Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Positive Reviews
(as of 30-11-2022 09:33 UTC) Details
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  • Sleek Design
  • Sharp Full-HD Display
  • Inspiring Performance
  • Guaranteed frequent software updates


  • No microSD slot
  • Poor cameras
  • Average battery life

Bottom Line

Minor drawbacks aside, the Nexus 5 still remains one of the best devices you can buy if you prefer an unlocked smartphone.

The Google Nexus 5 is a bestselling 2013 smartphone that received positive reviews for next generation hardware performance, a thin and polished design, solid battery life, great call quality, the latest version of Android, 4.4 Kit Kat, with enhanced Google Now integration and all topped off with a jaw dropping price tag.  Some reviewers were critical of the display brightness and camera quality as well as lack of a MicroSD card, but all in all the Nexus 5 more than holds it’s on amongst phones that are almost twice it’s price  making it one of the best smartphone deals available on the market hands down.

  • Weight: 4.59 lbs
  • Processor: Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 2.3GHz
  • Display Size: 4.95 inches
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Battery Life: 8 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    CNet November 1, 2013

    Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.

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  • 80
    LaptopMag November 8, 2013

    The Nexus 5 delivers fast performance, a bright full-HD screen and lots of new features in Android KitKat, all for a very affordable off-contract price.

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  • 80
    PCMag November 6, 2013

    Google has delivered an impressive smartphone with the Nexus 5 from LG, an unlocked powerhouse with a great price and solid performance, even if the camera comes up short.

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Operating System Google Android 5.0 Lollipop
Weight 4.59 lbs
Battery Life 8 hours
Connectivity microUSB 2.0 (SlimPort), USB Host | NFC | Bluetooth | Wi-Fi | GPS
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory None
Display Size 4.95 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Type IPS
Display Technology True HD
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Rear Camera 8 MP
Graphics Adreno 330
Additional Features Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34
Warranty 1 year

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