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 They were every bit the geek chic that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 are nowadays, despite their outdated looks and gears.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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14 Comments

1. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

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

8. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Me 2 :)

11. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

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

2. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

3. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

5. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

4. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

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

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Omap chip

9. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's not that easy I'm afraid.

12. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

14. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 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.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's a good comparison video.

13. av911 unregistered

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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