Are You Worried About a 5.9-inch Nexus X/Nexus 6?

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Nexus X Nexus 6As we get closer to the release of the Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus 6 smartphone, we’re starting to see the community getting worried about the rumored size. We want to know what you think about a 5.9-inch Nexus phablet.

Google Nexus 6 speculations rise up

There’s been a trend in the smartphone market lately where the size of the display continues to increase year after year. It’s getting to the point where flagship ‘minis’ are starting to become too big for a segment of the community. Lots of these people went with the Moto X last year, but even Motorola is rumored to be releasing a 5.2-inch successor to last year’s flagship. How long will this trend continue?

This is even getting to the point where some users are getting mad about it. This new trend is the source of tweets like, “If you want a tablet, buy a tablet!”. Up until now, most people in the Android community have been okay with the screen sizes getting bigger since they have always had multiple choices for smaller devices. As more manufacturers release bigger devices though, their choices are starting to dwindle. If the 5.2-inch Moto X+1 and the 5.9-inch Nexus 6/X are to be believed, customers with a preference for 4-inch devices (and want top-of-the-line hardware) will have to go with an iPhone 6 or the Xperia Z3 Compact.

We wanted to hear what our readers thought of this situation. If you would, please leave a comment below and tell us whether or not you enjoy the 5-inch to 6-inch smartphones. It would only be a minor issue if the segment of the community who prefers a 4-inch to 5-inch device is rather small. However, if it’s 50/50, or if there are more people who want these smaller devices, then this is going to become an issue. At first glance, it would seem that manufacturers should have sales data and they should know what the majority prefers. Then again, it could come down to a technical issue.

If it’s simply too difficult to create a 1080p (or higher) display on a screen smaller than 5 inches, then that’s why we might be seeing this trend for larger smartphones. I’m not an expert on displays and I don’t know what the majority of the Android community wants. That’s the point of this discussion. We want to hear what our readers think of this trend.

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  1. Bigger is better my friend. So what if you need two hands to hold your phone. Why should you need to magnify your screen to see anything? Good thing I was build big.

    • I agree with this sentiment, up until a certain extent. I have the LG G3 and even on the Nexus 5 I used two hands to use the device. I just need to be able to use my thumb to type without having to move my hand constantly. The 5.5-inch display on the LG G3 is really close to being too big.

      My thumb and muscle memory is adapting, but I don’t see anything much bigger than 5.5 being comfortable(for me). This could change though. Like, if I had a 5.7-inch Note 3 or 4, then maybe I would be able to adapt to that as well. I’m just not sure since I’ve never used a 5.7-inch smartphone for an extended period of time.

  2. I am all for a 5.9″ Nexus. I would be ok with up to 7″ as a phone. My reason being, I would love to be able to read my phone without my glasses. I know I can zoom, but that requires too much scrolling.

    • Have you tried the mammoth Sony Xperia Z Ultra? To me, that thing looks comically big, but I could see it working nicely if you enjoy displays that big.

  3. If the screen is 5.9″, I shall have to consider the Z3 instead, I like to use my phone in one hand when I’m doing something, and 5.2″ would have to be the maximum I can bear with small bezels. I do want a 4G phone to replace my Nexus 4 as I’m moving into an area with 4G, so I have my fingers crossed!

  4. I’m a Nexus fan, through and through. I’ve not been without one, except for my Original Droid. If Google goes with something that I can’t fit in my pocket, I will have to go elsewhere. I refuse to carry in a holster. Google is going to get folks to buy a watch so we don’t have to lug around this huge phone.

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