Google Nexus 5

Key Specifications

  • Android v4.4 KitKat OS
  • 4G
  • Quad Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4.95" Full HD Screen
  • 8MP Rear Camera
  • 1.3MP Front Camera
  • 2300mAH Battery
  • 16GB Internal Memory

Also check out

Google Nexus 5 REVIEW:

Google Nexus 5: A Brief Overview

The LG Nexus 5 was bought out in October 2013. The device currently costs approximately Rs. 25,000*/-


The Nexus 5 comes with a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Chipset with Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU architecture. The graphics are managed by the Adreno 330 GPU. The device comes in 16 and 32 GB variants coupled with 2GB of RAM.


The Nexus 5 features the Android KitKat v4.4 (Upgradable to v5.0 Lollipop). The phone features Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Compass/magnetometer and barometer sensor. It has HTML5 browser and the device has Java support (with MIDP emulator).


The nexus 5 features a 4.95 inch true HD IPS+ capacitive touch screen display. The display has 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution with 445 ppi pixel density. The device is backed by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Battery and Connectivity:

The device has a 2300 mAH Non removable Li-Po battery. It provides a standby time of up to 300 hours and talk time of up to 17 hours. The device has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot connectivity. It also has Bluetooth (V4.0, A2DP) GPS(A-GPS, GLONASS) NFC as well as Micro USB (V2.0) slimport USB Host.


The device has an 8MP primary camera with 3264 x 2448 pixel resolution, autofocus and optical image stabilization. It also has LED Flash. The camera features Geo-Tagging, Touch focus, face detection, photo sphere, HDR and Dual recording. The camera records 1080p videos at 30fps. The device also has a 1.3 MP front facing snapper.


LG Nexus 5: Detailed Review


The Nexus line up has been quite unique and well successful even if there are a bunch of other strong and rather better rivals. This is due to one of the facts that it is from Google itself and you get all the latest firmware updates well ahead of all the competitors. Further, Nexus series has more prioritised on complete Google experience and undisputable performance which makes the devices more compelling and stand out in the crowd. Today we have the Nexus 5 with a great spec sheet and elegant design. Let us see how well this device performance and if it is really an iterative upgrade over predecessor or a worthy device like all the other Nexus phones.

Design & Display:

The phone looks decent but the design is nothing to boast of. The Nexus 5 looks very basic and doesn't have any style elements to attract the eye. But still there are some good elements to consider too. The phone is quite thinner at 8.6mm and almost lighter at 130 gms. The bezels are minimised which makes the phone look elegant. Most of the body is made of good plastic which feels good and even makes the build quality feel quite sturdy. The soft surface on the backpanel feels very good and offers good grip. But the backpanel isn't removable, so no access to the battery here! The phone sports a 5 inch 1080p display with 445 ppi. Considering the rivals at it's time, this is one of the best displays we have seen. Viewing angles are wider and colors look so sharp and punchy considering the 445 ppi. THere is also good amount of brightness level and sunlight legibility is decent.

User Interface:

Since this is a Nexus, Google's own, no doubt it gets all the latest Android version everytime. The phone is launched with Android 4.4 KitKat and is also upgradable to 4.4.4 version through software update. Because of being in Nexus family, you get the future Android versions too as early as they're released. Coming to Ui part, obviously this comes with stock Android UI targeted at users to have the best Google (and Android!!)experience. The UI looks somewhat familiar to the Jelly Bean, but Google brings a lot of refinements, tweaks and apps. The icons, widgets and layout look more cool and clean.  The launcher looks more polished and Google Now is accessible just by a swipe. Of course there is an argument that custom UI from other Android smartphone makers are more cool and feature loaded. But it depends on what you like, whether to have a pure Android experience or to have more bells and whistles. Anyway the UI feels more responsive and we didn't observe any hiccups at all.

Camera, Audio:

The device comes with an 8MP camera with auto focus, optical image stabilization and an LED flash at the back. At front it has a 1.3 MP cam for video calling.  Camera UI is different this time with an arch type of lining with few settings icons on top of it. Focusing is not so quicker and the interface somewhat feels complex. If you consider the Nexus lineup, most of these devices have a considerable criticism about their image quality. Once again, the image quality is no where near that of the flagship phones we currently have. The OIS and few processing tweaks ofcourse help here to bring up a decent picture. Detailing is very good and colors look okay, but we still observe some noise in most of the images captured. Overall, though the image quality is quite improved from its predecessor, it's still doesn't come anywhere near the quality we see in current flagships. In case of audio quality, the loudspeaker produces a very clean output but loudness levels are not so great. But with a pair of headphones, there isn't any distortion and the experience is so awesome.

