Well guys sorry for the late , but here comes the part 2 and reason why I bought a nexus 5 a android phone , a OS which I am not a big fan of . I have multi quoted a post of our android guru and passionate supporter and my dear friend our senior member nitin_k and lets start the story with a reply to his post
Originally Posted by nitin_k
who asked you to buy a nokia even the great windows cruisader named raja has jumped to android
Iam fan of apple products , I own couple of them and I have been a supporter and early adopter of windows phone 8 , plus I am extremely happy with both the platforms very much and buying a Blackberry phone or Android phone does not by any means relate to I not liking apple and windows phone or products anymore .
In fact after using the nexus 5 for 2 days I more then ever appreciate the fluidity , smoothness of IOS and windows phone even more .
So what made me buy the android flagship all of a sudden ?
Well like always being a tech lover I follow latest trends and development of all major mobile platforms . I very well knew that nexus 5 was one very good device with stock android the way Google en visions the platform .
Every one has some basic priorities set when it comes to buying a phone for example looks , good battery , great features , for me looks and camera are very important they make the first priority for me in a set budget I have for a phone .
Early reviews of nexus 5 suggested that the camera was worst . Google did send a update and made it somewhat tolerable .
Having OIS and good sensor all expected the phone to outclass the iPhone 5 and 5s and other Nokia's windows devices like Lumia 920, 925 ( lets not bring Lumia 1020 here since that is a grand daddy and tech marvel when it comes to camera which is still untouched ) yet the nexus 5 fell below expectations in the camera department .
Until recently that is 6-7 days back I was reading macrumors.com forum of which Iam a old member , a thread in which there was a heated debate going on between which is a better phone when it comes to camera the iPhone5s or nexus 5 .
Couple of members argued that the nexus 5 which recently got a 3rd camera update is on par with the iPhone 5 and 5s camera and also posted before and after pictures from the nexus 5 and along with iPhone 5s . the nexus 5 killed the iPhone in low and no light pictures without flash completely .
Reading that thread made me research more about the nexus 5 camera module and the amazing update which Google gave to its camera software .
Plus our senior and esteemed forum member and my dear friend allhyundaicars
too confirmed that the nexus 5 can rival the latest and the greatest from all platforms when it comes to camera performance . in fact his suggestion and opinion is the main reason I bought the phone in first place .
I went in croma and played with the nexus 5 , Samsung s4 and iPhone 5s and was shocked to see the amount of clarity and detail the nexus 5 can get in the pictures . specially tricky ,low light situations .
I own a Lumina 925( wife uses ) too and I checked the quality of pictures from both nexus 5 and Lumia 925 . both were equally good and in many cases the nexus 5 even out classing the Lumia 925 in accurate colour reproduction , sharpness and detail .
In the price range of 25-30,000 I dint find any better phone in camera department which can totally outclass the nexus 5 , yes the Samsung s4 has 13 mp camera but the low light performance was not that good plus I just don't like the way the phone looks .
The best and greatest Lumia were above 40,000 and since I keep changing phones very often I never wanted to invest too much in phones . the only option left was Nokia Lumia 925 which I already have , so no point in buying another one again .
Plus buying the nexus 5 had a added advantage pure android experience , first and latest updates of the platform will come to the phone straight from Google .
So I bought the nexus 5 purely for the camera it has rather then it being a android phone .
My early impression about the nexus 5 and android operating system .
ANDROID -to be perfectly honest for my usage pattern I dint find android any superior or vastly great then IOS OR WP . of course there are certain features which the other 2 rivals lack but most of those features are coming to both the platforms in their coming respective major updates sans the full on customization option which android offers .
The last time I used android was when ginger bread was the latest update and I simply hated it for the lag , slutter and changed my Sony phone in matter of days . since then android has come miles ahead when it comes to polish , and fluidity but imho I still feel it is not as fluid and smooth like IOS and WP , I can compare the fluidity and smoothness to blackberry 10 OS , maybe it is tiny bit more smooth then blackberry 10 OS .
Options of using many launchers and themes is fun and on the very first day itself I was using a theme on my phone .
I will be updating my views about android as a user as I use the phone more and more .
Nexus 5 the handset
look- it has a very basic black slab like look , although not a head turner when it comes to design , it has a very serious and professional look to it . it wont excite you for its design nor will it repel you . imho I prefer it more then the Samsung s4 .
Build quality - it is surprisingly light , its all plastic by the way . the soft touch back feels great while holding the phone plus makes it less slippery . overall the phone has good finishing and although being plastic has a decent build quality .
Screen - it has a fantastic 5 inches full HD super sharp screen , watching videos editing pictures is a joy so is the web browsing experience too . I am not a gamer , but I am sure it will offer a superior gaming experience . the screen is superbly calibrated and showcases true to life colours in all its glory .
Processor - the latest and the greatest snapdragon 800 with 2 gb ram makes the phone handle every task you throw at it a breeze .
Camera - imho the phone has one of the finest 8 mp camera in the price range of 25-35k in the market which can rival the latest and the greatest handsets too , specially in low ,tricky light photography . it renders colours real same as they look in real life .
Below are some samples which Iam posting , remember our forum has limit when it comes to size of pictures so Iam down sizing them and posting no retouching or post processing has been done on the pictures .
Anybody interested in full resolution images can PM me , I will email the pictures in their original size .
Our senior members zengetz, nickandre, allhyundaicars have seen the full resolution images .
In coming days I will be doing a full comparison about image quality between the iPhone 5s vs Lumia 925 vs nexus 5 under all possible lighting scenarios .
The pictures posted are mostly from malls which generally have very low or tricky lights . a good camera is the one which handles such situations aptly and deliver good results .
Special thanx to our members superbad
- who tried to help me by showing the best offers available in the market for the nexus 5 . petrolheadprash
- who emailed me full resolution pictures from his nexus 5 which helped me to evaluate the phone and the camera better with regards to other phone and their cameras . And big special thanks to allhyundaicars for his honest and unbiased opinion about the nexus 5 , he is one main reason I bought the phone
Time for the images from my nexus 5