Thinking About a Nexus 5? Might Want to Hold-Up, Design Changes Coming

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News Posted: Fri, Dec 13 2013 10:06 AM
It appears Google and LG may have slightly altered the hardware design of the Nexus 5 smartphone to make it a bit more sturdier and better overall. Differences in design were discovered when an XDA Forum member sent his Nexus 5 in for replacement due to several defects in his existing one, including "noisy buttons," a protruding SIM tray, and a few other niggling issues.

The Nexus 5 he received back was slightly different from his defective device. None of the defects he complained about were present, plus it had buttons that weren't as noisy and a larger microphone with bigger speaker holes.

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The differences are subtle, though if you peek at the picture above, you can make out ever-so-slightly bigger speaker holes. It's kind of a bummer for early adopters to be stuck with an older revision, but on the bright side, there doesn't appear to be any major advantages. This is purely speculation, but perhaps the revised model pumps out slightly louder sound, or maybe the speaker holes are just less prone to getting clogged up by dirt and debris.

All that said, if you've been eyeballing the Nexus 5, you may want to wait just a little longer before making the jump to ensure that you get the newest revision.
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JEngel replied on Fri, Dec 13 2013 12:18 PM

So pissed....

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SmogHog replied on Fri, Dec 13 2013 7:20 PM

I have no issues with mine.

Having to buy Nexus Media Importer App to use USB OTG flash drive and OTG Card Reader w/mico sd card on unrooted phone is my main complaint.

I would have liked a mico sd card slot and removable battery but....

Very good phone for a very good price.

Now Google needs to work on a Google Play Store that is equal Worldwide

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or you can just use the house phone...

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Karan Sadawana was searching for difference between new larger and older sound grill... but to no avail. guess i have to wait till jan to confir that new revamped models are up in market. huh!

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realneil replied on Sat, Dec 14 2013 1:38 PM

or you can just use the house phone...

People still use house phones?     *~REALLY?~*

We dumped our house phone years ago and never looked back.


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