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Monday Poll: Would You Buy a 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus?

The phone pictured above is the 5.9-inch Oppo N1. It’s huge. The reason you are seeing this today is because the rumor of the month suggests that Motorola and Google have teamed up to produce the next Nexus phone as a 5.9-inch whale codenamed “shamu.” I know that you have all been waiting for Motorola to finally get their chance at a Nexus, but it’s pretty clear in the comments of our post this morning that you are torn based on the thought of holding a 5.9-inch phone on a daily basis. Some of you love oversized tablet-like phones, others despise them.

So, what are your thoughts on a 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus? Would you buy one? Would love to hear reasons for buying or passing in the comments.

Would you buy a 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus?

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  • Stanley

    I just think a phablet is too alienating for many Nexus users, and saying “we’ll still sell the Nexus five” seems too much like a middle finger to those not wanting a massive screen by giving them last year’s specs.

    If Motorola is wanting to shovel out a Phablet, I hope that the other 5.2″ Shamu is in the works as well.

  • just Smartphone Motorola Moto G also has great guys.

  • ZGerman

    Yes.. but only if they bring it to Verizon… which is probilby no 🙁

  • Brandon Miller

    I voted “Yes” and I can tell you that without a doubt I would have voted “No” a couple weeks ago. I was recently able to buy a OnePlus One, and it has completely changed my idea on these huge phones. I was like many others who always thought “Anything over 5″ or 5.1” is just way too big (previously have had a Moto X and Nexus 5 btw). But my best advice to anybody is to try it before you knock it. I was shocked at how quickly I was able to adjust to the size of a OnePlus One. I can’t go back now. Anything smaller just feels tiny in my hands.

    I’m willing to bet that the overwhelming majority of those who voted “No” have never had a large sized phone in their hands for very long (hard to blame anyone, not exactly easy to live with a phone without buying it first.) I do think a lot of people would be surprised how easy it would be to get over the size of many of these larger devices.

  • david

    I voted yes, reason being, not the screen size, but the fact that I have been waiting for a motorola nexus since 2011 when I had a moto droid razr. That phone was and is my 2nd best phone, the first is being the nexus 4. It just sounds right, and a final fairwell before lenovo goes and f**ks up a great company that google has brought back from the near dead.

  • Armandoto

    I had the nexus 4 and I LOVE my nexus 5, but 5.9!?!? That’s obscene!

  • Keef

    There’s no need for it. I’m getting sick of “flagship” devices getting bigger and bigger! The overlap of phones and tablets has gone too far now! 5″ is a good enough size for a SMARTPHONE. Course, if it’s all screen and no bezel, then maybe that’d be ok. X-D

  • HarvesterX

    Would likely be perfect if LG managed the design of the phone. Man those guys and gals can cram a LOT into a small form factor.

  • JaredCarlson

    I already have a note 3, and love it. The only things missing are: Pure Android, on screen buttons, and smaller bezels. The moto x showed us that Motorola can do all of the above, so bring on a 5.9″ Nexus!

  • Yes. Because I love getting the most developer support.

  • Julian Stevens

    6″ is just too big for a phone. 5.5 would be my max and that’s probably pushing it.

  • John Whitehead

    I had a Sony Xperia Z Ultra and after a few months of lugging it around, I got rid of it. At first I really liked the size for games, but for everyday use, it was too much.

  • Thaddeus Brown

    The only phone that could make he really wanna upgrade this bad. A Moto brand Nexus. Hell Yeah.

  • Hello AGAIN, Moto. {{-_-}}

  • StrattHacks

    People calm down about the size. We don’t know what it looks like yet.

    Look at what LG did with the G3. If they can fit a 6 inch screen in a ~5.5 in form factor that is certainly not an insane size. I just cannot see them releasing a massive device. If they are fitting more screen space without increasijg overall size I’m all for it.


    My note3 is already pushing limit.

    Ian B

  • jimt

    I hope they make a separate “Verizon Nexus 6” because otherwise ALL nexus 6 phones will have to wait for Verizon before anybody gets an update. This would be totally BAD!!!!! This would make the Gnex fiasco look small in comparison. Please do not make a Nexus 6 with all bands on it. That would be a nightmare phone from the get-go.

  • fallenyogi

    I’d like to remind everyone that the Moto X has the same size screen as the M7 but is noticeably smaller. I have full confidence in Motorola’s design helping make this big phone manageable.

  • nevermindhoser

    I have a note 2 with a extended battery and it fits fine in my pockets

  • Chris Pinola

    Only said no because I wouldn’t buy a 5.9″ anything. Would love a Moto Nexus though.

  • Bobby Phoenix

    Nope. Never. My next phone is going to be 4.5. I only wish the specs would be better for that range, but oh well.

  • MafiaMM


  • protozeloz

    To me things are Donna depend on how small is the bezel, if it makes the phone stupidly huge then no, I’ll pass

  • T_Dizzle

    Yes because I have large hands and my eyesight isn’t getting any better.

  • chris_johns

    love you moto…love you google…hate you any “phone” 5+ inches

  • TC Infantino

    I would love a Moto Nexus, but I wouldn’t want such a huge device for a phone. I think I will just get the new X+1. Coming from the Droid Maxx’s 5 inch screen, the reported X+1’s 5.2 incher should be just about right.

  • NexusMan

    I’d possibly buy anything Moto, as I love what they have been doing. Having said that, 5.9″ is larger than any phone I would have ever imagined wanting, but i am confident in Motorola’s ability to make a new, enjoyable experience. I would definitely be interested in seeing and using the device before ruling it out.

  • W. Paul Schenck

    I really love my Moto X, but I have been wishing for a phone the size of the Note3 or large since the days of the Moto Droid. I was expecting to be in the minority and was really surprised when I hit the “vote” button to find 45% agreed with me. The phone would be about 3″ x 6″, but would still fit in my shirt pocket. I don’t think the increased size would be a problem for one hand, provided the bezel is small like most of the current crop of phones. The large screen would give my old tired eyes a rest with the larger text on the screen and still have the same amount of information, or wider web pages in the browser. I would hope to keep all the smooth running, lag free goodness of the Moto X. Maybe get some L too.

  • Dave

    I currently have a nexus 5, and it’s just a hair too large for me. So no, bigger isn’t always better.

  • SecurityNick

    The Moto X really is the perfect size phone. Large screen, but small enough to be 1-handed if need be.

  • Tyler

    No, I have zero desire to use a phone this big. How about 4.9″?

  • Roger W Turner

    Assuming the Nexus program continues, my next ‘phone is the next Nexus. Google’s Nexus line hasn’t let me down yet and I demand clean & current Android.

  • TonyK

    I would give it serious consideration. 5.9″ screen? Seems a bit much. The huge battery they can (maybe) fit in the case lasts all day? Big thumbs up. If Lenovo keeps Moto build quality? Big thumbs up #2. So, it’s possible.

  • starnovsky

    I’ll buy whatever next Nexus phone is. Because, what else?

  • morpheus282

    I voted “no” because I”m on Verizon and I got my @$$ burned on the last Nexus that ran on their network. Until I lose my unlimited data it’s doubtful I’ll touch another Nexus.

  • RoadsterHD1

    OPPO N1 has toooo big a chin.

  • RoadsterHD1

    screen sizes.

  • RoadsterHD1

    check it out.

  • This best come to Verizon or iam done with the carrier. Ill go to AT&T Prepaid. Im getting sick of Verizon not getting Nexus devices. Galaxy Nexus was the last one.

