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Review: LG Nexus 5 on Telus Mobility.

Intro

The Nexus 5 is of course the fifth instalment of Google’s flagship device and the second one that LG has produced. Running kit kat, also known as Android 4.3 from Google, The Nexus 5 provides top notch specs and at an impressive price point of $499 CAD.

Quick Spec

The nexus 5 is a solid smart phone with 2GB RAM and boasts a 2.3 GHZ snap dragon 800 chipset which is definitely a market leader.

Design

Nexus 5 has a 5″ 1080P display with 1920×1080 resolution, showing its crisp flawless images. The phone itself is larger than most and the screen is fairly narrow coming in at 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6mm and this is because of the bezel which houses the screen allowing for a larger touch screen display. The Nexus 5 decided to go with plastic on the front and back therefore the weight is reduced making the phone lighter. I prefer the plastic myself because it seems to be more durable. There were many reports of cracked backs due to the glass design on the Nexus 5’s predecessor the Nexus 4 so I was impressed to see this change. The ear piece is round and is not ideal for anyone’s ear as you need to reposition constantly; However, the sound quality is good. Also at the top of the Nexus 5 is the front facing camera and LED notifier. The bottom of the Nexus 5 has a micro USB port for charging and syncing and two not so impressive speakers. On the rear of the Nexus 5 is an 8mp camera with the flash located right below. Unfortunately, you cannot increase the memory so I suggest purchasing the 32GB model from the get go.
Call Quality

The call quality was good when you have your ear positioned right over the tiny circular speaker. The speaker phone calls I found were pretty bad due to the small weak speaker at the bottom of the Nexus 5.

Camera

Let’s talk image quality, I’m quite impressed with the sharpness and colours as they appeared very natural. This camera is great for a simple shoot and go.

The Nexus 5 shoots video at 1080P HD resolution, basically this is the standard these days on the high end smartphones. If you are at all shakey while shooting video, the Nexus 5 has a hard time compensating for movement. When shooting video I found the phone has a hard time adjusting from a dark to bright scene and vice versa. The Nexus 5 media is the same as other versions of Android, obviously because this is a google operated device. The media revolves around google services which I prefer. As any other smart phone you can rent and buy movies through different applications.

Music

The quality of the speaker is terrible compared to the Samsung S4, overall not the worst or by any means a deal breaker. The Nexus 5 has the ability to bring in their own music or download through google play services.

Battery

The Nexus 5 is no different than any other smart phone when it comes to battery life. The more you use it the more you lose it, with that being said video play does drain it quite fast.

Overall, the Nexus 5 by google is a great phone and I would recommend it to anyone of my family, friends or colleagues.

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