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Thickness Comparison: LTE vs. GSM Galaxy Nexus

At some point in the night, Google updated their Galaxy Nexus landing page to include a picture of the LTE variant that is headed to the U.S. “later this year” (according to Verizon). A couple of things were instantly noticeable:  a color change and thickness difference. As you can see in the picture above, the LTE version appears to have gone with an almost all-black posterior rather than the metallic grey backing that graced the GSM version of the phone. It’s not ugly, but personally, I preferred the color scheme on the non-U.S. version. To each their own though.

On the thickness note, you should be incredibly happy. We knew it would be thicker than the GSM version since it comes equipped with an LTE radio, but this isn’t much. Google gave us the dimensions almost a week ago, and at 9.47mm, is not a thick device by any means. It’s thinner than the Bionic, Rezound, Thunderbolt, and Charge. It’s thin, folks. 

Cheers Michael K!

  • JD

    You guys do realize what a 720p screen will do to 3D gaming performance, right?  You better hope you have a PowerVR SGX543MPx (x = 2 or 4, ATM) under the hood.

    But, just like the RAZR, it has a very disappointing SGX540.  Ouch.
    (Even with the 80MHz clock difference between them, it’s not justifiable)

  • str8rippinem

    There are loads of new videos on youtube right now showing unboxing and tours. This phone is f’ing sexy. It looked big but then was compared to the Att GS2, it will be the perfect size hence the fact I’m not a woman. I was leaning towards the Rezound and Razr which are awesome devices, but after watching videos for 2 hours, the nexus will be my next device. And if I don’t like it, 30 days is plenty for a return.

  • Anonymous

    how about actually waiting until the phone is actually released before you make comparisons you idiot? thats not even the LTE version.

  • Huv

    Who cares about thickness? Unless it was a 5″ phone-tablet like the Galaxy Note it won’t ever be practical in everyday use. Hell I had a Samsung Suckrocket for half a week and felt uncomfortable holding the even slightly larger screen.

  • Nakouro28

    If this is the LTE verision…..Where is the Verizon 4GLTE logo?

    • Anonymous

      because it’s not the LTE version, that idiot kellex likes to confuse people by posting misleading articles like this.

  • ZT

    The European version looks much classier, ugggh another disappointment!

  • Pjhollen

    The Verizon one reminds me of when I was a kid and I’d get shoes at Payless.  My mom would tell me they were just as good as Nikes, but somehow they looked a bit off…

  • BL4Z3D247

    I think the all-black look will make it look thinner which I think is the reason for the color change.

  • Anonymous

    This device is so thick and outdated. The razr and droid 4 are the way to go
    🙂

    • Ahsan

      So thick? It’s barely thicker than the RAZR, and thinner than it’s ugly hump. Its also thinner than your precious Bionic. And how is it outdated? It’s clocked at the same speed as the RAZR and Droid 4, but doesn’t have an outdated software and nonremovable battery. Looks like the RAZR and 4 are the outdated ones here.

      • Ahsan

        Oh wait! It has a better screen also, even though its “outdated.” 

        You’re probably going to use one of your stupid replies: “whatever the razr rules all machines :))))” or some sh1t like that. 

      • Anonymous

        The radios and plastic feel will be a big disappointment.

        • Guest

          ….

    • Guest

  • Anonymous

    ZOMG ITS 0.5 MM THICKER!!!11!!  wHAT A FAT POS!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget that the LTE Galaxy Nexus is ALSO thinner than the Incredible S/2.

  • Natepiccone

    Sweet Jesus, all the titty babies moaning and complaining….

  • RECK88

    HA! still not thinner then the Razr! i just went to best buy held the razr in my hand and fell in love. how can u say u cant make the galaxy nexus any thinner and that its only thicker then the Razr because of the LTE radio. pshhhh find another excuse sammy.

    • Ahsan

      How bout that 10mm ugly hump?

  • Anonymous

    +1 for the stealthier paint job!

  • Bert336

    i want the Original color, plus the LTE version looks like it lost some of that curved face like the GSM version…i am pretty disappointed…..

    • Anonymous

      Why not take it to a phone artist and get it customized the way you want? Not the way Samsung did the Euro phones. Not the way they did the LTE phones. Maybe something like these? http://www.colorware.com/c-17-smart-phones.aspx . Disclaimer: I *do not* work for Colorware, nor have I ever done business with them. Just shaking my head over the trivial things people complain about.

