"You will be able to eventually get the Nexus 5 from many online and walk-in stores around the world but the price will undoubtedly be higher, which sends the main benefit of the device right down the drain.", Nexus 5 is just another pointless failure here in Sweden!
Chrome browser is one of the worst browsers for Android, Dolphin and Boat are both far better and both are able to play Adobe Flash, on Jelly Bean and soon on KitKat, just download the Adobe Flash.apk from Adobes archives! A browser that can not play Adobe Flash is unusable!
AnonD-67354, 14 Nov 2013I have had this phone for two weeks now as an upgrade at Carphone Warehouse (UK store). I must... moreI could not agree more with lefty. I have had this for ten days and battery is fine. I have had 18 phones in the last year so believe me. Fast browsing, clever widgets, avoiding unnecessary touch wiz etc. I got the 32gb one and also have 50gb on the cloud so happy camper. Trying to get one is the Achilles heel but I I hope you are well they sort it out soon.
I feel only the price is the plus point, as N5 benchmarks are below HTC One and S4 even they are not using Snapdragon 800. Camera is poor, Battery life sucks, Audio Quality is poor, Look wise its ok not great like HTC or Sony. Better to buy little used HTC One or S4 or G2 for the same price what paying for N5.
AnonD-67354, 14 Nov 2013I have had this phone for two weeks now as an upgrade at Carphone Warehouse (UK store). I must... moreJust a side note, I read somewhere that leaving your phone on the charger at 100% all night may reduce battery life somewhat. Just google 'Battery University' and read the articles there...fascinating stuff. The simple rules are:
- small discharges are better than long discharges
- keep away from heat
- battery is happy at about 70 - 80% capacity
- avoid full discharges (unless specifically recalibrating the battery by dropping it to 5% or less, and even then don't do it often)
- charge slower (not always feasible as these devices are made to be used, not to be pampered)
- recharge whenever you can but avoid frequent charge cycles (ie. 98% - 100% repeatedly), take the phone off charger as soon as it is fully charged
Anyone know how I can use my Nexus 5 as a USB? So far it only lets me transfer my media files (photos, music, etc.) but not stuff like .rar files onto my phone
iam quite impressed by the device it looks far better than nexus 4 also very slick didn't got time to test the camera
I have had this phone for two weeks now as an upgrade at Carphone Warehouse (UK store). I must say it is a fantastic phone!
Was considering this or the G2 and played around with both a lot in the store, but this beat it simply because there was very little bloat software wise, the camera i am not that fussed about, and the sheer speed of this phone when running is fantastic. I have found no lag at all on any app at all.
Battery wise it does me fine.I have it on charge all night when sleeping and on a non work day it is lucky to go below 50% with heavy use. When I am at work, due to constant net browsing and music playing, it normally has about 30% battery left when I go to plug it in. I have yet to manage to run it below 20%, which any phone I have had in the past I have managed to do since day one
AnonD-206172, 14 Nov 2013I had this Phone for 3 days previously I had a HTC One Mini. Whilst it is a very fast phone, ... moreSo you are saying that your htc one mini has better camera than nexus 5. Lol people and their comments
Ash, 14 Nov 2013Thanks a lot, I am seriously considering G2 now. Hope it gets kitkat in near future.If you don't care too much about the camera abilities the G2 is a hands down buy.
People are getting 1 full day's usage completely on LTE with 5 hours of screen time.
That's all on 4G. It's just fantastic.
On 3G it will give even the heaviest users a full 24 hours worth of usage.
This phone won't last me even a day...
Low pricing at the cost of battery doesn't work for me..sorry Google.
8bitplus, 14 Nov 2013Had mine about a week. Sending it back. Battery is the main problem. camera too, but its not g... moreI remember the HTC hero, my first android device. It was good at the time but couldn't go back to it now
Ryo Saeba, 14 Nov 2013It's easy. You'll most likely have a case over it and you won't feel that aluminum of the HTC ... moreThanks a lot, I am seriously considering G2 now. Hope it gets kitkat in near future.
