Android Kitkat 4.4 and Nexus 5

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  1. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Very nice Phone but spoiled by a small battery and to some extent by lack of a memory card slot. I fail to understand why they did not address these two issues.
     
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    I haven't had a use for an additional memory card on my Nexus 4, but I could see how that would affect someone that needs the extra space and convenience for things like photos and music. Battery is the biggest issue for me considering I'm use to a block phone that lasted me for 3-4 days before needing to be charged. Even with some optimization, my nexus 4 gets about a day to a day and a half before needing to be charged.
     
  4. J_L

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    I'd definitely upgrade if my current phone stops working.
     
  5. whitedragon551

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    Subpar camera and small battery.

    The only intriguing thing I see here is the low cost and support for the AC wireless protocol.
     
  6. Yash Khan

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    India, price for 16GB is 29000 & 32GB is 33000. Compared to USA too costly in India.

    24000 for 16GB & 28000 for 32 GB would have been good. But yes compared to other flagship products & specs its quite lowered price.

    Wonder when it will be available in India as its still coming soon.....
     
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    Naturally because of all the taxes, VAT, transport costs, commissions of middle man and every time the product changes hands. Always higher price in this part of the world.:'(
     
  8. Noob

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    The specs are pretty good except for what you mentioned. :D
     
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    I fail to see the problem with the battery. The 2300mAh battery should give decent battery life. As a comparison the galaxy S4 has 2600mAh battery which is not that much more, and the HTC One has a 2300mAh battery just like the Nexus 5.

    My previous Android phone had a 2200mAh battery and I found battery life to be quite good.
     
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    The Galaxy S4 also has a weaker GPU and CPU. On the Nexus 5 they will undoubtedly require more juice. Couple that with the fact that the battery is smaller its not going to be good.

    Preliminary test results according to a thread on XDA are after 1 day and 16 hours 15% battery life. That was with only using the phone for less than 4 hours and using Wifi instead of cell service. That was also with less than 1Mb of download on cell service and Wifi combined.
     
  11. Noob

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    Im still waiting for the next battery technology breakthrough . . .
    My current phone battery runs out of power a LOOOOOOOOT faster than before and its been less than a year. o_O
     
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    I don't consider that to be too bad.

    On my Android phones I only turn on mobile data when I need it, and then turn it off again to greatly improve battery life. I never use Wi-Fi, so I always have it turned off, which of course helps with battery life too.
     
  13. Techwiz

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    Updated my nexus 4 to the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat.

    Setting Customization:
    - disabled NFC
    - disable 3G (unless traveling)
    - enable WiFI (default for updating, voip, etc.)
    - disable cloud printing (recent change following update)
    - brightness dimmed
    - disabled Okay Google
    - Go Launcher Pro

    Observations so far:
    - runs much smoother than jelly bean, even without launcher.
    -the screen transitions are fluid but still snappy (in a good way).
    - Kind of like that they limit screen space instead of the default (I think 6 before).

    - Battery life has improved substantially since the update.
    - Before:
    ~ 1 to 1.5 day(s) in standby answering texts and emails.
    less than 1 day if answering calls, watching videos, games

    After:
    little over 3 days so far (it's at 53% started from full charge) in standby answering texts and emails.
    less than 1.8 days if answering calls or occasional videos and gaming.

    Anyone else seeing significant improvements following the official update? My only complaint is the change to the data usage section in settings.
     
  14. Noob

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    I hope Samsung releases 4.4 for the GS III . . . :rolleyes:
    Unless i change my phone.
     
  15. Techwiz

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    May the odds be ever in your favor :thumb:
     
  16. NGRhodes

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    Noob, you could run a 3rd party ROM :)
    My GS1 is still going strong with Cyanogenmod and will support 4.4
     
  17. Noob

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    I used to run tons of custom roms in my previous Android Phone. (GS II)
    But with the GS III i lose some features that i kinda like such as S-Beam, Smart Stay, Kies Air etc.
     
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