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awes. first impressions?

Not a huge jump from the N4, screen is a lot nicer - what you're seeing almost looks like it's part of the top surface of the phone, as opposed to looking like its behind a piece of glass. The new hangouts thing is kinda cool too.

Haven't been able to get the "ok google" handsfree voice recognition to work though - and I don't think the call ID thing is working either based on dialing my mobile from the work number.

It's basically a slimmer, bigger screened version of the n4 to me.
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The app has been updated.

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The maps app got updated a while back didn't it? Or has it been updated again?
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Did any of you N5 adopters come from an N4?

I need to know if the weak vibration issue is still there?!?!?!

I just missed a call when then phone was 15cm from my hand :-/

May need to root it afterall.

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The maps app got updated a while back didn't it? Or has it been updated again?

It's updated since then and they brought back the navigation app.
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CM11 will be included for GNex can't wait for the nightlies to start
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well there was a bit of quandry on whether the Gnex would still receive CM11 while Google has stopped sending updates.
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Did any of you N5 adopters come from an N4?

I need to know if the weak vibration issue is still there?!?!?!

I just missed a call when then phone was 15cm from my hand :-/

May need to root it afterall.

Truth be told, I don't mute ringing often enough on my phone to actually notice - it does feel a little weaker than the n4 the times I've actually had the phone in my hand when it rings though.
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so just downloaded the hangouts update.. SMS still in a separate thread. fail

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I have to get a phone plan soon and am looking at the one with the biggest data (I flog it relentlessly).

On standard plans Telstra and Optus seem pretty average - with 1.5GB and 2GB with what I'm willing to pay. Vodafone has 10GB - but I left them three years ago because they were complete rubbish in Sydney.

Are they any good down in Melbourne? How do you guys go with data?

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Also about three days away from caving and getting a N5 - but there's absolutely nothing wrong with my N4.

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Also about three days away from caving and getting a N5 - but there's absolutely nothing wrong with my N4.

Screen is probably the nicest improvement, but if I didn't have the spare cash lying about I'd have been fine sticking with the N4.
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Screen is probably the nicest improvement, but if I didn't have the spare cash lying about I'd have been fine sticking with the N4.

I'm trying to convince myself I need 4G on my phone, but I don't really, and I have an iPad with 4G data as required.
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Unless you're constantly watching youtube vids away from wifi and have a huge data limit, or frequent an area where 3g congestion is rife, it's definitely not a necessity.
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Did any of you N5 adopters come from an N4?

I need to know if the weak vibration issue is still there?!?!?!

i've upgraded from a nexus galaxy, and noticed that the n5 is way weaker on vibration. not really an issue for me though as i never have it just on vibrate mode.
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I have to get a phone plan soon and am looking at the one with the biggest data (I flog it relentlessly).

On standard plans Telstra and Optus seem pretty average - with 1.5GB and 2GB with what I'm willing to pay. Vodafone has 10GB - but I left them three years ago because they were complete rubbish in Sydney.

Are they any good down in Melbourne? How do you guys go with data?

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Also about three days away from caving and getting a N5 - but there's absolutely nothing wrong with my N4.

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$45 sim-only plan with iiNet gets you 3GB of data plus unlimited SMS, and $800 of calls

also, in relation to this issue, does anyone know the deal with changing telcos? I'm gonna be moving from Voda to iiNet, I want to pay out my remaining contract then port to iiNet - is it best if I pay contract then contact iiNet, or can I begin the porting process then cancel contract?

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I have to get a phone plan soon and am looking at the one with the biggest data (I flog it relentlessly).

On standard plans Telstra and Optus seem pretty average - with 1.5GB and 2GB with what I'm willing to pay. Vodafone has 10GB - but I left them three years ago because they were complete rubbish in Sydney.

Are they any good down in Melbourne? How do you guys go with data?

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Also about three days away from caving and getting a N5 - but there's absolutely nothing wrong with my N4.

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What about Amaysim? I've recently switched over, as have a few others I know ..they use Optus' network, I'm on $39.95 a month = 4GB, unlimited calls and texts and I can leave any time. They've got quite a few options available, go have a look.
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It's updated since then and they brought back the navigation app.

Brought back the navigation app? As in it's been split back out from maps as a separate app? That sucks if that's the case because I preferred it wrapped up all in one.
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Marshy - go on the lowest Telstra plan and then buy a data pack. I'm on the small for $60 with $600 calls and 1gig data and then have the 8gig data pack for $60.
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Or you can go with Boost (Telstra owned) $40 a month unlimited calls and text with 3gig. Uses ALL of the Telstra infrastructure.

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Brought back the navigation app? As in it's been split back out from maps as a separate app? That sucks if that's the case because I preferred it wrapped up all in one.

You can still launch navigation from the maps app.
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I see lots of people have said there's not a huge difference between the nexus 4 and 5, I have the Samsung nexus (3) ..is there a decent jump there? I keep everything updated and it's just stock, but I have noticed it getting a bit slow lately..
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From the S3? Definitely. I don't think there's enough of a jump from an N4, at least not in my case.
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From the S3? Definitely. I don't think there's enough of a jump from an N4, at least not in my case.

not quite as big a leap from an S3 as it would be from a GN

tbh i'd have some concerns swapping 720p in my N4 for 1080p (and LTE) in the N5 but only getting 200mah extra batt in return

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Thanks for all the tips guys.

For those of you playing at home, I decided to go with this method with Telstra:

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Sourced from Whirlpool's advice on Telstra Pre-Paid.

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tbh i'd have some concerns swapping 720p in my N4 for 1080p (and LTE) in the N5 but only getting 200mah extra batt in return

Not too much different to the n4 in general everyday use battery life for me - still way better than my old sgs2. Saying that, I'm more of a short stint user and don't generally find myself in situations where my phones screen is on for more than half an hour.
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tbh i'd have some concerns swapping 720p in my N4 for 1080p (and LTE) in the N5 but only getting 200mah extra batt in return

My N4 would hit 30% at the end of a day, my N5 is barely getting to 50%.
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4.5 hours screen on.

Undervolted 50mv.

Was playing around with ART. Seems to get better battery life and the OS seems a lot snappier. Some apps don't work with it enabled though.
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i haven't gone that far yet, although it does take a big hit when it gets really hot and batt life just dies in the ass. might do mine soon

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Was playing around with ART. Seems to get better battery life and the OS seems a lot snappier. Some apps don't work with it enabled though.

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Had my phone on the car centre console yesterday and it went flying off when I turned. Appeared to be ok. But then the 3 phone calls since I've had people saying that it sounds like I'm miles away. Switched to speaker phone and they can hear me fine.

On closer inspection, there's a nice dent right where the receiver is. Fuck. Looks like I'm going to be one of those speaker phone wankers for now on

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