BY | November 7, 2013

Google Nexus 5 reviews are all praise for it. Here we take a look at its specs, features & price

Google’s Nexus 5 from LG is a very good smartphone, but it has its share of blemishes tso it does not turn into a dream phone altogether.

At $349 for 16GB and $399 for 32GB, Nexus 5 offers a very attractive bargain for the amount of impressive specs that are on offer with Nexus 5. And with Android 4.4 Kitkat, the experience is unmatched.

The display and speed and performance is unmatched, though camera performance is not quite what it should be. Voice quality appears great over Jawbone Era Bluetooth headset, but through the microphone a lot of disturbance is registered.

The next generation Nexus boasts a 1080p 5-inch display and LTE support.

The phone is impressively designed and has a very well balanced body. With a measurement of 5.43 by 2.72 by 0.34 inches (HWD) on comfortable, rubberized soft touch housing, it feels lighter than the iPad.

The left side has the volume rocker switch, the top has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the right side has the Power button with a micro-SIM slot below it. The lower end houses the microphone and the mono speaker.

The display is an impressive HD IPS display of 1,920-by-1,080-pixel resolution. The tight 445ppi over Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shows breathtaking images. The on-screen keyboard is user-friendly.

There is the usual built-in sensors including GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, proximity, ambient light, pressure, and a new thing called Hall Effect that detects magnetic field changes. Would be useful if an android used it.

All this is powered by 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB RAM.

There is also the interesting “OK Google” voice activation service, but it only works when the phone is on and unlocked.

RELATED

HDFC Bank denies report of JM Financial merger   Mumbai: After posting its lowest ever net profit in any quarter in the 4th quarter, the company seems to be perturbed by a news report that the JM Financial stock was set to merge with Mumbai based...

RBI for 2-stage authentication due to online banking frauds   The number of online frauds is going up pretty fast. Almost on a daily basis dozens of such frauds are reported to the police and banks.   The criminals are becoming hi-tech and they are cleverly...

ATM

Sony Xperia M2 Dual with 4.8-inch display, 8MP camera @ Rs 21990   For Rs 21,990 you can lay your hands on Xperia M2 Dual smartphone. This mid-range mobile has been launched by Sony keeping in mind the Indian market.     The dual-SIM variant of the...

QRxPharma’s Moxduo painkiller rejected twice by FDA   QRxPharma went down and down at stock market immediately after it became known that the FDA has refused to backs its painkiller combination.   The hammering was the worst in the last seven...

HTC open to buying Nokia’s Chennai plant, Microsoft silent   Is Taiwanese tech giant HTC set to charter a new course by entering the Indian smartphone market? A top company official has said that it is ready to buy Nokia’s troubled Chennai...

Rupee at its lowest against US dollar in last one month   Mumbai: Indian Rupee has hit its lowest point against US dollar in the last one month. At the time of writing this news piece Indian Rupee was at 60.78.   The Indian currency was trading even lower...