The unlocked, black Google Nexus 5 D820 16GB Smartphone from LG improves on its predecessor, the Nexus 4, with a bigger 4.95" in-plane switching (IPS) display and a larger Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution. The IPS panel allows for wider viewing angles while the native resolution allows the Nexus 5 to play back 1080p Full HD content without upscaling or letterboxing. The display is also a capacitive touchscreen with full support for the multi-touch gestures incorporated into the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The screen is also made with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for high scratch resistance and screen durability.
The Nexus 5 is powered by a quad-core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. The micro-USB port allows you to charge as well as transfer data quickly from your computer to the Nexus 5 and vice versa. The micro-USB port also supports SlimPort. SlimPort uses a single cable to deliver high-definition video and audio from your Nexus 5 to a wide range of external displays, including projectors, PC monitors, and HDTVs. In order to take advantage of SlimPort, you'll have to purchase a SlimPort adapter (sold separately).
Bluetooth 4.0 is onboard for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi is also integrated for high-speed Internet connectivity. Built-in NFC allows you to instantly connect to other NFC-enabled devices for content sharing, simply by tapping the two devices together. GPS with GLONASS is also on-board for using Google Location and Maps services. Additionally, the Nexus 5 has an integrated 2300mAh battery that can deliver up to 17 hours of talk time and 7 hours of Internet browsing on a cellular network. The battery can also be charged wirelessly as well.
The Nexus 5 comes with the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. KitKat provides improved features to Android. Google Now is integrated deeper into Android. In fact, you can start using Google Now without even having to touch the screen. Instead, you can simply say "OK Google" to your smartphone and you'll be able to do voice search, send a text message, get directions, or even start playing music. Speaking of voices, the phone app has gotten a revamped look. Instead of the tired alphabetical sorting, KitKat will evaluate which contacts you speak with most often and automatically prioritize your contacts list accordingly. Also, the phone app is integrated with Google Maps so you'll be able to look up nearby restaurants and hotels directly from the app. On a related note, Caller ID also gets some Google Maps integration as well. If you receive a call from a phone number that is not in your contacts, Google Maps will search and display any matches from local businesses. It's clear that Google's goal with Android 4.4 KitKat is reduced Android fragmentation and a personal, customized experience.
The D820 is the North American version of the Nexus 5. It will run on any GSM network that uses cell frequencies this phone supports. However, the Nexus 5 may not work on certain CDMA carriers, such as Verizon, even if they support the same frequencies. If you are planning to use this phone on a CDMA carrier, please confirm with your carrier that they support the Nexus 5 before purchasing.
- GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
- 4.95" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
- The Nexus 5 features a 4.95" display with an in-plane switching (IPS) panel for wider viewing angles and less glare. The display is also a capacitive touchscreen so it supports multi-touch gestures for easy navigation. With a 1920 x 1080 native resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, the Nexus 5 can play back Full HD 1080p content without upscaling or letterboxing. The screen is built with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for high scratch resistance and durability. The Nexus 5 can play HD movies, YouTube streaming videos, and photos while delivering clean and clear visual quality.
- Front and Rear Cameras with HDR+, Photo Sphere, Auto Backup, and More
- On the rear of the Nexus 5, there is a 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization for minimal blur in photos. The rear camera also has a flash for taking photos in low-lit conditions. In addition the rear camera features HDR+ technology. HDR+ allows you to capture vivid photos by day and sharper photos by night. The Nexus 5 also has Photo Sphere, which allows you to create an immersive 360° view. After you've taken you're done capturing with the Nexus 5, you can use Auto Backup to automatically save and enhance every photo and video. You can also use Auto Awesome to automatically create animations, photo booth shots, and panorama views from your library. Auto Awesome movies can transform your best photos and videos into a short film with your choice of music, look, and feel. The Nexus 5 also has 1.3-megapixel front camera for video chatting.
- Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Performance
- The Nexus 5 houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of up to 2.26 GHz. The Nexus 5 also has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage for added performance.
- Android 4.4 KitKat
KitKat brings improved features to Android. Google Now is integrated deeper into Android. In fact, you can start using Google Now without even having to touch the screen. Instead, you can simply say "OK Google" to your smartphone and you'll be able to do voice search, send a text message, get directions or even start playing music.
KitKat will also come with Quickoffice preinstalled. With Quickoffice, you'll be able to create and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, view PDF files, access Google Drive, and even attach files to your emails. There is also improved support for wireless printing, Message Access Profile (MAP), IR blaster, and NFC. There is also an immersive mode that will clear up the clutter on your screen. It automatically hides everything, even the status and navigation bars, while you're viewing a photo, video, or playing a game. Oh, there is now also an emoji keyboard so you'll be able to send smiley faces at your leisure.
With the Nexus 5, you'll get access to the latest Android updates straight from Google. You'll also have access to over 1 million apps and games in the Google Play Store. Find the most popular free and paid apps, explore hand-picked collections, browse by category or simply search. The Nexus 5 can also use apps by Google, such as Gmail, Chrome, Google Calendar, Drive, and Google Keep. All your favorite Google apps work together seamlessly across all your devices, desktop and mobile. Everything important to you is instantly available.