Nexus 5 – the old phone to beat?

I’ve had the Nexus 5 as a daily user for about a year now.  Before that I was using a Galaxy Note and and iPhone 4.  The iphone was too small – the Note has a great screen, but its a big device and the camera was very dissapointing after the iPhone.  I’m very tempted by the iPhone 6 plus, but that giant size is a bit iffy and I’m not too keen on downgrading screen res for the iPhone 6.

The Nexus 5 is the goldilocks device. Just the right size.

I understand that some people prefer the smaller screen on the iPhone, but for my uses it was just too small. I enjoy reading books and working on my phone – The HD screen on the Nexus lets me do this with minimal discomfort.  Remote use of desktop systems is more bearable on this screen and typing is much more productive as well, especially when paired with the ThinkOutside Stowaway bluetooth keyboard.

I’m delighted that Apple now has iPhones with larger screens, but am a bit disappointed by the size of the bezel. I’d like my screen to fill up as much of the front of the phone as possible and the iPhone still leaves a heavy top and bottom of blank space.

Now, even though the Nexus 5 is quite possibly the most enjoyable useful phone I’ve ever owned, it doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for improvement. Here’s what I’ll be looking for to motivate my next upgrade cycle:

-Better battery life.  This has improved since i first purchased the phone, but it could still be better. A full day of heavy use can burn through a topped up charge, it would be much more convenient to get a couple days use out of a full charge. Upgrading to Lollipop helped this!

-Better camera.  This is one of the areas Apple keeps winning. The camera is acceptable, but not as good as the iPhone.  I also miss the standardized accessories like the Olloclip.

-Some iOS apps, particularly when it comes to video or blogging apps.

Other than that I’m very happy with this phone so far, it may just last me a little while longer despite the upgrade desires.

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