LG Nexus 5 from Google

Recently I made a radical decision to go form iOS to Android; from iPhone 4S to LG Nexus 5, to be more specific.

For those of you who don’t know me, I got my first iPhone (iPhone 3g) in 2008, and I have been an avid Apple users and advocate ever since. This also explains why a bunch of my friend after my purchase of the Nexus 5 were like: “What the heck happened?!”

I’m still really happy with my various Apple products, but I am also extremely happy with the purchase of my first Android phone.

I always thought it would be a bit difficult to go from iOS to Android, but after having used my new Nexus 5 for a couple of weeks, it is somewhat the other way around when I have to use my iPad or my old iPhone.

Google and LG did a really great job with this phone, and the experience using it, is best described with words like: fast, clean and efficient – No lagging and no delays.

LG Nexus 5 from Google
LG Nexus 5 from Google (Credit: Google)

One really great thing about the Nexus 5 is the display which is particularly impressive – It is a 5″display with the resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels. This results in a pixel density of 441 ppi (the iPhone 5s is 326 ppi). For those of you who don’t speak “nerd”: This is a really crisp and sharp display!

The phone is currently only available in black and white, but a red version has been available earlier. There has been rumours about a yellow version too, but it hasn’t been released yet.

Please let me know if you got any questions about the phone, and stay tuned for tips and tricks for Nexus 5 and  Android in general.

If you are an iOS-user, you might find these iOS tips and tricks handy.


Text selection
These tricks work well in the Notes app:

  • Tap a word twice to select the whole word.
  • Tap four times on a paragraph to select the whole paragraph.
  • Place one finger in the beginning of a desired selection and another finger at the end – hold for a while. The text between the two fingers is selected.
  • Tap twice in the beginning of desired selection and immediately start dragging pin to extend it. (don’t detach finger after second tap)

To undo edited text, shake the device, and then tap the “Undo”-button.


  • Tab the screen once to automatically focus and adjust exposure to the tabbed region.
  • Tab the screen and hold for two seconds to lock  the focus and exposure to that region (“AE/EF Lock”).
  • In “Video” mode, double tab the screen to use widescreen view for the recording.

Google Maps-app

Find the map that you want awailable offline and search for “ok maps”. This will cache the on-sceen map.


Swipe the calculator display to the right in order to delete the latest number added.


In a rush? – Set your iPhone to “Airplane mode” as you charge it. The battery will recharge a lot faster.