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    Default Is the Nexus 5 still worth it?

    The Nexus 5 has been out for a while now. Do you think it is still worth it, at $349?

    I've been thinking about it since I returned my HTC One M8, hence the question.

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    I would wait for the OnePlus One
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    Given the price I'd still say yes. But when the OnePlus One becomes available that might change my opinion.
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    Default Re: Is the Nexus 5 still worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    The Nexus 5 has been out for a while now. Do you think it is still worth it, at $349?
    No. It is worth almost twice that. Google is just charging $349.

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    I've been thinking about it since I returned my HTC One M8, hence the question.
    It has one of the best cameras, arguably the fastest UI (still), and will get updates longer than any other phone released so far.

    The S5 has better storage and battery and a better display. But it also costs almost twice as much, has a worse camera, and is polluted with Touchwiz (which is why it is also slower and laggier).
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxburn View Post
    Given the price I'd still say yes. But when the OnePlus One becomes available that might change my opinion.
    I remain skeptical until I see actual samples of it's camera in action. We all heard the hype about the M8's camera, and look how that turned out.

    We know the specs but not the specifics...sure it has a 1080p display, but is it a GOOD display? Does is have light bleed or crappy colors or crappy contrast? We can't know some of these things until it is actually out. The One Plus might turn out to be as much hype as the M8 was.

    If I was going to wait for anything it'd be the G3. Too many unknowns still with the One Plus.
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    It's still an excellent phone, especially for the price. It's hard to find an unlocked flagship phone at such a low price. True, the OnePlus One looks very good on paper, but it is by no means a known entity yet--I am reserving judgment on that phone until the reviews and the user experience are known.

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    The Nexus 5 is an amazing phone. Some of the advantages are that you get updates first and that you get stock Android. Some disadvantages are the camera (some like it, some don't), and the battery life.
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    Damn skippy! You can't compare any other device to the nexus 5. It's a league of its own! At this price and specs, no other phone even comes close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    I remain skeptical until I see actual samples of it's camera in action. We all heard the hype about the M8's camera, and look how that turned out.

    We know the specs but not the specifics...sure it has a 1080p display, but is it a GOOD display? Does is have light bleed or crappy colors or crappy contrast? We can't know some of these things until it is actually out. The One Plus might turn out to be as much hype as the M8 was.

    If I was going to wait for anything it'd be the G3. Too many unknowns still with the One Plus.
    I completely agree and as I already have a N5 I really haven't seen anything that makes me feel like I want to trade it in, and may not until next year. Being so new from a relatively unknown company I also have my doubts about the OnePlus One and I'd wait for some reviews before buying it, IF I were considering a new phone now.

    As far as the future I am pretty interested in the android silver program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxburn View Post
    Given the price I'd still say yes. But when the OnePlus One becomes available that might change my opinion.
    If I had the choice of a $299 OnePlus One and $349 Nexus 5 in front of me I would buy the Nexus 5 any day just for the Android OS upgrades.

    I got a kick out of Android Central Jerry Hildenbrand statement on the Podcast about the OnePlus One compared to the Nexus 5. Jerry said if it doesn't have "Ok Google" then I'm not interested in the OnePlus One. Jerry said all the OPO has is sightly better specs that no one would ever notice and it doesn't do anything innovative over the Nexus 5. Jerry also said that the OPO won't make an big impact in the US.

    If I needed a new phone I would look at the new "Moto X+1" that Motorola has an event planned for May 13. No clue what the specs are yet but at least they make phones that work and we aren't even sure OnePlus will stay in business long enough to hit the market in quantity.

    Documents Show OnePlus is Secretly Owned by China's Oppo Electronics. It appears that Oppo VP's departure was staged in an attempt to launch a global brand http://www.dailytech.com/Documents+S...ticle34809.htm
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    Nexus 5 will run on 3 of the 4 major US carriers (ATT, T-Mo, & Sprint, plus their respective MVNOs). Most competing phones are just GSM only (ATT & T-Mo) giving you less chance of getting a cheap plan that will save you money in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    Do you think it is still worth it?
    Yep. I would buy it again tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    The S5 has better storage and battery and a better display.
    "Better" display would be arguable. Different, certainly.
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    I would buy mine again right now (got it in February). And especially for the 16gb variant, the lack of carrier and manufacturer bloat is a big draw.

    With the latest camera app I think the camera is way improved.

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    Default Re: Is the Nexus 5 still worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    "Better" display would be arguable. Different, certainly.
    Nope. Not really.

    Based on our extensive Lab tests and measurements, which we present in detail below, the Galaxy S5 is the Best performing Smartphone display that we have ever tested

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Display Technology Shoot-Out
    That is a pretty strong statement from them. They are known for testing exhaustively and in tight detail. So far I have not seen a better source than this site for this kind of stuff.

    And all the reviews I have seen are consistent with this...they all seem to agree. I've seen the display myself and I have to agree...it is the best one I have seen so far.

