Google Nexus 5: The Top 5 Reviews You Need to Read

The Google Nexus 5 was unveiled last week but the reviews are filtering in. The consensus so far is that it has potential to become Google’s flagship smartphone. Interested in buying it? These are the top five reviews you need to read.

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1. Joshua Topolsky – The Verge

The Nexus 5 is a huge step forward for a number of reasons – not least the sub-$350 (AUS$399 price tag (for the 16GB model – the 32GB option comes in at $399 /AUS $449).

There’s the Snapdragon 800 chip at the heart of things, running the show incredibly smoothly. The Google Nexus 5 is based loosely on the LG G2, with the same processor and similar IPS LCD screen, albeit with the new Google phone coming in at a smaller 4.95-inch.

Beavis focused on the internal specs and price. He thought the Snapdragon chip greatly increased the processing power of the phone and that the price was accurate. Overall, he felt the phone was a huge improvement over the Nexus 4.

5. Andrew Williams – Trusted Reviews

This is a deeply pragmatic phone in many respects, in that Google was clearly out to make a mobile that looks and feels great, without any of the flashy, budget-busting bits of a £600 phone like the iPhone 5S. The Google Nexus 5 is arguably much more conservative, design-wise, than the Nexus 4 it replaces.
The Nexus 5 is made of soft touch matt black plastic. It doesn’t sound as impressive as the aluminium of the HTC One, but the response from the TrustedReviews team was unanimous – it feels great.

Williams focused on the design which many reviews seem to neglect sometimes. The writer considered it a very comfortable phone that looks and feels great. Occasionally, these devices can be bloated and filled with accessories that are useless. However, Google seemed to streamline the new Nexus well. Check out the link below for more.

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