Samsung Galaxy Nexus size comparison: How big is too big?

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While we’re hard at work on our official review for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, we decided to snap a few photos to compare the size of the rather large device against a few other Android handsets. Some may like its size and some just won’t. While we are growing more fond of the Galaxy Nexus’ size, we figured we’d show off just what you’ll be working with if you choose to take the Nexus plunge.

Many people may have wanted to see the Galaxy Nexus next to the likes of the Motorola Droid RAZR and the HTC Rezound but these handsets are unfortunately spread throughout the IntoMobile team right now. That still didn’t stop me from working with what I had and I put the Atrix 2, T-Mobile myTouch, and Droid Bionic against the latest Nexus handset to see how it stacks up in size and thinness.

The Galaxy Nexus is a big phone but if you’re comfortable with a Galaxy S II or even some larger 4.3 inch Android phones, you should be just fine handling the Galaxy Nexus. Still, some simply may not need the massive 4.65 inch display that we’re in love with so far. The Galaxy Nexus is easily one of the tallest handsets we’ve ever come across, which can make for some awkward thumb-reaches when trying to access the notification bar, but it does seem to get easier once you’re used to handling the device. Overall, if you have some tiny mits for hands, the Galaxy Nexus may be a bit tricky to use.

These are only a few phones we had on hand but expect more comparisons to pop up in the next few days.

The Galaxy Nexus will definitely be too big for some people and will be just fine for others.  How big is too big for you when it comes to screen size of your smartphone? Sound off in the comments below!

  • Cellularcrazy09

    If only there was a 4.65 inch iPhone….

    • Jon Garrett

      4″ inch iPhone 5 coming next fall. they’ve already ordered the displays according to info floating around the web.

      • Tmcneill04

        lol…. but according to reports floating around the web, the Nexus should have been released in the US about 15 times

        • Jon Garrett

          One thing is certain about the Nexus, it will be released this month. the iPhone 4S was 6 months late which in turn means the iPhone 5 will be a minimum of 6 months late as well.

          I got my Galaxy S II on launch day so Im satisfied.

  • Hillestad1144

    Can’t wait. I get my business financial statements on the run with my Motorola Droid X.  Can see 7 of the 13 columns on the X.  I expect to see 3 more columns on the Nexus.  Also, I sometimes download kindle books to the X.  It’s ok, not great.  I expect the Nexus to be much better.

    I am a one device on the road guy.  So if I can get what I need on the Nexus, and avoid a tablet and Kindle reader, that will be great.

  • Hillestad1144

    Can’t wait. I get my business financial statements on the run with my Motorola Droid X.  Can see 7 of the 13 columns on the X.  I expect to see 3 more columns on the Nexus.  Also, I sometimes download kindle books to the X.  It’s ok, not great.  I expect the Nexus to be much better.

    I am a one device on the road guy.  So if I can get what I need on the Nexus, and avoid a tablet and Kindle reader, that will be great.

  • Brkona

    My unlocked Galaxy Nexus arrived two days ago.  It’s not too big and I’M LOVING IT.

  • Ticemoart

    you should have put the razr in there

  • Oldsaltysailor

    Need the largest one that will still fit in a pocket.  That way I can take a pass on the tablets

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  • Mackster

    Well, my droid eris is only about 4.5″ on the longest side so 5.33″ on the longest side for this phone is huge to me.  I would like a droid that is about the same size as the one I have with some decent bells and whistles.  When is that coming??

  • Asbjørn Grandt

    I find that the optimum size for a smartphone, for me, is about the size of the original HTC desire. it sits well in my hand, an I can reach the entire screen with the thumb of the hand holding it. Aka. one handed operation.
    The newer, larger, smartphones does not allow for this for anyone but the people with the largest hands.

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