Already on Thursday evening Google presented the Nexus 5, which replaces the Nexus 4. The new smartphone from Google is again being manufactured by LG and is largely identical in hardware to the LG G2: 4.95 inch display with 1920×1080 pixels, Snapdragon 800 with 2.3 GHz and 2 GB RAM. As a memory card slot is missing, just like its predecessor, you have to choose between the 16 GB and 32 GB version. Google places the Nexus 5 at a fighting price again: the 16 GB version of the Nexus 5 is available for 349 euro, the 32 GB Nexus 5 costs 399 euro.
Extensive connectivity and fixed battery
This time Google has not let itself be beaten about the radio standards: LTE, UMTS, quad-band GSM, dual-band WLAN according to 802.11a/b/g/n incl. ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GPS leave nothing to be desired. The battery is specified at 2,300 mAh and is supposed to allow a maximum standby time of 12.5 days - which, as with most current smartphones, is probably unrealistic. For calls it should be 17 hours, while surfing via LTE there are still 7 hours left; charging is wireless, whether there will be an appropriate charging station is still open.
Google sells the Nexus 5, which is shipped with Android 4.4 "Kitkat", via the Playstore: currently you can only buy the white version order with a delivery time of 2 - 3 weeks, which black version is sold out. Apparently Google has estimated the demand more realistically this time than for the Nexus 4, but the Nexus 5 should be available in regular shops from mid-November, so that you can save the 10 Euro shipping costs.