    • cns2007

      It’s not that Verizon isn’t getting them, Verizon doesn’t want them. But who knows, crazier things have happened. But don’t expect any differently this go round. Unless Moto’s close ties to VZW somehow get them to reconsider. I doubt it though.

  • Ahku Droid

    Not at that size…I don’t care if it has no bezel. That is just dumb…

  • RoadsterHD1

    let’s get more phones and compare sizes. If Moto can make edge to edge and virtually no chin and header, it might work.

  • Michael Quinlan

    After all the research Motorola did to come up with the ideal phone size of the Moto X, I’ll be shocked and severely disappointed if the produce a device with a 5.9″ screen.

  • Raven

    I might buy it (or ask my company to) to use it as a pure development device that never leaves my desk, but I would never use it as my personal daily driver phone so I voted no.

  • Bobby Cornwell
  • Hothfox

    If it’s not an AMOLED screen, I’d be more game.

    • Justin Merithew

      With Motorola it could really go either way. The X is AMOLED, but I think the E and G have IPS. Since a Nexus most likely wouldn’t do the tricks with the AMOLED like the X did, it’s possible they’d go with a really nice IPS.

      • Hothfox

        Hope so. Powering that big screen is going to chew up the battery, and we all know Nexus devices make sacrifices with battery, etc. to cut costs.

  • Reginald Spence II

    3,291 people must be well endowed…

  • ineptone

    I think a device with a 5.9″ screen could quite realistically be built into a package only slightly, if not negligibly, larger than the LG G3, which is a very pocketable device. If that could be done and be combined with a simple, understated look, like the Nexus 5, with the wonder of stock Android, I would jump on it in a heart beat. I love my Nexus 5, but always wish the front was filled with a little more screen.

  • BillySuede

    i would buy it in a second…depending on the specs.

  • Retsu Unohana

    I voted yes because people tend to over blow the “big phone” situation. A friend of mine that works for ATT says she cant put a Note 3 in her pocket. Runs out and gets a S5 and works perfect with room to spare. (ignoring the minimal size increase on the N3). Maybe people should buy clothing that fits them, instead of thinking they are the same size from High school.

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      I have a Nexus 5 and I think that’s pushing it so a 5.9″ phone is a no go for me.

      • Retsu Unohana

        They could shave off the borders on top and bottom and have screen to screen. For example, my Note 3 if Samsung adopted the virtual keys they could instantly nuke the bottom hardware key section and make a 6 inch phone smaller. Taking a wild guess, since Google has adopted the virtual keys they may be able to make the phone taller and thinner since they don’t use dedicated buttons. Im excited for it. After my N3 its harder for me to go back to a regular phone size. I like being able to watch everything and it being vivid, bright and in general a mini screen for games and reading. At least that’s my take.

  • NYCHitman1

    I voted no because I have no desire to own a phone that size. If I wanted to use a tablet, I’ll use my Flo or Manta. I don’t need a tablet to have calling capabilities. These display sizes are getting a bit out of hand.

  • morteum

    More like I’d consider it. No guarantee.

  • Matthew Mascarenas

    I am using my galaxy s5 now and the size is good not great…..But 5.9 inches is too big…5.5 would be my choice (I have Verizon so It does not matter anyhow)

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  • Devi8

    Moto Radio and Ant – here I come!

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  • Edward

    I think its a question of, would I buy a Motorola made nexus? Definitely. Now whether I would buy a phone with anything above “5.5 or higher? No .

  • needa

    when i get on their support forums and see posts from their ‘moto xprts’ saying that nobody from motorola looks at the forums, it is run solely by the moderators. this speaks volumes to me. my moto x has so many bugs in it that the thing is hardly usable. i have to reboot my phone everytime i want to use my camera. <–two weeks after a reset btw. tech bloggers are finally putting their moto x down due to the bugs and hardware issues also. they are giving out torn up devices to fix warranty returns, even though their policy specifically states otherwie… motomaker or not. their customer service absolutely blows, and i cannot unlock my bootloader to take my off contract device to another carrier without voiding my warranty, and the $85 extended warranty i paid for.

    so no, i will not be buying a 5.9" moto device.

    • Edward

      Maybe its an issue with a few devices? I couldn’t be happier with my Moto X .. Well except for the camera experience.

      • needa

        different devices have different issues. my camera issues start when i turn off the double twist function. i sometimes have to turn it off when playing disc golf in certain shorts. each time i do it.. it gets worse. the only fix is a reset. then the process starts all over again. my brother, his wife, and one of his kids all have the x on verizon. and each one of those has its own set of bugs it seems. although none are like, or as bad as, mine.

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  • Prime7

    I like my Surface Pro 3 for its size; therefore, I would love to have a phone that’s equally large.

    …thinks Motorola, apparently.

  • Trysta

    No, but I’m not opposed to Google/Motorola releasing such a phone as long as in 2016 (when I’m ready to upgrade) Google has a great flagship Nexus (or silver or whatever) device that isn’t any bigger than my current Nexus 5 because the Nexus 5 is already a little too big. Android is SUPPOSED to be about choice and options. It would be really really sad if the iphone offered more options for high end supported smartphones than android…(they will probably soon have a 4.7 and a 5.5″ phone plus a still decent 4″ phone).

  • Linc

    Almost everyone I see uses two hands to type on they’re phone.. scrolling can be done no matter how big the screen is, and finally, what’s so hard about using two hands to interact with your device? Have we really gotten that lazy?

    • Nikuliai

      I use one hand to absolutely everything I type (swype), so it IS a pretty big deal to me if I have to change the way I interact with the phone to get a bigger screen (since I don’t give an actual shlt about screen size on phones, I have a 13.3” Ultrabook always on my back and a 42” Desktop in my house), I want portability in my pocket, not something I would have to GET USED TO, that’s the big thing here, I don’t want a phone that requires me to change the way I interact for virtually no benefits…

      PS: I usually use one hand on the phone while doing another thing on my desktop, same issue here, I don’t want to have the NEED to stop doing what I’m doing (even when buying stuff) just because I want to send a freaking mail short reply, it completely defeats the purpose of having a smartphone

  • CHRIS42060

    I am a pretty big guy so I definitely do not mind large phones. I could definitely see how this could be too big for a lot of people.

  • mikeym0p

    Such a buzzkill, I’ve been hyped about a moto nexus for a few years now and it’s rumored to be a big slab of do not want. I hope they make a smaller version that isn’t nerfed.

  • Arty McBert

    I’ll get a Moto X+1, thank you very much. Motorola’s phones get updated pretty quickly anyways. Not to mention expandable storage with up to 128GB via SD and all of Moro’s unique features which are actually useful and used on a daily basis unlike Samsung’s TouchWiz bloatware.

    HTC should have gotten the chance to do the Nexus phone. They need the money, although Motorola is a better choice than both Samsung and LG. Shame how I used to pray for a Moto Nexus and now that we’ll get one, I’m not very interested anymore.

  • iiBinxx

    These screen sizes are getting out of hand

    • CivilDroid

      I see what you did there!

  • br_hermon

    I can’t really say anything more than what hasn’t already been said, but I’m chiming in to voice my disgust. If Moto makes a Nexus phone with a 5.9 inch screen… I won’t buy it. Nexus or not. I’ve had 3 nexus devices and the OG Droid (may as well been a Nexus device). I’m a long time fan and proponent for Nexus but this screen size is just too ridiculous. Large screens like this are excessive and just plain stupid. And manufacturers are morons for continuing to shove large phones down our throats. Indeed there are smaller mid-specked phones. But I’m not going to sacrifice internals. I want top of the line specs with a comfortably sized screen. Period.

