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The Nexus 5 is an android phone without as much bloatware from companies such as Samsung and HTC. It's not the newest phone around, but it feels fast and runs smoothly. I bought it outright last year in order to run a cheap sim only contract, and it's proven to be a great decision. Despite newer phones coming out, I don't feel that they offer anything more than my Nexus 5 provides.
The design is sleek, with a matt rubber back and curved corners that feel good to hold. The screen is a 5 inch display, with the entire front being glass (no hard buttons except for power and volume on the sides), and the phone is a nice size at 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6mm. The charging hole isn't covered, so the phone isn't waterproof like many phone of this age.
I love using the Youtube app on and flicking the video across to my Samsung smart tv - so much easier then using the cumbersome letter by letter search on a remote.
I've seen other reviews disliking the camera, but I really like it. It takes much better photos that my husband's Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the HDR option allows me to take better pics in dim lighting.
I have the 16GB version, which is just about enough, but I think the reason I will eventually move on to a newer phone (breaking or loss notwithstanding) will be the lack of memory card slot.
After around 18 months of use, the battery is getting a little less impressive, but it will usually last me the day unless I've been hammering the heavy draining apps (e.g playing music or podcasts all day).
The nexus 5 was released 2013, of November. Made by google this power phone offers LTE speeds and amazing memory and with the almost 5' screen you cant
go wrong. Having 2gb of ram makes multitasking simple and fast. I have had my nexus 5 for almost a year now with little to no problems. Its fast, lots of
storage and a amaing Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor this phone is fast people. When I got my phone i was switching from a galaxy s3 so i had to get
use to touch screen only controls. After a few days I got use to the phone. This phone also comes with 16gb or 32gb of storage. Plus with google
drives cloud storage the amount of data you can store is amazing. It plays 1080p hd videos and offers dual recording. and with the 8mp camera taking p
photos in hd is easy. (the front camera being 1.2mp) One thing I hate is Lolipop, now this is just my opinion but its slow. buggy and needs work.
If this gets worked on I know lolipop can be great, its just not my cup of tea. With a 2300 mAh battery in it this phone lasts for ever, i mean days
I get almost 2-3 days off my phone with only textings and some calling. I hope you enjoyed my review!
Had a LG Windows Phone 7 before this, and while that was an alright phone this blows it out of the water! I literally can't come up with any cons, and I haven't experienced any problems with the phone - and I've had this since release date!
The phone came packaged well - it came with a nice charger etc. Nothing out of the ordinary for a phone! Mine came with the brilliant official hard-shell case as an optional extra - I recommend this to anyone!
The size & style-
I ordered a white one, which looks cool in my opinion. It's got a black screen which contrasts nicely with the white back of the phone. When you place a case on it, it masks the white and leaves you just with the black front, bezel and the screen so you end up with a very versatile phone with regards to colours!
The size came as a bit of a shock to me - it's quite large! However, this doesn't detract from anything - and the screen makes up most of the real-estate the phone has. It's slender, and feels like a luxury product to hold and use. There are no creaks, flex or rattles in this phone.
It's currently running the latest Android OS - and does so with ease. There are no framerate issues, even while playing the games. Everything loads up extremely quickly, and I think Android looks great on this phone.
* It took a bit of getting used to coming from Windows Phone 7, however the wealth of apps provided is astonishing - as well as the quality of them.
It has wireless charging, so I'm constantly topping it up whenever I'm home. However, with normal use this thing won't be running out of battery before the evening.
Just as quick as the new iPhones, and has a great screen to view and capture them with. They are near-instant to take, and video quality is good too. Rich, life-like colours and a high-enough resolution to view them on a big TV screen afterwards.
Night time photos? No problem - this thing handles them very well indeed.
Overall - Would recommend this to anyone looking for an Android phone! It's simple to use, has a large screen and will still fit in your pocket (maybe at a push for some clothing), and is a pleasure to use - I've not had any problems with it, and can't complain on any feature of the phone!
