Just taken delivery of the "RED ONE" or should that be the "ONE RED"! Initial impressions are "its gorgeous". Fits firmly in the hand, with a fair bit of weight to it. The screen is bright, can easily view in the current strong sunlight; that's a huge improvement on the outgoing Samsung Galaxy Nexus.So far the only negative I have is the power switch; it requires a firm push to wake the display - need to look for a wakeup app I think! Just got to wait for the 4 days Phones4U impose before activation.
The build number reflects ir5 and the search button has been removed from the lower bar as i requested, but there is no sign of the overclocking and undervolting so my assumption is the bake didn't include this kernel
Done a bake selecting OC/UV and installed - but no voltage selections and higher speed available via setcpu???
About Phone shows kernel 3.0.1-ga052f63 so doesn't look like the bake worked. Can somebody else confirm if bake with OC/UV kernel worked for them please?
Last night I installed Pauls latest ir4 rom and wiped y phone - Battery performance has improved imensly - 15hrs for 49% and thats with wifi on and off throughout the day, 3G on all day, bluetooth for a short time, emails, texting and even the odd phone call - just what a smartphone should be doing. So end of saga for me - phew ;)
Phone idle over night i.e. aircraft mode all radios off = approx 2.3% per hour
Radio on (no WIFI) = approx 7% per hour
Again sitting on my desk doing nothing, not moving the phone around so the signal shouldn't be switching (shows H)
IMO the radio is sucking juice...
the phone has a 1750mA battery, the phone is using 2.3% @ idle = approx 40.5mA per hour
the radio (no WIFI) alone is using 4.7% = approx 83mA per hour
No wonder the battery life is poor - I hope some alternative radios will be available for us to flash soon, but it's not just the radio; the idle state is consuming battery too. Does anybody know if both cores run at idle?
I realise there are services running in the background and I do have sync on but this never hurt my previous phones (HTC DESIRE and HTC HERO).
I too am having battery problems and can not see any apps causing it.
Last night I fully charged the battery and monitored the hourly usage (sad), which was mainly idle (WIFI off but radio on). At idle the phone is using just over 4% per hour which in my opinion is way too high. What I did after that was interesting though; I put the phone in to flight mode (turning off radios), and the hourly usage dropped to about 2%. I left it for a few hours and when I turned the phone on the battery was at 49%. Now I turned the radio on, still with WIFI off and the phone ate the battery. It drained down to 12% (37% used) in about three hours and all it was doing was sitting on my desk.
So in short I think it's the radio that's the high user. This wasn't scientific by any means but I aim to repeat the test tonight/tomorrow
Mine is 4 days old now Here's my feelings on the new Nexus...
After 2+ years of earlier android incarnations, it's taking me a while to find my way around ICS. I haven't suffered from the volume problem (on Orange network) so far, so that has to be a plus. I am hoping / looking forward to NFC enablement in the UK as this is one of the reasons for getting this phone. All my apps run fine
Love how it feels in the hand.
For its size it is so light after my HTC Desire
Impressed with the screen and clarity
Love the camera's quick response
ICS looks polished - screen transitions are lovely,
Battery is terrible so far! Best attained is 21 hours but am hoping this will improve.
Can't get used to the power on button switch location.
Occasional stuttering when flicking through the app draw
Picture gallery doesn't filter out music thumbnails etc.
Honestly, I have thought to myself "should have got an S2", but then I reflect on that moment of madness and say NAH! I've got a shiny SGNexus running ICS and life is good :)
Originally ordered mine online through buymobilephones - expected delivery either 17th or 18th Nov. No phone, No contact from company, so cancelled on the 19th. Ordered online again at phones4u and got it on the 22/11
Is it needed? I thought all Nexus' are unlocked? I got mine from Phones 4U on Orange on the 22/11/11 and it's unlocked (put my original t-mobile sim in for the first day and a bit whilst waiting for PUK to do its job)