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Old November 5th, 2013, 10:07 AM   #51 (permalink)
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No worries, how do you find the camera?

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No worries, how do you find the camera?
Not near as bad as The Verge made it sound - and I normally like The Verge. Android Central's take on it (here) was really good and matches my experience so far. I've owned way too many devices, including the 5/5S, S4, One, G2, and Moto X, and I think the N5's camera is somewhere right in the middle of all of them. It does well in low-light, with little noise, even compared to the One and X. The lack of noise is actually quite impressive and even better than the iPhone 5. It's not as fast as the 5S, but isn't near as slow as The Verge made it sound. I've found it to auto-focus quick, and once it focuses, the shutter is almost instant. Overall it's faster than the S4 and Moto X, but not as fast as the 5/5S/One. Flash shots are the only real weak point IMO - way over-exposed. Hopefully they'll fix that with a software tweak, but if you bump exposure down to -1 or -2, flash shots are solid.

Long story short - by far the best Nexus camera to date, and when compared to other top-tier phones, I would say it holds its own and is solid, overall.

A part of the problem with camera reviews is each phone's camera software is different - so if you're not used to one, it could feel really off until you get used to "the feel" of it, if that makes any sense.
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Just like we did when the latest DROID phones launched, we're here to answer any questions you have about the Nexus 5. Ask away, and expect a response shortly!
You know... If you say you are going to do something, you should do it, otherwise don't say you will. There have been several questions posted that were not redundant questions, or questions answered in previous replies.. Seems that you have chosen to cherry pick the questions YOU want to answer. That's pretty lame. Just sayin'.
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One feature I love from htc - when you are on a call and set the phone face down, it automatically switches to speakerphone. Any chance this does that? Any chance it can be added with an app?

Edit - found this app called UpSoundDown, anyone tried it?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lionebra.upsounddown&hl=en
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One feature I love from htc - when you are on a call and set the phone face down, it automatically switches to speakerphone. Any chance this does that? Any chance it can be added with an app?

Edit - found this app called UpSoundDown, anyone tried it?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lionebra.upsounddown&hl=en
That's the trade-off you get with a Nexus device. It's not going to have the bells & whistles that OEMs add, such as that. But a lot of times there are apps to accomplish them - for better or worse!
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What about contact pictures. Does it really not pick them up from facebook?
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How does one delete photos in the "Auto Backup" section of the "Gallery" ?

I seem to have 3 sections there - Camera, Auto_Backup, and Profile_Photos. - and now have 6 photos unwanted in the section headed "Auto Backup"

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What seems to be the best/worst cases so far. I keep hearing about a case that is tight on the power button.
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Spigen slimarmor.

Mines super tight, so much that it keeps rebooting. Hopefully a replacement will fix it
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How does one delete photos in the "Auto Backup" section of the "Gallery" ?

I seem to have 3 sections there - Camera, Auto_Backup, and Profile_Photos. - and now have 6 photos unwanted in the section headed "Auto Backup"

That is thru Google + picasa. Just go to photos in Google+ and delete what you need to.
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How to disable/uninstall Gmail app in nexus 5?
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That is thru Google + picasa. Just go to photos in Google+ and delete what you need to.
I have tried every bit of advice I can find on-line for several hours tonight - but like perambulating zombies - the offending photos just keep on being there. So far I just can not get rid of them.

A bit more detail of the removal process would help a very new owner of a Nexus 5 and 7, both affected by this photo plague !

(Specifically it is photos in the "Auto Backup" album of the "Gallery" I'm referring to.)
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How to disable/uninstall Gmail app in nexus 5?
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You can't uninstall, but to disable you go to application (manager) in the main settings, select app and disable.
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Is there an orientation (rotation) quick setting toggle?
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does google wallet work on att network?
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Not on the stock ROM in the tile section of the quicksettings, but that's easily achievable with root if you do that
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I have tried every bit of advice I can find on-line for several hours tonight - but like perambulating zombies - the offending photos just keep on being there. So far I just can not get rid of them.

A bit more detail of the removal process would help a very new owner of a Nexus 5 and 7, both affected by this photo plague !

