LG Nexus 5 is available

Hexamob | Emma Rossinyol - 11/1/2013


LG Nexus 5 is available

After a week of daily leaks, the LG Nexus 5 is finally available. The new high level smartphone is official, running the awaited Android 4.4 KitKat. The LG Nexus 5 is available on the Play Store, with a price of $349 for 16 GB memory and $399 for 32 GB. You can choose between black and white models.

The specifications are exactly the leaked ones, which send the LG Nexus 5 to the top of the high-level smartphones. The best improvement regarding its predecessor is that it does support LTE.

The screen is almost 5’’, with a resolution of 1920×1080 (with 445 ppi), with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is theoretically very durable. Nexus 5 is powered by a 2.3 quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2 GB of RAM. You can choose an storage of 16 GB or 32 GB (for $50 extra).

Nexus 5 2

Traditionally, camera has been the weak point of Nexus phones, and it may still be. Nexus 5 has a 8 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (IOS) and a 1.3 MP front camera. Despite the IOS, it doesn’t seem to compete with iPhone 5S or Lumia 1020 imaging capabilities.

The battery could also be a problem. The phone must be really consumption optimized to go through the whole day with a 2300 mAh battery. We need to wait and see how it works.

Nexus 2

Together with the Nexus 5, LG and Google offer some cases for their new device (Bumper Case). They are full-protecting and you can choose between black, red, grey, and yellow for the remarkable price of $34.99. Or you can decide to buy a Quickcover case, similar to the other ones but includes a front cover. For $49.99 you can buy one (only in black or white) and it works with the wireless battery charger, so you can recharge your Nexus 5 without removing the cover.