  • droseum20

    the contour display on the LTE looks significantly less curved than the GSM… anyone feel the same way? 

    • Anthony Vella

      Thats what I am saying but I think that due to the extra .53 mm, the backing is more strait but the screen curve still exists.

  • C-Law

    This looks different from the side than I remember p3droid’s nexus looking. His looked much more rounded on the side. I wonder if they changed something or its just the angle or what

  • Disenchanted

    Is it just me, or are the Nexus Galaxy ads pasted all over this friggen site every day starting to get really irritating when we can’t actually buy the phone for many weeks already…

    • Anonymous

      It’s just you.

  • Anonymous

    Thumbs up on the minimal thickness gain.  =o)

    If you look at the charging ports, they should be the same color on both phones, so the “color change” I think is more likely just a difference in the picture quality of both pictures.  The LTE pictures are slightly blurrier, fussier, and under lit. Also, the LTE pic doesn’t have a power button symbol.  Early test model perhaps? Hoping the color is not gloomy grey.

  • Anonymous

    just talked to a verizon supervisor… he said they are HOPING for the Gnex to be released by the end of the year.. but they are not sure. He said 4G was a bit tricky on the device.

    :(((

  • Now if only Samsung could find a way to put a non-pentile AMOLED in there…

  • Anthony Vella

    I like the color scheme on the US version but hopefully it will be a deep, dark black, rather than a lighter/mid gray. Also, the grip on the back will be so nice since I heard the material used reduces exterior heat. The Droid Charge overheats like crazy and makes the back of the phone sweat. Can we get a comparison from the US Nexus to the DROID Charge?

  • Booboolala2000

    All the thickness is gained by the middle layer. Looks like they took the power button indicator away. That’s where the extra bulk is, in the “vanilla” ice cream part of the sandwich. Its not the LTE radio, its the VZW bloat making it thicker in the middle.

  • Anonymous

    I prefer the look of the international version, but the contrasting colors might have made the LTE version visually bigger, so I can see why the decision was made (if that’s why the decision was made).

  • Booboolala2000

    Wheres the Verizon branding everyone has been going apeshit over? Please come by Dec8th

  • The only reason there’s a color difference here is because this is a 3D applet render. It doesn’t even show different branding on the back. What makes you think this is the verizon version?

  • hightop

    I have to disagree with the majority here, I think the black LTE version looks way better. I don’t really like silver electronics though neither color option would give me any pause, I would buy it if it were two tone lime green and pink.

    • Anonymous

      I think a shinier black finish would have been better than the matte finish that we are seeing in this render.

      • Cam

        I think the problem is that it would be slippy-er.

    • Cam

      Agreed, except for the lime green and pink. Now, lime green, black, and white I can do.
      The all black version is looking pretty sexy. +1 For the Verizon version IMO.

  • Ahsan

    Which one is which? LOL

  • Anonymous

    Both of the images you guys have up are still poor renders.  This could be completely different than what it actually looks like.  If you scroll in all the way you can tell it’s just a render, that’s probably why the docking dots look so weird.

  • Alex

    Some people just look for any reason to complain or panic

    • FortitudineVincimus

      so your complaining about people complaining 🙂

      • Alex

        You could call it that

  • Matt

    Couldn’t care less about the slight difference, but why change it to black? I like the GSM version better.

  • Im liking the new color scheme

  • Stating El Obvious

    I like the black better….I want this damn phone already!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else notice some weird things about this render?  The 3 dock dots are very tiny, the power button is bigger and higher up on the side of the phone. The camera looks totally different, including the LED flash.  

    I think this is just a bad render or something, how could it be cost effective for Samsung to make so many changes to a device that just has an LTE chip in it?

    The color is not represented well either, the bottom of the pictures you can’t even see the different color shades.  The backshot has terrible resolution, even making the “grip” look like a different type.  

    Overall I don’t think these accurately show the LTE version at all.  

    • johnny

      was just thinking the same thing.

  • mcwhackthing

    u rendered bro?

  • This deal’s getting worse all the time! Lol.

  • Anonymous

    The torture is unbearable . It’s so bad I might have to rent a Razr and lose more money.

  • Have to agree with Kellex, I like the gunmetal color a lot better. Also is it just me or does the flash look way smaller and a different color on the US version?

