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#16 jamesm182

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:53 AM

Looks smart. I don't have a proper case for it yet. It's still currently in a Sena Ultraslim Leather Pouch designed for my old S3 but it pokes out the top a little bit! I really like having my phones in pouches as I prefer using them with no case  :)



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

It does feel nice out of a case, but I prefer a TPU style case for a  bit of drop protection - I can also just chuck it ( not litterally lol) on the side/desk when I put it down, rather than having to baby it. I also always use a screen protector after a bad experience in the past with the N4 where I decided to take it off and 3 days later I scratched in without even knowing how it happened (must have been a grain of sand in my pocket, I RMA's it anyway as it has a crackly earpiece).  If my phone got scratched anywhere it would REALLY irriate me and I would have to change it.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:02 PM

I know what you mean. To be honest I'm still undecided case-wise. I think I will put up with what I've got for another week or so and then invest in something.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:03 PM

Also that is one thing about pouches. They do give good scratch protection in your pocket without the need for a screen protector. I do like the idea of being able to casually put it down on my desk though!  :)

 

Need to get myself a wireless charging pad they look awesome!  B)



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:06 PM

Looks smart. I don't have a proper case for it yet. It's still currently in a Sena Ultraslim Leather Pouch designed for my old S3 but it pokes out the top a little bit! I really like having my phones in pouches as I prefer using them with no case  :)

 

I'm the same.

 

I have got it in an old HTC case at the moment, but doesn't quite fit properly. Got this coming:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G2DMAPM/



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

Well I was stressing as had no pouch/case - all I had was a piece of carbon effect vinyl on the back as a temp measure and still had the out of the box screen protector on - it was peeing me off as the "Nexus 5" got in the way all the time"lol

 

I have a wireless charging pad, got it for my N4 - Maxell Air Voltage I have it at the side of the bed and only use it at night. I still use a standard charger quite a bit, although the battery life on this thing is awesome - 5 hours screen on over 25 hours since charge and was on 16% so a days usage will be easily achieved. 

 

The N4 had an ongoing issue that has never been fixed by google where the wireless charging service would randomly cause a wakelock and drain the battery in like 1/2 a day in standby if you didn't notice. The only way to ensure this didn't happen was to repower the phone after taking off the charger, I hope the N5 doesn't do this, but I think it may have done the other day to me. It caught me out a few times.

 

Edit: to be fair wireless charging is a bit of a gimmick IMO



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:17 PM

 

I'm the same.

 

I have got it in an old HTC case at the moment, but doesn't quite fit properly. Got this coming:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G2DMAPM/

 

Let me know what you think when you get it! It's just poking out a tiny bit from my S3 case at the moment! 



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:19 PM

Well I was stressing as had no pouch/case - all I had was a piece of carbon effect vinyl on the back as a temp measure and still had the out of the box screen protector on - it was peeing me off as the "Nexus 5" got in the way all the time"lol

 

I have a wireless charging pad, got it for my N4 - Maxell Air Voltage I have it at the side of the bed and only use it at night. I still use a standard charger quite a bit, although the battery life on this thing is awesome - 5 hours screen on over 25 hours since charge and was on 16% so a days usage will be easily achieved. 

 

The N4 had an ongoing issue that has never been fixed by google where the wireless charging service would randomly cause a wakelock and drain the battery in like 1/2 a day in standby if you didn't notice. The only way to ensure this didn't happen was to repower the phone after taking off the charger, I hope the N5 doesn't do this, but I think it may have done the other day to me. It caught me out a few times.

 

Edit: to be fair wireless charging is a bit of a gimmick IMO

 

I know it's a bit of a gimmick but I'm a sucker for technology and I think it would be quite convenient on my desk at work and also by my bed.  B)

 

I hope it doesn't have the issue you mentioned as that would spoil the wireless charging a little!

 

I'm quite impressed with the batter life too. It's easily lasting me a normal working day with moderate to heavy use and is still on 30 ish percent by around 11pm. I'm not sure why some of the reviews have been saying the battery life isn't that great. I was a little apprehensive about the battery life as I came from and S3 with the extended battery kit which used to just keep going and going but I must say I am very impressed!



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

I expect custom kernels (one of which I am already rocking) will extend the battery life even further.  Can't really test battery life properly at the moment as I am flashing alot of stuff/backing up in recovery and stuff so that all canes battery.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:39 PM

I expect custom kernels (one of which I am already rocking) will extend the battery life even further.  Can't really test battery life properly at the moment as I am flashing alot of stuff/backing up in recovery and stuff so that all canes battery.

 

Let me know how you get on. I have never really explored the idea of custom kernels!!



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:44 PM

Custom ROM's, custom kernels - thats reason I buy Nexus devices - easy to hack around with! Head over to XDA-Developers and check it out - make sure you do your homework first though! The good thing it Nexus devices are practically unbrickable!



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:51 PM

Custom ROM's, custom kernels - thats reason I buy Nexus devices - easy to hack around with! Head over to XDA-Developers and check it out - make sure you do your homework first though! The good thing it Nexus devices are practically unbrickable!

 

I will check it out when I get some time. Other than battery life is there much worthwhile that you can do? I'm not massively worried about extra customisation?



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

 

I will check it out when I get some time. Other than battery life is there much worthwhile that you can do? I'm not massively worried about extra customisation?

 

extra customisation/features are the plus points of roms, once you have some of them you won't want to be without, most of these things are things google should have put in themselves imo. Paranoid android is my favourite rom, you can customise the DPI of the UI and also apps on a per app basis, meaing you can fit more on that lovely big screen, also per app colour, Halo notification system.  HEad on over hear and take a look when you get chance. Custom kernels give you speed, under/overclocking, under volting, quick charging access to colour calibration of screen. 

 

http://forum.xda-dev.../google-nexus-5

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

 
Let me know what you think when you get it! It's just poking out a tiny bit from my S3 case at the moment! 


It was rubbish as has been pointed out by a review posted since I bought it. Doesn't fit, a con so going to send it back.

Have ordered my old faithful that is a PDair. Not cheap but they are great quality and always fit.

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