Google Nexus 5 is official, full specs inside

Jamie Feltham
November 1, 2013

They day has finally come – the Google Nexus 5 is official.

The company announced the phone last night, with it already available to order through the Google Play Store. The LG-made handset is already sold out in some territories, but, at the time of writing, doesn’t appear to be gone at the UK outlet.

So, what’s new? Well the power for one thing. The Nexus 5 is running on a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB of RAM, which is pretty top of the range for current Android handsets. The 5-inch screens display 1080p images. The rear camera is a 8MP snapper, while the front is a 1.3MP one. Its size has also been chopped down a bit, measuring just 8.59mm thick and weighs just 130g. It will of course also come running the newly-announced Android KitKat 4.4 OS, which we’ll detail for you in a bit.

In terms of battery it’s at 2,300mAh and storage provides 16GB of space, though the company admits this might be less once pre-installed apps are factored in.

But the absolute best bit? The price. The Nexus 5 will set you back £299, which is as much as half the price of some phones that run the latest Snapdragon chipset. It’s also available in both black and white models. Want it? Then head over to the Play Store and order one up.

With the Google Nexus 5 finally made a reality, we’re all about to turn our attention to the Google Nexus 10, which is next in line for a refresh.


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Jamie Feltham

Videogamer, music listener, squash player, exerciser, technology journalister. Multimedia journalism graduate, writing for the What Mobile mag and website

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