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.
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!
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.
AnonD-198485, 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
AnonD-459710, 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.
AnonD-290712, 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
AnonD-290712, 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.