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Nexus 5

Nexus 5

Verdict

Top performance and top value - the Nexus 5 is our new A-List smartphone

Review Date: 8 Nov 2013

Price when reviewed: £250

Full review

Overall Rating
6 stars out of 6

Alternative products

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

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HTC One M8

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A beautiful crafted, highly competent smartphone, packed with clever features; the best Android smartphone money can buy - for now

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Comparison

Product

Nexus 5

Nexus 5

Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

One M8

HTC One M8

Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5
Details
Part Code Nexus 5 Xperia Z2 One M8 Xperia Z3 Galaxy Note 3 Galaxy S5
Review Date 8 Nov 2013 14 May 2014 4 Apr 2014 15 Oct 2014 18 Oct 2013 17 Apr 2014
Price ex VAT £250 £446 £442 £290 £488 £458
Price inc VAT £300 £535 £530 £348 £586 £550
Cheapest price on contract Free £79 Free Free
Contract monthly charge £22.00 £33.00 £38.00 £18.00 £34.00 £33.00
Contract period 24 months 24 months 24 months 24 months 24 months 24 months
Contract provider mobilphonesdirect.co.uk Vodafone mobiles.co.uk
Overall rating 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Value for Money 6 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 3 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Battery Life
Talk time, quoted 17hrs 20hrs
Standby, quoted 12 days 12hrs 2 days, 16hrs
Physical
Dimensions 69 x 8.9 x 138mm (WDH) 147 x 8.2 x 73mm (WDH) 70 x 9.8 x 146mm (WDH) 65 x 8.7 x 127mm (WDH) 79 x 8.4 x 151mm (WDH) 73 x 8.1 x 142mm (WDH)
Weight 136g 163g 156g 129g 145g
Touchscreen yes yes yes yes yes
Primary keyboard On-screen
Core Specifications
RAM capacity 2.00GB 3MB 2MB 3.00GB 3.00GB 2.00GB
Camera megapixel rating 8.0mp 20.7mp 4.1mp 20.7mp 13.0mp 16.0mp
Front-facing camera? yes yes yes yes yes yes
Video capture? yes yes yes yes
Display
Screen size 4.95in 5.2in 5.0in 4.6in 5.7in 5.1in
Resolution 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920 720 x 1280 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920
Landscape mode? yes yes yes
Other wireless standards
Bluetooth support yes yes yes yes
Integrated GPS yes yes yes yes
Software
OS family Android Android Android Android Android Android
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