Google Nexus 5 review: “The” Google Phone
The Nexus 5 is a budget power house, that packs more than its price dictates, with a Snapdragon 800 processor, which is a must have in any device. As well as 2GB of ram for smooth performance. It comes in two flavors of 16GB or 32GB storage flavors and in either black or white color options. The Nexus 5’s internals are housed within a 5-inch 1080p display, with a 2,300mAh battery which does provide decent battery life of up to 12hr-14hrs. The Nexus 5 also has built in wireless charging, which works with an QI wireless charger and is awesome. The Nexus 5 sports a 5MP camera with OIS, and to be honest, the camera is decent and not spectacular. It does a much better job than the Nexus 5, but not much to beat out the current competition on the market.
Android 4.4 Kit Kat
There are many new additive to Android 4.4 that lends its weight to the Nexus 5. first off the OS is more streamline, with a very smooth feel to it, allowing for better functionality. You also have a new app launcher, which is also trimmed to fit the new flat design of Android 4.4. The biggest addition is the growth of Google Now, and it been featured across your device home screen and having a permanent location on the left and side of your home screen; bring a full Google experience and making this device the closest thing we have to a “Google Phone”. Overall its a smooth solid experience, the question here, is whether you are a fan of stock Android or not.
The Nexus 5 may not hit the gold star in all departments, but what Google has done here with LG is create a device that is priced so right for the consumer, and provides a lot in fire power and use. The are things I didn’t like with the Nexus 5 like, the battery life, camera & lack of micro SD. But that doesn’t weigh down the benefits this device brings to the table, with its ultra light frame, Snapdragon 800 processor, lovely 1080p display, Wireless charging and Android 4.4. This is a device I can full recommend to anyone, not just for its price, but also for the functionality and power it brings to the table.