CURIOUS

I’ve had my phone for nearly four years now. My Nexus 5 is easily the best phone I’ve ever had. The combination of price, size, computing power, and durability has made this one of the best values for anything I’ve spent my money on.

I’m curious though as how much longer I can use this phone. The only thing about it that bothers me currently is that it has this frustrating habit of losing the wifi connection and then switching to cellular data, then connecting to wifi again less than a second later. It wouldn’t be so bad if this was seamless transition but when my phone loses its wifi connection, it takes up to 30 seconds to realize it has no connection and that it needs to switch to cellular data. During those 30 seconds or so, my phone has no data connection so all apps that require data just get into a failure state. If I’m in the middle of a download or refreshing a page, post, or thread, all of that gets interrupted. It’s very frustrating.

I’m not sure what the root cause of this is. For my phone, the wifi antenna is actually part of the back cover. I’ve actually replaced this cover quite recently but the problem persists. Sometimes the disconnections happen once a day or less. For the last several days, it disconnects every two minutes it seems.

Is this the thing that finally forces me to get a new phone?

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