(Specifically it is photos in the "Auto Backup" album of the "Gallery" I'm referring to.)
Hit you in a pm I have a gnex and very familiar with instant upload nexus devices have instant upload to picasa which has been Integrated with Google +. I use the picasa mobile app to delete photos from the auto back up folder in my gallery. Also in theory you should be able to delete on Google + there have been times I have deleted there and its still in the auto back up so I go thru picasa app
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Can you search straight from the home screen, or when the screen is off with the "Ok Google" hotword? Mine only works when I say it after I've opened up the search feature.
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Does the nexus 5 come with a micro sim card in the box? A T-mobile employee said it should bring one but I'm not so sure about that...
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Guys can someone compare the handling of white and black versions? I think black has soft touch on sides, while white has glossy plastic.
Does it makes a difference in use? Is black more stable in hand?
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Sync: you should have your People and other Google (calendar, books, phone numbers) sync'd from your N4 since those Google services are designed to be syncd. For 3rd party stuff (like evernote) it's tricker and depends on how those apps are designed but i believe the bigger developers do design for your stuff to be sync'd.

Apps you've paid for will be download-able in the Play store again. Though note that not 100% of apps have yet been updated to be compatible with N5 but i think the vast majority wont have issues.

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I have an nexus four and am considering Nexus five.I am not a tech head and at 75 years struggle a bit with technology. Some of the main problems I had with the Nexus four apart from battery life were the difficulties in providing any feedback about minor hassles and the lack of clear instructions for us oldies.I couldn't ever get the camera instructions off-line which was when I was likely to need them most. I'm wondering if I get Nexus five will all my stuff be automatically synced to it. E.g. people, evernote, calendar, apps I have paid for, chrome bookmarks, photos, keep, books,phone numbers[although they should all be in people i suppose].
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What about contact pictures. Does it really not pick them up from facebook?
I believe there was a disagreement which included this feature between Facebook and Google.

The HaxSync app should help you.
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I read battery life is great when the phone is not being used and can drain quickly when it is in use. I have found this to be very true. A lot of people saying the battery life is bad are both right and wrong. It depends how you use the phone.

A frustration I had with my HTC one would be I could go a day in work having the phone out for maybe half an hour on a break and then come home with under 30% battery life. With my n5 I am getting home with 70%+. For me this is really great because when you are near a charger battery life is far less of an issue.

I am gonna pick up a cheap qi charger and have it about the main living room at home.
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Does the nexus 5 come with a micro sim card in the box? A T-mobile employee said it should bring one but I'm not so sure about that...
That is incorrect. It does not come with a SIM. You would get that SIM from the carrier of your choosing (T-Mobile, Sprint, or AT&T).

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I personally use UberSync for FB (free), but that is just personal preference.
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It seems that all incoming texts (including texts to a separate Google Voice number) come through Hangouts, but Hangouts will not send texts from your Google Voice number. Is there a way to change that? I hate receiving all my texts through Hangouts but having to manually switch over to the Google Voice app to reply if I want to use my GV number.
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It seems that all incoming texts (including texts to a separate Google Voice number) come through Hangouts, but Hangouts will not send texts from your Google Voice number. Is there a way to change that? I hate receiving all my texts through Hangouts but having to manually switch over to the Google Voice app to reply if I want to use my GV number.
I strangely don't have this issue. However, you can look in two places to see what's up. Voice isn't integrated into hangouts yet so the only option is to revert it back to the G-Voice app. First look in your Google Voice app settings under notifications and see if it's set to receive via voice app or messaging app. If it's set to voice app, then open up your settings in Google voice on a browser. Disable forwarding texts to your mobile number.
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Can someone comment on the incoming/outgoing sound quality ? PCMag said sound quality thru the microphone is really bad. Thank you.
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I strangely don't have this issue. However, you can look in two places to see what's up. Voice isn't integrated into hangouts yet so the only option is to revert it back to the G-Voice app. First look in your Google Voice app settings under notifications and see if it's set to receive via voice app or messaging app. If it's set to voice app, then open up your settings in Google voice on a browser. Disable forwarding texts to your mobile number.
Thanks, I forgot this option existed since I set it once way back when I first received my last phone and didn't remember that I would have to set it again on the N5.
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Can someone comment on the incoming/outgoing sound quality ? PCMag said sound quality thru the microphone is really bad. Thank you.
I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile for the N5 and was pleasantly surprised to find that voice call sound quality was better than with my GNexus on Verizon.
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I've only had it for a day and don't get that many calls, but so far it's better than my old phone (which admittedly isn't saying much, but I'm happy with it)
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Does anyone know how to get the SMS's to the computer? the MightyText app doesn't seem to work with hangouts

