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Default Anyone switch from a Note 2?

I'm thinking on doing the switch. How are/have you been handling it? Especially the big difference in battery life and no S-pen?

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I'm thinking on doing the switch. How are/have you been handling it? Especially the big difference in battery life and no S-pen?

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So absolutely worth it not just for the phone but for the Dev support that is backing it, my wife and I as well as a friend of mine all switched to the Nexus 5 and have not looked back!! you will not be disappointed!

And if you make the switch check out my ROM HERE

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I switched from note 3 and previously had a note 2. Dev work is nice but you will miss battery and screen big time. After 2 weeks of using the phone you get accustomed to the screen size but battery life is not anything close to a note 2

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I went from note 2 to s4 to Nexus 5. Wish I went with note 3 instead of n5. Now I'm waiting on the s5 release next year
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I'm thinking on doing the switch. How are/have you been handling it? Especially the big difference in battery life and no S-pen?

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I came from a Note 2 and definitely recommend the Nexus 5.

Screen:
The smaller screen takes some getting used to, everything seemed small at first but now I prefer the Nexus screen. The Nexus screen is crisper, brighter and more accurate color wise, no inkly OLED blacks though. The auto brightness on the Note 2 was too conservative and washed out in direct sunlight. The Nexus auto-brightness has a better range.

Battery:
About 20% shorter on the Nexus compared to the Note. I still easily last the full day with solid use, wifi, gps, bluetooth enabled. Wireless charging is very convenient

S-Pen:
I never used the S-pen much so I don't miss it. Although the S-pen was technically impressive, it was always held back by poor software implementation.

Speaker:
Lacking on the Nexus. The 4.4.2 update helped but I miss the Note 2's ear shattering speaker

Speed:
Holy crap, the Nexus is smooth like butter compared to the Note. The Note 2 was no lightweight but the Nexus is a quantum leap forward in speed.

OS:
Kit Kat doesn't take long to get used to. Better multitasking, no Samsung bloatware, fast updates. Nexus can't be beat. Google now is surprisingly awesome.

Misc:
Bluetooth and Wifi connect faster. The Nexus will feel incredibly light compared to the Note 2. Gorilla Glass 3 has higher scratch resistance than the Notes Gorilla Glass 2. Soft touch finish feels luxurious compared to the Note's slippery scratch prone poly-carbonate.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Much appreciated

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