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LG Google Nexus 5

LG Google Nexus 5

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Blake
BlakeSydney, NSW
  • 15 reviews
  • 4 likes

I can also confirms that it will fail after warranty expires

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This phone was great when it worked but it all downhill after that. I liked the gogole lines of phones but the representation was ruined with the LG phones. There is a manufacturing defect on the phone's motherboard that will make the phone useless and unrepairable withing 1-2 years. Warrently will also not cover the costs despite being a known problem

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Steph
StephPerth
  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

Great phone

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Great phone. It has been used for over 4 years and still works good as new. Has big display and a great camera. Only bad thing is it has some issues connecting by bluetooth to some apps. It also has google assistant so you can simply say "ok google" and without typing, you can say whatever you want your phone to do.

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never ever buy this and worst customer service

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Starks
StarksGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 7 reviews
  • 6 likes

Wouldnt buy a google phone again

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Had this phone for just over a year and never had any problems with it until a system update. After the system update, the phone phone just stopped working, and google wouldn't replace it for me with warranty because the screen was broken. Such a waste... I won't trust any google products again.

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Johna52
Johna52Farrer 2607, ACT
  • 17 reviews
  • 8 likes

Will fail after warranty expires.

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Check the online blogs for this phone- a mass of failures with the power switch which renders it unusable. I had a techie look at mine and he said it was only repairable with pricey replacement parts. And you can't transfer your data to another phone if it won't turn on! It seems as though there are 1000's of victims out there where this has failed soon after the warranty has expired. And then there is the issue of poor battery life. I can't recall a time where the battery lasted 24 hours, despite installing a new genuine LG battery. LG should have done a recall on this model. I won't be buying an LG phone again.

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dollarydoos
dollarydoosCanberra
  • 9 reviews
  • 3 likes

Good while it lasted

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A good looking LG phone backed by google. The hardware has reasonable specifications although the phone starts to slow down a bit with time. The best feature is of course the regular OS updates from google, so you are always the first to get the new features. This is a budget phone and not very durable. It had a lifetime of about 1 year for me before I had to replace it. The GPS started having issues and it became extremely difficult to track your location or use navigation. Next the headphone jack stopped working and the charging capacity dropped.

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The best phone I ever had

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The most disappointing phone I have owned

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Purchased to replace a Samsung Galaxy S5.
The phone becomes very slow after a few weeks of use. It also has issues maintaining connection to the internet (both wifi and 4G). Battery life lasts less than a day with moderate use. This is the most disappointing phone I have ever owned.

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modjour
modjour
  • 10 reviews
  • 10 likes

Pretty good Android phone, if the camera was better it would a great phone

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good interface, no telco bloatware, fairly fast, no real software/freezing issues (Only issues has been with Netgear Arlo home security app but I think the app is buggy not the phone).

I thought the finger print scanner would be a gimmick but its now my preferred method for unlocking

The one bad thing about this phone is the camera, it has a flash but its totally useless, often the exposure is off resulting in hard to see or almost black images. photos during the day are decent though. From memory the default camera app doesn't let you adjust resolution but 3rd party app fixes that

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Reyals
ReyalsSydney
  • 9 reviews
  • 3 likes

Pure google!

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This was one of my favourite phones. It cost $400 and delivered in a flagship quality product with the benefit of pure Android - without skins and carrier customizations. It was great for about a year and then I dropped it and the screen shattered - the repair cost me $190 (at Evertec) - Iphones cost half as much for a screen repair. A couple of months later I dropped it again and couldn't justify spending another $190 to get it fixed.

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Sana
SanaMelbourne
  • 3 reviews

Best android phone I've owned.

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I've been through many android phones over the years. They tend to slow down and become unusable for day to day things very quickly. So far, though, the Nexus has been fantastic. It runs quickly and smoothly. It's a nice size with a large screen and vibrant colours. The camera is the only thing that could be improved - it's okay, but it still just doesn't compare to an iPhone. Overall, a good budget option.

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JJ06
JJ06Vic, 3081
  • 17 reviews
  • 7 likes

Good phone

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Good phone, camera better than in the older model. Clear, responsive screen. Price has gone up substantially but for what it includes is ok. Battery average. Only major disappointment is the lack of a micro SD slot to try and force people into buying the much more expensive 32GB phone.

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Two dodgy phones in a row

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The first nexus 5 I bought had to be returned because the screen stopped working within two weeks (hardware issue). I then returned it and got a new one (March 2017) and it constantly turns off multiple times per day and will loose mobile network reception multiple times during a phone call. To say I'm annoyed is an understatement.

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Excellent phone, battery life poor

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Purchased when first released and still in use. Haven't bothered to upgrade to newer models as don't see that they offer much over this one. Only thing which lets it down is battery life. The OS is no longer being upgraded either, only security fixes, so will no doubt have to get rid of it in the next few years as apps may not offer full functionality.

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Greyybeard
GreyybeardToronto, Ontario
  • 3 reviews

Worst cell phone

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GPS signal weak and often drops. Phone loses data connection when moving out from WiFi area. Phone needs to be rebooted (Power off/on) every other day as data signal is lost.
I received this phone free (on an plan renewal) but that price was too high for this phone!

Based on my experiences with this phone, I would be leery of any Google phone (e.g. Pixel)

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CategoryMobile PhonesMobile Phones
Operating SystemAndroidAndroid
Display Size5inches5inches
Battery2300mAh2300mAh
Rear Camera8MP8MP
Front Camera2MP1.3MP
Price (RRP)$599
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