    • Justin Merithew

      OEMs are making large phones because there’s a market for them. Some people (like myself) would prefer to have a large phone as an all in one device instead of needing a small phone and a tablet. The Nexus line has always been about being a reference device. Given the increased popularity of phablets it makes sense for Google to have a phablet reference device. This will make it easier for them to make features that work better on larger phones. If you don’t like the next Nexus, get an X+1 or hold out for Silver.

  • Brian Walker

    I’m ready to dive right in with huge phones. Maybe I’ll hate, maybe not. I’ll never know if I don’t try.

  • Chandler
  • Michael Tate

    Yes, I’d buy it, but it would have to work on BIG RED and would need to have ‘Maxx’ like battery life.

  • schoat333

    Yes, I would buy it for sure.

  • cwillen

    I’d give it a very hesitant yes. And it’s only because it’s Nexus. If it were any other phone, I’d say no.

  • Yes, I hope it comes around Note 4 time or taht’s what I will own. I’d rather go Moto so come through for me!!!

  • droidrazredge

    You should add another poll that says how many of you guys’ grandfathered on Verizon would switch carriers to purchase a MotoNexus ?

    I fall in this category sadly :/. It has all the qualities in a Nexus phone but sadly the limiting factor is not money for me but a carrier. Hopefully when VoLTE comes out I’ll finally be able to get a Nexus on Verizon.

    • Justin Merithew

      Network Optimization is one less reason to stick with Verizon. It won’t be unthrottled unlimited data anymore.

  • mcdonsco

    5.2-4″ MAX … A phablet nexus phone is a bad idea, unless its accompanied by a more standard sized phone giving folks an option.

  • antwonw

    I said no, but if I did get one, would it be a breach of contract with Verizon? But then again I could just stick it up Verizon’s blowhole on porpoise. Then I could them how it feels with what they do to everyone else, especially with all their blubberware they put on their phones. My only concern would be pulling the phone back out and seeing if its splash proof while cleaning it. I might have to stick the phone is a pod beforehand. Hopefully one that keeps the NSA from spyhopping my phone.


    • cns2007

      Like all your aquatic references.

      • antwonw

        Thanks man. 🙂

  • Corey Foltman

    i dont wear my wife’s pants, so this phone should fit in my pocket.

  • Silky Johnson

    they can probably accomplish the 5.9 screen with the same phone size as the note 2, Which to me was still pocketable and right at the very maximum of what i can use comfortably. I’d definitely get it

  • Me

    Hoping for a Moto Nexus Mini at 4.7-5.2 but it prob won’t happen.

  • Such

    I’d get this in a heartbeat if Verizon got another Nexus device! Already rocking a N3 & just picked up a G3 so I’m not really worried about the 5.9′ screen.

  • Michael

    I like a bigger screen. If my carrier offered a decently priced unlimited everything I would be carrying a Samsung Mega at 6.3 inches. Do I think that’s too big for a phone? No. Would I hold it up to my head to use?. No. But with a Bluetooth headset it’s great because I could actually read the screen. My situation is probably different than the younger crowd because I’m disabled due to and accident which also affects my motor coordination so screen big enough to see and room enough for larger keys to type on are s what I need. I already use my 7″ Nexus tablet this way on WiFi and love it. If it was aCDMA phone if never even look elsewhere. CDMA because the GSM carriers (AT&T and T-Mobile) forgot to put enough towers in the mostly rural state of Iowa to be usable if you aren’t in a major city which are rare in the Midwest to begin with. OK done!

    • Justin Merithew

      The Nexus 5 worked on GSM and CDMA, so it’s likely that the 6 would do the same. I’m really hoping this phone gets released.

      • jimt

        I don’t think it would be a good idea for a Nexus 6 to have GSM and Verizon CDMA on the same phone. That would cause the same problem as the Gnex on ALL Nexus 6 phones. This would suck!!!!!

        • Justin Merithew

          He didn’t say he was on VZW, so I thought he may be with Sprint or a MVNO that uses Sprint’s towers. The Nexus 5 worked with them, and probably could’ve worked on Verizon if they allowed it.

  • DanWazz

    I think 5.9 is a little too big. 5.5 could have been OK with some super slim bezels. I’m pretty much satisfied with the N5 form factor.

  • calculatorwatch

    I’ve got an 8.3″ GPad. I feel that a 5.9″ phone would make it redundant.

  • AndrewScottRox

    It’s just a ploy to sell android tripods.

  • Way too big

  • mystikalrush

    I don’t agree with this size. What LG did to the G3 is probably going to change everything. We need more innovative engineers and designers. I believe 5.5″ is the sweet spot, but they need to cut down on the bezel and logo placement on the front for this to happen. 5.5″ is very pocketable once these industries realize what LG just did. Keep this standard and improve upon it, but don’t increase the screen size anymore!


    Man, listen to all you haters! Not all of us have girlie hands and enjoy trying to punch out messages and manipulate menus on an average size screen. At 6’3 with hands able to palm a basketball, I can appreciate these larger real estate handsets… I love my Note 3 which I can use one handed and certainly wouldn’t mind an additional couple tenths on the screen size to avoid having to pinch to zoom in and out…I use my phone regularly for gps as well and appreciate having a larger rather than smaller display for maps. The people who buy and love these phones aren’t hating on the people who want smaller ones cause there’s plenty out there to choose from, so lighten up FFS.

    • Orion

      Thank you!!!

    • googlyeyedfrog

      well, less than 1% of the population is your height or above, so that is catering to a VERY small demographic

      • LOWFLYER777

        And so what??? Just cause we’re the minority that means you get to bitch about phones made with us and people who like big displays in mind? Don’t like it, don’t buy it; and stop hatin’.

        • googlyeyedfrog

          I’m not hating, but the nexus program is supposed to represent the best current hardware and software that android has to offer. That should be available to the majority of android lovers, not a select genetically gifted few.

          • LOWFLYER777

            Fair enough bro

    • Hothfox


      I love the Moto X because it is pretty flagshippy, and also a nice size for one-handed use. I was appalled by the HTC Rhyme, with its crappy specs, that was marketed specifically to women because it was purple and had a flashy light doodad with it.

  • Deez

    DL must have a bunch of girly hand having, Yosemite Sam nut hugging jean wearing, mf-ers for real.

    Nowhere else do you hear people cry that every phone screen is too big lulz

    Too funny. You guys didn’t even see the Nexus yet and have a poll on it based off of assumed specs.

    • Hothfox

      Well, yes, I am a girly-hand-having woman.

      I think 5 inches is just right for a phone. If I wanted a Nexus phablet, I’d get the Note 3, root it, and put Cyanogenmod on it.

      • Orion

        If you want a Nexus phablet….you get a Nexus phablet.

        • Hothfox

          What if I want a Nexus phone instead? They only release one Nexus every year.

          • Orion

            Phablet is a phone last time a checked lol. Maybe there will be two phones. A new Nexus 5 and this Motorola phablet. Or this phone may be part of the Silver line. If not, then there’s always the moto x+1 if you want to go that route.

      • Deez

        It’s not just with assumed phone though. It’s every single phone. To be perfectly honest I could care less about one handed use. It does not bother me in the least to hold my phone in my left hand and navigate the screen with my right one. What’s so annoying about that? Nothing.

