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News Google Nexus 5 unveiled

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 31 Oct 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    Already ordered, looks like it gets released on the 8th in this country though because that's when it "leaves the warehouse".

    EDIT: And the 32GB black version has sold out.
     
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  3. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Battery looks a bit on the small side, which is a worry.
     
  4. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    Exactly why I plan to wait, otherwise this will be the phone I will likely upgrade to from my Bionic. She's been faithful, but she's getting slow in her age.
     
  5. runadumb

    runadumb New Member

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    I know I am in a small minority but the lack of removable battery is actually a huge deal for me. I hate the lack of expandable memory but as I find I stream my music more and more (the main hit on my memory) I could just about scrape by with 32GB but the battery? I mean come on, its so useful being able to swap one out. I've bought a spare with every phone I've owned for years and years now.

    It drives me mad they lock that down. A spare battery with charging cradle only costs £20 for most phones and comes in super handy dozens of times a year for me.

    Other than that the phone looks great for the money but **** this non-removable battery ****!
     
  6. ArthurB

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    Why not buy one of those external USB batteries? That's what I have done for my Nexus 4 since it doesn't last the whole day if I use the 3G connection a lot.
     
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    I'm with you on both the battery and expandable storage.
     
  8. Aracos

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    They're insanely useful, I got one a 12000mAh one a few weeks ago and love it :thumb:
     
  9. runadumb

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    I probably would but its a poor substitute. Batteries 2000mah+ take over 21/2 hours to charge. Plugging in a battery pack to slowly charge your phone is no comparison to swapping out a battery in a minute and getting 100% charge. If you have a charging cradle you can then let that battery charge and never tether your phone to a wall socket or battery pack.
     
  10. Ficky Pucker

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    no microSD slot and only 32GB ?

    i suppose if i bought two phones i'd have enough storage for all of my music...
     
  11. Mightysi

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    Do you guys want to read the spec you've posted? It does have image stabilisation...
     
  12. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    Gah, I thought I'd changed changed that. Page-save fail.
     
  13. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Ordered! Got the 32Gb version in black from the Google Play UK. I've been waiting for this phone for a year (ever since Google botched the launch of the Nexus 4)... a lot of money but a lot less than any other phone.
     
  14. Tichinde

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    Ordered :)

    It's replacing my HTC Sensation and I can't wait.
    Been waiting on this since I chose to pass on the LG G2.

    Plus side, it'll arrive on my birthday :D
     
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    Nice bit of kit, I just picked up its relative the LG G2, its awesome, this Nexus would have been preferable as its a 100quid cheaper, damn I'm a tight gift giver :D G2s screen is awesome though and the phone seems to come in smaller than my Xperia Z despite large 3kmA battery, not far off the size of this 5 either.
     
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    3 things I hate in a phone :
    1. No removable back
    2. No removable battery
    3. No micro SD Slot
    This has all three
    PASS...
     
  17. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    You want removable batteries on your phone?... Oh you guys and your desire to be rocking gadgets like it's 2001. The world has moved on people.

    Just get an external USB one and be done with it. Top up when you need. Bit by bit if you need. Keep your device battery topped up and thus better conditioned. Use it on any device you like, even two at a time... and all without having to shut down your phone, take your phone apart, swap out a battery and reboot.

    And not one of you mentions how you recharge the now dead battery without going through the whole process all over again.
     
  18. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    The only issue with 4.4 is that they thrown out Galaxy Nexus from the updates. At least it has 4.3 which most of the phones still don't have.
     
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    @Kruelnesws

    are those things really that important on a phone for that price? :p
     
  20. runadumb

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    I did. I put it in a charging cradle while swapping it for a fully charged battery. Couldn't be simpler. No tethering your phone tothe mains, battery backup for hours on end.
     
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