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Overall 8
8.0

Nexus 5

good house keeping
25 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The successor to the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 comes unlocked and contract free and can be ordered through the Google Play store. Upon release, the Nexus 5 was the first phone to feature Google's all new Android 4.4 KitKat OS, which has optimized software and a modernized look.
  • 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
8.0

Google Nexus 5 Review

Digitaltrends
11 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Google Nexus 5 (Sprint)

PC Magazine
21 January 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 8
8.1

Google gets it right with Nexus 5 Android smartphone

infoworld.com
20 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I've found Google's previous attempts to create a "pure Android" flagship smartphone uninspiring. Last year's LG-built Nexus 4 didn't support LTE, for example, and the previous year's Samsung-built Galaxy Nexus marred its nice hardware with a series of software flaws.
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Overall 9
8.5

Google Nexus 5: The TechSpot Review

TechSpot
20 November 2013
  • Summary: Inside the Nexus 5 is a non-removable 8 Wh (2,300 mAh) battery that�s complemented by Qi wireless charging. Compared to the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5�s battery is 10% larger, but still a full 30% smaller than the 11.4 Wh (3,000 mAh) battery used in the Xperia Z1 and LG G2, both Snapdragon 800-powered...
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Overall 8
8.0

LG Nexus 5 Review

Examiner
15 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Halloween was one of the most anticipated days in smartphone history for many Android faithfuls like myself. The long rumored Nexus 5 device was finally announced by Google for purchase on October 31st and I immediately snagged it. I chose the Matte Black 16gig at $349.
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Overall 8
8.0

Google Nexus 5 (Unlocked) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
8 November 2013
  • Summary: The biggest weakness of the Nexus 5 is its camera. The image quality, performance and functionality don't measure up to the best smartphone cameras, so you might want to wait for Google to supply an update before snatching up this device. But it's really hard to beat this Nexus on value.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Google Nexus 5

Wired
7 November 2013
  • Excerpt: It’s become almost cliche to say that smartphones are boring now, but it’s true. The sleek pieces of hardware that once captured our imaginations have become more like traffic signals or televisions.
  • Pros: 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 on a handset, period, the end. The price is ...
  • Cons: Exceedingly slippery. Slow shutter. Slurry images. How did this camera ship?
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Overall 9
8.5

Nexus 5 Review: A Perfect Marriage of Solid Specs and Optimized Android

TechnoBuffalo
5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: We’ve patiently waited for the newest Nexus smartphone, through countless rumors and leaks (intentional or not), and it dropped unceremoniously last week, which is unconventional in an era where each new device gets its own press event at some elaborate…
  • Pros: Pure Android = faster updates, Inexpensive unlocked device, Wireless charging
  • Cons: OK Camera, OK battery life, Less than expected display quality, Not expandable storage
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 9
9.0
Camera 5
5.0
Software 9
9.0

Nexus 5 review

theverge.com
4 November 2013
  • Excerpt: In this review of the Nexus 5, I will attempt to answer one simple question: is Google capable of making a flagship, best-in-class smartphone it can sell for $349 off-contract? And I don't just mean a nice, okay, swell, good, decent, better-than-the-last-one phone.
  • Pros: KitKat is a major and welcome update, Performance on the phone screams, Gorgeous display
  • Cons: The camera is frustratingly hit or miss, Battery life was inconsistent, Hardware design is unexciting
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