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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

HTC One M8

HTC One M8

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

A stupendous smartphone – Samsung’s huge, 5.7in handset supplies oodles of features and a refined all-round performance

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

A great smartphone in every way, the Samsung Galaxy S5 edges in front of the HTC One (M8) as the best smartphone around

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Comparison

Product

Google Nexus 5

Nexus 5

HTC One M8

HTC One M8

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5
Details
Part Code Nexus 5 One M8 Galaxy Note 3 Galaxy S5
Review Date 8 Nov 2013 4 Apr 2014 18 Oct 2013 17 Apr 2014
Price ex VAT £250 £442 £488 £458
Price inc VAT £300 £530 £586 £550
Cheapest price on contract Free £79 Free
Contract monthly charge £22.00 £38.00 £34.00 £33.00
Contract period 24 months 24 months 24 months 24 months
Contract provider mobilphonesdirect.co.uk Vodafone
Overall rating 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 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 3 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) 70 x 9.8 x 146mm (WDH) 79 x 8.4 x 151mm (WDH) 73 x 8.1 x 142mm (WDH)
Weight 136g 156g 145g
Touchscreen yes yes yes
Core Specifications
RAM capacity 2.00GB 2MB 3.00GB 2.00GB
Camera megapixel rating 8.0mp 4.1mp 13.0mp 16.0mp
Front-facing camera? yes yes yes yes
Video capture? yes yes yes
Display
Screen size 4.95in 5.0in 5.7in 5.1in
Resolution 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920
Landscape mode? yes yes
Other wireless standards
Bluetooth support yes yes yes
Integrated GPS yes yes yes
Software
OS family Android Android Android Android
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