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Nexus 5, one year later

Nobody writes a review for a one year old device. But with the Nexus 6 being a huge phone that many people can't (or don't want to) handle, the Nexus 5 has found itself in a rare position. Despite being one year old, it is still a highly relevant device, one that is still in demand to a certain extent (we are getting new Nexus 5 owners joining the Nexus 5 Central community almost every day). So how has the Nexus 5 held up after one year?

Display
QHD displays are all the rage at the moment. But that doesn't mean that 1080p displays are suddenly unacceptable. On a device with a display around 5", a 1080p resolution is still stunning. Text is sharp and crisp, and viewing photos or watching videos is still highly enjoyable. The only area where the Nexus 5 display falls short is colour. Colours on this display tend to look washed out and faded. I've been using Franco's kernel on KitKat mainly for custom colour profiles. The few weeks I used the dev preview reminded me of how lifeless the display kinda looks. Now that Franco's kernel has Lollipop support, colours are looking much better on my Nexus 5.

Performance
Well, it is a Nexus, so performance shouldn't be an issue. The SD800 is still a very good chip, and 2GB of RAM is still widely used among other flagships as well. One year on, my Nexus 5 is still as snappy as when I first got it.

Software
Lollipop is a huge update over KitKat, so I'm not exaggerating when I say it's like a brand new user experience. There's a lot of cool new stuff to help make our phones more useful, five of which I wrote about recently (http://bit.ly/11szap1). Of course, there's bound to be teething issues with an update this big, and Lollipop is not without its bugs. But as a whole, the software and user experience is just solid. 

Camera
I'm not picky when it comes to camera quality. As long as the camera takes good photos for me to enjoy myself and to share on social media, I'm happy. The general consensus however over the past year, is that while the Nexus 5 camera may not be amazing, it's definitely not terrible either.

Battery life
Compared to other flagships currently in the market, the battery life of the Nexus 5 is definitely not something to shout about. It'll get you through the day with light to moderate use, but anything even remotely close to heavy use will require a recharge before the day is over. Similar to what I said about the camera, it's not amazing, but not terrible either. Definitely room for improvement.

Durability
Many users have reported hairline cracks around the frame of the Nexus 5, mainly around the buttons or the sim tray. I've dropped my phone a few times, but other than the back popping off a bit in the corner - which I easily snapped back into place - there's no other visible signs of damage anywhere on my Nexus 5. And my screen is still scratch free. No case, no screen protector. The only thing I have on my device is a dbrand skin.

So there's my one year review. I'm still very happy with this device. Battery life would be the only major gripe I have with it. But since it supports wireless charging, and I have a powerbank with wireless charging, it's less of a problem. If anyone were to ask me if it would still be worth it to get the Nexus 5 now, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
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I just spoke by phone to a senior engineer ("Bob") at FTDI U.S.A. regarding reports of counterfeit FT232 chips being bricked by a new version of a driver recently released by FTDI (See: Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8493849). I am sorry to report that he became extremely defensive and refused to speak further when I asked if this was a purposeful act on the company's part. He told me to read their license agreement and that he couldn't say more. I noted to him that this left the definite impression that we were talking about a purposeful act -- after all, most users of hardware never see the license agreements for embedded chips and don't know if they are counterfeit or not. At that point he became flustered, said he would not speak further, and said all queries had to go to their UK headquarters. Draw your own conclusions, folks.
Microsoft should revoke the driver's signature via their next CRL update, so that it refuses to install (effectively making the drivers unsigned). It is acting maliciously and will break consumer's hardware, even hardware which doesn't contain any FTDI chips. If FTDI have an issue with a company ...
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Another reason why you gotta get to USF ... Sebastian .. they alreadY has chickens preparing your breakfast for you
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if this bird was cool, it would have a friend it could poop in to and then that bird could poop back in to this bird. #infinitebropoop  
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Does anyone have a verizon-compatible phone of comparable (or better) quality than the Motorola Razr HD (i hate that phone, so much ...)

Because I may have, for the first time, soft-bricked someone's (Thai's) phone. I started working on it because it seemed like a terribly slow piece of shit and I wanted to put a better ROM on there, but, by way of factory-resetting, which shouldn't hurt anything, I've gotten myself into a situation I don't have time for, with school and all.
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Education
  • University of South Florida
    Women's & Gender Studies, 2013 - present
  • Lourdes College
    Psychology, 2006 - 2012
  • Owens Community College
    Psychology, 2003 - 2004
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Introduction
Baboon males often approach each other and gently grasp each other's penises. Primatologists refer to this behavior as "diddling." A tension reducing gesture, akin to the human handshake, it reciprocally assures that neither party has aggressive intentions. Ancient Romans would conclude a transaction by placing their testicles in each other's palm while mutually reciting an oath - the ultimate expression of trust. The words "testimony" and "testament" both derive from this ancient practice.
Bragging rights
(1) I got in trouble for biting a kid in 8th grade. (2) Once upon a time someone asked me to leave the premises because i didn't have any clothes on.
Work
Occupation
Mad Scientist
Employment
  • Haven Homes Transitional Living Systems
    Consultant, 2010 - 2012
  • A & A Engineering
    Independent Software Programmer, 2008 - 2010
  • The Real Estate Lending Solution
    Consultant, 2007 - 2011
  • Decoline, Ltd.
    Manager of Information Services, 2001 - 2006
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Toledo, OH - Palm Harbor, FL - Bowling Green, OH - Sylvania, OH
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On December 18, 2012, Carlton Williams, a resident at Aaran's Walk apartments, informed Jennifer Rendahl, property owner and manager, that bedbugs had infested his apartment. Ms. Rendahl sent a maintenance worker to the unit. The worker took a quick look, told the tenant he'd have to find lodging during the extermination process and left. Until Hillsborough County Code Enforcement contacted her more than 2 weeks later, Ms. Rendahl had not once contacted Mr. Williams nor had she taken any further action. She had, however, kept busy telling other residents to avoid contact with Mr. Williams, clearly attempting to isolate him and overtly blaming him for the infestation of the unit. The Tampa Solidarity Network has united with Mr. Williams ("CC" to his friends) to demand justice. On Thursday, January 3, CC and the Tampa Solidarity Network delivered a letter to Ms. Rendahl demanding that she exterminate the begbugs and provide alternative lodging as necessary. Typically, residents do not need to evacuate the premises for bedbug extermination, but Ms. Rendahl retaliated to our extermination demand by telling CC to vacate the premises for 6 weeks, at his own expense, and that he must make arrangements by January 31st or she will evict him. CC has paid his rent consistently on-time during the year he has lived at Aaran's Walk. Ms. Rendahl at first offered and then denied CC the downstairs living situation he needed for his health and just recently told him that she denied a new carpet upon moving in because his "income was too low." For 32 years, CC had maintained at least one full-time public job until health issues forced him to retire from USF Tampa in 2010. A dedicated and beloved custodian for all those years, his coworkers and the USF Staff Senate honored him with a Quiet Quality Award in 2008, the same year USF privatized the SunDome, eliminating his second job. The attendant cut in pay forced CC to move to an insecure neighborhood where people robbed and beat him, resulting in deteriorating health and disabling bouts of vertigo. As CC's health problems persisted, coworkers and associates from across campus donated more sick leave than he had the ability to use, testament to the respect and affection he has become accustomed to experiencing. CC is a devoted father to a 15-year-old daughter, Diamond, and a well-known figure around USF's Tampa campus where he is a regular at sporting events.
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