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Old 12-07-13, 11:30 AM   #1
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Nexus 5 inbound

I have had my HTC One V, a low-end smartphone, from Virgin Mobile for a while now, and I have noticed that it is running slower and slower, probably from all the updates and bloatware. I have not been successful in rooting it and installing a custom ROM.

I have been doing some research and I just ordered a 32GB Nexus 5 inbound from Google Play. I combined that with a free T Mobile prepaid micro sim. When the phone and card arrive, I can activate it online with a T Mobile prepaid plan at $ 30/month: 100 minutes talk time, unlimited email, text and Web. I have been keeping track over the past year, and I have not had a single month in which I used more than 100 minutes talk time.

I have been so pleased with my Nexus 7 tablet, and especially the Google Now functionality, that this pushed me towards the Nexus 5 phone. Plus, it will run pure Android with no manufacturer apps or bloatware.

We will see how it works, although the online reviews are positive.
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Old 12-07-13, 11:45 AM   #2
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You think HTC custom ROMs are slow?

man, you should try out samsung custom ROMs.
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Mine is due for delivery Monday. I had thought about getting the iPhone but the lower cost of the Nexus 5 sold me.
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Old 12-07-13, 10:01 PM   #4
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Interested in your thoughts... I'm due for a new phone and it'll probably be the nexus 5 or some motorola phone. Sadly I've heard the camera on the moto X is not good.
--edit- the moto X camera may have been fixed with a software update.

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Old 12-08-13, 06:47 AM   #5
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Just got rid of my 2 year old HTC Evo 4G and got an LG G2. So far, the strangest part of dealing with it is the size. It is going to take some getting used to. But, it's very fast, light, and has a 3000 mah battery. Pulled it off the charger yesterday morning and it was down to 76% power by 10pm with light use.
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Old 12-08-13, 06:54 AM   #6
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I feel so outdated with my iPhone 4. But I do have a nice tablet for internet use on the go, I just use my phone as a wifi hotspot, but it's only 3g so a little slow sometimes.
I guess when a new phone is needed I'll have to go with a 4g phone and service.
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Old 12-08-13, 07:58 AM   #7
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Just got rid of my 2 year old HTC Evo 4G and got an LG G2. So far, the strangest part of dealing with it is the size. It is going to take some getting used to. But, it's very fast, light, and has a 3000 mah battery. Pulled it off the charger yesterday morning and it was down to 76% power by 10pm with light use.
I'm thinking about a G2 and a G pad pair. I think you can use the phone to bridge to the pad when you lack a wifi connection. Maybe there are other phone/pad pairs that do this. I've just started to explore the idea.
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Old 12-09-13, 12:17 AM   #8
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The idea of trying samsung custom ROMs seems quite fantastic. Shop in Shop Design

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So I've been using my new Nexus 5 for most of the day, and it's easily the best android phone I've ever used and the only one I've used that comes close to Apples since of OS/Hardware integration. Interesting that it feels so much better than the G2 which shares so much of it's hardware.
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I'm weak for peer pressure. I hope it fits in my pocket nicely.
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So I've been using my new Nexus 5 for most of the day, and it's easily the best android phone I've ever used and the only one I've used that comes close to Apples since of OS/Hardware integration. Interesting that it feels so much better than the G2 which shares so much of it's hardware.
A lot of android phones would run and feel so much better if the manufacturers quit trying to customize their ROMs.
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So the Nexus 5 is pretty slick! Lightweight, large and gorgeous screen, and boy is it fast! I am waiting for my VM number to port over so I can check to see if I have 4G service. I have it set up just like my Nexus 7.
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I feel so outdated with my iPhone 4. But I do have a nice tablet for internet use on the go, I just use my phone as a wifi hotspot, but it's only 3g so a little slow sometimes.
I guess when a new phone is needed I'll have to go with a 4g phone and service.
You think you feel outdated? Got myself a Samsung Galaxy S, second-hand for my birthday two years ago. I'm 19 now, and I fear the Galaxy S will soon need to go. It's slow as feck and is always restarting randomly! Most annoying.
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It arrived yesterday. T-Mobile was able to use a fancy cookie cutter to trim down my old mini-sim to micro-sim size. The nexus 5 is definitely slimmer and lighter than my HTC G2. I got the charging station too, seems to work fine although it needs the AC adapter despite having a USB plug. It doesn't seem to work through the USB port on my computer, although it may just be too old. I'm still configuring things, but I like it.
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I have a Samsung tablet that I'm finding is pretty worthless. It's at the latest Android update but nearly unusable as far as I'm concerned. I can tap like a mother****** and it won't respond and then go to some random place.

I tried to find mileage this afternoon on the Mapquest app. FAIL

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I'm weak for peer pressure. I hope it fits in my pocket nicely.
Is that an Android in your pocket or are you a drone to seek me...
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For many years, I used a bumper case and belt clip holster for my cellphones. This goes back to when I was wearing scrubs at work, and they had no pockets that would hold a phone, and I would drop the phone on the tile floors of the hospital. By now, it is a habit, since I don't carry any sort of bag and the dress slacks look funny with a large cellphone in the pockets. I have discovered that the Nite Ize tall cargo clip case with magnet just holds the Nexus 5 with a bumper case. So if you are looking for a belt holster, take a look at Nite Ize.
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I just got a Moto X from AT&T to replace my Blackberry (yes...I said Blackberry). I would have kept my BB until it died but my company is longer supporting them, so I made the change to Android. It arrived on Wednesday but not before my trip to the Bay Area, so I won't get to use it until Monday when I return. I'm looking forward to it and have been reading up on using it. I was a little concerned about losing my tactile keyboard but then I tried the swipe typing in the store and found it remarkably intuitive.
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You'll probably like the MotoX, it has a lot of neat features. The always-on-voice is nice when you have a lock system on the phone. From what I can tell, the Nexus 5 requires you to unlock the phone first.
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