You can once again purchase the Nexus 5 from the Google Play store
posted by Paul.K / Oct 24, 2014, 3:57 AM
Well, Mr. 5 is back in the Play Store (woohoo?), available in the previously known colors – red, black, and white – and both storage options – 16 GB and 32 GB. It may be a letdown to some, who expected the device to receive a figure slash, but the price tag is still $399 for the 32 GB and $349 for the 16 GB models.
That's still pretty good money for a pretty adequate Android handset. Especially considering that Android Lollipop (which will be immediately available for Nexus 5 on release) should finally deal with some of the Nexus 5's battery drain problems and add Project Volta, which should extend the juicers life by around 30% (or more). And, to add extra value to one's purchase – Google is working on a replacement program for devices bought off Google Play that allows you to exchange your dropped-and-broken device with a new one, free of charge (only once). Sure, it is yet unknown, whether this program will be taking off, or its current state for that matter (like much of Google's projects), but hey – it's still a plus, until proven to be discontinued.
Nexus 5 on Google Play
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
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Who wants to buy that old version anymore?
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 4:07 AM 2
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Only issues are its smallish battery (I get about ~4 SOT, for comparison the latest flagships get ~6H) And its good but not great camera (L's a major improvement, especially raws if you like editing your photos) But if your ok with those, then its still a very good option Especially for $350/$400 Also its basically still as fast as the latest flagships for actual use (e.g. app opening time and multitasking) And will get updates for probably another 2 years or more
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 4:41 AM 2
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Latest flagships 6h ? Hell no, only LG G3 has that bad battery life. S5 - 7.5h, Z3 - ~9h, and it's ex.flagship Z3c - 10h.. So yeah.. It's good option for sure, but it's not best. I don't wan't to be wired all the time with that phone. OnePlus One is $300 and they managed to put much better battery.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 4:58 AM 3
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please use my Z3 compact for 1 day. You will be AMAZED. I get 9-11 screen time EVERY NORMAL DAY, 8-9 with LOTSSS of games, and with stamina i got 15H. Stamina modus is btw for standby, not for screen on performance. Just go and try it.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 1:53 PM 0
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Ya my mom has the Z3 Compact. I've noticed that it sure has a better battery than my Z2. But my mom mostly uses it for calls/emails and a little browsing. She gets over 2-3 days of usage, but only around 5 hours screen on. Stamina mode on, screen brightness at auto maximum.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 1:57 PM 0
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I can relate to that, thats because it is so long in standby, ppl forget that standby still uses energy. Its not like screen time is the only reason a smartphones battery drains. If you look into the battery tables you can see on your moms phone that the screen only has a usage of 25%. I get 9 hours screen time while using it like an addict all day, and only get 22 hours of total battery time. It tells me that the screen has 70% battery usage.
posted on Oct 26, 2014, 5:55 PM 0
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Somebody that wants to save money and have a good and new phone without needing all the latest hardware bells and whistles. Still, at this point, I'd probably start steering people towards buying the LG G2 on eBay which can be had for under $300 if they don't mind a used phone as it provides a better value and better hardware.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 9:48 AM 0
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Too bad, i hoped they would up the RAM and give a snapdragon 801 or at least drop the price $50-150.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 7:25 AM 1
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I went and got one on eBay after they announced the $650 Nexus 6. So far battery is better than the Optimus G Pro it is replacing and that had a 3140mAh battery. The OGP battery life did take a dump after the 4.4.2 update.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 7:52 AM 0
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QUESTION - have they worked out the battery life issues? Was interested, but the battery reviews were pretty bad. Did they manage to fix it yet?
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 10:27 AM 0
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The difference between the 80x chips is minimal in normal use. After trying and comparing the S5/Z3/One M8 with the Nexus 5 I'm happy with it for the next 6 months at least. If I did want a phone with a freakishly large screen like a note or Nexus 6 then I'd probably go for the One plus One.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 11:14 AM 0
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Only the white ones are in stock right now.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 11:56 AM 0
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It looks like all the colors are available.
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 1:55 PM 0
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Will this phone work on Verizon?
posted on Oct 24, 2014, 12:15 PM 0
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