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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nx1977, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Is it normal for the volume button to be so sharp on its upper edge? Will the sharpness wear off a little?

    Loving the phone and after waiting over Christmas, I don't want to go through the hassle of sending it back unless I absolutely have to.

    It's my only niggle. OK that and only 2 home screens

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Install a different launcher (I use Nova, Go is also pretty good) and you can have lots of home screens.
  3. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

    I assume you need to root 1st?
  4. lampthis

    lampthis Newbie

    Many people have mentioned how sharp the button edges are. I didn't have a problem with it.
    Unless you prefer a naked phone, you can always get a case, lots of nice ones around for the Nexus 5.
  5. kylecummins

    kylecummins Android Expert

    You don't need a launcher to get multiple home screens just drag to the right with an app or widget.
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  6. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. 3 screens sorted and everything has its place again.
  7. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    You don't need root to install an alternative launcher. And, yes, you can get more home screens from the stock GEL launcher by simply dragging an icon past the second or last screen you have. I prefer Nova because you have many more options. For instance, in GEL, the "Home" (default) home screen is always the left most screen. In Nova, you can designate any home screen as default.
  8. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well after a few weeks they've definitely worn down and are no longer razor sharp.

    So if you've just got a Nexus 5 and are worried, there's no need to return. Just hang in there and it WILL go away.
  9. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I use a Spigen Slim Armor Case, it fits perfectly, covers the buttons with a nice soft rubber that feels great to use, and is carefully engineered to protect during drops. In Black, it also has a nice soft touch coating. It's thin yet ads just enough to keep the camera lens off the table when placed on it's back. This is the nicest case I've had amongst all I've tried for my various smartphones.

    SPIGEN Nexus 5 case Slim Armor | Spigen
  10. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    I doubt they wear down - aren't they supposed to be ceramic?

Nexus 5 Forum

The Nexus 5 release date was November 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.95" screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2300mAh battery, and 2GB storage.

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