LGs Nexus 5 is easily one of the years best smartphones thanks to its impressive off-contract value, powerful performance and pure Android interface. But it looks like LG and Google arent satisfied with the handset, as the companies are reportedly pushing out slightly improved versions of the Nexus 5 to consumers. According to a post on XDA Developers Forum, the newer version of the Nexus 5 includes sturdier buttons and larger speaker grills. Posters on the forum pointed to issues with their Nexus 5s including loose volume and power buttons and small speaker holes. The changes to the handsets buttons should provide for a better overall build quality, while the larger speaker grills will likely improve audio performance. MORE: Best Worst Smartphone Brands 2013 During our review of the Nexus 5, we found its external speaker to be lacking compared to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which produced louder and clearer audio. We didnt however, notice any issues with the handsets build quality, as that would have been a nonstarter. In fact, our biggest complaint about the Nexus 5 was that its display looked a bit cloudy and that its camera needed some improvement. And with the release of a recent software update, the latter issue has already been addressed. If youve already purchased a Nexus 5, theres no reason to be disappointed, as the improved versions performance and display are identical to the original. That said, its nice to see that LG and Google are responding to consumer criticisms quickly. via: XDA Developers Forum Top Holiday Gift Ideas 2013 Top Smartwatch Gifts Smartphone Buyers Guide 2013: 7 Things You Need to Know Copyright 2013 LAPTOP Magazine, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.