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Google Nexus 5

Specifications

Google Nexus 5Notebook: Google Nexus 5 (Nexus Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 349 euro
Average Score: 89.72% - very good
Average of 29 scores (from 59 reviews)
price: 98%, performance: 84%, features: 83%, display: 89% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Google Nexus 5

87% Review Google Nexus 5 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
The fifth element. As early as the Nexus 4, Google has offered a price-competitive challenge to the rest of the smartphone manufacturing world. The current hardware flagship puts its direct competitors under powerful pressure, because the Nexus 5 offers extremely high-powered hardware and Google's newest operating system - Android KitKat.
90% Google Nexus 5 review: Still a good choice despite the Nexus 6
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're reading this review and thinking about getting a Nexus 5 then hold your horses. Google has just announced the Nexus 6 (alongside the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player) as its successor. It's made by Motorola and is very similar to the Moto X 2014. However, it's not necessarily a natural upgrade, mainly because it's got a huge 5.9in screen and is supposedly going to cost a lot more than the Nexus 5. We're waiting for a price. See what's changed in our Nexus 5 vs Nexus 6 comparison.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
iPhone 5s vs Nexus 5 smartphone comparison - the best Apple smartphone against a great deal from Google
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The iPhone 5s is the best phone Apple has ever made, but on price alone it is difficult to suggest that it is a better deal than is the Nexus 5. If money is no object, however, we'd always choose the iPhone.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2014
King of the Hill
Source: Inside HW English
The current Nexus phones never aimed to be the top of the line, but were rather trying to give a pleasant user experience by offering affordable prices. Now LG and Google have outdone themselves with Nexus 5 and presented us with a device which stands shoulder to shoulder with models such as G2, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1 or HTC One.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2014
Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won six rounds to the Nexus 5's two, the Galaxy S5 is the clear winner. Featuring a more robust design, superior performance, better camera and clearer display, the Galaxy S5 outperforms the Nexus 5 in almost every way. However, with the Nexus 5 already halfway through its lifecycle as a flagship smartphone and costing close to half the price of the Galaxy S5, the Google handset does present far better value for money and is still a solid choice for any buyer on a budget.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2014
HTC One M8 vs Google Nexus 5 comparison review: which is the best Android smartphone?
Source: PC Advisor English
As we noted when we originally reviewed the Nexus 5, it has the specifications to rival flagship Android phones, but at a much lower price. For a shade under £300, you get a great smartphone with only a few compromises. One is the plastic body, another is the lack of expandable storage. The HTC One M8 may have an aluminium shell (and a choice of three colours) and feel much more like a premium phone, but you'll also pay for the privilege: £550 if you buy it outright with no contract.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2014
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Google Nexus 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Nexus 5's three, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the clear winner. Featuring a better camera, superior performance and a more rugged design, the Xperia Z1 Compact is one of the best phones currently available. But with the Nexus 5 costing a massive £150 less than the Xperia Z1 Compact and offering more than reasonable performance, the Google phone does offer buyers better value for money.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2014
100% Review: Nexus 5
Source: PC Authority English
The Nexus 5 is a superb smartphone: we like the design; it’s as powerful as they come; the screen is great; it runs the latest version of Android; and the camera – although a weak point – is capable of producing good snaps and video if you’re patient. It’s the price, however, that swings things in favour of this Android handset. At $399 for the 16GB version, and $449 for the 32GB one, it undercuts its rivals significantly. That, coupled with its all-round capabilities, help to push the Nexus 5 to the top of the PC&TA A-List.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
Nexus 5 vs Moto X comparison review: Which Google Android smartphone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you can't afford smartphones like the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1 or Nokia Lumia 1520 then the Nexus 5 and Moto X are two great alternatives. The devices have decent spec but without a premium price tag.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2014
iPhone 5S vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S4 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won three of our seven rounds the Apple iPhone 5S has taken the prize. While the S4 and Nexus 5 are still very good phones in their own right and offer better value for money, the iPhone 5S has a sturdier build, features a superior camera and comes loaded with improved security software. But with the S4's lifecycle close to its end and the newer Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to make its debut in the next few months, this could change sooner rather than later.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2014
