Nexus 5 2

Gave in and got another phone. S2 with a United Rom was great but the hardware was showing its age. I got the Nexus 5 and hardware wise its great with KitKat and set it to use ART instead. (Early ART versus Dalvik benchmarks on a Nexus 5

Rom is still stock but while it's a great overall phone, I miss some features when I had the custom rom:

– reboot menu
– Clicking on location within Calendar automatically brought my maps up
– being able to disable mobile data from the quick menu with a long press on the mobile icon.

2 thoughts on “Nexus 5

  • John Miller
    John Miller

    I think you're really going to like your Nexus 5.  Mine is still stock and unrooted, although I'm tempted to root it to make a few tweaks.

    From a physical standpoint, I only have two complaints: 1) It feels too thin in my hand.  The non-slip back is great, but I would have liked a thicker phone (with bigger battery). 2) I miss having the removable battery.  I used to keep a second battery with me.

  • Francis Huang
    Francis Huang

    +John Miller thanks! I do like the phone. Though that first hour with it I was missing the root access and other software mods I had with the custom ROM. I can deal with the thinness since I already placed a Luvvitt bumper in it.

    Battery wise I completely agree a larger capacity would have been nice. That was one of the reasons I was in no real rush to buy it. But even with my s2 I have been using an Anker Astro E5 15000mAh external battery for my devices on the go already.

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