        Even with small phones and one hand use you end up accidentally touching sh!t all the time. The complaint of it’s bigger is silly to me.

        • Hothfox

          I like to be able to dial and type out Hangouts messages one handed, especially while walking and holding something in my other hand. My girly-not-real-pockets also need to be able to hold my phone, and 5.9″ is seriously pushing it.

  • scotch1337

    It can be too big, but if the bezel is small enough it could work.

  • carl rainey

    No because its a Nexus which equals a bad camera that will take 3-4 updates to fix, a screen that was good a few years ago, and then Motorola will do their magic trick of taking an old chip set and magically making it awesome.

  • Allen Kronenwetter

    I only wear sweatpants so I’m looking for a device that fits in between my elastic band and skin. This usually works out nicely but when working out, the extra moisture generated down there usually causes it to slip out regardless of how large the display is.

    • 213ninja

      you should buy skinny sweatpants then, to keep it in place.

    • googlyeyedfrog

      too much information bro, too much

  • GJV

    5.9″? I think this is the tipping point for how big is too big. The smallest tablets are 7 inches as it is.

    • Brandon

      Obviously you haven’t seen Samsung’s 7 inch phone lol My note 3 makes one handed usage awkward since I have small hands but I tend to use it in landscape a lot so it works out well. Also I like bigger phones because they negate the need for a tablet.

  • Brandon

    Yea, as long as the screen and camera don’t suck like they did on the X. To all you guys who are saying “I want a phone that fits in my pocket!!” stop wearing girl/hipster jeans and it will fit in your pocket! I have the Note 3, which at 5.7″ fits perfectly in my pocket with about an inch or so to spare, this holds true for my dress pants, work pants and jeans!

    • Nikuliai

      I’ve put a 7” Tablet on my pocket (yeah, I’m lazy… sue me) and it CAN be done, but that doesn’t mean it’s comfortable or that I would like to do that on a daily basis, cuz I don’t. I love what Moto has been doing since last year but I wouldn’t come near this phone.

      besides, most of my friends would bully me a year if I go to a party with that phablet, it’s plain ridiculous for most of us.

      I really hope that if they do get this phablet, they also make a 5” device, something like Nexus 5”, Nexus 5.9” and Nexus 10”

      • Brandon

        Oh I know it can be done, I used to do it with my Nexus 7 all the time. Yes it is ridiculous and slightly uncomfortable, but we’re talking about something (slightly) smaller here.

        • Nikuliai

          not by much tho, that’s my point

          • Brandon

            1.1″ makes a big difference even though it doesn’t sound like it.

          • Nikuliai

            Yeah I know, that work both ways tho, if you add 1.1 to your actual device or remover it from a tablet you still got a whale un your pocket, you can rationalize it all you want, I still won’t care about a 6 inches device if it’s to be in my pocket all day

          • Brandon

            Yep it’s all about what you’re comfortable with.

  • Raj Bhatt

    Kellen, just out of curiosity, does it even fit in a regular pocket? If it does then I guess I would be fine with it, but if it makes it hard to walk or sit down then there’s no way I’d buy one.

  • Sean Bello

    I’m pretty shocked that 45% would buy it. although it is smaller than the G Flex, but the G Flex is a phone that most people laugh at when they see how big it is.

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  • Tony G.

    im from Texas. we carry big things around. sold.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    If they can get it in the same chassis as the G3 then I would. Doesn’t seem likely though.

  • nexus fan

    At 5.7″ I thought the note 3 was over doing it,I love the nexus phone but
    at 5.9 its beyond pocketable, 5.5″ should be the maximum and If google
    can’t get it right it may be time to consider apple

  • Matt G

    Would I buy a Motorola Nexus? Yes. Would I buy a 5.9 inch phone? No.

  • Travis Sorenson

    It will fit in my pockets but I’m 6’7″ and 300lbs. Love big phones, just wish it would have an sd slot. But it prob won’t.

  • I’m torn. On one hand, I’ve always wanted to go back to Moto since the Droid 3. A Nexus/Moto phone is my unicorn. On the other hand, I often feel like my GS4 is a little big. Not sure I could get used to carrying around a 6″ brick. Especially in the summer months when I want to stay lighter and sometimes leave the case off my phone.

  • Michael Rahmani

    I’ll decide when it exists.

  • Hmm

    Will moto update the resolution?

  • stockandroidguy

    I would because I think moto can pull off putting a 5.9 inch screen on a 5.2 inch body

    • Physically impossible. LG G2 has a 5.2″ screen in a 5.45″ body.

      • stockandroidguy

        The LG G3 has a 5.5 inch screen on a 5.1 inch phone supposedly. Using a Nexus 5 and seeing how much space is left I think it could happen.

        • “Supposedly” compared to “OTHER” smartphones. Dimensions don’t lie.

          G2 5.2″ display 5.45″ height
          G3 5.5″ display 5.75″ height

          Moto Nexus at 5.9″ using LG’s minimal bezels would put it at the minimum
          5.9″ display 6.15″ height

          • stockandroidguy

            Just saw a comparison between the m8 and the G3 and the M8 was bigger so if Moto finds a way to incorporate a 5.9 inch display that matches the phone size of the M8 that would work for me.

          • It’s going to be taller than a OnePlus One and probably as wide as the Note 3.

  • charesa39

    My interest has been piqued. I’ve always been a fan of the Galaxy Note size (I have big hands 😉 ), but have always foregone them due to my hatred of TouchWiz. Now give me a device about the same size with pure vanilla Google AOSP? I’LL TAKE IT!

  • Tim

    As long as it comes with a belt clip I’m good cuz phones go on belt clips/keys+money go in pockets and never the two shall switch.

    • Detonation

      A phone of this size doesn’t come with a belt clip, it comes with a fanny pack

  • amir

    already had one its awesome feeling..

  • Emory Word

    I just got a Oneplus One. That is the biggest I want a phone to be. No bigger.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Mine is one the way….. I think. Does it feel unwieldy from a size standpoint.

      • Emory Word

        I had a galaxy s4 and I do not feel to much of a difference. The jump from a nexus 5, HTC one or galaxy is small. I even use the flip cover with it which adds bulk. Without a case, it is sleek.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          hmm… I have a nexus 5 now…and I didn’t mind the size of the M8….Where’d you get your case from? I haven’t seen any of the big case makers making cases for it. Ebay?

        • Emory Word

          I got both a flip cover and the normal case for it, both are comfortable. Also, sandstone black feels as amazing as all the reviewers say

          • Emory Word

            The case was from OnePlus. They have an accessories page

          • Emory Word

            The flip one has a magnet that turns off the screen like an iPad smart cover.

    • middlehead

      I got an invite over the weekend that I may not even use, because I think 5.5 is going to be too big. I definitely wouldn’t want a 6.

      • Emory Word

        If anybody you know has a galaxy note 2, ask to borrow it for a day. It has a 5.5 inch screen. If the phone size is not comfortable, try something else. Maybe project Ara will have the screen for you( If it comes out)

      • Cheese Sandwich

        If you don’t want your invite, I’ll take it. I’ve been waiting to get one.

        • middlehead

          I had to claim the invite by Sunday morning or it went away, now I’ve got til sometime tomorrow to buy it. I don’t know of any way to transfer it now short of giving away my account, which doesn’t seem an ideal solution.

          • Cheese Sandwich

            I was hoping you hadn’t claimed it yet. Thanks anyway.

