After various complaints on the XDA Forums surrounding the build quality of the first batch of Nexus 5 handsets it seems that Google and LG have tweaked the design slightly to improve and fix their earlier mistakes hopefully making things much better for those of us who plan to purchase later on.
The first lot of Nexus 5 devices looked fantastic but sadly according to some users they didn’t feel fantastic. Feeling frustrated some users took to the XDA Forums to air their issues which surrounded the overall build quality of the device. Various minor problems were reported such as a a “cutting-edge” display frame – not in a good way – a SIM tray which stuck out a little, and loose and noisy buttons.
XDA Forum user ‘shinral’ wrote that due to many defects various users have chosen to send back their devices in exchange for a new one. He also provided some pictures of the older generation model with the defects along with the new now-revised model that Google are now selling. The differences are minor, but enough fix the initial “defects” some users were unhappy with. The microphone and speaker holes are much bigger, the buttons are a lot more solid, and the SIM tray seems to sit nicer in the handset.
Sadly, however, it’s not the end of the story. The new ‘revised’ version of the Nexus 5 is receiving different complains with the handset now having a more “yellowy” tone to it and some users are also reporting a few green stuck pixels!
Have you got an early release Nexus 5? If so are you experiencing any of the issues raised? Leave a comment below!