Right, I have had my Google/LG Nexus 5 for almost a year now. I am very pleased with it. Before the nexus 5 I had the iphone 3gs so it was a pretty hefty upgrade. I am an apple fanboy and it was hard not to splash out more for the iphone 5 at the time but I held back and tried android for the first time. I Have to say, the nexus 5 runs android kitkat flawlessly! it took me a while to get used to android but I really like it. I will start with the disadvantages, so firstly, The camera takes really good pictures but the camera app itself needs improvement. It just is really slow (especially on hdr+ mode) but that is a software and not a hardware problem-easily fixable so get your act together google! The only other problem is the battery life. Compared to my 3gs, it lasts a little bit longer but it still isn't very good. With light use the phone has about 40% battery by the end of the day but as soon as i start to play games or use heavy apps, the phone battery goes down the drain. If the battery was better, it would be so much better. Now the advantages. The phone runs great, no lagging, freezing of random restarts. Also, the aesthetics are brilliant, very sleek and stealth. The phone is also very thin and light. it fits well in the hand and has a generally pleasant user experience. the screen is the perfect size. 5 inches is the sweetspot in my opinion although im yet so see what the iphone 6 plus is like to use. I plan to upgrade my phone next year but as google have decided to ramp up the price on the nexus 6, i will probably go back to iphone as that is just my fav user experience.
I finally decided to upgrade to one of the best phones on the market after spending the last few years using older model phones just because they were the cheaper option but am glad I payed a bit more for such a great phone. It is by far the fastest phone I have ever used, the screen is full HD and the apps run smoothly and quickly. The 16gb is fine as long as you dont want to store a lot of videos on the phone but if you are a video buff then a 32gb version is recommended. The phone doesn't have many drawbacks in my eyes but the camera is average at 8MP but saying that it does take good quality pictures and you can edit the cameras settings to give a better quality picture and as soon as you press the camera button the picture looks blurry for a few seconds as the camera tries to focus. The phone calls sound clear, it is light and thin so it fits in pockets well. It uses the latest kit kat version of android which auto updates aswell as other apps so it saves you from doing it manually. I would like to replace the battery but that isn't possible with this particular phone but as long as you turn the data off when you are not using it then the battery life is very good and even more so if placed on aeroplane then it seems to last forever! You can future proof yourself by buying this phone as it is 4G ready.
I am an owner of an red nexus 5 in 16gb it is simple to use and absolutely amazing first of all when people see it they will be impressed at how it looks my first impressions of the phone is it is very light which is really unexpected by all the powerful hardware the screen is very detailed and there is not much colour shift or distortion the colours on the screen are very vibrant which personally makes it look amazing compared to other phones another good point is the camera and video quality the video quality is absolutely top it is mainly because of that awesome microphone on the front but the camera quality is mediocre it takes good photos in light but in dark it is crap but camera quality is not that important to me the things what are important to me are speed which the nexus 5 has buckets full there is absolute no delay this phone can handle anything if you do not clog it up with loads of apps another thing important to me is battery life I would consider my self a heavy user(which basically means I play a lot of games and watch a lot of movies on my phone)and this battery got me through the day which is a lot to me so if your worried about battery life you can put your worries to sleep also if your an heavy internet user you are gonna love this phone this phone is very capable of loading heavy usage websites like a breeze in conclusion this phone is very fast beautiful and very use able and for such a cheap price you cant afford not to buy it
I purchased the Google Nexus 5 last year and I love it. I wanted this phone because it offered almost the same specs as its competitors but for about half of the cost. I am a technology guru and this phones processor definitely keeps up with my needs. I can have 10 tabs running at the same time and it will hardly be affected. In regards to the graphics, they aren''t the best but they are definitely adequate. Compared to an Iphone they are probably about the same if not a little better (I know this from research I''ve done prior to my purchase.) The only downside to the phone is the camera. It goes in and out of focus a lot and it doesnt offer the best quality but it still takes some really good pictures. If you are looking for a phone based on the camera then that would be the only reason I would say not to buy the Nexus 5.