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Nexus 5: Getting our hands on the next, big smartphone

After waiting patiently for several weeks, we now know the latest smartphone from Google (produced by LG), might look like. The Nexus 5 makes other phones pale in comparison in terms of price and technical specifications. Let’s take a look at this amazing jewel of technology!

Nexus 5: The Unique Design

While expected to look like (at least a little bit) LG‘s high-end G2 smartphone, the Nexus 5 features a much more unique appearance. The device also breaks the current standards of mobile telephony.

The frame standard and simple. Two colors will be available when the device is released – black and white – but just for the back cover. The front of the Nexus 5 will remain black. On the lateral edges, you’ll find the disposed on/off  and volume buttons. The upper and lower edges respectively include the headphones/earphones jack and the microphone. At the rear, the camera and along with the flash. Also at the rear, the Nexus logo is printed in filligranne, and below, the LG logo is visible. The device measures 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm and weighs 130 grams.

Finally and perhaps the most bold of statements by LG, you will not find touch buttons anymore. They will be replaced by built-in software buttons.

Nexus 5: Technical Specifications

Do you want you to take beautiful pictures? With the Nexus 5, you can take stunning images. Do you want you to edit your Powerpoint presentations? You can. Want you to open GeekLift? You can, and quickly. With the Nexus 5, it’s not what you can do (which is a lot), you’ll notice more what you can’t do. But that is generally left to the user in the form of habits acquired by earlier phones. This Nexus 5 writes a lot of its own history.

Nexus-5The Nexus 5 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, a Quad-Core clocked at 2.26 GHz, and with an Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 450 MHz. It is powered by 2 GB of RAM. The terminal has an IPS of 4.95 inches (12.57 cm). It displays a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a pixel density of 445 ppi. This screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The storage is provided by 16 or 32 GB, but no micro-SD slot.

We naturally found two photos sensors. A front 1.3 megapixel and a rear 8 megapixel with optical stabilizer and LED flash. The battery is a Lithium-Ion of 2300 mAh. Finally connectivity is provided by the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band, 2.4 and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. The Nexus 5 also embeds NFC technology and is 4G compatible. Finally, the Nexus 5 will run Android 4.4 KitKat, and is available on Google Play, for a price around $545.00.

Rather surprising as a smartphone, the Nexus 5 includes quite a number of innovations. Give us your thoughts about it in comments, and whether or not you would be interested in buying this phone when it comes available.

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  • Man, it’s amazing how big these phones are getting! Good post.

  • Great write up Franc! Nice to see you posting here on Geeklift. I’m personally waiting for my current mobile contact to run down, then I’ll be replacing my S3 with either one of these, or the HTC One. I’ll also be moving away from a conventional contract to Giff Gaff (they’re UK only though I believe).