Google Nexus 5

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by MartinD, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Is anyone running the Nexus 5?

    I've just ordered one for the other half but wanted to know ahead of time if there's anything specific about it that should be pointed out?

    Cheers :)
     
  2. darknessends

    darknessends New Member

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    Lovely looks - Buy it.
     
  3. GIANT_CRAB

    GIANT_CRAB New Member

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    Design is definitely better because it doesn't explode like Samsung or iPhone's phone design.

    Sony's waterproof smartphones crack when it overheats and warranty doesn't cover that.

    So if you eliminate all the stupid shitty phone designs, you're left with Google.
     
  4. VPN.SH

    VPN.SH Active Member

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    A couple of friends of mine have the Nexus 5 and absolutely love it. I've got the Nexus 4, and had some hardware issues, so going to be upgrading to the Nexus 5 shortly.
     
  5. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    I'm seeing a few folk saying the battery life is really poor - any such experience?
     
  6. johnlth93

    johnlth93 New Member

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    You know i got my Nexus 4 about 3 month ago :(

    Well my country is slow anyway, Nexus 5 just release here like a month ago  ;)

    From what i see Nexus 5 is all good design wise except the camera, it looks funny to me  :blink:
     
  7. GIANT_CRAB

    GIANT_CRAB New Member

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    Not as bad as other phones, just don't damage it - eg charge it when its at 20%, shower it with love and not water.

    LTE usually burns battery.
     
  8. Roger

    Roger New Member Verified Provider

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    I believe there is no better option for the category and definitely subsidized price point. (high-end)!
     
  9. matt[scrdspd]

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    Still enjoying my N4 here.

    However, everything I hear about the N5 is positive and I would buy one if I was in the market for a new phone.
     
  10. tragic

    tragic Member Verified Provider

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    I'm on a Nexus 4 as well, it's been great. If my screen cracks (again), I'll end up purchasing a Nexus 5.
     
  11. ihatetonyy

    ihatetonyy New Member

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    N5 owner here. Love it.

    Battery life isn't too bad, especially compared to my GS3. That said, using a tool like JuiceDefender or Green Power will no doubt help more.

    Franco's/faux kernel is also a good option, especially with undervolting and the various other tweaks they've baked in.
     
  12. Virtovo

    Virtovo New Member Verified Provider

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    Shame you already ordered as you may have wanted to compare it against the MotoX
     
  13. BBGN-Doug

    BBGN-Doug New Member Verified Provider

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    I have the old Samsung Galaxy Nexus and am ready for an upgrade and have the Nexus 5 in my list.  I'm contemplating holding out until the Galaxy s5 comes out in March/April. 
     
  14. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Never really been a fan of Motorola and the Razr put me right off them.
     
  15. BBGN-Doug

    BBGN-Doug New Member Verified Provider

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    That's why I'm hesitant with getting the Moto X, because previous Motorola's were only fair.  
     
  16. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    It arrived this morning early early. I've not been allowed to open it so I've no idea what it's like I'm afraid!
     
  17. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    Google's abandonment issues have me leery of touching anything they put out now.  HTC has been solid for me, been using their phones over a decade now - plus I love how dev/mod friendly they are.  Pricey, but the quality of the phone makes it well worth the investment.
     
  18. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Yep, I'm an HTC fan myself and that's what I tend to run. This was just a random purchase after being moaned at for so long. Interestingly, this NX5 is replacing her Desire HD.
     
  19. BBGN-Doug

    BBGN-Doug New Member Verified Provider

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    Haha - why weren't you allowed to open it?
     
  20. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Not mine lol. She wanted to open it herself - first new phone for a while.