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The Google Nexus 5 - Our Review
Hot on the heels of Google’s announcement a couple of weeks ago, the LG Nexus 5 is already in stock and available to buy. The Nexus 5 offers a top end mobile phone but at very competitive prices, it also boasts some brilliant specs and features so here’s the lowdown on Google’s newest flagship phone.
The Nexus 5 certainly offers a premium Android smartphone with its sleek good looks and powerful and fast interior. Manufactured by LG in partnership with Google, who are responsible for the design and the software, the Nexus 5 runs on the very latest Android KitKat 4.4 operating system. The Nexus 5 comes in a choice of black or white and the stunning screen measures 4.95-inches and offers a True HD IPS with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 pixels per inch). As well as it’s slim build, the Nexus 5 is also pretty light and weighs just 130 grams thanks to its smooth plastic casing. It’s also pretty robust with Corning GorillaGlass 3 used for the touch screen display and the narrow bezels means that the handset measures under 5.5-inches in total.
Inside the cover, the Nexus 5 really impresses with a Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a hard working 2300mAh battery which combine to make a very fast smartphone. It comes with either 16 or 32GB of onboard memory which is non-expandable. It’s also 4G compatible.
On the rear is a decent 8-megapixel camera which comes with optical image stabilisation and the front-facing camera is 1.3-megapixels. It boasts a HDR (high dynamic range) function which essentially takes several shots using different exposures and combines them to make one high quality photo.
The Nexus 5 is one of the first smartphones to run on Android Kitkat and it gives users access to over 1m Android apps in the Google Play store. Google Now is a prominent feature of Android Kitkat and offers all the advantages of a virtual personal assistant and incorporates various personal information from your Gmail account, contacts and diary etc to speed up and anticipate Google search requests.