90% Google Nexus 5 (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
The Nexus 5 is a screaming deal. The Google Play Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are no longer easy to recommend, because they cost $300 and $250 more, respectively; while they're both getting Android 4.4 KitKat very soon, they're still much more expensive, and the Nexus 5 neatly splits the size difference between the HTC One's smaller display and the Galaxy S4's wider and more difficult to hold form factor. The Nexus 5 has a faster GPU than both of them as well. But in the end, it's Nexus 5's subsidized price that's impossible to beat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Nexus 5 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Google Nexus 5 is available on the Play Store for Rs 28,990 for the 16GB model and Rs 32,990 for the 32GB model. At these prices, it’s hands-down the best value-for-money, flagship droid you’ll ever find and even more so if you can source one from the US. But is it the best Android smartphone? Definitely not. The Sony Xperia Z1, LG G2 and even the Samsung Galaxy S4 are much better Android smartphones as they offer more features and better performance right out the box. If you’re only looking for the best Android experience and timely updates are of utmost importance to you, then look no further than the Nexus 5.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPhone 5S vs Nexus 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall winner: The iPhone 5S Having won three of our rounds, the world's best business smartphone title once again goes to Apple. But – as it offers a better display, similarly top-end performance and costs half the price – it's undeniable Google is gradually gaining ground on Apple, leaving everything to play for in 2014.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2013
90% Nexus 5 Review
Source: Think Digit English
All said and done, if you want a smartphone that is well built, has the latest specifications and runs apps well, then the Nexus 5 is the smartphone for you. If the camera is a high priority or you want a smartphone that's perched at the cutting edge of chic, we think you should look elsewhere (for instance, at the HTC One or the Xperia Z1). LG has made a great flagship smartphone for Google in the Nexus 5, and even if it isn't perfect, it makes a damn good attempt at perfection.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Nexus 5 reviewed, best Googlephone to date
Source: Fudzilla English
This is without a doubt one of the best phones on the market in terms of value for money. With a €349 ($349 US) to €399 ($399 US) price depending on the region, it is a very attractive package at a fair price. Pitted against the LG G2, HTC One, Galaxy S4 it competes really well, and even scores slightly higher than some of these top 2013 phones, yet it costs less in most markets. If you don’t like bloatware and you prefer speed and fresh software versions including Android 4.4 there is really no other choice, this is the phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2013
Nexus 5 vs Moto G comparison review: Which value smartphone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 5 and Moto G are the best value for money smartphones around at the moment. Those wanting a smartphone to do basic things and aren't so bothered about specifications will do fine with the Moto G while more advanced users will benefit from the hardware on offer from the Nexus 5.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2013
85% Google Nexus 5: The TechSpot Review
Source: Techspot English
Once again, Google has managed to deliver an astonishing package for an unbelievable price tag. The Snapdragon 800 SoC, five-inch 1080p IPS display, LTE connectivity and minimalist yet functional design would all be well suited to a handset nearly twice the price, yet the Nexus 5 brings it all together for just $349. Other flagship smartphones may pack more features in one area or another, but the Nexus 5 shouldn’t be overlooked. Top-end hardware, mid-range price and the stock Google experience is a satisfying combination no matter how you look at it.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
Premium Android Experience
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Google Nexus 5 is a very powerful 5-inch device that offers a premium Android experience from just about every angle, especially if you're a power user that wants a more performance for gaming, HD video and multitasking. The Nexus 5's build quality is also top-shelf and its display is one of the nicest among the 5-inch devices currently on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2013
Google Nexus 5 video review: A flagship Android smartphone for half the price
Source: PC Advisor English
The handset is average when it comes to battery life. It will typically need charging every night unless you're a light user but wireless charging will help you keep the non-removable battery topped up. The Nexus 5 is a very desirable phone at an outrageously low price. It's the best value-for-money smartphone out there right now but doesn't have the best build, camera or battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2013
100% Google Nexus 5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
With Google Now and voice search Android has been utterly invaded by Google’s services and that makes KitKat scarily powerful. More importantly, with an understated build, terrific screen and unflappable performance, the hardware is a worthy match for the glorious Android 4.4 software. While no device bearing the Nexus name has misstepped, with the frenzy around the 5 it’s impressive to say that it lives up to the hype.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
100% Google Nexus 5 review
Source: T3 English
