Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone unveiled by Google. Specifications. Video Promo.






The smartphone sports a 4.95-inch, 1,920-by-1,080 full HD IPS Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display with 445 pixels per inch. It runs a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip (quad-core), 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU, and will be the first device with Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Nexus 5, manufactured by LG, also includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 8-megapixel rear shooter with optical image stabilization.
"The advanced new lens on Nexus 5 captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots," Google says.
And with optical image stabilization, you no longer have to worry about shaky hands and blurry pictures. A new HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible single shot."
With a 2,300 mAH battery, Google promised up to 17 hours of talk time, 300 hours of standby, 8.5 hours of Internet time on Wi-Fi and 7 hours on LTE. If you need more, the Nexus 5 includes built-in wireless charging support.
There's 16GB of internal storage (actual storage will be less thanks to pre-loaded software) and 2GB of RAM.
The Nexus 5 is available today, unlocked and in black, for $349 via Google Play in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Korea.
It will go on sale "soon" via Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy, and RadioShack. Sprint said it will have the device starting Nov. 8 for $149.99 (16GB), with pre-orders beginning tomorrow.
Android 4.4 KitKat

The Nexus 5 also includes Android 4.4 KitKat, which Google said will be available on the Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4, and HTC One Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.

With KitKat, the Nexus 5 will support the "OK Google" voice command option found in Motorola's new Moto X and Droid lineup.
Google also promised "beautiful full-screen album and movie art when your device is locked" with the ability to play, pause, or seek to a specific moment. An immersive mode also hides everything except what you really want to see, ideal for e-books. "Swipe the edge of the screen to bring back your status bar and navigation buttons," Google said.
KitKat includes faster multi-tasking, Google said, as well as "smart" additions to features like caller ID, which will match unknown callers with Google Maps listings, and a prioritized contacts list.
SMS, MMS, video calls, and other conversations will also be combined into one view via the Hangouts app.
"Android 4.4 is designed to run fast, smooth, and responsively on a much broader range of devices than ever before — including on millions of entry-level devices around the world that have as little as 512MB RAM," Google said on its developer website.
That's accomplished through memory management that streamlines major components. "Core system processes are trimmed to use less heap, and they now more aggressively protect system memory from apps consuming large amounts of RAM," Google said. "When multiple services start at once — such as when network connectivity changes — Android now launches the services serially, in small groups, to avoid peak memory demands."

Nexus 5 Full Specifications:

  • SCREEN
    • 4.95” 1920x1080 display (445 ppi)
    • Full HD IPS
    • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • CAMERAS
    • 1.3MP front facing
    • 8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization
  • DIMENSIONS
    • 69.17x137.84x8.59 mm
    • 4.59 ounces (130g)
  • BATTERY
    • 2300 mAh
    • Talk time up to 17 hours*
    • Standby time up to 300 hours†
    • Internet use time up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE‡
    • Wireless Charging built-in
    *Testing was conducted by Google using preproduction Nexus 5 devices and software. Talk time tests used default settings with Wi-Fi off and LTE on.
    †Standby time tests used default settings with LTE on and Wi-Fi connected to a test access point. Wi-Fi internet tests had Airplane Mode on with Wi-Fi connected to a test access point, while loading three popular websites cached on a local server. The Nexus 5 loaded a page, waited 40 seconds, and then loaded a page from the next site.
    ‡LTE internet tests had Wi-Fi off and LTE on, and used the same testing method as the Wi-Fi internet tests.
  • AUDIO
    • Built-in speaker
    • 3.5mm stereo audio connector
  • PROCESSING
    • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHz
    • GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
  • WIRELESS
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • NFC (Android Beam)
    • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NETWORKS
    • 2G/3G/4G LTE
    •  
    • North America:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
    • LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
    •  
    • Rest of World:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8
    • LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
  • MEMORY
    • Choose 16GB or 32GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
    • 2GB RAM
  • PORTS AND CONNECTORS
    • microUSB
    • SlimPort™ enabled
    • 3.5mm stereo audio jack
    • Dual microphones
    • Ceramic power and volume buttons
  • SENSORS
    • GPS
    • Gyroscope
    • Accelerometer
    • Compass
    • Proximity/Ambient Light
    • Pressure
    • Hall


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