The Nexus 5 is the latest in line to carry Google’s Nexus legacy forward. It is the first phone in the world to feature the latest version of the android operating system, the Android 4.0 KITKAT! Despite stiff competition faced from established players in the mobile phone market like SAMSUNG and HTC, Google’s NEXUS series has successfully held a niche for itself. With the launch of the NEXUS 5, Google has raised the bar and can be said to be on par with the smartphone giants.
Coming to the hardware specifications, the NEXUS 5 features a powerful 2.3 Ghz Snapdragon Processor along with 2GB RAM! Now doesn’t this sound catchy enough? But there’s more to it than you think. Read on to find out!
Loaded with a 2,300mAH battery and with the latest version of android, it really does stand out to be the one of the most sought after smartphones in the market. Users around the globe have had problems with their android phones not being able to hold enough juice to keep them going. But this seems to change everything as the latest operating system from android doesn’t go hard on the battery! Good news? No doubt,it is!
Let’s just cut it now and move on to the NEXUS 5 ITSELF!
The NEXUS 5 packs a 5-inch 1080 IPS display. That would turn out to be a resolution of
1920 x 1080. The display is pretty crisp and is nearly as bright as the iPHONE 5s, but this wouldn’t be much of a problem. The contrast is mindblowing. The Phone’s dimensions are 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm and has a pretty large display. LG has built the NEXUS 5 with plastic instead of a glass make up like the NEXUS 4, so it is very lightweight.
Above the display, there is a round earpiece. To the left of that is the front-facing(secondary) camera, and down below the display is an LED notifier. The Notifier glows as soon as you have any notifications.
The base of the NEXUS 5 has a microUSB port for charging the device when the juice levels of the battery go down and is also used for syncing with your PC or MAC. Both Speakers are on the bottom end with the port .The top has a 3.5mm headset jack and a small hole which is the microphone. On the side, the device has volume control buttons and the power button which are made of ceramic which adds a great sense of touch to the device.
On the Backside, the device comes with an 8 MP camera and an LED flash just below it.
Doesn’t feature a microSD card slot which is really sad, but hey, the phone comes in two versions, the 16GB and the 32GB. With the 32GB version you shouldn’t have to worry about running out of space. That’s a relief, isn’t it?
ANDROID 4.0 KITKAT:
If you’re familiar with the android operating system, then you’ll see that this version hasn’t really got any big changes compared to JELLYBEAN, so you wouldn’t have to spend time around looking for help in those guides it comes with.
After you power up your device, you see bubbles moving around on the screen. Google’s way of presenting the new kid on the block.
This device can talk, i mean, it has the voice command feature and as soon as you say OKAY GOOGLE, and the device will be up and ready for your commands.
If you’re looking for the Messaging app in this version of android, then you’re looking in the wrong direction, as GOOGLE has enclosed the messaging app with the Google Hangouts application. It seems that Google, in this one too, is forcing us all to use it’s services, as it did in it’s previous promotional ventures with Google+. You have the power to switch the feature ON and OFF.
The Dialer app is a little different in this version of android. In addition to the usual dialer with the favorites and the most contacted, the dialer has an extra-ordinary feature, a search bar wherein it allows you to search the web for phone numbers for local businesses.
The Rest is pretty much the same, except that google has become a little persuasive in using it’s services in this version of android as seen in the combination of the texting and hangouts apps talked about above. We feel that you’ll love KITKAT even more as it doesn’t go hard on the hardware.