I´ve had many top notch phones, iPhone 2G when was launched at 2007, iPhone 4, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. No one is fast and smooth like Nexus 5. After a long time with Apple´s ecosystem, the Nexus 5 brought to me the same stability on Android that I had with iOS.
I´m running the Lollipop preview LPX13D and this release is bug free and works flawless until now. I like so much the Android´s flexibility, without root or jailbreak I can do anything in my mobile, but if need I can unlock de bootloader and proceed with root process without headaches.
The battery is really poor, one work day without charging, my mainly use is some voice calls, whatsapp and reading news.
About the camera, I like the N5´s camera, it´s not perfect but the pictures are very clear with real color reproduction, I´m not a professional photographer so the N5´s camera is enough to me.
I like so much the screen, the size is perfect and the color reproduction is like a real colors in their IPS panel. The direct sunlight is not a problem. With the GS4 the direct sunlight usage is impossible.
With no doubt the N5 will be my main mobile for at least 2 years.
Unfortunately in Brazil all tech devices are high priced, nevertheless the N5 is about half of GS5´s price with much better user experience.
Even with the new phones in the market I still consider the cost/benefit of Nexus 5 unbeatable.
Can we connect an USB converter from the micro usb to connect to a pendrive and watch movies/data. if so how? is their any app to be downloaded or activated. Kindly advise.
Please help me to decide in buying Nexus
All the phones that I have bought so far starts giving trouble after the warranty period ( like battery draing ,overheatingg ,shattered sreen ) just want to know opinion from those who have used it a little bit more ...
Bijoy, 27 Oct 2014I am using both Samsung Note-II and Nexus-5. I find the user interface of Samsung is far bette... moreMan you are wrong... Just press and hold your Nexus power button and see it will offer you the Mute Option. As simple as that. Best thing in Nexus 5 is... it is so fast and I am using Nexus 5 since December 2013 It never hang.
I just bought today it is grt pH in all android mobiles but no sound quality and its litilbit complicated to use as compare Samsung sony ... No way to say its not good pH now I have bought it.. Lol
Bijoy, 27 Oct 2014I am using both Samsung Note-II and Nexus-5. I find the user interface of Samsung is far bette... more@ Bijoy
I use a FREE app named 'Mute' by MNO Company on the Google Play Store.
Just place the shortcut (or widget) on your Home screen. Tap ONCE to mute all sounds (except Alarm). Tap again to enable sounds. Simple as THAT!
guys what is the battery life for this mob ???
and wht is the disadvantages of this mob ??
I am using both Samsung Note-II and Nexus-5. I find the user interface of Samsung is far better than Nexus. Most of the commands and settings are so awkward in Nexus that often I feel repulsive. For example if you have to put the mobile in silent mode, you will have to go to settings, then click sound, then click volume and finally slide the volume to zero. In Samsung, it is single click in setting.
I should not say all is bad with Nexus, but my expectation was the other way since it is promoted by Google themselves. Sorry Google, you need to understand the needs of the users while developing the software. Please take care.
Rohit , 26 Oct 2014Hey guys I want to buy nexus 5 shall I wait for the price cut? Don't wait. Because Nexus 6 is now 650$. The price of Nexus 5 won't drop it will stay at 350$ until next year I guess :S.
Problems of camera initialization, non removable battery, sound quality poor
I bought this phone when it came out earlier this year. I've used it daily with little to no problems. It's the best phone I've ever had but yesterday the screen just went blank and it won't turn on. I've charged. Tried to turn it on and off, nothing. I really liked this phone but I don't have $400 spare for another one. :/
Owned this handset about 6 months. Perfect for the price, except maybe the camera. Not had any problems so far and I even dropped it a few times.
Excellent speed and multitasking.
Bought it because of the easy rooting reputation of the Nexus series. I own a Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 as well and have been content with both before I bought this.
Sicobaty, 26 Oct 2014very stable and fast ,nice and simple designStable???? How long did you own it to say that. This is 4th android phone I own and this phone is a mess. Not to mention camera hardly ever works
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2014Its battery backup & internet browsing time(screen on) is worst.Isn't it?????This device is a joke. Worse overall experience
Its battery backup & internet browsing time(screen on) is worst.Isn't it?????