The Google Nexus 5 is the newest flagship device from the search giant. It has been launched amidst much hype and speculation. Though the Google Nexus 5 ticks all the boxes, there are still some things that leave potential users disappointed.
The Exchange email application on the Nexus 5 could have done with much improvement. As opposed as the HTC’s Exchange application, the Exchange app on the Nexus 5 resembles the Gmail app. However, it does even feature conversation view.
On the Nexus 5, there are two ‘speaker’ fence openings at the base of the device. However, the speaker is found in only one grille and the speaker quality is not impressive. On the contrary, HTC has two excellent stereo speakers found on the front and they offer incredible sound.
The phone contacts on the Google Nexus 5 do not sync with other profiles of the contact. For instance, if the contact has not created a Google account, then the photo will not load for the contact. On the other hand, on a device like HTC One, the contact’s photos are easily tied to other social network services so each contact easily gets a contact image.
Also the camera UI offered in this Android device is quite basic and sometimes, frustrating to use as you are swiping up and browsing the options. Also, what makes the camera even more difficult to use is that it takes a long time at focusing and subjects like pets and small kids look blurry and hazy as they will not stay stable for a long time.
On the Nexus 5, the My Google Now panel is hardly of any use even though one is using Chrome. Though the My Google Now panel offers some useful information, but it does not qualify as a critical feature.