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Master Geek


  # 937039 18-Nov-2013 22:42
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If anyone is having speaker issues this looked pretty interesting

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  # 937068 19-Nov-2013 00:00
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thanx for the battery info guys, doesn't look too bad.

anyone running s/w to display wakelocks after a days running?

>note 3 does look good until you take into account the samsung overlay and the plastic leather (srsly wtf samsung?!?).

i'd be running nova launcher so that removes most of the samsung ui. and i thought the look of the pleather was ok and the feel of it quite nice. man it's fast after my galaxy nexus and i like the stylus.

>LG bloatware..

yeah i was thinking about the LG but saw a video and didn't like the ui, maybe nova would fix that up but then would i loose the double tap to wake. plus arn't there rumors of a pro version coming out soon.

all too hard, might wait a few more days before i decide.

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 937073 19-Nov-2013 01:10
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My observation:

The camera lip actually prevents the top half of the back of the phone to touch the surface of whatever it is sitting on provided that it is flat/semi-flat (desk, semi flat chair etc)......so the camera doesn't actually protrude, it's the lip

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Geek


  # 937076 19-Nov-2013 01:38
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JamesL: Anyone's gmail push stopped working recently?

Mine was working fine till I factory reset my phone last night, now I don't get any gmail push messages. I even tried setting the phone up with a gmail account that's never been associated with a android phone and no emails come through

Hangouts push works fine


my one working fine ~~sometime feel  to fine.....kinds noise ....lol
try to shut it ........dont know how ......

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  # 937146 19-Nov-2013 08:53
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 plus arn't there rumors of a pro version coming out soon.


First i'm hearing of this.... got any sources?

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Uber Geek


  # 937192 19-Nov-2013 10:42
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Just picked mine up this morning what a stunning bit of gear




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Master Geek


  # 937196 19-Nov-2013 10:47
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Marine0089:
pc: hey

since my 32gb nexus was cancelled by BecexTech i've had time to think if theres a better phone for me.

my galaxy nexus has just given me the 14% of battery warning (for the millionth time) so i really want something that will last a whole day.

can anyone with a nexus 5, location access and most other common options turned on and lasting a day report your screen on time.

else i think a black note 3 is looking pretty good.

cheers.


Hey mate, i'm pretty much in the same boat. My iphone4 dies by 5pm each night so a phone with a decent battery is a must for me.

Am currently trying to decide between the LG G2 and the Nexus 5. Both phones looks great and have there advantages/disadvantages.

Here's my comparison so far:
G2:
Price: $800 from harvey norman for the 16gb (~$750 for 32gb via a parallel importing site which i'd probably do).
Look: Had a play in the weekend in harvey norman and was actually surprised how nice it looked. Buttons on back don't phase me, knock on is great and hopefully will become a stock Android feature in the future.
Experience: LG bloatware... however having never used an LG phone this is the unknown for me...
Camera: Decent enough, plenty of options. Basically better then the nexus 5.
Charge: With it's Li-Po 3000 mAh battery some reviewers have got up to 3 days out of a single charge! Very impressive battery and most compelling reason to go for the G2.

Nexus 5:
Price: $700 from 2degrees for 16gb (i wouldn't bother importing a 32... which will be difficult coming from a 32gb iphone)
Look: Had a play with one today in 2degrees store. Beautiful device. Prefer it to the G2.
Camera: Pretty rubbish but can be "helped" by rooting and applying the dev patch. Interested in seeing if/when google fix this.
Charge: Sounds like battery is not up to standard and will always be a concern.


So for me, the G2 wins price/gb (by importing 32gb however only a 1 year warranty with the importer instead of 2 years with 2degrees), camera and battery. The nexus wins on stock experience and look. The main thing that is putting me off is the LG bloatware and the fact I like the simplistic look of the nexus 5 more then the G2. Also the 32gb vs 16gb issue... It's a tough one!



Nicely put. I'm in the same boat as you. Battery does give G2 a bit of advantage over N5 and looks wise i too like N5 more.

 
 
 
 


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  # 937198 19-Nov-2013 10:50
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Well paint pink and call me Susan!
My Old wireless 920 charger works with my nexus 5!




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  # 937209 19-Nov-2013 11:18
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gnfb: Well paint pink and call me Susan!
My Old wireless 920 charger works with my nexus 5!


Any Qi standard charger should work, Susan




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Ultimate Geek


  # 937214 19-Nov-2013 11:35
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I've had no issues with battery whatsoever, seems to last longer than my old Nexus 4.

At the end of yesterday I still had around 75% remaining, some music playback with spotify, plenty of web browsing and changing launcher settings etc.

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Master Geek


  # 937216 19-Nov-2013 11:37
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Anyone a heavy caller? Would love to know their battery situation, if its strong enough to take 2-3 hours talk time a day and still last until bed?

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Uber Geek


  # 937218 19-Nov-2013 11:41
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Battery life seems much better than N4, screen resists fingerprints better, volume is fine, display is awesome, it didnt cost $1049,darn, I cant think of anything negative about it :-(

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  # 937227 19-Nov-2013 11:58
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Sorry if this has been addressed earlier in the thread... Just received my N5 this morning (cleared straight through customs, wooh!). Before I'd done anything apart from setting the language and WiFi connection, it asked me to download+install a system update! Did everyone else get this on first boot or did it just come out today?

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  # 937228 19-Nov-2013 11:58
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D.W: I've had no issues with battery whatsoever, seems to last longer than my old Nexus 4.

At the end of yesterday I still had around 75% remaining, some music playback with spotify, plenty of web browsing and changing launcher settings etc.


next time you check can you report the screen time on info (press on the screen entry when looking at the battery usage).

just saw a review that reported his phone was off charge for 15 hours and down to 9% battery with 3h 40m screen on time. seems ok'ish but the LG G2 lasted him two days. 

Marine0089:
 plus arn't there rumors of a pro version coming out soon.


First i'm hearing of this.... got any sources?


tried to find it but only saw a couple of totally unsubstantiated rumors, havn't really been following LG hardware but probably forget about this for now.

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  # 937229 19-Nov-2013 12:00
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bryceknz: Sorry if this has been addressed earlier in the thread... Just received my N5 this morning (cleared straight through customs, wooh!). Before I'd done anything apart from setting the language and WiFi connection, it asked me to download+install a system update! Did everyone else get this on first boot or did it just come out today?


I got this last week, I think everyone did.

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