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    Default What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Just wondering if there is anything ground breaking on the Nexus 5 that my Nexus 4 will not be able to take advantage of when the official Kit Kat OTA arrives?

    I understand that the N5 has a co-processor that will access the low powered sensor data (pedometer etc), but is there anything major that will be missing from my kit kat experience on the N4?

    Or at this stage, do we just not know?

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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Major thing would be optical image stabilization. You would be able to take much clearer shots on the N5 than the N4.

    Another would be maximum 32gb vs 16gb of storage. So media capabilities should be much better.

    The screen is supposedly much better. I personally find the resolution on the N4 to be good enough that I'm not jealous of 1080p. But the color representation should be better. But you can fix that on the N4 on certain ROMs that allow tweaking the gamma settings.

    I think that's about it. I'm perfectly still happy with my N4 so I'll probably just skip this generation.

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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohyeahar View Post
    Major thing would be optical image stabilization. You would be able to take much clearer shots on the N5 than the N4.

    Another would be maximum 32gb vs 16gb of storage. So media capabilities should be much better.

    The screen is supposedly much better. I personally find the resolution on the N4 to be good enough that I'm not jealous of 1080p. But the color representation should be better. But you can fix that on the N4 on certain ROMs that allow tweaking the gamma settings.

    I think that's about it. I'm perfectly still happy with my N4 so I'll probably just skip this generation.

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    I have had my N4 for about 1/2 a year and right now I have 9GBs of storage still left on my 16GB version. Guess I would never even use 16GB much less 32.. Staying with the N4.
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    LTE
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    I'm rocking with 8Gb version!
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Sprint's CDMA network
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Wrong!What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?-screenshot_2013-11-09-12-54-05.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    LTE
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?-screenshot_2013-11-09-12-54-05.jpg
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    N4 have LTE, but band 4 only, there are dozen more bands the N5 support to make it world compatible. Also for the N4 it's unofficial and required unlocking the bootloader and technically isn't legal by the FCC so people need to stop claiming it, most people who buy the Nexus are normal users who don't know or want to flash their devices.

    Now with that of the way, here is just what I get from all the reviews and readings:

    Nexus 5 have powered USB OTG.
    Better camera with image stabilization.
    1080p screen, slightly larger.
    Gorilla glass 3 (means nothing to me).
    Bigger storage.
    Smaller bezel.
    Lighter weight and thinner.
    Weight distribution is more balanced than the N4. I dislike the top heavy feel of the N4.
    Slightly bigger battery coupled with more efficient SoC.
    The earpiece and call quality is supposed to be better than the N4.
    802.11ac
    Support CDMA carriers (that will allow it to work on their network) and much more LTE bands.

    Overall I think you can do most things the N5 does with the N4. I like the build and look of the N4 more than the N5 and its still plenty fast with KitKat hence I'm not yet compelled to get the N5 except the urge to just trying it out.

    I think you'll get better answers asking in the N5 section.

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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    I like the build and look of the N4 more than the N5
    Me too!

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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Lol

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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    I like the build and look of the N4 more than the N5
    This is what I thought too, until I held and looked at the Nexus 5. It is an absolutely gorgeous and elegant device. At least the black version's soft touch, slightly curved back makes it a pleasure to hold, more so than my Nexus 4.

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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdbii View Post
    Me too!

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    Me three! I'm a "pocket" phone storer, and I think the N4 fits perfectly. The N5 is too tall, more rectangular IMO. I'd stick with my N4 and skip the N5. All I need is the new 4.4 OS and that's it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickacs View Post
    Me three! I'm a "pocket" phone storer, and I think the N4 fits perfectly. The N5 is too tall, more rectangular IMO. I'd stick with my N4 and skip the N5. All I need is the new 4.4 OS and that's it.
    Yeah I'm skipping the 5 and i'll get whatever is next. 4.4 is all I really wanted.

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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Which LTE bands does the N5 support?
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoMoNexus View Post
    Which LTE bands does the N5 support?
    Bands 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41

    Also has anyone heard if 4.4 will turn on LTE for the N4?
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Review of Nexus 5 on this show. Before You Buy 95 | TWiT.TV
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    N4 have LTE, but band 4 only, there are dozen more bands the N5 support to make it world compatible. Also for the N4 it's unofficial and required unlocking the bootloader and technically isn't legal by the FCC so people need to stop claiming it, most people who buy the Nexus are normal users who don't know or want to flash their devices.

    Now with that of the way, here is just what I get from all the reviews and readings:

    Nexus 5 have powered USB OTG.
    Better camera with image stabilization.
    1080p screen, slightly larger.
    Gorilla glass 3 (means nothing to me).
    Bigger storage.
    Smaller bezel.
    Lighter weight and thinner.
    Weight distribution is more balanced than the N4. I dislike the top heavy feel of the N4.
    Slightly bigger battery coupled with more efficient SoC.
    The earpiece and call quality is supposed to be better than the N4.
    802.11ac
    Support CDMA carriers (that will allow it to work on their network) and much more LTE bands.

    Overall I think you can do most things the N5 does with the N4. I like the build and look of the N4 more than the N5 and its still plenty fast with KitKat hence I'm not yet compelled to get the N5 except the urge to just trying it out.

    I think you'll get better answers asking in the N5 section.

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    Are u serious? Nexus phones are development phones ( flashing romming ect).

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Central n ohios best View Post
    Are u serious? Nexus phones are development phones ( flashing romming ect).

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
    In part it is, but not anymore, especially the way its being marketed. If that was the case the phone would only come with AOSP, and no Google apps whatsoever. If it's a dev phone then why need Maps, or PlayStore to purchase online contents, or Google Now, what about Nexus commercials posted on youtube? And why are all the big name reviewers reviewing the Nexus 5?
    Can you confirm everyone posting in this forum are developers: http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-5/

    The Nexus brand is in large marketed to showcase Google services and allowing an affordable option to access them.
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    At present I am fully satisfied with my Nexus4 8gb , satisfied with its screen resolution, camera, size, storage , looks . I want to try someone else's nexus5 before purchasing it for myself.
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    I'm late to this thread, but honestly the only things that can't be duplicated on the N4 are OIS and the 1080p screen. The N5 is a great phone for a great price, but I am still REALLY attached to my N4. Can't see myself upgrading until I'm forced.
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Yes does anybody know if 4.4 will receive activate Lte?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielcj View Post
    Yes does anybody know if 4.4 will receive activate Lte?

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    No, not going to happen. That was a misunderstanding on the part of a blogger that got picked up and reposted everywhere out of context.


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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    Quote Originally Posted by danielcj View Post
    Yes does anybody know if 4.4 will receive activate Lte?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    LTE feature was never homologate through the FCC, so it's not even legal for Google to*enable it. You can install LTE enabled baseband developed by the community if you know how.
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    Default Re: What does the Nexus 5 do that I won't be able to do on my N4?

    I'm rolling the N4 until the frenzy over the N5 dies down. I'll pick one up after the first of the year used on swappa. And not for the prices people are gouging for them right now.

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