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Old February 17th, 2014, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am a long time lurker and I have a quick question about this phone from you guys who already own the device. I was considering purchasing the Nexus 5 as I need a new phone to replace my Motorola Atrix HD (the battery life is sub par in my opinion) and I was wondering if this handset is worth the $200. It would be much easier for me to get the cash for this phone rather than the Nexus seeing as it is I am closer to its price. I live in the U.S and I have 4G available which makes buying a 3G phone seem a bit silly. But I am on Wi-Fi most of the day and when I am not I am doing things that don't seem to need the fastest connection mostly browsing here, Reddit and websites like Engadget, also the occasional streaming of music from Spotify. People also complained about the camera, but to me it is just a point and shoot I own a dedicated camera for when I am anticipating taking quality photos.

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Old February 18th, 2014, 01:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Battery life is pretty stellar IMO (it helps being 3G only); though it's nothing compared to my G2.
3G speeds on T-Mo are pretty good for me, I average around 4-5Mbs down and 1-2Mbs up.
The camera really isn't very good as you said. If you're outside with good light it's passable; don't even try using it inside. If money is the biggest deciding factor, it's a no brainer to get this phone.
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I am really considering getting this phone now that I have a response that isn't a reviewer that harps on the one or two problems that the phone has. The battery life is one of the bigger reasons I may buy this phone and the hardware doesn't hurt its chances either. This $200 phone which is off contract already has better components (with the exception of the camera) than my current phone which required a contract to get for a reasonable price. But the only thing that is making me feel uneasy about the phone is the 3G even though you said that the speeds are fine. I am on AT&T if that tells you anything.
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xda forum has a whole thread with battery life screenshots. Most people who own that phone are happy with it.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Perhaps you would be interested to see what the camera can actually do?
Here is a slideshow for you
Photo Sharing. Your Photos Look Better Here. | SmugMug

As with all Phone cameras, the Zoom isn't much use,and the camera tends to suffer from Flare,but among these images are some taken in very low light indeed in Hull's Aquarium, and it does very well there.
There are also Artifacts if you use HDR techniques (I'm addicted) but they are not a problem on single shots.

I don't think the camera is the problem, but the supplied Camera App isn't very good, I use "A Better Camera App" which I find works for me
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^ Are those all done with your Moto G? Pretty impressive!
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Yes indeed, I've been really happy with it!
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Its been a great phone for me so far. I say if its in your price range. Get it.
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I love it. I think the camera is decent and kitkat makes voice recognition a breeze. I just got a case to protecty investment. Free cloud storage, kitkat,and a snapdragon all for a crazy low price put this phone in a category on its own
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Thank you for answering this camera question once and for all. Great shots bro.
If you need better than this put the phone in your pocket and grab a camera. lol
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Hi, I am a long time lurker and I have a quick question about this phone from you guys who already own the device. I was considering purchasing the Nexus 5 as I need a new phone to replace my Motorola Atrix HD (the battery life is sub par in my opinion) and I was wondering if this handset is worth the $200. It would be much easier for me to get the cash for this phone rather than the Nexus seeing as it is I am closer to its price. I live in the U.S and I have 4G available which makes buying a 3G phone seem a bit silly. But I am on Wi-Fi most of the day and when I am not I am doing things that don't seem to need the fastest connection mostly browsing here, Reddit and websites like Engadget, also the occasional streaming of music from Spotify. People also complained about the camera, but to me it is just a point and shoot I own a dedicated camera for when I am anticipating taking quality photos.

Thanks in advance for any of the answers that you guys leave.
As a fellow (ex) Atrix HD user I must ask what are you going to do with it because I still have my eb40 floating around..also the g out preformed the Atrix HD in just about everything even camera.. Just data speeds were lower
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Love the phone just picked it up Tuesday and the price was ridicules cheep $ 99.99 @ the Verizon store none contract.
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Had it a week and I love it
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I am really happy with. It is unlocked and I have KK 4.4.2 version 174.44.1. It allows, with the help of an OTG cable, to read/write from/to an USB stick. This feature is unbeatable. Get a 16 GB, you won't regret.
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