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LG Google Nexus 5 / D821

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Overall 8

Nexus 5

good house keeping
16 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The Nexus 5 is a great option for a fully featured, high performance, and affordable unlocked smartphone.
  • Pros: Excellent display quality, Excellent performance – ideal for running the newest Android games and visual apps, Comfortable to hold in hand, Slim and portable, Easy to read on, Easy to navigate
  • Cons: Subpar battery life, Subpar speaker quality
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Overall 8

Google Nexus 5 (Sprint)

PC Magazine
15 February 2014
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: Hardware still isn't quite class-leading on all fronts.
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Overall 9
Performance 7
Sound 7
Battery performance 9
Display 9
Weight 9
Noise 10
Gaming performance 8
Connectivity 8
Keyboard 8
Temperature 9
Camera 7

Review Google Nexus 5 Smartphone

27 November 2013
  • Summary: 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 offers extremely high-powered hardware and Google's newest operating system - Android KitKat.
  • Pros: Price, Android 4.4 KitKat, Workmanship quality, Color fidelity of the display, High display brightness, Updates provided, The price of the Nexus 5 makes for a very clear argument to buy. Google has once again made its price spiral down and made life difficult for its competitors. In addition, the update maintenance is guaranteed for multiple years.
  • Cons: Storage cannot be upgraded, Non-removable battery, Speaker sound quality, Google should either have made it possible to switch out the battery or provided a version with greater capacity. It is obviously possible, as the LG G2 proves.
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Overall 9

Google Nexus 5: The TechSpot Review

20 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Google Nexus 5 (Unlocked) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
8 November 2013
  • Summary: 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 smartphones, you can walk away with an unlocked LTE handset that packs the fastest processor, a full-HD screen and handy voice-search tools in a slim and light package.
  • Pros: Very fast performance, Handy new features in Android 4.4 KitKat, Easy-to-grip soft-touch design, Much cheaper than competing flagship phones
  • Cons: Camera needs improvement, Display a bit cloudy
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Overall 8

Google Nexus 5 review

7 November 2013
  • Conclusion: To judge the Nexus 5, we need return to the Nexus 4 for a moment. For all its greatness, the year-old phone failed to break into the mainstream, as regular buyers still flocked to Samsung for their Android smartphone fun. Is the Nexus 5 Google’s breakout device, ready to take on the accepted giants of the industry, such as the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One? At $350 unconnected for the 16GB model, it has every right to popularity; it’s half the price of its competitors.
  • Pros: Gorgeous screen, Android 4.4 is the best version yet, Nexus phones get updates straight from Google, Tightly integrated voice control, Solid build quality, Ultra-competitive $350 price
  • Cons: Boring design, Lacks the wow factor, The camera, though improved, isn't fantastic, SMS integration into Hangouts needs work, Battery life is inconsistent
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Overall 8

Google Nexus 5 is an excellent smartphone and a better value

1 November 2013
  • Summary: Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.
  • Pros: The Google Nexus 5 has LTE for multiple carriers, a sleek and solid build, and an excellent price. It makes crystal-clear calls, battery life is long, and integration of Google Now is deep and wide.
  • Cons: The Nexus 5's screen is dimmer than its competitors' and its camera struggles under auto settings. While an important OS update, Android 4.4 KitKat is more conceptual than feature-rich.
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Overall 8

Review: Google Nexus 5

9 January 2014
  • Conclusion: For around Rs 30,000, the Nexus 5 is the most powerful smartphone from a top-tier brand. Plus, it offers that “pure” Android 4.4 (Kitkat) experience. Maybe its design is too safe, but the construction is undoubtedly great. On the other hand, the phone has a few shortcoming such as an average camera and battery. Sunlight legibility is another niggling issue. Still, considering that its 16 GB version costs under 30k, the Nexus 5 is a great deal.
  • Pros: Android Kitkat out of the box; Impressively sharp screen; Excellent for gaming; Well priced.
  • Cons: Battery life could have been better; Average camera.
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Overall 8

Despite a few flaws, the Nexus 5 offers impressive value for money and comes highly recommended

Good Gear Guide.au
10 December 2013
  • Summary: The Nexus 5 boasts an excellent screen, powerful internals and runs the latest version of Android, but is slightly let down by poor battery life, and a camera that can't quite match its flagship competitors. Despite a few flaws, it offers impressive value for money and comes highly recommended.
  • Pros: Excellent screen, Powerful internals and performance, Android 4.4 is a nice update
  • Cons: Mediocre battery life, Some camera quirks, No expandable memory
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Overall 8

Nexus 5

6 December 2013
  • Excerpt: The LG Nexus 5 improves upon many of the shortcomings of its predecessor while still remaining well below the price point of a typical Android flagship phone. The smartphone comes in two different colours: black and white. In terms of aesthetics, most reviewers concur that it's unremarkable. According to Engadget, the simplistic design does little to stand out from other smartphones despite some “visual flourishes.
  • Pros: Excellent screen quality, LTE support, Fast processor, Ships with Android 4.4
  • Cons: Mediocre camera, Poor battery life
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