Google Nexus 5: High-End Mid-Price

It is one of the hardest smartphones to get: their stocks usually run out quickly. The lucky few who have been able to buy the Nexus 5, devised by Google and materialized by LG, have a mobile with high-end features and attractive price. 

The last cry and the half-hearted who continue to give war.Cheap and expensive. All smartphones are in the comparator of cellphoneexplorer.com:

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For Less Than 400 Euros

Google and LG allied (as they did with the Nexus 4) to bring to market a high-end smartphone at an interesting price:349 eurosthe 16GB version and 399 euros the 32GB version (compared to 700 euros Which went on sale theSamsung Galaxy S4 16 GB or the 599 euros of therecent iPhone 5C).

High Performance And New System

The screen is somewhat larger than the previous Nexus and the phone is thinner (8.6 mm).As for the weight, there is almost no difference with its rivals in Apple and Samsung: 130 grams.

Internal memory is16 or 32 GB dependingon model(not expandable: no micro SD card slot).

Although the new version of the Android operating system (the 4.4, namedKitKat) has taken many of the headlines, it is worth stopping to examine the high performance of this phone:

True HD IPS Plus 5-inch screen with Full HD resolution 1920×1080 pixels

Qualcomn Snapdragon 800 processor with 4 cores at 2.4 GHz maximum frequency

Adreno 330 to 450 Mhz graphics unit

2GB of RAM

High connectivity: LTE (4G networks), WiFi 5G,NFCtechnology, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB 2.0.

Much Noise… And Few Units For Sale

The 2,300 mAh battery is not removable and may be theweak point.

Insteadthe camera moves in the stratospheric levelsof high-end smartphones: 8 megapixels, LED flash, optical stabilizer and the ability to record in Full HD at 30 frames per second.Much more humble is its front camera, with only 1.3 megapixels.

Thenecessary criticism ofthe Nexus is the same as always: the user’s expectations are stimulated and then he is disappointed by telling him that they are gone.The 16GB version is out of stock and the 32GB version has a lead time of at least two weeks.

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