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My first 12 hours with the Nexus 5 smartphone - glorious!


We are now posting blogs for TweakTown, which will give you - our awesome readers - a chance to get a little closer to us. We can give you a quick news-like post, showing off our latest gear before the reviews go live. This gives a more personal connection to us, in my opinion, something that I'm going to love coming into the future.

 

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The first blog from me is going to be about the Nexus 5, and my first half-day with it. I received it a few days ago, but had an LG G2 that I needed to use for a week to write a review about, so I had to be super patient to not rip it out of the box and use it. But, I have now - and I love it, I really do. Of course this is just early days - but it feels so light, and that 5-inch 1080p display is gorgeous!

 

Android 4.4 KitKat is great so far, with Google Now being a swipe to the left away, instead of swiping in from the home button. It takes a little getting used to, but it works. Android 4.4 also brings in the Google Glass-like "OK Google" command, which is an always-listening personal assistant. You can just say "OK Google, what is the weather tomorrow" and it'll pop up and vocalize it for you - a nice touch.

 

The camera is a huge improvement with my very, very quick testing - something I can't wait to use more in the coming week or two for my review. The one thing I'm not liking so far is the battery - which after using it for an hour or so (lightly) once it was fully charged, I'm getting it down to around 80%. Other than that, it's an absolute steal at $349!

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