AnonD-127775, 29 Jun 2014How is the performance of this phone? I didnt get the chance to use this phone in the stores (... more@ amey13
I've had a lot of phones in my life; Iphone 3GS, HTC, Samsung Galaxy I, II, and II, and Motorola, and none of them has been as fast as this beast.
That's down to it running on stock Android, none of the bloatware that other manufacturers use on their phones slowing it down. 2Gb of RAM and a fast processor ensures that it runs without any delay or lag that the others suffer from.
The lastest update to Android 4.4.4 makes it run on steroids! After using my last phone, a Galaxy S3, it's like getting off a bicycle and jumping into a Ferrari! Any app you use opens instantly, something I couldn't say about any other phone I've had.
The Galaxy S3 has a better camera but the one on the N5 is more than adequate for my purposes and gives a good result.
The UI looks a little dull compared to the S3 but that phone over saturates the colours, and you soon get used to N5 display. In fact, I now prefer the natural colours it displays.
I can't really comment on the gaming because I don't use it for that, but the friends I have who do tell me that it runs their games without any stuttering.
The test for any phone is whether you are happy with it, and this is the only phone I have ever had where I can truthfully say "I like it".
That's my opinion of the N5, others people may differ; but you wont be disappointed with the N5 if you choose it.
Hope that helps.
Freefaller™, 28 Jun 2014@ ameya13 The iphone 5s will be replaced by the i6 in September, so if you decide on an i5 ... moreHow is the performance of this phone? I didnt get the chance to use this phone in the stores (they never keep it on display...). Does it lag while gaming? And what about the camera? I've heard a lot of negative feedback regarding the camera...
Freefaller™, 28 Jun 2014@ ameya13 The iphone 5s will be replaced by the i6 in September, so if you decide on an i5 ... moreYeah. The nexus is really good machine for its price. I prefer it to its other android competition. Really nice specs, good camera and awesome display. I like it, even though I have affinity for iPhones. Even with all the bias against them, I believe my eyes. I haven't seen any lagging iPhone. I'll my friend's new Nexus 5, to see how it behaves after a while.
rohit, 28 Jun 2014thanx guys u opend my eyes.. Now should i go for htc 816 or nexus 5?Men .. Nexus 5.. Its a Native Android!! But..whait to NExus 6 to see :)
Make sure that ;Google Play Services' service is running. Even I faced same problem, I am able to get 4.4.4 on allowing 'Google Play Services' to run
AnonD-127775, 28 Jun 2014I'm in a double mind now. Which phone should i buy? An iphone 5s or a nexus 5? I didnt like st... more@ ameya13
The iphone 5s will be replaced by the i6 in September, so if you decide on an i5 then wait because the price of the i5 will start falling.
Even so, you could buy two Nexus 5 phones for the price of one iphone.
I like Android because it is an open system. You can change the keyboard, messaging app and other things you don't like to make it look the way you want. The iphone is a closed system, you have to use what Apple give you.
I'm not bashing Apple; I also have an ipod Touch which I like for my music, but I hate the fact that it is tied into iTunes as is the iphone.
If you don't like the Android UI then you can always change it by installing a different Launcher. (Try Smart Launcher PRO 2). With the themes that are available you can even make it look like ios (complete with flat icons)!
At the end of the day it is down to personal choice, but for price and flexibility I would choose the Nexus 5 any day.
Freefaller™, 28 Jun 2014@ ameya13 I just installed the new Android L Keyboard on my N5 and it is really smooth. I ... moreI'm in a double mind now. Which phone should i buy? An iphone 5s or a nexus 5? I didnt like stock android till recently when i saw the android L preview. The UI is flattened out and its really good. But i had an ipod touch 5th gen and i seem to like IOS too....
karstrasse, 28 Jun 2014I was a Samsung user. I recently bought Nexus I just hate this phone. WARNING!!! it i... moreyou're the only person who found nexus 5 not worthy....i have 18 friends who use it and have no trouble since they bought it
AnonD-127775, 28 Jun 2014Android L looks really nice!!! What is the next android release gonna be called?@ ameya13
I just installed the new Android L Keyboard on my N5 and it is really smooth.
I can't add a direct link because GSMArena doesn't allow links beginning with https:// prefix.
and you will find a link to the Google Play Store.
Hey guys.. I didnt get the 4.4.4 update yet and my N5 dint even check for the update.. when I tried to check for update it wont. do you guys have any idea? please help me in this...
Android L looks really nice!!! What is the next android release gonna be called?
I was a Samsung user.
I recently bought Nexus
I just hate this phone.
WARNING!!! it is an LG phone first and a nexus phone second
Awful speakers (when I want to make my friend listen to anything abruptly or talking on phone over speaker), awful camera (not at all sharp) awful network connectivity and call quality
The only good thing about this phone is that it is fast.
Is it true that carphone warehouse has just stuck an extra £100 on the price of a nexus 5? I just checked the website and its showing £349 for 16gb sim free n5. Maybe there is another hardware revision?
fizz, 27 Jun 2014guys i again see battary drains in nexus 5 after 4.4.4 update it shows 48%used when idel in ba... moreGet a phone with a bigger battery if you are not happy. I have no sympathy for people that complain about n5 battery as you should always do your research before buying. Also 4.4.4 update is just a security update only. What do you expect for a 2.5mb update.
dark horse, 27 Jun 2014which one i should go for xperia z or nexus 5????z is better
AnonD-104517, 20 Sep 2013in my country it wont cost anything less than 550-600 usd so chill its not a budget device n t... moreIf you don't know, Google actually has been a lone gun a long time ago, and it's not unnatural for the nexus lineup to be somewhat rare for the majority of people. Also, this price actually comes with compromises but not too strong that will change your mind to another phone. So shipping and phone distribution is not Google's fault; they're trying to avoid what all other OEMs, including Apple, have been doing: releasing expensive phones that are also near-perfect to a flagship one will find nowadays, which is extremely rare and I think Google is the only one who actually pulls it off. Apple, on the other hand, is overpriced imo, but it may suit other people's needs. I don't have a problem with that. The problem is with your concept of Google being like Apple; ignoring Asian countries. You need to understand that in the end, these are large companies running a huge business in which finance is a critical factor, so they deliver their own flavor of their experience through their products. Their goal, in the end, is to make money. That is how it is, and it will never ever change.