When we reviewed the Nexus 4 we praised LG for creating a smartphone that took a step back from being overly designed, instead letting it become a window for the main event, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Despite that this is without a doubt the best Nexus yet, it’s one of the best Android smartphones available and, in a rather odd twist, it’s probably the best phone LG has made. If we were them we’d be kicking ourselves.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Google’s Nexus 5 is a flawed phone at a great price
Source: Geek.com English
The incredible leaps made by Google’s partners this year can’t be overstated. Each manufacturer has come to the table with a thoroughly unique and compelling user experience. Sony, HTC, Samsung, and LG respectively have all done some incredible things this year. An unfortunate result to this explosion of excitement and flair is how absolutely plain that makes the Nexus 5 look right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2013
80% Google Nexus 5 review
Source: Techradar English
Although the issues we take with the Nexus 5 are considerable, they're not enough to keep us from recommending this device. One of the issues we have, which is the lackluster camera, might be resolved with a software fix. And even if it were a minor fix, it's not so bad that you'll never be able to take good photos with it. It may not have the tremendous battery life of the LG G2, or the cameras you'd find in the iPhone 5S or Lumia 1020, or the build quality of the iPhone or HTC One, but you're not going to be sacrificing much with what you're paying for the device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Google Nexus 5
Source: Laptop Mag English
Nexus phones have always been about winning over Android purists who detest software skins and carrier bloatware. That's still the case, but Google has managed to broaden that appeal with the $349 Nexus 5. For significantly less money than competing smartphones, you can walk away with an unlocked LTE handset that packs the fastest processor, a full-HD screen and handy voice-search tools in a slim and light package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Nexus 5 review: The best value smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 5 has simple and understated style – none of the spangled glass rear cover of the Nexus 4 that divided opinions and made the phone slide off anything you put it on. The black model has a nice matt soft to the touch finish plastic casing. From the off, there's also a white model but we took a look at the former.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Nexus 5 Review
Source: Slashgear English
This isn’t the only smartphone that Android will be rolling with this upcoming season, but it’s arguably the best. The Nexus 4 found its way into more than one SlashGear writer’s pocket, and it’s a device that has stood the test of time since launch for many of the same reasons that the Nexus 5 prevails: price, quality hardware, and the promise of software updates direct from Google. The potential for just such an update is, if previous Nexus devices are anything to go by, a possibility we’d bet on. In fact, with at least as much Google software support and community – whether developer, friendly hacker, or accessory maker – support as was given to the Nexus 4, it’s easy to see the Nexus 5 having massive potential for success. It’ll be interesting to see how well the Nexus line continues to compete with the carrier-subsidized smartphone world, but in the off-contract environment, the Nexus 5 simply has no equal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2013
80% Nexus 5 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Nexus 5 is a fantastic smartphone with internal specifications and software that lets it match and at times outperform phones close to double its price. However, there are a few flies in the ointment: issues with its rear camera's autofocus have robbed it of V3's hallowed five-star rating. But even with these minor issues, the Nexus 5 offers terrific value for money and top-end performance, making it the best Android business smartphone currently available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nexus 5 review
Source: It Pro English
The Nexus 5 is the pound-for-pound the best value handset available on the market. It delivers excellent performance and has a vibrant full HD display but is not perfect. LG has understandable had to cut costs in the camera department and there's no way to expand physical storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Nexus 5
Source: Wired Magazine English
The bottom line on this phone is that it’s very nice, very fast, has a very sensitive touchscreen, and pretty great battery life (we repeatedly clocked more than 9 hours with moderate to heavy use, and more than 12 when using it casually). It’s also a pretty great deal for an unlocked phone at $349 for the 16 GB, and $399 for the 32 GB. The screen is gorgeous. The camera is flawed. The photo processing is fantastic. It’s loaded up with Google brains. And mostly, it does a great job of just disappearing like a good phone should.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nexus 5 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
In absolute terms, the Nexus 5 would earns a “very good” rating, but if you factor in that it costs about half the price of high-end phones, I have to kick it up a notch. The Nexus 5 provides an excellent (pure) Android experience, with the latest features and improvements of Google’s 4.4 OS. To really understand what the Nexus 5 is about, you have to look at it from two angles.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2013
Google's Nexus 5: Best smartphone bang for your buck. There, we said it
Source: Reg Hardware English
