    How much of an issue has it been for you so far?

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  2. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    I thought it would be an issue coming from an OG Droid but it turns out the thing fits perfectly. My wife also thought it looked huge but she also says its not that big after holding it (get your minds out of the gutter).
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  3. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    I went from a dinc to the nexus. Yes, it is bigger, but honestly it doesn't FEEL that much bigger. In the pocket, it's so thin that it doesn't feel like I've got a brick in my pocket or anything.

    Holding it is fine with two hands. I don't have huge hands, so holding it with one hand (especially with the slick back) is sketchy, but I have no issues when holding it in two hands.
  4. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert


    That's what she said. :D
  5. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Android Expert

    i can't believe that this doesn't feel any bigger than my 4.3" thunderbolt. i was also worried about the size when i heard it was over 4.6 inches, but i honestly don't even notice a difference. if anything, it feels smaller because it weighs over an ounce less than the bolt did.
  6. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    ONE HANDED ALL DAY LONG and I probably have slightly less than average hands.

    It's all about how you hold it, cradle the phone, get into the meat of your thumb a little and you can access it all.

    FRAK all those pro iphone propaganda videos of the past. THIS IS THE FUTURE!
  7. sixlaps

    sixlaps Newbie

    I upgraded to the GN from an Eris and I was a little apprehensive about doing so because of the size factor. I never thought I would want a phone this big, but after having it for almost a week now it doesn't seem nearly as big as when I first got it. It does fit in my pocket nicely and feels good in my hand. It is a little daunting at first but you get used to it.
    Beautiful phone working great for me, I wouldn't let the size scare you off.
  8. Jersey Tom

    Jersey Tom Android Enthusiast

    Entirely comfortable in one hand, as predicted (came from DX). Fits in any of my pockets with heaps of room to spare.
  9. TrumpetMan

    TrumpetMan Android Enthusiast

    Man, you made me spit out some of my beer. :p
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  10. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Lord, I saw the thread title and had to check out what party was going on in here ;):p
    On topic, I first came from an OG Droid (about the same as the Desire) to the Bionic and it took quite a bit getting used to. The Nexus is a touch larger but fits perfectly in the hand (again, TWSS if you will). Certainly something to check out in stores, spend a few minutes with it and see if you like it. I love it!
  11. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    It doesn't feel any bigger than any of the 4.3" phones i've used, and it's actually much easier to handle than the razr.
  12. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    Seriously you didn't see that coming after my post and the comment I added...
  13. Jay3

    Jay3 Android Enthusiast

    Doesn't feel big, fits fine in a pocket.
  14. The_Chief

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    I use a holster but it feels great in hand. The absence of physical control buttons and reduced bezel allow for the bigger screen without the need for a much bigger phone.

    I love it!
  15. tdub88

    tdub88 Android Enthusiast

    Came from a Dinc, it feels fine in the pocket because it is so thin. It's a little slippery, I'm hoping a case will help w/ that.
  16. A2Aegis

    A2Aegis Member

    I've only held it a couple times at the Verizon store, and I feel that it fits my hands fairly well. I really like the feel of it.
  17. T-Keith

    T-Keith Android Enthusiast

    Eris->Dinc->Gnex here. I always hated big phones, but I bought the first one off size, so I'm dealing with it. Yes, it is too big, Yes you get used to it.(My Dinc feels tiny now)

    Right now and for the forseeable future it will be a choice between a huge phone or a underpowered/outdated one. BTW, anyone notice the Samsung Illusion is like the Nexus minime curved screen and all? It's actually a very nice sized phone, too bad it is already out of date.
  18. Angras

    Angras Newbie

    Doesn't feel that big to me....but I can also span 11 keys on a piano. Coming from the Incredible this is a welcome adjustment. Fits in my pocket just fine too.

    I find it amusing that one of the first things an apple fanboy says about the phone is that the screen is too big...as if to sadly justify the i*hone screen being what it is.
  19. foo

    foo Android Enthusiast

    It's the perfect size
  20. No it is not to big. I thought it would be really large but it does not feel any larger than the 4.3 phones I had previously.
  21. mattywalnuts

    mattywalnuts Well-Known Member

    The nexus is 10x more comfortable and less revealing in the pocket compared to the firts two droids. holding isnt too much of an issue, i dont have an issue reaching the notification pull down with one hand...i'm 6'1" and can palm a basketball if that helps?

    i do get worried though walking in a crowd in manhattan and getting bumped because like someone else mentioned the nexus still feels a little slick when holding it in one hand.

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The Galaxy Nexus release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.65" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4460 processor, and 1750mAh battery.

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