Nexus 5: My next smartphone

Updated: Released 12/27/2013

So I finally unwrapped my Nexus 5 Christmas gift, and have been playing with it for the last few days.  So far it’s everything I expected, no surprises  Battery life seems decent, build quality is pretty good, and screen display is amazing. The camera which  I was looking forward to, did not disappoint, especially since google fixed and updated the camera software in it’s latest 4.4.2 KitKat. While the camera hardware performs well, the  stock Google camera is still a bit spartan , and could use some enhancements. So far the phone works like a champ and Im looking to keep this guy for a bit.

Updated: Released 10/31/2013

Its out just a few days after I originally posted this , Google officially released their newest smart phone. The nexus 5.
You can read the early reviews here.

Overall the previews have been very positive with price, camera and motox “OK Google” style listening features . Want to  buy your own NExus 5 Visit the Google Nexus page.

Nexus 5

Nexus 5

I’m a big Android / Google smartphone guy and I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the next pure Android Google Phone the Nexus 5.  I think Android devices are head and shoulders above the iPhone in a bunch of ways. While we have to give Apple credit for creating the modern smartphone space, even their latest products like the iPhone 5s looks dated (particularly IOS7 – the phones operating system) when you compare them to the hardware capabilities and features set of modern Android phones (NFC, larger screens, Google Wallet, better cameras, many OS advantages).

Nexus 4

Nexus 4

Nexus 4

I have had the Nexus 4 (manufactured by LG))since February, although the phone has been out since last October. Its a pretty decent smartphone, the best feature is that its a pure Google Android experience, no carrier or manufacture extras bloatware all over the phone, and it always runs the latest Android OS releases as of this posting that’s 4.3.3 Jelly Bean. Its a pretty nice phone with a 4.7″ IPS screen high-density screen, snap-dragon processor and NFC. Its not perfect, the camera is pretty weak, and there is no removable battery or extra storage like an SD card slot..

Nexus 5

The much anticipated Nexus 5 is set to be released by Nov.1 . The Nexus 5 will also be made by LG, and will share many similarities to LG current flagship Android smart Phone the LG G2 .My biggest expectation for this new phone is a better performing camera.

Comparison Nexus 4 vs. Nexus 5 Specifications

Here’s a short list of  specs comparison of the two phones. The thing that I’m most excited about is the larger screen, upgraded camera, and getting the latest version of KitKat Android OS..

Feature Nexus 4  Nexus 5
Mfg LG Electronics   LG Electronics
Released 10/29/2012 10/31/2013  (Released)
OS  Android 4.3 Jelly Bean  Android 4.4 KitKat.
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro  Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC
Storage 8/16GB models 16/32 GB models
Battery 2100 mAh  2300 mAh
Display 4.7 in IPS 4.96 IPS
Resolution 1280×768 px (318 ppi) 1920×1080 px (465 ppi)
Camera Rear 8MP 1080 video 8MP 1080 video HDR+ / stabilization
Camera Front-facing 1.3MP 1.2MP
Connectivity GPS/Bluetooth 4.0/NFC/Wifi b/g/n/MicroUSB GPS/Bluetooth 4.0/NFC/Wifi b/g/n/ac MicroUSB
Price (Base model) $199 $349

Released Oct. 31, 2103

The tech blogs are predicting from their sources that Google will make an announcement first week in November, and the phone will likely be available for pre-order the Nexus 5  on Google’s play store site   Then it should be available near the end of the month of November..

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