Summary: Despite having a steeper price tag here in the PH, the Google Nexus 5 proves to be worth it. For $349, it’s god-like and for Php20k+, it still kills. The Google Nexus 5 is exclusively available from Smart with a suggested retail price of Php22,495 for the 16GB model (also free on Smart UnliData Plan 1500 ).
Excerpt: There are some phones that change an industry, and the Nexus 4 was one of them. Released for a ridiculously low $309 CDN ($299 USD) in early November 2012, the device went on to reveal the limitations of the carrier-free OEM strategy.
Conclusion: 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. Google adds a subtle but appreciated level of polish to the Android UI with its latest iteration of the OS. This has been true for a while now, but the Android we're talking about today is really a far departure from what existed back in the early 2.x days.
Excerpt: When Google and LG joined forces to create last year's Nexus 4 , it marked a significant shift in the Android market. Google's previous attempts at creating a "first-party" handset had been critically well-received, but the commercial reaction was relatively lukewarm when compared to Samsung and HTC's offerings.
Google Nexus 5 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Apple iPhone 5S camera
21 November 2013
Excerpt: When the best thing that you can say about a camera is that it's not bad, it doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Obviously the Nexus 5 isn't an elite camera, but how does it stack up to some other popular cameras released this year? Here's a Nexus 5 comparison to some more respected shooters.
Conclusion: Once again, Google has managed to deliver an astonishing package for an unbelievable price tag. The Snapdragon 800 SoC, five-inch 1080p IPS display, LTE connectivity and minimalist yet functional design would all be well suited to a handset nearly twice the price, yet the Nexus 5 brings it all together for just $349. On its value alone it’s easy to convince someone of the benefits of the handset, but let’s not forget the hardware and software that makes this phone a hit.
Excerpt: It almost goes without saying that the Google Nexus 5 is one of the most anticipated Android phones to launch in 2013, save perhaps for Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Previous generation Nexus devices from Google, whether phone or tablet, have proven to offer a lot of bang for the buck, excellent design and build quality and a pure representation of the Android OS.
Excerpt: It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used.