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Teardown: Google's Nexus 5 Deconstructed

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11/13/2013  
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naperlou
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lots of good stuff
naperlou   11/13/2013 12:00:31 PM
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It is fun to look inside these devices.  The CPU is almost as fast as my laptop with as many cores.  Power in the hand.  This one looks well laid out.  Thanks.

Pubudu
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Re: lots of good stuff
Pubudu   11/16/2013 8:23:07 AM
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Naperlou to be very honest this processor speed is more than my laptop speed, 

tekochip
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A little dab will do ya
tekochip   11/13/2013 1:46:31 PM
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Still some glue, but at least you could replace the battery if you needed to.

NadineJ
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slideshow reformat
NadineJ   11/13/2013 3:19:38 PM
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I have to say that I as much as I love tear downs (this is a good one-as usual), I'm not patient enough to click through the slides one-by-one.  It would be great if I could skip to slide 30 and then come back and scroll through the other slides.

Yes, I tend to read the last line of a book before I start on page one too.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/13/2013 6:57:19 PM
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Not so sure the Google smartphone would be great in use, but this makes a great teardown. I just can't get enough of these.

wayneo
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Re: slideshow reformat
wayneo   11/14/2013 11:32:23 AM
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You can at least skip to the last photo.  In your browser URL, you can edit the photo number to show the last slide.

NadineJ
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NadineJ   11/14/2013 12:12:54 PM
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@wayneo - Brilliant!  Thank you.

Mydesign
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Nexus 5 with Kitkat
Mydesign   11/14/2013 7:02:25 AM
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After going through the specification, it seems to be one of the high end devices. 2.26GHz Quad core processor with 2GB RAM is great. But I would like to get some review with respect to functionalities and other features.

Pubudu
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Re: Nexus 5 with Kitkat
Pubudu   11/16/2013 8:28:13 AM
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Yes this will give a great run to Apple I5 for sure. 

Mydesign
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Re: Nexus 5 with Kitkat
Mydesign   11/19/2013 9:33:02 AM
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"Yes this will give a great run to Apple I5 for sure. "

Pubudu, am not sure but reviews shows that i5 is superior that Nexus 5.

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Re: Nexus 5 with Kitkat
Cabe Atwell   1/20/2014 5:48:00 PM
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The market is already ripe with speculation regarding the Nexus 6. Apparently, a six-month turn-around is the norm for new smart devices. So if the i5 is superior to the Nexus 5, just wait half a year.

Mydesign
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Re: Nexus 5 with Kitkat
Mydesign   1/29/2014 4:25:27 AM
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"The market is already ripe with speculation regarding the Nexus 6. Apparently, a six-month turn-around is the norm for new smart devices. So if the i5 is superior to the Nexus 5, just wait half a year."

Cabe, as of now you are right and now spectaculations are about Nexus 6. When technology is moving fast ahead, the time frame between releases becomes short. This can put customers in anxiety too.

hstearnsjr
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Battery temperature
hstearnsjr   11/14/2013 9:05:46 AM
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The battery's list of no-no's says keep the temperature less than 104° F !

Where I live, Scottsdale, Arizona, it can get as high as 122°F (50°C), and 

in the sun can reach much more.   I hope they don't mean that.

 

bwomp99
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bwomp99   11/14/2013 10:18:10 AM
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I'm in Scottsdale as well, might have to do a little more research before I grab one of these.

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Ralphy Boy   11/14/2013 5:45:09 PM
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I just had one of our battery engineers in here and I showed him the temp specs on this battery.

He said that 104 F is a normally suggested high end range for Lion batteries... It is a life span problem. At higher temperatures the service life falls off, and above 104F that degradation becomes significant.

Also note the 140F MAX... At that point expected life span drops to about 25%... It becomes a fire hazard somewhere above 200F

Just don't leave this phone in the car or lying in the sun on a hot sunny day and it should be okay.

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