There aren’t too many smartphones out on the market right now that would compel me to switch from my trusty phone, but I’m really liking the new Nexus 5 just released by Google so much, that I just might make the switch. Let me just start off by saying that the Nexus 5 boasts a bunch of new features that I am not wholly familiar with. And that’s a refreshing feeling. Living in a valley of newly released gadgets every second and planned obsolescence every other second, its no wonder so many switch back and forth, myself included. But boredom isn’t the reason why I may be switching. Clearly, its the features on the Nexus 5 I am really impressed with (well, what I’ve seen online anyway).
First, Nexus 5 has an operating system called Android™ 4.4 (KitKat®) that integrates fully with Google and all of its products. We’re talking gmail, maps, contacts, social networks, photos… you name it. Deep Google integration is baked right into Nexus 5 (and all Google products) so that you can have mobile access to Google right there at your fingertips – which would come in handy, for example, when I need to get from Point A to point B while riding my bike (an option not so readily available on my current set-up).
Some other impressive features include: the 4.95″ 1920×1080 display (445 ppi) Full HD IPS Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, 1.3MP front facing and 8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization, talk time up to 17 hours (although not too many people talk on phones anymore, sadly), wireless charging (!), dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 16/32 GB internal storage, 2 GB RAM, micro USB , standard 3.5mm stereo audio jack, dual microphones, ceramic power and volume buttons, and … now, this all may sound foreign to you, but I will say spec-wise, the Nexus 5 is very impressive. Street price: $349. Now, if I can only figure out a way to keep my Unlimited Data plan and use it for this phone…
[Hat Tip TechCrunch]