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    Default Does the nexus 5 really have a lot of issues?

    I'm going to be ordering this phone in the coming weeks, but it sounds like users of this phone are having good quite a few complaints. I know that on forums Complaints get magnified, but I'd really like to know if there are reasons I shouldn't get the phone or what problems it has.

    What have you experienced? Have you noticed battery life being better than the nexus 4?
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    Personally I think people are being very picky, but at the same time it does seem to have quite a few people complaining about the same type of issues.

    Now you are coming to site of a select amount of people as compared to the whole lot of people who ordered the N5, just a reminder
    My phone has been great the 24 hrs I have had it and no real issues at this time. Just my experience.
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    Been using mine since Monday. Not one issue so far. Then again I'm coming from a Verizon GNex so anything is a step up! But seriously I don't have any of the listed problems. Maybe I'm just lucky?!

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    Every release of a hyped phone has forums full of complaints and issues. Some is nitpicking, some is issues related to being a first batch of devices, some are to new software, and some are just the quirks of that device. Nothing really new to see here.
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    Something the Nexus line holds unique above all other phone brand forums is that ours tends to be a jelly magnet more than any other because we're well, the "Google phone" and that irks a small collection of certain types people. I've seen quite a few posts in the N4 and N7 forum by people who seem to just appear out of the woodwork whenever a problem is mentioned gleefully pointing out how their Samsung/HTC/Moto/LG/whatever works like a charm and pretend theirs had no launch issues. Even the most minor quirk gets inflated to doomsday proportions. What do the Germans call it? Schadenfreude?
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    I don't think there's really a lot of issues with the phone, but most people should probably lower their expectations. It's not a world-beater. It's simply a platform for Google to show off their OS and it happens to be a pretty good phone in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I'm going to be ordering this phone in the coming weeks, but it sounds like users of this phone are having good quite a few complaints. I know that on forums Complaints get magnified, but I'd really like to know if there are reasons I shouldn't get the phone or what problems it has.

    What have you experienced? Have you noticed battery life being better than the nexus 4?
    Most definitely, yes. This phone is better than the 4 in every way, sometimes dramatically.

    I have not experienced the problems other people seem to be having. The power button wobble is something I would have completely missed had I not been looking for it. I have not had any wifi issues (well, at least not anything I did not also have with the 4). LTE and voice reception are what I expected them to be or better.

    Battery life has been comparable to my Nexus 4, but that is with heavy use. This phone will last a lot longer than the 4 if you are a light user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adranalyne View Post
    I don't think there's really a lot of issues with the phone, but most people should probably lower their expectations. It's not a world-beater. It's simply a platform for Google to show off their OS and it happens to be a pretty good phone in the process.
    That is true, but I do think this phone is a world beater. It's display and CPU power are top notch, and the camera is one of the best. It has the best touch response (IMO) of anything out right now. The price is deceptive...this is easily as good as any phone on the market right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    Most definitely, yes. This phone is better than the 4 in every way, sometimes dramatically.
    I'm probably getting my hopes up here but does this mean you're not going to adopt the role of the official critic of the Nexus 5 like you did on the N4 forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    That is true, but I do think this phone is a world beater. It's display and CPU power are top notch, and the camera is one of the best. It has the best touch response (IMO) of anything out right now. The price is deceptive...this is easily as good as any phone on the market right now.
    Moto X, HTC One, and iPhone 5S (for those that like iOS). Those are world-beaters. The Nexus 5 is good, but I'd take two out of the three of those phones over it every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    That is true, but I do think this phone is a world beater. It's display and CPU power are top notch, and the camera is one of the best. It has the best touch response (IMO) of anything out right now. The price is deceptive...this is easily as good as any phone on the market right now.
    Glad you like the phone. "best touch response" ?? Well it sounds like you've already lowered yor expectations.

