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Nexus 5

By LG
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Verge score: 7.4 Verge score: 8.6 Verge score: 8.6 Verge score: 8.0

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is an Android smartphone featuring a 6.4-inch, 1080p display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, has glass on its front and back, and is water-resistant. The Xperia Z Ultra runs Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, has handwriting support for pencils and select styli, and a rear camera with an 8-megapixel Exmor RS sensor.

Description

The latest in the popular line of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones, the Galaxy S4 ups the ante with a larger 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2600 mAh battery to match. The Google Play edition is an unlocked device featuring a stock version of Android 4.2.

The HTC One Google Play edition is a Stock Android Jelly Bean, LTE handset with an aluminum unibody construction and features a 4.7-inch, 1080p display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core 1.7GHz processor. It comes with front- and rear-facing 1080p cameras with an f/2 aperture and optical image stabilization.

The latest in a line of smartphones made for Google to be part of its Nexus smartphone portfolio, the Nexus 5 by LG takes the screen size up to nearly 5-inches with a sharp 1080p resolution, and also brings the return of LTE networking to the Nexus phone line not seen since the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Dec. 10, 2013
  • Price at launch: $649.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 26, 2013
  • Price at launch: $599.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 26, 2013
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 31, 2013
  • Price at launch: $349.00
  • Height: 7.06 inches
  • Width: 3.63 inches
  • Thickness: 0.26 inches
  • Weight: 0.47 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, Purple, White

Hardware

  • Height: 5.38 inches
  • Width: 2.75 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 5.41 inches
  • Width: 2.69 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.32 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Silver
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Height: 5.43 inches
  • Width: 2.72 inches
  • Thickness: .34 inches
  • Weight: .29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White / Black
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 6.44 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 342
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.99 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGBG (PenTile)
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 441
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 468
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.95 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 445
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Connectivity

  • CDMA: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 700, 1900
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 100 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 50 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AllShare
  • Other carriers: Factory Unlocked
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 700
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • GSM: Yes
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 800
  • Model: MSM8974
  • Clock speed: 2.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 600
  • Clock speed: 1.9 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 600
  • Clock speed: 1.7 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 800
  • Clock speed: 2.3 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330
  • RAM size: 2 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 4 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sony
  • Launch OS version: 4.4

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.2.2
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.2
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.4
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
Compass (Magnetometer), Accelerometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Infrared
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Infrared
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 3000 mAh

Battery

  • Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Yes
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