Google NEXUS 5 D821 16GB (LG) Reviews

Overall Rating

Design 3.9
Portability 4.6
Operability 4.5
Response 4.9
Display 4.8
Listenability 4.1
Battery 3.8
Total 4.4

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Jan 14, 2017
Design 3.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 5.0
Response 5.0
Display 4.0
Listenability 3.0
Battery 2.0
Total 3.9

My impression after using it for about three years.

<design>
I don't like it.

<portability>
It is good; it is compact.

<pushbutton usability>
I think they are located at nice positions.

<response>
Considering when it was released and its price, this is excellent.

<display>
Not bad, but it doesn't have big advantage like it is beautiful or it is easy to see under the sun.

<voice call sound quality>
I don't know why, but sometimes my voice doesn't seem to reach the person I am talking to.

<battery>
When I first bought this, it didn't last long, but I had no complaints with it. But now, it is clear that I charge this more often. I am only a light user who use this device for browsing the Internet. I don't know if this was deteriorated more than I expected or the software is bad, but I wish the battery lasted longer so that I could evaluate it more highly.

<overall>
I liked this because Android was the newest version (they don't update anymore) and for its high cost performance. I got it replaced once with initial failure; it stopped while starting.

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Ethel G.

  • Review by Ethel G.
  • Sep 25, 2014
Design 3.0
Portability 3.0
Operability 5.0
Response 4.0
Display 4.0
Listenability 4.0
Battery 4.0
Total 3.9

LG NEXUS

Pansin ko lang sa phone nato mas mabilis yung loading pagadating sa internet browsing , pero ang hirap maka adapt ng signal ng network, Pero ito lang talaga habol ko sa LG Google Nexus nato yung speed ng processor , ang bilis convenient sa trabaho, easy to uesd pa..

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Rialyn8888

  • Review by Rialyn8888
  • Jun 27, 2014
Design 4.0
Portability 4.0
Operability 4.0
Response 4.0
Display 4.0
Listenability 4.0
Battery 4.0
Total 4.0

KitKat

Operating system is okay and also the KitKat android version is also updated, thats why i really like the features of this one, Improvements of the design and their product is very latest especially the features that they bring..Portability is check and the full HD display is very bright and sharp i really like it so much..Basta yung akin lang gumagana yung internet nito tsaka call and text function ayos na ako doon kontento na ako sa quality ng phone nato ..It build really a high quality phone for LG and thats what i like it..

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Nov 18, 2013
Design 3.0
Portability 4.0
Operability 5.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 3.0
Battery 3.0
Total 4.0

Cheap.

I will compare it to the previous model Xerpia Z.

[Design]
Not bad. It's not as good as Z, thought.
It looks cheap somewhat.

[Portability]
Great. Light.
However, it's harder to hold than new Fujitsu and Sharp models.
This is because the front is bigger than the back.
But it's better than Z, and you don't drop it so easily.

[Buttons]
Easy to push. You don't have to worry about it.

[Response]
I think this is the main attraction of this model.
I don't think I can go back to Z after this.
When I touched Z1 at a store, I thought this one was better.
I want to give 10 stars.

[Screen display]
The screen setting is auto, and it's bright and easy to see.
No problems with angles. It's better than Z.

[Call quality]
It's better than Z, which is water proof, but I think it's normal.

[Ringtones, music]
This is the biggest fault of this model.
The volume is too small.
You can't expect good sound quality while you listen to music. (I use a Walkman.)

[Battery]
It's slightly better than Z, but it goes down fast.
If you need to use it for a long time, you should carry a mobile battery.
As it's not water proof, I like it that it has no USB cap.

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Nov 21, 2013
Design 4.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 4.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 3.0
Battery 3.0
Total 4.1

My first smartphone. Impressions 6 days after purchasing it.

[Portability]
Light, small, and easy to carry.

[Design]
I like its simple appearance. I won't get tired of it.

[Portability]
Light! Can't believe this is a 5-inch device.
How easy it is to hold.

[Button operation]
The physical buttons are only power and volume.
Both are easy to push, but I wish they would give more feeling of click.

[Response]
Better than expected. Great touch sensitivity.
With Nexus 7(2012) and MeMO Pad HD7, it gets stuck while scrolling, but this model is very smooth.

[Menu]
I have been using 2 Androids, so I'm quite used to it.

[Screen display]
As for letter recognition, it's not dramatic, but I can read small prints on Twitter and email without glasses.
I'm surprised how beautiful the skin of Nora Jones and Diana Krall look in videos.

[Ringtones, call quality]
Many have said the volume is not sufficient, but it's good enough for me.
The sound quality is the earphone is better than I expected.
However, the speaker is monaural and small.
It's not suited for videos or music, but it's fine with background music while I check timeline.

[Battery]
Compared to ASUS MeMO Pad HD7, it goes down fast.
But when it's fully charged, you can go out for 1 day.
I recommend Qi charging.
I use Panasonic QE-TM101.
You can charge it with the jacket on.