  • Anonymous

    No power symbol above the button on the LTE version? Total Fail

    /s

  • Anonymous

    Why are you guys freaking out. Google already posted a video of the lte version and it looks almost exactly the same. 

    http://www.youtube.com/googlenexus#p/c/72771BACEB2CF14D/2/oXrgIFMfsaQ

    Must be a slow news day. 

  • Anonymous

    Everyone good on the thickness front?

  • I just want the phone already!

  • Anonymous

    Kellex let me know when Verizon releases it. I’m going to uk to be happy.

  • Anonymous

    I like the color scheme better on the GSM vs the LTE version, but in the end, I will (reluctantly) put a silicone or some similar case on it to protect against the inadvertent drop, so the color scheme won’t really show much anyway.

  • Anonymous

    As long as Ice Cream sandwich is the same I could care less if its .53mm thicker.

  • El El Kool J

    once you go black you never go back… 😛

    • Mr Manville

      but if youve gone white you know its alright

    • Mr Manville

      try out some asain switch back to caucasion?

  • JDRyan

    Thanks for fixing the angle Kellex…..MUCH better:-) I’m not feeling the black though. I definitely like the other version much better. I’m keeping an open mind though cuz sometimes pictures aren’t always the best representation.

  • Anonymous

    Yikes…half the comments are about the LTE angle…and the other half are Kellex saying he corrected the error…LOL!!

    LTE version looks damn sexy to me!

  • Anonymous

    Gsm looks much better. Two-tone more distinct. Someone let me hold there’s? I don’t need it to work just to carry.

  • EC8CH

    Nice Google brand on the back, but leaked photos have shown Verizon 4G LTE branding instead.

  • Toddman214

    Looks like the image has now been corrected?

    • Toddman214

      Also, I’m sure its just an illusion, but the lte version looks like it has less curvature to it.

  • So they took a cool looking phone shipped ti over seas and then for our release they give us a big middle finger with some ugly POS, everyday I get closer to saying screw this phone.  I have Nexus S 4G that will see ICS soon enough.  RAZR may be the better option and I think Verizon knows that without ICS this phoen is going to be a flop.

    • r8r

      Oh yeah they changed the color and put an lte radio in it, so now it’s a pos huh? This makes a lot of sense troll.

    • You’re out of your mind.

  • IzzyD

    Folks i’ve seen both models in hand and actually have a VZW version already in use. There is barely any difference in thickness to say the least. If any of you people think you’ll notice .53mm ( .021 inches or 5 sheets of paper for comparison) you are nuts.

    Second thing I noticed is the back. The picture on the right side is what the VZW version looks like excluding the marking it has showing above. Mine says 4G LTE with Google in place of Samsung and that is it. As for the color of the housing the non-US is a little nice but nothing to special I really would not worry about it. And if you are that picky then cry me a river its a phone for god sake.

    • ok spill the beans. how did you get one???

      • IzzyD

        Wish I could but I’m not willing to ruin a good thing I have going. I have most all VZW android devices before they are out. And no i don’t work for them or any of the mfgs. Just gotta know the right people is all is the best i can say.  

        great device tho I must say. Just needs more software updates that is for sure. And you folks aught to be happy it has not been released yet or you would have been flipping a lid of software bugs. So give it a rest and let them get it done CORRECTLY.

        • Anonymous

          Steve Wozniak?  Is that you?  🙂

    • TROLOLOL

      “Folks i’ve seen both models in hand and actually have a VZW version already in use.”
      ha. good one. you must be mattg96’s piano student’s mom.

      • IzzyD

        WTH is that suppose to mean. 

  • John

    Not bashing the post but was a thickness really a game changer for anyone?

    • TROLOLOL

      no but reading the comments here, the color might be… ugh.

  • Anonymous

    Much preferred the original colors…STOP SCREWING STUFF UP VERIZON!!!

    • TROLOLOL

      don’t they say black is appears more slimming???

  • What’s up with even the new LTE version pic? Yours shows gray contacts on the side instead of gold.. And both angles of it just look grainy and blurry. Can you use the one’s that people posted below like:  http://i43.tinypic.com/ix5yr5.png   ??

    • Anonymous

      And the power button looks totally different and is higher up on the side?

      Something is wrong here, I think this is just a bad picture overall, seems unlikely they would change so much.  We’ve never heard of any of the LTE testers saying there was a color change, only that it was a little thicker.

