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I agree, at least for the SMS in hangouts. Yesterday I was trying to text one of my friends and I was wondering why he wasn't responding. Discovered this morning that I was trying to send a message to his gmail chat instead of his phone number....will have to keep an eye on that in the future.

Other than that...I LOVE THIS PHONE. So much nicer than my Galaxy S II. Screen is beautiful. Just waiting for google to release their official cases and I also want the new nexus wireless charging pad. I heard horror stories about the "puck" charger for the nexus 4

Its a huge upgrade from SII just from screen alone.
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I heard battery life is terrible, anyone care to comment on that
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I heard battery life is terrible, anyone care to comment on that

My comment:



If you keep the screen at max brightness then it drains like any other phone. But for me the battery life is pretty good.
Edited by sherlock - 11/10/13 at 4:36pm
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Standby isn't really a issue for any phone I think. What about on-time
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I am not sure whats the biggest battery killer in these phones. If i use my Nexus 4 normally with browsing i get MAX 2 hours screen times. If i watch Movies with it i get 7 hours +. The screen is not a power hog. I think are other factor which kill battery like Antena and CPU/GPU.
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post #26 of 27
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Standby isn't really a issue for any phone I think. What about on-time

It is better than Nexus 4 in that area and overall is pretty average, not going to win against phones with bigger batteries like G2 & GS4, but is about even with the likes of HTC One(same battery size). It does however drain a lot less from screen off audio playback(thanks to DSP tunneling) and background syncing.

Only battery life test I really trust is Anandtech (they actually specificity what they are testing with & with what brightness setting), their review is not released yet but the reviewer said the battery is pretty good in the recent podcast.

Based on my usage model(a lot of audio playback, short period of web browsing & checking email), its battery life is pretty good.
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Battery life looked like it could be an issue based on specs. I've had my nexus 5 for 5 days now and I haven't killed it yet. The battery life seems plenty respectable.

I was browsing the internet on LTE for about 2 hours at roughly 80% brightness and my battery only went down 6%.
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