1. mogelijk's Avatar
    The Nexus 5 is a good device. I really don't have any complaints about it. The battery life was sufficient in my opinion. The OS is smooth and fast. The screen has a higher resolution and bigger size. I got the 32 GB model, but the cloud services Google offers is abundant. For the price, there isn't another device better in my opinion. But...the iPhone 5S is probably the best smartphone I have owned and I have had a lot of them. The screen is smaller, but I have not found it to be problem ever. The phone is fast and smooth despite the hardware specifications being less than the competition. The feature set is efficient. A lot of the gimmicks that I see other platforms or manufacturers use to perform certain tasks I have found that the iPhone can achieve those tasks as well in a more practical and efficient manner. Then we get to the design. Last week I saw the the M8 and thought it was the best looking device hat I had ever seen. But I had to later recant that. I think it was the brushed metal backing that really struck me and the placement of the dual cameras that was so attractive. But when I look at my gold iPhone, there is just no other device that rivals it's perfection. And then there are the little practical things that just makes more sense. The digital lightning port that can be plugged in on either side (the Nexus 5 charging port isn't the best and the Note 3 charging port is awkward). Mute switch. Home button with fingerprint scanner. And then when you consider how universal the iPhone is; the accessories can be found everywhere, they are compatible with all kinds of other electronics/automobiles, and just about every company that has an app has one in the Apple store. The multimedia ecosystem is just that good.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    Actually, I think you are ignoring one of the great features of the Nexus, you never have to plug it in. Instead you simply place it on the Qi charger. Absolute great way to charge a phone. I bought a Nexus 5 and have used it now for a week. I really like having the Notifications LED on the Nexus, I can tell what notifications I have before I pick up the phone. The biggest issue for me is screen size, with my eyesight (as I've aged), the 5s screen only being 65% as large as the Nexus makes a real difference.

    Also, it seems like many of the complaints here have been fixed. The problems with the camera have been fixed (though admittedly it isn't as good as the iPhone camera). I've haven't had issues with WiFi and, from what I can tell, it was only an issue when it was first released and was fixed with an update. The low volume issue Google responded to with both a software fix, as well as a slight hardware change. I'll also disagree that the Nexus antennas don't work as well (not sure if that was something fixed or someone just had a bad Nexus); I've seen little difference between the two in my usage.

    I'll agree that battery life is similar between the Nexus and the 5s, and both could use larger batteries if you use your device heavily. When I don't use my phone much, I end the day with 2/3 to 3/4 of my battery left. I've not had a seriously heavy day with the Nexus, yet, and heavy days with the iPhone I killed the battery in less than 4 hours. From my experience so far, the Nexus would have about the same life. As far as speed, I'd say that the Nexus and the 5s perform similarly.

    I'll agree with dkhmwilliams that the Nexus is absolutely the best phone there is for the money. Which phone you prefer will likely come down to personal preference, and frequently if you prefer iOS or Android. Personally, I like both, and using the Nexus 5 and my iPad works well for me. While there would be advantages to using a phone and tablet with the same OS, using one of each allows me to have the advantages of each.
    05-03-2014 03:05 PM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    Actually, I think you are ignoring one of the great features of the Nexus, you never have to plug it in. Instead you simply place it on the Qi charger. Absolute great way to charge a phone.
    I use a Nexus 5 (among other devices; but it's my primary phone) and I haven't plugged it in since probably New Years. Wireless charging is brilliant! I usually only plug it in to root it, which I must do after every OTA update. I keep it completely stock, except I root it because I use a couple apps that require root.
    05-03-2014 10:28 PM
  3. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    It doesn't. The Nexus 5 uses a Micro Sim I used to have one for a week LOL. Like Heisenberg said I give you at least week before you get rid of the Nexus. I just can't stand Android anymore.


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    Which makes her not so brilliant
    05-06-2014 09:12 AM
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    05-06-2014 09:53 PM
  5. FrankT166's Avatar
    Good comments.
    05-07-2014 01:45 AM
  6. sau124's Avatar
    I understand that the carriers in US have iPhone specific text plan so if you are going to hop between phones expect some problems there.
    05-07-2014 02:32 PM
  7. pottyvick's Avatar
    I understand that the carriers in US have iPhone specific text plan so if you are going to hop between phones expect some problems there.
    I have never heard of this and im in the US... Maybe small carriers do but not the four major ones..
    05-07-2014 02:38 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    I understand that the carriers in US have iPhone specific text plan so if you are going to hop between phones expect some problems there.
    I have never heard of this and im in the US... Maybe small carriers do but not the four major ones..
    I haven't heard of this either. Text plans are text plan and most are now unlimited.

