Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nexus 5 released!

Finally!!!! This Halloween was by far the best one till date for Android lovers like me!
I will write this article in 5 parts: Specifications, my impressions, the good, the bad and the conclusion.
Specifications: 


My Impressions:
First thought when I saw it on the Google Play Store, "Google, take my money!" Yes, I am THAT desperate to get a Nexus 5. I think this is the best phone of 2013.

The good:
  • Very reasonably priced: At just 350$ for the 16GB model and 400$ for the 32GB model, this is by far the phone with the most bang for the buck.
  • A Nexus device: Being a nexus, it will receive OTA updates directly from Google as soon as a new version of Android is announced. 
  • Optically stabilized camera: One of the top Android devices for shutterbugs along with the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the LG G2. OIS means even if you have shaky hands, the pictures you click will no longer be blurry or out-of-focus.
  • The display: With a 4.95" 1080P display, your eyes will be in for a treat with the sharpness of images.
  • Android Powerhouse: With a 2.3 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 Gigs  of RAM and with the optimizations of Android Kitkat, you will not be able to break a sweat even with the best of the CPU-intensive apps.
  • Wireless Charging: You don't need a description for this, do you? :P
  • Connectivity: With Wifi 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, wireless printing support, HDMI SlimPort support, you will surely not feel detached from the rest of the world.
The bad:
  • Online Availability: It will be hard for you to find a Nexus 5 in an actual store because Google just sells it on the Play Store (play.google.com)
  • Not very famous: If the Nexus 5 was manufactured by Samsung, you would see huge billboards, online advertisements and even people who are not that much into technology, would know it. Google is not a smartphone seller. This is sad that many people would not even come to know of this great product at this very much affordable price point.
  • No Contracts: People in the US tend to buy subsidized phones on 1/2 year contracts. Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons the Nexus 5 might not perform as well as other famous Android devices in the markets.
Conclusion:
You have 2 options. Buy it or envy other people who buy it. I think that the pros overcome the cons by a large extent.

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