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By dark_dude, Member on 10th February 2014, 12:12 AM
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Hello,
right now I am a more or less pleased Note 3 user. The past days made me thinking about a switch to the Nexus 5. More and more reasons come up, mainly I don't use the Note features that often and I hate TouchWiz. I got my hands on a Nexus 5 and all I can say is that this phone is beautiful and blazing fast. Despite the obvious (smaller screen, no pen, smaller battery, etc) I want to ask you if the following works as good on the Nexus as it does on my Note 3.

I like to connect my phone via MHL to the TV and play games using a Dualshock3 controller in combination with the SixAxis app. Playing Asphalt8 my phone losses about 40% battery in about 2,5 hours (It's connected to a 1 amp. USB port of the TV). Games like Asphalt 8 run very smooth.

I know the Nexus doesn't use MHL but Slimport. And the SixAxis app should work, root implied.

Here are my questions.

1. Does Slimport suffer from a bigger latency than MHL?

2. Is the phone also charging on a Slimport connection? If so, same amount?

3. Is it possible to charge the Nexus via Slimport (if answer was yes on question 2) AND wireless at the same time?

4. Does the Nexus 5 support USB OTG (to pair the controller)?

Many thanks for your time.

Bjorn
 
 
10th February 2014, 01:22 AM |#2  
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This will help with your OTG question. https://productforums.google.com/for...U/6ZyI9gQLjIsJ

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2505924

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIoCiIvztwE

this seems most helpful: http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...t-usb-otg.html
thats all i have sorry.
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13th February 2014, 12:10 AM |#3  
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3. Is it possible to charge the Nexus via Slimport (or USB) AND wireless at the same time?

Bjorn

Thanks, this is the only questions that remains unanswered. Does anyone know?
13th February 2014, 12:35 AM |#4  
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It is possible to charge it while using Slimport, but that also can depend on which Slimport adapter do you have. I have some Chinese adapter with built-in USB cable, and it is working great...

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13th February 2014, 09:55 AM |#5  
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Thanks, this is the only questions that remains unanswered. Does anyone know?

Wireless charging will not work at the same time as wired charging. Also charging while playing games can lead to significant heat.
13th February 2014, 12:21 PM |#6  
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I would hold out if I were you. As mentioned, charging and game play are going to cause heat.

There are rumours of Amazon releasing a dedicated android console so perhaps, waiting is a good idea.
17th February 2014, 11:10 PM |#7  
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Na, these consoles suck. At least the ones that are already there. My Note 3 is way better than every existing console. And I think the Nexus will be to.
18th February 2014, 07:24 AM |#8  
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Im not talking about existing ones. but sure, if you want to stop playing every hour to recharge, go ahead

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