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