Reviews and Problems with LG Google Nexus 5 / D821
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Google Nexus 5
10 January 2014
Summary: The Google Nexus 5 is an excellent choice if you want a high-end Android phone but don't want to spend £500. It has a great screen, great software and as much power as the top-end Androids. It doesn't have the best camera or the best battery life, but it's top value if you’re buying SIM-free nonetheless - let’s just hope contract offerings will prove as affordable.
Summary: The performance of the Nexus phone 5 has proven interesting, with a good-quality sound through the integrated capsule (a little less through the handsfree speaker) and an equally good performance of the signal. How autonomy, the Google Nexus 5 remains in line with expectations, thanks to the built-in battery 2,300 mAh, ensuring a working day, although much depends on the type of use. The smartphone supports, moreover, also the wireless charging with a compatible base.
Pros: Latest version of Android KitKat, Full HD screen, good performance, quality / price ratio enviable.
Cons: Absence of earphones, a few bugs though largely been resolved with the update to version 4.4.1 of the OS, Fewer noble materials compared to the Nexus 4.
Summary: All said and done, if you want a smartphone that is well built, has the latest specifications and runs apps well, then the Nexus 5 is the smartphone for you. If the camera is a high priority or you want a smartphone that's perched at the cutting edge of chic, we think you should look elsewhere (for instance, at the HTC One or the Xperia Z1).
Pros: Quality build with the right ergonomics, Great performance, Vibrant display, Android 4.4 KitKat
Cons: Lacklustre camera, Simple design, Average battery life
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 newest operating system - Android KitKat.
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 update maintenance is guaranteed for multiple years.
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: It almost goes without saying that the Google Nexus 5 is one of the most anticipated Android phones to launch in 2013, save perhaps for Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Previous generation Nexus devices from Google, whether phone or tablet, have proven to offer a lot of bang for the buck, excellent design and build quality and a pure representation of the Android OS.
Conclusion: Google has delivered an impressive smartphone with the Nexus 5 from LG, an unlocked powerhouse with a palatable price and solid performance, and the new Android 4.4.1 KitKat update largely fixes the phone's initial camera problems.
Pros: Killer price for an unlocked smartphone. Fast next-generation CPU and GPU. Beautiful full HD display. Android is better than ever with 4.4.1 "KitKat," and the camera is much improved. Solid battery life.
Cons: Hardware still isn't quite class-leading on all fronts. Middling voice quality through the microphone.
Excerpt: The Google Nexus 5 represents a number of firsts for the company’s mobile family and promises to deliver more to customers than any Nexus device before it. The design story of the Nexus 5 is one of two halves. For starters, you have a piano black, gloss frontage, which is fairly unimaginative, save for the earpiece which colour matches the model of Nexus 5 you’ve gone for, whether that be black or white.
Pros: Android 4.4 KitKat is excellent, Stellar hardware, Great camera w/ OIS
Cons: Clunky design elements, SMS via Hangouts is awkward, Stock Android still playing catch-up
Nexus 5 Review: No Longer Available In Google Play
Know Your Mobile
20 March 2015
Summary: For this price – £299 – nothing else comes close to what Google has achieved with the Nexus 5. It might not be perfect (camera and battery, we’re looking at you), but it’s still better than 95% of the handsets out there. We’re 100% sold and then some.
Pros: Android 4.4, Google Now is deeply integrated, LTE-support, awesome processing power, great design, brilliant display, First inline for updates, zero bloatware, plenty of connectivity and, of course, that insanely low price tag.
Cons: Battery life isn’t great and neither is the camera