Will Verduzco · Dec 13, 2013 at 07:30 am

LG Adjusts Google Nexus 5 Production to Fix Speaker and Button Issues

For the most part, the  is an utterly fantastic device—and an even better value. The device delivers top tier specs, as well as the latest and greatest in Android, all in a slim and attractive package.

While the Nexus 5 is largely a success, not everything is perfect with the device. At launch, the device suffered from a dreadfully slow camera and many also complained about a low speaker volume. Thankfully, Google took care of the former with an update to Android 4.4.1, and the latter was initially conquered by XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler with great results.

Now thanks to XDA Forum Member shinral, we’ve learned that LG and Google have adjusted production on the device to fix the low speaker volume and loose button issues. The speaker volume fix comes in the form of larger holes in the speaker and microphone grilles, and the loose button fix comes from smaller and tighter-fitting button openings.

You can learn more about the differences over in the original thread. What are your thoughts on these production run adjustments? As an owner of a “first generation” Nexus 5, I must admit to feeling a little envious of new owners receiving updated units. However, even the original, flawed run produced an outstanding value.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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