I think a few people were a bit worried when they found out the Galaxy Nexus (LTE) was thicker than the Galaxy Nexus (GSM/HSPA+) variant. .53mm doesn't sound like much, yet some people seemed to distort the amount of thickness .53mm really is.
To ease some anxieties and to help make things a bit more clear, I spent about 20 minutes writing up a pretty basic color-coded chart comparing physical attributes (Height, Width, Depth (thickness), and Weight) of the two Galaxy Nexus variants, and a few of the most popular 4G phones on Verizon.
We all already know the internal specs like RAM, processor, storage (god I hope people realize by now that the Verizon variant really is shipping with 32GB storage and not 16GB), so I didn't bother with that stuff. Charts come in all shapes, sizes, and formats. I hope you find this one useful.
Check out my Google Docs Spreadsheet for a fun comparison: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...lE0UjRVcDEzRUE
Some basic takeaways from this for me are:
Gotta go to work. Please be civil, lol.
- It's taller and wider than most other 4G phones, but most people don't seem to care if these measurements are not excessive (and they aren't, in my opinion, though I could see some arguing the height of the phone is a bit of an issue for one-handed use);
- It's thinner and lighter than most other 4G phones, and significantly so in most cases - 13% thinner than the Droid BIONIC, 32% thinner than the Thunderbolt (yikes), 30% thinner than the Rezound (wow), 21% thinner than the Droid Charge, and only 6% thicker than the Galaxy Nexus (GSM/HSPA+) variant. Times where the phone is thinner are significant amounts (20% or more), and where it's thicker are very insignificant (6%). I didn't include the RAZR because it's not really a fair comparison due to the weird camera hump (the RAZR is on the chart, however).
- The RAZR is the only phone to best the Galaxy Nexus (LTE) in more categories than any other phone (physically speaking), but it does so using a "thickness" gimmick (in my opinion) - the camera hump is misleading, and should be taken into account;
- The Galaxy Nexus seems to be superior in what are the most important categories: weight, and thickness (especially thickness).