The best Android experience!
By Mohd. Alber Jahangir | 1 Jun 2014
I had recently picked one Nexus 5 and will share how much it impressed, disappointed or wow’d me. Galaxy phones non standardized, outdated and modified versions of android have always frustrated me, I remember how much I wished my S3,S4 were not having the hardware home button and instead the original nexus style home button. Same goes for the multitasking key. While using the non Nexus phones I was always feeling lagging behind when it comes to software update and not having the real feel and functionality of android as google wanted it to be. So, I picked one Nexus 5 and here is the review.
I got a black one and the first thing I noticed about the phone is its very understated design. The front face is all black with no branding and actually I like that as it makes it different from the usual crowd of phones. It gives a sense of uniqueness. The back is a soft touch plastic with a Nexus written vertically. The soft touch goes till the edges of the phone and serves as a better grip when in hand and feels extremely comfortable to hold. The ear piece is unusually round but adds to the uniqueness of the phone.There is a notification light at the bottom as with all nexus phones although I never figured out why not on top!
The phone feels quite light in hand given the size of it. One thing that I always wished is a removable battery which unfortunately is not the case here. So if you take great care of your phones you can have a shiny phone with a worn out battery after a year or so.
There are usual sensors on the front and ceramic power and volume buttons on the sides. On the top you have the headphone jack and a microphone for noise cancellation and talking when the phone is on speakerphone.
The back of the phone has a rather unusually big camera lens with a tiny flash LED right beneath it.if you notice the camera lens it actually is not flush to the back but protrudes out a bit and is susceptible to scratches if you keep it on its back on surfaces. I am yet to discover the reasons behind not recessing the camera a bit into the phone to save it from scratches!
The bottom of the phone has a microphone and a speakerphone with iPhone 5 like perforations.
Since the words that I can use here are limited, I will summarize the review.
Nexus is a great phone. Its a phone for the people who are android purists. You are always running the latest android sweetness the moment it is served unlike other android flagships like HTC and samsung where you spend more and get an outdated android version with no gurantee of the upgrade. It performs butterly smooth with no bloatware and you get a clean and minimalist interface which in a way relaxes you. The camera is superb as against the reviews as i found pics well focussed and low light performance was wonderful. With each upgrade it makes it better n better.
One thing that I wished it has is a removable battery. But between iPhone 5s, s4 and Nexus 5, I use nexus 5 as its a great phone at an unbeatable price