[Camera]
It's much more than a toy camera.
I haven't really used it well, but I'm satisfied with photos I take during walks and on bright afternoons.
Especially, warm colors are wonderful.
I have checked the HDR effects as well. They're great.
I want to use functions such as optical shake suppression, exposure correction, W/B, and low-speed continuous shooting.
The latest version (2.0.001) comes with the camera app on HTC one.

[Memory capacity]
I thought 16GB would be too small, but if you use NAS and crowd, you don't have to sacrifice the easiness of use.
I hit the jackpot with my first smartphone.

Good Review

Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Nov 28, 2013
Design 5.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 5.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 5.0
Battery 4.0
Total 4.9

Switched from HTCJ

[Design]
Simple is best. I wanted something like it.
[Portability]
For a 5-inch monitor, it's light and compact.
[Button operation]
It's easy to use.
[Response]
Best. I realized how good a simple Android can be!
[Menu]
Easy to use.
[Screen display]
The old HTCJ had low resolutions, so it has improved a lot.
[Call quality]
Easy to hear.
[Ringtones, music]
The volume should be louder.
[Battery]
I could use more capacity.
[General comments]
Completely satisfied. You won't regret buying it.

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Nov 30, 2013
Design 2.0
Portability 3.0
Operability 4.0
Response 5.0
Display 4.0
Listenability 4.0
Battery 2.0
Total 3.4

It's hardly innovative, and as a tool, I hesitate to recommend it...

[Design]
It's thin and round, so it slips into any place and ease to use, but on the other hand, it easily drops from a pocket.
Even it would make it ugly, I want to use a strap, but it has no holes for it.
(I want to hang it around my neck and keep it in my pocket.
That's the best considering mobility.)

[Portability]
Considering functionality including battery capacity, the size is about right.
(Not good or bad, just normal. Even though it uses the latest OS, the hardware is nothing innovative.)

[Button operation]
For better or worse, there are only 3 external buttons.
Operability is excellent.
(Maybe you should expect this much as it doesn't have many buttons).

[Response]
No complaints. But except for web browsing.
( I haven't done anything complicated. It should have enough capacity.)

[Menu]
Ordinary. I can't say it's excellent.

[Screen display]
I haven't adjusted the screen yet, but it looks pretty.

[Talk quality]
No issues.
It fits right into my ear, so for a new model, I should rate it highly.

[Ringtones, music]
No rating. I don't use them.

[Battery]
I don't want to worry about it at least for 1 night, 2 days.
Right now it gets me worried.
Even though other devices are no better, I wish they could innovate technology further.
I keep chargers at home and with me, and it's comfortable.
On the other hand, it takes long to get charged.
However, the wireless charger is great to use.
(It is sold separately).

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Dec 4, 2013
Design 5.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 4.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 5.0
Battery 3.0
Total 4.6

Great cost performance!

[Design]
I like its simplicity.
[Portability]
Thin and easy to hold.
[Button operability]
As for Manner Mode, iPhone's switch type is easy to use.
[Response]
It works briskly. It seems faster than iPhone 5 with iOS7.
[Menu]
I like Android's simple one.
[Screen Display]
The full HD LCD is bright enough and beautiful.
[Talk quality]
I use Softbank's line. No problem.
[Ringtones, music]
I'm not fond of the default tone.
[Battery]
It doesn't last long, but it's about the same as iPhone5.

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Dec 13, 2013
Design 4.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 4.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 4.0
Battery 3.0
Total 4.3

Completely satisfied

[Portability]
It's extremely light.
It weights as much as the Galapagos I was using until yesterday, but it feels lighter because the body is thinner.
[Response]
It works briskly.
Connected to Bluetooth, it's faster than my previous smartphone, and I use it to type meeting minutes.
[Menu]
High degree of freedom.
This device has only 16 giga, but as it has no unnecessary programs, it has plenty of room.
[Music]
The speaker is not good.
My daughter's iPhone 5c is clearly better.
But thorough the ear phone, the sound quality is ok, specially bass.
[Battery]
It doesn't have much room.
After I browse webs all day, it's gone.

[General comments]
I'm very satisfied as the device and monthly communication fees are reasonably priced despite its high functionality.
I'm being charged 21 yen per 30 seconds, but if you contract Rakuten's service (easy to use, highly recommended), you get 50% off and you can use the same line.
You should consider this model first if you want to the cheapest smartphone there is on the market.
I hope this device will turn into an agent of change in the industry known for mysteriously expensive fees, bringing out the sim free era.

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Dec 15, 2013
Design 4.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 4.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability -
Battery 3.0
Total 4.3

I have been using it since yesterday.

Impression on using it in one day.
[Design] I made it into color white, and I really recommend it.

[Phone description] It's light and cheap.
It's the best.
You wouldn't think that it's 5 inches.

[Button Operation] You can push it normally.

[Response] Watching YouTube is also fast.

[Menu] It's easy to manage.

[Screen Display] It's clear.

[Phone Call Sound Quality] I haven't tested it.

[Ringtone and Music] It very normal.

[Battery] It's a little bad.

