|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 - North America version|
|3G Network||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 900 - North America version|
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - North America version|
|LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600|
|Status||Available. Released 2013, November|
|BODY||Dimensions||137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||130 g (4.59 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.95 inches (~445 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Internal||16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps|
|Speed||DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere|
|Secondary||Yes, 1.3 MP|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|- Wireless charging|
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player
- Image/video editor
- Document editor
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||(2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)|
|Talk time||(2G) / Up to 17 h (3G)|
The phone just arrived in the mail today. the 32GB version costs $399 from the Google play store.
It runs on the new Google OS, KitKat, and has an IPS 5" screen.
Out of the Box.
The Nexus 5 is not too big. Compared to my Xperia, it has a bigger screen, but still comfortable to hold and use. The Nexus 5 looks pretty plan and simple. However, it does feel very slippery. Even though it feels well built and not as plastic as it looks, the phone feels a little slippery, but not as bad that it will fall out of your hands easily. I've placed the phone on a slightly sloped surface and the phone slides around more than my Xperia.
On the left, there is a rocker for volume, on the right, there is a power button and the MicroSim Slot. On the top, there is a regular headphone jack and the bottom there is a Nano-USB slot.
I was quite disappointed that the Nexus 5 does not have a Micro-SD Card slot. So getting the 32GB seems essential, as I have quite a bit of music which I want to access without downloading constantly.
Nexus 5 seems to have all bells and whistles all modern phones should have.
1) Wireless Charging
2) Bluetooth 4.0
4) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
The IPS full HD screen is simply beautiful. 1080 x 1920 pixels, very sharp, very beautiful.
KitKat Android 4.4
Android 4.4 on Nexus 5 is smooth and fast. "Ok Google" is a phrase to use to get Nexus 5 to search Google, however, this does not work when the screen is off or phone is locked or in the middle of an app. I've tried using the voice recognition, and it works very well, but
Overall, Android 4.4 is like a better Jellybean, some minor improvements, and on Nexus 5, it seems to work well.
The 8MP camera is ok. The camera interface is like the one on Android 4.3, but with an added feature -- HDR.
I've used the camera but not as impressed as the one on Nokia 925 or 1020.
For its price, Nexus 5 is really value for money.
Rating 8/10 (Would be better if it had micro-SD slot and a better camera system)
-- Robin Low