Saturday, 30 November 2013

Android Revolution: Day 1 with Nexus 5

So today was my first full day with my new Nexus 5 and I must say I am quite impressed. I'll be honest last night while I was setting up the phone I was super confused and quite frankly a little annoyed at how complicated android can be. I come from a long line of Windows Phones and compared to that Android is about as cryptic as it gets. But once I got settled in I found it to be quite smooth and easy to use. As you can see one the first things I did was set up my Mass effect background to make myself feel at home with this new device. I didn't go for any fancy launches because I like the 'Clean' homescreen and anyways I've got all the apps on the next screen along with a few widgets.

The one thing that really impressed me was the battery life. Now I know there's been reviews going around that it's not the best and that's what the general consensus seems to be but after a normal day's use with constant wi-fi, quite a bit of talk time and screen time I found the battery to be good enough. As you can see from the screenshot 10 hours of usage and its still going strong. Today was a little less hectic than usual with only 90 mins talktime but I don't see why it will be any worse on any other day. My old phone, a Lumia 920 would have probably been a little worse off by now with asub 50 % battery levels remaining. Though a point to note is that I work from home and the real battery usage will kick in when I go out for meetings or movies and Google Now will be up to all sorts of magic behind my back. I should have more information on that next week but for now I'm super happy with my new Nexus 5. Oh and for those of you who have been following me from my last post I decide to pick up the yellow premium bumper cover, just need a nice screen guard now. Only question is do I go glossy or matte?

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