Just opened my post and found this. It’s only taken 6 years 8 months to get this refunded. And I thought I’d spent that £20 on beer, how disappointing. I shall have to spend it on beer tonight instead.
This arrived for me today. This time it’s from the imaginary Chester Enforcement Division, which makes a change from the imaginary West Midlands Enforcement division that usually send letters to my house.
I wish they would just hurry along and issue a summons, although seeing as the letters are addressed to the present occupier, I’m not sure who they intend serving it on.
More TV Licensing harassment.
Seeing as I don’t watch broadcast TV I’m not sure why they are going on about setting a hearing at court.
Bring it on!
TV Licensing called earlier just as I was leaving.
I didn’t get to speak to him but he left me this little present.
I shall look forward to their next visit. I don’t watch live broadcast TV so I am not worried about their continued harassment of me.
Seeing as last time I got a new phone I wrote a post comparing it with my previous one I thought I would do the same again now I have got another new phone.
I’ve had my eye on the Galaxy Nexus for a while. I really liked the bigger screen, so on Monday I went and got it. I’ve spent most of my time with it so far moving data across and getting it set up how I want it. I finally finished doing that today.
Here are my observations after 5 days of using it.
Stuff that is better on the Galaxy Nexus:
- Bigger screen - it makes reading so much easier. Sometimes before I would use Instapaper to save long articles for when I was back on my laptop because the screen size made reading for any length of time uncomfortable, but now I won’t need to.
- Screen has better colours - ever since Google pushed out an update to the Nexus S they made the colour saturation on the screen horrible, there were lots of complaints about this at the time. Fortunately this isn’t a problem on the Galaxy Nexus and white is actually white, rather than having a yellow tint.
- Screen curve - on the Galaxy Nexus the screen is curved ever so slightly. On the Nexus S the curve was more prominent and was a bit annoying.
- Front facing camera - better quality, shoots at 1.3MP rather than VGA.
- Battery life - definitely lasts longer on the Galaxy Nexus, maybe because the battery is bigger.
- Battery charging time - it took forever to charge the battery on the Nexus S, fortunately the Galaxy Nexus charges fast.
- Fast - absolutely no lag at all, everything just happens instantly.
- Notification LED. This was strangely missing on the Nexus S so I had to use an app instead (NoLED), which was a bit of a battery drain.
- No physical buttons on the front - the buttons are just part of the display, so when you rotate your phone to landscape the buttons rotate too. When you watch a film, the buttons disappear.
- One press app switching button - on the Nexus S to switch to a different running app you had to press and hold the home button, which wasted time.
Now you would think with this being Samsung’s/Google’s replacement for the Nexus S, everything would be better, but no! I’m sure manufacturers deliberately make one or two things not perfect, just so they can then bring out a new improved model in the future to get you to upgrade. Here’s what’s not so good:
- Rear camera - both phones use a 5 megapixel camera. I was expecting exactly the same photo quality as my Nexus S but it’s nowhere near as good. The images it takes aren’t sharp and the camera is a bit of a disappointment, even though it does take photos super fast.
- Loudspeaker volume - it’s not very loud. Using sat nav in my car on full volume I can hardly here the directions. The loudspeaker on my Nexus S wasn’t great, but on the Galaxy Nexus it’s poor. I am going to invest in a bluetooth speaker for around the house and garden.
The Galaxy S2 has a great camera and a really loud loudspeaker, so Samsung are clearly capable of making a phone that does these two things well, it’s just a shame they didn’t use this camera and loudspeaker in the Galaxy Nexus, as that for me would make it a perfect phone.
I spent the best part of last week gallivanting around my old stomping grounds of a surprisingly sunny Bangor. It proved to be the welcome break I needed. After all my unemployment/woe is me/general unimpressed attitude with life as a graduate, I was able to kick back for a few days and just enjoy…