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    Default From note 3 to nexus 5

    Was a little worried going from note 3 to nexus 5 due to screen size. Wanted the pure android experience. Couldn't be happier. I had worried about the drop off in screen size but smaller screen has its advantage. And I think 5" is the sweet spot for smartphones IMO. Love my iPad air and MacBook but glad I made switch to google for smartphones a little over a year ago. I have had the one, s4, and note 3. Have to say nexus 5 provides a better overall experience than any of the other three. There are some areas the other three may have better specs but as an overall user experience IMO nexus 5 is best smartphone on the market. I would like anyone else's thoughts on nexus 5 and if they have had any issues I should be concerned about. Appreciate the feedback.
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    Default Re: From note 3 to nexus 5

    Just got mine today as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooksy7 View Post
    Was a little worried going from note 3 to nexus 5 due to screen size. Wanted the pure android experience. Couldn't be happier. I had worried about the drop off in screen size but smaller screen has its advantage. And I think 5" is the sweet spot for smartphones IMO. Love my iPad air and MacBook but glad I made switch to google for smartphones a little over a year ago. I have had the one, s4, and note 3. Have to say nexus 5 provides a better overall experience than any of the other three. There are some areas the other three may have better specs but as an overall user experience IMO nexus 5 is best smartphone on the market. I would like anyone else's thoughts on nexus 5 and if they have had any issues I should be concerned about. Appreciate the feedback.
    I've had kine since a little after launch and love it. I had an s3 before and was tired of lag, bloat ware, and wanted to learn how to root and install roms. I've learned that latter, but went back to stock (but kept root and unlocked boot loader). Love the cleaner and lighter experience of Google's os/launcher.

    I was considering moving to a bigger phone because I'm wondering if it is better to have a phablet v a phone and tablet??? I do a lot of thumb typing for work (shot notes, maybe two paragraphs in length) frequently (school teacher taking notes on student performance and progress). But I think the n3 might be too big to carry in some occasions.

    We're you any more productive on the n3? Was note taking better when thumb typing (forget the pen experience)?

    Please talk me off the ledge and away from a note 3/4 device! ;-)

    Nexus 7 Grouper
    SlimROM
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    I am on the fence...have u upgraded to 4.4.2 on ur previous note 3? I am now running GNL on 4.4.2 note 3 ..so wonder will I regret going to nexus 5...but the red n5 is damn alluring!!

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    I agree as well, came from the Galaxy S2 HD....couldn't stand the Samsung bloatware...Nexus or nothing for me from now on...
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    Default Re: From note 3 to nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by hooksy7 View Post
    Was a little worried going from note 3 to nexus 5 due to screen size. Wanted the pure android experience. Couldn't be happier. I had worried about the drop off in screen size but smaller screen has its advantage. And I think 5" is the sweet spot for smartphones IMO. Love my iPad air and MacBook but glad I made switch to google for smartphones a little over a year ago. I have had the one, s4, and note 3. Have to say nexus 5 provides a better overall experience than any of the other three. There are some areas the other three may have better specs but as an overall user experience IMO nexus 5 is best smartphone on the market. I would like anyone else's thoughts on nexus 5 and if they have had any issues I should be concerned about. Appreciate the feedback.
    My first smartphone was G1 but never really dove into the stock android experience until I moved to the HTC Thunderbolt. The TB was better experience in terms of exploring the Android System. I wanted to return to stock Android but I was tied in with Verizon and did not find a Nexus phone I liked. Then Nexus 7 (2012) got me back into stock Android but I upgraded from TB to S3. I found the tablet of my dreams with N7 but Nexus phone was still not in picture. I had good understanding of stock android and OEM UI which found I prefer stock Android. I don't care for OEM UI not that they bad I just per the Google minimalistic layout. Still waiting on Nexus phone worth buying for me I dove into the rooting and uploading Roms but found prefer the stock build write from Android. Finally the Nexus 5 arrived and found Nexus phone I could get really behind.

    Hardware wise the only fault I have with Nexus 5 is lack 3000mah battery however it is best android phone I have ever had.

    Software wise I am only disappointed the the GEL is exclusive to Nexus 5 only has much like transparent ui look. Their is update to GEL that may push to being a play store app but yet see if transparent theme will transfer overall.


    I very pleased with my Nexus 5 and can't wait see what Google does next. I don't plan upgrade Nexus 7 until it dies but I would upgrade from Nexus 5 for a Nexus with bigger battery.

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    I went from the Note 3 to the Nexus 5 as well. I must say I'm very happy with my decision. No regrets at all. Love not having all those unnecessary apps that Samsung installs on their devices. Love the stock experience.

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    I was really considering ditching my Nexus 7 and 5 for a note. Having one device seems like a very attractive notion, but I think I'm just going to continue to be a two device guy. I hardly use my Nexus 7, which is why I wanted to ditch it and consolidate, but I hated TouchWiz on my S3. I've concluded that the n5's screen size is capable enough to get things done when I'm out and about, and if I really need a bigger screen, pack my tablet or laptop...

    Thanks to all of the people who contributed to this thread, it helped me think through my device choices.

    Nexus 7 Grouper
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