It is very strange to me that almost everyone considers the Nexus 5 as "based on the LG G2" when:
- The battery is different (smaller)
- The screen is different (smaller)
- The camera is different (fewer megapixels)
- The button placement is different (indicating a different circuit board).
- There is no FM radio
- There is no infrared transmitter
- I can see no mention of 802.11ac WiFi according to the posted service manual.
Of course, it features the same processor, but I suppose many upcoming phones from other manufacturers will sport the same processor too.
Nexus 128-bit, 07 Oct 2013The best of Android Period.It's not even out yet, period.
Cho, 07 Oct 2013Whyyy 8 MP?:(:( for this reason I don't want to buy this phone anymoreSorry but that's a stupid reason not to buy the phone!
AzA, 07 Oct 2013That battery combined with the camera and the boring back is why I jumped in and bought a G2, ... moreMaybe boring,but still the fastest even with dated hardware and less specs. And yeah i forget to mention that UPDATES direct from the vendor unlike other Samsung, LG, Sony etc.... you have to wait for 8 month to get the latest updates if it's not even the latest with some issues here and there.
Nexus it's an Google IPHONE period.
Cho, 07 Oct 2013Whyyy 8 MP?:(:( for this reason I don't want to buy this phone anymoreThe 8MP on Nexus 5 comes with OIS and faster camera in phone till date. IPhone 5s comes with 8MP and still better than all Samsung galaxy's high ends including Note 3.
Guyz don't say it's a little upgrade from nexus 4.
Snapdragon800 and adreno330 are monsters compared to nexus4
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2013im watching blade runner film. google took the nexus name from this movie,,, nexus are robots ... moreDefinition of Nexus
nexus plural of nex·us (Noun)
A connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
A connected group or series: "a nexus of ideas".
connection - link - connexion - relation - tie - liaison
You are saying Google should use original ideas. Nexus is an english word. Anyone can use it.
If that is so, Apple is a fruit. Apple should use original ideas.
brynn, 06 Oct 2013Total disappointment,nothing different its just worse than other phones.Maybe Google does not want to compete with other flagship but just offer us good specs with moderate price. Those who always pursuit ultra high-end specs should consider other phones, not this one.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2013Not the best specs - nexus 5 google own latest flagship - pity ! so samsung rules ( or misr... moreSame CPU, same screen resolution, better screen tech and slightly smaller battery for me this is pretty much equal.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2013im watching blade runner film. google took the nexus name from this movie,,, nexus are robots ... morea lot of things are called nexus, stop spreading lies.http://www.macmall.com/p/Nexus...~pdp.eaafaii
Nexus is not meant to be a "flagship" it's more like a developer phone. Stop crying about specs smartphones can't even use at it's fullness. Also, the Nexus phones are much cheaper than phones with similar specs or at same price as lower spec phones.
im watching blade runner film. google took the nexus name from this movie,,, nexus are robots just like android is another word for robot. why google not use original ideas?
I read so many comments on how the Nexus 5 hardware is outdated, lacking in X feature, etc.
Google is not in the business to compete hardware-wise with the giant OEMs. The Nexus 5 is only a platform from which Google can deliver its products so that its millions of users can get their fix.
That battery combined with the camera and the boring back is why I jumped in and bought a G2, I have no regrets coming from a nexus 4. The battery life is immense!!
Not the best specs - nexus 5 google own latest flagship - pity !
so samsung rules ( or misrules) unchallenged .. thats pity also !
whatever happened to fair competitions for customers choice ?