Connectivity & Additional features:

The phone comes in single sim version; supports one micro sim. Network reception is excellent and we didn't face any issues with it. Call quality is though a mixed bag. While in call voice being clear enough, it still lacks the loudness levels that are expected. The phone also supports Wifi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, NFC and A-GPS. The phone is sold in two versions in terms of internal memory - 16GB and 32GB. But the shocking part is, sadly this doesn't have a micro SD slot. So if you're expecting to store good amount of games, movies or audio, take note that you have a limited space!

Performance & Battery:

The phone has a quite powerful hardware; running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad core 2.3 GHZ Krait 400 processor, 2GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. Sure this looks great but how it performs in the actual scenario? If you are expecting the results to blow you away, sure they come as a bit of shocker. In benchmark tests, it scored around 25k in Antutu and around 8k in Quadrant. Sure there is no lag in general operation or multi tasking, but this score is lesser than most of the rivals and the ones which had the same chipset, scored much better than this. Anyhow, coming to gaming, some of the heavy games played very well and we didn't observe any frame rate drops and lags are very rare. The phone is equipped with a 2300mAh, which is quite insufficient when compared to what the flagships offer. So don't expect it to last the whole day and under moderate usage you will have to charge it at the end of the day. Moreover, sadly again, the battery is non-removable!


Excellent display
Gets the latest Android updates
Decent choice for the price.

Image quality leaves a lot to be desired
Performance is not really as expected from such a powerful chipset
Non removable battery
Battery life is just average


Considering all the aspects of Nexus 5, for the overall part, it neither impresses nor disappoints. The impression is a kind of mixed here. Sure the display and latest Android updates and stock experience for some might seem cool, but if you expect a great image quality, this wouldn't impress you. Moreover, there doesn't seem to be any sort of optimisation to utilise the full power of the chipset, where most of the rivals which such a chipset perform much better than this phone. Battery life again is pretty average and one more curse is, no micro SD slot. But all this impressions and disappointments, come at a sensible price. If you consider it to contend with the flagships, it would make you sad. But consider the price tag, it makes you feel more comfortable. So Nexus 5, still is a great choice in the price segment and just the brand name Nexus itself is enough to recommend.

LG Nexus 5 Rivals:

Xiaomi Mi3
Sony Xperia Z1
HTC One M8
Samsung Galaxy S5
Oppo Find 7a
LG G Pro 2
OnePlus One
Nokia Lumia 930

Google Nexus 5 Price Not Yet Available

  • When Google Nexus 5 price is announced we will list the lowest price in this page and you can get the best deal which will be same in all prominent cities in India including Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and in all states including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Karnataka etc.

Google Nexus 5 Specifications

Model Nexus 5
Announced 2013, August
Release Date 2013, November
Operating System Android v4.4 KitKat
Processor 2.3 GHz Quad Core Krait 400 Processor
GPU Adreno 330
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Sensors Accelerometer, gyrometer, proximity sensor, compass
Internal Memory 16 GB
External Storage No
Size 4.95 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Screen Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density ~445 ppi
Multi-touch Yes
Stylus No
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Rear Camera 8 MP
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Rear Camera Flash Yes, LED Flash
Rear Camera Features autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photosphere
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Image Stabilization Yes
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
4G Network LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100
Dual SIM No
Triple SIM No
Micro SIM Yes
Nano SIM No
Form Factor Bar
Dimensions 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm
Weight 130 g
Color Black, White
Browser HTML5
GPRS Yes, Class 12
EDGE Yes, Class 12
3G HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
USB microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Music Player MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Player MP4, DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263
3.5mm Jack Yes
Loud Speaker Yes
Ringtones Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
SMS Yes, Threaded View
EMAIL Email, Push Email
IM Yes
Social Networking Yes
Battery Type Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
Talktime Upto 17 hours
Standy by Time Upto 300 hours
Browsing Time Upto 8.5 hours
Built-in Apps Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Navigation, Google Places, Gmail, Youtube
Games Yes
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
+ Additional Features
SNS integration, Predictive text input, wireless Charging
*Specifications & Colors are given for reference only. Please check with the seller before buying.

Best Selling mobiles

  • Xiaomi Mi A1 Rs.13,999
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 ProRs.6,990
  • Motorola Moto E4 PlusRs.9,999

Similar Featured Mobiles

  • Vivo X5MaxRs.16,490
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Black EditionRs.15,999
  • HTC One M8 EyeRs.15,499
  • Karbonn Titanium HexaRs.12,989

Video review of Google Nexus 5

Popular mobile Brands
Price Range

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.