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- Just a tad larger than perfect
- Still feels well-balanced
- Way lighter than Nexus 5
- Placement is suboptimal, but not terrible
- I miss the ceramic buttons of the Nexus 5
- Really fast!
- No false positives, relatively few false negatives
- Placement is good; when holding a phone this size, you don’t want to have to hold your thumb on the chin of the phone
- I trained it to recognize three fingers: both indexes, and right middle finger
- I am conflicted about the fact that unlocking with the fingerprint sensor skips the lock screen. I have to decide whether or not I want to see and/or interact with my notifications BEFORE I take the phone out of my pocket. So I still have some of the Smart Lock features on so I don’t have to worry about the pattern when I open a notification instead of using the fingerprint sensor.
I like the matte plastic
- Doesn’t slip out of the hands
- Doesn’t feel cheap
- Camera bulge actually was incorporated into the design of the phone
- Flash is really good
- Camera app takes a moment to open
Headphone jack is on the bottom! Halleluiah!
USB Type C
- The future is now
- Having a reversible connector is REALLY nice
- You want to get a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cord so you can use the vast majority of charging bricks
- Only the bottom one is a proper speaker
- Great for watching things
- Less great for hearing notifications when it is in the pocket
- Very clever placement in the middle of the bottom speaker grille
- Perfect size
- I am glad that they did not go up from 1080p
- Not AMOLED is a bummer
- Lasts most weekdays with over 15% left at the end.
- Playing Zombies, Run! on the way home from work has changed that. Often charge it during my nap.
- Rapid charging goes up about 1% per minute.
Always has the latest version of Android
- Currently 6.0.1
- Black-and-white view of the time and notifications
- Doesn’t have the best sense for when I want to see the time vs. when it is just being jiggled
- Activates when a notification comes in, à la iOS
Always listening for “Okay Google”
- The setting sometimes gets turned off for no reason
- Has trouble (I think when Doze is throttling the phone)
- No significant difference from the Nexus 5
Has trouble with the same types of situations
- Doing several things at once
- Link Bubble in use
- Keyboard stutters
32GB storage is still fine, but doesn’t let me go crazy installing everything.
- Haven’t broken my phone yet, so I don’t know how smooth the system is
- Has given me the confidence to forget about getting a screen protector