LG Google Nexus 5

LG Google Nexus 5
LG Google Nexus 5 smartphone was launched in October 2013. The phone comes with a 4.95-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 445 pixels per inch.

The LG Google Nexus 5 is powered by 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LG Google Nexus 5 packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.3-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The LG Google Nexus 5 runs Android 4.4 and is powered by a 2300mAh non removable battery. It measures 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 130.00 grams.

The LG Google Nexus 5 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Brilliant display
  • Great performance
  • Guaranteed Timely Android updates
  • Bad
  • Mediocre camera
  • Battery backup could have been better
  • No external storage support





Front Camera



 1080x1920 pixels




 Android 4.4



Rear Camera


Battery capacity

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LG Google Nexus 5 detailed specifications
Release date October 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59
Weight (g) 130.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2300
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 4.95
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 445
Processor 2.26GHz  quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Internal storage 16GB
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 1.3-megapixel
Operating System Android 4.4
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No

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User ratings and reviews for LG Google Nexus 5

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the good and bad
By shrey gautam | 01 May 2014
This phone is good in performance and display but weak in camera and battery backup. The battery feature should have been improved before release.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
Best nexus i have used
By Saikat Das | 06 May 2014
people not liking this is a BS.Deserves a 5 star rating without a doubt. Only cons is its too much sexy ;)
Rating: 5 out of 5
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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
Awesome Gadget with some compromises. !!
By Sumit Chauhan | 02 May 2014
The nexus 5 is the best phone in this price range, it does come with a small battery & the camera is not the best considering other flagship models but the fact that you get the latest chipset from Qualcomm & the adreno 330 GPU along with 2GB ram & most important of all updates from google for the next 18 months at least makes this phone a value for money product, another stand out feature for me is Corning Gorilla glass 3 which means a screen guard is not required for the screen however some may disagree. Pro & Cons have been discussed in many other reviews so i thought i would state a few battery saving tips. 1) Screen brightness set manually as per requirement & not on auto. 2) Turn Off Google Now if not required. 3) Uncheck Wi-fi scanning even when wi-fi is switched off. 4) Bluetooth,GPS, Wi-fi,NFC & other wireless features switched off when not required. 5)Vibrate on keypress also switched off. 6)Refrain from using Live wallpapers. 7) Keep Widget usage to a minimum & keep as few home screens as possible. 8) Manually update apps switch off auto-updates as constant search for updates online does drain battery. 9) Toggle between 2G/3G as per requirement, especially considering 3G reception is still not great in india. 10) Kill all apps that you dont want running in the background.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
Great phone at an exceptional price.
By abcd sdf | 06 May 2014
First of all ,I will list down the pros of nexus 5. 1. Pure unadulterated android version,although somewhat you feel like its more of Google. 2.Exceptionally fast processor and bright full hd display. 3.First one to receive latest android updates. 4.Last but not the least,Best value for money phone available in the market in this range. The cons- 1.Average battery life. 2.No slot for external memory card, although you can get the 32 GB version also. 3.Not great camera. All I can say is,if you are ok with its battery life and camera,then just buy this phone,I guarantee you will not regret it.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
The best Android experience!
By Mohd. Alber Jahangir | 01 Jun 2014
I had recently picked one Nexus 5 and will share how much it impressed, disappointed or wow’d me. Galaxy phones non standardized, outdated and modified versions of android have always frustrated me, I remember how much I wished my S3,S4 were not having the hardware home button and instead the original nexus style home button. Same goes for the multitasking key. While using the non Nexus phones I was always feeling lagging behind when it comes to software update and not having the real feel and functionality of android as google wanted it to be. So, I picked one Nexus 5 and here is the review. I got a black one and the first thing I noticed about the phone is its very understated design. The front face is all black with no branding and actually I like that as it makes it different from the usual crowd of phones. It gives a sense of uniqueness. The back is a soft touch plastic with a Nexus written vertically. The soft touch goes till the edges of the phone and serves as a better grip when in hand and feels extremely comfortable to hold. The ear piece is unusually round but adds to the uniqueness of the phone.There is a notification light at the bottom as with all nexus phones although I never figured out why not on top! The phone feels quite light in hand given the size of it. One thing that I always wished is a removable battery which unfortunately is not the case here. So if you take great care of your phones you can have a shiny phone with a worn out battery after a year or so. There are usual sensors on the front and ceramic power and volume buttons on the sides. On the top you have the headphone jack and a microphone for noise cancellation and talking when the phone is on speakerphone. The back of the phone has a rather unusually big camera lens with a tiny flash LED right beneath it.if you notice the camera lens it actually is not flush to the back but protrudes out a bit and is susceptible to scratches if you keep it on its back on surfaces. I am yet to discover the reasons behind not recessing the camera a bit into the phone to save it from scratches! The bottom of the phone has a microphone and a speakerphone with iPhone 5 like perforations. Since the words that I can use here are limited, I will summarize the review. Nexus is a great phone. Its a phone for the people who are android purists. You are always running the latest android sweetness the moment it is served unlike other android flagships like HTC and samsung where you spend more and get an outdated android version with no gurantee of the upgrade. It performs butterly smooth with no bloatware and you get a clean and minimalist interface which in a way relaxes you. The camera is superb as against the reviews as i found pics well focussed and low light performance was wonderful. With each upgrade it makes it better n better. One thing that I wished it has is a removable battery. But between iPhone 5s, s4 and Nexus 5, I use nexus 5 as its a great phone at an unbeatable price
Rating: 5 out of 5
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