Nexus 5

Last updated: May 6th, 2013.

The Nexus 5 is the 2013 handset release in Google's long line of Nexus phones. The device features a 4.95-inch 1080p HD display, and is heralded as the fastest Nexus phone yet. It gets that title due to the 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.

The phone is available in 16GB or 32GB variations, has an 8 megapixel 1080p HD camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi ac, NFC, and more. It was the first phone to launch with Android 4.4 KITKAT, which is the first OS update named using a commercial treat instead of a generic one.

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Nexus 5 hardware review

We’ve had our Nexus 5 for a little over a week now, making sure we’ve had enough time to get well acquainted with the device. During this time, we’ve taken the Nexus 5 out on dates, slept with it, got real nice and schmoozy with the phone. While I can’t show you video of the …

How to change the default SMS app in Android 4.4 KITKAT on the Nexus 5 [VIDEO]

ith Android 4.4 KITKAT came a great new feature — system-wide SMS handling. This gave developers an easy, pain-free way to hook into the device’s SMS handler, and resulted in giving users a more easy way to switch between SMS app. In the video inside, I show you how to quickly and easily change the default SMS app.

Switching between launchers in Android 4.4 KITKAT [VIDEO]

To say that switching between multiple replacement launchers in Android has been a pain would be a vast understatement. It sucked, and for a lot of users — particularly those who don’t consider themselves “power” users — it was downright confusing. Thankfully, Google looked to address that in Android 4.4 KITKAT with a new menu …

Nexus 5 camera review

It’s a curse that’s long plagued Nexus devices: piss poor camera performance. While the blame has never rested solely on Google’s shoulders — OEMs are the ones skimping on camera hardware after all — the stock Android camera software didn’t do much to help matters. With the Nexus 5 now available on Google Play, the …

Round-up: everything you need to know about the Nexus 5!

Boy, was yesterday a wild day. Google decided to straight out release the Nexus 5, with no announcement or warnings. It was all way too exciting and we were running around the office trying to cover all the news and details for you. What about today? Today we are suffering from what I will start …

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At $140, this refurbished Nexus 5 (32GB) is a pretty amazing deal

The Nexus 5 will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Not only didn’t the phone cost an arm and a leg, but it didn’t seem to sacrifice on much in order to hit that sub-$400 sweet spot. Right now, you can grab a refurbished Nexus 5 (32GB) for only $140.

Crazy Android modder equips Nexus 5 with a working micro SD slot

It’s been ages since we’ve a Nexus device has come with a micro SD card slot. It’s a terrible trend, really. One we hope will finally die off this year. But rather than bitch about it, one resourceful Nexus 5 owner has taken matters into his own hands.

Deal: 32GB Nexus 5 (2013) is just $199 at Expansys for Black Friday

Black Friday is coming early for Expansys. They’ve already started putting their deals up, with the biggest being a 2013 Nexus 5 (32GB) for just $199.99. The device can be found regularly on eBay in new condition for just over that amount, but it’s quite hard to find it just under $200.

Google releases Android 6.0’s monthly security patches for November

It’s a new month and a brand new set of Android security patches are being pushed out to Nexus devices. Google has already uploaded factory images to their Nexus Files for Developers page, so if you have a Nexus device, you can flash manually if you don’t feel like waiting.