Ever since Google launched the Nexus range of products, we have seen quite a bit of innovation in their phones and tablets. Dual Cores, Quad cores and 1-2 GBs of RAM – Google has been very quick when it comes to adapting the latest and greatest technologies into their devices. Nexus 5 is no different. The main and most talked about feature of the phone is obviously its operating system, Android Kit Kat. Nexus 5 is the first mobile phone to publicly feature the latest iteration of the Android software. It has some other features to go along with the software as well, like the 8 MP camera, the 2.26 GHz processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2 full Gigabytes of RAM.
While the Nexus 5 has its fair share of problems, there are some really good things that this flagship mobile phone from Google brings to the table. We write about a few of them below:
While $349 isn’t really low-price for a phone, it is though the best $349 you will spent on any smart-phone considering the features you are getting for your money. You get an unlocked phone without any contracts and you can use it anywhere in the world. You don’t have to pay a monthly fee for data or voice minutes you don’t use. You are getting best-in-class processor (2.3 GHz) and best in class GPU for almost half the price of next competing phone.
Apart from being a massive 4.95 inch, the screen has a 1080p resolution and an astonishing pixel density of 445 pixels per inch. The colors look great on the screen and pictures look lively. The screen is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with IPS technology.
Nexus 5 has a 2.26 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor that makes the phone very responsive and snappy for doing daily tasks and then some. Launching apps, taking photos, playing games and editing videos is a piece of cake – thanks to this processor and the 2 GB RAM that goes along with it.
Nexus 5 brings Android 4.4 KitKat to the masses. This latest iteration of Android OS is quicker, power savvy, and more stable than any previous versions of Android. It consumes less RAM and delivers more performance. Apart from that, KitKat also brings a “Light” theme to the Android. White colors take more screen space than blacks as was the case with the previous Android Software version. It also bring easier voice search and voice activation to the Android devices. Searching anything on the internet is as easy as saying “Okay, Google” to your device, quite literally.
Although many have touted the 8MP camera on this phone as mediocre at best, you can’t get a batter camera in any phone at the price of what you are paying for the Nexus 5. The camera has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and HDR+. Both these features help you good pictures but it is in no way a replacement for your DSLR or a regular point and shoot for that matter.