Reviews and Problems with LG Google Nexus 5 / D821
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16 April 2014
Excerpt: The successor to the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 comes unlocked and contract free and can be ordered through the Google Play store. Upon release, the Nexus 5 was the first phone to feature Google's all new Android 4.4 KitKat OS, which has optimized software and a modernized look.
Pros: Excellent display quality, Excellent performance – ideal for running the newest Android games and visual apps, Comfortable to hold in hand, Slim and portable, Easy to read on, Easy to navigate
Summary: The fifth element. As early as the Nexus 4, Google has offered a price-competitive challenge to the rest of the smartphone manufacturing world. The current hardware flagship puts its direct competitors under powerful pressure, because the Nexus 5 offers extremely high-powered hardware and Google's...
Pros: Price, Android 4.4 KitKat, Workmanship quality, Color fidelity of the display, High display brightness, Updates provided, The price of the Nexus 5 makes for a very clear argument to buy. Google has once again made its price spiral down and made life difficult for its competitors. In addition, the...
Cons: Storage cannot be upgraded, Non-removable battery, Speaker sound quality, Google should either have made it possible to switch out the battery or provided a version with greater capacity. It is obviously possible, as the LG G2 proves.
Summary: Inside the Nexus 5 is a non-removable 8 Wh (2,300 mAh) battery that’s complemented by Qi wireless charging. Compared to the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5’s battery is 10% larger, but still a full 30% smaller than the 11.4 Wh (3,000 mAh) battery used in the Xperia Z1 and LG G2, both Snapdragon 800-powered...
Summary: Nexus phones have always been about winning over Android purists who detest software skins and carrier bloatware. That's still the case, but Google has managed to broaden that appeal with the $349 Nexus 5.
Excerpt: It’s become almost cliche to say that smartphones are boring now, but it’s true. The sleek pieces of hardware that once captured our imaginations have become more like traffic signals or televisions.
Pros: OK Google, your voice activation and navigation make for a great Bluetooth co-pilot in my car. Auto-just-about-everything, from photo and video editing, to letting me know the latest scores. Simply the best reading and video viewing experience there is on a handset, period, the end. The price is ...
Cons: Exceedingly slippery. Slow shutter. Slurry images. How did this camera ship?
Conclusion: To judge the Nexus 5, we need return to the Nexus 4 for a moment. For all its greatness, the year-old phone failed to break into the mainstream, as regular buyers still flocked to Samsung for their Android smartphone fun.
Pros: Gorgeous screen, Android 4.4 is the best version yet, Nexus phones get updates straight from Google, Tightly integrated voice control, Solid build quality, Ultra-competitive $350 price
Cons: Boring design, Lacks the wow factor, The camera, though improved, isn't fantastic, SMS integration into Hangouts needs work, Battery life is inconsistent
Conclusion: If you're after a phone that will happily cruise through any task you throw at it and allow you take advantage of everything Android has to offer, but can't afford the £500 phones at the top of the market, the Nexus 5 is the phone for you.
Pros: Price makes it fantastic value for money, powerful, quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat, slim and neat
Cons: No microSD card slot, camera performance could be better, design might be too functional for some
Summary: Google Nexus 5 smartphone comes with charm and design influence that are hard to resist. The handset is very much comfortable to hold, is impressively fast and never stutters. Nexus 5 is strictly a developer’s device touted as one of the best Android smartphones ever made.
Pros: Android 4.4 KitKat OS , Impressive design structure , Blazing fast performance , Decent camera , Extremely fair Pricing , Hassle free video streaming
Cons: No microSD card support , Average battery life , NO FM Radio , Non user-replaceable battery
Summary: Android smartphones with top of the line specs are available dime a dozen. But these smartphones charge a premium that borders near the price of the iPhone. The only flagship class Android line that does not ask for a kidney is Google’s own Nexus line.