Last Updated: Aug 28,2016
although I really love this phone, I am disliking the camera. first off, tell me if you feel the same but by placing the camera centered toward the top, I find myself keep touching the lens as I handle the phone. I think a better place for the camera would be off center.
and picture quality is simply not impressive. granted I am not looking for dslr quality, but quality on par with a digicam would be nice. also the camera produces blurry images unless you are in bright daylight or keep it stationary in low light.
I've been looking at camera apps on android market there is one called Camera HDR https://market.android.com/details?...t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hbG1hbGVuY2UuaGRyIl0.
has anyone tried it?
Its funny how the same gesture is met with a different reaction.
The stock wall wart charger that came with my Gnex was dead out of the box. I called VZW CS and they steered me to the store. When I called the local store the 9 footer was their first offer so I headed in with everything packed in the box my phone came in.
At the store, they brought out the aftermarket charger and I asked for a few minutes to factory reset my phone since I was going to return it. The manager asked why and I told him that the aftermarket charger doesnt replace a faulty phone out of the box. They ended up finding a new in the wrapper wall wart for the Nexus and that's what I took in exchange.
Ultimately, I want what came with the phone.
Trick is to use super fatty pork, bacon, applesauce and rise the heck out of the kraut. Good stuff
yes, i really like it. makes great pics without flash...at first I thought it would just be for artistic shots, but it is actually set to natural colors by default and is pretty intelligent. i found the colors on the stock cam to be off. actually the colors on the front facing camera are more accurate.
also hdr cam gives really great stabilization. shots come out crisp even when i'm not holding it very steady.
one downside is it's not great for motion shots. you will see ghosting because you have to hold the camera for a while after pressing the trigger as it takes several shots with different exposures and calculates the best shot.
i also use another camera app called camera zoom fx. it has a stable shot mode, where it won't fire till you hold the camera stable. also burst mode, which is great for action shots.
Thanks for that. I am not sure I like the idea of holding the phone until it fires off a few shots. I guess I have to try. I am a photographer and although I wouldn't expect a cell phone to take good pics, but this stock camera software is disappointing. However, it does shoot with zero lag, which by itself is impressive.
For a phone camera this is about as bad as they come. Amazed at how many people find the camera ''acceptable''! It is horrid.
Hello fellow Nexicans! Good to see so many familiar faces here. First want to say I am in love w/ my Nexus and get made fun of at home constantly w/ words such as (addict, geek, and obsession). Jealousy is a stinky cologne. And followed Hans advice of trying out Nova Launcher....Love that too and no more Gsearch bar on top and landscape mode.
I was holding off on buying a desk dock because the home screen did not do landscape but just sprung for the same one others here have bought w/ the pogo pins.
One question though I can't seem to find the answer to and although it may be buried somewhere in here but has there been any confirmation if the ECS-K1F2BEGSTD is going to work w/ our LTE phones? I did try the Verizon version but like many others was disappointed in it and took it back. I did test fit my phone and although a tight fit, the tolerance was not crazy and it appeared it was probably the same exact 'case' they use in the ECS-K1F2BEGSTD minus the meaningful parts. Anyone? Anyone?
just downloaded "HDR Camera +" the first test shot in dimly lit corner, already looked great.
Well, my favorite local gas station finally got a PayPass terminal so in I went with my charged Google Wallet to buy some gas. Entered my code and then cleared it to the home screen & put her in standby before going in.
"$40 on pump 3, please."
"Okay, $40 please."
"Run it as credit..."
Put my phone to the terminal and in less than a second it was DONE!
Signed the receipt paperwork (yes, there's still paperwork involved: they're SO archaic ) and got ready to leave.
The clerk turned around to her co-worker and said, "A guy just paid for his gas with his phone!"
To which I smiled at her and said, "Way of the future, baby!" and left to get my gas.
Next time I'll go in when it's crowded just to show off a bit
i wish google wallet was working again one of the most fun features of the nexus! since i switched roms it doesnt work something about a security error
coming from a photographer that really means something
I was taking pics with it on new years outside at night with no flash and they came out really well for night pics. If only it had optical zoom
I've been using 4.0.3 for a while now, mostly with the Franco kernel.
That's another reason I don't plan on rooting & ROMming this phone. It's great as it is IMHO besides, I'm not sure how long I'll actually have it but something tells me it'll be awhile before something equivalent comes out...
OK....finally back from vacation and done reading reviews...Went to my corporate VZW store and got the frigging phone!! Step one done, since im the type that will read reviews forever! Coming from the Eris, tin cans and strings would have been an upgrade. My Daughter loves it (dad I want one, its so like my Ipod touch), my wife hates it (why do you need a smart phone...300 frigging (sic) hundred bucks for a phone and you didn't get a case!!!!.....lol). Still batting 50% the way I see it!!
Gonna wait to root for a few weeks to see what happens. just got 4.0.4.update
Im happy, have full bars and 4g @home and all the way across Pensacola, so we may have a good network here.
First impressions are good~~~except for the car charger being different~~~~
Something that was posted a a few days ago about the camera was instead of just tapping the button to snap off a quick pic is to HOLD your finger on the release button till the camera focuses and then release the button. yes it does slow down picture taking but your pics will improve by quite a lot. I've tried this and seen a marked improvement to the pics that I've taken so far.
I think some of this can be addressed in the software in a future OTA.
Looks like we are now the #2 thread in the lounge behind the Incredible lounge thread =)
Same here. I have the origanl 4.02 rom.
The only thing that I did was, Unlook it and back it up.
You got the 4.04 update? I wasn't aware that 4.03 had been officially released yet.
Did I miss something?
Ducks win the rose bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There's so much available for this phone that I'm flashing as much as a neon sign on Broadway!
It's nutz. I'm doing a flash every 2-3 days to give the ROM's and kernels a thorough workout. Good times....
Not sure if you still needed an answer, but the backup should be in /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/<backup_name>. Every CWM backup set should have 6 files.
Probably ninja'd by now but I'm behind...
Samurai II: Vengeance is one of the gold apps offered for free thru GetJar (which was determined to not be piracy
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