Google Nexus 5

Announced:
Oct 31, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 31, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

9.5
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Display

Display size:

5.0 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

445 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

70.89 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Optical image stabilization, Video light

Front:

1.3 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)

Weight:

4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Colors:

Black, Red, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort, TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor:

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400

GPU:

Adreno 330

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

UMTS:

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Battery

Capacity:

2300 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

17.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time:

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Music playback:

60.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 04, 2013

FCC ID value:

ZNFD821 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.92 W/kg

Body:

1.01 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.46 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.23 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 399

This device is also known as LG Nexus 5, LG D820, LG D821

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Google Nexus 5 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

MSRP price:

$ 349

Google Nexus 5 North America

North American version

Differences from the main variant:

OS:

Android (4.4.3)

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17, 19, 5, 26, 4, 2, 25, 1

LTE (TDD):

Bands 41

UMTS:

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Too little RAM

Description

The Nexus 5 is an affordable device packing top-shelf specs. Made in collaboration with Google and LG, the Nexus 5 runs on the newest Android 4.4 KitKat. It is a solid performer featuring a Snapdragon 800 system chip and 2GB of RAM. It is also the first Nexus to put the focus on camera performance as it comes with an 8-megapixel shooter with optical image stabilization (OIS).

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