Google Nexus 5 is now available from play store in India. The 16 GB device is priced 28.999 and the 32 GB device is available for 32,999. The device were listed in the play store some time back, but as ‘coming soon.’ 16 GB devices were available from LG stores in the country yesterday itself. Now customers can buy the device online for a price Rs. 1000 less than that of the LG stores.
Google Nexus 5 launched few days ago has already received good reviews from global tech media. The device is already tagged ‘best android smartphone in its class.’ It comes equipped with Qualcomm 2.3 Ghz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor along with 2 GB of RAM. The display is 4.95 inches wide that serves full HD. Gorilla glass 3 protects it from scratches. The display offers 1920×1080 at 445 PPI. The phone offers clear and crisp pictures on a 5 inch wide screen.
Other noted feature is the Android 4.4 Kitkat OS in the device. Nexus 5 is the first device to feature Google’s latest mobile operating system Android 4.4 Kitkat. Google has added a number of new features into this new version of Android.
The 8 MP rear camera has optical image stabilization feature. Besides there is a 1.3 MP camera in the front for video chat. Nexus 5 weighs just 130 g and has dimensions 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm. The battery in the device is 2,300 mAh which is sufficient for a normal day usage of a 5 inch HD phone.
It is a 4G LTE compatible phone. Though not many cities in India now have 4G networks, Reliance Jio that bagged the licence for 4G in the country, recently have announced that 4G will be coming shortly all over the country. 4G uses a different technology which is primarily meant for data transfer. It is different from 1G/ 2G/ 3G technologies that are primarily meant for voice calling. According to reports 4G offers a data speed of up to 100 Mbps, which is many times better than the 21 Mbps speed offered by 3G. More over 4G comes at a price less than that of 3G. So by all means 4G on a smartphone will become inevitable in near future.