Best phone a had ever . Only problem is the battery. Still working as 2 phone.
PTihi, 11 Apr 2019Very good phone, best android phone I had. Unfortunately it just died on me today. The batter... moreThis happened to mine but you can buy a battery for less than a tenner and it's actually really easy to swap it out, you'll find videos on how to on you tube. My Nexus 5 is now on it's third battery (I bought it at launch) and still going strong.
Very good phone, best android phone I had.
Unfortunately it just died on me today. The battery gave up, it would not charge above 10%, and when disconnecting the cable, it will drain in couple of minutes.
In these years I had only two issue: micro usb port become loose and the power off button sometimes stuck (constantly restarting the app until somehow I managed to unstuck it)
I would happily pay a good sum for a similar sized phone, with similar robustness.
Best android device I have ever used. Perfectly working even now after 6 years from the date of purchase.
Legend. I bougth it on start of sales. Best smartphone of my life. Unfortunately GSM-module died in January 2019. R.I.P.
I bought this phone in 2013. Unfortunately I sat on it and broke my screen in 2015 so I switched to Samsung but the Nexus still works only the microfone is broken. It was the best smartphone I ever had.
If you are planning on buying this phone, then you should get the battery replaced.
I've had one from March 2014 until December 2018. For 2 years it worked perfectly, except for a broken microphone. In the last 2 years it was getting slower and slower, but still, a very good purchase.
I've used the Nexus 5 from January 2014 till december 2017. The only reason that made me change is that the phone crashed every 2min if i was lucky.
It was not a bootloop problem but yes a motherboard problem that made me change to an Oneplus 5T.
If it wasn't for that issue i would be carrying this phone today. I fell in love with the Nexus 5, got a nice promotion on january and that's when i bought it and it was a beautiful and beasty piece of hardware that i had in my hands.
Simple, elegant, minimal, potent, on screeen navigation buttons, awesome display and bright too. Back in 2014 and 2015 IPS was still the best display around with amoled slightly catching up.
I liked the camera, i still have a few amazing pictures i took with the nexus 5 on my album. For me the most disapointing "feature" was ofc the battery and that the phone got to 70-80 degrees unbearable to the touch if gaming for more than 20min.
What i also didn't like was the speakers, they were too flat and low in volume until i had to root and make them 30% higher in volume and cripsier with an equalizer.
Now i own a oneplus 5T with is far superior but to be expected since it's 4 years newer. But i still miss my Nexus 5 and my experiences i had with it with rootings and basically everything i know, thanks to the awesome Nexus 5.
Soupape50, 14 Nov 2018I would agree with you if it had a removable battery. Because changing it is a pain in the but... moreWell i changed mine 1 month ago and it was easy as piece of cake. You cant go wrong. Its so easy. Now im getting like 5 hours sot instead of max 2 before.Still using it , works like new.
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2018Yes, no problem...this phone is still futureproofI would agree with you if it had a removable battery. Because changing it is a pain in the butt so it's actually not futureproof at all.
Nexus 5 is not running on android 4.0 it is running on android 4.4.2 KitKat
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2018It works Watsup?Yes, no problem...this phone is still futureproof
I've been using this phone for over 4 years and 11 months (daily driver). Camera and flash crash from time to time (needs to restart but hey!) If you install some GO apps by google you will do ok. I can get another phone, but i am somehow attached to this old one :D Battery life is not so great, camera can't focus every time and crashes. Screen is great, and touch is responsive!