  • shooter50

    If this was a true flagship phone, yes definitely. If they are going to cut corners with crappy cameras and screen, like recent Motorola and Nexus phones, then no way. I’d rather pay a little more for a class leading device and having used the G Pro 2 for ahwhle, I find 6″ size perfect.

  • jetscreamer01

    I don’t know if 5.9 inch is the perfect size, but Shamu is the perfect code name for a phone as big as a whale.

  • Craig

    Really depends on the ergonomics of it. That said, the 5.5″ G3 is just about the right size for my hands so I’m not sure 5.9″ would be feasible.

  • DJyoSNOW

    Awkward, people are (really) shuning a nexus o_O Though I own a vzw note 3 so my disbelief is probably invalid. Said yes but probably won’t get a vzw model.

  • Kevin

    the G3 is about as big as i’d go.

  • paul_cus

    No way. And F SeaWorld.

  • The G2 was the perfect size, then I upgraded tot he G3 and I do love it, but it’s just a bit too big. I think 5-5.2″ is the perfect size for a phone.

    • Kevin

      i played with a g3 over the weekend… felt pretty good in my hand, but definitely pushing the upper limits of phone size i’d own.

  • beankebob

    It would have to be a zero bezel phone… And I mean ZERO.

  • TeeJay1100

    I vote yes because it’s going to happen no matter what!!! Just like the market shifted to 4.3″ phones when they released years ago, now the market has shifted to over 5.5″ phones and it’s a demand for them also. You can thank the Note series for that!!!

  • Joe

    I say no because Motorola will mostly have a crappy screen.

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  • Eric Sorensen

    If it’s on Verizon, I would ditch my Note 3 for one for sure, depending if the specs are better than my note 3 that is.

  • Tim

    I’m kinda a fan of the 4.3″ size for practical reasons. But IF I was going to by a Phablet, I would definitely dig on a Motorola Nexus unit.

  • prashant jadhav

    No no no……

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  • Notus

    The kicker is this thing needs to roll with Verizon.

  • Gr8Ray

    5.9″ Phone? No.
    5.9″ Tablet? Maybe.

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  • Jper1

    Needs to have g3 like bezels

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  • Bjørn

    What is the hardware specs cpu camera… ?

    • Justin Kos

      Very early rumors, they will pop up eventually.. be patient =D

  • LloydLJensen

    I know that you have all been waiting for Motorola to finally get their chance at a Nexus, but it’s pretty clear in the comments of our post this morning that you are torn based on the thought of holding a 5.9-inch phone on a daily basis. Some of you love oversized tablet-like phones, others despise them. http://moourl.com/wqd5o

  • Mitchell Steele

    If this comes to Verizon I would have a hard time turning it down. I’m sick of locked bootloaders.

  • Chris Stuart

    This isn’t even phablet territory, this is straight tablet.

    • Orion

      Umm no. 7+ is tablet territory.

  • trwb

    Selling my N5 because its too big. I rather use my moto g than a massive phone.

  • BrianBrick

    I see Motorola Nexus and I think I’m on board, then I see 5.9 and then I wonder at the size difference between it and my nexus 7 and I have to say no

  • Suicide_Note

    At 5.9″, this would be the first Nexus I had to say no to. That’s just too big to suit my needs for a phone. To each his own, of course, but the G3, as an example, is as big a device as I’d be comfortable using on a daily basis.

  • MichaelFranz

    I’m gonna say yes for a few reasons that out-weight my NO’s

    1) its going to have quality build and huge battery
    2) its a mythical thing called a moto nexus which we thought we would never see
    3) Moto radios are always top notch
    4) unlockable bootloader moto…

    The screen size is a bit concerning but it all depends on the build and how it looks. OEM’s at this point have to know that a 5.9 inch phone is huge so they will do their best to slim it down. But any way you put it 5.9 inches is still 5.9 inches. I dont have the biggeste of hands so like most i would have to do the hand shuffle shimmy to get to the top of the screen.

  • Walter Partlo

    I voted yes, because my Nexus 7 (2012) needs replaced.

    • ilovetechnology

      Random question of the day: are you from Pittsburgh?

      • Walter Partlo

        No, the twin cities.

        • Guest

          Well nevermind then…I was testing out a theory based on your use of “needs replaced”, which is a phrasing that is used in the ‘burgh all the time (dropping the “to be” after needs, so “needs done”, “needs discussed”, “needs replaced” is the usage I’m referring to).

  • jonny6pak

    Way too big. I really like the size of my Moto X. If I have to keep going lower spec to stay in this size range, so be it.

  • Tim Kazzee

    Should include an answer of not sure yet! I don’t think I would want a phone that big, however a Moto Nexus would be sweet.

  • AlexKCMO

    Voted yes, but truth be told, only if it was on VZW and could be moved to another carrier without losing functionality.

  • Gfame103

    If it gives me 1 week battery life and is on Verizon for under $400. Take my money!!! Even though I told myself the LG G2 is as big as I would ever go. I will take any dam Nexus on Verizon at this point.

  • Jesse Torres

    What the heck. Moto finally gets to make a nexus and its 5.9.” I hope motorola still reads DL. That way they know how stupid we think this is. Android is about usability that includes the hardware side. Find a medium that everyone can use effortlessly. Cant be that damn hard.

    • Charlie

      this!! most/many of us have been waiting since the OG Droid for a Moto Nexus. and, when Moto might finally put one out, they choose a size that only a small percentage of users actually want. huh???!!!??? i’m not going to debate the pros and cons of phablet-sized phones — that’s a matter of personal preference. BUT, the fact of the matter is that phablet users comprise a niche/small percentage of the smartphone market. of course, the flip side of that is that hackers/tinkerers/developers (i.e., the ones who would really appreciate a Nexus device) also comprise a small percentage of users.

      still, given the success of the N5 (not to mention the critical acclaim it received), the Nexus line is getting more and more traction with each release, and i just don’t understand why Moto would go in the direction of a niche market, already dominated by Sammy. the only thing i can think of is that Google already decided to go with LG/HTC for the “regular” Nexus, and the only way Moto could get in on the Nexus line was to go with this kind of form factor. still………..smh.

      • JohnnySD

        If only a small percentage wanted bigger, they would build smaller. Reality is that bigger is more attractive for the majority of customers and that’s why they keep getting bigger. Maybe here with the size and one handed obsession it is a smaller percentage but that is not reflective of the core customer base.

    • Orion

      Yeah they read DL so they can determine what to do with their products from a bunch of fanboys behind a keyboard. Don’t like the size…get a moto x+1……can’t be that damn hard.

  • Christopher Moore

    If on Verizon hell yes. I’ve been rocking a 5.7″ Note 3 so I know my pockets are big enough.

  • Garrett Sechelski

    Had the Note 2 before going to the Moto X, and now I’m thinking my sweet spot is somewhere in between the two. 5.9″ is just ridiculously big. Even if the bezels are nonexistent, it’s still going to be a massive phone. I’m coming up on an upgrade right now and I’m thinking the M8 & G3, they seem to be the right size for me.

    • Justin Kos

      I like the size of the galaxy s5, I think thats it right there

      • Garrett Sechelski

        Agreed, that size range is pretty much perfect for me.

  • David Foggia

    Wtf? No I dont want a phone that’s the size of an erect penis

  • SeanPlunk

    If they can make it the same size as the G2 Pro (5.9″ screen, very similar to the Note 3 footprint) I would definitely consider it. Since we know nothing about the processor, screen, camera or anything else really it’s hard to say whether I would actually buy it or not though.