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    No problems here other than the battery could be a bit better. Loving it so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnjf View Post
    Glad you like the phone. "best touch response" ?? Well it sounds like you've already lowered yor expectations.
    It was something I was not expecting to care about, but it is a nice feature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adranalyne View Post
    Moto X, HTC One, and iPhone 5S (for those that like iOS). Those are world-beaters. The Nexus 5 is good, but I'd take two out of the three of those phones over it every time.
    Just an opinion, but...there is nothing about the iPhone 5s that is better that I can see, either in hardware or software. It is not even better for gaming anymore. All it has is the ecosystem. This phone is faster than the Moto X and with a better camera. It is faster than the One as well, and in some ways the camera is also better. I do not think it is a given that either of those phones are better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rule9 View Post
    I'm probably getting my hopes up here but does this mean you're not going to adopt the role of the official critic of the Nexus 5 like you did on the N4 forum?

    I regret NONE of my criticisms of the Nexus 4 and many of them apply to the 5 as well. I still don't like not having expandable memory or removable storage, but it is a flaw (and yes, I do think it is a flaw) I can live with in exchange for the awesomeness of the rest of the phone.

    People focus on the criticisms I made, but I said many times that the Nexus 4 was an awesome phone, and that I did not regret buying it. I still don't. It wasn't perfect, but it was the best phone available (IMO) at that time. The Nexus 4 was an excellent product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    It was something I was not expecting to care about, but it is a nice feature.


    Just an opinion, but...there is nothing about the iPhone 5s that is better that I can see, either in hardware or software. It is not even better for gaming anymore. All it has is the ecosystem. This phone is faster than the Moto X and with a better camera. It is faster than the One as well, and in some ways the camera is also better. I do not think it is a given that either of those phones are better.
    The 5S has the better camera and arguably the better build and CPU/GPU. In GPU benchmarks, it bests the Nexus 5, so yes, it's better for gaming. The Moto X has better battery life, better features, it'll get 4.4 in no time, it's got a better in-hand feel, and you can customize the hell out of it. The HTC One has a better build, arguably the better camera and screen, better speaker, and the GPE will have 4.4 probably by the end of the month. The Nexus 5 is a great phone and people should love it, but I'm just saying that it's not the be-all end-all.
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    Been using for over 24 hours- so not a huge amount of time. But I can say thus far no issues I have not tested the GPS yet, have not taken video, but the camera is fine. Haven't make a speaker phone call but did listen to music from the speakers and they seem fine. Oddly enough have not used headphones yet. I'll wait till close to my 30 days to see if "all systems" seem go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adranalyne View Post
    The 5S has the better camera
    I disagree, based on the samples I have seen. The OIS makes a big difference in sharpness, especially in low light. In what way is the 5S camera better in your opinion?

    and arguably the better build and CPU/GPU. In GPU benchmarks, it bests the Nexus 5, so yes, it's better for gaming.
    What is the difference in percentage points? The benchmarks I have seen make them statistically even. - -

    The Nexus 5 is a great phone and people should love it, but I'm just saying that it's not the be-all end-all.
    You have pointed out specific areas in which those phones are better, but I have done the same with the nexus 5. So I do not see how you can claim they are "world beaters" and the nexus 5 is not. If they are "world beaters", there should be no major areas where the Nexus 5 beats them.

    Not only that, but the Nexus 5 is doing it at half the price.
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    It depends on what you mean by issues.

    Mine is functioning correctly and works very well. There are some things that could be better but I don't really consider them issues. Just me being picky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigRed79 View Post
    Every release of a hyped phone has forums full of complaints and issues. Some is nitpicking, some is issues related to being a first batch of devices, some are to new software, and some are just the quirks of that device. Nothing really new to see here.
    What he said ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    I disagree, based on the samples I have seen. The OIS makes a big difference in sharpness, especially in low light. In what way is the 5S camera better in your opinion?


    What is the difference in percentage points? The benchmarks I have seen make them statistically even. - -


    You have pointed out specific areas in which those phones are better, but I have done the same with the nexus 5. So I do not see how you can claim they are "world beaters" and the nexus 5 is not. If they are "world beaters", there should be no major areas where the Nexus 5 beats them.

    Not only that, but the Nexus 5 is doing it at half the price.
    There's virtually zero shutter lag on the 5S. There's most certainly shutter lag on the Nexus 5. OIS is important, but AIS on the 5S is virtually the same. It's delivering 1.5 microns to the 1.4 (reportedly) that the Nexus 5 is. It focuses quicker. The TrueTone flash is another advantage. It's not a night and day win, but it's still a better camera. Down the road if Google can increase the quality via software updates, maybe it can take over as the leader here.

    The title of the link you sent out says it all: "2nd best gaming phone". By a huge margin? No, but it's still not the best.

    The Nexus 5 is a great phone, but it just doesn't offer anything so spectacular that makes it stand out aside from the price you pay for it. The Moto X has it's in-hand feel and Active Notifications/Touchless Controls. The HTC One has it's build quality, screen, and BoomSound speakers. The iPhone 5S has the fingerprint scanner, the camera, and the 64-bit CPU that flies now and will only get faster once apps catch up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adranalyne View Post
    The Nexus 5 is a great phone, but it just doesn't offer anything so spectacular that makes it stand out aside from the price you pay for it. The Moto X has it's in-hand feel and Active Notifications/Touchless Controls.
    The Nexus 5 has a better camera and significantly better CPU and display compared to the Moto X. Despite costing significantly less.

    The HTC One has it's build quality, screen, and BoomSound speakers.
    ...and a weaker CPU. The camera is also worse in some ways (less sharp in low light).

    The iPhone 5S has the fingerprint scanner, the camera, and the 64-bit CPU that flies now and will only get faster once apps catch up.
    With a display that is 100ppi below the much cheaper Nexus 5, at a resolution that is barely 1/4 that of the Nexus 5, despite being physically larger than the iPhone. The 64-bit CPU does not appear to be helping it in bechmarks, as .

    The difference is not as night and day as you might like to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    The Nexus 5 has a better camera and significantly better CPU and display compared to the Moto X. Despite costing significantly less.


    ...and a weaker CPU. The camera is also worse in some ways (less sharp in low light).


    With a display that is 100ppi below the much cheaper Nexus 5, at a resolution that is barely 1/4 that of the Nexus 5, despite being physically larger than the iPhone. The 64-bit CPU does not appear to be helping it in bechmarks, as .

    The difference is not as night and day as you might like to believe.
    Despite the better camera, the "significantly better" CPU, while great in benchmarks, isn't showing much of a performance upgrade in real-world use over the Moto X. The software features, in-hand feel, battery life, and speaker are all better on the Moto X. Not to mention you can customize it and pay $99 on-contract for it. Not everyone feels like paying $350-400 for a phone, regardless of how good that is off-contract. As far as the screen goes, we can throw specs at the board all day, but the Nexus 5 can looked washed out compared to the Moto X and for some people, that trumps the battery-hogging 1080p screen.

    I'd choose the Nexus 5 over the iPhone 5S based on OS alone, but there's no denying that the A7 is a monster and will only get better once the apps support 64-bit. As far as the screen goes, who cares about PPI once it gets past 300? You can't tell the difference. The iPhone is brighter and has better color representation, but personally I'd take the bigger screen in this case because 4" is too small.

    The HTC One is still a better low-light camera, and again, the CPU means jack squat as it's still extremely fast in real-world situations. If all you're going to do is talk about benchmarks and not how the phones actually work, you're missing my point.

    I know I'm raining on your "I got the Nexus 5 and I want it to be the best" parade, but be realistic. It's an awesome phone and may be the perfect fit for some people, but in my opinion, even though it's the new phone on the block, it's still not better than some of the phones that have come out this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    Not only that, but the Nexus 5 is doing it at half the price.
    This. The N5's (in)ability to "beat" other flagship phones in features, specs, software, etc is moot when it can compete with them for half the price. HALF. In that regard, yes, the N5 is a world beater.

    Also, to stay on topic: every new phone will have its complainers, nitpickers, and trolls populating the forum. Ignore them. If you want the phone, buy the phone. Love it. Touch it. Enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Coyote View Post
    This. The N5's (in)ability to "beat" other flagship phones in features, specs, software, etc is moot when it can compete with them for half the price. HALF. In that regard, yes, the N5 is a world beater.

    Also, to stay on topic: every new phone will have its complainers, nitpickers, and trolls populating the forum. Ignore them. If you want the phone, buy the phone. Love it. Touch it. Enjoy it.
    I bought my Moto X for $69 (with the Verizon30 promo) because, like most people, I have a post-paid account and don't mind buying it on contract. Also, if I wanted it off-contract, I could buy it for $150 more than the Nexus 5. That's not half. The only phone that it's half the price of that I mentioned here is the 5S and that's just because it's ridiculously over-priced off contract. Sprint offers the Nexus 5 tomorrow for $149 on contract, which is $50 more expensive than the Moto X and the same price as the HTC One. I don't know, though; I guess I'm weird in that I don't mind paying more for a better device.
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    Despite the better camera, the "significantly better" CPU, while great in benchmarks, isn't showing much of a performance upgrade in real-world use over the Moto X.
    Well, you could say that about any of the current phones. I do not notice any huge difference in iPhone 5s performance over the nexus 5, even though it performs better in benchmarks.

    My only point was that dismissing the nexus 5 as not being comparable to the other top phones out now seems a little premature to me. There are major areas where the nexus 5 is clearly better, even if the opposite is also true.

    The software features, in-hand feel, battery life, and speaker are all better on the Moto X.
    ...in your opinion. Which is fine...you're entitled to an opinion. But "in hand feel' is hardly an objective measure.

    Not to mention you can customize it and pay $99 on-contract for it. Not everyone feels like paying $350-400 for a phone
    You do know you are not paying $99 for that phone, right? You are just paying it via subsidy. The MotoX does not retail for $99. On Verizon it is $500 retail - - virtually all phones can be subsidized.

    You can buy Nexus devices on contract as well...I bought my Nexus 4 on T-Mobile for $420 paying only $50 down. The Nexus 5 will be the same.

    As far as the screen goes, we can throw specs at the board all day
    Which you did. I was just doing the same thing you were doing. Spec-wise, the nexus 5 is right up there with the best of the current phones.

    I'd choose the Nexus 5 over the iPhone 5S based on OS alone, but there's no denying that the A7 is a monster
    I agree. The fact that the Nexus 5 is closer to it than almost any other Android phone (certainly far closer than the moto X) is a big deal. Because normally Apple has a huge advantage in this area.

    As far as the screen goes, who cares about PPI once it gets past 300?
    The people who said the retina display is so great care.

    I personally can see the difference quite easily. There is no pixelation at all on 1080p devices, no matter how close you look. For me that is very nice. 300ppi to me is adequet...but 400+ is great. But thats just me.

    You can't tell the difference.
    LOL, I most certainly can. Even from several feet away.

    The iPhone is brighter and has better color representation, but personally I'd take the bigger screen in this case because 4" is too small.
    I am unconvinced the iPhone is brighter. But next time I am in a T-Mobile store I will do a comparison.

    The HTC One is still a better low-light camera
    By what measure? Reviewers have said that the Nexus 5's low light shots have less noise and are sharper. The One simply gathers more light.

    the CPU means jack squat as it's still extremely fast in real-world situations.
    If that is true why did you go on about the A7? Why does that matter if the (much slower) Moto X processor is perfectly fine? Why bring up the A7 and it's 64-bit at all?

    I know I'm raining on your "I got the Nexus 5 and I want it to be the best" parade
    Actually you're not, and I have explained why in detail. This seems to be annoying you for some reason. Your claim was not correct based on your own criteria, and i simply pointed that out.
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