Google Nexus 5

 
LG Nexus 5
LG Nexus 5
LG Nexus 5

 
Overview
 

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The Design: Well constructed matt plastic body that fits well in the hand.
 
The Display: 5.0", True HD IPS, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 445 ppi pixel density.
 
The Camera: 8MP camera, F2.4 aperture with optical image stabilization, dual recording, HDR, 1080p full HD video recording @30fps, 1.3MP front-facing camera.
 
The Audio: The speaker is located at the bottom of the phone and produces an average sound quality and loudness.
 
The Call Reception & Quality: Both good.
 
The Battery: Capacity: 2300 mAh. Talk time: Up to 17 hours for 3G. Standby time: Up to 300 hours for 3G.
 
The UI Speed: Smooth and fast, with no lag even with several demanding applications open in the background.
 
The Overall Experience:

The LG Nexus 5 is one of the best value Android phones available and offers powerful internal specs, a good screen and a decent camera. The 2300mAh battery will get though the whole day on light to light-medium use, but a charge will be required for anything more. Shopping with Android Kitkat, some users, especially developers and tech enthusiasts will appreciate the stock Android experience and the phone will be the first to receive future Android OS updates. The lack of expandable storage means we would definitely recommend the 32GB over the 16GB option.

 
Design
88%


 
Display
92%


 
Camera
81%


 
Audio
76%


 
Call Reception & Quality
90%


 
Battery
75%


 
UI Speed
93%


 
Overall Experience
91%


 
Value
94%


 
Total Score
87%


User Rating
1 total rating

 

Positives


Large, high resolution display, powerful internal specs, ships with latest version of Android, great value.

Negatives


Non-removable battery, non-expandable storage, battery life not great, very average camera.


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Posted November 27, 2013 by

 
How To Buy
 
 

Things to Consider

Though the Google Nexus 5 (sometimes called the LG Nexus 5) is a modern smartphone, everyone has different preferences when it comes to what they want from a smartphone.  With that in mind, here are the top things we believe you should be aware of before buying the Nexus 5:

  • The plastic body of the phone is prone to cracking and scratching if dropped, put in a pocket with metal coins or keys, or handled roughly. We therefore recommend you invest in a case and screen protector (see accessories)
  • The back of the phone is non-removable which means that you can’t expand the storage, can’t replace the battery and repairs are more difficult and expensive than on most other phones, especially without specialist tools
  • The Google Nexus 5 comes with a stock Android OS without any manufacturer UI overlays such as HTC Sense, Samsung Touchwiz. This gives it a more simple, pure Google Android experience which some users prefer
  • The Google Nexus 5 uses a micro-SIM
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