Nexus 5 is the latest smart phone from Google and LG which comes with a speed and a power to spare on a stunning 5″ display. While LG provides with the astonishing hardware, Google makes sure they have the perfect software to make users’ experience as smooth and fast as possible. The Nexus 5 didn’t take much of a large leap from the Nexus 4 but it did sure become a better smart phone. There are many small issues that has been fixed, many small features has been added and these small changes do matter to daily users. So, without any more time wasted, let’s see what is new in the Nexus 5.
- Weight: 4.59 oz . (130 g) – 9 g less than Nexus 4.
- Dimension: 5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in compared to last years Nexus 4’s (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)
- Screen Size: 4.95 inches while Nexus 4 has 4.7 inches
- RAM: 2 GB which is the same as Nexus 4’s 2GB.
- Battery: 2,300mAh. Nexus 4 only has 2,100mAh
- Storage: 16 GB and 32 GB
- Screen Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (445 ppi). Nexus 4 featured a screen resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels (318 ppi)
Nexus 5 has bought some changes compared to the Nexus 4. It is not bigger phone with a better screen resolution which supports a better battery life and is a bit lighter when you hold it. However is does feel really comfortable when you hold in and use it. Although RAM is still the same as Nexus 4, we still saw some speed change between the Nexus 4 and 5. The Nexus 5 is literally faster than the Nexus 4 when it is booting up, when opening an app and even when you are surfing the web. The new Nexus might not give the shiny Glassy look that Nexus 4 features on the back, but you just gotta accept what’s coming new and it’s coming from Google, so just flow along with the revolution.
Google has bought a really good news for the users that use web on the go. This is one of the most awesome features that the last year’s nexus didn’t offer. Nexus 4 supported just till 3G. On the other hand The Nexus 5 comes with 4G and LTE support. It improves and makes your web experience better and faster than ever. You can use Facebook, Instagram, Google Chrome whatever the app is, as fast and as smooth and might be a little faster than your home’s Wi-Fi. I mean it is so fast that I would wanna see Usian Bolt race LTE. (Sorry for the poor humor) 😛
Android 4.4, KitKat:
People were more hyped about the software changes than the hardware changes for this particular smart phone. As promised by Google, to deliver the most smooth and fast experience on android devices via Android 4.4 KitKat; many people were already eagerly waiting for its release the day it was announced. And I will add that it hasn’t been a disappointment to many people, including me. I mean, Android KitKat is fresh, clean, elegant, and just makes your daily lives easier than ever.
Android KitKat has a more polished design, improved performance, and new features. One of the most new trending features is, Just Say “OK Google”. You don’t even have to touch your Nexus 5 anymore. You can just say “OK Google” and Google Now screen pops up. Another cleanly polished new feature is, your album art is shown in full screen right at your lock screen where you can seek, skip, pause/play music or movie. Android KitKat also introduces the new Immersive Design look. It shows everything you need to see and hides the stuffs you do not want to see at that moment from the screen. The phone app also gets an important integration. You can see who’s calling even tho they are not saved in your contact list already. Now that Google has merged the regular SMS app and Hangouts, you can view all your new messages in the same place. You also get new cute and funny emoji on your Google keyboard, just like the iOS users have used. Android Kitkat makes your printing job easy as well. Last but not the least, Cloud storage have not been as easy and helpful as they are in the KitKat version of Android.
Camera app didn’t bring so many changes to be bragged about. It’s almost still the same like last year. The photos’ quality aren’t as great as iPhone 5s or Nokia Lumia 1020 or Galaxy S4. Although we do seem to see some little changes here. HDR+ is a positive impact here where you can take quality pictures in the day light. Nexus 5 still featured the 360 Sphere camera mode, which I have been a fan of since day 1. Here are some features of the new smartphone’s camera app:
- LED flash
- 3.97mm focal length
- Aperture f/2.5
Nexus 5 now costs $349.99 for a 16 GB model and $399.99 for a 32 GB model. I have to say this phone is the most advanced phone yet comparing to its pricing. All the new features and software updates from Android comes directly to this phone first. How much more Special can you feel than that? A Phone that provides LTE, decent size, good battery life, oh boy why not buy it already? I’d be very honored to own this device and use this in my everyday life. But seriously, be wise and choose yourself, I am just here to give you some info on this, I am not forcing you buy it or anything. I am just letting you know that if you might wanna consider Nexus 5 in your To-Buy list, you would be amazed by how much of an awesome smart phone it is.
The Nexus 5 is not just a new phone, it might just be the way where most of the smartphones will be headed in future. Such an advanced cell phone costing just about $350-400 and here’s is the best part; it is contract free. You don’t have to stick with a carrier for 2 long years. If you don’t like your current carriers facilities, you can easily abandon them. Take out the sim and insert your new carriers’ sim, yes! It’s as easy as that. I see Nexus 5 as the future of the most advanced tech devices we use in our everyday, so I would really recommend people to buy and experience it and feel the revolutionary change that will be leading us to the more advanced technologies.