First things first -- if you're expecting to flip a switch or tweak a setting on your Nexus 5 to magically add faster storage, well, turn away now. On the other hand, if you're good with a soldering iron, comfortable with electronics and don't mind potentially bricking your phone, you too can give your aging gadget a face-lift.
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The iPhone 6 is here! It's sleek and rounded, just like the leaked photos we've been seeing for months. But now we finally know what's inside that Jony Ive-designed shell. How's it measure up to the stiff smartphone competition? Let's see.
Did you bust your Nexus 5 smartphone? Don't sweat it -- users are saying that the Play Store will send you a brand-new (refurbished) handset for free, no matter how you broke yours. Google hasn't confirmed the offer just yet, but it seems legit.
When the Nexus 5 was released back in November of last year, it flipped the script on the smartphone market. Never before had a flagship phone with such amazing features been so accessible in price. It's such good value that we're still comparing it to flagship devices released in mid-2014, like the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8. As the Nexus 5 comes up on its first birthday, we thought we'd take a look at the field as it sits today, to see if Google's pride and joy is still good value, both on contract and for outright purchase.
The Nexus line's reputation of bad camera phones seems to have stopped at the Nexus 5, but Google isn't limiting the improvement to hardware. The Nexus 5's 4.4.1 update took what was already a much better camera and improved its launch time and focus speeds by half a second. That may not seem like much, but in photography it makes all the difference.
The folks at iFixit got their hands on Google's new Nexus 5, and did what they do best -- tore it apart. And they liked what they saw.
Finally, the long-awaited Nexus 5 has arrived in the form of five inches of pure, unfiltered Android just the way Google always intended. That all sounds nice, but as Google's flagship response to other big dogs like the iPhone 5s and Lumia 1020, does the refreshed Nexus have the specs to keep up with the competition (at least one paper)? We put together the comparison charts below to find out.