Google is one of the most respected and popular tech companies in the world, and that’s a fact. Up until now the Mountain View tech giant has managed to dabble in most of the areas concerning the tech world, a performance that not many similar multinationals can say they’ve achieved just yet. And as we all know, Google also makes smartphones. However, this is not what they’re most respected for.
The truth is that Google smartphones have never been that praised, especially the Nexus. Nexus was born out of a partnership that Google made with LG, and the first fruit of this labor was the Nexus 5. On paper, the Nexus 5 was a perfectly good phone with a nice design, sturdy specs and all that. But in practice things were different.The Nexus 5 had laughable battery life, it’s display cracked so easily it could have been ruined by a sneeze and, to top it all off, it had the glitchiest, most underperforming photo camera man had ever seen on a phone thus far.
However, the Nexus 5 is still remembered fondly by many that owned it. Why is that? Let’s find out.
First Revolutionary Smartphone
The Nexus 5 is seen by many as the first truly revolutionary smartphone, even though it launched in the same year as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5s. The truth is that these two then-bigger companies owe the future of the smartphone to the Nexus 5. For the first time ever, the Nexus 5 had something no other smartphone before it ever had: specs that actually justified its somewhat spicy price tag, as well as an overall satisfaction and ease in usage.
This is why the Nexus 5 is actually a good smartphone, and why it’s also so fondly remembered.