Reviewed by Sergio Cruz (Previously owned)
In 5 words "A new and better Nexus."
This is not the first time that this phone launches we've had some experience with it, we know Google's goal, their intentions and the main structure of the Nexus Line. Top Specs, Decent Design and "Pure Android." Google doesn't always deliver all three but the Nexus 5 is a good shot.
The "pure android" was something basic about this phone it was part of the concept and like i said part of the structure of the Nexus line, but this is a Google phone not a pure android phone, this might sound wrong but think about it, they even released the phone with a Google Experience Launcher , Google play edition phones now are closer to stock android that even the nexus. If you like the Google ecosystem more than the android experience you'll be just fine, but for those who don't like Google or their services but still like the OS the software of the Nexus 5 might not be the right for you, just backup root, flash a new ROM and shut up (be happy).
This phone is the not the one you can show off to the normal people, probably they have never heard of the Nexus Line they don't care about your specs they are happy with their GalaxyShit or their IShit some windows phones shit (to keep the balance) are more recognizable than the nexus, but your geek friends would have to admit that your Snapdragon 800 is a beast and that your 1080p screen is beautiful and right now there is nothing this phone can't do in a decent way, maybe the software does not have as many features or gimmicks as other phones but regular tasks like gaming and watching videos, multitasking or browsing can be done perfectly. At first the nexus were phones for developers, they have changed some things to make it more mainstream, the structure is there you might want something different but for most of us this phone does the job.
Show me something better for $350.
- Design 8
- Display 9
- Camera(s) 7
- Reception / call quality 8
- Performance 10
- Software 9
- Battery life 7
- Ecosystem 10