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!
This phone ran for 4 years. Very good phone.
I did drop it once on the road about a year ago.
A few days ago the power button got stuck.
R.I.Pieces (as it would have been to expensive to fix)
4 years of heavy usage and ran the race very well till date!
I never dropped it & always had a case, believe it or not still with original screen cover ( with Nexus5 printed on it, though worn out now).
That's all till now.....
But unfortunately, I have started to experience random restarts, severe boot loops, rear camera and flash failure. This is probably due to hardware degeneration.
ozhan728, 23 Sep 20172017 still no real replacement for this phone :| i got stuck with this Sony is releasing its new SOny Xperia XZ1 Compact with flagship specs, and almost same screen as this one. Why not check for it? If its for OS, sony's own skin is not that much of a different from native android skin..
2017 still no real replacement for this phone :|
i got stuck with this
Donz77, 15 Sep 2017About that call volume issue, did u clean the small round receiver(white) at the top of the ph... moreTried cleaning it with a fine toothbrush, to be honest there wasn't really much dirt in it and it didn't make the sound any louder. That phone was used day in day out so hardware degradation was unfortunately inevitable.
james 2911, 10 Sep 2017Clash Royale used to make my phone lag and could easily zap a full battery in 45mins although ... moreAbout that call volume issue, did u clean the small round receiver(white) at the top of the phone?
I had the same issue - I cleaned it and the sound was clear
james 2911, 10 Sep 2017Clash Royale used to make my phone lag and could easily zap a full battery in 45mins although ... moreye, the nexus 5 a good phone, i loved it. The problem with it was the dam battery and heating issues. The oneplus 5 is a whole galaxy better than the nexus 5. LG has been known to have issues until 2016. The LG G6 was the first true flagship of LG since 2012 without any flaws.
MarcioR, 06 Sep 2017After numerous problems with my Nexus 5, namely overheating to 95C Celsius, yup, you could bas... moreClash Royale used to make my phone lag and could easily zap a full battery in 45mins although it didn't crash and the highest temperature it ever got to was 60 degrees c. I think one of the problems with the nexus 5 is that some devs still release games with Max graphics enabled on it and to be honest while it's still a great phone it can't handle these graphics as it overheats or empties the battery in record speed. For me it's a good spare phone although the in call volume as degraded over the years which was one of the factors that made me find a replacement.
Arpit kumar, 27 Aug 2017Yes, pixel is expensive and audio quality is not that good but in performance it is way ahead ... moreAfter using the HTC 10 for a couple of weeks I can say it definitely was the right choice. Battery is great, no lags despite filling storage up and performance is noticeably awesome.. I like the way I can Max the graphics in high end games and play them so smooth like they're in low graphics. Performance wise there shouldn't be any noticeable difference between this and the pixel as the pixel opted for lower CPU clock speed with its Snapdragon 821 . I'm really going to find it hard finding my next phone if all flagships are performing this well...although if the pixel 2 has audio to match this then I might just get one.. Miss the timely updates..🤣
After numerous problems with my Nexus 5, namely overheating to 95C Celsius, yup, you could basically boil an eg over that thing, constant shut downs and freezes. In mid game like clash royale it would simply reboot itself. Then 10 attempts of restoring my phone to original without shutting down the phone at the 10th i was successfull.
But Sim card wasn't recognized and Wifi signal was shit, always failing.
Phone shat down several times too.
So i decided it was tie to part ways and had to upgrade to a new one.
Namely a OnePlus 5, ordered it on the 4th/09/2017 and recieved it today, 2 days for a livery for Portugal, costs me 499.99Â€ and i don't regret it at all.
What an awesome phone.
Even tho i still love my nexus 5, i really do i had to upgrade because of the constant problems. One thing's for sure, i wouldn't upgrade if the phone was fully working without any issues. The nexus 5 is speedy as fak and it has everything what it needs to be a good phone.
Ofc the onelpus 5 is another level, so far, loving the new features
kris wu, 16 Aug 2017i can't found nexus 5 charger :'(
can somone give me name charger recommend for nexus 5
... moreI lost mine, so I replaced it 2 years ago with this one... (still fast, use it every day!)