    That being said, I'd still rather have the nexus for a variety of other reasons. But the S5 definitely spanks every other phone released so far when it comes to the display.
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    **to date** i'd buy another as a back-up.. lol
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    It's still worth every penny.
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    I'm currently in the market to buy a new phone, however I don't need one. I don't believe the Nexus 5 is worth it. That isn't to say that it's not a great phone, but just look right around the corner and you're going to get a LG G3 around June that will surely beat the Nexus 5. Personally, I'm going to wait for the Nexus 6 to be announced and I have a hunch that it's going to come out a month earlier than normal and we'll see it by the end of September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Arguelles View Post
    I'm currently in the market to buy a new phone, however I don't need one. I don't believe the Nexus 5 is worth it. That isn't to say that it's not a great phone, but just look right around the corner and you're going to get a LG G3 around June that will surely beat the Nexus 5. Personally, I'm going to wait for the Nexus 6 to be announced and I have a hunch that it's going to come out a month earlier than normal and we'll see it by the end of September.
    Of course the G3 will be better spec'd than the N5. That doesn't mean it will outperform it on a day-to-day basis however. Plus factor on cost. The G3 will be $600. The N5 will continue to be $350.

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    Default Re: Is the Nexus 5 still worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Arguelles View Post
    I'm currently in the market to buy a new phone, however I don't need one. I don't believe the Nexus 5 is worth it. That isn't to say that it's not a great phone, but just look right around the corner and you're going to get a LG G3 around June that will surely beat the Nexus 5.
    Not so sure anymore. I thought the same would be true of the S5 and the M8. So I will need more convincing.

    One thing I know for sure I don't like is that button setup. And LG's skin.
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    The OnePlusOne doesn't have Qi charging and none of it's other features are significantly better than the N5. If there is a GooglePlay version of the G3 then that might be interesting because the rumors are that the G3 will have a 2K screen however for now the N5 is still the best phone on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdane07 View Post
    Of course the G3 will be better spec'd than the N5. That doesn't mean it will outperform it on a day-to-day basis however. Plus factor on cost. The G3 will be $600. The N5 will continue to be $350.

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    You speak with much wisdom. Just because something has "better" specs, doesn't mean you're going to notice it in real world applications. Heck, my old Moto G had a quad core 1.2ghz cpu, and you would think the Nexus 5 would be twice as fast, but it could actually perform almost as fast. If you don't believe me, look up Moto G vs. Nexus 5 on youtube. I think sometimes people get too caught up in specs to see the big picture. The Nexus 5 is blazing fast, and will do everything you need. That's not enough?

    There will always be something "better" every couple of months. Are you going to spend $600 every 2-3 months just for bragging rights?

    When 64bit android comes around and 3ghz/3-4gb ram phones are out, then talk to me. Until then, quit wasting your money on stuff that isn't going to improve your life. Except for fanboys in forums, no one really cares what kind of phone you use, and probably never heard of it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    I've been thinking about it since I returned my HTC One M8, hence the question.
    It depends on what you value in a phone. Why did you return the M8? What features are important to you?

    For example, some people don't like the M8 because it's too big and slippery. The Moto X would be a nice alternative because it fits the hand well and its speaker, while not equivalent to those on the M8, is very loud.

    The Nexus 5 would be a good choice if you want a 1080p screen and stock Android.

    If you still can't decide, just wait a few months. Something better is bound to show up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Arguelles View Post
    I'm currently in the market to buy a new phone, however I don't need one. I don't believe the Nexus 5 is worth it. That isn't to say that it's not a great phone, but just look right around the corner and you're going to get a LG G3 around June that will surely beat the Nexus 5. Personally, I'm going to wait for the Nexus 6 to be announced and I have a hunch that it's going to come out a month earlier than normal and we'll see it by the end of September.
    In defining "worth," how much of a factor is monetary cost? If it isn't, or is minor, you don't have to look just right around the corner for a phone that might beat the Nexus 5... There are phones out there that are currently available that most people would consider to be, on an overall basis, better than the N5 - on the basis of specs/feature/performance. But if, as for most consumers, cost plays a considerable factor, there are few phones available that can beat the value that the N5 offers (the N5 still being classifiable as a 'flagship' phone even with cost factors set aside).

    The next phone I expect to represent a substantial upgrade in benefit received for $ spent will be the next generation Nexus (assuming it follows the historical pricing strategy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott7217 View Post
    It depends on what you value in a phone. Why did you return the M8? What features are important to you?

    For example, some people don't like the M8 because it's too big and slippery. The Moto X would be a nice alternative because it fits the hand well and its speaker, while not equivalent to those on the M8, is very loud.

    The Nexus 5 would be a good choice if you want a 1080p screen and stock Android.

    If you still can't decide, just wait a few months. Something better is bound to show up.
    The Moto X+1 will be announced on May 13th. Motorola Moto X+1: All the facts - Recombu

    That said I am waiting on the Nexus 6 before I replace my Nexus 5 as my daily phone.
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