  • Alan Burnstine

    5″ with little or no bezel is the largest I am comfortable with in a phone, and even that is big. And I have large hands. I couldn’t imagine most people being happy with that big a screen on their phone.

  • Mike Calcagno

    too big for a phone

  • Colts5609

    No way. I really hope this rumor is not true. I own a OnePlus One and I will go no larger in overall size. If they can some how fit a 5.9 inch screen in the same size body as the OnePlus, then absolutely. But I cannot go anylarger and actually use it with one hand. Hard enough with the OPO.

    • Orion

      Oh it’s true. It’s ok though….just get the moto x+1 and you’ll be happy. Save the 5.9 for us real men.

      • Colts5609

        So glad you are here to confirm this rumor. Real men = large phone. Got it.

        • Orion

          Glad to help.

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  • Justin Kos

    No, because I don’t want to change my entire wardrobe in order to accommodate a massive sized cell phone. I think the Note3 is about the biggest I can go and still being pocket-able.

  • Van TroI

    Well, just because it is a Nexus, if the spec worth it and I have 2 years older one (N4). YES

  • turdbogls

    5.9″ is a stretch. maybe, just maybe, if they trim all the bezels to next to nothing I would be able to handle it. but if it is note 3/1+1 size, I’ll pass.

  • Rodeojones000

    Not even if it was free.

    • jimt

      I’ll take 5 if it’s free, thanks!

  • markgbe

    I’m have no experience with phablets but i’d give it a go.

    • Justin Kos

      There great, everything is better really.. IMO. Battery life is amazing. The downside is they are massive lol

      I owned a note 3, but went back to the nexus 5

  • Patrick Smithopolis

    I might as well be carrying around a tablet if I wanted a phone that big.

  • CivilDroid

    I wouldn’t buy it based off the size alone, not to mention the long shot that it would be usable on Verizon’s network anyway.

  • Orion

    Hell yeah I would buy it. I know this pole was made to try to prove a point but you guys can complain till your blue in the face. Big phones are here to stay! Whose to say there won’t be two Nexus devices?

  • BoFiS

    Because that’s WAY TOO BIG, and also I doubt it’d work on Verizon anyway

  • AxemRed

    Ehhh. I’d be happy to see Moto do a Nexus, but 5.9″ is too big. I like my Moto X. Optimally, I’d like a phone just under 5″, and I’d accept up to about 5.2″. But 5.9″ is even beating out the Galaxy Note series.

    • Agreed. When high-end phones get back into this range, I’ll be holding on to my G2 for awhile. Hell, I’ll probably wait for the mid-range to catch up to the S800/Adreno 330

      Best footprint use in the 5″-5.2″ category

      • Here’s a comparison of a Nexus 5 to a 5.9″ LG G Pro 2
        Hope y’all okay with this.


        • Aaron C

          Hmmmm. I have the N5 right now. I thought I was all on board for a 5.9″ Nexus until I saw this. Might just be a tad too big. But who knows. I think the N5 is just a tad too small.

  • anon

    snap buy

  • jimt

    Hopefully it has a giant battery, great camera (only this is moto so this could be very wishful thinking), and a sd slot and start with 32 gig min. Front facing speakers with boom sound clone.

    • MichaelFranz

      doubtful with the sd card slot……here’s to hoping for the camera

      • Mech_Engr_09

        Given the track record for moto cameras and nexus cameras, I highly doubt this one is going to be above average.

  • monkeyboyep

    The name Shamu makes me skeptical. It’s almost too perfect.

  • I voted yes but IT MUST and I mean MUST have an SD slot which I doubt it will. I still like to store things locally.

    • bagheadinc

      Considering it would be a Nexus, it’s highly doubtful that it would have an SD slot.

      • Definitely doubtful. Google hates the micro SD heh.

        • OhHai

          Is it because they want everyone to use Drive and pay for All Access music, etc?

          They should probably wait to force the SD card issue until after we can use the cloud without overages.

          • turdbogls

            they do it because it is confusing to the every day consumer. can’t tell you how many galaxy users ask me where their pictures are stored…..Um, I have no idea. maybe the internal storage, maybe the SD card…..where do the downloads go? good question.

            its all about simplification. everything is contained in one spot…..I personally like this. but its been a LONG time since I have used a phone with an SD card.

          • Justin Kos

            That’s what they said, I do not think I believe that 100% however. It does make sense for them to subliminally push their cloud services on users. I never got confused where my stuff was with an SD card. I do think that 16gb needs to be retired for good.

          • turdbogls

            I agree about the 16GB thing.

            but I can see where they are coming from…us forum goers are in the minority. we know where stuff goes, and we can figure it out.
            but the typical smartphone user are usually pretty…..not technologically inclined (saying it nicely)

            heck, my mother in law lived with here HORRIBLY laggy Razr Maxx (seriously, it took like 10 seconds just to get into the settings) because she didn’t know how to backup her pictures so she could factory reset the thing…i literally had to walk her though it over the phone.

        • Justin Kos

          and they love 16gb storage smh

          • Yes they do. If they’re not going to include an SD slot I need atleast 128gb of storage

        • Yes but they should atleast give a reasonable amount of onboard storage, I’d say offer 64gb and 128gb. That 16 and 32gb crap has to stop

    • Big EZ

      At that size they will include a sd slot, a microSD slot, USB port, and a floppy disk drive.

  • hyperbeatser

    When is this newer = bigger screen thing going to end!!!!!

    • Orion


    • OhHai

      From an article in 2013, some R&D for future phones = “Samsung 110S9 110-inch UHD TV aims at ultra high-end TV market”.

      Replace “TV” with “Phone” and you have yourself the Note 7.

    • Charles Walker

      When stupid consumers are unable to fit their phones through a doorway.

    • Booyah

      Yeah! Let’s make them small as hell again!

    • 213ninja

      when the majority of consumers stop buying them. they make them because we buy them, it’s that simple.

  • Carlton Crasher

    let me put it this way the note 3 i enjoy, but one handed operation sucks. 5.1-5.5 for a nexus

    • Justin Kos

      It was do-able for me with gesture typing but the hand acrobatics needed to pull it off was pretty funny

    • Big EZ

      The G3 is the perfect size. I had to reach a little with my Note 2, but I could use it one handed. With the G3 it’s small enough for me to use one handed, and barely smaller screen than the Note 2.

  • chris125

    Only if there were no bezels and it was no larger than the note in terms of size. The g3 is about the limit, but for a nexus I could deal a little larger

    • ki11ak3nn

      Yeah when I had the Note 3 I thought it was the perfect size for a “phablet”. Fit my hands quite well. If Moto can make the Nexus feel like the 5.7 in Note 3 I’ll probably be down. I voted No though because I feel for most people 5-5.5 inches is the perfect size.

      • Chris Stuart

        I have the G3, and it is a little big, now if they made a 5″ G3, that would be perfect. At 5’5″ its hard to reach the top of the phone to check notification etc. The bezel on this thing is amazing though and the only thing that keeps it from being a monster phone.

        • ki11ak3nn

          Nice. I checked out the G3 the other day. Wasn’t really impressed. I have the G2 right now. Speaker wasn’t that loud. Screen looks amazing. And pictured were super fast. Didn’t like the new UI. Not a fan of my G2’s UI. I’m probably gonna get an M8 when I upgrade.

