It’s live and with a bang the new Nexus 5 is out. So after a long await LG and Google has come up together again to produce a new master piece. Google announcing two treats to the users this time the Lg nexus 5 and Android v4.4, Kit-Kat are officially out. The Nexus 5 is now much bigger, Faster and thinner. The new Nexus 5 has a new 5 inch Full HD display and a new lighting fast processor and it has Android v4.4, Kit-Kat out of the box. As the Line says “Made for What matters” the Nexus 5 is made for what matters no unnecessary things just the original android and the high performance.
Let’s talk about some of the highlights of the New LG Nexus 5:
- Huge 5 inch 1080 x 1920 pixels Full HD display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Android v4.4, KIT-KAT
- 16GB / 32GB Internal Storage
- 2GB of RAM
- Qualcomm Snapdragon
Display and Body:
As the Name Specifies the LG Nexus 5 has a beautiful 5 inch display but it’s not exactly 5 inch it’s a 4.95” 1920×1080 display at 445 pixel density almost same as the other high end device like the S4, Htc one etc. The Display is a Full HD IPS Display protected by the new corning gorilla glass 3. The nexus 5 comes with an advanced in-cell touch technology, which helps in faster touch recognition helping the user in getting faster response from the device and also the consumption of the battery is real low.
The Physical does matters the new Nexus 5 is now much thinner and light weight than the Nexus 4 and some of the other rivals. The Device is about 8.59mm thick. The Nexus 5 now weighs 130 grams, a slight improvement over the 139 grams on the Nexus 4. The build quality of the device is real good which makes the device more comfortable in hand.
Sound and camera:
The two speaker grill located at the bottom helps producing better stereo sound from the phone. The Sound quality is up to its mark producing crisp n clear sound as expected from the phone.
Talking about the camera LG hasn’t made much improvement in the camera the Lg Nexus 5 it boasts a 8MP rear camera with features like auto-backup, photo sphere and auto awesome which automatically creates animations, touch focus, face detection, photo booth shots, and panoramas from your library. The camera supports optical image stabilization helping in stable and clear shots. The Camera of the Nexus 5 has some improvement including improved HDR+ mode, longer exposures, less blur and less noise. The camera is capable of shooting full HD videos at 30fps. In the front of the device we have a 1.3 MP snapper which is little disappointing comparing to its rivals having at least 2.0MP of front camera.
Processor, Battery and Software:
The New Nexus 5 is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core processor clocked at 2.26GHz a huge improvement over nexus 4 which had Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The Device is packed with the Adreno 330 clocked at 450 MHz giving user a true HD experience of gaming and watching HD videos. The Nexus is now only available in 16GB/32GB variants there is no 8 GB version in the Nexus 5 lineup.
Google has include the newer version of the android the v4.4 known as Kit-Kat the version include new feature like say “OK, Google” to send text messages, find photos, get direction and more. While listening to music see Full screen album art when the device is locked. Multi-tasking made faster with the help of new android v4.4. Smart caller ID and much more.
Google Nexus 5
The New Nexus 5 has wireless charging feature built- in. The device is backed by 2300 mAh of non- removable Li-Po battery which gives the user a talk time of up to 17 hours and standby time up to 300 hours. The device has support to 4g/LTE Network and a faster Wi-Fi for blazing speed. It also has NFC, GPS, and Bluetooth v4. The device is featured with the microUSB (Slim port) v2.0. The Device has Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) for high speed.
Comparison between LG Nexus 5 and LG Nexus 4
|Specification||LG Nexus 5||LG Nexus 4|
|Display Specs||4.95-inch, 1920×1080
pixel display (445 ppi)
|4.7-inch, 1280 x 768
pixel display (318 ppi)
Full HD IPS.
| 720p IPS. Corning
Gorilla Glass 2
|Android Version||Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800,
|Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 Pro|
|RAM||2 GB Ram||2 GB Ram|
|Storage||16 GB / 32 GB||8 GB / 16 GB|
|Main Camera||8MP rear facing with
Optical Image Stabilization
|Secondary Camera||1.3 megapixels||1.3 megapixels|
|Weight||130 grams||139 grams|
The New LG Nexus 5 will be available for Rs 28,999 and Rs 32,999 for the 16GB and 32GB variant respectively. The Nexus 5 is available on the Google’s official site for $349(16GB) and $399(32GB).
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