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BRIGHT Red Nexus 5 Review

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19th May 2014, 06:42 PM   |  #1  
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Hey, I'll make here a short review about the color of my new Nexus 5 Red Edition.
My Nexus 4 was stolen so I went for the 5 but I was hesitating between the black one and the red one. I hadn't seen any review of the red version so that's why I'll make one for the one who can't decide!

First of all, Google mention that the phone is bright red. And it is! Its very very bright and it's amazing.
When I opened the box, the phone dazzled me! It's very flashy and its like neon red, eletric verilion or orange red (See an approximation of the color in attached files).
It's true that it look a bit orange. But in a certain way, the color affects you depending the light there is. In daylight it looks very bright, but in a room with no natural light it will look softer. But it's still bright. You can't get lost with this phone, we can see you from far away (a bit like the red-orange security jacket but not that extreme of course )

I'm totally in love with this phone, i think it looks amazing. But be aware that it doesn't look like a "normal red phone"

Regarding the case, i wanted that the back can be seen, I didn't wanted to hide the color of the phone. But I think that the transparent cases from Spigen (Ultra Hybrid) and Ringke (Fusion) were too big and would ruin the Nexus 5 design. So I found on clubcase.fr an interesting case. It's thin and frosted, not fully transparent. It looks quite good (but not so sure about the protection it offers), it soften a bit the color but the phone looks a bit more orange or pink depending the light. But it isn't that disturbing. I also bought the Diztronic Voyeur case because it seems stronger, but it will come in a few days so I don't know how it will look like on my Nexus.

I hope I could help you in your choice

PS : I'll try to add pics of the phone as soon as possible
Edit : Here is the link to my imgur album with all the pictures with different angles : imgur. com/a/5rymn (remove the space before the dot)
I also have received my Diztronic voyeur case. It looks great and much more protective than my other case but it's a bit thicker (pics in the link above )
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20th May 2014, 05:28 AM   |  #2  
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you should really test it on the wireless charging function. My nexus 5 works well with the RAVPower wireless charger that i bouht on Amazon. And I am happy with it.
22nd May 2014, 03:16 AM   |  #3  
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I went into the Telus store intending to get the red one but it looked way brighter in person and I thought it was too bright for me. Ended up getting a black one instead but now that I got a black ballistics case the red would be OK I think being that it would be mostly covered up but still somewhat visible.

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22nd May 2014, 10:34 AM   |  #4  
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I went into the Telus store intending to get the red one but it looked way brighter in person and I thought it was too bright for me. Ended up getting a black one instead but now that I got a black ballistics case the red would be OK I think being that it would be mostly covered up but still somewhat visible.

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Yes sure, with the diztronic voyeur case we have a black case but with some red reminders. its much more sober!
22nd May 2014, 06:45 PM   |  #5  
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congrats on your new phone dude. It certainly looks amazing. I had a 16gb black which I sold and went for the 32gb white. I have to admit that the white is more interesting looking than the black and I can imagine how the red compares to black. Anyway, N5 no matter the color, is a delight to stare at...no question about that!
22nd May 2014, 06:57 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by hotpotatos

Yes sure, with the diztronic voyeur case we have a black case but with some red reminders. its much more sober!

I bought the red version purely because it was newer and so rarer and when I sell the N5 it has less competition for those out there which want red.

I also,because I will be selling it, got a red case to go with it.

Makes a change from the usual black of white.

You are though putting me off with the mention of its really red!

My red one is 3 days and about 20 miles into a journey across USA, at current speed I'll have it when the N6 is out.
23rd May 2014, 01:05 AM   |  #7  
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I personally think it would look awesome in a black case like the one I got. If only I thought of that when I bought it.

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23rd May 2014, 01:14 AM   |  #8  
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I personally think it would look awesome in a black case like the one I got. If only I thought of that when I bought it.

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Cases are cheap. If I hate red I can buy a black case.

A Red Nexus in a black case? Surely you'd not get much red showing, just at top and bottom and the red dot?
23rd May 2014, 02:11 AM   |  #9  
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Given XDA is the home of the golden padlock I'm flabbergasted this thread hasn't been locked given it's a review of a colour lol
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I'm glad you are excited about your new Nexus 5. It's a great device. However, I'm not sure a review of the color is needed.

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