First impressions: Nexus 5


So, I have now got a Nexus 5 smartphone. I got it on Sunday, and I’ll tell you that story another time, and It has been a phone I have wanted to get for some time. So here are my first impressions.

This phone isn’t too heavy, but has a nice weight in my hand. On the front is the screen, a 4.95 inch display, there is also a 1.3 megapixel camera, for 720p HD Video calling, and a notification light on the bottom. No buttons on the front, just the camera, the light and the earpiece. The bottom of the phone has a speaker and a microphone, and a micro USB port. on the right hand side there is the on/off button and my micro sim card slot. on the top there is another microphone for noise cancellation and a 3.5 mm head phone jack. And on the left hand side there is a volume rocker. The back has a nice rubbery feel and a Nexus logo, as well as an LG Logo. I also have an 8 Megapixel camera and flash as well.

The other specs of the phone include:

Wifi/3G/4G Support

16 or 32GB storage (I have 32GB)

1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.95 inches (~445 ppi pixel density)

8 Megapixel rearfacing camera, with HDR.


Wireless charging

To name a few, more on this link:


This phone has Android 4.4 KitKat, specifically 4.4.2 and It is just as good as the OS is on the Nexus 7. It’s a lot more colourful and nicer to look at. The OS is easy to use, as it always has been for android and you really only need to spend a few minutes with it to get it completely.

First impressions

I have only had this phone a few days, but the call quality is great, the battery is reliable, as I don’t use my phone a lot, it is good to know it works. The camera isn’t good in low light or indoor conditions, but the pictures are satisfactory if you want a few fun snaps with your family. I like this phone, and I cannot wait to get to know it properly! My full review will be posted on my page ‘Tech Talks’ which I run with a few mates, so get liking, the link is here:¬†

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Since 2012, Benjamin Attwood has written for the If you Ask Ben blog.

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