Oct 10 AT 2:46 PM Dustin Earley 43 Comments

Doing the math: How the next Nexus measures up


One of the more popular worries voiced about the upcoming Nexus device from Samsung and Google has been the screen size. Is 4.65-inches too big? Compared to the Nexus S or even Galaxy S II, it would seem the Nexus Prime (or Galaxy Nexus, take your pick) is going to be huge, right? Well if you do the math, you’ll see that may not be the case.

It’s pretty well established at this point that the 4.65-inches of screen space on the Nexus Prime includes the on-screen buttons. But how will this affect the overall size of the device? A mockup from Reddit user thantik shows us just how the Nexus will stack up against the competition. According to the mockup, the usable screen size of the Nexus Prime will be roughly 4.3-inches, while the on-screen buttons will reside at around .35-inches. If you take a look at some approximated measurements based on the leaked video from Friday, those numbers appear to line up. That means that, theoretically, the Nexus Prime will be just about as big as a current 4.3-inch device (like the Galaxy S II).

4.3-inches is still near the larger end of available Android phones, but considering how slim the Nexus is rumored to be, along with the curved display, it should fit nicely in your pocket and feel great in your hands.

What do you think? Is 4.3-inches still too big, or are you excited to finally get your hands on a bigger Nexus device?

Source: DroidLife

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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