For those wondering how big the 4.65-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is, given that a portion of the screen is occupied by the new soft buttons, here is a picture of the Galaxy Nexus beside the old Android standard for "big", HTC's Desire HD.
|Desire HD on the left. Galaxy Nexus in its Super AMOLED glory on the right. Super AMOLED is so bright, the camera could not compensate, but it renders colors much better than the picture.|
The soft button on the Galaxy Nexus minimize to give it even more real estate in certain apps.