Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,805,427 Members 42,601 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Is your Nexus 5 still fresh?

Tip us?
 
HankB
Old
(Last edited by HankB; 15th May 2014 at 02:41 PM.) Reason: typo in title
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 4
Posts: 9
Join Date: May 2014
Default [Q] Is your Nexus 5 still fresh?

By fresh, I mean would you still buy it today or would you look for something more current?

My Verizon contract is up in about a month and I'm hankering to replace my Droid RAZR MAXX ASP. It no longer feels fresh. It's running an older Jelly Bean (4.1.2) and is quite the dog. Web pages load so slowly that the screen frequently turns off before the page displays. Moto/Verizon have decided not to upgrade it further though I suspect it might benefit from performance improvements in more recent versions. :-/

My usage is low, consisting of a less than 200MB data, about 100 minutes of voice and a handful of texts typical per month. (Data will go up the month we're on vacation when I'm away from normal WiFi hot spots.) Verizon has nothing for me (New contract would involve more money for less service. However the service levels are moot if I'm not even coming close to my limits.)

For reasons of performance and availability of upgrades I want to go with a Google Experience phone. Because of my usage patterns, I'm leaning toward a month by month provider such as Ting. (They resell Sprint voice/data and voice roams to Verizon at no additional charge.) The choice today is the Nexus 5. It' been out since November of last year and the next (and perhaps last) Nexus seems likely to be released November of this year. The Nexus 5 seems like it has decent specs with 2GB RAM and a quad core processor. (But I thought the same of the Droid RAZR with 1GB RAM and dual core processor.) I'm curious what folks who own and use the Nexus 5 think about its future longevity.

Another option I have is to buy a used phone to bridge the time between Verizon cutoff and availability of the Nexus 6. I could also sell the Nexus 5 when the Nexus 6 becomes available, I suppose.
 
jt3
Old
#2  
jt3's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 67
Posts: 144
Join Date: Aug 2007
The Nexus 5 is still a perfect good phone. The GPE Galaxy S5 might arguably be "fresher," but for the money, the Nexus 5 is hard to beat.

Of course, you could stick with Verizon on month-to-month until the Nexus 6 (or whatever they call it) comes out, but if you're looking to jump today, the Nexus 5 is still a great device.
The Following User Says Thank You to jt3 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
HankB
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 4
Posts: 9
Join Date: May 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by jt3 View Post
The Nexus 5 is still a perfect good phone. The GPE Galaxy S5 might arguably be "fresher," but for the money, the Nexus 5 is hard to beat.

Of course, you could stick with Verizon on month-to-month until the Nexus 6 (or whatever they call it) comes out, but if you're looking to jump today, the Nexus 5 is still a great device.
Thanks for the tip on the GPe S5. It seems to be rumored but not yet announced. The GPe S4 is $650 =8-O I'm not convinced it is that much better than the Nexus 5. Ting does list the regular S5 for $597 but that includes Samsung's bloatware (some of which I'm sure I'd find useful) and updates at their discretion.

I might ask Verizon one more time about month by month options at contract expiration. I could also use my Droid X on BYO for the time being. Maybe I could find a Verizon MVNO who could use my RAZR MAXX.
 
KJ
Old
(Last edited by KJ; 16th May 2014 at 12:09 AM.)
#4  
KJ's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 3,515
Posts: 8,455
Join Date: May 2011
Location: The boonies - southwest Ontario
For the price, nothing beats the nexus 5.

Unless you just run stock and gravity box say....then maybe the Moto x. Tho, you need one that the boot loader can be unlocked. On Verizon, that's the Dev edition.

Comparing to phones twice the price is apples to oranges. Tho the N5 does still stand up to those phones too.
Sent from my new HTC One M8, N7, Moto X, GTab3 or S2.

Need help with poor battery life? Any device welcome, even tho its an N5 thread. Please specify if on a device other than N5. Lots of info in first 4 posts! >>>>
[Battery Life Help] Troubleshoot Battery Issues Here....and Tips

The Following User Says Thank You to KJ For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
galaxys
Old
#5  
galaxys's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 561
Posts: 8,049
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vegas & Cosmos
Nexus5 is worth every flash and more...
LGNexus5(art+purity+codeblue+twrp) & LGGPad8.3(gpe)<LGNexus4sold <HTCSensationsold <HTCNexus1sold <HTCHermessold <LG5250sold <MotorolaStarTacvault.
The XDA Cheerleaders hope your devices are winners! Happy Flashing!

Galaxys Enterprises: Fashion is a Passion - Life in the Cardio Fast Lane - High Energy EDM Mix - Travel is a Universal High!
The Following User Says Thank You to galaxys For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
CRIME INC.
Old
#6  
CRIME INC.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1,944
Posts: 3,221
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: HENDERSONVILLE
Nexus ftw!!!

Sent from my Nexus 5
The Following User Says Thank You to CRIME INC. For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
frigidazzi
Old
#7  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 78
Posts: 727
Join Date: Apr 2011
Nexus or one plus one of you don't mind the size.
The Following User Says Thank You to frigidazzi For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
El Daddy
Old
#8  
El Daddy's Avatar
Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter 3,836
Posts: 3,568
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Roseville, MN

 
DONATE TO ME
As fresh as this guy



The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to El Daddy For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
KJ
Old
#9  
KJ's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 3,515
Posts: 8,455
Join Date: May 2011
Location: The boonies - southwest Ontario
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Daddy View Post
As fresh as this guy



Bahahahaha.
Sent from my new HTC One M8, N7, Moto X, GTab3 or S2.

Need help with poor battery life? Any device welcome, even tho its an N5 thread. Please specify if on a device other than N5. Lots of info in first 4 posts! >>>>
[Battery Life Help] Troubleshoot Battery Issues Here....and Tips

The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to KJ For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
9878
Old
#10  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 7
Join Date: Aug 2012
I would go with LG G3

http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/June2014/lg-g...-to-three.html

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes