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
|Screen||4.95” 1920x1080 display (445 ppi)|
Full HD IPS
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
|Camera||1.3MP front facing|
8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization
|Weight||4.59 ounces (130g)|
Talk 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
|Audio||Builtin speaker, 3.5mm stereo audio connector|
|Processing||CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHz|
GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
|Wireless||Dualband WiFi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
NFC (Android Beam)
|Networks (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
|Networks (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)|
|Ports and Connectors||microUSB|
3.5mm stereo audio jack
Ceramic power and volume buttons
** 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.
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