Well, the day everyone was waiting for – the Nexus 5 official release date – came on Halloween, just hours after our last post about the Nexus 5 possibly being available on Sprint, even though LG only just announced Nexus 5 yesterday officially.
Starting at $349 (just as we thought from the accidental leak on Google play last week) for the 16 GB and $399 for the 32 GB, the Nexus 5 comes in both a white and black version (see slideshow below). Here’s an official shot via LG.
First Android Kit-Kat® Device
Of course the Nexus 5 has the distinction of being the very first device offering the newest Android iteration, Android Kit-Kat, as we mentioned previously. Simply stated, this is a big deal for two reasons.
First, it’s completely hands free because of Kit-Kat. You don’t have to touch the device to get it to do anything. Simply say, “OK Google,” and Nexus 5 wakes up, ready to do anything such as transcribe and send text messages, make phone calls, get directions, the weather, transit schedules, traffic information and even sports scores.
Second, you’ve got Google Play for Wi-Fi and LTE, and with more than 1 million apps for Android devices available, you can do just about anything with it, just about anywhere.
Nexus 5 Tech Specs
So, what’s Nexus 5 got that the Nexus 4 and other devices don’t have that’s going to make you drool? Just about everything we promised it would have previously.
To start, it’s got the 5-inch 1920-pixel by 1080-pixel display we promised, and it features the Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 3 that makes each of the 445 pixels per square inch more stunningly crisp than ever when reading, viewing photos or the Full HD IPS video.
Nexus 5 does in fact feature two cameras. The front facing camera is a 1.3 megapixel and the rear camera is an 8-megapixel featuring the image stabilization technology we promised. While 8MP is rather small compared to what we’d heard before, it’s still a decent showing.
The phone’s dimensions are interesting considering it’s got the 5-inch screen. Nexus 5 weighs in at 4.8 ounces, and it is 5.4 inches long by 2.72 inches wide and .33 inches thick. That’s not bad for such a huge screen.
Of course, the power behind the Nexus 5 is the Snapdragon 800 CPU running at 2.26 GHZ we promised. As for the Graphics processing unit, it’s using an Adreno 330 at 450 MHz. We were desperately hoping for more than the 2GB of RAM offered – at least 3GB would have been nice, but 2 GB will do for now.
Behind this power is a 2,300 mAh lithium ion battery that – according to the Google testing using default settings and with LTE on – gives you up to 17 hours of talk time and up to 300 hours at standby. Using Wi-Fi only will surely get you a much longer talk time.
As for the other stuff, Nexus 5 comes with Bluetooth 4.0, wireless charging and speakers built in, the usual sensors such as the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, GPS, Proximity/ambient light sensor, and a pressure sensor, not to mention that it’s SlimPort enabled and has a microUSB port too.
Without further ado… Here’s a slideshow for you!
What do you think about the Nexus 5? Is there something you would have liked to see on it that it doesn’t have?
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