I would better buy Xperia ZL (at Rs.27000) than buy a mobile with 8 Mp camera, no waterproofness and no memory card slot. This time nexus has failed to provide an android inexpensive than his rivals and sony has captured my attention in the search of one. Thank you nexus
Its amazing phone and the best phone at this price range.thanks a lot for keeping price low and in budget
Davey Crocker., 02 Nov 2013Good grief people. First: SD Cards. Who needs them anymore? Slow transfer speed is a hack. yo... moresorry I disagree,sd cards can take up to 64gb,,drop box needs internet and data plan,slow,and limited
Denzil, 02 Nov 2013For how long? Google stopped updates for galaxy nexus within 2 years for reasons not related t... moreGoogle actually stopped updates for Galaxy Nexus because it needed updated drivers from TI, which is basically non-existent in the smartphone scene now. The Galaxy Nexus uses a TI OMAP processor and without updated drivers from TI, it can't update Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.4
Denzil, 02 Nov 2013For how long? Google stopped updates for galaxy nexus within 2 years for reasons not related t... moreI would be happy it if they updated for at least 3 years. I mean 7 years is too much for me, and it would cost Google too much (so they wouldn't do it for so long anyway). In addition, I think most* people don't keep using the same phone after 3 years.
Denzil, 02 Nov 2013For how long? Google stopped updates for galaxy nexus within 2 years for reasons not related t... moreyou need to work in google
and see how much money is spent on updating things! but i still agree you, galaxy nexus was the point, but dnt wry xda dev will done this job 4 u
nothing new in nexus 5..
buttery backup is very bad....old
camera is still 8 mega pixel
no new function in this phone...
For how long? Google stopped updates for galaxy nexus within 2 years for reasons not related to hardware because android 4.4 needs only 512 MB Ram.So what is the point in buying nexus phones? Only thing is faster updates than others.Other top branded androids will also get updates for 2 years or more and you will get more advanced features and better hardware.Google should give updates for their nexus atleast for 7 years no matter how outdated be its hardware by that time.
Good grief people.
First: SD Cards. Who needs them anymore? Slow transfer speed is a hack. you never remove it from your phone anyways. Store your shit in Dropbox or whatever when you are home and have time. SD is yesterday tech on phones and I certainly don't miss them.
Second: Battery. KITKat 4.4 has been optimized more than ever.New chipset also is more efficient
The nexus 5 has some new features that will help battery. For LTE it has envelope tracking which saves 20% battery when using LTE. For audio playback they now have audio tunneling to DSP which they claim is 50% better for audio playback.
It seems to me that the industry don't sit on the fence waiting for better battery technology, but instead optimize the software to be more efficient. Chipset is already on point with Haswell and such.
And last: Pixels aren't everything. If I would choose between 8mp that lets in more light than 12mp that lets in less light. I would go for the 8. Light is Essential for good clear pictures. ESPECIALLY on phones..
Empire, 02 Nov 2013Widgetcity will be offering it for 21,900 Philippine peso for color black 16gb.
Guys dont waste ur money dor this.
If i were u
Better buy G2.
Better &bigger Display
LONG LASTING BATTERY
EXCELLENT 13MP Camera with O.I.S.
ERGONOMIC REAR KEYS...
ALMOST THE SAME PRICE AS NEXUS5.
pencileraser08, 01 Nov 2013Why wont google/LG release their Nexus phones on other countries?! :( In the US they sell i... moreDue to taxes and othet fees hehe. Yeah i hope it will be released here in the philippines at a cheaper price
Such a disappointment for this when they made the G2 already available. I had the Nexus 4 and the battery life was terrible. I can barely get 3 hours screen time on a GOOD day. And I would lose 25-40% over night just on standby! And yes, even stock with nothing installed, the battery was terrible. Now this with bigger screen, faster CPU, and still crappy battery. You'd be lucky if you can get 2.5 hours screen time. Forget all the tests and reviews out there. They don't reflect real world usage at all. I've read many forums and other people have very similar experiences so it's not just me.
On my first week, my G2 manages average 5 hours screen time and I'm a moderate to heavy user. There's pretty much no reason to get this over the G2 unless you REALLY need vanilla Android (which after using the G2, I don't really see what the big deal is). There are lots of neat features on the G2 that I love which the N4 didn't have. Yes, I know you can get apps for it but most aren't always complete and lack features. So you end up installing 3-5 apps just to get the same feature which is fully integrated into the G2 from factory.
And that huge lower bezel is just plain ugly. Such a waste of space. I don't even need to mention the camera since it's pretty much the same as the N4 and will most likely be crap. I guess you get what you pay for.
foster, 02 Nov 2013Great phone but outdated camera and battery should have been better. This phone is one of the ... morekitkat is said to be optimized to eat less battery... so maybe thats why battery is the same
Great phone but outdated camera and battery should have been better. This phone is one of the most anticipated releases from Google with these specs a better battery would have nailed it sorry.
pol, 02 Nov 2013Due to taxes and othet fees hehe. Yeah i hope it will be released here in the philippines at a... morehope it does too. besides, theres already play books here in the philippines so i guess the next logical step is to sell google devices here as well thru google.com.ph