The Nexus 5, developed by Google in collaboration with LG, was one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of 2013. Given its particularly attractive off contract price point and impressive specifications, the device was very well received. While there exist no major issues with the batch of Nexus 5 units already shipped to hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, it appears that subtle hardware revisions have been made which are noticeable on recently shipped units. The revisions tend to scattered complaints of “rattling” volume and power buttons, muffled sound through speakers and a protruding SIM tray.


A member over at the XDA Forums has posted pictures comparing the revised version with its predecessor. There are no major noticeable changes simply because none have been made. However, the revised unit is said to have more rigid volume and power buttons, enhanced speaker grill holes and a SIM tray that is now much more flushed with the Nexus 5’s body. Subtle revisions aren’t unusual, a lot of companies make such minor changes to the hardware if there are recurring reports of a particular issue. Nothing else has been changed, and should Nexus 5 owners chose to return their units which face the problems mentioned above, it is quite likely that they’ll be given the revised version, because all new batches being shipped right now will come with these changes.

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