  • viewthis74

    “I preferred the color scheme on the non-U.S. version”… i agree

    • TROLOLOL

      don’t they say black is appears more slimming???

  • geno villafano

    I’m far more distraught then I should be over the color change :/

    • TROLOLOL

      don’t they say black is appears more slimming??? but you’re still gonna get one, amirite?

      • geno villafano

        Undoubtably

  • Dominick DeVito

    oh yeah – the darker materials lead to bloatware for sure

    /s

  • Anonymous

    Lets not forget the LTE is much faster.. she will loose that additional thickness in no time..

  • Anonymous

    If I hadnt jumped on the iPhone 4S I would most definately get this phone or the Rezound. So happy for Android!

  • release it already, stop teasing us, VERIZON!!!

  • Mannequinsmiles

     accurate comparison
    http://i43.tinypic.com/ix5yr5.png

    • Kellex – please use Mannequinsmiles comparison photos. Much better quality… more accurate representation. Please! 🙂 Update the post!

    • We already updated the photo up top. 😛

      • Mannequinsmiles

        didnt catch the update. A+

    • Teabling

      This makes the black look amazing! I’m all for it!

    • Aran Miller

      This picture shows a better lightening on the LTE variant. like they were both taken in the same lightening, and it definitely makes the LTE one look more attractive. Thanks for the post Mannequinsmiles

  • Anonymous

    LTE version seems a little bloated..

  • It’s a 6% thickness difference. 6%. Noticeable, sure, but not enough to really change anything. Y’all should be happy it isn’t the 13″ thickness of the Thunderbolt!

    • Brady McEwen

      13 inches…..13 geographical seconds……o_O

  • Dominick DeVito

    I’m waiting for a Moto troll to say how thin the Razr is at 7.1mm when that measurement doesn’t include it’s muffin top.

    • Anonymous

      No kidding.  I think thickness should be defined as the width of a steel slot that you can push the phone through.  I think I might make one at 7.2 mm and jam a Razr through it with a 10 ton press.  I’ll be sure to post of the results of the “7.1 mm” thick phone…

      • Anonymous

        Results just in.. Razr didn’t fit. And now we will try the Gnex. Ooops didn’t make it either. Guess that was a dumb test. Just sayin’

        • Anonymous

          Or a dumb interpretation of my point.  Just sayin’.  I just think it’s funny manufacturers quote the thinnest portion of their device as “device thickness”.  Motorola, Samsung, HTC, I don’t care who it is; it’s misleading marketing crap.

          • Anonymous

            Or maybe a dumb point I interpreted. Why do you think its funny that a manufacture quote the thinnest portion of their device as device thickness? Companies will market what people want and if what people want right now is a thin phone thats what they will market and to market the thickest part of the phone would be counterproductive. Its not that hard a concept to grasp if you think about it. Just sayin’

          • Anonymous

            Sigh.

          • C-Law

            They should give measurements for thickest part too. Im sure they are somewhere but I haven’t seen them yet. I looked at the razr instore and my first thought was how huge the top was compared to the rest. I lost all interest after that

          • Jadam6118

            you guys just sayin’?

          • Anonymous

            whole lotta fightin on this post…

          • Anonymous

            If it is 90% of the phone I don’t see it as dumb. They never say the entire phone they just say it is so and so thick. Clearly people are going to know it is larger in places from looking at it.

    • TROLOLOL

      Razr’s got a muffin top, Galaxy Nexus has got a fat bottom.

      • EC8CH

        i’d take a fat bottom over a muffin top

      • dkbetts

        Junk in the trunk.  Not fat bottom.  Check it ooout!

    • Same for the Nexus, only the bump is at the bottom.

    • TyroneBiggums

      This phone is wider than 9.47mm too, since the bottom is wider and the screen is curved…so?

      • Anonymous

        how does a curved screen have anything to do with how wide the phone is???

    • Guest

      angelFAGGIT77 will chime in when his mommy wakes him up from his nap.

    • Anonymous

      People act like that minor hump gets in the way of anything. Please, it doesn’t take away from the phone’s thin form factor. Just today a coworker admired my phone, holding it and said: Damn that is thin! Did he say: Damn that’s thin… except for this little hump in the back.

    • Anonymous

      I hate Moto and their humps. My hump my hump my hump. When did that design become sleek??? Can’t wait to dump my Droid X for the G-Nex!

  • Bad angle on the first photo. We have since fixed it.

  • Dave

    As far as the coloring goes. The one on the right (the GSM version) looks like a press shot with different lighting. The one on the left is a render from the http://www.google.com/nexus/ tech page with a 360 degree view. Different lighting situations, so I wouldn’t be so sure on the difference in color tones.

  • I still want this!! I just wish they would have stuck with the silver trim.

  • Dingle

    Wow, the verizon one is ugly as sin.

    • Berry

      but you’re still going to get it amirite, bro?

    • Aran Miller

      I don’t like the look of hte Verizon one nearly as much as the non-US one. but I will still be buying it as soon as I possibly can.

  • the GSM one definitely looks nicer in my opinion. Not necessarily because of the thickness, but the color scheme. 

  • Anonymous

    The non-US version looks better!!!

    • TROLOLOL

      THEN GET THE NON-US VERSION AND TELL US HOW IT IS!

  • Brady McEwen

    two thoughts….

    the GSM version is 8.94mm, LTE is 9.47mm. that is a difference of 0.53mm…..that is half a millimeter people!!!
    and, isn’t there suppossed to be a Verizon/4G logo on the back of the LTE version?????

  • Anonymous

    As the ‘delay’ continues.. lets add one more con to the ever increasing list of the Galaxy nexus debacle.

    Verizon’s version is gonna be Ugly!

    • TROLOLOL

      but you’re still gonna get it, amirite?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know :). Im seriously leaning toward perhaps the razr at this point.

    • Zeadaplaya

      Obvious troll is obvious.

      Better than any other phone coming out this year!:P

      • Anonymous

        Hows he a troll? He’s an avid DL reader

  • Anonymous

    I prefer the gsm version, its the sexier twin.  

    As a side note, this phone keeps pissing me off with all the variations we are going to get here in the states.

    • TROLOLOL

      then you should get a gsm version!

  • tanknspank

    I honestly think I like the black/verizon color better.

    • TROLOLOL

      they do say black is appears more slimming

      • dkbetts

        Once you go black you never… Oh never mind.  

    • GOP

      Me too.

    • Jlaskoskie

      Why it’s gotta be “the black phone”, and not “the badass phone with the bigass screen”???  LMAO!

  • ramifications

    This image is deceiving in that it makes the LTE version seem thicker than it is. If you look closely, it’s showing some of the back in addition to the side profile!

    The actual side looks extremely similar to the international version. Barely a difference. Good to know 🙂

  • Dmw017

    The sheer optimism of the Verizon ppl is amazing XD Your VZWexus gets uglier by the day, in more than just appearances lewlz

  • Jag

    o yea not that thick but ugly as sin compared to the gsm one 

  • Dave Hernandez

    Why do I have the sneeking suspicion that this thing is gonna be like the bionic, delayed, delayed, delayed and getting worse with each delay. 

    • TROLOLOL

      ignoring the RUMOR-MILL, this phone is ON SCHEDULE on being released.

  • Dave

     Yeah this is a rather bad deception. The one on the left is at an angle, making it appear bigger. The one on the right is a straight side shot. Try again please.

    • Anonymous

      good catch

  • Anonymous

    If the LTE version is 9.47 mm, the GSM version must be on par with the RAZR!

    • Jack Hoffman

      The GSM/EU version is 8.94mm.  That’s 0.53mm difference.  I doubt its that noticeable.  It’ll still be thinner than anything else anyone with VZW owns other than Razr.

      • Anonymous

        Ok yea that’s still 1.74 mm thicker…it was the original angled shot of the post that threw me off.

        • Your math is off… 9.47mm – 8.94mm = .53mm. That’s so small…

          • Anonymous

            8.94 – 7.1 = 1.84.  My math was off, but you were looking at the wrong math.  I was comparing the GSM Nex to the RAZR.

          • Oh. My apologies to you sir! I made an assumption you were talking about GSM vs LTE Galaxy Nexus.

            In fairness, I hadn’t refreshed the page and the thread view was out of order.

          • Anonymous

            🙂

  • Interpol818

    That shit looks thick. That’s what she said.

    • TROLOLOL

      killed the joke. someone else is supposed to give the “that’s what she said” punchline.

