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Google Nexus 5 review Q&A: post your questions here

0. phoneArena 09 Nov 2013, 03:56 posted on

Well, that didn't take long. It has been only a couple of hours since we posted our Google Nexus 5 review, and the comment section below it has already exploded. And we aren't surprised, to be perfectly honest with you. After all, the launch of the Google Nexus 5 was a highly anticipated event, observed by Android geeks and regular Joes alike. And now that the handset is ready for prime time, the crowd is curious to know if the handset delivers the goods...

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posted on 09 Nov 2013, 19:25

100. frankperez01 (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


hi! yes i turned off nfc, ok google, and sync. i think i might have a bad n5 because i left it 100% at midnight then woke up at 9am and phone had no charge

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 15:41 1

98. Quito92 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


thats weird..i have all my notifications on all the time and i use my nexus 5 to watch youtube all day and i surf the web a lot as well and my battery never drains that fast. Standby it can last me forever..lol

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:06

12. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


The $350 unlocked price tag is really nice except it won't make a dent at all in the US market. People don't know about buying unlocked or simply don't want to throw nearly $400 or so after taxes up front. Google shoots themselves in the foot again with marketing.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:11 2

13. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


The answer to your question is no.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:53 1

30. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


He didn't ask a question. Besides, he's got a point. For all the hype of the N4 & the shortages when it arrived, it didn't really sell a very high amount. Not even a decent fraction of other popular high-end phones.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:21 1

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


They can still get it on contract on sprint ATT and T-Mobile if I remember right

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 00:25

110. Ric.B (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


With Nexus devices, Google is between a rock and a hard place. Since they don't manufacture these devices themselves, they can't market Nexus devices aggressively against the flagship devices of the nexus manufacturers (Asus, Samsung, and LG) and risk alienating these OEMs. At the same time, you don't expect these OEMs to market Nexus devices because these are really Google products not their own. Furthermore I don't think these OEMs are going out of their way to increase the production of Nexus devices since, again, doing so is not in their own interests. Last thing they want (especially Sammy and LG) is for Nexus devices to outsell and eat a major share of sales of their own flagship products (S4 and G2).

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:13

14. MarioBJ (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


the Nexus 5 support USB OTG and MHL??

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:27 2

21. Fallin (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


I know it supports USB OTG but not sure on MHL. I will have test mine when I get home later and let you know.

Did some research on the MHL and it doesn't according to a user on XDA.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=47137592&postcount=5

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:48

28. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I supports otg and slimport like the nexus 4, new 7 and 10!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:06 2

32. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


It supports HDMI output via Slimport (like the Nexus 4) not with MHL.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:15

15. Samir_Maric (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Why nexus 5's snapdragon 800 benchmark is lower than galaxy s4's snapdragon 600 benchmark ??? its confusing???

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:17 7

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Because Samsung boosts the benchmarks

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:16

34. Samir_Maric (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Not only samsung's s4, also htc one, lg g2, sony xperia z1 all are beat nexus 5 in benchmarks

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:21

37. Samir_Maric (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Also i saw that lg g pro and sony xperia z beats nexus 4 in bench although all 3 phones has same snapdragon s4 pro processor? why nexus devices score less in benchmark compare to other manufactures???

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:02 2

44. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Could this answer your question?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-numbers-always-lie-HTC-LG-and-Asus-all-found-to-boost-benchmark-scores_id47914

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:49

49. xfire99 (Posts: 872; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


U dont have a clue what u are replying to. None of he write is true and S4 isnt faster then Nexus 5.
Hes just trolling.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 06:55

80. varuntis1993 (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


First of all lg optimus g pro has snapdragon 600 and about the benchmarks of the nexus 5, it looks like Google and lg have turned on throttling to save battery life and prevent heating issues because of which benchmarks are not as expected and other reason maybe that these benchmarks apps do not support android 4.4.
Google doesn't optimize nexus phones to that much extent as others.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:16

16. drs.beny (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


When will it come to South East Asia especially in singapore?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:27

22. rishabh_2795 (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


What is the charge time for a full cycle from 0-100%? SD800 has quickcharge v2 which is 35% fast in charging the device compared to quickcharge v1 enabled devices like HTC one,S4 and nexus 5 (SD600 and S4pro). My friend's s4 takes 1 hour and 30-45 mins to charge fully. So how does N5 fare against these devices in charge time?

I believe this( full cycle charge time) should also be of the point included in the review of any device for the proper knowledge of the reader.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 11:45

93. varuntis1993 (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I doubt it has quick charge v2

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:31

23. BattalBoy (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


how is the speaker quality and loudness? Say compared to something like the htc one, Galaxy s4 iphone 5s etc

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 14:52

55. arenapirate (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


well it can't really compare to the HTC one which has two speakers and is the best amongst all the phones. on my nexus 5, it gets pretty loud with minimal distortion at 100% volume.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 08:14 1

83. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


On my nexus 5 just like the nexus 4 speakers are crap, if you don't have anything to compared them to, you won't notice, in my case compared to the lumia 1020,iPhone 5S and xperia Z1 , and all of them came way louder than the nexus, evento the Z1 which was supposed ti be lower, played one video with every modelo mentioned at the exact time and the only sound you could hear is e ver y tiger phone except the nexus, sadly they had to cut corners somewhere in order to make it cheaper.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:32

24. s8ntrick (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Can you change which home page you want to be your home screen? Also, if you add widgets to your home screens that are full screen, how can you access the Settings menu normally accessed by a long press?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 15:33 1

58. arenapirate (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


long pressing on any of the pages will shrink all the pages and brings up a menu with the following options, wallpapers, widgets, & settings. holding down on any of the pages will allow you to rearrange them. the homescreen will be the left most page.

with widgets that take up the whole page, you can still long press at the edges and that'll bring up the options menu.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:33

26. Blue42sethike (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


how long does the battery last if i am streaming live video from an App such as Sunday Ticket using LTE and how long would it last if i used WiFi

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:50

29. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Can you do a display test to see just how worse it is to the HTC one, s4 g2 etc, also how bright is the phone is it brighter than the nexus 4? People were disappointed with the brightness on that I was fine with it but want to know for clarification as the nexus 7 2013 has the brightest display I have ever seen it blind me lol.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:55

31. AhmoZ (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Hey phonearena... Thanks for the good job and great coverage that satisfies the appetite of all mobile geeks :-D... What I really need to know is: does it support USB OTG? The nexus 4 doesn't, or I don't know how to enable that.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:43

42. Fallin (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


The Nexus 5 does support USB OTG.

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