For several months we heard that Google was preparing the Nexus 5. And while most fans of this brand expected the new generation of Google phones to appear at some big event, with a lot of pomp, Google had other plans and unveiled the Nexus 5 without any announcement. Instead of the expected, at a meeting with media representatives, the company presented its latest and best device, which definitely puts Google (or LG) in the list of manufacturers that can boast of the highest class devices. It is interesting, but at the same time expected, that the new Android 4.4 KitKat arrived with the new phone.
What first catches the eye is the fact that the Nexus 5 was rebuilt by LG, despite the fact that Google has already secured a hardware department for itself by buying it from Motorola. All in all, the key features of the new Nexus are a larger screen, which is now 4.95 inches. Then, there’s the far faster Snapdragon 800 processor, as well as an LTE connection. Prices for purchases through the Google Play Store are already known, and the one for the 16GB version is 349, or $ 399 for the more memory-rich version with 32GB.
Nexus 5 design and screen
At first glance, the Nexus 5 again exudes minimalism. The only thing that stands out from the smooth edges and surfaces are the LG and Nexus logos. Unlike the previous generation, the Nexus 5 brings a slightly softer and matte finish-covered wallpaper, which should bring less slipping of the phone out of your hands. The phone measures 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm and weighs 130 grams, which means that the Nexus 5 has lost weight compared to the Nexus 4 model.
The phone will come in two standard colors (white and black), and for an additional fee it will be possible to take the edges in several different colors (including orange and gray).
The Nexus 5 brings the largest screen in the entire family to date. With the aforementioned almost 5 inches, this screen offers a much more comfortable display of content, but also a fantastic 445 pixels per inch. The screen comes in True HD IPS Plus technology with an excellent resolution of 1080 × 1920 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 scratch protection. How far Nexus has progressed can be best seen by the fact that the previous Nexus had 1280 × 768 pixels and “only” 320 pixels per inch.
Nexus 5 specification
The new Google star is a real beast. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor offers a whopping 2.26GHz, which is equivalent to LG’s best model – the LG G2. If you thought the great tandem of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One is unbeatable, we’ll reassure you if we tell you that they run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. In addition, the Nexus 5 also has a very useful 2GB of RAM. So, the Nexus 5 is dangerously pretending to be one of the most efficient phones on the market, but we will be able to talk more about that only when it reaches us.
The new Nexus “five” is equipped with a 2300mAh battery, which will have the ability to charge wirelessly. When it comes to connections, the biggest change is the presence of an LTE connection, which was missing on the previous model.
Nexus 5 camera
The combination of 8 and 1.3MP is certainly not something that will warm our hearts and fill our lungs, but Google claims that it has made a lot of improvements here, primarily in the form of optical stabilization, but also a small gyroscope housed in the camera lens. a very important role without which there can be no photograph of any more serious quality. However, the first information from San Francisco says that the photos are not very impressive.
Nexus 5 and Android KitKat
Given that the Nexus 5 does not have a microSD slot, it is very important that the new KitKat takes up incomparably less space than previous versions. According to Google, KitKat “requires” only 512MB of memory, which is about 15% less than Jelly Bean. In terms of upgrades, there are better dialer and search options, as well as better voice search and Google Now.
Nexus 5 first impression
Google and LG seem to have learned a lesson, prepared well and did a great job. The Nexus 5 delivers the best that modern mobile technology has to offer. In addition to LTE and NFC connections, the Nexus 5 has a speed of light thanks to a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. In addition, the announced price of 349 dollars seems like a real balm. The icing on the cake comes the full HD screen and the latest version of the Android OS. Kudos to the Nexus 5.