Sunday, July 14, 2024

Why Not to Buy Google Nexus 5: WiFi Drop, Battery Drain, Poor Camera Performance


LG Nexus has come with latest specs of Android 4.4 Kitkat and optical image stabilisation camera mode. But the latest Nexus release has hardware issues and software problems. Here are some common problems faced by the users and means to fix them.

Wi-Fi Disconnecting or Dropping

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Despite the latest revision in this device, Nexus 5 still has some Wi-Fi internet problems. The connection often drops as you move away from the router. a quick fix to this is to use it in airplane mode. After this, reset the Wi-Fi to get better connectivity. You could also try to reboot the Nexus 5. Alternately, download the Wi-Fi Analysation app to check crowded channel problems.

Battery Drain and Issues

The 2300mAh battery that has been provided with the Nexus 5 drains away pretty quickly. You can take care of this by switching off time out of the screen and wallpaper. Adjusting the wireless connectivity and screen brightness could also solve the problem.

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Another great way to save battery on Nexus 5 would be to enable the GPS battery saving mode. 

Poor Camera Performance

The camera of the Nexus 5 also comes with some issues. It’s causes blurry images, shutter lag and auto focus. If you update your phone to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, Google offers a camera fix. 

Low Quality Audio

Most users also face speaker uses like reverb at low volume with speaker. The most important thing to get this straight is to maintain the hygiene of the phone. Visit Google Play to switch the Equaliser and get better audio performance. Switch off Virtual Surround Sound while playing songs via speaker and update to Android 4.4.1 Kitkat.

Overheating Problems

Overheating issues are also seen in heavy gaming because of higher graphics. The heating is as high as 50 degree Celsius. You could solve this by using it in a cool room. In fact, make sure you don’t place the device under sunlight. Taking care of these issues will also help to prevent battery damage and enhance its life.


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