Google Nexus 5
The Nexus 5 is a the latest flagship smartphone in the Google Nexus family. The Nexus 5 ships with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and features a 4.95-inch full HD IPS display covered in Gorilla Glass 3 that operates at 1,920 x 1,080 (445 PPI), a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 4G LTE connectivity.
LTE for multiple carriers.
Sleek and solid build.
Google Now is great.
Screen is dimmer than its competitors.
The camera struggles under auto settings.
Android 4.4 KitKat is more conceptual than feature-rich.
Mediocre battery life.
By TechSpot on November 20, 2013
It's that time of the year again, where Google releases a new Nexus handset for those wanting a cheap yet powerful device running stock Android. 2013's Nexus is the Nexus 5, aptly named as it's both the fifth Nexus device and it packs a five-inch display.85
By PCMag on December 06, 2013
Google has delivered an impressive smartphone with the Nexus 5 from LG, an unlocked powerhouse with a palatable price and solid performance, and the new Android 4.4.1 KitKat update largely fixes the phone's initial camera problems.90
By AnandTech on December 05, 2013
Google is really so close to perfecting the Nexus as a smartphone. Nexus 5 is a huge improvement over Nexus 4, and the obvious upgrade for Nexus 4 users, it just still needs a few refinements before I can comfortably recommend it to normal smartphone shoppers.-
By Pocket-lint on November 15, 2013
There's a lot packed into the Nexus 5, particularly given the £299 and £339 pricepoints for 16GB and 32GB respectively. For that money, you get a display that rivals devices that cost some £200 more, and a chipset that is, in many...90
By GSMArena on November 13, 2013
It's a year since Google made a splash with an impressively spec'd smartphone at a bargain price. The Nexus 4 wasn't a financial success perhaps but making a profit off selling hardware is rarely the first thing on Google's mind. The...-
By itproportal.com on November 12, 2013
The Nexus 5 isn't all sunshine and rainbows. It has plenty of higher-end features like Wi-Fi support for 802.11ac, NFC, LTE, and extras like wireless charging and video out via the SlimPort microUSB connector. However, it also has a somewhat...90
By EuroGamer on November 11, 2013
However, for those of you that haven't joined the Nexus club as yet and are looking to purchase an Android phone, there really is no better option right now - especially not for under £300.-
By IGN on November 11, 2013
If you're concerned about how much your next smartphone will cost or if you'd rather not commit to another contract with your wireless provider, there is no better option.87
By PCAdvisor on November 08, 2013
Google and LG have done a fantastic job with the Nexus 5, producing a very desirable phone at an outrageously low price. It's the best value-for-money smartphone out there right now.90
By TheTelegraph on November 04, 2013
The underlying impression is that with the Nexus 5 Google is producing yet another smartphone that proves a point: its software can not only power premium devices sold for a decent price, but it can also lead the way with innovative ideas that will come to fruition in the future and probably in devices made by others. At this price, that sort of innovation is easy to get excited about.80