For a limited time only, Google Play is hosting a 25% off deal on select Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 accessories. It’s not the longest list, but if you were looking to score a Nexus 5 bumper case or a Nexus 7 folio case, now is the time to do it. The deal looks to be limited to cases and sleeves, so don’t get your hopes up for 25% off on a wireless charger or anything like that. (more…)
I know this seems like it is three months late, but here we are, bringing you our latest in the “25+ tips and tricks” video series, this time for the Nexus 5. These tips and tricks clips became a regular feature here on DL over the last year, thanks to a great reader response both here and on YouTube. Since we had enough requests of, “Where is the Nexus 5 tips and tricks video?” we finally brought one to life.
As you can imagine with a tips and tricks video for the Nexus 5, a lot of what you will see is simple Android tips and tricks. With the Nexus 5 running (mostly) stock Android 4.4, many of the tips we show were already featured in our Kit Kat tips and tricks video that were released shortly after it launched. Still, we try to hammer through them quickly and efficiently, so that even novice users can learn a thing or two about their new device.
We touch on everything from wireless charging and turning off Google Now, to switching between 3rd party launchers using the newly introduced built-in setting and snapping photos with volume keys. (more…)
The Droid Life team is partnering up with Cruzerlite, a maker of fine cases for a variety of Android devices, to give away a brand spanking new Nexus 5 32GB smartphone. We have reviewed and given away plenty of Cruzerlite cases for different Android-powered devices before, so we are happy to be working with them yet again.
The Nexus 5 is still a top contender for best phone for your money on the market, with its 5″ 1080p display, timely updates to new versions of Android from Google, and that speedy Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
As we typically do for contests, we’ve gone with Rafflecopter since it makes the entry and winner choosing incredibly simple for everyone. You can enter numerous ways (giving you more entries) or by picking and choosing. It’s completely up to you, but this way we give more people an opportunity to win.
This contest is for U.S. entries only. Ready? (more…)
The Nexus 5 – Google’s 2013 flagship and our number 2 phone of last year – is available now at T-Mobile for $0 down or $396 full retail. For those keeping track, that’s not exactly cheaper than what Google is selling the same 16GB device for ($349), but it’s not a bad price. The beauty of the deal comes if you can’t afford the up-front full payment and go with the monthly payment plan of just $16.50 per month for 24 months. (more…)
At the end of each year, it’s easy to find ourselves both looking back at all that happened over the past 12 months, trying to reflect on it, and then looking forward to what’s ahead. The “what’s ahead” is about to hit us with a right-cross in a couple of weeks when CES arrives, so I’d say that I’m still very much in the reflection stage at this point. Which brings me to this post and my thoughts on the top 5 Android phones of the year.
The year 2013 was filled with the most incredible smartphones the world has ever seen. 1080p displays became a standard (for the most part), cameras grew increasingly better, battery life is now measured in days instead of hours, customization was introduced, and prices may have started to decline across the board. Phone manufacturers also seem to have figured out winning formulas for the most part in terms of hardware, but only one still has the marketing side (or budget) on lock. All of that helped shape this list. (more…)
We saw such a positive reaction to yesterday’s giveaway for the Nexus 7 that we are back yet again, but this time with a Nexus 5! If you win the device, you can tell us if you want it in either Black or White, and we’ll hook you up with a 32GB model. Pretty sweet, right? We thought so.
As always, we are making it super easy to enter. Just follow the rules on the Rafflecopter below (post a comment and like us on your favorite social networking site), and that’s it.
Let’s do this. (more…)
LG shared this on Google+ and we thought it was cool, that’s all.
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.
Via: +LG USA
According to a couple of users over at XDA, the Nexus 5 may already be undergoing slight hardware modifications. This report claims that early units of Google’s latest flagship suffered from noisy, rattling volume/power buttons, a protruding SIM card tray, and speaker grill holes that were too small to produce decent audio. In the images below, they appear to show that buttons have been tightened up and that speaker grill and mic holes are now slightly larger. (more…)