  • Eric Wrigley

    This image shows the LTE version at a slight slant.  You can see across the back rather than simply the silhouette.  It’s an inaccurate representation and an inaccurate description on your part, Kellex.  And because it looks like a low-quality mock-up, it’s impossible to determine colors or details.  I’m surprised you posted this garbage here, which is likely to garner dozens of ignorant comments.  Looking at only the side of this phone, you can tell how similar in thickness it is to the GSM variant. But again, doing even that is like comparing how colors look on your computer screen to colors in real life–there’s just very little reason to try.

  • LTE Galaxy Nexus is a fatty – should have asked the Razr how to loose some of that weight.

  • TrojanFan

    This photo comparison is hugely misleading… on the LTE version you can clearly see some of the back of the phone, and on the GSM you cannot.  They are slightly different angles and make the LTE version look huge.

    • Anonymous

      agree

  • Anonymous

    Its an illusion, the colors play tricks on the mind

    • TROLOLOL

      no, i see pics of the galaxy nexus not the samsung illusion XD

  • Anonymous

    The colors don’t help show how similar they really are.

    The LTE is only .5mm thicker, the silver edges on the GSM version help it blend into the white background and make it look more dramatic than it really is. And, TheDave1022 is right, the LTE photo is taken at a slight angle.

  • Kurt Osterhage

    You might want to use a picture of the phone that is actually from the side. That one is tilted so that you can see some of the back, making it look extremely thick. Look at the actual picture on google.com/nexus under “Tech Specs.”

  • Angle fail.

  • Matt Ryan

    It’s thick, but I’d still hit it.

    • Anonymous

      that’s what she said.

      • that’s what HE said, bro.

        • Anonymous

          lol.. yea.. so did she 😉

        • Anonymous

          If that’s what he told you then you’re in for a hurt’in 😛

    • Anonymous

      Thats how I like my women “Thick” 🙂

  • Lmrojas

    its not an apple product so therefore its going to be laggy and not worth the 300

  • Anonymous

    Bad shot angle on the LTE version…it’s not a straight profile!

  • Yikes!!

  • Whoa I thought it was only supposed to be .5 mm difference

  • Anonymous

    GSM version looks way better. It seems as the LTE version isnt showing at the same angle making it look much thicker

  • Adam Wiggins

    Hmm, it definitely isn’t as sexy.

    • TROLOLOL

      but still sexy nontheless

  • Anonymous

    Bad shot angle on the LTE version….it’s not a straight profile!

    • Adam Wiggins

      Oh yeah, didn’t even notice at first glance.  Phew, that makes me feel much better.

    • Bewara2009

      so after knowing that you mad about that bro?

      • Anonymous

        Not really bro

    • And fixed…sorry about that.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Kellex!  Can you get it released now?

        • Anonymous

          Kellix is holding the the Nexus realase back so he can hypebeast some more.

          • This is true.

          • Cam

            DISLIKE!

          • Anonymous

            Kellex, has anyone heard about accessories for this thing. My worry, the GSII has gone global and due to it’s standard size, it has a gaggle of cases, batteries covers, docks etc. The GSM Nexus is going to launch on several carriers worldwided as well and will also see a plethora (love that word) of stuff specially made for it as well. Does the VZW version become the bastard stepchild that might be left in the cold? I know the size difference is pretty small, but it is enough to make this thing rattle around in a card dock. It would be enough that a case would fit loose. Is the VZW version going to become the asterisk? (blankety blank special enhanced case /dock / cover / etc exclusive for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus* …….     *excludes US 4G LTE models….  

      • cb3ck

        nice ninja edit 

      • So after looking at the new image, I can barely tell there’s a thickness difference between the two. 

        • Anonymous

          it’s only .5mm.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            uh yeah, keep telling yourself that.

            If the Nexus was .5mm less than the RAZR, people here would be like “man, it is the thinnest phone around” – but as it is, then it becomes “well, it is only .5mm”

            Personally, I think the move sucks and .5mm is big in phone thickness and 1 of the many reasons why I might just pass on the Nexus when all said and done.

          • Anonymous

            Are you serious? C’mon man!

          • spectreoflight

            if your passing on this phone because of .5mm then you have issues and need to relax about it. I could understand if you pass on it for other reasons but .5mm is insignificant in comparison to its GSM brother. 

          • Yeah, spectreoflight is right, that’s amazingly anal of you.  Especially in the context of all phones out there.

