Mynde, 29 Jul 2016What should i pick? Alcatel idol 4 or Nexus 5x?Nexus 5X, based on it's CPU and GPU, maybe consider the Idol if multitasking is really your thing
No usb cable with phone ...
And charger pin is diffrent from other phone...
If you have the option to buy 32gb always pick that over 16gb. Today 16gb is the new 8gb. OS is not getting smaller. HD video recording eats memory for breakfast. Add other multimedia. Updates... etc..
I have LG Nexus 5X, i'm the most satisty from the Siemens A50 until now. The phone has 2 minuses. 1. No card slot, 2. The USB Type C(it should be a +, but is a -, it's too early and i can't find so many devices compatible with my phone, for example external betteries and so on)
Amrut.g, 27 Jul 2016A week back took 5x n it performs well but I felt that its battery is took week while browsing... moreIt depends on how many resources that specific website needs, the battery life strictly depends on the user's usage. I, for instance, mostly use it for gaming/social network/chat during the day, at night, Is when the phone rests and It keep its charge for the next morning
A week back took 5x n it performs well but I felt that its battery is took week while browsing kindly share your opinions
pp05, 27 Jul 2016This was in flight mode/offline mode and default settings. To me it's good (I've not applied a... moreOhh good to know, welcome to android!. Sorry for being rude.
Some complain that this phone has a small battery, but the good thing is that this phone is optimized to run Android, and with android Nougat, the battery life will last more than 1 day at light/regular use.
Legolas, 27 Jul 2016from 10am at 94% to 10pm at 91%, 12 hours have passed, -0.25% of battery drain per hour. And y... moreThis was in flight mode/offline mode and default settings. To me it's good (I've not applied any updates to the phone 6.0.1 etc) but I haven't had an Android phone in so long so I was asking just to have a rough idea what to make of it.
One thing I did notice was from 91% to 87% was a lot quicker, this was by web browsing and taking pictures 12 shots. But overall it's been good. It's already encrypted, now just looking into MM settings further.
pp05, 26 Jul 2016I charged the phone to 94% this morning 10am(out of box with no settings altered). Left in sta... morefrom 10am at 94% to 10pm at 91%, 12 hours have passed, -0.25% of battery drain per hour. And you still ask this is good? I hope you're joking or trolling
I charged the phone to 94% this morning 10am(out of box with no settings altered). Left in standby (no sim, no wifi etc), checked again at 10pm and it's 91%. Is this good?
Phone is great... Even with 2 GB of ram is great and very fast
I received mine earlier. Out of box it was 23% charged, I left it on counter to do something and upon returning it still is on 23%. Granted I haven't stuck my sim in yet.
The other issue is that no matter how many GB of ram - this adds to battery drain. That's why iPhone can get away with smaller batteries and still last longer.
Android needs a rethink from the ground up. Lot of landfill out there...
The phone is VFM. Amazing Camera, no lags, very nice display, and with the below battery tricks after the latest update is super.
1) Disable NFC, Cloud Print, Location Services. Enable Developer Options > Use cooler display colors. You will see battery improvements for sure.
I also disable 4G and i am using 3G only because here we do not have everywhere 4G so the phone is looking the network and this reduce the battery life.
Legolas, 20 Jul 2016Hi BokiVTS,
I didn't know the hint of pressing the volume-down button to take a picture, ni... moreIt is also to do with speed because internal flash memory is loads faster than even class 10 memory card so best if Nexus has big memory next time. Also if folk decide to plonk a big game on the memory card latency happens and causes glitches in game. Often not all of the app is moved to external memory card so if you remove memory card apps can misbehave.
This why Nexus use one big block of fast memory like iphone to solve speed/corruption and security issues problems. The drawback is device is more expensive.
Cannot wait for next Nexi which should be due to be announced in 6 weeks or thereabouts.
Druid, 24 Jul 2016Which one should i pick - Nexus 5x or Alcatel Idol 4? I don't have any specific requirements, ... moreIts is not much help but you say last 2-3 years and in that time even the O/S will use more RAM so by then 3GB RAM could be basic requirement. Just 3 years ago smartphones were just working on 512MB RAM now minimum 2GB.