Nexus 5 appears in the flesh: images pour from around the globe, along with Android KitKat features

Nexus 5 appears in the flesh: images pour from around the globe, along with Android KitKat features
It's not hard to fathom that the Google Nexus 5 launch is finally imminent, as today brought a flurry of images, unboxing and hands-ons from all over the world that depict the long-teased handset. We've got people chipping in from Ireland, UK, Switzerland, and Reddit users answering questions with phone in hand.

The AMA session returned some interesting tidbits about the Android 4.4 KitKat niceties that will debut with the phone. There seems to be some kind of overarching backup solution created by Google, think iCloud for Android, as it seems to back your app settings, saved games and the like, so a pretty far reaching feature if it pans out with a bunch of storage, too, like mentioned.

As for design, camera and battery life, the user mentioned it feels pretty good in the hand, the camera is of average quality, and the phone would last you about 8 hours during browsing and 6 hours of video watching, so about what we'd expect from a 2300 mAh unit.


source: Reddit, Frandroid, G+, CTech (Weibo), Androidnext 

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)

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46 Comments

1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 430; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

And Google can't acknowledge it. You've got til November 1st, Google. Otherwise you can F*** OFF

23. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

pretty sure they're gonna announce it soon. an online store in my country is already taking pre-orders set to be shipped in tuesday for about 600 dollars. i know it ain't cheap, but i live in the philippines so prices are almost definitely high.

34. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

well said!! Enough Said Release The Kraken already!!!!

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The guy in the first picture: Hey guys, Johhhhhhhnnnnnn V here...

3. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Vic Gundotra wrote on Google+ : "Contemplating serious issues tonight. While listening to this." .....and shared a video I like that guy.

4. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

OMG OMG OMG, IT'S GETTING HOT, IT'S GETTING HOT, IT'S GETTING HOT!

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

S T O P

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

T E A S I N G

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

U S ! ! !

8. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

O R ..

13. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

E L S E .

15. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

D I E . . .

24. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

G O O G L E D I I E E E E E E . . .

9. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I'LL.

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

oh... its an LG. Every LG phone I've ever owned has been a horrible experience. I hope its been better. I wish it were a Motorola.

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Experience on Nexus phones have nothing to do with the manufacturer.

12. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I'm starting to think the battery life is awful. Was it that hard to fit in a 3000mAh battery?

17. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Yes. Too big.

44. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I think they have optimized the phone and os for low consumption....google might not be dumb enough to put it....plus it will bring down the price which is good=)

14. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

FAIL FAIL FAIL Nexus 5 is a HUGE FAIL!!! What the hell is 2300mah!! Nexus 5 will be the worst reviewed phone in 2013 & 2014 Google you are a disgrace!!

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Im sure you have something else to go troll on......but before you leave it will beat the socks of the Lumia 1520 mate!!

31. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

U kidding right? Besides being android 6 hours of video is pretty bad, pretty much my Z1 can do 10 hours of video so it is not trolling, mostly complaining on the battery which people were afraid in the first place, they should have added a 3000 mah no doubt and since battery is no replaceable getting a powercase to make.it live longer will make ur phone bulky

43. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Firstly I am not your mate. You can call me GOD!! Secondly don't even dare compare the AWESOME LUMIA 1520 to the Nexus 5 rubbish that dies out before 12pm and the pathetic yellow shade on the crappy camera. Nexus is over!! in two months local councils will provide bins just for Nexus 5 to be put in.

46. Castro90

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Hey guys, I've found him! I've found the 10 year old....

40. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Worst reviewed lol, it'll sell more then wp with a cash bonus. Can't give that crap away, err wait, they have too, killed a OEM doing it, that's a fail.

16. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Camera hump alert.

22. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

That's a platic cap protecting the camera. Once you take it off, you won't notice any hump.

19. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

You want a big battery? Buy a G2. Simple.

25. steedsofwar unregistered

Exactly what I did

20. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Looks great, I must say :) but why did Google skimp on the battery??? 2300mAh is ridiculously small for a phone with a 5inch HD1080P display.

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