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The Nexus 5 is packed with all the bells and whistles required to make Android feel like the slick, smooth operating system it is meant to be. These include a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, which is perfect for running games, browsing the web and streaming video.
Each of the CPU’s cores has a 2.3GHz clock speed, and the processor is partnered with 2GB of RAM, which minimises loading times and helps with multitasking. This will be a significant step up for anyone who has been using a lower end Android device and decides to upgrade.
On top of all this you get 16GB of storage, which is more than enough for most users. Yet while the Nexus 5 has class-leading hardware, it is deliberately priced at the more affordable end of the spectrum, so you can save money without having to compromise on performance or features.
The Nexus 5 boasts a five inch display with a native 1080p resolution. The level of detail will impress anyone who has never experienced a full HD screen on a mobile device before. Vibrant colours and a good contrast ratio make it ideal for browsing and for running a wide range of apps.
The screen is also backlit with LEDs, making it bright and yet efficient. This is especially important if you are using it in outdoor conditions where lesser displays may be hard to view under direct sunlight.
Under the skin sits a 2300mAh battery, which is capable of delivering up to 300 hours of standby and a maximum 17 hours of talk time on 3G. Real world performance will vary, based upon the way in which you use the phone, but the battery is more than capable of keeping this powerful device up and running all day.
Camera Fun and Connectivity
The primary eight-megapixel camera on the back of the phone can shoot excellent still images. It offers a range of special shooting modes, including HDR and photo sphere. It also has the ability to record video clips in 1080p full HD resolution, or you can use the secondary front-facing camera for video calls via apps such as Skype and BBM.
The Nexus 5 is a 4G handset, giving you access to next-generation data speeds wherever coverage is available. With 4G, websites will load faster and video streaming will run smoothly without the level of buffering you will experience on 3G.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and even NFC are also featured, ensuring that this is an ideal phone for staying in touch with friends and family.
All of this is wrapped up in a slim, stylish exterior design, making the LG Nexus 5 a hard act to follow.show less