Google Nexus 5 review for dummies: 5 reasons why I bought the Android flagship (and said bye to BlackBerry)

Google Nexus 5Google Nexus 5 is priced at Rs 28,999 for 16GB and Rs 32,999 for 32GB devices.

I used a BlackBerry Curve 9360 for nearly two years, but as the sheen of BBM and easy access to work email slowly wore off, I realised it was not much of a 'smart' phone. It wasn't reliable either It froze too often, the charge never lasted long enough ... and one day it just died. It'll probably come back to life, but as my secondary phone.

I had heard good things about the Google Nexus 5 and finally decided to go ahead and buy it. Here is what made me pick up this phone as my first Android.

PRICE: High-end models of BlackBerry, iPhone and Nokia Lumia would have set me back by nearly Rs 40,000 (or more). A Google product (manufactured by LG) in the Rs 30,000-35,000 price range a phone that has the best of specs, class and style was a good deal.

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ANDROID: I had never used an Android phone or a touch phone, for that matter I took the QWERTY keypad for granted, convincing myself it would be around forever. So I was both wary and excited about trying out a device that a techie friend described as "pure, unadulterated" Android. The KitKat operating system is remarkably easy to use It's also intuitive and efficient. Syncing my contacts, bookmarks and email ids proved surprisingly hassle-free, even for a cynical technophobe like me who was expecting at least one annoying error message any second. I also managed to install and set up BBM (the one thing I really liked about BB) within a minute or so. And now I know why Google decided to call its flagship phone 'Nexus'. Because everything is seamlessly connected. Collusion. Hand-in-glove. You get the drift.

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