Will I be able to get updated (better) hardware if I order it now (December 27) from Google play store US?
when this refreshed hardware mobile will be available in Indian market.
when it will be available with Hardware refresh in Middle East?
how do I differentiate or get to know between new nexus phones with the speaker problem rectified n the old one?
thru some serial number or date of manufacturing ?
Evan.eleven, 15 Dec 2013Probably the new one. I ordered mine on the 9th of Dec and still got the old one. I'll call Go... moreThanks. I inquired about this and came to know that if one has the old version and is not experiencing the below two issues then nothing can be done.
1. Power key making noise whiling shaking the phone.
2. Speaker aren't producing that much sound as they should.
Can you advise on this.
Thanks again !!
Himi, 15 Dec 2013I placed my Nexus 5 order on 12/14/2013. So will i be receiving the new version or the older one ?Probably the new one. I ordered mine on the 9th of Dec and still got the old one. I'll call Google and ask for a replacement after Christmas.
Ryo Saeba, 15 Dec 2013Who uses a phone with everything switched off just to max their standby time? That's just not... moreI switch off bluetooth when I'm not using it. I switch off NFC, because I'm not using it at all. I switch off mobile data when there is a wifi network available. I switch on GPS only when I need it.
It is very simple in Android 4.4, - just slide down status bar to open Quick Settings and push on tiles. It is very easy and takes just a few seconds to enable or disable a service. The result is superior standby time.
The Cosmicist, 15 Dec 2013Sure, I'll take your unverifiable, anecdotal evidence over the qualitative tests done by Anand... moreHere's a forum with REAL people posting their REAL WORLD usage. From a summary of the posts, people get about 10-14 hours with 2-3 hours of screen time on average. Less screen time, more standby time. Also, people who are on wifi a lot, will also increase their standby time.
So yes. I call Anandtech's Nexus 5 battery review BULL SHIT. Thank you very much.
P., 14 Dec 2013Bad standby time? What are you talking about? Yes, the display is eating the battery, but it's... moreWho uses a phone with everything switched off just to max their standby time? That's just not practical, or even real. Hell, why not just turn the damn thing off and you'll get months of "standby" time.
The Cosmicist, 15 Dec 2013Sure, I'll take your unverifiable, anecdotal evidence over the qualitative tests done by Anand... moreThis reply simply shows you don't do your research at all. Again, their tests DOES NOT include any standby time. Their tests are from a full charge, running a script that keeps the phone running whatever until it's dead. NO ONE DOES THIS in the real world.
Here's one that is actually from a real world test including stand by and regular, mixed usage: http://www.androidcentral.com/nexus-5-battery-life-first-impressions-good-enough-not-great
12 hours. 12 HOURS!
Here's another: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/google-nexus-5-1194974/review/5
Can't even get 12 hours on a typical day.
Don't have to take my word for it. Just use Google to find the real answers.
I placed my Nexus 5 order on 12/14/2013. So will i be receiving the new version or the older one ?
Great, I smell another Apple lawsuit in the works. Good job LG and Google. Couldnt come up with an original name for an updated nexus 5? Lmao
The Cosmicist, 15 Dec 2013What's your point? No, Google doesn't manufacture the Nexus hardware, but are you actually goi... more May point is that Nexus phones, no matter who produce it, will have some flaws and will omit some functions.
Than is in the contract between OEMs and Google. Otherwise they will not produce Nexus. They earn almost nothing from making Nexus, and that's why wanna sell their own flagships too.
Ryo Saeba, 14 Dec 2013Err.. no it's not. The Nexus 4 battery review was also "fine" until I got one and i... moreSure, I'll take your unverifiable, anecdotal evidence over the qualitative tests done by Anandtech.
Anonymous, 14 Dec 2013"Google has very clearly upped their hardware game"
You do know that Google is not ... moreWhat's your point? No, Google doesn't manufacture the Nexus hardware, but are you actually going to make the argument that they don't have any input into the design of the phone? Other than their Nexus phones and the original Optimus G, LG makes some pretty ugly shit. The fact that the Nexus 5 looks like the Nexus 7 clearly indicates that Google has input.
So, what was your point again?
Noel, 14 Dec 2013I have always bought Nexus devices except for the Nexus S, but as much as i like the Nexus 5, ... moreGoogle has to optimize the manufacturing costs for Nexus devices to reach their low price without making sacrifices on performance.
Google saves on battery - non changeable, smaller battery saves some manufacturing costs.
SD card support are patent protected and includes licence costs (event to Microsoft as most SD cards use FAT file system). And Google wants to promote their Google Drive service instead of storing data on device.
Ryo Saeba, 14 Dec 2013Err.. no it's not. The Nexus 4 battery review was also "fine" until I got one and i... moreBad standby time? What are you talking about? Yes, the display is eating the battery, but it's expected from Full HD IPS display. However there are no problems with standby time. I easily get 7-8 days of standby time with moderate calling and rare internet usage.
Just make a practical test. Switch off all services (Wifi, Mobile data, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Android Beam). Switch the service on only when you need it. You will be surprised with Nexus 5 standby time.
If you still get bad standby time, you probably got a bad application installed which forces the phone to wake up from standby.
I have always bought Nexus devices except for the Nexus S, but as much as i like the Nexus 5, i have been dragging my feet on purchasing one mainly due to the battery. I am hoping that the rumored LG D830 device will be a beefed up Nexus 5 with a 3000+man battery. If not i am afraid as much as i may like and want the N5...will be forced to pass on a very good phone and grab a GPe device in 2014(maybe HTC M8 or Samsung GS5 GPe). My Question to all other Android OEMs is...if Samsung can make flagship devices with removable batteries and SD card slots and they work just fine, WHY CAN'T THEY DO THE SAME??? What is with all the rationing in storage capacity and not enuf battery capacity..give us options for more, many of us are willing to pay more in the case of the Nexus 5.