Reviews and Problems with LG Google Nexus 5 / D821
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Great phone, but buggy.
3 weeks ago
Summary: Great phone. However, it is not the best it could be. You will not be able to USB tether with T-mobile, as somehow the phone let's the network know tethering is active and T-mobile will block you (i.e. it is to no avail changing your browser's user agent on your laptop). Also, I find the automatic "detection if your phone is next to your ear" really buggy.
Summary: Have had the unit 1 month and until I get the connectivity issue with LG or T-Mobile straightened out the product itself gets 3 stars. Everything else concerning the sale was uneventful..... no problems.
Summary: I have had this phone several months now so I can give it an honest review. The good: Price. This phone is priced really good for everything it offers. Big screen, fast opening apps etc, the voice recognition is spot on and also very fast. The phone does everything really good. If you like the android system it will have the latest and greatest with immediate updates. The camera takes great pictures. Its sometimes slow to focus though. Video quality is also excellent.
Excerpt: This is my first Nexus device, and my reintroduction to Android after leaving it for a few years. Previously used Android Froyo and left to BlackBerry, WebOS, Windows Phone 7/7.5 and Windows Phone 8. Definintely miss my Lumia devices A LOT. Windows Phone may lack few apps here and there, but the app gap is closing quickly - if not completely closed for 90% users. Phone is not as stable as I'd like with multiple forced closes and freezes.
Pros: Newest Android OS - pure, No bloatware, Build quality is not as bad as Samsung, Customizeable
Cons: Unlocked phone not as strong picking up signal for T-Mobile, Battery life is horrid, Speakers are useless, as is the ear peice, For my use, not better than my previous Lumia 925, Need better use from my widgets!, Build quality is not as good as Nokia, No expandable storage, Cannot remove Google Search bar on top
Not bad for the money, but screen durability issues.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 April 2014
Summary: I'm not here to give a general review of all the phones features, although I'll give a very quick rundown of things I like about it. Mainly I'm here to report that the first time I dropped it on a hard surface, the screen shattered. The screen did not touch the surface, I had the bumper case (sold by google specifically for this phone) as well as a fairly pricey Zagg screen protector, but the screen shattered (more further down). The Good: The price is very reasonable.
Excerpt: Has a lot of good features, but the hardware is lacking in a few areas. It would be much better with a nicer camera and battery.(comparable to other models). Overall a decent phone if you like android.
Summary: I had to buy the D821 model in order to make sure it will works in Brazil. Sometimes the camera focus just stop working, everything is blurred despite the camera app saying it's ok. OS is version 4.4.2 (so theoretically the previous camera bug is fixed), restarting the device and tried other camera apps but the problems persists. It can stay in this state for hours. My hope is to be a software problem.