Nexus 5 still worth it?(bought already)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by theapplefanboyj, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    So my mothers going to be getting her OPO in a few days, so yay!
    So she's going to give me her Nexus 5. But is it still worth it when the Nexus 6 is coming out?
    Is it still fast, or a bit glitchy?
    And I heard that Google only updates their devices for 18 months.
    I may end up getting an OPO for myself but what do you guys think?
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    The nexus 5 is a fast phone and will be supported for a good while yet. It will undoubtably be one of first devices with the new Android L. Its a solid phone and worth using.

    Simply wait for your mothers OPO to arrive and see which you prefer. I found the OPO far too big for me especially bezels top and bottom, and for same reason I'd run a mile from the 6+, the nexus 5 may be a more practical device but it really depends on how you use your mobile phone. Personally I'm still old fashioned and speak to people on mine (at least 60 mins a day) so practicality and ergonomics have pushed me away from phablets back to smaller devices. But if your mostly a messenger style user, the bigger device may suit. Just a case of have to use and see for yourself. :)
  3. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    Get the OPO, you wont regret it.

    It is the best feeling large phone I have ever used. It is super light, the stock android with Cyanogen makes it the best OS I have used on Android, and the thing is fast as heck.
  4. fedecape macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2011
    Miami, FL
  5. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2013
    I'm toying with the idea of getting a Nexus 5. I have the Moto X 1st gen and was really excited for the 2nd gen, but then I played with a work colleague's Z2 and I don't think I like the 5.2" screen size. I want something bigger than the 4.7", so I guess 5" is a happy medium.

    Leaving that to one side for the moment, I am well aware that the N5 is a year old and due to be replaced by the (rumoured) larger screened N6/X/Shamu which will have, surprise surprise, a 5.2" screen. So my question is, do you think the N5 still has enough life in it for a few more years (2+) ?

  6. smwatson macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
    London, England
    I'm using a N5 still and it flies. Don't feel any need to upgrade for speed reasons. Will last for years I expect.
  7. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Snapdragon 800, 2gb of RAM and 1080p are all still pretty standard. I don't know if I'd buy one for $350 but since you already have one it's a no brainer.

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