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    I've spent my first weekend with my Nexus 5 I ordered, and let me just tell you: It is an awesome phone! However, let's get this straight: I was a die hard Apple fan. My first smartphone was a iPhone 3G and after that I got an iMac. However, as time went by, I grew more and more distant. This was accelerated with the purchase of my Nexus 7. The main reason I became more distant was one thing: Apple's lack of innovation with the iPhone and their ever-locking down of the consumer Mac. On Wednesday night, I purchased my Nexus 5 with one day shipping. It shipped Thursday and arrived Friday. I also order a Sim adapter, but quickly recanted and ordered a "native" Micro Sim from AT&T, due to the one star reviews on the adapter. Thus I'm unable to test the call quality and am stuck with my small as hell iP5 until my Micro-SIM arrives.

    I can say only one thing: The Nexus 5 made me "throw up" the "Apple juice". Mainly, there is no core difference, I.E the apps, etc. However, the major differences are that big screen, which puts the "best display in the industry" to shame. Second is how much better Chrome is on Android than iOS. Chrome hasn't crashed once compared to on iOS, which crashes at random. The third point for me, is simply: USER DEFAULTS. I love being asked where to do what. (Open a YT vid in Chrome or YouTube, with Just Once or Always as options). (Why the hell does Apple not implement this? Answer: They want complete control over what their users do and don't do.)

    The Nexus 5 is probably the best Android out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarGalaxa View Post
    I've spent my first weekend with my Nexus 5 I ordered, and let me just tell you: It is an awesome phone! However, let's get this straight: I was a die hard Apple fan. My first smartphone was a iPhone 3G and after that I got an iMac. However, as time went by, I grew more and more distant. This was accelerated with the purchase of my Nexus 7. The main reason I became more distant was one thing: Apple's lack of innovation with the iPhone and their ever-locking down of the consumer Mac. On Wednesday night, I purchased my Nexus 5 with one day shipping. It shipped Thursday and arrived Friday. I also order a Sim adapter, but quickly recanted and ordered a "native" Micro Sim from AT&T, due to the one star reviews on the adapter. Thus I'm unable to test the call quality and am stuck with my small as hell iP5 until my Micro-SIM arrives.

    I can say only one thing: The Nexus 5 made me "throw up" the "Apple juice". Mainly, there is no core difference, I.E the apps, etc. However, the major differences are that big screen, which puts the "best display in the industry" to shame. Second is how much better Chrome is on Android than iOS. Chrome hasn't crashed once compared to on iOS, which crashes at random. The third point for me, is simply: USER DEFAULTS. I love being asked where to do what. (Open a YT vid in Chrome or YouTube, with Just Once or Always as options). (Why the hell does Apple not implement this? Answer: They want complete control over what their users do and don't do.)

    The Nexus 5 is probably the best Android out there.
    Welcome to Android Central and to the "dark side"
    Hehe. The Nexus 5 is definitely a great phone. Glad you're enjoying the transition and not trying to replicate what you had going on the iPhone. I think that's the number one issue with people changing from iOS and Android.
    See you around the forums

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    That's great to hear. Let us know if any issues arise!
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    I will get my hand on the nexus experience tomorrow after meany years of IPhone using. I can't wait!


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    Yes I came from an iPhone and for now I am not going back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koumbouni View Post
    I will get my hand on the nexus experience tomorrow after meany years of IPhone using. I can't wait!


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    That was me as well up until last year. I think you'll really like it. Stock android has much of the simplicity and elegance of my experiences with ios, but at the same time it benefits from much more flexibility and functionality. It's kind of like getting the best of both worlds :-)

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    I came from a iPhone and I don't miss a thing about Apple and their tinker toy size screen.

    Fact is the only thing I missed from my iPhone was a great game app called that finally came to Android that I just found today. Now I can play that game with my daughter again.
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    I came from a smartphone lifetime of iPhone use to Android and Nexus 5 in December. Only thing I miss is being able to tap the top of the screen to scroll to top. Zero regrets however. Much better phone at a fraction of the monthly cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Welcome to Android Central and to the "dark side"
    Hehe. The Nexus 5 is definitely a great phone. Glad you're enjoying the transition and not trying to replicate what you had going on the iPhone. I think that's the number one issue with people changing from iOS and Android.
    See you around the forums

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    I've basically taken this route and have had no problems at all. It's not like they are two completely different worlds by any means (as much as many users of each would like you to think otherwise).
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    That's what I love about Android. It's built for the users, free to customise their devices how they want! And so, so powerful. Welcome to the growing population of Nexusville, Androidland.

