Nexus 5 reach the market to match, at least, the successes of the previous version, the well-known Nexus 4. I believe that there are few surprises that we can bring us to the presentation today, since we knew practically everything that we were going to find. We knew the technical characteristics, had been left to quickly see at the official store and even had a touchdown in video.
So news as such, few beyond the official presentation today (something Moreover expected) and confirmation of price and release date: Nexus 5 will have a price of 349 dollars and is already on sale at the official store of Google.
Nexus 5, technical
As always start by the features and detailed technical specifications of the Nexus 5 and, incidentally, compared to the of the current Nexus 4:
|Nexus 5||Nexus 4|
|Screen||4.95 inch True HD IPS Plus||4.7 inch True HD IPS Plus|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 px (445 ppp)||1280 x 768 px (318 ppp)|
|Processor||QC Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (4xKrait 400-2.3 GHz.)||QC Snapdragon S4 ‘Pro’ APQ8064 (4xKrait 200 to 1.5 GHz.)|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 320|
|RAM memory||2 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||16 or 32 GB||8 or 16 GB|
|Camera (front/rear)||8 Mpx. + front 1.3 Mpx.||8 Mpx. + front 1.3 Mpx.|
|Battery||2,300 mAh.||2100 mAh.|
|Other||LTE / 4G Wireless charging, Gorilla Glass 3, NFC||Gorilla Glass 2, NFC|
|Dimensions||137, 84 x 69, 17 x 8, 59 mm||133, 9 x 68, 7 x 9, 1 mm|
|Weight||130 grams||139 grams|
|Operating system||4.4 Android KitKat||Android (future upgradeable 4.4 4.3|
A giant inside and out
If we study the technical characteristics soon we will realize that Nexus 5 is a giant on the inside and out. 5 inch screen includes FullHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels and density of 445 ppp, the highest in the market) and will be moved by the extraordinary Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 GPU Adreno 330, today one of the most powerful SoC of the market.
It is also true that many of the specifications of the Nexus 5 they are inherited from the Nexus 4. For example the RAM memory (2 GB that, on the other hand, seem a figure more than enough) or cameras (rear 8 megapixel camera and front of 1.3, on them we’ll talk about later). Storage comes up to offer two models of 16 and 32 GB without microSD, and as expected in the evolution of smartphones Nexus 5 is more thin and weighs less than Nexus 4. Specifically it decreases 5 mm thickness and 9 grams its weight, which is certainly not much but at least is ‘something’.
Another Nexus not caring the camera
We were talking about a feature inherited from the Nexus 4 is the camera, then incorporates that seems the same 8-megapixel sensor in the same position (at the top), with LED flash but this time surrounded by a small protective metal surface.
Feature highlights we are the optical stabilization Google/LG have incorporated in the 5 Nexus, and that we wanted to try in our own hands to see what changes imply with respect to the previous model sensor.
At first it seems that there will be differences and Nexus 5 will continue away from the market smartphones more caring photography: Lumia 1020, HTC One or iPhone 5S, give some concrete examples.
Nexus 5, video analysis
Nexus 5 with Android 4.4: price and availability in Spain
When it was announced in early September we all knew it would be the Nexus 5 the first to give bite to the ‘KitKat’ Android, and thus is. Nexus 5 released Android 4.4, version coming in the next few days the other Nexus devices and, within a few weeks or months, other terminals which manufacturers wish to implement this new version.
On this occasion we can feel fortunate, because Nexus 5 is now available in Spain for 350 euros 16 GB capacity model, and 399 euros of 32 GB. In both cases with two colors available for the back cover, black and white and a lot of officers ‘bumpers’, with multiple colors to choose. Google promises to send the phone from November 4.
The official list of countries where Nexus 5 is already available is as follows: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Korea in the South, in addition of course in Spain.