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  1. charliecc

    charliecc Well-Known Member

    I like the look of the Nexus 5. 5.2 inch 1080 with a super small bezel, yes please. Plus it's got a 3000 mah battery.

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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    The LG G2 isn't the Nexus 5, plus we're not even sure that LG is making the next Nexus at this point in time. Even though the Nexus 4 was based off the Optimus G, they looked nothing alike. Though it is getting me anxious for Nexus 5 rumors now that everything except the Note 3 has been unveiled.

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  3. charliecc

    charliecc Well-Known Member

    I know, I was being an ass.

    But the Nexus 4 was basically an LG G, apart from a slightly different shell. My money is on the Nexus 5 being very similar to the LG G2. I think they might go with a similar bezel, but I don't think LG will want to give the Nexus all the features of their flagship.

    They'll prob ditch the back buttons and the image stabilization cam.
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

  5. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    It's intriguing top say the least. Motorola build quality with the kevlar, their amazing radios, with the trademark Nexus shape and I'm in.
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I really like the look/specs of the G2

    I don't think Google will give moto the nexus this quickly. They're still pushing the fact that the 2 companies operate separately pretty hard.

    Plus the moto x has me underwhelmed.


    In the end, I'm on a CDMA carrier, so I'm not sure what I'm so excited for :rolleyes:
  8. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

    The G2 looks quite nice. Guess an N5 based on that could be good.

    Quite agree that Moto won't be making the next Nexus: Google's made too many promises about keeping it at arm's length for them to go back on that already. Mind you, we are talking about Google here ;)

    Having said that, I think the Moto X looks really good. Same size screen as the N4 but way smaller - works for me. The whole colour though .. :rolleyes: And the same price as an S4? :stupid:

    Also, I have some sympathy for the notion that you don't need the latest, greatest, top of the line processors - mid-range processors are so darn powerful these days that they're perfectly capable of doing everything 99% of the population is likely to throw at them, just like on a PC (though I don't expect anyone to here to agree with that :D)
  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    I believe (please don't quote me on that) that LG said they won't be making a GPE of the G2. Is that a sign it'll be the next Nexus or not?
    Also, the UI on the G2 is downright awful! Worse than the first days of Touchwiz. :p
    But, the screen and size layout look to be beautiful. If they can possibly move those buttons to the side but keep everything else the same, I'm game.
    Still need to see the Note 3 though. :)
  10. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    For me its going to come down to either Note 3 or the next Nexus. So whatever Google does will be the deciding factor on which phone I'll choose.
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    Orion Well-Known Member

  12. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

  13. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Well-Known Member

    Though LG have done a good job of trimming the bezels to keep the phone dimensions under control. The G2 is only 4.5 mm longer and 2 mm wider than the N4, and it's fractionally thinner.
  14. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Sorry you feel that way. For me, I love the screen size. I think its pefect due to the onscreen buttons.
  15. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    That will hopefully make it more manageable. It's the same approach that Samsung took with the GS4 and it seemed to please many people in that regard.
    I agree, and I like the idea. The problem is that I have small hands.:eek: The Nexus 4 is right on the cusp of being usable one-handed for me, and I know that's kind of sad :(. Most of the time it's fine, but I do have trouble getting to the corners one-handed. I wish I could make my hands bigger so that I could enjoy some of these larger phones :p
  16. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! VIP Member

    LG Nexus 5 rumors continue to swell up

    I said 4.7" was the biggest I'd need, but one of the girls in work has the Experia Z and it's was more manageable than I'd imagined.

    If the rumour above is true and the screen on the G2 isn't much bigger than the N4, that sounds doable too.
  17. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

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    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! VIP Member

  19. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    The glass on the back of the Nexus 4 is quite fragile and very slick. If they do use back glass again, I HIGHLY recommend using a case that gives you some grip. The front glass is pretty good though, I don't use a screen protector at all and don't have a single scratch.
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  20. alackman

    alackman Well-Known Member

    The whole glass back debate is a funny one... Yes you do have to be more considered but it's a new piece of tech, you should be considerate. If you want to throw your phone around, buy one of these drop proof, splash proof, sand proof builders phones. I don't use a case or a screen protector, had the phone 8 months now and no problems with front or back. I carry phone in my trouser pocket. I'm careful but not obsessive
  21. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Yeah I treat my phones like newborn babies. I always have a case and screen protectors. I'm always careful but mistakes do happen. So I'll have to be extra careful if I end up getting this phone.
  22. charliecc

    charliecc Well-Known Member

    "Well, I couldn't agree with me more on that one" (special bonus points if you know where that's from without Googling it).

    Looks like I was pretty much spot on apart from the image stabilization camera. Pat on the back for me ;)

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