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    My Micro SIM arrived from AT&T today, and to my surprise, there is NO DIFFERENCE in the call quality between the iOS and the Nexus what so ever. In fact, I would say the quality is a wee bit better than the iP. Overall, apart from the camera app crash issue that I solved on my own (I force quit the app), this is an awesome device and would fully recommend it to anyone who is thinking about switching from an iPhone.
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    I'm in the same boat as you. I just switched from an iPhone 5S and went to the Nexus 5. I haven't looked back. This isn't my first Android device, i've had the S4, HTC One, and Note 2 & 3 and each time I come back I wonder why I left in the first place. Bottom line, this is my favorite Android phone to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBroccoli View Post
    I've basically taken this route and have had no problems at all. It's not like they are two completely different worlds by any means (as much as many users of each would like you to think otherwise).
    I would agree. Even though each handset and operating system have their advantages, they are very similar in experience. The fact that you get a pure experience on both sides is huge for me.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lattemaker View Post
    I'm in the same boat as you. I just switched from an iPhone 5S and went to the Nexus 5. I haven't looked back. This isn't my first Android device, i've had the S4, HTC One, and Note 2 & 3 and each time I come back I wonder why I left in the first place. Bottom line, this is my favorite Android phone to date.
    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I would agree. Even though each handset and operating system have their advantages, they are very similar in experience. The fact that you get a pure experience on both sides is huge for me.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.


    Another reason for switching was Apple's seemingly increasing war on Bitcoin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBroccoli View Post
    I came from a smartphone lifetime of iPhone use to Android and Nexus 5 in December. Only thing I miss is being able to tap the top of the screen to scroll to top. Zero regrets however. Much better phone at a fraction of the monthly cost.
    Pretty sure there is an xposed module for that.

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    Just came over from the iPhone 5. So far, so good. Had the original Droid for a year and the S3 for about a month (didn't like Touchwiz). Nexus just feels like what google intended (obviously).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinIllini View Post
    Just came over from the iPhone 5. So far, so good. Had the original Droid for a year and the S3 for about a month (didn't like Touchwiz). Nexus just feels like what google intended (obviously).
    I still don't understand why they don't make Nexus devices available for every carrier? They would sell more and consumers would have the opportunity to experience a pure Android experience.


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    I know I can take my nexus 5 with sprint over to T-Mobile...I'm not sure if it'll work for att though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I still don't understand why they don't make Nexus devices available for every carrier? They would sell more and consumers would have the opportunity to experience a pure Android experience.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    Verizon doesn't count. It works on most other carriers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcblack3310 View Post
    I know I can take my nexus 5 with sprint over to T-Mobile...I'm not sure if it'll work for att though...

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    Works great on AT&T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I still don't understand why they don't make Nexus devices available for every carrier? They would sell more and consumers would have the opportunity to experience a pure Android experience.

    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    The N5's radio chip has the freq for all of Verizon's bands but they were disabled by Google at Verizon's request. Verizon loves locking in customers into contracts using locked phones.

    Till T-Mobile broke the good old boy network style all the National Services providers loved to make you buy a phone from them and force you to sign a contract. Networks loved making money selling phones and making you pay a premium for their services they didn't discount even after your contract expired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    The N5's radio chip has the freq for all of Verizon's bands but they were disabled by Google at Verizon's request. Verizon loves locking in customers into contracts using locked phones.

    Till T-Mobile broke the good old boy network style all the National Services providers loved to make you buy a phone from them and force you to sign a contract. Networks loved making money selling phones and making you pay a premium for their services they didn't discount even after your contract expired.
    One would think these companies were operating in some far flung part of the globe. Hard to imagine this is going on in capitalistic USA and they get away with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I still don't understand why they don't make Nexus devices available for every carrier? They would sell more and consumers would have the opportunity to experience a pure Android experience.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    I don't get this either. It seems like there's no pattern as to which carriers actually get the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinIllini View Post
    I don't get this either. It seems like there's no pattern as to which carriers actually get the phone.
    I would guess that a big reason is that Verizon is still stuck on their CDMA network, while the other big players in the US (AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) are all GSM. So it's easier for a phone to be made available for those GSM carriers, since no major modifications need to be done. But for Verizon, a special CDMA version has to be made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    I would guess that a big reason is that Verizon is still stuck on their CDMA network, while the other big players in the US (AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) are all GSM. So it's easier for a phone to be made available for those GSM carriers, since no major modifications need to be done. But for Verizon, a special CDMA version has to be made.
    Sprint is CDMA as well. The reason it isn't on VZW is well, because it's VZW. They had issues with the GNex back when they carried that so they probably don't have a good relationship with Google.

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