          • Anonymous

            The rarz is nicer. It also has better specs

          • Anonymous

            If you are passing on the Galaxy Nexus due to thickness then there is something very wrong with you

            Edit: didn’t see the post just below me, sorry

          • Anonymous

            Yeah that’s a ridiculous argument.  The Razr is so thin it feels awkward even attempting to hold it in hand.

            .5mm is nothing and we all know it.

          • Anonymous

            Agree.

          • Anonymous

            You may be end up getting the iphone lol.

          • Anonymous

            according to your dumbass I like plastic and htc/ samsung, then again if you say every possible oem maybe one time your clueless moto fanboy self will get something right.

          • Anonymous

            From what I can see smart ass, you seem to like the best products. Weak radios, plastic, bad gps etc.

          • Anonymous

            How about better processors, GPUs, Hardware Accelerators, Cameras (oh gawd.. my 6 years old digital camera beats friend’s Bionic. slash that, my webcam takes better picture/video than her Bionic), screens, fall resistance, oh and software. Not to mention you’re pretty wrong about gps signal, Galaxy Nexus will kill your moto crap in gps signals.

          • Anonymous

            The bionic display is a 7 out of 10. The camera on the bionic is not bad either. Moto are known for having the best hardware. The software that they are using now are awesome. I love ICS, but the moto’s new UI 2.3.5 is nice , go see the review that kellex made and you will see 🙂 Remember the razr will have ICS too lol.

          • Guest

            go suckk some more cock fago!!

          • Anonymous

            That’s your profession cuate lol

          • Anonymous

            Um… right. I don’t care if you rate it 7/10 or 70/10, Motorola has the worst screens of the bunch and it’s a fact. They’re the only ones still using a RGBW with mere 540p “qHD” display. Like I said, I used my friend’s Bionic and it had horrible screen and camera, not to mention that it lagged a bit even with a supposed dual core processor. So no Moto does not have the best hardware, as in they use inferior processor. And Samsung’s plastic is more durable anyways.

          • Anonymous

            That is funny. Moto has hd display in china. We will get hd display as well. Samsung can’t seem to fix their issues with the important features such as radios, gps and build quality. If I want to take great pictures, I use a sony digital camera or get an iphone or nokia. Htc dethroned Samsung on the camera department.

          • Guest

            bad day today?  get raped by you dad again last night?

          • Anonymous

            Let the anger out cholo

          • Anonymous

            Awkward? Please. If the Nexus was as thin as the Razr, and vice versa, people around here would be praising it’s thinness. The Razr by no means feels awkward in hand

          • GOP

            Why don’t you take out a ruler and see how big 0.5mm really is.

          • He doesn’t have to.  He can just look in his pants.

          • Bose

            ROFL

          • Luis

            I’m passing on the Nexus because of the huge top and bottom bezels.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t get this argument. The bezels aren’t nearly that big. The bottom one is smaller than the top, for one thing, and the top seems barely bigger than the SGSII. Why do you care so much?

          • mikeym0p

            IMO Bottom bezel is all that matters because the smaller the bottom bezel the easier you can reach the top of the screen since you cradle the phone that way.

            As long as I can reach the lock button, and notification bar one handed I’m happy.

          • Anonymous

            How the hell do you hold a phone? I hold it from the side, like a remote, so my thumb comes in around the middle of the screen and can access everything, w/ my index finger hitting the lock button when needed. Do you hold it from the bottom like a book or playing card?

          • mikeym0p

            My pointer finger naturally curves into the center back of the phone, my middle and index wrap around the phone as usualy but are deviated towards the bottom because my pinky is curled in the same as my pointer finger, however my pinky goes under the phone. The habit of holding the phone like this came from using Swype excessivly

            Pictures are better then words:
            http://imgur.com/VZwvI 

            Dont ask me how I managed to capture just one soft key being lit lol, it turned off as I shot the picture. 

          • Anonymous

            So, you hold the phone similarly to me. You really should have no problem with the G-Nex then, especially since the lock button is on the right side. By any chance, are you a lefty? If so, high five.

            Also, I was going to ask about that soft key :P.

          • mikeym0p

            YES I am a lefty. However I’m ambidextrous in a lot of random things though. I cant imagine holding the phone in my right and poking with my left hand though. I also noticed in the LTE model the lock button is even higher up. But it’s comforting knowing you think it’ll be easy to operate.

