excellent phone, had z2, note 3, s5, and I can tell that this is the fastest phone I ever used, lollipop works very good, without any cons. Batery last 12 hours of heavy use, have to charge it every night. very satisfied with performance and camera too.
james79, 08 Dec 2014Battery charging problem is getting worse. Also I messed up my battery stats when I was cheati... more@ james79
I can't help you with CEX return policies. They have a store in the town where I live and personally I would never use them. The staff all look like they are on Work Experience (unpaid labour) and the items on sale seem overpriced. I purchased my N5 from CPW when they were £240 and CEX are asking more than that for S/H ones.
My battery is running at 3.813v if that helps. You could try one of the Battery Optimizer apps on the Play Store to see if that helps with your problem.
BondBroken, 08 Dec 2014I am planning to buy this phone! But reading the reviews on many online portals and some of t... moreIt's mainly the earlier versions that are having problems. Mine being one of them lol. But apart from my battery issue everything is very smooth and great. It's a cheap phone for its specs so build quality will be a little less great than most flagships. It's most certainly not a rugged kind of phone so case and screen protection is a must.
I am planning to buy this phone!
But reading the reviews on many online portals and some of the shopping sites am bit confused now.
Some have mentioned that this phone is really having a lot of issues with it.
Should I still go for this device or not?
Battery charging problem is getting worse. Also I messed up my battery stats when I was cheating on brick breaker game by moving the date forward. Firstly how do I reset the battery stats without hard reset?
I bought my n5 from cex in February so it's still covered on their 12 month warranty. But they will probably send it away for repair which probably will take well over 1 month. I'm worried they sold me an n5 from a dodgy batch as they had about 10 white 16gb nexus 5 when I bought this and they haven't had any in since. @freefaller - do you know how cex work? (with you being in UK too). Is their any specific voltage the battery should say when charging - should the battery voltage rise when you connect charger? I check the voltage by using *#*#4636#*#* test. It's not charging properly 70% of the time now and getting worse. Problem started on 4.4.4 and continuing on 5.0.
John, 06 Dec 2014Purchased my LG Nexus 5 only 5 days ago. Already experiencing problems. Initially, I was abl... moreTry airdroid android application. i dont know about windows 8 but windows 7 is very slow for copying the files to and fro from android mobile.
Freefaller™, 07 Dec 2014I must have one of the few trouble free N5 phones around. I purchased it in November 2013 and ... moreI have sn N5, rooted, rommed and running 5.0 Lollipop. Never had a problem and charge it when I'm sleeping. But I leave WiFi On and Bluetooth too. Maybe you don't use your phone properly because what's properly for you might not be properly for me. It has a camera and I use it along with a music player I use with Bluetooth headphones. The play store has games that work fine on it. Maybe you should lighten up and play a game. It's fun.
james79, 07 Dec 2014True but why put an adreno 330 graphics chip in it if not meant for gaming? @ james79
You could apply that logic to a lot of things.
e.g. Why do some manufacturers put an Octo (8 core) processor in their phones when it only uses 2, or at the most, 4 cores?
Freefaller™, 07 Dec 2014I must have one of the few trouble free N5 phones around. I purchased it in November 2013 and ... moreTrue but why put an adreno 330 graphics chip in it if not meant for gaming?
I must have one of the few trouble free N5 phones around. I purchased it in November 2013 and it has been working splendidly since then. I had a small problem with the sound levels at first but that was sorted out with a widget from the Play Store.
I upgraded to Lollipop via the OTA update and that has run trouble free since installing. All the built in apps and third party ones run without any problems. The battery never overheats but that is because I use the phone properly. I never play games on the phone, I use a hand held console for that; I only use WiFi at home so that the battery isn't overheating as the phone searches for open networks, and I use 3G only when I'm out. Using those methods I can easily get 2 days use out of a single charge of the battery.
Use the phone the way it was designed to be used and it will run trouble free and last a long time.
Ni3, 07 Dec 2014Dear all, I bought my Lg nexus 5 last week, it came with KitKat version, I got updated for lol... moreyes bro
i have problem with my n5 after update to lollipop
my battery very fast empty on standby
on 3hrs 14% empty but on kitkat on 3hrs 1% or 2% !!!!!!
nickgag, 01 Dec 2014I cannot hear clear voice in call . Is there any problem in nexus or problem in my phone This is problem of lollipop version and not of phone.
krrishna, 07 Dec 2014Is that phone have corning gorilla glass protection?Yes it comes with gorilla glass 3
neha, 07 Dec 2014Is this one worth buying still ?? Is the speaker very very low ?? Compared to s4 moto x etc ??... moreI think this is best phone I ever had. It is in budget and its display is decent. Though its speaker is not that much loud as moto g2 or moto x but headphone quality is far better than these 2phones. And keep in mind best brand phones have low loud speaker volume for example apple iPhone, HTC etc. I bought it from eBay only in 21700 k and I am loving it but if u planning to buy don't update it to lollipop version still lollipop 5.01 not releases.
If u download DU battery saver we will get battery percentage indication on screen. That's great and also improves battery life.
Dear all, I bought my Lg nexus 5 last week, it came with KitKat version, I got updated for lollipop version almost 500 MB data required to update. After updating to lollipop so many problems arised such as battery drains faster even mobile is on standby mode, WiFi connection problem, camera problem, frequent heating when playing games n while charging. Then I read review on ndtv gadget and there is good news for all those who are using N5 that android 5.01 will be recently launching but exact date is yet to declare thanks to google.
If anyone having battery drain issue try this before charging your phone shutdown it and keep for charging after 2 hrs of charging ON it and u will find ur battery draining issue will be sort out.
And also u can download Dr. Battery saver from play store to off running applications when ur mobile is on standby mode. Overall this is best phone but android need to be improved.