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Nexus 5 : Should I buy it right now or not ?

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ABSathe

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Aug 4, 2016
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Hello people
I have a nexus 5X which I bought before few months and I've tried custom Roms on it. Recently I had many issues in my n5x(fingerprint sensor not working properly and I was unable to setup a secure lock .. screen would simply freeze on selecting secure lock). I even tried restoring it to factory image and get a replacement . But replacement piece was also faulty . So basically I'm screwed up at the moment . And I'm looking for a new phone . I don't want to leave the Nexus line but don't have much money as I used most of my money for buying Nexus 5X . Is Nexus 5 a better option for me ? Should I consider buying it at now ? (I don't really care about fingerprint sensor and sd808 of n5x)
I would like to flash custom Roms on my Nexus 5(if I buy it) Will it have same issues as Nexus 5x ? Or Nexus 5 is good replacement for Nexus 5x ? I'm really screwed up at the moment and want to change my device asap )

PS- I don't want to change device for 2-3 years after I get new one and I want custom rom support for those years :silly:
Please if someone could suggest a solution .. it will be great

Thanks
 
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mnsiw

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Don't know much about other Nexus or Pixel device but I have Nexus 5 and it's wonderful device expect power button, it's know issue, low battery life is an other problem but I think it's same on many other Android devices, it last for day on average to moderate usage, better go for Nexus 6P :)
 

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Hello people
I have a nexus 5X which I bought before few months and I've tried custom Roms on it. Recently I had many issues in my n5x(fingerprint sensor not working properly and I was unable to setup a secure lock .. screen would simply freeze on selecting secure lock). I even tried restoring it to factory image and get a replacement . But replacement piece was also faulty . So basically I'm screwed up at the moment . And I'm looking for a new phone . I don't want to leave the Nexus line but don't have much money as I used most of my money for buying Nexus 5X . Is Nexus 5 a better option for me ? Should I consider buying it at now ? (I don't really care about fingerprint sensor and sd808 of n5x)
I would like to flash custom Roms on my Nexus 5(if I buy it) Will it have same issues as Nexus 5x ? Or Nexus 5 is good replacement for Nexus 5x ? I'm really screwed up at the moment and want to change my device asap )

PS- I don't want to change device for 2-3 years after I get new one and I want custom rom support for those years :silly:
Please if someone could suggest a solution .. it will be great

Thanks
I would suggest you to go with one plus 2/3 as necus 5 is quite old and it would give you some problems definitely after aging.
I dont think it would work for another 2-3 years.
 
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    Hello people
    I have a nexus 5X which I bought before few months and I've tried custom Roms on it. Recently I had many issues in my n5x(fingerprint sensor not working properly and I was unable to setup a secure lock .. screen would simply freeze on selecting secure lock). I even tried restoring it to factory image and get a replacement . But replacement piece was also faulty . So basically I'm screwed up at the moment . And I'm looking for a new phone . I don't want to leave the Nexus line but don't have much money as I used most of my money for buying Nexus 5X . Is Nexus 5 a better option for me ? Should I consider buying it at now ? (I don't really care about fingerprint sensor and sd808 of n5x)
    I would like to flash custom Roms on my Nexus 5(if I buy it) Will it have same issues as Nexus 5x ? Or Nexus 5 is good replacement for Nexus 5x ? I'm really screwed up at the moment and want to change my device asap )

    PS- I don't want to change device for 2-3 years after I get new one and I want custom rom support for those years :silly:
    Please if someone could suggest a solution .. it will be great

    Thanks
    I would suggest you to go with one plus 2/3 as necus 5 is quite old and it would give you some problems definitely after aging.
    I dont think it would work for another 2-3 years.