This is RealHardwareReviews unboxing of Google Nexus 5. Since the start of Android many suspected Google would soon come to the table with a phone of their own. When the Nexus 4 was revealed it fit a niche not seen before; power and beauty in a low enough cost to compete with the prices other manufacturers charged for a 2 year contract discount with their devices.

The success of above average specifications at a below market price point grew the Google name as a competitive smart phone and tablet option. With great manufacturers like Asus and LG, Google is now a house brand for smart phones and tablets.

The Nexus 5 is a thing of beauty with a clean OS that out performs the S4 and iPhone 5 in our in home start-up tests. The Nexus 5 and Galaxy S4 screens feel like clones of each other in quality and size. The basics of this phone are its major selling points, and with a price that kills the competition the Nexus 5 is a no brainer. It’s lack of accessories are completely over shadowed by the amount of money saved on the device cost and the fact most consumers will purchase higher end accessories with their phone anyways.


Release Date: 10/31/2013 Price:  16GB $349 32GB $399

4.95” 1920x1080P 445ppi Screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm 4.59 ounces (130g)

1.3Mp Front Camera 8Mp Rear Camera Up to 17 hour talk time Up to 8.5 hours on wifi up to 7 hours on LTE

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHz processor GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz

Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac NFC (Android Beam) Bluetooth 4.0

Choose 16GB or 32GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less) 2GB RAM (System)