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    So, right now I have a nexus 5 on its way. It's should arrive on Tuesday. However,thinking about it over the weekend, I'm wondering if perhaps I made a mistake. The phone is 9 months old, and the nexus 6 is probably going to hit in the next three months or so. But I'm unsure if it would appeal to me since it may be like 6inchs. Or heck, there might not even be one.

    But I'm wondering if maybe I pulled the trigger too soon on it and should have waited for the next one. What do you guys think? I just wanted an off contract android phone. Couldn't really afford the other ones off contract, but I'm worried about the age of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    So, right now I have a nexus 5 on its way. It's should arrive on Tuesday. However,thinking about it over the weekend, I'm wondering if perhaps I made a mistake. The phone is 9 months old, and the nexus 6 is probably going to hit in the next three months or so. But I'm unsure if it would appeal to me since it may be like 6inchs. Or heck, there might not even be one.

    But I'm wondering if maybe I pulled the trigger too soon on it and should have waited for the next one. What do you guys think? I just wanted an off contract android phone. Couldn't really afford the other ones off contract, but I'm worried about the age of it.
    Too late and too soon. Ivr had mine since December and I can't wait for the next nexus (if it's even coming) but if I were to buy another phone this time of year I wouldn't get the nexus 5 now. I would lean towards the Gs5 or lg g3 or wait for note 4 , nexus 6. For now why not get a cheaper phone to hold you out till the "NEXT BIG THING". I know if I had the money now that I'd wait.

    But good luck with your decision, don't let my opinion cloud your judgment.
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    Depends. If you like a reliable, fast Smartphone with good hardware and if you want to be one of the first ones to get Android L on your phone then yes, the Nexus 5 is the one phone you should go for.
    I you got time on your hands and can wait, you could always wait for the next best thing...

    BTW if you wanna get more specific answers, try one of the many other threads here (just a few down is the next one) who ask the same question.
    The topic has been utterly discussed, showing al the pros and the few cons of buying the actual Nexus model. Interesting stuff to read, because everyone has a different perspective on the matter...
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    Being that the nexus 5 could possibly get a price drop soon, buying one now could be a good idea. If a firesale takes place this year like last year, then anyone who bought a nexus 5 a maximum of 15 days before the sale will be eligible for a 100 dollar rebate. Also if you used a credit card with price protection like discover, you'd still get a rebate if you bought it 90 days before the price dropped. Last year the nexus 4 went on sale on August 27, so if google put the nexus 5 on sale on the exact same day as last year's sale, you might qualify for a rebate, depending on the day you bought it. Although that is quite a few ifs

    P.S. I have a red nexus 5 on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shambopyro View Post
    Being that the nexus 5 could possibly get a price drop soon, buying one now could be a good idea. If a firesale takes place this year like last year, then anyone who bought a nexus 5 a maximum of 15 days before the sale will be eligible for a 100 dollar rebate. Also if you used a credit card with price protection like discover, you'd still get a rebate if you bought it 90 days before the price dropped. Last year the nexus 4 went on sale on August 27, so if google put the nexus 5 on sale on the exact same day as last year's sale, you might qualify for a rebate, depending on the day you bought it. Although that is quite a few ifs

    P.S. I have a red nexus 5 on the way.
    Really? Did not know that. That's interesting

    I was mainly concerned if the silicon in the phone is going to hold up well for the next year or two.
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    Until the nexus 6 coems out, nexus 5 is still worth getting.

    Heck nexus 5 is still worth it even after nexus 6 comes out.
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    It's a great phone--I don't think you'll be disappointed at all. And honestly, a person can drive himself nuts by wondering about the what if's when it comes to the next new phones coming down the line. Just enjoy your new Nexus 5!
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    In case anyone is one the fence about buying the nexus 5, as of now the only 2 models left in stock are red and white 32 gb models. It's anyone's guess if they'll replenish stock this late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    ... And honestly, a person can drive himself nuts by wondering about the what if's when it comes to the next new phones coming down the line. ...
    QFT. Enjoy your phone
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    When you get it next week, RavenSword, your buyer's remorse will evaporate. It's a great phone at that price and ticks most of the boxes (ticks many boxes other current model phones cannot).
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    I've got one coming from Clove (UK) but stock has been delayed, they only have white and black ones. I currently have an S4 but really want the non bloatware experience more than anything. I think there will be a couple of S4 features I will miss but i wont miss the majority.
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    I shared some of the same concerns as you when I bought the device a month ago.

    No regrets at all buying this device and IMO there haven't been massive improvements in the tech space since last year.

