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LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8998 reviews of LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The size and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reception. Many are less positive about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 user reviews of LG Nexus 5 / 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 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and portability are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the size and battery, while some have doubts about the apps and reliability.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

reliability, apps

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Nexus 5 UK Smartphone - Black (16GB)LG Nexus 5 UK Smartphone - Black (16GB)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1985 user reviews of LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and portability are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and GPS navigation get negative views.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

reliability, reception, GPS navigation, connectivity

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Nexus 5 D820 Unlocked Gsm 4G Lte Quad-Core Android Smartphone, 16GB, BlackLG Nexus 5 D820 Unlocked Gsm 4G Lte Quad-Core Android Smartphone, 16GB, Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the screen and design are generally positive. The price and performance also get good views, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability and size.

portability, performance, price, design, screen

size, reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GOOGLE NEXUS 5 16GB 4G LTE ANDROID SMARPHONE BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKEDGOOGLE NEXUS 5 16GB 4G LTE ANDROID SMARPHONE BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schuster (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

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....

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

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.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

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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Nov, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

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...

This isn’t the only smartphone that Android will be rolling with this upcoming season, but it’s arguably the best. The Nexus 4 found its way into more than one SlashGear writer’s pocket, and it’s a device that has stood the test of time since launch...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Google Nexus 5 (Unlocked) Review

 

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

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.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Mat Honan (wired.com)

Review: Google 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

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Google Nexus 5 review: Best low-priced, high-end Android smartphone

 

Summary: After a week with the Nexus 5, it is clear to me that the hardware is solid, the software is compelling, and while everything is not perfect it is possible to achieve more with some updates.

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Design

Curved Design: No

Display

Pixel density:423 / 445

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G standards:CDMA, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA / HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR3