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Nexus 5, Straight Talk, Google Services and GMail - A potpouri of thoughts
So this is a multi-dimensional question that I was hoping would just go away, but has consistently befuddled me. Right now I'm rocking 2 (well 3 if you include my stupid work BB) cell phones. I picked up my Nexus 5 to use on Sprint but I'm demo-ing Straight Talk (and ATT LTE) for a month. I also have my trusty GS3 in my other pocket.
I've been using both phones to figure out speed and service in a variety of areas. I'm obviously a bigger fan of Straight Talk and the LTE coverage I'm getting so eventually I'm cancelling Sprint and porting my number over. The speeds are better (3-100x); coverage is much better on average and the signals are generally more stable. Obviously your mileage may vary, but those are my thoughts on that.
As for the Nexus 5, there are two little issues popping up that are throwing me for a loop and the ever intelligent gang here on the AC Forums might be able to help shed some light. When I check my battery status I'm about 58% left after 1d 5h 21m 38s. Pretty happy with that with obviously only about 20 minutes on screen time (and not much of anything done). That all makes sense. What doesn't necessarily make sense is what I look at the items that have used battery: 26% Google Services 20% Wifi, 18% Phone Idle, 12% Standby 8% Screen 7% Android OS. Out of that list the 26% Google Services really doesn't make sense. I've never seen this pop up anywhere on my other devices and certainly not this high. Would one consider this behavior normal and just a component of my usage pattern or is there something I might want to look for. I also noticed there was one day where my battery life was surprisingly bad (for sittting in my pocket all day) and this had hit about 50-60%.
The second issue (which may or may not be related to the first) is a periodic, yet very noticable delay in receiving emails. I've seen this happen on LTE, 3G, HSPA. I'll get an email to my account (synced on both phones and my iPad with Verizon) and I'll feel one phone (S3) go off, I'll see the message on my iPad, and nothing on the Nexus 5. If I go back and look at the notifications, it's fairly common to see the Nexus 5 notification come in 5-8 minutes later (sometimes more). I've confirmed this with some tests while also monitoring my signal strength. On WiFi, I've actually gotten them on the Nexus 5 a second or so earlier. I've also had them come through the same time on cellular as well.
Thoughts? By the way, LOVE the phone, LOVE the screen, LOVE stock KitKat
Thanks in advance