After months of waiting the Nexus 5 is finally official and the even better news is that its technical specifications match the leaks that made the headlines lately.
With a starting price of $349, the Nexus 5 is now live in Google Play Store and if you are living in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, or Korea we are glad to announce you that you can order yours right away. But we are here to talk Nexus 5 specs, aren’t we?
The smartphone co-developed by Google and LG boasts about a 4.95-inch (marketed as 5-inch) Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and a pixel density of about 445 ppi, protected against scratches by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer.
Nexus 5 is underpinned by Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset yet, the Snapdragon 800, based on a quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 450 MHz. On the back there’s an 8 MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization which should be an improvement from Nexus 4′s sensor, while the front-facing camera has a 1.3 MP shutter. The Nexus 5 specs list also includes 2 GB RAM and 16 or 32 GB internal storage.
Even though it has to accommodate a larger screen the Nexus 5 has about the same size as its predecessor, measuring 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm. It’s even lighter than the Nexus 4, weighing only 130 grams, mostly because the back is now made of soft-touch plastic instead of glass.
The Nexus 5 is powered by a 2,300 mAh battery which, according to Google’s tests, will be able to keep the smartphone awake through up to 17 hours talk time, 300 hours stand by time, 8.5 WiFi internet time, or 7 hours of LTE web browsing. Just like the Google flagship launched in 2012, Nexus 5 comes with built-in Wireless Charging.
The Android 4.4 KitKat-powered smartphone also comes with a build-in speaker and if you want to plug-in your headset you can use the 3.5 mm stereo audio connector. You will also get microUSB (SlimPort enabled), dual microphones, and ceramic power and volume buttons.
The connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0, and support for 2G/3G/4G LTE networks.
In North America the Nexus 5 is compatible with GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA 0/1/10, WCDMA 1/2/4/5/6/8/19, and LTE 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41 bands, while in the rest of the world it will work on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA 1/2/4/5/6/8, and LTE 1/3/5/7/8/20 bands.
Sensors? We know about them too: GPS, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure, and Hall.
As I was mentioning above, the Nexus 5 is already available in Google Play with a price tag of $349 for the 16 GB model and $399 for the 32 GB variant. Are you getting yours today?