- Clarity of display
- Amazing processing performance
- Irregular battery
- Uninspiring design
- Barely decent camera
This is a 16GB version of the Nexus 5. Alternatively, you can also check out 32GB version here.
The Google Nexus 5 is a first off attempt by Google to have its products in the mobile market placed at the same grade as other flagship mobiles like the Apple iPhone 5S or the Samsung Galaxy S4. A lot of focus has gone into the Google Nexus 5 being the best Android device to come to the market till date. And rightly so considering the latest update to the Android OS, the version 4.4 or the Android KitKat and a host of software features accompanying the device alongwith a hardware design, that aims to unify software and hardware the Apple way. However all said and done, whether or not the Nexus 5 manages to do what it has been marketed to do, remains to be seen yet.
Design And Build:
The design of the Google Nexus 5 seems to be rather boring and uninspiring on a first look. The phone is quite large in the hand considering it is 5.42 inches tall and isn't something people who have smaller palm sizes would like to get. It carries none of the inspiring symbolization of design that its targeted competitors carry like iPhone 5S's exclusive precious sculpture or the strength of Nokia's hardware design. To people expecting bright look on the body, the design on the Nexus 5 is roughly plain. It is available in black and white colors which add to its plain jane look. The phone however has been sculpted well to feel small in the hands inspite of the large size. Moreover it is incredibly light to use as well as to carry around. On a hindsight the Google Nexus 5 isn't an attractive design work, but is designed to be efficient in its functioning.
The camera on the Google Nexus 5 is a 8 MP shooter that snaps very good images, but only under ideal photography conditions. The camera performs just about decently when it comes to snapping images under low light conditions. However it is really a task to snap images at the moments when we want to, courtesy its slow shutter speed. Furthermore the focus is very slow and the camera application also takes its time to load. Thus while the camera isn't bad, it is definitely not the one that will set photography enthusiasts running for the Google Nexus 5.
The display of the Google Nexus 5 is something that stands out amongst all of its specifications. The 5 inch 1080p display is surely one of the brightest in the market. The clarity and the detail that the user can observe while playing videos as well as viewing images is excellent. More importantly game graphics appear hassle free on the 5 inch screen. The color output also makes the display really great to view within a wide variety of viewing angles.
The processor could actually be one of the primary reasons one would like to go for the Google Nexus 5. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor that puts in 2.26 GHz, this device performs seamlessly in between multiple tasks at a single go. Furthermore because of the presence of a 2GB RAM which is far more than what the in set processor requires, the performance just gets enhanced. Moreover the Adreno 330 GPU ensures that even the most graphic intensive games play on seamlessly and without any lags.
Power On It:
The battery is not one of the best in the market. And the longevity of usage on a single full charge could swing anything between 8 or 10 or 12 hours depending on how long the user utilizes the screen of the Nexus 5, as the display is the major power drainer amongst everything else on the device.
If one were to rate the overall standing of the Google Nexus 5, it appears to be the best device that Google has alongwith LG. However in terms of being alongside the best flagship mobiles in the market today it still has to go the distance. The best part of the phone are its display and the processing prowess. These could make the LG Google Nexus 5 a popular seller. But apart from these other features aren't much to speak about.