That said, there's a simplicity and cleanness to the design that's very appealing, and a definite advantage for developers in that this phone is designed to be fiddled with. It's also very simple to crack open and replace certain parts should they fail. So, after using it for five days would I spend my own money on the Nexus 5? The answer is unequivocally yes; if you don't need the latest and greatest screen and camera and can live without removable storage, there's no better value phone out there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2013
the best phone $350 can buy Mobile
Source: Engadget English
A phone like the Nexus 5 would get our blessing even at a higher price, but the fact that you can buy it for as low as $350 makes it that much sweeter. We can't point our finger at any one feature that was clearly the victim of cost-cutting, with battery life being the only possible exception.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2013
90% Nexus 5 review: Wouldn't be as sweet without KitKat
Source: TechHive.com English
The Nexus 5 is an attractive smartphone with an appealing price that will surely persuade many people to pick one up. Though the hardware is fairly mundane, the software will draw attention. Android 4.4 KitKat represents a significant evolution in Google’s OS, and it sets the Nexus 5 apart from the rest of the Android pack. If you’re on a GSM-based carrier such as AT&T or T-Mobile, you should seriously consider making the Nexus 5 your next phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Nexus 5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Battery life could be better and the camera isn't quite as reliable as the best out there – despite being great in some respects. However, these issues seem quite minor given the phone is £100-200 cheaper than the competition. The Google Nexus 5 is the high-end Android phone bargain of the year. Aside from a slightly anaemic battery it offers everything phones costing £200 more do.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 75% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S comparison review: Google and Apple flagship smartphone meet
Source: PC Advisor English
Price is by far the biggest different between the Nexus 5 and iPhone 5S. Both firms have increase the price of their smartphone compared to the previous generation but there is a big gap between them. See also: Nexus 5: Where to buy. The Nexus 5 starts at just £299 while the iPhone 5S costs a comparatively huge £549 – both with 16 GB of storage. That's the kind of value for money which is hard to argue with but there could well be things that make you pay the extra for the iPhone so we'll look at design, hardware and software.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2013
Sony Xperia Z1 vs Nexus 5 comparison review: two high-end Android smartphones slug it out
Source: PC Advisor English
If you want to buy a SIM free smartphone, then we'd strongly advise you chose the Nexus 5, it's an amazing smartphone with top of the range specs with a ridiculously low price tag. However, if you want to take out a lengthy contract then it really is a closer contest where neither the Nexus 5 of Xperia Z1 will disappoint you.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2013
Google Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison review: Does the Nexus 5 stack up against the S4?
Source: PC Advisor English
You simply cannot beat the Nexus 5's price. Sure, the Galaxy S4 has a nicer camera and features expandable memory, but that price, coupled with the new Android OS make the Nexus 5 hard to top.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2013
HTC One vs Nexus 5 smartphone comparison review - which great Android phone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
You should buy SIM free, and therefore you should buy the Nexus 5. Both are great handsets, but the Nexus 5 is priced to shift. However, if you are likely to purchase on contract, you have a choice to make between two brilliant Android phones. Either way you'll be happy.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2013
Google Nexus 5 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
From our short time spent with the Nexus 5 it appears as though LG has lost none of that knack, creating a seamless Google experience that feels fresh even if KitKat isn't the overhaul that Apple's iOS 7 might have been. To be truly sure though we'll need to spend more time it, so stay tuned for our full Nexus 5 review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2013
Hands on: Google Nexus 5 review
Source: Techradar English
The Nexus range has taken a real step forward here. The Nexus 4 was a great option for those that don't want to spend a lot, but the handset really began to creak after too long. The Nexus 5, while a little later in the year compared to the other top-end handsets, seems to be a lot more bullet-proof in terms of being able to carry on chugging for a couple of years. And what's better is that this will cost very little to buy directly from Google, meaning many will be able to snap this up and go on a rolling SIM-only deal to give freedom to upgrade when they want.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2013
Google Nexus 5 preview
Source: Stuff TV English
The design of the Nexus 5 looks set in stone as press images of the device have appeared - and its looks are entirely in-keeping with what we've already seen. Rather than adopting the LG G2's crazy new rear-mounted controls, it has buttons on its sides – hopefully the internals will remain unchanged.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2013
Google Nexus 5 preview
Source: Stuff TV English
The reason for believing that the Nexus 5 features a fancy MEMS camera is because its camera module number – IMX179 – points to the Digital Optics' MEMS camera unit.However, Droid Life's detective work sadly casts some doubts. The model number is in fact for a Sony sensor, which just happens to be the sensor used in Digital Optic's MEMS system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2013

