We usually don’t cover too much on the Android side of things, but every once in a while a device comes along that catches our attention. The new Nexus 5 from LG and Google is one such device.
Android has matured greatly over the last two years, and the hardware has done likewise. The Nexus 5 looked like a solid device on paper, and that has been reaffirmed by our hands-on time with the device.
The Nexus 5 is one of the first iPhone 5s competitors to hit store shelves that made us look. Check out the full unboxing video for a brief look into the phone’s form and function.
- It’s big, but doesn’t feel monstrous
- It’s cheap plastic, but it feels well built in hand
- I hate how the camera protrudes on the rear
- Google Now is a bit scary because it listens for your “OK Google” command, but it’s really convenient
- The device isn’t a world beater performance wise, and the iPhone 5s still beats it handily in single core performance benchmarks
*Click the image above to see the full benchmark comparison.
We’ll have a deeper head-to-head comparison coming up, but in the meantime, this should be enough to whet your appetite.