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By jbdan, Senior Member on 31st March 2014, 06:46 AM
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Every phone I pick up and play with is much slower (ie completing a simple task such as turning on, unlocking, sending an SMS, go back home then turn off) than my N5 I've had since launch day. Rooted, stock ROM and kernel, with xposed gravity.

We have a lot of different phones in my family and are on both VZW and TMO networks. 4 iPhone's (4, 4s, and 2 5s's), GS3, 4 GS4's, MotoX, and a BB.

I've also played with friends G2, M7, M8, and RAZR Maxx. There is nothing as snappy as the N5 on KK to date. Not even close imo. Anyone else feel this way when they pick up another mobile device?

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31st March 2014, 07:25 AM |#2  
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Its the fastest device right now for sure.

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31st March 2014, 07:28 AM |#3  
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Yeah came from the SII I9100 and android never looked the same :3

Jumped from

Dual core 1.2 GHz --> Quad core 2.3 GHz
1GB RAM --> 2GB RAM
4.3 Inch screen --> 5 Inch screen

The next time I change my phone its either a Nexus or im jumping ship
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I have a iPhone 5S, HTC One (old) and an HTC Desire-some****. All of them feel slower than my Nexus 5.

Even iPhone 5S. It isn't slow. It's extremely snappy. The speed is comparable to the Nexus 5 but it doesn't feel faster (maybe due to animations, I guess).

Nexus 5 is pretty great. Between 100% to 60% batter charge, the phone is blazing fast. Then it drops in performance to save battery, I think. But not by much.
31st March 2014, 08:30 AM |#5  
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I'd class the Nexus 5 as the smoothest for sure, fastest? I'm not so sure, my m8 is one snappy beast, but it's not as smooth IMO,

Probably due to the difference in transitions

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31st March 2014, 08:58 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -Grift-

Yeah came from the SII I9100 and android never looked the same :3

Jumped from

Dual core 1.2 GHz --> Quad core 2.3 GHz
1GB RAM --> 2GB RAM
4.3 Inch screen --> 5 Inch screen

The next time I change my phone its either a Nexus or im jumping ship

Same here man I too switched from S2 to N5
31st March 2014, 08:58 AM |#7  
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Yeah, its definitely one snappy phone. I found it about on par with a GPE HTC One, which isn't as bloated as the standard Sense HTC One.
The iPhone 5S feels "slower", but that could just be all of the silly transitions that Apple added in.
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I have a GS3 and replaced it with N5. When i use the GS3 from time to time, it feels sooooooo slow....
Anyway my girlfriend's GS4 on KK feels a lot faster than GS3 but a whole lot slower than N5.
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Originally Posted by mufaa

Nexus 5 is pretty great. Between 100% to 60% batter charge, the phone is blazing fast. Then it drops in performance to save battery, I think. But not by much.

Just wanted to let you know the CPU speed does not change based on battery, even if you're at 5%. It does slow down if the phone is getting hot though.

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I've also got nexus 5 yesterday. And I'm amazed by it's smoothness and responsiveness. Never ever Samsung
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I was actually on the fence about sticking to samsung since I had an s2 and loved it. I will never look back again lol, Nexus is the way forward for me. Fast and smooth. :

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