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LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9240 reviews of LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The size and usability also get good comments, but there are some critical opinions about the apps. Views about the connectivity and reception are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 user reviews of LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The usability and price are also appreciated. Reviews about the size and battery are different. Some have doubts about the apps and reliability.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

reliability, apps

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Nexus 5 UK Smartphone - Black (16GB)LG Nexus 5 UK Smartphone - Black (16GB)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1985 user reviews of LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and price also get good opinions, but there are some critical comments about the connectivity and GPS navigation.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

reliability, reception, GPS navigation, connectivity

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Nexus 5 D820 Unlocked Gsm 4G Lte Quad-Core Android Smartphone, 16GB, BlackLG Nexus 5 D820 Unlocked Gsm 4G Lte Quad-Core Android Smartphone, 16GB, Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of LG Nexus 5 / Google Nexus 5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the screen and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and size.

portability, performance, price, design, screen

size, reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GOOGLE NEXUS 5 16GB 4G LTE ANDROID SMARPHONE BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKEDGOOGLE NEXUS 5 16GB 4G LTE ANDROID SMARPHONE BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Simon Hill and Max Parker (techradar.com)

Google Nexus 5 review

 

Still a solid smartphone, but it's no longer king of the price point

Great value ; Lightning fast ; Lovely screen ; Android 4.4

Average battery life ; Low-light camera performance ; No expandable memory

Ratings in depth When the Nexus 5 launched in October 2013 it was lauded as "the best that Google has to offer", but almost two years on is that still the case or has the search giant's darling handset fallen behind the times?

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Nexus 5 review - Pocket-lint

 

The Nexus 5 delivers some great hardware at a price that's difficult to beat, along with the latest Android software which brings some new treats. The

Value for money, display, lots of power, Android KitKat brings some exciting new elements

Camera performance leaves a little to be desired, battery performance could be better, the design and build might divide opinion

There's a lot packed into the Nexus 5, particularly given the £299 and £339 pricepoints for 16GB and 32GB respectively. For that money, you get a display that rivals devices that cost some £200 more, and a chipset that is, in many cases, more powerful....

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Google Nexus 5 review

 

Can the Google Nexus 5 trump the excellent Nexus 4?

Incredible display ; Android KitKat ; That price tag

Average camera ; OK storage

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nexus 5 review - now with Android 5.1

 

The Nexus 5 is still a great phone for the money, if you can find one

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Google Nexus 5 review UK

 

Google Nexus 5 review UK

Google and LG have done a fantastic job with the Nexus 5, producing a very desirable phone at an outrageously low price. It's the best value-for-money smartphone out there right now. Note: Google is set to launch the Nexus 5X on 29 September.

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Google Nexus 5

 

Over the past few months It's been very difficult to log onto a tech site or forum without hearing about Google's fabled 2015 Nexus 5. According to industry rumblings the 2015 Nexus 5 will be built by LG, the same company that built the original 2013...

Excellent value ; Great performance ; Decent low-light camera performance ; Excellent screen

Non-expandable memory ; Camera tends to overexpose ; Mediocre battery life

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Nexus 5 review

 

The Google Nexus 5 does almost everything right for a very reasonable price

The Google Nexus 5’s only drawback is battery life; it managed just 7h 22m in our video playback test, which is three hours less than we expect to see from a modern smartphone. If you use your phone intensively, you'll need to top it up during the day....

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Google Nexus 5 review

 

Google's Nexus 5 is here with the scarily clever Android 4.4 KitKat and specs to match. But will it be a Nexus Chainsaw Massacre of the £500 flagships? [UPDATE: now with 4.4.1 camera update and video]

That sub-£300 price ; Powerful, scarily clever KitKat ; Sexy screen

Sub-par battery life ; Camera needs improvements

The future of Google in a gorgeous package makes this by far the best phone on a budget

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Google Nexus 5 review

 

The Nexus 5 was one of the most leaked smartphones of the year, but it's here and has brought Android 4.4 KitKat with it. Google teamed up with LG for the previous generation Nexus 4 and has kept that partnership alive with the Nexus 5. See also: The...

Google and LG have done a fantastic job with the Nexus 5, producing a very desirable phone at an outrageously low price. It's the best value-for-money smartphone out there right now.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S comparison review

 

Google has finally launched the Nexus 5 smartphone so how does it match up to Apple's flagship iPhone 5S? Find out in our Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S comparison review.

The Nexus 5 represents unbeatable value for money but the iPhone 5S could persuade you to spend the extra for Touch ID and camera features.

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2700
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Standby time (3G):300
Talk time (2G):17
Talk time (3G):17

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 1448 / 3280 x 2464
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 5
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 1448 / 3280 x 2464
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3 / 5
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1088
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR category (EU):B
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.486

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Red / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.6 / 12.7 / 13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:423 / 445
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, MP3, OGG, WAV, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, LC-AAC, MP3, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MP3, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3, WAV / MP3, AAC, AAC, WAV
FM radio: No
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, MP4 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MP4, 3GP, 3G2
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA / HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600 / 850,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.2
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n

Other features

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Google Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Google+, Google Now / Quickoffice, Chrome, Wallet
Cables included:Micro USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4.2 / Android 4.4 KitKat / Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B / USB Type-C
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.26 / 2.3
Processor Model:800 / 808 / MSM 8974

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4.2 / Android 4.4 KitKat / Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Chat, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Play, Google Talk, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 8.5 / 8.59 / 8.6
Height :13.8 / 14.7
Weight:129 / 130 / 136
Width:6.91 / 6.92 / 7.26