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Google Nexus 5: Have a break, Buy a KitKat

, November 8, 2013, 0 Comments

Google nexus 5 android kitkatAfter many rumors, it’s finally out. The Nexus 5 is now unveiled in as many as 10 countries and soon coming to India. For all you Google junkies, keep your eyes and ears open for the best Nexus phone yet.

Manufactured by LG, this latest Google phone : Nexus 5 has many new features including Android 4.4 KitKat making it a superior competitor to all Android phones in today’s market.

What’s in it

The Nexus 5 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz processor with 2GB RAM, a 2300 mAh battery and a 8MP back camera with a 1.3MP in front. For countries like the US, the Nexus 5 seems to be the best one yet as it comes with LTE making connectivity a lot more effective.

What’s new

The Design
The Nexus 5 like many other Google phones is not a great looking phone. It’s as simple and plain as can be. The back of the phone is now a matte finish which is way better than the earlier glass that was always prone to scratches and dents. The Nexus 5 is still comfortable to hold and works great for anyone looking for the latest in technology because clearly the Nexus 5 is not the best looking phone around. If you are talking about comfort, this is quite comfortable and definitely worth checking out.

The Display
The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95 inch display which is by far the biggest in the Nexus series and a 1080p display that makes videos and pictures come to life. The display neither overuses or underuses colors. It’s plain and straightforward without the oversaturated tones their direct competitors use.

The Camera
The new 8MP camera has a new HDR+ mode that takes a set of burst photos and puts them together in one best shot. There is nothing wow about the camera in the Nexus 5. It’s mediocre at best. The contrast levels seem to be off and produce pictures that you would not quite expect from a leading smartphone. However, this camera is definitely better than all the earlier versions of Nexus put together. If you are looking for the smartphone with the best camera, I would definitely have my doubts on purchasing it.

What I like about the Nexus 5 is that it is available without a contract at a reasonable price of $349 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32GB phones. It has a great new display and one that competes fairly with the best ones in the market today. And what’s even better is that this phone comes with KitKat making it the best Android phone yet. However, I have my own doubts about their camera’s performance.

I own a HTC One which is not necessarily the best for camera shots today. The Nexus 5 does not even come close to the HTC One. Go figure! On the whole, this is a great smartphone minus what should have been a good camera. If you’re not into a mobile photography, I would say this has to be the best Android phone you will ever own. If not, good luck with your search!