Originally Posted by VXAce
Sadly I haven't had any experience with the Nexus 6, but the Nexus 5 is possibly my favorite phone out there. It is built extremely well and has a really good profile. It feels like it should be in my hand. The screen size and dimensions were just right too. Even with my OnePlus One I might not mind swapping for the Nexus 5, even with the outdated specs, if that gets updated holy cow I would get one.
My actual experience with a nexus device is the Nexus 10, a monstrosity of a tablet that was really nice to have but ungodly to carry. It was very nice though... being able to use it as basically a laptop was really nice, in games I could use it to get information on items or whatever, and I could read books or browse the web without feeling cramped. The stock android that came with and the upgrade to Lollipop were good and rather fun. Really liked stock android.
My gripe with the OnePlus One is the camera, for some reason either the software or hardware in my phone or ROM just doesn't cut it properly and photos come out sub-par. I still have yet to find the reason for this.
I should say that I don't find the OPO to be the best phone out there, it's damn good phone, but not the best. I think the Nexus 5 beats out the OnePlus One, and if I could get something like the iPhone 5C with android and none of Apple's idioicy, it would also be better. OPO just has slightly too large a screen and is slightly too thin for me... or I'm just too particular with the way a phone feels in my hand.
That's the exact reason I bought my Z3C. I hate that one handed shuffle you have to do when you are trying to get your thumb some place new on a phablet. Using it two handed is even worse. I'd say the Nexus 5 had the most ergonomic feel, followed by the 2013 Moto X, followed by the HTC One. I picked the Xperia mostly because of the waterproofing over the other devices. It's just so damn cool to not have to worry about taking it in the rain or cleaning it off in a sink.
Originally Posted by Shure or bust
Nexus 5 isn't even on the radar for phones. As for the camera issue. User error.
Of course not; it's too old. This year is it's 2nd birthday. It still has a freaking awesome profile in-hand, and in late 2013/early 2014 it was in a price/performance sweet spot that few other phones could beat. The Nexus 5 was a better phone when it came out than the Nexus 6 was when it did, especially considering the price difference.
Also, the big reason basically all non-Samsung/Apple devices don't take very good pictures is typically the result of the really bad post processing that the phone software typically does, especially in instances where it has to try to brighten the image. 3rd party apps can't access the data coming from the sensor before it gets ****ed with, unless the device in question has Camera2.apk support. This is far from standard.
HTC, 1+1, and Sony are probably the worst of the bunch about their cameras, possibly matched by Motorola. Hell, Sony even makes the sensors for Samsung AND Apple devices, yet can't seem to make a phone that can take pictures that are half as good.