          • Mech_Engr_09

            I have my m8 on sale on swappa right now. Comes with incipio dual pro case, 32 gb micro sd card, box and glass screen protector. Also s-off, rooted, and unlocked bootloader. Am willing to work with the price a little, but not much. http://swappa.com/listing/GMU501/view

          • ki11ak3nn

            Thanks for the offer. I can’t afford to drop $500 right now. I’m on the JUMP program with T-Mobile. I’m just gonna JUMP from my G2 to an M8. It would be nice to not have an EIP anymore though.

    • Dave

      Ultra thin bezels, not always, but often means poor drop test results.

      • chris125

        Eh that doesn’t bother me as I’m really careful with phones. At that size the phone being as small as possible would win out

  • Mike

    If it came with high end specs and small bezels, I would buy it. If the OnePlus One can put out a phone with such good specs for $299 and $349 then so can Google.

  • DC_Guy

    I just ordered the Sony Z Ultra GPe from Expansys. I’d LOVE a 5.9 inch Moto Nexus! I’m hoping that Google adds something like multi-window capability to stock Android.

  • Godzilla

    God……..it sounds so good……..i just dunno if i can fit it…….

  • borche

    Only if priced right aka 1+1 esque

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  • Bionic

    If its for Verizon I would definitely buy. We have missed all but 1 Nexus.

    • bagheadinc

      And even that one was a “Nexus”.

    • jbdan

      And that wasn’t really a Nexus 😛 (yes I was suckered into one)

  • Mordecaidrake

    I’m all set with putting a tablet to my hear every time I need to make a call haha.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio
    • jeff manning

      I vote no BC I would like to workout with my phone in my pocket again. These gigantic phones are forcing me to buy an mp3 player.

      • Dave

        I still use an iPod nano, for size and that the sound is light years ahead of any top tier android device I own. Otherwise screw Apple.

        • jeff manning

          I really wanted the ipod touch BC you use google music, but saw it as a waste of money to just buy it for the gym. So, I went with the shuffle.

          • Kevin

            You wanted to buy an ipod touch because Jeff uses Google Music?

          • Dave

            I got a 5th generation nano for $40 mint off Craigslist. I participate in car audio competition, and always get better sQ on the nano. In fact if I stream a YouTube or Vevo track from my Android, I get better results than Google Play tracks. A bit frustrating, but I have learned to deal with it.

          • Jon Redeker

            Have you tried adjusting the quality of steam in the settings? I’ve seen reports this can help a lot.

          • Justin Kos

            Settings -> Mobile networks quality stream. Mines normal, I run a pioneer head unit in my car with two 12 inch subs. Maybe your a in a poor signal area and it downgrades the stream on your phone and then caches it. The next time you play it your listening to a poor quality download for awhile ago.

          • Dave

            It’s a little better that way, but the bigger issue is input volume from the mobile source. I have to turn the volume about 2-4 notches higher with the Android to achieve the same as I would with the iPod. Higher volume setting increases head unit gain, increasing distortion and power strain on the electrical system. Granted, this only comes into effect in a competition, I listen at a reasonable volume 95% of the time. But my system has a single Alpine type X run with 1200 watts RMS, and I can actually hit around 146-148db, but seldom do during typical driving.

          • Justin Kos

            That’s one hell of a system you got there man, nice! Mines super basic 800 or 1000 watt amp (some bootleg no brand one haha) my satellite speakers are not amped, wish they were though… still sounds pretty solid. Thats so weird it does that.. I cant think of why

          • Dave

            Incredibly enough, I got almost everything of Craigslist. People dump car audio fast when they’re broke or need crack money. Had the sub rebuilt by Alpine and you’d never know the whole system wasn’t brand new. Everything set me back around $600 including wiring.

          • Tillmorn

            If you’ve got a USB port on your headunit, ditch the nano completely. Download everything at 320kps, buy a 32-64GB USB drive (something small, like the ones Verbatim make), plug it in. There was always a night and day difference between that and any device ported through the aux cord in my old car. If you’re determined to stream though, Spotify. Put the stream quality up to 320kps. Sounds great and uses less data than Google Music’s app.

            Also, use Google Music as opposed to Amazon for purchasing digital albums. All albums through the playstore download at 320. Amazon? Somewhere in the 220-250 range. Noticeable quality drop, especially if you’ve built for SQ vs SPL.

          • Dave

            Thanks for the tips. I was built for SPL, hitting around 146 with a single 12″. Now I sealed the enclosure and enjoy quite intense music with tighter bass for everyday listening. Next head unit will have a USB for sure.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        It is becoming a but too much…. But you should consider one of those cases that straps to your arm for working out.

  • However we all know this most likely will not make it to Verizon

  • morgan boyle

    if the bezel is nearly nothing, then i would consider it.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Doesn’t matter how thin the Bezel is it’ll be a massive phone

    • OhHai

      Even with zero bezel that is still a really big phone. Then you have to add front facing camera and receiver…

      • morgan boyle

        i heard they are using new technology to allow the camera and speakers to sit behind the display but still function as good as currant moto cameras.

  • Henry C

    Current Nexus 5 size is the largest I am willing to go with a phone, I find the OnePlus One to large so I’m assuming this “Shamu” would be larger than that.

  • Kacho_ON

    Only if it has at least a 3500 mAh battery in it

    • Big EZ

      I would expect at least 4000 mah or more with a phone that size. That’s about the same size as what they put into their 5″ phone.

    • jimt

      Why not 7000?

      • Justin Kos

        dare I say… 9000!?!?

  • Colin Huber

    It really depends on bezel size. If they can keep the 5.9-inch screen, but make the device feel no bigger than a Note in-hand, I think people would buy it.

  • jbdan

    Maybe? Don’t count it out. I neither despise nor love larger phones. If it feels right in my hand and fits my pants pocket then I’m good.

  • M3D1T8R

    If it came to Verizon I’d have to seriously consider it, though I still prefer 5″ or a tiny bit less. Fortunately I doubt it will so I won’t have to think about it. Hoping the new Moto x is not over 5″.

  • Sqube

    Nope. I’ve got a OnePlus One and I’m 100% certain that I’m not willing to go to a phone that’s larger than this. I sincerely, sincerely hope that this is just a miscellaneous rumor.

  • bagheadinc

    I voted no because I want a phone that actually fits in my pocket.

    • Justin Kos

      The note 3 was pushing it but was still pocket-able. This is a no go for me.

      • MH

        I’d suspect this would be dimensionally similar to the note 3, but with a bigger screen. Look at the G3…it’s .2″ less screen with a much smaller body. There is a lot of room in the note 3’s size to use up, esp with OSK.

    • OhHai

      It will fit in a hoodie pocket!

      • Elton

        O Djal po ne trenerka tmija kurr hiq as note 3shi mire sum hin e le ma ky. Ec shko laje bothen ti

    • Allyn K C

      It needs to fit in my pocket (both when standing and sitting), as well as be at least somewhat usable one-handed. For me, that puts right around 5″ as the limit. It it has thin bezels that might stretch to 5.5″ at the most, but it would be pushing the very limits of what can work comfortably.

      • Devi8

        Upgrade to some bigger hands

        • Justin Kos

          I have big hands, I used to use a note 3 and it was a great fit IMO. I like the way my nexus 5 feels in pocket better though

    • mustbepbs

      I’m sure somebody around here is going to tell you that it fits in their pocket, and that you shouldn’t wear tight jeans and/or wear jeans that fit you.

      Because that’s what happens to me whenever I say something like this.