Never mind, yes it does.

Nope, it doesn't. It sets up, and you can see the texts on the computer, but you can't respond. So question stands. Is there a way to both see and REPLY to texts on the computer with hangouts?
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Hi,had my nexus 5 a few days and lovingggggggggggggggg it.Is Ok google suppose to work just by speaking to it as mine doesn't or do i have to press on the microphone to activate it first ?.This works
If it is supposed to work straight from me talking to it,do i have to activate it somewhere in the settings and if so how do i activate it.

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My "OK, Google" works as long as I have the home screen open. I don't have to press anything. Didn't have to activate it. Maybe there's something in settings?
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I had the Ok google command enabled, but for some reason it's disabled now. Not sure how that happened.
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Hi,had my nexus 5 a few days and lovingggggggggggggggg it.Is Ok google suppose to work just by speaking to it as mine doesn't or do i have to press on the microphone to activate it first ?.This works
If it is supposed to work straight from me talking to it,do i have to activate it somewhere in the settings and if so how do i activate it.

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Set the language to English-US in Google Now. Everything seems to work OK with this set but for now it's the only language that supports "OK Google".

EDIT: You may have to download the language file if your N5 prompts you (can't remember).
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thx for the speedy reply.How would changing the langauge to US affect anything on the phone ?.
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thx for the speedy reply.How would changing the langauge to US affect anything on the phone ?.
It's my understanding that that's the language under which the capability is functional. It's not a part of the other language packs. I'm just repeating what I've heard and what has been my experience.
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well let me clarify..i know GW works on all carriers as far as adding reward cards and methods of payment..but does the NFC tap to pay actually work on N5 on att network?
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well let me clarify..i know GW works on all carriers as far as adding reward cards and methods of payment..but does the NFC tap to pay actually work on N5 on att network?
Yes, there's nothing they can do about it anymore with the n5. Its built into the core OS.

They can't not allow it.

ATT and Verizon used to disallow it because they said the secure element it required was a security risk (when actually they just wanted to start a competing mobile payment system). Google went around the block and no longer requires a secure element
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Can you search straight from the home screen, or when the screen is off with the "Ok Google" hotword? Mine only works when I say it after I've opened up the search feature.
You can search from the home screen (assuming you are using the stock launcher). But not from lockscreen, or when screen is off.
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Will the Nexus5 show the internal sd card, if i plug the phone into my MacBook Pro? Can i root it with a Mac? Thanks.
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Will the Nexus5 show the internal sd card, if i plug the phone into my MacBook Pro? Can i root it with a Mac? Thanks.
I believe there are fastboot tools available for the Mac, so rooting it shouldn't be a problem.

As far as it showing up as a drive, it should, but I have no apple products to confirm.
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Yes, there's nothing they can do about it anymore with the n5. Its built into the core OS.

They can't not allow it.

ATT and Verizon used to disallow it because they said the secure element it required was a security risk (when actually they just wanted to start a competing mobile payment system). Google went around the block and no longer requires a secure element
cool thks RX!
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is the nexus 5 being sold by sprint going to be the same model being sold by the google play store? the real question for me, or at least what im trying to get answered is if i put a, lets say a T-Mobile sim in the sprint nexus 5 will it work ?
Yes. Its the exact same phone. No added bloat or anything.

Its not even sprint branded
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Just thought that I would let Nexus 5 buyers in France know that they get some LG earphones in the box! They are reasonable quality and have a mic button - short press for Play/Pause media, long press for access to Google Voice search.
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