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General It's A Screaming Red Temptation [Its live]

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zipred, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. zipred

    zipred Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Just when I thought I'd bought my favorite smartphone in Black, it appears that Google's about to release one in Red!

    Why does it have to be my favorite color, my favorite phone, all rolled into one.

    If I can muster the temptation to resist, it'll be a personal record.

    Conversely if I cave into temptation... well I think you get the picture.

    A guy could most definitely have far worse vices :D

    Red Nexus 5 press image leaked, looking pretty official


  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Its wayyy too red for me! :eek:

    I will say though, it is interesting that the color actually wraps around the side this time.
  3. ktriebol

    ktriebol Member

    IMO most people say that the Nexus 5 needs a case anyway in order to protect the glass in front and the camera lens in back, so if you are one who subscribes to that, then the logical move is just to get a black phone and find a nice red case for it.
  4. zipred

    zipred Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    A smart, common sense solution.

    You adults amaze me (big smile)

    That's killing my inner child...ha...ha...ha... :D
  5. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Extreme Android User

    Wow I can see you from the next solar system. Take the battery out :eek: bright light
  6. Wrend

    Wrend Member

    Yeah, not too likely to lose/misplace your phone then...

    I like Android, have a high regard for Nexus devices in general, 5 is my favorite number, and red is also my favorite color.

    I have the white/off-white Nexus 5 though, and it wouldn't be worth it to me to try and switch them out. That, and I'm not really the kind of person that wants my phone to stand out too much to other people.

    No, I'm content with my storm trooper and stock reddish live wallpaper, Sun Beam.
  7. Wrend

    Wrend Member

    ...so I guess that makes mine a shock trooper, and the red ones red guard?

    Obviously the black one is Darth Vader. :D
  8. ritchea

    ritchea Well-Known Member

    http://dbrand.com/submodels/nexus-5/#skin-73 Some protection and your favorite color!
  9. beachcrawler

    beachcrawler Lurker

    It's available. Check the play store. :)
  10. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Its cool...but just too Red for me. I'd like it for about a week or so and then would want to go back to black....

    Lol...I'm cool with the Red Bumper case
  11. beachcrawler

    beachcrawler Lurker

    Just pulled the trigger and ordered it! I didn't nec have to have red, but the 16g black and white ones are gone until 2-3 weeks.
  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Its the RED speaker that would bug me. I'd keep thinking it was a notification light.

    It took some getting used to with the white nexus
  13. Wrend

    Wrend Member

    I could see that being an issue, but by default notifications are just white, though I do use Light Flow to color code mine based on what kind of notification I'm getting.

    That aside, I like that they're matching the phone ear speaker to the cover. It's a nice touch.
  14. krs128

    krs128 Well-Known Member

    i dislike how the sides of it are red also, I like how the white one is, white back and black sides.

    White is still the G.O.A.T. Nexus 5
  15. zipred

    zipred Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I find the RED speaker very compelling. It's a nice accent and helps a dolt like me figure out which end is which... ha.. ha.. ha..

    If _that_ doesn't prove what an Android addict I am, nothing does. Oh, and YES, I caved into my love of Red and ordered one... :D
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  16. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    I like the fact the sides are also red, better looking finish than the white one in my opinion.
  17. zipred

    zipred Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    To save my fellow forum members from the disappointment I encountered, it's important that that you know the "RED" Bumper case sold from Google play is actually "ORANGE"

    It looks Red in the pictures, but it's not ! Other than that it's as advertised.

    Meanwhile, I await the arrival of my red N5 :D
  18. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    Here's hoping you don't end up with a lovely Orange Nexus 5. :eek: ;)
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  19. beachcrawler

    beachcrawler Lurker

    Got mine last night, but I can't figure out how to post pics :-/
  20. zipred

    zipred Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It's here!

    Unpacked to find a texture on the back more like the white model, not the soft grippy back like my wonderful Black N5. The color? A friendly reminder that pictures can be misleading. Not to my liking, yet no harm, no foul. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    I'm so happy with the terrific improvements in Google's customer service. One short easy call, resulted in an RMA and service as good as one gets with Apple.

    Immediately repacked it, dropped off at FedEx for a swift return trip.

    Thanks Google :D
  21. minimefg2

    minimefg2 Newbie

    One thing to mention the red on the phone is not red is really orange kinda like what others have said about the bumper case,wife likes it so no biggie.

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