We saw a glimpse of the device at the Play Store but were still bereft of an official announcement at the time. Now, the Google Nexus 5 is finally unveiled. It’s the smartphone “made to capture the moments that matter.”

With hardware quite similar to what the LG G2 has, the Nexus 5 touts a Snapdragon 800 SoC and a 5-inch IPS display with 1080p resolution. It’s leaps and bounds superior than last year’s Nexus 4. Lighter and thinner, the 5 boasts a higher pixel density, more internal storage and better camera than the 4. Graphics performance is also enhanced thanks to an Adreno 330 GPU. Mobile data support is blazingly fast, too. Perhaps the only weakness the Nexus 5 has is its lack of microSD slot for storage expansion.

The Nexus 5 is also notable for being the first to feature Android 4.4 KitKat. There’s not much else change in the user interface or new features to discover besides a better phone dialer, new fonts and translucent menu bar, pre-bundled Google Wallet, and an improved Google Now. In fact, KitKat’s most significant feature is its optimizations needed to be functional in low-end devices. Hopefully, many old smartphones still running on 2.3 Gingerbread will finally receive an OS upgrade.

Google Nexus 5 Photos

Google Nexus 5 Specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 5-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 True HD), ~445ppi
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 3G, HSDPA, LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Li-Po 2300mAh battery


While the rear camera only has 8MP resolution, the Nexus 5 actually has a lot to improve its camera performance. For instance, it comes with optical image stabilization to reduce blurring that results from unwanted hand movement. Other camera perks include touch to focus, face detection, burst mode, panaroma, HDR+, and more.

Though the Play Store has been running for some years now, consumers in the Philippines are still not able to buy devices there. That said, they can either wait for LG to bring the Nexus 5 on our shores or buy it elsewhere online. DBGadgets and Kimstore, for instance, are already accepting pre-orders. They will sell the 16GB version of the device for Php23,800+, notably more expensive than Google’s $349 starting price because of the lack of subsidy.

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    Where can I buy Google Nexus 5 D821 version 16gb or 32gb 4G LTE here in Cebu and how much is the price??

    And how will I know if it’s ORIGINAL or FAKE??

    Please help……

  2. Pass. G2 na lang ako. Software enhancements are useless if you don’t have a big-capacity battery to back it up. plus I doubt if the Nexus’ camera is any better than the G2.

    1. Ehhm. You do realize that G2 is worth Php 26K-30K while Nexus 5 is worth Php 15K-23K. If you want to make it a budget friendly flagship device, you have to make sacrifices.

      1. PLEASE HELP!
        Where can I buy Google Nexus 5 D821 version 16gb or 32gb 4G LTE here in Cebu and how much is the price??

        And how will I know if it’s ORIGINAL or FAKE??

        1. dude
          just buy a local brand phone
          except for LTE, this foreign brands are overrated.
          Plus, you’ll be visiting their after-sales office many times if you’ll choose a local brand, you’ll have more friends that way.
          (Dont take this message seriously)