Originally Posted by floepie
It was discovered on another forum that the white version has tight buttons with no play. The black ones seem to suffer from a loose power button and a bit less so with the volume button. Does this seem to apply to everyone here?
My black 16gb has a loose power button. It works fine, but if I push it side to side it has noticeable movement. If I shake the phone and put my ear right up to it there is a small rattling noise.
Out of curiosity I checked buttons on my xperia sp and my note 8.0 and noticed other buttons on these devices such as volume button and power button had some movement as well. It doesn't effect the way the nexus looks or the way it works, so it doesn't bother me as long as it's not a defect and as long as it functions for the life of the device.
I emailed google support and got this response:
Thank you for contacting Google about your Nexus 5. We are very glad to hear that you love the device! I am happy to answer your question about the power button.
By design, the power button does have a little 'wiggle' room. If however, you are having any issues with the ability to get the power button to function normally, please let us immediately.
If you have further questions, please reply to this email or feel free to call us at 1-855-836-3987 (855-36-NEXUS).
Google Support Team"