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#91 +jamesyfx

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:21

I picked up my Nexus 5, it came with a free Nexus 7 tablet as well. Go me!

 

The phone is noticeably lighter than my older Galaxy Nexus (i.e. Nexus 3) but the display is much brighter and more vivd. In fact it's a lot more vivid than the Nexus 7 display. No gripes so far. :)

 

On a side note: This is my first 4G phone. I didn't realise just how quick 4G was. It downloaded it's initial 140MB update in a couple of seconds. I turned my head for a moment and when I turned back to check it it was installing it.  :laugh:




#92 Depicus

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:12

Is it just me or is video recording just plain awful, indeed it looks like a christmas cracker video recorder it's so wobbly. I don't plan on using the video much so not a huge issue for me but god it is bad.



#93 The_Decryptor

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:15

I got mine a couple of days ago, I love the screen, but I'm not a fan of how large it is.

Still, it's a pretty good device

#94 tsupersonic

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:34

I got mine a couple of days ago, I love the screen, but I'm not a fan of how large it is.

Still, it's a pretty good device

It's not bad - similar size to HTC One, with a slightly larger screen to tow. My only gripe with the N5 is the speaker. The HTC One absolutely spoils you, and the N5 speaker just sounds terrible. Stereo speakers (on the front of the phone) should be standard on smartphones! I also don't like how light this device is - it really feels like a toy after using the HTC One. But, I'm loving Kitkat.



#95 Dinggus

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:38

I'm so tempted to buy the white one! Is the Nexus 5 an upgrade from the iPhone 4S?

 

I've had 3 Android experiences.

 

1) HTC Aria, I believe it had Froyo on it and it sucked.

2) LG Revolution, it was my brothers phone and I had to use it while he was in the hospital, terrible battery life about 4hrs when using.

 

3) Note 1, I couldn't find a cheap Note 2 to try out, so I got this and it was to big, the battery life sucked, and I seemed to not enjoy Android much due to not having the same apps nor did I want to buy apps which I could get on iOS for free. Also, coming from the iPhone it was a PITA to transfer contacts over.

 

Also, using OSX with Android wasn't to easy either.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 13:17

I'm so tempted to buy the white one! Is the Nexus 5 an upgrade from the iPhone 4S?

 

I've had 3 Android experiences.

 

1) HTC Aria, I believe it had Froyo on it and it sucked.

2) LG Revolution, it was my brothers phone and I had to use it while he was in the hospital, terrible battery life about 4hrs when using.

 

3) Note 1, I couldn't find a cheap Note 2 to try out, so I got this and it was to big, the battery life sucked, and I seemed to not enjoy Android much due to not having the same apps nor did I want to buy apps which I could get on iOS for free. Also, coming from the iPhone it was a PITA to transfer contacts over.

 

Also, using OSX with Android wasn't to easy either.

 

It would be an upgrade from the 4s and Android has come a long way since Froyo.  N5 gets great battery life and has had a lot of great reviews.  If looking in to the N5, I would check this out....

 

http://www.theverge....-nexus-5-review



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:59

It would be an upgrade from the 4s and Android has come a long way since Froyo.  N5 gets great battery life and has had a lot of great reviews.  If looking in to the N5, I would check this out....

 

http://www.theverge....-nexus-5-review

 

Thank you, yeah I was on Froyo and Jelly Bean.

 

When were folders implemented in Android? I don't remember them when using the Note. I bought my mom the Nexus 7 today and was setting it up for her before I mailed it to her and noticed it.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:57

Thank you, yeah I was on Froyo and Jelly Bean.

 

When were folders implemented in Android? I don't remember them when using the Note. I bought my mom the Nexus 7 today and was setting it up for her before I mailed it to her and noticed it.

 

Folders have been around since cupcake and maybe before that.  Been a while and dont remember.  There used to be an option to long hold on the home screen and then you can select folder on the popup window.  They changed it in ICS I believe.  Dragging and dropping an icon on top of another creates the folder now.



#99 Roger H.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 13:47

Available to order again so start your engines people. 

 

I got one earlier and loving it so much that i'm checking prices to sell off my N4 now. :)



#100 Dinggus

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 15:42

Folders have been around since cupcake and maybe before that.  Been a while and dont remember.  There used to be an option to long hold on the home screen and then you can select folder on the popup window.  They changed it in ICS I believe.  Dragging and dropping an icon on top of another creates the folder now.

 

I see you're in the Android ecosystem. I'm trying to figure out the best way to enjoy an Android phone and iPad. I figured I'll use Dropbox to sync all my devices.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 17:43

I see you're in the Android ecosystem. I'm trying to figure out the best way to enjoy an Android phone and iPad. I figured I'll use Dropbox to sync all my devices.

 

If you have an iPad, why not just get an iPhone?  Would be easier to sync data and easier to use devices since they are on the same platform.



#102 Dinggus

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 17:55

If you have an iPad, why not just get an iPhone?  Would be easier to sync data and easier to use devices since they are on the same platform.

 

Honestly, I don't know why. I own the 4S and don't see a need to get a 5S. Maybe I'm getting bored with iOS, maybe I want a bigger screen. I figured if I get a Nexus 5 for $350, don't like it, I can always go back to the iPhone especially if they ever give it a bigger screen size.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 17:57

Honestly, I don't know why. I own the 4S and don't see a need to get a 5S. Maybe I'm getting bored with iOS, maybe I want a bigger screen. I figured if I get a Nexus 5 for $350, don't like it, I can always go back to the iPhone especially if they ever give it a bigger screen size.

 

Ahh, ok. Well, cannot go wrong with the N5.  Great phone, reviews are great as well.  And since it is a Nexus device, it will get updates sooner than the rest.



#104 Dinggus

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 18:07

Ahh, ok. Well, cannot go wrong with the N5.  Great phone, reviews are great as well.  And since it is a Nexus device, it will get updates sooner than the rest.

 

Yeah I just want to enjoy Android and learn more about it. If I end up not liking it, oh well, at least I can say I tried it longer than a day like majority of people.