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# 159891 16-Dec-2014 13:48
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Have really enjoyed my Nexus 5 but it's had an awful time with cracked screens. Got a service refurb from Warehouse Stationery (supplier) when it had the proximity sensor issue, then screen cracked and got that replaced by phonesurgeons here in Dunedin.

I rate phonesurgeons highly - but the last replacement involved getting the screen replaced once (hardware fail - glitch / half-screen inverted!), twice (cracked on installation), thrice (dead unit supplied) and fourth screen actually working. Added up to a couple of weeks to save the difference between a $250 replacement and a new $440 unit.

So when I put my phone down on the coffee table, nodded off (4:30am flight that day) and woke up to see the screen had apparently cracked itself while I was asleep ... yeah now I'm thinking hard about replacing the screen again versus new device options.

I do like the Nexus 5 so far, apart from this fragile screen nonsense. Quite like my partner's Moto G for the dual sim (jealousy while travelling). Haven't really noticed the absence of SD slot.

I don't think I want to spend twice that on a Nexus 6! (Based on pricing I see around at present.)

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  # 1198438 16-Dec-2014 13:54
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Cheap alternative is pick up an HTC One M7 and convert to GPe for that Nexus like fix or maybe look at a Moto X 2014 

I also have a moto g and its a great phone that i really rate but you will tire of the memory management after a few weeks if you are used to a significantly faster phone

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