Reviewed by Christopher Fatica (Currently owns)
This has by far been my favorite phone. I like the phone's design. It is thin and light. However it doesn't feel as good as the Moto X in the hand. The Nexus 5 has some sharper corners but it just takes a little getting used.
The phone is super fast and doesn't skip a beat. After the camera update I have been very happy with the camera performance. Especially trying to snap those quick pictures of the kids who are always in motion.
My only minor gripe is the headphone jack placement on the top of the phone. After having all my ports on the bottom of my last phone (the Galaxy Nexus) I find the headphone jack on top awkward. Time will tell if I get used to this or not.
My battery life has also been fantastic. I have noticed a couple days that Google Services burns through the most battery but in general I tend to be around 40% after 18 hours on the battery.
All in all this phone is a great value. I think the only other phone that comes close could be the Moto X.
- Design 9
- Display 10
- Camera(s) 8
- Reception / call quality 10
- Performance 10
- Software 9
- Battery life 9
- Ecosystem 10