[General Comment] It's an equipment that can be recommended.

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Dec 16, 2013
Design 4.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 4.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 3.0
Battery 4.0
Total 4.3

I wish I could use it for 2,515 yen monthly not just 2 years but forever...

[Design]
It would have been better if the back was flat up until the camera.

[Portability]
It is thin and light and it has 5-inch large screen.
If I compare it with the same 5-inched Xperia Z1, it is...

[Button operation]
The buttons are only used for the power and volume so it is easy to understand.
However, I wish they made a mute function with "holding down the volume button".

[Response]
Everything is smooth and fast.
There is a word of difference between this and Galapagos smartphones.
(It is inferior compared to Galapagos' flagship smartphones relative to the benchmark tests, but when it comes to the regular operations, its response is sufficient enough.)

[Menu]
I wish the drawer were easier to use.
(At least I need a function to switch them around.)

[Screen display]
In the LCD field, LG is as big as Samsung.
So personally I have no complaints.

[Talk quality]
I haven't talked yet, so no rating.

[Ringtones, music]
I need more volume. Also, maybe because it's monaural, the sound quality is somewhat lacking.

[Battery]
Compared to the one I used to use (3,020mAh), its capacity is approximately 30% smaller, so it doesn't last as long, but it lasts at least 1 day for normal usage.
I wish it had at least 3,000mAh, but it's a trade-off with the thickness and weight.

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Dec 20, 2013
Design 5.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 5.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 4.0
Battery 5.0
Total 4.9

It's a bit regrettable, but I'm very satisfied!

Today I bought it at a large retail shop to update models and went to Hitachi's e-mobile shop to transfer my telephone directory.
Then I found out that it was free for a new contract.
I wish I had known about it because I didn't need to keep the phone number.
But it's ok because it was cheap to begin with.
So tomorrow I will buy one for my wife.
I wish it were narrower, but I can still tolerate its design.
Its operability is excellent, and this line is extremely fast.
Processing speed is extremely fast!
I compared it to a friend's iPhone 5 by opening a map and Nexus 5 works much more briskly.
So I'm very satisfied.

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Dec 21, 2013
Design 4.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 5.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 5.0
Battery 5.0
Total 4.9

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[Design]
Personally I like its simple design.

[Portability]
For a 5-inch device, this thickness has no issue.

[Button operability]
No problem.

[Response]
Brisk. Best.

[Menu]
I love its simplicity.

[Screen display]
Pretty and east to see.

[Phone quality]
No problem.

[Ringtones, music]
No problem.

[Battery]
It can't be helped as the body is thin.
You need it charge it every day.
After I use it for Puzzle and Dragons, YouTube, and news during breaks and go home in the evening, I have about 20% left.

[General comments]
After a week, I haven't had any problems.
It works briskly, the screen is beautiful, and its cost performance is excellent.
If it's still in stock around this busy year's end/New Year season, you should get it.

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Review in Kakaku.com

  • Review by Japanese user
  • Dec 22, 2013
Design 3.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 4.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 5.0
Battery 5.0
Total 4.6

It's a smartphone you can depend on as a sturdy tool.

[Design]
It's not beautiful.
Unaffected and sincere.
You get what you paid for.
I don't care about it as I use it inside a case.

[Portability]
As a 5-inch smartphone, it fits into the palm of your hand.
Great portability.
It helps that it's thin and light.

[Button operability]
Slightly too light. With the case on, I don't push them by mistake.
Even if I did, it wouldn't affect much because it's only power and volume.

[Response]
It takes time to go home when I switch from one app to home, but other than that great response.
I'm impressed with the progress Android has made.
I compared it to iPhone.

[Menu]
I have used only pure Android, so no problem.
I use the default setting.

[Screen display]
The LCD is brighter and finer than that of iPhone.

[Phone quality]
I heard it clear. A phone call was made from iPhone.

[Ringtones, music]
I have no expectations, so no problem.

[Battery]
I don't go into details, but you can use it for at least 1.5 days.
It's much better than iPhone as I have been charging it twice a day lately.

[General comments]
Satisfaction: 5 out of 5.
Those who complain about this device do not understand its purpose.
They should keep using their Galapagos smartphone or iPhone.
If it were a car, it would be Corolla.
It's simple and dependable.
It's simple in a good sense.

Good Review

Janine Canamo

  • Review by Janine Canamo
  • Jan 30, 2014
Design 5.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 5.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 5.0
Battery 5.0
Total 5.0

works fast with no lagging

I had a good feeling for this phone,the processor really works fast i can easily connect to the internet with no lagging.The display features looks great and its produce a better sounds which is best for playing musics and videos...:)

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Melchor Garcia

  • Review by Melchor Garcia
  • Jan 9, 2014
Design 5.0
Portability 5.0
Operability 5.0
Response 5.0
Display 5.0
Listenability 5.0
Battery 5.0
Total 5.0

Standard and smartness

It has standard and smartness performance,plus beautiful stylish design with fantastic features display ,it can also use as multi task mobile phone because of its high quality performance.

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