Google Nexus 5 Phone Review

Google Nexus 5

I confess I love technology and especially new phones, so much so that it without doubt drives the wife’s my vice.

The latest phone that I have my hands on is the Google Nexus 5 phone…oh it’s so pretty.

Everyone knows just how much the latest smart phones cost, most starting at about £450 and going up and up and up but the Google Nexus 5 phone is £299, yes you read that right £299. That’s for a 16GB and for the 32GB it’s just £339 and for the equivalent fruit based one you’ll easily be looking at £549.

Nexus 5 as the name suggests has a 5” screen and is powered but the latest release of Android - KitKat 4.4, it is the first phone with this system. Like most of the latest phones it is 4G enabled.


  • 136 g and 8.59 mm
  • 4.95” 1920 x 1080 display (445 ppi)
  • Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHz processor
  • 4G/LTE and Dualband Wi-Fi
  • Android™ 4.4, KitKat®
  • Wireless charging
Google Nexus 5
Google Nexus 5

The all important camera is also very good with a 1.3mp front facing camera and an 8mp rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation.

The argument always used to be that Google Play doesn’t have the same quality of Apps as other stores but that’s no longer true, I can’t actually remember the last I couldn’t find an App on both (one that was useful not a random rubbish one)

On the whole it operates as well as any of the more expensive smartphones and easily runs and works as well as my old Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The slightly rubberised back means it takes pretty much anything I throw at it and I haven't had a case on it and it still looks as good as new.

I like the fact that everything is already linked to the phone. Having already got various Google accounts it’s just a case of starting the phone and adding my account and boom it all syncs together and my calendar, contacts and emails are downloaded within minutes.

I’m sure no one would be disappointed with this phone and there is very few limitations, it may be slightly slower than a few of the others but the price tag easily makes up for that. It’s one down side is the fact that the battery isn’t the greatest. On a full charge might will usually start to die at around 8pm but I am a heavy user. I’ll be tweeting, taking photos, listening to music and emailing during the course of the day so if you’re a lighter user then it will easily last a full day.