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Google Nexus 5 Smartphone Review - The Best Android Phone Currently - Look and Feel

Google Nexus 5 Smartphone Review - The Best Android Phone Currently
For under $400, the Nexus 5 represents the best of what Google can deliver right now with Android. Anthony takes a close look at it. (NASDAQ:GOOG, KRX:066575)
| Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 3, 2014 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Google

Look and Feel

 

Google and LG have done a very good job of making the Nexus 5 feel like a premium smartphone in all areas. Starting with the feel of the Nexus 5 itself, it feels like the perfect size in my hand; of course, all hands are different, so this varies from person to person.

 

I feel like the 4.95-inch screen is perfect, with the minimal bezel around the gorgeous display adding to its beauty. We have a white ceramic earpiece at the top, which stands out on the black front. The ceramic buttons on the side of the Nexus 5 feel great, and very 'premium.'

 

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On the front of the phone, we have that earpiece I mentioned before, the 1.3-megapixel camera, and of course, the gorgeous 4.95-inch Full HD display.

 

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Flipping the Nexus 5 over, we find some horizontal Nexus branding, the 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, and the LG logo down the bottom. There are two models: the LG-D820 (US version) and the LG-D821 (International).

 

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On the left of the phone, we have the ceramic volume rocker - which feels great to press.

 

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On the right side, we have the power button, and SIM card tray.

 

At the very top of the phone, we have the 3.5mm audio jack.

 

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On the very bottom of the phone, there's the usual microUSB port for charging and syncing your Nexus 5. Next to the microUSB port, we have two speaker grills, but only one of them works; the other is just for looks.

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