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GNex 5 Months In Review

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by breynolds007, May 4, 2012.

  1. breynolds007

    breynolds007 Well-Known Member
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    I'm an Android OG and I've had this phone for a little over 5 months. I
     



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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Thanks for sharing your experience on the GN! I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way.
     
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  3. quiksilver169

    quiksilver169 Well-Known Member

    Your phone reboots once or twice a week? I've had two GNex's (Whistler accident) and neither had a reboot problem.

    I do get the browser force close sometimes, annoying, but not too bothered by it and should be fixed soon. Also, after cycling through airplane mode and trying to use BT in my Audi it won't connect unless I reboot, another common problem.
     
  4. Karuk

    Karuk Android Enthusiast

    Agreed.
     
  5. jhonb

    jhonb Android Enthusiast

    "Answering phone calls-Recently, I’ve had a couple of times where I can’t answer an incoming call because the keyboard opens and blocks the option to answer. It doesn’t lock up, everything works after the call, just a minor annoyance."

    This happened to me yesterday, I thought I hit a wrong button or something. The person that called, called me right back and said they got an recorded error message????
     
  6. NJSmoke

    NJSmoke Member

    I just recently found out why most high end phones are so big. Wired just did a piece on how the Iphone will be getting bigger in the near future. And it is because the LTE 4G antenna and chipset is large and you will have to also get a large battery to feed the chipset.

    I will assume that we won't see high end phones get smarter until 4G is every where and they can stop putting CDMA chips and antennas in it. Or LTE advances.
     
  7. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    I think part of the energy drain from 4G comes from the fact your powering two different radios. The still needs to maintain a CDMA connection for voice (even when you're not in a call) and LTE for data. Granted, the radio isn't the BIGGEST battery drain on the Nexus (that award goes to the screen), but pair up the radio drain with the screen, you've got a juice guzzler. Once we get Voice over LTE though, I'm sure it will help at the very least marginally.
     
  8. MachDelta

    MachDelta Member

     
  9. NJSmoke

    NJSmoke Member

    That reminds me, the one problem I don't think the update is going to be able to address is that their is a problem with the phone sensing 2 fingers. Like in certain games.
     
  10. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER CHANGED FROM AF ADDICT MIKESTONY

    I get a reboot every time from Wifi Tether, but other than that, no reboot problems for me. Excellent review, captures my thoughts exactly.
     
  11. JamesSJ

    JamesSJ Well-Known Member

    I am concerned that the poor signal strength and dropped calls is a hardware problem.

    I wish it had the battery capacity of the RAZR Maxx.

    Otherwise, fantastic device and OS.
     
  12. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

     
  13. Great review ..I agree with you. Only thing is the reception issue which eventually will be fixed with an update hopefully. Hope BigRed can figure out this update process to make it less painfull. Wishfull thinking I guess.
     
  14. kinfolk248

    kinfolk248 Android Enthusiast

    well my nexus has be lovely up until lately call quality has be hit or miss, i even flashed the new radios still hit or miss smh...smh...
     
  15. breynolds007

    breynolds007 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    That might work...if a phone number I don't have saved calls me, I'd like to be able to start typing the # in the dialer and it show the #'s history (If its been called/received before). It seems the stock dialer only searches your contacts.
     
  16. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    That's exactly how it works. Give it a shot, it's free anyway.
     
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