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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nomarsgirl, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast
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    I'm still rocking my Eris, but I have been eligible for an upgrade for a while now. Checked out the Nexus at the VZW store and while it is beautiful, I am concerned about the size. I held the Eris up to it and the Nexus is almost twice as big. Are any of you having trouble making this adjustment? For me, the form factor was my reason for keeping the Eris. I'm ready to update, but all the new phones are just so BIG. Does it just take some getting used to?

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  2. Neera

    Neera Well-Known Member

    I've had an Eris and was skeptical about all these big new phones as well.
    The DInc was the perfect size I thought, but once you have held the Nexus in your hand you will not want to put it down again.

    It is big, no doubt, but it doesn't feel big and clunky. It feels great unlike the Razr which felt too wide and awkward to hold. Too thin for my taste.

    I have small girl hands, but can handle the Nexus just fine. I'd say give it a try. If you don't like it you can always get a Rezound. It is a little smaller and will feel more like a big brother to the Eris. :)
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  3. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Android Expert

    Totally worth it, i got used to the size in a matter of hours and i have small to medium sized hands for a guy (yeah yeah i don't want to hear it).
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  4. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    Well the razr is wider, and girls with small hands have these at the office, just a coincidence on their upgrade cycle. They can one hand it all day long.

    SGN would be easier, since there's less of a border. Even before the SGN and RAZR people were rocking 4.3" screens one handed with small hands.

    Go back to the store and re-check it! That security thing might be attached, ask if any workers in the store have one you can hold and play with for a few mins! (don't go diving into their contacts or their sms, lol).

    Everytime I visit a store I'm happy to let them take a test drive for a few minutes on my personal phone.
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  5. bi0nicman

    bi0nicman Member

    i always thought a 4inch screen size phone was the perfect combo of size and readable screen. but i have to admit going from a Dinc, which after a while ended up feeling too small, to a GNex, i'll never look back.
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  6. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    I spent a few days with a Nexus, and then went with a Razr. It took me a full day to get used to the size of the Nexus. I won't say that it's always easy to single-hand the Nexus, but it's generally doable. Like ZeroCool, I have smallish hands for a guy (yeah, I don't want to hear it either.. :) ) so that comes in to play.
    When I went to the Razr I didn't have any problem at all with it's size, though I assume that due to having used the Nexus first, rather than the actual form factor of the Razr.
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  7. T-Keith

    T-Keith Android Enthusiast

    I came from an Eris, via a used incredible. Like you I bought the Eris for the size and disliked the larger phones. Unfortunately unless you want to be stuck with another underpowered phone you have to go big. You do get used to it, but it is still much harder to used one handed. It is easier to hold than the RAZR, but the rezound might be a bit better. The nexus has a led and bottom usb like the Eris though.

    If you must have small the illusion is like the nexus' little brother.
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  8. pragmatous

    pragmatous Android Enthusiast

    I came from a droid Inc and I got use to the big screen within seconds. Its just fantastic. After a week I went back to my droid incredible and the screen is too small lol.
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  9. VTjlee

    VTjlee Newbie

    I came from the Dinc and love the size of the GNex. The screen is big and clear, yet it isn't bulky in my pocket (which I was afraid of).

    My wife also upgraded to the GNex from the OG Droid. She's petite (only 5' tall) and hasn't complained about the size once. Its a good physical design coupled with a crystal clear screen. I wouldn't change anything about it.
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  10. HuskyKMA

    HuskyKMA Well-Known Member

    Came from the Eris, the size of the SGN is no problem for me. I got used to it in under an hour. I actually hated how small the Eris was because I have big hands, and my thumb would start to hurt after awhile of using it. Love the size of the SGN.
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  11. peppy211

    peppy211 Lurker

    Had the Eris and the Dinc.. now have the Nexus and it only took about a day for me to fully get used to the size lol.. i had thoughts that this phone was too big but after handling it it's not bad at all.
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  12. animalfries2

    animalfries2 Lurker

    I had the DINC and switched to Nexus for the bigger screen. DINC was always too small for me because i mainly use my phone for on-the-go web browsing.
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  13. icn4d

    icn4d Newbie

    Had a different experience,,,Came from dinc about a week ago and taking it back. Honestly just feel its too big. One hand is awkward, doable, but awkward. I am also left handed and these are laid out for right handed people. Its a awesome phone, love the power and ics, but at almost 5 inches I consider it encroaching tablet space.
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  14. sixlaps

    sixlaps Newbie

    I was concerned about the size of the galaxy nexus before I got it but I can't imagine going back now. After a few days you're used to it. When I look at my Eris now I can't believe how small it really is.
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  15. AJ McKay

    AJ McKay Well-Known Member

    The only growing pain I'm having from the Inc is not having the optical sensor to move around text. That's my one and only complaint.
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  16. rezeew

    rezeew Well-Known Member

    Phone doesn't feel too big at all. Out of the box it felt good. I was thinking the same thing, but it doesn't feel bulky or anything. Buy with confidence.

    Same. Every time I mistype something I miss that a little.
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  17. veccster

    veccster Android Enthusiast

    Former DInc owner and yes, it takes some getting used to. No problem in my pocket but using it one handed is a bit weird. Had it since day 1 and have gotten used to it pretty good. It's such a beautiful screen and nice phone that I do not regret my decision - just answering your question if it takes some getting used to.

    That said...the Dinc took some getting used to as well (coming from a flip phone).
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  18. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    I came from the Eris over to the Fascinate and I have rather small girly hands too ;). The size of the Nexus isn't a problem at all. The curve of the device really makes it comfortable to hold too.
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  19. Aabye

    Aabye Well-Known Member

    I came from the Eris, and was concerned about the size of the GN as well. I too believed that the Eris had the perfect "form factor" for a phone. After two weeks of the GN, I now believe that it has the perfect form factor. It does take some getting used to, but once you are there, I don't think you will want to look back.
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  20. VTjlee

    VTjlee Newbie

    My biggest complaint as well. I still instinctively reach for it every now and then, only to be disappointed.
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  21. AdrianC14

    AdrianC14 Android Expert

    I had the Eris for 2 years and I quickly adjusted to the Nexus in the 1st hour I had it.
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  22. slowhat

    slowhat Member

    ha, i've been doing that all day.

    and to the OP, the size difference takes just a little time to get over. I've got big gorilla hands so it was no issue switching from the Dinc, but my wife has small hands and has a droid charge and likes the larger size.
    she says it feels a lot better in the hand than smaller ones (that's what she said. no, really, that's what she said)
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  23. Cemo

    Cemo Newbie

    I came from an Eris. At times the GN size is still a little awkward (when trying to one-hand everything), but it's well worth it. I picked up my Eris the other day and it now seems ridiculously tiny
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  24. kidtronic

    kidtronic Member

    I had the Inc before insurance replaced it with a DX. Aside from the occasional uncomfortable stretch of the thumb to the top left corner, i like the screen size and would have to say the added screen real estate does more harm than good. Web browsing, keyboard typing, and video viewing benefit greatly.
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  25. Busbar

    Busbar Newbie

    I ditched the Eris (rooted) for GNex... Easy transition... Fast web pages and I don't get "out of memory" notifications any more... whooopeee! Phone is slender. Fist in my front pocket (I don't use a case or screen protector). Only downside is the 4G battery drain.
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