All the leaks, speculation and rumours are finally over: the Nexus 5 is here.
(Credit: Josh Miller/CNET)
The LG-made handset offers the first taste of Android KitKat, the 4.4 version of Google's operating system. It's also a "vanilla" experience — just the pure OS with none of the manufacturer-created user interface add-ons.
If you're buying from the Google Play store, the pricing is AU$399 for 16GB and AU$449 for 32GB, although the handsets won't be shipping for another three to four weeks.
We've done a spec rundown comparing the Nexus 5 to the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s, as well as its predecessor, the Nexus 4.
|Nexus 5||Samsung Galaxy S4||Apple iPhone 5s||Nexus 4|
|Dimensions||137.84x69.17x8.59mm; 130g||136.6x69.8x7.9mm; 130g||123.8x58.6x7.6mm; 112g||133.9x68.7x9.1mm; 139g|
|Display||5-inch Full HD IPS; 1920x1080 pixels; 445ppi||5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED; 1920x1080 pixels; 441ppi||4-inch Retina display; 1136x640 pixels; 326ppi||4.7-inch Full HD IPS; 1280x768 pixels; 318ppi|
|OS||Android 4.4||Android 4.2*||iOS 7||Android 4.2*|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)|
|Rear camera and recording||8 megapixel||13 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video||8 megapixel with 1.5 pixels; 1080p Full HD video||8 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video|
|Front-facing camera||1.3 megapixel||2 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video||1.2 megapixel camera; 720p HD video||1.3 megapixel|
|Processor||2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800||1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600||Proprietary A7 (64 bit) with M7 motion processor||1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4|
|Capacity||16GB and 32GB||16GB, 32GB and 64GB||16GB, 32GB and 64GB||8GB and 16GB|
|Expandable memory||No||Yes, up to 64GB||No||No|
|Battery life||2300mAh embedded; usage time up to 17 hours; standby time up to 12 days||2600mAh removable; usage time up to 17 hours; standby time up to 12 days||Embedded; usage time online up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 days||2100mAh embedded; usage time up to 15 hours; standby time up to 16 days|