Nexus 5 official specs

Complete spec listings for Google and LG's five-inch Nexus phone

The Nexus 5 is finally official, bringing a top-level smartphone hardware paired with stock Android 4.4 KitKat at an affordable price point. Though pre-release leaks have told us a great deal about what's lurking beneath the Nexus 5's hood, it's worth taking a glance down the spec sheet now that everything's official, announced and finalized.

The short version: 5-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera and 4G LTE connectivity over a whole bunch of different bands.

You find the longer version after the break.

Nexus 5 hardware specifications

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Screen4.95” 1920x1080 display (445 ppi)Full HD IPSCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Camera1.3MP front facing8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization
Dimensions69.17x137.84x8.59 mm
Weight4.59 ounces (130g)
Battery2300 mAhTalk time up to 17 hours **Standby time up to 300 hours **Internet use time up to 8.5 hours on WiFi, up to 7 hours on LTE **Wireless Charging built in
AudioBuiltin speaker, 3.5mm stereo audio connector
ProcessingCPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHzGPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
WirelessDualband WiFi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/acNFC (Android Beam)Bluetooth 4.0
Networks (North America)GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHzCDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
Networks (Rest of World)GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHzWCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
MemoryChoose 16GB or 32GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)2GB RAM
Ports and ConnectorsmicroUSBSlimPort™ enabled3.5mm stereo audio jackDual microphonesCeramic power and volume buttons
SensorsGPSGyroscopeAccelerometerCompassProximity/Ambient LightPressureHall

** Testing was conducted by Google using preproduction Nexus 5 devices and software. Talk time tests used default settings with WiFi off and LTE on. Standby time tests used default settings with LTE on and WiFi connected to a test access point. WiFi internet tests had Airplane Mode on with WiFi 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 WiFi off and LTE on, and used the same testing method as the WiFi internet tests.

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

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