4 years and still phone is perfect in every scenario! Except from battery aging issue there is no other problem. Technically snapdragon 800 is outdated for newer OSs but still using the latest software and security patch with as smooth running as ever.Amazing great Display!
Totally loved it!
after changing battery phone still feel new for me, very confortable and light, can't say that about other phones
sougat, 01 Feb 2018one of the best phones ever made , goodbye old friend Can't say goodbye to him 4 years old now with me
Sefulescu, 23 Dec 2017I was really happy with mine. Battery was clearly dying and just after 4 years of use wifi st... moreI got a battery off of amazon/ebay for under 50 bucks. My WiFi stopped working as well but surprisingly baking the motherboard wrapped in foil for 8 minutes @ 200 Celcius (approximately 400 Fahrenheit) and it actually fixed the WiFi issue!
Detailed instructions on how to do it:
Sefulescu, 23 Dec 2017I was really happy with mine. Battery was clearly dying and just after 4 years of use wifi st... moreActually, both parts can be bought for £10 delivered. I just checked on Aliexpress.
I was really happy with mine. Battery was clearly dying and just after 4 years of use wifi stopped working.
Motherboard needs to be replaced plus the battery (costs like 250$), I am really upset but I guess not many phones reach this age anyways.I will test it using mobile data just to see how much the rest is affected.
Great phone but crashed after 4 years.
Donz77, 27 Nov 2017Yep. Totally agree with you guys. Awesome phone except for battery (I carry a power-bank speci... moreI have changed my battery and its going really good ... still running smooth after 3.8 years..
though i broke the glass
Had this magnificent phone but it was slowly dying on me, random restarts and the phone got really hotm unbearable hot and shat down.
I managed to buy a oneplus 5 in september but i think it wasn't a worthy upgrade. But when oneplus 5T launched, i saw the resemblance on the front design, on screen buttons...
I purchased it right away and gave my oneplus 5 to my wife.
What i mean is, if you're trying to upgrade, don't go further, go with the oneplus 5T. That's the only worthy upgrade from my beloved nexus 5. Been happy ever since.
Yep. Totally agree with you guys. Awesome phone except for battery (I carry a power-bank specifically for it :D
Even the Oreo custom rom runs smoothly.
Maybe will change the battery and see whether I get any difference.
I´ve been using this phone over 3,5 years now. Just like the perpetum mobile, goes on on and on... Bought it brand new, rooted it, but never installed any cooked ROMs. Still on 4.4.4 which I think, the best one for Nex5. The screen cracked, but both, the LCD and the digitizer work fine. I really like the grip, better than the metal unibody. Never had to repair or replace anything. The battery is maybe the only con. Need a charger at home, in the car and at the job. I´ll send this device to retirement to my old htc Trinity and Diamond, because the new guy is already in town. I was very satisfied with this handheld.
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2017phone has frozen the screen will not scroll and stuck on voice aid
Put phone into Recovery mode and flush the cache partition:
1) Turn phone OFF and reboot holding down Power + Vol Up + Vol Dn.
2) Use Vol Dn to select Recovery mode.
3) Press Power ONCE and the Android robot lying down appears.
4) Hold Power and while doing so press Vol Up ONCE.
5) Press Vol Dn to 'Wipe cache partition' and press Power ONCE.
6) Select 'YES' and press Power.
It takes a while to clear, be patient.
7) When the Boot menu appears again select 'Reboot system now' and press Power again.
phone has frozen the screen will not scroll and stuck on voice aid
Dummy_001, 25 Sep 2017Sony is releasing its new SOny Xperia XZ1 Compact with flagship specs, and almost same screen ... moresony xperia? how would you recommend an xperia. Every sony flagship devices have the same problem. Overheating. When playing games the phone is unbearable and untouchable. it goes above 50 degrees. sometimes hitting 60 only doing antutu 3x times in a row.
While the oneplus 5 stays cool to the touch.
I would rather recommend an oneplus 5. Now, THAT is a phone.
I had the nexus 5 and the only good replacement was the oneplus 5
Unfortunately, kid soaked it in water, and now it works but not 100%, some screen issues. So it must go away as primary phone
After 3 years of usage - best phone i ever had/tried. Even 16 GB internal RAM was not big enough flow to replace it. No android phone can ever match nexus s/4/5 phones.
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2017This phone ran for 4 years. Very good phone. I did drop it once on the road about a year ago.... moreFixing power button took 10 minutes to find and buy needed button on the net (~6 EUR), after getting button, it took seasoned electronics engineer few minutes to replace it (another 10 EUR). That's it.
This phone is great and exceptional but the only issue i have is since i broke the original screen it's been an issue now i always have to change the screen always and it's too expensive
I bought this phone a few months ago, I love it! I can't believe it is from 2013! I've installed Paranoid Android custom ROM on mine - Android 7.1.2, and its brilliant! The stock Android 6.0 was laggy, crashed a lot and kept restarting. This phone now does more than the Samsung I bought new last year, plus it no longer crashes at all, is super smooth and stable and surprisingly OK on battery life. Once this one no longer holds its charge (as I predict this will be its demise) I will definitely be getting another Nexus!