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Nexus 5 redesigned to fix issues with speaker and hardware buttons

News by Andrew Kameka on Friday December 13, 2013.

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Google has already issued a software update to address one of the biggest reasons to complain about the Nexus 5, the spotty camera performance, but it appears to have worked with LG to fix another - the underwhelming speaker.

The Nexus 5 has a single speaker that earns low marks for volume and sound quality. Some Nexus 5 owners report that they noticed that more recent builds of the device have slightly larger holes in the speaker grill. A side-by-side comparison reveals that the openings on the more recent Nexus 5 units are slightly but noticeably bigger than the early batch of phones that first went on sale in November. The difference isn't earth-moving, but it allows for more sound to emerge from the grill.

According to the XDA Forum members who noticed the change, the volume and power buttons also feel firmer and the screen has more of a "yellow" tint to it. My Nexus 5 had a weak speaker but the buttons and display were fine. It appears as though LG and Google have made subtle changes to its manufacturing process or supply line in order to address early complaints about the Nexus 5.

source: XDA Developers Forum

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