Capture the moments that matter. More light, less shake. The advanced new lens on Nexus 5 captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots. And with optical image stabilization, you can stop worrying about shaky hands and blurry pictures. Better colors by day, less noise at night. The new HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible shot. Daytime shots are vivid with clean shadows, and night time shots are sharp with less noise. Capture more of your big moments. Real life doesn’t fit in 4″ x 6″, so Nexus 5 comes with Photo Sphere. Create the effect of an immersive 360Â° view that no traditional camera can match. When you capture the full scene, you share the full story. Speed and power to spare on a stunning 5″ display. Slimmer, lighter design. Nexus 5 is precision-built from strong materials, and the intelligently simple design showcases more of what matters to you. At only 4.59 oz and 8.59 mm thin, it’s the most powerful Nexus phone yet. Speed and power to spare. With 4G/LTE and ultra-fast Wi-Fi, Nexus 5 keeps you connected at blazing speeds. Add in the cutting-edge 2.26GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 800 processor and you’ll race through games, zip around the web and switch between apps at the flick of a finger. Stunning 5″ display. More room to do what you do, and better colors too. Nexus 5 gives you a Full HD display so you can see every detail in lifelike color with less glare and a wider viewing angle-the perfect canvas for your moments. Powered by Android 4.4, KitKat. Android is fast and powerful yet simple to use. From the home screen, say “Ok Google” to start a voice search, get directions or play a song. Focus on getting stuff done without having to think about the technology underneath.
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3.6 out of 5 stars
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Con: Had the common issue of wireless charging not working. Just use your thumbs and press down on the back of the case right above the “s” in Nexus. You should hear a click and the wireless will then work.
– Worked without issue on my AT&T network.
– This phone came with a USB-A to micro-B cable and an wall charger. Not sure the wall charger is original equipment (only rated for 700mA) but I have plenty of others rated higher so this wasn’t an issue for me.
December 16, 2015
May 24, 2016
The specific handset I received was in excellent condition, no signs of use even though it’s a refurbished phone. The 32 gigs of memory/storage is nice and more than sufficient to handle the apps & other stuff I want to carry around with me. The cpu is fast and the touchscreen is quick and responsive. As soon as I turned it on and connected it to my home wi-fi it automatically downloaded the latest Android updates and next thing you know I’m on Marshmallow (Android 6.0.1) which is a massive change from my previous phone which was on KitKat. Bluetooth pairing was simple and painless, and voice calls are clear and clean.
And now for the downsides: Battery life is horrendous. A full battery might not even last a day especially if you are using apps regularly as opposed to simply making phone calls. Even when doing nothing, the battery is constantly draining … it was a bit of a shock to note that the battery level that was 100% this morning is now at about 30% when between apps and calls I’ve only used it for about an hour (maybe an hour and a half) so far today.
The battery is not removable and there is no SD card slot so I had to jump through some hoops to transfer all my pix and tunes from my old phone — my old phone didn’t have NFC and it couldn’t automatically back up everything to Google, so I had to go through the drudgery of creating local backups for contacts and other stuff, then uploading everything via USB to my PC then connecting the new phone via USB to the same PC and downloading the stuff I wanted. An SD card would have simplified that process very much.
If you don’t mind keeping the device on a power cord wherever you go, then there’s probably nothing that is a deal breaker.
Have found a defect … most likely a bug with this specific handset I received, so I’m going to see about a replacement or refund in the next couple days … the Nexus 5 is supposed to have a built-in step counter which can be read by various different fitness apps. I believe it is a function of one of the many sensors built in (accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer) but I haven’t found any tech spec that clarifies what component is responsible for this function. Anyways … it’s not working. I’ve installed several different fitness/pedometer apps, specifically ones that are reputed to work very well with the Nexus 5, and none of them can see any steps being counted. So … this handset I have is defective, hence it shall be going back to the seller. Will update again later with regard to the ease (or lack thereof) of performing a return or exchange.
Update 6/18/16: returned to Amazon for full refund, easy process with no problems at all.
March 3, 2016
Overall I am pleased with the quality of this certified refurbished Nexus 5 and truly enjoy the (close to pure) Android experience. I wasn’t willing to shell out the extra cash for a 5x, and I did not want a 6/6P due to the size.
* update * I noticed that even after updating to Marshmallow the battery life shorter than expected. Once I did the following I am able to go well over 24 hrs. on a full charge.
– disable wifi scanning in location settings
– set WIFI to automatically turn off in idle mode (advanced wifi settings)
– uninstall Google play services & connectivity services (settings > apps > … uninstall updates > power off phone > reinstall the updates