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  # 934931 16-Nov-2013 15:35
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fool: I just bought a Nexus 5 from 2 Degrees at St Lukes. They had about 6 in stock.


i think im the first one bought Nexus 5 from st luke store ~lol when i was there  around 12 yesterday , they just got stock arrival lol

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  # 934935 16-Nov-2013 15:45
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coolcat21: Did you use HDR+ for this ?  or just auto with no mode, or scene mode ?

Also , does anyone know if the OIS is on all the time or just on Action mode ? Seems like the cam has trouble focusing sometimes.


Just hdr+ and whatever it was set on when it was brand new out the box.

 
 
 
 


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  # 934939 16-Nov-2013 15:56
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So I changed my plan to the $39 open term plan to get more data and got a new 4G sim this morning but despite being in an area with good 4G coverage (according to the Telecom website) I can't seem to connect to 4G. Has anyone else had a problem connecting? Is there something I need to do to enable 4G on the Nexus 5?

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  # 934945 16-Nov-2013 16:23
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Settings -> More -> Mobile Networks -> Network Mode -> Set to 4G

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  # 934946 16-Nov-2013 16:25
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I also had issues with LTE speeds being very poor! Solution was to Factory Reset the device and everything has been A OK since then.

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  # 934947 16-Nov-2013 16:28
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MACnut: Settings -> More -> Mobile Networks -> Network Mode -> Set to 4G


Thanks but I've already got it set to that.

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  # 935006 16-Nov-2013 20:42
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Does anyone know if the camera lens on the back is made from gorilla glass ?

I really don't want to use a case, it feels disgusting.

But at the same time I dont' want the lens to be scratched since it'll affect picture quality. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 935013 16-Nov-2013 21:03
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coolcat21: Does anyone know if the camera lens on the back is made from gorilla glass ?

I really don't want to use a case, it feels disgusting.

But at the same time I dont' want the lens to be scratched since it'll affect picture quality. 


I don't think it's gorilla glass. From googling, it seems it can be easily scratched.
maybe buy a protective film and cut it out to fit the lens - though it will also affect the picture quality.

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  # 935017 16-Nov-2013 21:18
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coolcat21: Does anyone know if the camera lens on the back is made from gorilla glass ?

I really don't want to use a case, it feels disgusting.

But at the same time I dont' want the lens to be scratched since it'll affect picture quality. 


Unless you manage to do some ridiculous damage to it you're not going to notice any scratches except for if the sun hits it at a certain angle. Read this for more info http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches

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  # 935020 16-Nov-2013 21:26
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mwilcox:
coolcat21: Does anyone know if the camera lens on the back is made from gorilla glass ?

I really don't want to use a case, it feels disgusting.

But at the same time I dont' want the lens to be scratched since it'll affect picture quality. 


Unless you manage to do some ridiculous damage to it you're not going to notice any scratches except for if the sun hits it at a certain angle. Read this for more info http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches


Lord almighty, that lens is sure all kinds of f***ed up !! And the pics were only blurry abit.

But my question is.......would it matter the size of the sensor ? Since that was a DSLR lens/sensor and thus the sensor is too big to notice anything ? 

 

The nexus 5 (or any phone's) sensor is much smaller no ?

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  # 935028 16-Nov-2013 21:51
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coolcat21:
mwilcox:
coolcat21: Does anyone know if the camera lens on the back is made from gorilla glass ?

I really don't want to use a case, it feels disgusting.

But at the same time I dont' want the lens to be scratched since it'll affect picture quality. 


Unless you manage to do some ridiculous damage to it you're not going to notice any scratches except for if the sun hits it at a certain angle. Read this for more info http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches


Lord almighty, that lens is sure all kinds of f***ed up !! And the pics were only blurry abit.

But my question is.......would it matter the size of the sensor ? Since that was a DSLR lens/sensor and thus the sensor is too big to notice anything ?  The nexus 5 (or any phone's) sensor is much smaller no ?


Yeah, but you're not very likely to get anything other than micro scratches on the lens cover which aren't likely to show up. If you do major damage you'd probably damage the rest of the back too & it'd be easier to just replace the back. The plastic lip around the edge will protect it while on any flat surfaces.

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  # 935079 17-Nov-2013 00:46
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It would be interesting to know what people are upgrading from...

I'm upgrading from a Galaxy Nexus which is pretty much spot on 2 years old. I really loved the shape of the GNex - it was always easy to tell which way up it was in my pocket by feel - not so with the N5. Still it's a vast improvement and I love the boot time compared to the GNex.

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  # 935142 17-Nov-2013 11:04
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FazerDude: It would be interesting to know what people are upgrading from...

I'm upgrading from a Galaxy Nexus which is pretty much spot on 2 years old. I really loved the shape of the GNex - it was always easy to tell which way up it was in my pocket by feel - not so with the N5. Still it's a vast improvement and I love the boot time compared to the GNex.


Boot time sure is impressive. I upgraded from the previous generation - Nexus 4.

The only downside i'v come across so far is that I find the home screen/apps screen icons to be a tad big for my liking and the text size.
I'v changed the text size to small which does help.

The sound is heaps better too, you can put the phone on the table without the sound getting blocked.

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  # 935202 17-Nov-2013 13:26
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Google Now, any ideas why it works on my US bought Nexus 7 but says "not available" on a NZ bought N5?

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  # 935207 17-Nov-2013 13:44
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nathan: Google Now, any ideas why it works on my US bought Nexus 7 but says "not available" on a NZ bought N5?


Google now should work anywhere in the world.

 

 

 

Though some features won't.

Like the sound search "ok google....what's this song" ....it'll say "not available in your country" ...but it'll have a blue music note sign next to it that you can press...and it'll actually listen for the song.

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