          • Alex T

            never understood either, i think the bezels look sexy

          • Anonymous

            That’s a huge bitch!

          • Sbenson1189

            The razor at its thinnest is 7.1 millimeters, and its thickest its 10.1 millimeter. Compare that to 9.47 millimeter on the nexus at its thickest.

          • Anonymous

            .5mm thickness a dealbreaker? Seriously? Shirley, you can’t be serious…

          • Anonymous

            Reading these arguments about phone thinness makes me realize how much of a pissing contest it really is. Thinness is secondary to how it feels in your hand, and that’s a personal preference.

          • Calculatorwatch

            If the Nexus was .5mm less than the RAZR than that would actually be pretty amazing since the RAZR is already incredibly thin and deserves credit for that.

            OTOH when phones are as big as the RAZR or Nexus length and width-wise, the thickness is the least of my worries when judging the size of the phone, I’m more concerned about whether I can wrap my hand around it then whether it will bulge an extra .5mm in my pocket.

            As it stands the Verizon Nexus is about the same thickness as the iPhone and I’ve never heard anyone call the iPhone thick

          • Anonymous

            The nexus will be mad thick.

          • Guest

        • Anonymous

          Well black is slimming. Maybe the dark color is enough to trick your eyes into seeing the same size. The difference in thickness really isn’t noticable.

      • Anonymous

        Way to stay up to date! Some sites would have been screaming “LTE Nexus is HUGE!” and continued to run the other pic.

        • It looked off to me, not sure why I missed that. Again, apologies. Fixed pretty quickly though. 😛

          • Anonymous

            If you want to put it into terms people can understand…

            According to Google, the LTE Galaxy Nexus is .53mm thicker.  .53mm is 1/3 the thickness of a US penny.

            I think I’ll live.

      • OG Droid

        Here’s a picture of the back pulled from the google videos on youtube. It does look darker.

        • OG Droid

          Sorry; here it is.

          • Brett Cassidy

            one more time

          • EC8CH

            so much for swapping battery covers to ditch the VZW branding.

            stupid color change 🙁

          • Anonymous

            that is what I was going to do too 🙁 lol

          • thats what she said….

      • WAY better. Thanks Kellex. The first one freaked me out a little.

  • Anonymous

    disqus comment failure

  • Anonymous

    Amazing

  • Edgar

    Also, the LTE picture seems like the device is a bit angled, showing more of the back. That makes it look thicker than it should be…. 

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    The picture on the left is angled, so it looks wayyy thicker

  • Wow, those are quite the different-looking phones! I DEFINITELY prefer the GSM version. Almost makes me wish I was on AT&T or TMo… until I recall my experiences with their networks….

  • Anonymous

    I freaked out for a second, then read the article. its all good now. Still kinda looks ugly though :/

  • Keith V

    The angle is off…the LTE one is a click to far in the counter clockwise direction

    • Anonymous

      wow now that you mention this and i look closely you can clearly tell that this is true. thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Is the thickness from the radio or the extra battery you need for LTE?

  • Dmw017

    LOLMFAO I love this! Gets better and better XD <3

  • This side by side is fail. You have an angled and a side shot. Fail.

  • Dontdoubtthedel

    FAIL

  • Anonymous

    You thin, bro?

  • Anonymous

    Baby got back.

  • Rich A

    i do like the gsm version of the phone as well. Just release this damn thing!!!

  • TROLOLOL

    LOL. fat bottom girls you make the rockin world go ’round

    • TROLOLOL

      after the photo fix, it doesn’t look bad at all, really.

  • BJ P.

    not fair!!

  • Bygalvez

    first

  • The only thing that kills me about my TB is the fact that i need a extended battery pretty much to be happy about battery life. The extended makes the phone too think, but without isnt too bad.

  • Anonymous

    hahaha it looks like two different phones

  • motorola should have made this phone..

    • Why? They haven’t made anything worthwhile since the OG Droid.

      • Anonymous

        They should have made it because Motorola has always been good with hardware. It’s their software that repeatedly makes them shit the bed, and they wouldn’t have been able to blur this up.

        Then again, the camera would have been awful. Tradeoffs, tradeoffs.

    • Well the next generation of Nexus will probably be made by them, given the Motorola/Google deal that’s currently still in the works.