My N5 was waiting for me when I got back from Greensboro today.
First impressions: I love the look of Kit Kat. The phone feels good in my hand, too, although I think it’s going to become a grease magnet. I’m not a huge fan of the sharp edges, though. They’re a little sharper than I like, but they help me keep a grip on the phone.
The OS has a lot of changes under the hood, and some cosmetic ones. Google Now is on the left sweep from the main screen. I’m not sure I like that yet. Also, there are only 2 screens to put icons/folders on. I’m not sure how I feel about that, either. I’m used to 4-5.
Stock Android is my favorite version of Android. Very little “stuff” gets in my way.
Compared to the GNex, there is no comparison. It looks better, works faster, and takes better photos.
There’s an auto HDR mode, but it’s slow. Slooooow.
I had to go by T-Mobile to get a new SIM card for it. It uses the smaller SIM cards. I’m wonder if that’s going to be an obstacle for traveling or not. I’ll still keep my orange cave-phone with me, just in case. The T-Mobile folks were nice about making a quick swap of SIMs.
I need to start packing, so I’ll use it more on the road.