Google Nexus 5 Review

December 11, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

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Reviews of the Google Nexus 5 from around the web. »

The Google Nexus 5 is the one new Google-branded phone for 2013. It takes over from the Google Nexus 4. And like that phone, it guns for its big-name Android rivals with a super-aggressive price. Offerring excellent performance, a smart design and great value, the Nexus 5 is undoubtedly one of the best phones of the year. Read on to find out why. Read more at
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In this review of the Nexus 5, I will attempt to answer one simple question: is Google capable of making a flagship, best-in-class smartphone it can sell for $349 off-contract? And I don't just mean a nice, okay, swell, good, decent, better-than-the-last-one phone. I mean a phone that stacks up against the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, HTC One, or Lumia 1020. A phone that people want to buy. A phone that can win hearts and minds.
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When you're shopping for a smartphone, what do you expect to get for less than $400 without a contract? Certainly not a top-of-the-line device, right? Until recently, that kind of price has been reserved for devices that were mid-range at best, or entry-level at worst. Ever since the gorgeous and powerful Nexus 4 came out last year for $300 on the Play Store, however, it's been clear Google is trying to give the high-end, $600-plus Android flagships a run for their money. Now the company's back with the Nexus 5, a power user's dream that sells for $350 and features some of the same specs you'd expect to see in a top-shelf device.
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The Nexus 5 is hereā€”and now even better than before. Thanks to Google's obvious subsidy on what should be a $600 smartphone, the Nexus 5 ($349/16GB; $399/32GB) is the best value on the market for an unlocked handset. Manufactured by LG, it features a host of improvements over last year's Nexus 4, including a 1080p 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera with HDR+, and LTE support. All of that combines to make the Nexus 5 our top pick for unlocked smartphones.
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