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

By: Anthony Garreffa | Posted: Nov 16, 2013 3:59 am

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.




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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