The Nexus range (Xetra: 522090 – News) returns to break into ‘smartphones’ offer on the market with its irresistible proposal: features high-end – with few exceptions such as battery-at a mid-range price. For 350 or 400 euros, depending on the storage capacity, we have a terminal at the forefront in terms of power and ‘software’ to convince anyone.
Nexus 5 was released by Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG – News) from October 31 through Google Play and the first buyers are already receiving it. Those who were not fast will have to wait some weeks in new orders and it remains to be seen if the units last or drought reigns in the shop of the search engine company, as it was the case with the Nexus 4.
Will surely not be easy to do with the new terminal of Google manufactured by LG (KSE: 003550.KS – News). The key to such rapid sales is priced at mid-range with a few high-end features that make it a powerful terminal and offering a great user experience.
In terms of design, this generation resembles the earlier, but the back of glass has changed to plastic with rubber finish. It weighs 130 grams and measures 137,8 x 8.59 x 69,17 mm. Their volume and power buttons are ceramic and are very well integrated into the housing. The feeling is very good, it is compact, solid, well-finished, and light.
DISPLAY AND OPERATING SYSTEM
Device manufactured by LG and Google has a screen Crystal Gorilla Glass 3 of Corning (NYSE: GLW – News) of 4.95 inches with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels, with a density of 445 points per inch). It offers great image quality and there is little space for the edges on the front of the terminal.
Assemble a Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB of storage and Android operating system 4.4 KitKat. The experience is 100% Google, so all applications and services are those of the search engine and there are no shortcuts and extra features that other manufacturers incorporated. The changes of the new version of Android include the increasing importance of Google Now, full and useful Assistant of the company that is now on your desktop.
In a nutshell we can say that it is a very affordable and complete Android experience. It is completely smooth and stable; the best at the level of ‘software’ in the Android ecosystem. Of course, apart from the operating system performs powerful applications such as video games with speed and fluidity.
In terms of some of its features of connectivity/mobility, it has Bluetooth 4.0, 4 G/LTE and Wifi dual band, which is prepared for the new high speed connections.
As for the sound, although it has two racks for output, actually it’s a mono speaker, so in this sense, it is far behind other terminals as HTC One, which has a powerful stereo speakers in the front, which allows you to listen to music or watch videos at home without having to go looking for helmets or a speaker.
CAMERA AND BATTERY
One of the drawbacks of the Nexus 5 was also the Achilles heel of its predecessor: the rear camera, which is 8 MP with optical image stabilization (has 1.3 on the front). Although it is somewhat below the terminals such as the LG G2 or the Xperia Z1, it has recudido the distance and now the quality is very close. Attention that has earned at the time of capture light and now also incorporates an enhanced mode HDR + that provides very good results fairly quickly. It also has other features such as panning or Photo Sphere.
One of the negative points of the terminal is 2300 mAh battery. While very good energy management is done, would have come you well greater capacity, since it hardly gives for all day use and as many, as the own LG with its G2 have batteries and have increased up to 3000 mAh, providing several hours of use. In any case, with normal use, duration ranges from 12 to 15 hours approximately, which makes it acceptable.
Beyond small drawbacks, if there is something that you can criticize the 5 Nexus is that there are no more units for sale. By design, quality and power, it is a recommended terminal for anyone wanting to spend 400 euros in a terminal, since that offers more or less the same as many high-end competition by 200 euros less, approximately. It is available in black and white with the front in black in both cases. Its price is 349 dollars for the version of 16 GB and 399 for the 32 GB version.
- Nexus 5 Unboxing: Pure Power, Pure Android (technobuffalo.com)
- Nexus 5 coming to T-Mobile beginning November 14 (gadget.com)