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    05-07-2014 04:55 PM
  9. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I understand that the carriers in US have iPhone specific text plan so if you are going to hop between phones expect some problems there.
    They have iMessage, which is an Apple specific thing. If you switch from iOS to another platform you need to make sure to turn it off or disable it so that your phone number is removed from the servers. If you don't do that your texting will be messed up and you'll have to call Apple to have it removed from the server.
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    05-07-2014 04:58 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    They have iMessage, which is an Apple specific thing. If you switch from iOS to another platform you need to make sure to turn it off or disable it so that your phone number is removed from the servers. If you don't do that your texting will be messed up and you'll have to call Apple to have it removed from the server.
    This.

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    05-07-2014 05:01 PM
  11. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Actually, I think you are ignoring one of the great features of the Nexus, you never have to plug it in. Instead you simply place it on the Qi charger. Absolute great way to charge a phone.
    Don't forget slow and tedious.
    05-08-2014 12:36 AM
  12. newsman787's Avatar
    I found my Nexus 5 anything but slow and tedious in wireless charging. And with everything else. Obviously a different experience. Loved it! Love my iPhone 5s!


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    05-08-2014 06:01 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Don't forget slow and tedious.
    For some time isn't a factor. One of our members on AC just lays it on the wireless charger while at work.. So when he leaves his desk it's always charged.

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    05-09-2014 10:58 AM
  14. Furt's Avatar
    So I swapped out my 5s for my Moto G just because I like getting some use out of my phones and I have to say, with a clean install of CyanogenMod on an Android phone, there really arent many things I can complain about. Sure, there's a lack of apps that I tend to use daily, but save for maybe a force close of an app running in the background one a day, I can't say any real bad things about this $180 phone over my 5s. I never take pictures, never play graphics driven games, and rarely get a chance to use iMessage or any other Apple-only features.

    This has given me a renewed interest in the OnePlus One over the iPhone 6 just because I miss that CM customization. And having that preloaded on the phone itself saves me the hassle of bootloader unlocking, rooting, and ROMing.
    05-11-2014 05:44 PM
  15. rayz336's Avatar
    So I swapped out my 5s for my Moto G just because I like getting some use out of my phones and I have to say, with a clean install of CyanogenMod on an Android phone, there really arent many things I can complain about. Sure, there's a lack of apps that I tend to use daily, but save for maybe a force close of an app running in the background one a day, I can't say any real bad things about this $180 phone over my 5s. I never take pictures, never play graphics driven games, and rarely get a chance to use iMessage or any other Apple-only features.

    This has given me a renewed interest in the OnePlus One over the iPhone 6 just because I miss that CM customization. And having that preloaded on the phone itself saves me the hassle of bootloader unlocking, rooting, and ROMing.
    The Moto G is nice! I was surprised to see that Verizon sells it for $99 on prepaid
    05-11-2014 05:53 PM
  16. Furt's Avatar
    The Moto G is nice! I was surprised to see that Verizon sells it for $99 on prepaid
    I've been seeing it go for as low as $60 on some prepaid plans around the world. Still can't believe how well it runs when I'm out and about. even the look of it hides its price. from far distance, you might not tell it apart from the Moto X. If the OnePlus One wasn't so cheap for its abilities, I would be looking at getting the next Moto G instead, but $349 for a 64GB phone is too good to pass up
    05-11-2014 06:41 PM
  17. rayz336's Avatar
    I've been seeing it go for as low as $60 on some prepaid plans around the world. Still can't believe how well it runs when I'm out and about. even the look of it hides its price. from far distance, you might not tell it apart from the Moto X. If the OnePlus One wasn't so cheap for its abilities, I would be looking at getting the next Moto G instead, but $349 for a 64GB phone is too good to pass up
    Wow! I didn't realize it was that cheap! I can't blame you for going for the OnePlus One
    05-11-2014 07:48 PM
  18. Furt's Avatar
    This phone sure did get boring fast...... I guess I'm just destined to keep going back to the iPhone no matter what...

    Sent from my XT1034 using iMore Forums mobile app
    05-15-2014 10:13 AM
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