After months of tricking Android fans, search giant Google finally gave them a Halloween treat when they formally announced the Nexus 5. The new smartphone is not only the latest Nexus phone from Google, it is also the slimmest and and fastest phone to ever come out of this Google’s line. Unlike the Nexus 4 though, the new model is available not just in the Google PlayStore but also among several retailers. As expected, the new Nexus was launched together with Google’s Android OS 4.4, KitKat. The LG manufactured device has two versions, one for North America and Europe and one for Asia.
The LG manufactured Nexus 5 definitely one upped its predecessor, the Nexus 4. The N 5 no longer sports the glassy feel of the previous device but is now made of plastic and Gorilla Glass 3. Unlike other smartphones with plastic chassis, the Nexus 5’s body feels silky and solid giving users that expensive feel. The specifications include a full HD 5 inch edge to edge screen (the biggest display from a Google phone), powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and an impressive 3GB RAM. The N 5 boasts of a 1920 X 1080 pixel HD display (equivalent of a 444 pixel density), wireless charging capability, extended battery life (2300 mAh), expandable storage, LTE and NFC support, and an 8MP camera equipped with optical image stabilization sensor (OIS). Benchmarking performance tests of the new Google-LG smartphone shows that the device outperforms most Android phones currently on the market and even rivalling Apple’s iPhone 5s.
Being a pure Google device (that is manufactured by LG) the company made sure that users of the LG Nexus 5 will have the full Google information at your fingertips experience. Google “smarts” are deeply integrated into the smartphone. N 5 users just need to swipe once from home screen to get Google Now. Nexus 5 users can put Google to work just by saying “OK Google” to launch voice search, send messages, get directions, or access the playlist. Thanks to Android OS 4.4 KitKat, the device will no longer have unnecessary background services and reduced the memory consumption.
Alongside with Google support, the smartphone brings a possibility to enjoy perfect photos by day and night (with HDR+), 360͒ with Photo Sphere, Auto Backup and movie creation. And, of course, Google didn’t forget about gamers. Watch the video to see what new LG smartphone fits for. Choose the color that fits to you: black or white - and, what's important, save money in your purse. The great performance provided by Nexus 5 is available at a very affordable price.
Unlike the Nexus 4, the new model will not only be available initially on the Google Play store so Pinoy fans will be able to get a hold of it faster! The Nexus 5 is a top of the line phone with minimal price tag costing US $349 for the 16GB model and US $399 for the 32GB. For the Philippines price of the device, make sure you check PricePanda Philippines as we have deals on the N 5 from several trusted retailers in the country allowing you to find the best prices.