Nexus 5

nexus-5The Nexus 5 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of 2013. However, the features of Google’s latest device have hardly been kept ‘top secret’ as on a number of occasions information about the new smartphone has found its way onto the web, even Google accidentally leaked information on the Play Store.

The Nexus 5 is the latest release from Google. Unlike its predecessor, the Nexus 4, this new incarnation of the Nexus has been manufactured by popular Korean technology giants LG. While the Nexus 5 sports a 4.95 inch display with an impressive screen resolution of 1920 x 1080, it is not a cumbersome device. Indeed, LG and Google have managed to make it both slimmer and lighter than its predecessor as it is just 8.59 mm thin and weighs a mere 136g.

The new device runs on Google’s popular Android operating system. The popularity of the Android operating system owes much to the fact that Android is designed specifically for devices with a touch display and the Android Market boasts around a million applications. The Nexus 5 comes preloaded with the new Android operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat. This new operating system is a significant improvement on the previous OS as KitKat has a new, clean design and improved searching and voice control capabilities.

The Nexus 5 is smart as well as beautiful. The new smartphone is equipped with a speedy 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM which makes it an incredibly responsive device. The smartphone is available in both a 16 GB and 32GB model, both of which are generous enough for you to store all your favourite apps, music and pictures on the device. In addition, if 32GB is not enough memory for you, the Nexus 5 has a microSD slot which means you add up to a further 64GB of memory.

The Nexus 5 has an 8MP primary camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera which means that you can take great photographs and make even clearer video calls. The optical image stabilization feature greatly improves photograph quality by reducing the amount of blur, perfect for when you are taking a spontaneous photo. In addition, the Nexus 5 has a new feature what Google aptly dubs Auto Awesome. This clever application allows you to transform you photos into quirky animations, photo booth style photos and stunning panoramas.

The Nexus 5 is available in either black or white. The 16GB model is priced and £299 and the 32GB model is £339.