LG Nexus 5

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: Oct. 31, 2013
  • Price at launch: $349.00

What You Need To Know

  • Wireless charging built in
  • First smartphone to run Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Pricing is for unlocked, off-contract phone sales

Verge Review

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, better-than-the-last-one phone. I mean a phone that stacks up against the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, HTC One, or Lumia 1020. A phone that people want to buy. A phone that can win hearts and minds. I'm asking this question because I believe Google is asking the same...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .34 inches
Weight .29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.95 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.4

Tech Specs

Hardware
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)
Display
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
Connectivity
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
Processor
Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon 800
Clock speed 2.3 GHz
Number of cores 4
GPU
Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model Adreno 330
Memory
RAM size 2 GB
Storage
Internal size 16 GB, 32 GB
External No
Front Camera
Resolution 1.3 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Rear Camera
Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Software
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.4
Interface
Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 2300 mAh
Wireless charging Yes
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