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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ajdroidx, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Not looking to argue or anything, but I was curious if anyone here has went back to a previous device after trying out the Nexus 5. If you have, what was your reasoning to do so?

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  2. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I was going to go back to the moto x and it just didn't pan out that way. Ended up returning my white nexus 5 for a stealthy black one and so far so good as far as major issues go. The nexus isn't a perfect device, the camera and video shooter are suspect, the audio isn't getting any awards and has even drive some people to return it just for that reason, and the battery life is pretty terrible as a whole IMO.

    However I'll be keeping mine, I love stock android and the moto x is the only other phone that offers this type of stock feel. But I can't see myself going back to a phone with a 720p screen, inferior build quality, and just as whole last years specs as we roll into 2014. I'll keep my nexus 5 for a while and see how things go.
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  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Nope. Never going back to touchwiz :D
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  4. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You'll be back.... they all come back :eek: :p
  5. kylecummins

    kylecummins Android Expert

    What do you guys consider terrible battery life?

    On my first full charge I was north of 12.5 hours with 4.5 screen on. Is this considered bad?
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  6. Omar Days

    Omar Days Android Expert

    I get about the same battery time if I'm using it a lot, but the other day my phone lasted two days before I had to charge it again under light usage. Personally I think the battery is great.
  7. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Not a chance. Then again my previous device was a Droid Bionic with Verizon, so it shouldn't really be any surprise...
  8. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Holy shNike's!!! I remember my bionic...
  9. techrider62

    techrider62 Android Enthusiast

    bought the nexus 5 sold my note 2 and i'm not looking back.
  10. kylecummins

    kylecummins Android Expert

    Yeah I consider 4 hours screen on pretty heavy usage. Right now I'm at 12+ hours with almost 3 screen on and I'm sitting at 45%.

    Battery seems on par or slightly better then my HTC one.
  11. g01851

    g01851 Well-Known Member

    Using Juice Defender and the Franco Kernel, my battery life is fine. I usually put it on the charger every night, so havent really paid attention to how long it might last before it NEEDS charging. I do know Juice Defender really helped the stock, but then I went root and custom ROM...
  12. jirok

    jirok Member

    Seeing i as used my nexus 4 without a case i miss the curved edges the glass back and the extra weight compared the nexus five feels cheap if i didnt get into a car wreck and have my screen shattered i would go back to it
  13. mk_ultra19

    mk_ultra19 Android Enthusiast

    Battery life on my nexus 5 is better than my GS3 by far. Also after the camera fix, I have liked the results of the pictures this phone takes.
  14. kylecummins

    kylecummins Android Expert

    Yeah I consider 4 hours screen on pretty heavy usage. Right now I'm at 12+ hours with almost 3 screen on and I'm sitting at 45%.

    Battery seems on par or slightly better then my HTC one.

    Edit: just completed second full charge cycle - 15 hours 20 minutes life - 5 hours screen on time. I can't ask for more if the battery stays this good it will be perfect since I rarely have more then 2-3 hours screen in a normal 13 hour work day.

    Also charges pretty quick for me too
  15. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Best I had was 7 hours screen on time and 19 hours off the charger with 10% left (I haven't pushed it that hard since).

    Some days I'll only squeek out 2. It can be very variable. Having location services off helps a lot.
  16. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I'm so picky it's ridiculous, yet I find my Nexus 5 so ideal for me, I'm thrilled with it.

    Perfect? No. . . Excellent? Absolutely!

    I've owned a mind boggling amount of smartphones, nothing comes close to the functionality, speed, phone call quality, and excellent build quality of this fantastic N5. This is a phone that gets better and more fun every day I use it. So many useful intuitive features, I can't imagine using another phone.

    Installing a Black Spigen Slim Armor Case is the icing on the cake.

    Even my non technical wife found it so impressive she asked for one to replace her iPhone 5S. I was shocked!

    Now after just one week of enjoying her Nexus 5, three of her best friends have also made the switch. These Nexus 5 models are incredibly nice. Being unlocked, very reasonably priced, and easy to keep up to date with the latest version of Android for free, it's an irresistible deal.
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  17. Karmandk

    Karmandk Android Enthusiast

    Do you think I should go back?

    Specs of old phone
    - 3.5 in 360p screen
    - Snapdragon s4 dual core
    - 5 gb internal storage (thank goodness for micro sd expansion)
    - 5 megapixel camera
    - lg ui android 4.0.4 (unofficial 4.1
    By unofficial cyanogenmod)
    - Great dev community
    - Locked Bootloader (deal breaker)
    - $50 unlocked (no this is not a typo)

    I think I would rather stick with my Nexus 5
  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Agreed :cool:
  19. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    Admittedly I'm a tech addict that's especially involved with mobile computing and communication in my line of engineering work. As such I always maintain several phone lines to test, evaluate and enjoy the various smart phones currently available.

    That said, I designate just one as my primary device, amongst the others in use concurrently.

    From the very first day my Nexus 5 arrived it's been a highly effective, no drawbacks, primary smartphone for me. Going forward I can honestly say I am so completely satisfied that I may set a personal record for how long I use my Nexus 5 as my primary phone. Why? It's simple really... the N5 does everything I want and nothing I don't. I've never been able to say that before. :)
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  20. krs128

    krs128 Well-Known Member

    I don't get how people actually have more then 3.5-4 hours of screen time in a day. you guys must literally just leave it on just to leave it on and say you did. my heavy use days where I feel like I am constantly on it I am right around 3 hours usually.

    but on topic of this thread, I would never go back to my GNex, that phone would be at 10% battery in less then 4 hours, with 40 min screen time.
  21. vanack

    vanack Member

    Nope.....LOVE IT!!!!! but then I already sold my GNEX on Ebay..:)
  22. Tesla12

    Tesla12 Newbie

    I know many like to rave how Apple design a product well but don't tell me other OEM's are not doing an outstanding job or better. Now back to original topic. I left the HTC ONE which many consider one of the best design and phone out there. I like the Nexus 5, it fits my needs. Yes some things can be improve but what phone doesn't have some short comings?. So no have not dump my N5 for any device and I never will.
  23. DC IT

    DC IT Member

    No. I won't go back to my previous phone (Note1) which had far worse battery performance than the N5.
    But I'd change my N5 for an N6 when it's available!
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  24. jamjr74

    jamjr74 Well-Known Member

    I went back to my s4. Not because I disliked the nexus 5 just because Verizon is the only carrier to give good coverage in my area. That being said I like my s4 as much as the nexus 5. The software is a huge advantage but that's where it really ends. Camera and battery on s4 are better. Call quality and speaker also better on s4. My opinion obviously.
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  25. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    I still use my One X to listen to music

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