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Old 11-17-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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Anyone else get a Nexus 5?

If so, what do you think?
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I don't have it. Right now, between the LG G2 and Nexus 5 for my next phone. Advantage Nexus 5? Cheaper. Advantage LG G2? bigger battery. That's really the one area the Nexus 5 is lacking, needs more battery.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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I'm using it with T-mobile, I enjoy it. I've only bought the Nexus line of phones starting with the Nexus One, but I did skip the Nexus 4 last year. Keep in mind that it uses a micro-sim; I had to call T-mobile customer service first to let them know that I needed a new sim. The stores kept telling me that it was....I think $10 for a new one.

I called beforehand and there wasn't a charge. Of course, I'm not sure if your'e going to use it on T-mobile, but I wanted you to know that just in case.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: 92037
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A colleague got one and thought there were better choices on the market. I felt the build quality was not as good as the 4. Felt cheap. I would get the Google Experience HTC One over the 5 or just stick with the 4 if you have it, unless you really need the LTE or love having the latest Google updates.

G2 is very nice, but also has their SW customization on it. Which is tough to compare with on a vanilla Android device.

Besides the Google aspect of the phone, I dont think there was anything standout about it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I have one. This is my third Nexus phone and my favorite, so far. Probably the best 'bang for your buck' smartphone you can get. Stock Android getting updates first, top-of-the line processor, ram, and arguably, screen. The downsides being a so-so camera, mediocre battery, and no expandable memory. But to have all that for $350 off contract is tough to beat.

I'm also quite a tinkerer and love putting custom roms and whatnot on my phone. I never really liked HTC's sense, Samsung's Touchwiz, or other manufacturer overlays on the OS.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I'm using it with T-mobile, I enjoy it. I've only bought the Nexus line of phones starting with the Nexus One, but I did skip the Nexus 4 last year. Keep in mind that it uses a micro-sim; I had to call T-mobile customer service first to let them know that I needed a new sim. The stores kept telling me that it was....I think $10 for a new one.

I called beforehand and there wasn't a charge. Of course, I'm not sure if your'e going to use it on T-mobile, but I wanted you to know that just in case.
I have Sprint and no one knew what I was talking about. "Sim card? What's that?" "You mean a SD card?" "No, a sim, like what goes in a handful of your company's models, such as the three different phones sitting right there *points over*" "Oh.... uhhhh... we don't have that."

It was rather infuriating spending multiple hours getting my hands on a little piece of plastic.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: 92037
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I have one. This is my third Nexus phone and my favorite, so far. Probably the best 'bang for your buck' smartphone you can get. Stock Android getting updates first, top-of-the line processor, ram, and arguably, screen. The downsides being a so-so camera, mediocre battery, and no expandable memory. But to have all that for $350 off contract is tough to beat.

I'm also quite a tinkerer and love putting custom roms and whatnot on my phone. I never really liked HTC's sense, Samsung's Touchwiz, or other manufacturer overlays on the OS.
Yes, based on the price, I would have to agree that looking at this device in terms of value, it cant be beat in the Android eco system.

Hopefully this 4.1.1 update improves the camera algorithms. I was really looking forward to that rumoured Nikon tech set up they were supposed to have with the 5.

Best with the 5!
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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I've had my Nexus 5 for a little over a month now and I love it. Tough to find another phone you can buy unlocked that is as good as the Nexus 5.

Only drawback for me would be the camera. Word is that Google is working on a software fix to help to situation out.

I had the 4 and I actually like the 5 better overall and in terms of build quality. LG really did a solid job with it. Has a premium feel to it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: 92037
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I've had my Nexus 5 for a little over a month now and I love it. Tough to find another phone you can buy unlocked that is as good as the Nexus 5.

Only drawback for me would be the camera. Word is that Google is working on a software fix to help to situation out.

I had the 4 and I actually like the 5 better overall and in terms of build quality. LG really did a solid job with it. Has a premium feel to it.
That's great. I love hearing when people rave about their devices. You should be seeing the 4.4.1 rollout which has camera update OTA if not now within days.
if you force to check for updates in settings you might see it pop up
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: USA
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I'm using it with T-mobile, I enjoy it. I've only bought the Nexus line of phones starting with the Nexus One, but I did skip the Nexus 4 last year. Keep in mind that it uses a micro-sim; I had to call T-mobile customer service first to let them know that I needed a new sim. The stores kept telling me that it was....I think $10 for a new one.

I called beforehand and there wasn't a charge. Of course, I'm not sure if your'e going to use it on T-mobile, but I wanted you to know that just in case.
When some T-Mobile vendors were allegedly charging $10 for the micro sim card, my friend literally cut-n-shaved his T-Mobile sim card into a micro sim card and it worked fine. A few months later, when I got my own Nexus 5, I just walked into the T-Mobile store in the mall and they gave me a freebie. Smart of T-Mobile to give it as a freebie, rather than risk losing folks to AT&T prepaid.

As for the Nexus 5, so far, it's been excellent for my simple needs. Pure Android phone, unlocked and open, Google Marketplace, etc.... What's not to like? Excellent price when compared to getting a vendor-locked android phone loaded with vendor crapware with a 2 year contract.

In fact, it's too much phone for me. I don't use it enough. I'm giving it to my son and getting myself a cheaper Motorola Moto G (maybe wait for Android Kitkat).

Combined with the unlimited T-Mobile plan, which is pretty good in my area, I can't complain. Totally happy with the Nexus 5 and T-Mobile. We've cut down our family cell phone bill to at least half what we had when we were on subsidized phones and a 2-yr contract.

Thank you Google and T-Mobile for making it possible to save money and the freedom of getting away from the vendor contracts.
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