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Just received my Nexus 5 and am quiet disappointed with it.

The sound is OK, not as loud as my S3 but OK

The screen is very nice, but quiet a lot of display is used by the 'buttons'
Comparing side by side to the S3, the S3 seems to display more page.

Anyone have any comments or thoughts on this ?
Any way to get access to more of the screen without rooting it ?

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Just received my Nexus 5 and am quiet disappointed with it.

The sound is OK, not as loud as my S3 but OK

The screen is very nice, but quiet a lot of display is used by the 'buttons'
Comparing side by side to the S3, the S3 seems to display more page.

Anyone have any comments or thoughts on this ?
Any way to get access to more of the screen without rooting it ?

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Its a nexus device, did you realize that nexus devices do not have hardware buttons before you bought it?
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Not much you can do without root.
But if you do decide to root (use the guide in my signature) you can use pie controls or install a custom ROM/xposed module which will allow you to change the size of the navbar.

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I realised that it had no buttons just thought it would have visible screen..

How does the nexus 5 compare to the S4, LG G2 and HTC One for useable screen space. ?

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Just received my Nexus 5 and am quiet disappointed with it.

The sound is OK, not as loud as my S3 but OK

The screen is very nice, but quiet a lot of display is used by the 'buttons'
Comparing side by side to the S3, the S3 seems to display more page.

Anyone have any comments or thoughts on this ?
Any way to get access to more of the screen without rooting it ?

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I was unhappy about the sound aswell, I rooted purely to install a sound mod that increases the volume greatly, and it doesn't have any distortion problems at all, see here.

Speaker Volume Boost for Nexus 5 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2532788
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Just received my Nexus 5 and am quiet disappointed with it.

The sound is OK, not as loud as my S3 but OK

The screen is very nice, but quiet a lot of display is used by the 'buttons'
Comparing side by side to the S3, the S3 seems to display more page.

Anyone have any comments or thoughts on this ?
Any way to get access to more of the screen without rooting it ?

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PROS:
It's a decent price
It gets updates quick
It's fast
Camera takes decent pics in as long as nothing is moving
Design is good


CONS:
The cameras slow focus makes it next to impossible to take pictures of my new puppy.


The sound seems fine to me for speaker calling, for music not so much but who listens to music like that. I picked up a bluetooth speaker and use that anytime I want to listen to music sounds 10 times better than the speakers on any phone.

The screen size is good, the Galaxys are too big IMO feels like I'm using a mini tablet. I have the white version I don't care for the shiny edges but when my Nexus case comes I won't see them anyways.

My only other gripe other than the camera is I can't get an otterbox for it that's not the phones fault though.

Overall I'm happy with it for the price.
 
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Another one of these threads huh?
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Another one of these threads huh?
I don't know about it being another one.. But its the one I started.
I think I was expecting more screen real estate..
Google now uses the full screen any way to get other apps to do that ?
 
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I upgraded from the S4 and love my Nexus 5.
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Yup you should stick to Samsung, nexus won't ever make you happy. It just isn't for some people. Lol

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