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LG Nexus 5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the LG Nexus 5 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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LG Nexus 5 is a 2013 smartphone. It measures 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm and weighs 130 g. It has a True HD IPS+ display measuring 4.95" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 1920 and 445 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 1.3 MP. The main camera is Single with 8 MP.

It runs on Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU with 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM memory. The battery is 2300 mAh.

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LG Nexus 5 specs

General specs

Brand and model LG Nexus 5
Release date 2013, October
Dimensions 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
Body build Plastic body
Colors Black, White, Red
Battery 2300 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 300 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 17 h (3G)
Approximate price260 EUR

Screen

Technology True HD IPS+
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 4.95" inc
Screen area 67.5 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio70.8%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px
PPI /points per inch/ 445 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 8 MP, Single
Camera specs
-8 MP, f/2.4, 30mm (standard), 1/3.2'', 1.4µm, OIS, AF
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 1.3 MP, Single
Specifications 1.3 MP, f/2.4, 1/6'', 1.9µm

Performance

Operating system OS Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 (28 nm)
Processor CPU
- Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 330
External memory No
Internal memory 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score57240 (Rank 618 of 2084)
GeekBench 5 Single Core131 (Rank 1378 of 1552)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core409 (Rank 1429 of 1546)
GeekBench 4 Single Core897 (Rank 345 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core1926 (Rank 599 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript1988
GeekBench 4 Battery995

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Micro-SIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Class 12
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
USB microUSB 2.0 (SlimPort), USB Host
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.92 W/kg (head)     1.23 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.49 W/kg (head)     0.48 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Qi wireless charging

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the LG Nexus 5 was around 260 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2013, October.
The weight of the LG Nexus 5 is 130 g.
The screen size of the LG Nexus 5 is 4.95" inches.
The size of the LG Nexus 5 is 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.