    The performance of Snapdragon 800 on a 1080p display and Snapdragon 805 on 2k display are very very similar, infact Snapdragon 800 beats it most times.

    But other than that, Nexus 5 is a superb device. Don't take what the reviewers tell you seriously, Nexus 5 is a very amazing device.

    Oh and Android L is just around the corner, so more improvements are coming soon.

    Don't regret buying this superb device, it beats even many of the 2014 flagships like the Galaxy S5 and LG G3 in performance.
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    Unless you want the latest and greatest the nexus 5 is fine. And with 2.3GHz and 2GB ram, it should have enough power to last at least at the 2 years from now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbobb123 View Post
    Unless you want the latest and greatest the nexus 5 is fine. And with 2.3GHz and 2GB ram, it should have enough power to last at least at the 2 years from now.
    I would just like to point out that Android doesn't need beefy specifications to run smoothly anymore. The Moto X with it's dual core processor proves this point very well.
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    So, I got the phone all set up and everything, but I'm noticing a bit of hitching. Like when scrolling web pages, scrolling through the play store, and the notification pane when I do two finger swipe down there some flickering. Could this be due to when I tried to update to 4.4 I had a weird issue where when u hit restart and install it didn't do anything until I went back and did check for update again? It downloaded and rebooted eventually, but was curious if there could have been a weird bug created by that? Or have people experienced similar stuff with 4.4.4?

    Do you guys also think this phone should hold up well for the next 2 years or so?
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    Try booting into Recovery Mode and wiping the cache partition, which is generally a good idea after a system update. Bear in mind that the Nexus 5 can take upwards of 10 minutes to finish this process, so let it run. [GUIDE] Nexus 5 Recovery
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Try booting into Recovery Mode and wiping the cache partition, which is generally a good idea after a system update. Bear in mind that the Nexus 5 can take upwards of 10 minutes to finish this process, so let it run. [GUIDE] Nexus 5 Recovery
    I clear the cache using the "System Optimizer" of my Comodo Internet Security. I guess this clears the cache, but doesn't refomat it? But at least it happens quickly.
    Anyway, I think clearing the cache now and then is generally a good idea...
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    That kind of cache clearing is different--that's only clearing the individual app caches. What I referred to was the system cache partition, which your System Optimizer can't clear.
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    Thx @BDiddy for the additional "Lightbulb" ...

    PS: still looking for the "Lightbulb"-smiley on the forum ... ggg
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    So, right now I have a nexus 5 on its way. It's should arrive on Tuesday. However,thinking about it over the weekend, I'm wondering if perhaps I made a mistake. The phone is 9 months old, and the nexus 6 is probably going to hit in the next three months or so. But I'm unsure if it would appeal to me since it may be like 6inchs. Or heck, there might not even be one.

    But I'm wondering if maybe I pulled the trigger too soon on it and should have waited for the next one. What do you guys think? I just wanted an off contract android phone. Couldn't really afford the other ones off contract, but I'm worried about the age of it.
    In addition to what everyone else said, you bought a great phone and no it's not too soon or too late (weren't you wondering the same thing 5 months ago?). It would be a great decision 6 months from now too! I hope you'll love it. :thumbup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Try booting into Recovery Mode and wiping the cache partition, which is generally a good idea after a system update. Bear in mind that the Nexus 5 can take upwards of 10 minutes to finish this process, so let it run. [GUIDE] Nexus 5 Recovery
    And for the other kind of cache clearing it can easily be done by going into settings,storage,cache,clear.
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    I'm thinking of returning the device just because I'm worried the. 6. Might be a lot better and fix the battery issue of the 5. I'm also not too sure how the phone would hold up if I use it for the next year or two in comparison to my 5S.
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    In a word, yes the Nexus 5 is still a good phone. I just had a friend at work today ask me which phone I would suggest for her sister to get. I gave 2 options: Moto X and Nexus 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I'm thinking of returning the device just because I'm worried the. 6. Might be a lot better and fix the battery issue of the 5. I'm also not too sure how the phone would hold up if I use it for the next year or two in comparison to my 5S.
    I got mine a couple weeks ago and I have to say I love it. I have no concerns about using this for a couple years. But if you do then by all means return it

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    Oh weird, my phone started doing this thing where in the notification shade when I toggle between notifications panel and the utility panel (wifi,battery,cell signal, etc) there was this weird blue glitch line that showed up in the uoer screen. I turned it off and back on and seems to have fixed it, but now I'm nervous something's wring :/
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