Google Nexus 5

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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.

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By TechSpot on 85

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.

By PCMag on 90

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.

By AnandTech on

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 90

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 cases, more...

By GSMArena on

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 pure Android...

By IT Pro Portal on 90

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...

By EuroGamer on

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 87

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.

By PCAdvisor on 90

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.

By TheTelegraph on 80

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.

By Gizmodo on 90

We'll let the question of the Moto X loom in the air, but we'd definitely take the Nexus 5 over the HTC One or Galaxy S4 or Droid Maxx. If you're into specs or if you're an Android purist, then this is definitely the phone for you.

By IBTimes on 90

If you are still confused whether you should upgrade to a Google Nexus 5 coming from being a Nexus 4 user, then you need not to think twice. This one pack with high quality and affordability all mixed up well and right.

By TheGadgetShow on 90

The Google Nexus 5 is an excellent choice if you want a high-end Android phone but don't want to spend £500. It has a great screen, great software and as much power as the top-end Androids. It doesn't have the best camera or the best battery life, but it's top value if you’re buying SIM-free nonetheless - let’s just hope contract offerings will prove as affordable.

By cnet on 87

Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.

By TrustedReviews on 90

The Google Nexus 5 is the high-end Android phone bargain of the year. Aside from a slightly anemic battery it offers everything phones costing £200 more do.

By The Verge on

In this review of the Nexus 5, I will attempt to answer one simple question: is Google capable of making a flagship, best-in-class smartphone it can sell for $349 off-contract? And I don't just mean a nice, okay, swell, good, decent,...

International Review By TeknoKulis on 85

Safkan Android tecrübesi sunan Nexus 5, ilk olarak Google'ın Android 4.4 KitKat için yayınladığı videoda ortaya çıkmıştı. Bir Google çalışanı tarafından kullanılan "Gizemli cihaz" olarak birçok yere haber oldu. Daha sonrasında ise hakkındaki iddialar...

International Review By Tecnologici on

Non iniziamo mai dalle conclusioni, ma per il Nexus 5 faremo un'eccezione: Nexus 5 è il miglior smartphone nella fascia di prezzo in cui è venduto . Rispondiamo anche ad una domanda: è il migliore in assoluto ed è perfetto? No.Fatta questa doverosa...

International Review By consumentenbond.nl on

Voor een niet al te hoog bedrag koop je met de Nexus 5 een 'high end', groot formaat smartphone met een topscherm en het nieuwste Android besturingssyteem: 4.4. Android op de Nexus heeft bovendien een goede kans op updates in de toekomst omdat er geen...

International Review By array.se on

Nexus-serien fortsätter att leverera. Mina förhoppningar innan enheten presenterades var dock betydligt högre och jag har stundvis svårt att förstå vem Nexus-serien vänder sig till. Initialt var serien ämnad mot utvecklare, som en referensmodell. Men...