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Google Nexus 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1232 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The camera and value for money are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the battery. Some have doubts about the features.

screen, value for money, camera, usability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Google Nexus 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Google Nexus 5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 179 user reviews of Google Nexus 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

screen, usability, value for money, camera, portability

features

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Nexus 5 Smartphone - 16GB WhiteLG Nexus 5 Smartphone - 16GB BlackGoogle Nexus 5 32GB Phone SIM Free Unlocked (Black)

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Amazon.com review summary for Google Nexus 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 user reviews of Google Nexus 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

camera, value for money, design, usability, responsiveness

features, reception

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Google Nexus 5 Unlocked GSM Phone, 32Gb (Black)Google Nexus 5 16GB - Black - UnlockedGoogle Nexus 5 Unlocked GSM Phone Android 4.4 KitKat (32GB) (White)

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Google Nexus 5 Review

 

The Google Nexus 5 has unsurprisingly become one of the hottest sellers this holiday season. LG's second attempt at building a Google phone has proved to be even more successful as the handset is flying off the shelves rapidly, and for good reason. The...

The Google Nexus 5 is available on the Play Store for Rs 28,990 for the 16GB model and Rs 32,990 for the 32GB model. At these prices, it’s hands-down the best value-for-money, flagship droid you’ll ever find and even more so if you can source one from...

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Review Google Nexus 5 Smartphone

 

The fifth element. As early as the Nexus 4, Google has offered a price-competitive challenge to the rest of the smartphone manufacturing world. The current hardware flagship puts its direct competitors under powerful pressure, because the Nexus 5...

Price; Android 4.4 KitKat; Workmanship quality; Color fidelity of the display; High display brightness; Updates provided

Storage cannot be upgraded; Non-removable battery; Speaker sound quality

The display and its color fidelity are at the highest level in comparison to other smartphones. We had never seen a mobile device with this kind of convincing panel quality.

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Nexus 5 Review

 

Google has just launched the Nexus 5 smartphone, which is going to be the company's flagship handset to show what a “pure” Android experience should be. The Nexus smartphone is always popular for several reasons: 1/ its price per performance […]

It depends what YOU want: if budget is not a concern, and if you want the absolute best low-light photography or “noble” materials like glass and aluminum, there are much more expensive options out there. If you want a great carrier-free phone with...

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Google Nexus 5 (Sprint)

 

Sprint's Google Nexus 5 remains a blazing-fast, pure Android smartphone with support for the company's budding Spark LTE network, but it's not as good a deal as its unlocked counterpart.

Sprint Spark LTE support. Fast next-generation CPU and GPU. Beautiful full HD display. Android is better than ever with 4.4.1 "KitKat," and the camera is much improved. Solid battery life

Hardware still isn't quite class-leading on all fronts

The Google Nexus 5 is hands down the best unlocked smartphone available, combining high-end specs and a pure Android experience with an unbelievably low price. In the U.S., though, the unlocked Nexus 5 only plays nice with T-Mobile and AT&T's networks....

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Google Nexus 5 Review

 

Each year, Google picks a silicon vendor, a hardware partner, and releases a new version of Android running on top of them. The result is a Nexus phone, and for five iterations now that process has repeated, resulting in a smartphone that's the purest...

As is often the case, the conclusion to this Nexus review is one part software, and one part hardware. I'll start with a discussion of Android 4.4.

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Google Nexus 5 review: Great value for money

 

Given its specification and performance, the Nexus 5 delivers great value for money — if you can live with its (few) drawbacks. The middling-quality camera and uninspiring chassis design don't worry us, but the lack of MicroSD card storage expansion...

Great value for money ; Excellent performance ; Large, clear, bright screen ; Android 4.4 (KitKat)

No MicroSD expansion ; Moderate battery life ; Uninspiring design ; Middling camera quality

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LG Nexus 5 review: Back to the future

 

Nexus phone releases are timed to let Google have the last word - and what a way to have it! A phone that matches any flagship on specs and premieres the latest OS version, but costs barely half as much as some of them. The Nexus 5 promises a great...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Penta-band 3G with HSPA; LTE cat3 ; 4.95" 16M-color 1080p True HD IPS Plus FullHD capacitive touchscreen ; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protection ; Android OS v4.4 KitKat ; Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU, 2 GB...

Non-expandable storage ; Poor video and audio codec support out of the box ; Non user-replaceable battery ; Comparatively poor battery life (except for calls) ; Loudspeaker is on the quiet side ; Limited availability at launch

It's a year since Google made a splash with an impressively spec'd smartphone at a bargain price. The Nexus 4 wasn't a financial success perhaps but making a profit off selling hardware is rarely the first thing on Google's mind. The pure Android...

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Google Nexus 5 (Unlocked)

 

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.

Very fast performance; Handy new features in Android 4.4 KitKat; Easy-to-grip soft-touch design; Much cheaper than competing flagship phones

Camera needs improvement; Display a bit cloudy

Nexus phones have always been about winning over Android purists who detest software skins and carrier bloatware. That's still the case, but Google has managed to broaden that appeal with the $349 Nexus 5. For significantly less money than competing...

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Nexus 5 Review

 

Let's cut to the chase: at $350 without the ties of a two-year contract, the Google Nexus 5 is an excellent smartphone and a bargain at that. Flushed with the positive response the sub-$300 Nexus 4 received last year, Google and manufacturer LG have...

The potential for just such an update is, if previous Nexus devices are anything to go by, a possibility we’d bet on. In fact, with at least as much Google software support and community – whether developer, friendly hacker, or accessory maker –...

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One Week With the Nexus 5

 

The new Nexus 5 from Google is so boring that it almost seems to embrace blandness. And that's a good thing.

OK Google, your voice activation and navigation make for a great Bluetooth co-pilot in my car. Auto-just-about-everything, from photo and video editing, to letting me know the latest scores. Simply the best reading and video viewing experience there is...

Exceedingly slippery. Slow shutter. Slurry images. How did this camera ship

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE

Display

Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:4.4X KITKAT / Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Sim Free / TALKTALK / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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