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Google Nexus 5 16GB - Black - Unlocked

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Pros: Cheap. Reasonable sound quality. Nexus so well supported.

Cons: HP amp isn’t just quite there. No SD card slot. Meh battery life.

Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/778172/google-nexus-5-review-by-mark2410

 

Brief:  Erm, it’s a Nexus with a 5 inch screen.

 

Price:  £299 for 16GB or £339 for 32GB

 

Specification:  See here http://www.google.co.uk/nexus/5/

 

Accessories:  Erm a charger and cable.  You can always find plenty of cases on eBay, be warned all official accessories are insanely expensive.

 

Build Quality:  Rather nice I think.  The thing is sealed so that help with rigidity I guess.  It all looks very neat and tidy.  The buttons feel nice and sold.  Can’t really fault it for anything.

 

Aesthetics:   Erm it’s a black rectangle.  It’s not ugly but neither is it particularly pretty.  It’s a fairly bland, non-descript affair.

 

As a Phone:  It’s pushing the limits of what my fingers can comfortably deal with but I’ve gotten used to it.  Calls and stuff all worked fine.  It was pretty much always snappy to use.  There is the odd crash but, I am using a non-stock ROM so I’m good with that.  It’s really user friendly and tweakable.

 

Sound:  For a phone I think it’s pretty good.  It’s not like I would want to have to use it every day, or pretty much any day for my audio needs but if it was all I had I could survive.  As phones go it’s pretty reasonable.  The bass is a nice balance between soft expansion and punch.  Its depth and rigidity aren’t all that but it’s a phone.  Pairing it up with something warm, bassy, mainstream styled it’s a good pairing.  Mids too, they are a bit dry, open which would once more suit thick and heavy mainstream stuff.  They are a trying to take vocals in a dry direction so it does help them to come out a bit from a thick and creamy IEM.  Highs are much the same story.  The amp can’t push their extension but their overall slightly dry, open sound lends to a sense of clarity and detail.  Its edges can be a bit brittle but once more, what it’s likely to encounter they complement each other well.  For a phone it’s reasonable, these and the IE8’s make for a pretty good combo and if I didn’t know what the 8’s could do when driven better I’d be really pleased with them.  However I do know and I can’t pretend I don’t.  So yes it’s good for a phone, for a phone.  I’ll still take my HM-650 thanks.

 

However I find myself feeling the DAC isn’t the limiting factor, if the hp amp was better these could really stretch their legs and shine.  It feels like a missed opportunity and that niggles me.

 

Value:  Great.  It was top tier spec for midrange money.  It sold great and it deserved to.  A bit so so for a DAP but overall great for the money.

 

Pro’s:  Cheap.  Reasonable sound quality.  Nexus so well supported.

 

Con’s:  HP amp isn’t just quite there.  No SD card slot.  Meh battery life.

Google Nexus 5 16GB - Black - Unlocked
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Capture the moments that matter. More light, less shake. The advanced new lens on Nexus 5 captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots. And with optical image stabilization, you can stop worrying about shaky hands and blurry pictures. Better colors by day, less noise at night. The new HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible shot. Daytime shots are vivid with clean shadows, and night time shots are sharp with less noise. Capture more of your big moments. Real life doesn't fit in 4" x 6", so Nexus 5 comes with Photo Sphere. Create the effect of an immersive 360° view that no traditional camera can match. When you capture the full scene, you share the full story. Speed and power to spare on a stunning 5" display. Slimmer, lighter design. Nexus 5 is precision-built from strong materials, and the intelligently simple design showcases more of what matters to you. At only 4.59 oz and 8.59 mm thin, it's the most powerful Nexus phone yet. Speed and power to spare. With 4G/LTE and ultra-fast Wi-Fi, Nexus 5 keeps you connected at blazing speeds. Add in the cutting-edge 2.26GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 800 processor and you'll race through games, zip around the web and switch between apps at the flick of a finger. Stunning 5" display. More room to do what you do, and better colors too. Nexus 5 gives you a Full HD display so you can see every detail in lifelike color with less glare and a wider viewing angle-the perfect canvas for your moments. Powered by Android 4.4, KitKat. Android is fast and powerful yet simple to use. From the home screen, say "Ok Google" to start a voice search, get directions or play a song. Focus on getting stuff done without having to think about the technology underneath.

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FeatureSlimmer, lighter design. Nexus 5 is precision-built from strong materials, and the intelligently simple design showcases more of what matters to you. At only 4.59 oz and 8.59 mm thin, it's the most powerful Nexus phone yet. Speed and power to spare. With 4G/LTE and ultra-fast Wi-Fi, Nexus 5 keeps you connected at blazing speeds. Add in the cutting-edge 2.26GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 800 processor and you'll race through games, zip around the web and switch between apps at the flick of a finger. Stunning 5" display. More room to do what you do, and better colors too. Nexus 5 gives you a Full HD display so you can see every detail in lifelike color with less glare and a wider viewing angle-the perfect canvas for your moments. Powered by Android 4.4, KitKat. Android is fast and powerful yet simple to use. Focus on getting stuff done without having to think about the technology underneath.
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