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Video shows the Nexus' line of phones evolution in looks and speed

Video shows the Nexus' line of phones evolution in looks and speed
The Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are all the rage right now, and for a very good reason. The second consecutive offering from the Google and LG duo offers value for money that is simply through the charts, just like it did with the Nexus 4 before that. The specs you get on a Nexus 5 are pretty much comparable with any top of the line device currently available, often at a fraction of the cost.

The story of the Nexus line as a whole, really, is one of the more interesting ones in the world of smartphones, though if you joined in only in the last two or three years, you likely won't even recognize the ancestors of the Nexus 5. They were every bit the geek chic that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 are nowadays, despite their outdated looks and gears. Speaking of those, the folks over at PhoneBuff have made a sweet side-by-side comparison of the entire Nexus line from the start, and their respective speed. Doesn't get much better than that, now does it? Geek on right below!

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posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:21 9

1. sss_ddk (Posts: 61; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Good one Nexus 4. I'm Keeping you for another year :)

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:30 1

8. hmd74 (Posts: 305; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Me 2 :)

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:42

11. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


The deal breaker is 4g if it's available in your area.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:21 3

2. rantao333 (Posts: 230; Member since: 21 May 2013)


i see no need to upgrade from nexus 4 to nexus 5

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:28 1

3. Reality_Check (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Mentioning the OS versions on each device would have helped a little :)

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:08

5. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


From left to right: GB 2.3, JB 4.1, JB 4.3, JB 4.3, KK 4.4.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:43 3

4. maccess (Posts: 598; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


galaxy nexus still awesome.. it really should get the 4.4..

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:16

6. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Omap chip

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:33

9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Google has the drivers. They're just lazy this time round.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:39 1

10. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's not that easy I'm afraid.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:26 1

12. buccob (Posts: 1400; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Mxyzptlk is right this time around... there are changes in the architechture that TI should provide themselves to be able to update... but they won't anymore...

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 14:07

14. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Luckily I know a lot of guys in the dev world are still clinging to the galaxy nexus, so we'll see a 4.4 rom soon.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:19

7. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's a good comparison video.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:51

13. av911 (Posts: 134; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I jumped on the Android bandwagon immediately when Apple started being sue-happy. Ditched the 4S and grabbed a Galaxy Nexus from Google, right when JB came out. That was perfect timing and I never looked back.

Thanks, Apple, for being a d!ck, would've never touched an Android device if it wasn't for you d!ckatude.

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