Had mine about a week. Sending it back. Battery is the main problem. camera too, but its not great always looking at the battery icon waiting to get a warning.
Back to my HTC Hero I go.
These phone gave LGG2 some tough times in sales. But apparently after confusing LG fans to which one they will get, N5 just committed a suicide. It had a high specs but seemed to gave average performance as reviewed.
Looks like Google betrayed LG.
And say Hello moto.LOL
Ash, 14 Nov 2013Was waiting for this review. Now choices left are LG G2 & HTC ONE.
Can' decide between L... moreIt's easy. You'll most likely have a case over it and you won't feel that aluminum of the HTC anyway. The G2 looks and feel much nicer in real life. Go play with one in a store. You'll be surprised.
The 5.2" screen of the G2 is best in its class. You just have to see it to believe it. Perfect color reproduction and it's as sharp as razor blade. You also get .2" more in pretty much the same size phone. heck, the G2 is even .3mm thinner!
Camera on the HTC is pretty much useless. Don't even think about cropping or zooming the photos. 4MP is just retarded in this day and age. G2 doesn't have the best camera but it's still pretty good. Better then the HTC and N5 for sure.
Battery of the G2 is highly superior to both the N5 and HTC. Forget about those synthetic "endurance" tests. It is much different in real life usages. You'll be lucky to get more then 3 hours of screen time with the N5 or HTC. Coming from a N4, trust me, 3 hours is horrible. What's the point of having an awesome phone if you can't even use it normally without doing stupid things trying to squeeze every last drop by the end of the day? You won't have that problem with the G2.
Just my 2 cents.
My last phone was the Nexus 4 and I seriously got what I paid for. It is/will be true for this phone. Everything is just OK. Not great, but not bad either. Good luck getting 4+ hours as advertise for web browsing. I could barely squeeze 3 hours screen time no matter what I did. The real life standby time is horrible. I would lose 20-35% over night. I don't think it will be much different with this.
I sold it and got a G2. After the first full charge, I got almost 6 hours screen time and it's been consistent every day. Some days I get almost 7 hours screen time. Why I put so much emphasis on screen time? It's because that's when the phone is most active. It's when you're actually doing something with the phone. Standby time is great, too. 5-10% overnight with everything on. I don't even have to bother with turning off services such as GPS or bluetooth.
If you got this, you'll need a portable battery pack if you're a moderate user. If you're a light user, good luck in the evening because you'll most likely be in the red. Heavy users will need to recharge mid day.
Vanilla Android isn't all it's all made out to be. I also have a Nexus 7 and battery life is horrible on that as well. Just Google it and you'll find many stating the same thing. With other so-so hardware, such as the camera, large bezels, headphone jack on top, Nexus devices = fail!
I had this Phone for 3 days previously I had a HTC One Mini. Whilst it is a very fast phone, it does have in my opinion some shortcomings. The camera is average at least. You have to be very steady taking a picture. Battery life is very poor - Im not a heavy user but I was getting just over 24 hours from the battery. Audio is poor to - very hard to hear notifcation alerts. The screen picks up finger prints too unlike my HTC
As for Kit Kat Im not mad about Hangouts. I dont want to use Googles integrated services - all I want is basic SMS. In fact in downloaded 8sms from the play store to get over this irritation. You cant arrange the apps or create folders. I like my screens to be neat and tidy. you can only create folders on your home screens. Also I dont understand why if you want to pick a custom ringtone it has to be in the ringtones folder. Previous to kit kat all you had to do was press on the file and select on the option Use as ringtone.
google seem intent on pushing users towards using their services. the whole reason I like Android is the flexibility and freedom it gives. Unlike IOS and Windows which are tighly integrated into their own services. I just hope future verions of Andriod dont go down this road
"But see how these are all issues of the hardware?"
Hardware is the most important thing in a smartphone, software can always be tweaked.
Build quality, battery capacity, size, weight, processor, screen size, screen quality, ppi, RAM, sound quality, removable battery, camera... these are all important hardware specs.
Important non-hardware specs? UI and price, that's about it.