Nexus 5: A Pure Google Dream Phone For $399 In Australia

Nexus 5: A Pure Google Dream Phone That's a Crazy Good Deal

We found out just about everything about the Nexus 5 over the past several weeks thanks to leak after endless leak. Today Google finally revealed its horribly kept secret, and there are very few surprises. But we were expecting awesome so that's AOK. Here's what you need to know.


Design

The Nexus 5 has grown a little bit since its Nexus 4 predecessor. It has a 5-inch, 441PPI, full HD display. It's thinner, lighter, of course has a bigger screen, a horizontal Nexus logo and a much bigger camera lens.

Nexus 5: A Pure Google Dream Phone That's a Crazy Good Deal

Specs

The LG phone has 2GB of RAM and is packed with a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chip, which is like muscle car specs in a smartphone. Its a quad-core chip that has a bonus core that lets you do stuff while the rest of the phone is asleep, which gives you a little help with battery life. In essence, this is an LG G2, but without the silly button or the horrible UI.

The back camera has an 8MP shooter and there's a 1.2MP lens on the front, which is disappointingly, the same as the Nexus 4's hot mess. However, the camera has some new features that might make it perform better.

Finally, the device has LTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC tech and Qi wireless charging.

Pricing

Once again, this is an area where the Nexus 5 matches up pretty well with the 4. It's $399 in Australia for the 16GB version, and $449 for the new 32GB version, which is a pretty good deal once you factor in the currency conversion and GST, although shipping will set you back another $19.95. You can pick it up from the Google Play store starting now.

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