      • acras

        If you jump in your way back machine, when the Droid X came out, there were tons of people claiming it wouldnt fit in your pocket, now thats laughable. Granted this 5.” probably won’t fit in everyone’s pocket, but virtually every phone that has increased in size has met the same argument, and been proven to work out for the majority who buy them. I doubt this one will be any different.

        • niuguy

          Sure, but at some point unless you’re MC Hammer pockets get maxed out!

        • Dave

          My kids use my old droidX, and coming from my Note2, I can’t even type on it unless it’s in landscape now. Haha

    • tdurden64111

      If I can’t text with one hand and drive with the other, I seriously don’t want the thing. I can’t reach 1/4th of my screen with my M8, so it’s only making texting while driving even worse.

      • Booyah

        People like you should get your driver’s license suspended or should have to take intense classes where you meet the families of the victims that idiotic morons like you killed because you had to text, “K. C ya l8ter boo” when driving.

        • tdurden64111

          I routinely drove 200 miles route on the interstate and looked at my screen for ~85% of the time. Passed maybe… 10 cars. You just do you, I’mma do me.

          • MicroNix

            Tell that to the judge.

          • Bryan Mills

            Son of a bytch. I hope you die.

          • tdurden64111

            I’ve been wishing the same juju on you for months.

          • Bill

            I have seen women Holding actual Books on their steering wheel and driving in the fast lane down the highway

          • tdurden64111

            I contend eating while driving much worse than texting. Also, why is it illegal to drink alcohol in your car while driving if you start out 100% sober and remain below the limit? It’s only been illegal where I’m from for less than 15 years. But buying a roady after work for your drive home and staying well under the legal limit should not be illegal. 1000x safer than texting and driving.

        • Aaron C

          My guess was he was kidding. I seriously hope so anyway.

          • HelloMoto

            The Moto X can Voice to Text for you while driving and hands free as well

      • Michael

        Texting while driving is not only illegal is most states but a really stupid idea. If it’s that important pull over and take care of business. If YOU are that important then get a driver for that limo. If you are that old get off the road!!!

        • tdurden64111

          Legal in my state. So are open containers. Sorry ’bout’cha.

      • Suicide_Note

        Same here. My N5 is as large a phone as I can handle behind the wheel.

      • Deez

        I have a suspicion that this is Tyler Sudden, AKA The Narrator, AKA Bryon Mills, AKA you guys know all his aliases.

        This dude and his 400 accounts…

        • Deez

          *Tyler Durden

          Look @ the SN

        • grumpyfuzz

          Stuck on verizon forever 😛

        • d-rock

          it’s called trolling!

        • trumpet444

          He must also have a strange obsession with Brad Pitt.

        • Bryan Mills

          I have one account. Thanks.

          • tdurden64111

            Do people think I’m you?

          • Justin Kos

            as per sarge

      • mcdonsco

        You’re using android and not using the mic button when driving?

        As for the rest of the “you’re going to kill someone!” crowd, texting while driving isn’t in and of itself the entire problem, its the morons that will do it when its not safe that are the problem; these are the same morons that apply make up while driving, read books etc while driving.

        Waiting for a stop light is my usual MO, or just tap the mic button. My business is HIGHLY dependent on fast replies to phone calls emails and texts, combined with about 30k+/year driving; bad mix I know, but it CAN be done safely; as long as you’re not an idiot.

        The automatic assumption we make as a society that no one can do it safely is stupid. Look at cops, they have laptops they use while driving (and dont give me the “passenger cop uses the laptop” BS because I see the driver cop (with no passenger) using it while driving almost every day)…the idea that no one but a cop is capable of doing it safely is just asinine.

        Some people just shouldn’t have a license to drive at all, see em every day.

        • tdurden64111

          I’d say I use the voice to text 90% of the time. It’s things like typing in the browser or something unique that the text thing won’t get. And dude, I drive on the interstate with almost no traffic. There are rumble bars on the sides of the road. If I get into an accident it’s because I hit an animal or had a stroke.

        • MicroNix

          He said he texts while on the interstate passing cars. Why would you stick up for an idiot like that? Or is it that dumb minds think alike?

          • mcdonsco

            He hadn’t said that in the post I was replying to and I wasn’t sticking up for him at all…simply pointing out that texting while driving isn’t an all or nothing evil, that it can be done safely.

          • Ogion

            This is starting to sound like the gun debate 😛

          • mcdonsco

            What gun debate? My Glock is on my hip where it belongs 🙂

          • Devi8

            must look really cool with smart phone clip!

        • Tillmorn

          Thank you for posting something sensible. Especially the bit about cops. As someone who spends a lot of time on interstates and back highways, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve passed a cop that was tapping away on their touch screen phone or laptop. With the former case, I’m talking with the device literally inches away from their face, obstructing visibility beyond rational.

          To those of you in the “you should die a horrible death” camp when it comes to texting and driving, I’ll echo mcdonsco here: It is no less safe or harmful than playing with your radio, talking to someone on the phone, scarfing down a fast food meal, talking to passengers in the vehicle, singing to a song on the radio, searching through an iPod, etc. Hell, there’s one person in town that frequently DUSTS their dashboard while driving around.

          To those still saying that texting is worse than any of those things, I’ll make one more point. Studies have proven that talking to someone on the phone, regardless of whether through bluetooth or holding the device to your ear, while driving, is actually more dangerous than driving intoxicated. So how about we go ahead and not only make that illegal, but also charge a larger fee with more jail time than DUIs have. You’d be perfectly fine with that, right?

          • Deez

            Talking on a cellphone makes you 4X more likely to crash. Good point. However, texting on one makes you 23X more likely to crash.

            Your whole post reminds me of someone who is trying to minimize their wrong by pointing out the faults of others. Just because so and so eats fast food in their car and endangers others doesn’t mean it’s O.K. for you to drive recklessly.

          • Tillmorn

            Apologies if it sounded like I was “defending myself”. I rarely text while driving, and when I do, it’s at a stop light or stop sign. I don’t think it is something people should do while their vehicle is in motion, generally. However, I do disagree with people who demonize it over every other distraction that people give themselves while driving. Albeit I do realize that most of the push through legislation is due to this being a massive issue with new drivers and those in their late teens, early twenties: people who grew up with cellphones glued to their hands.

          • Justin Kos

            If I can talk on Ventrilo and keep the tank alive… I can talk on the phone while driving and not kill myself or someone else.. =P

      • Brian Walker

        If you aren’t a troll, I hope you get in to an accident and crash in to a ditch. That may sound harsh, but it would teach you a valuable lesson.

        Besides, it’s Android, use speech to text.

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      • Chris Stuart

        That’s sexy

      • tdurden64111


      • Gr8Ray

        Saw a guy wearing one of those in the hallway outside my office. My head almost exploded from trying to constrain the laughter.

      • OhHai

        Concealed means concealed!

    • jom

      Large jumps in screen size was never met with positive initial reaction. The 5″ Dell phone was laughed at when the largest screen was 3.7″ at the time. Somewhat similar for the Note 1. However, gradual increases seemed to be more okay.

      Maybe 6″ phones will be considered normal in the future. It seems 5″-6″ phones are kind of popular in Asia already.

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      • Justin Kos

        Its funny you brought that up, that was around the time of the original note and my buddy had the Dell Phone. Ugly and had huge bezels with a low screen res (compared to the size of the screen) and he absolutely swore by it.. I think I had a Droid X at the time and i thought 4.3 was insane

    • MH

      If the G3 and note 3 are pocketable, then this should be as well.

    • BCoils

      I voted yes because i plan to put the phone in my purse. you should consider this.