Google Nexus 5 Review

North America (D820, D821)     See other variants reviews Score: 8.17/10
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Google Nexus 5 is a great Android phone launched some years ago, in 2013, which counts with an extremely powerful 2.26 GHz Quad-Core CPU, a big 5-inches multi-touch screen, an 8 megapixels back-facing camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front camera.

Google decided to power this phone using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chip, backed up by a great Quad-Core processing unit ticking at 2.26 GHz with a big 2 GB RAM memory. Graphic calculations often uses lots of CPU processing time, so this phone counts with an additional 450 MHz Adreno 330 GPU to unload the CPU. A good advantage of this cellphone is its big 32 GB internal memory and although it doesn't count with an SD memory slot, it it is more than enough to store hundreds of apps and even the largest games available nowadays without thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

This phone is very slim, being just 0.34" thick. This cellphone is only 5.43 inches long, but it manages to hold a 5 inches screen. This cellphone is available in 3 colors, black, red and white. This cellphone is much lighter than what one would expect from a device like this.

This device has two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back side camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front-facing camera. It is also able to shoot videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps. In addition, the camera has a lot of great features: flash, auto-focus, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, optical image stabilization, HDR mode and geo tagging.

Google equipped the Google Nexus 5 with a beautiful 5" screen, and a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, providing this cellphone with an amazing graphical experience. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

This phone features WiFi capability (which can be shared with other devices around, acting as a wireless modem or router), 4G LTE high speed data connection and also HSPA+ data connection, which is a lower speed 4G technology or 3G fast connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This cellphone uses a Micro SIM card for GSM services and it can connect using both GSM and CDMA carriers.

This cellphone comes with a huge 2300 mAh Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery that provides this phone a good battery duration. This phone has an estimated 17 hours talk time and a 300 hours stand by time. An issue to consider is that the Google Nexus 5's battery is not replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to lose its charge, whereas with such a big battery you will probably discard this cellphone before it becomes an issue.

The Google Nexus 5 also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (enables communication with other phones, computers and accessories), GPS Navigation and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

Google offers the Google Nexus 5 for only $ 480, which is a low price for a cellphone this level. No matter if you will use it mainly for internet broswing and social networks, are looking for a work phone, will use this device for playing games or you love taking photographs, you will probably be very satisfied with it.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.3
Variant:North America
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Product code:D820, D821
Dimensions:5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inchesMetric13.79 x 6.91 x 0.86 cmImperial
Weight:4.59 ouncesMetric130.12 gImperial
Colors:Black, Red and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2013-10-31
Price:$ 480.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:441 pixels per inchMetric173.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2260 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:2300 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:300 hours
Talk Time:17 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
    Focal length:30.4mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.31 inches (1/3.2")
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Optical Image Stabilization


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 800 (band 19), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2500 (band 41)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor