Its Finally Here. The wait has been long with rumors, leaked specs, photos, videos you name it but the public has been eagerly awaiting the latest iteration from Google. The Google Nexus 5 has them working once again with LG as they did with the Nexus 4 and brings the tasty Kit Kat aka Android 4.4 alongside with it.
Since they are working with LG, of course we are going to see similar specs such as that beefy Snapdragon 800 Qual Core processor running with 2GB RAM, 5-inch IPS HD Display coated with Gorilla Glass 3 and bringing a thin bezel as well we seen on the LG G2. The camera while utilizing Optical Image Stabilization is only 8MP compared to the 13MP on the G2. Of course megapixel numbers doesn’t always mean something(look at the iPhone 5S) so I’m interested to see how picture taking is going to turn out. Google has created software to help out with that called HDR+ and is supposed to work in various conditions that were once challenging such as low light, dark or even too bright areas.
Being that this is a Nexus device, Google wants your hands on everything they have created so expect revamped updates to apps such as Hangouts(which will include texting), Google Maps, and others. Such as Touchless Controls as seen on the Moto X, that formula will be used on the Nexus 5 and all you have to say is “Ok, Google”. Google Now will be fully accessible whenever you need by just swapping to the left of your screen.
Android KitKat 4.4 is set to make your overall phone experience enjoyable again. It will have Caller ID by Google, which is great so even if you don’t have someone in your contact list it will search local listings with Google Maps and help obtain a name.
The greatest thing about the Nexus 5 is its available as you read this if you haven’t already purchased it already. If not you can either get it from the Google Play Store in 16GB for $349.99 or 32GB for $399 in either colors Black or White. It is set to be released on other carriers such as T-Mobile & Sprint in the upcoming weeks but no pricing as been announced yet.
Check out some specs and video of the Nexus 5 by Google and LG below
Screen: 4.95” 1920×1080 HD display (445 ppi)Full HD IPS, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Size: 69.17×137.84×8.59 mm
Cameras: 1.3MP front facing, 8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization
Audio: Built-in speaker, 3.5mm stereo audio connector
Memory:16GB or 32GB internal storage
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHz
GPU: Adreno 330, 450 MHz
RAM: 2GB RAM
Wireless: Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Network 2G/3G/4G LTE:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
Rest of World:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8
LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
Power: 2300 mAh, Talk time up to 17 hours, Standby time up to 300 hours, Internet use time up to 8.5 hrs Wi-Fi, 7 hrs LTE Wireless charging built-in
Sensors: GPS, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure, Hall Effect
Ports & Connectors: microUSB, SlimPort™ enabled, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, dual microphones, ceramic power and volume buttons
OS: Android KitKat, 4.4