Foreign Reviews

LG Nexus 5
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
97% LG Nexus 5
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
97% LG Nexus 5
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
87% LG Nexus 5 (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% LG Nexus 5
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% LG Nexus 5 (32 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 85%
100% LG Nexus 5
Source: Android User - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% LG Nexus 5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
87% LG Nexus 5
Source: Android Welt - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 87% features: 92% display: 85% mobility: 76%
87% LG Nexus 5 (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%
100% Endlich Da: Das Nexus 5
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG Nexus 5
Source: c't - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
Google Nexus 5
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: extraordinary display; very good performance; convincing workmanship; pleasant haptics; moderate price; Android 4.4
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2013
90% LG Nexus 5
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Positive: attractive price; very good workmanship; satisfactory performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Günstiges High-End-Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: extensive hardware; low price; very good performance; very good display; camera with low-light function
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2013
Google Nexus 5 und Android 4.4
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Positive: good display and performance; low price Negative: mediocre camera and battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2013
84% Nexus 5 im Kurztest
Source: PC Masters German DE→EN
Positive: excellent price-performance-ratio; high-class device in every field
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
Günstiges High-End-Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: amply hardware; comparatively low price; very good performance; satisfactory display; low light camera function
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2013

Comment

Model:

Android users definitely should be giving the Google Nexus 5 a real consideration with its amazing premium tech specs packaged for very affordable price. It comes with the best processor a mobile can currently have, the Snapdragon 800 and 2 GB of RAM. So, it easily competes with the other flagship phones out there. Its Adreno 330 GPU promises to be able to run even the most resource hungry game.

It doesn't have problems running anything you throw at it. Its 5-inch 1920 by 1080 resolution IPS display makes things appear gorgeous and crisp on it. It comes with Android 4.4 KitKat and being a Google phone, it promises the latest updates will come to it first before any other. The camera is also a decent enough shooter with 8 MP and optical image stabilization.

Powering all these features is a 2300 mAh battery, which can last a day of normal use. Overall, the Nexus 5 is able to pack a great display with an amazingly fast processor at a great price. The battery is a little small compared to other flagship phones and its camera is mediocre but it gives you the best Android experience.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.0": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.13 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


89.72%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-10- 6)