Google's Nexus 5 goes on sale
This entry was posted on Friday, November 1, 2013.
Google's latest instalment of its Nexus series of pure Android phones is up for sale. As always, the Nexus 5 runs the latest version of Android, which is KitKat.
Nexus 5 sports a bigger screen than the Nexus 4. The 5 inch 1080p display is gorgeous and had a pixel density of 445 ppi. The Corning Gorilla glass 3 layer keeps the screen safe from scratches. The bezels around the screen have been kept to a minimum, which makes the screen look even bigger.
Nexus 5 uses the latest Snapdragon 800 processor, which ensures a very snappy performance. The devices runs blazing fast and has no lag whatsoever. It comes with a 2300 mAh battery which is non removable. The battery is good enough to hold up to a full day of use, but not more than that.
Nexus 5 fallse behind its competitors in the camera department. It has a 8 MP camera with optical image stabilization, but the results are nothing to get too excited about. It also has an HDR+ feature which is not very different from the usual HDR, though it gives slightly better results.
The USP of Nexus devices has always been the software that it comes with. The Nexus 5 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat in its purest form. KitKat has a bunch of improvements and optimizations which make it feel quite different and quicker than Android 4.3. There are a lot of subtle UI changes that have made the Android experience much cleaner than before.
The Nexus 5 is available unlocked at an exciting price of $349 for the 16 GB model, while the 32 GB model costs $399.