After innumerable leaks, Google finally officially announced the Nexus 5 with the newest version of Android Kit Kat.
Google announced on their official blog that the phone has been made by LG and that the handset is smaller, slimmer and lighter than the Nexus 4 but its 4.96 inch (126mm) touchscreen is bigger.
Nexus 5 is available today, unlocked and without a contract, on Google Play in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea
No launch date for India was given. However, on their official blog they promised that it would be coming soon to India.
The 16 GB version will cost $349 without a contract and the 32 GB version will go for $399, also without a contract.
In India, the Nexus 5 has been priced at Rs. 28,999 for the 16GB model while the 32GB variant is listed for Rs. 32,999.
* Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2.26GHz Quad-Core Krait CPU
* Operating System: Android 4.4, KitKat
* Display: 4.95-inch full-ID IPS (1920 x 1080 pixels)
* Network: CDMA/1xRTT/EVDO, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+, LTE
* Internal storage: 32GB / 16GB
* RAM: 2GB
* Camera: Rear 8.0-megapixel with OIS / Front 1.3-megapixel HD
* Battery: 2,300mAh Li-Polymer (embedded)
* Size: 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59mm
* Weight: 130g
* Wireless charging, NFC
This is the first phone to get Android Kit Kat as its operating system. The phone will also soon be available on Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.
The most significant changes from its predecessor is that it is more lighter, faster, slimmer and is the first phone to have Android Kit Kat.
|Google Nexus 5||Google Nexus 4|
|Display||4.95-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) IPS+ LCD display which boasts a pixel density of 445ppi, and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Nexus 4 sports a 4.7-inch HD (768x1280 pixels) IPS+ LCD display with a pixel density of 320ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass 2|
||8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, a new addition to Nexus smartphone line-up. It also has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.||8-megapixel sized rear camera, and 1.3-megapixel front camera.|
||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which is coupled with the Adreno 330 GPU.||1.5GHz quad-core Krait Snapdragon processor with Adreno 320 GPU.|
||2300mAh battery which the manufacturer claims can deliver up to 17 hours of talktime (3G) and a standby time of up to 300 hours (3G).||2100mAh battery, which was rated to deliver up to 15 hours of talktime (3G), and 390 hours of standby time (3G).|
||Android 4.4 Kit Kat||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ( Soon to be updated to Kit Kat)|
||LTE network support, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11, Android Beam, NFC, wireless charging support, Bluetooth 4.0||wireless charging support, Bluetooth 4.0|
||8.59mm slim, 130 grams weight||9.1mm slim, 139 grams weight|
||Rs. 28,999||Rs. 25,999|