Google Nexus 5 – 4.95-inch display and Snapdragon 800 processor, from £299

After yet another astonishingly detailed and relentless series of internet leaks, Google has now officially announced this year’s Nexus phone — the Nexus 5. The LG-made phone offers a 4.95-inch display powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series chipset, which operates at 2.3GHz alongside 2GB of RAM. Android 4.4 or the “KitKat” version of Google’s code is the Nexus 5’s OS.

The biggest change comes around the back of the phone, with the 8megapixel camera featuring a form of optical image stabilisation to steady shots, which ought to help capture clear photos no matter how much you’re shaking with rage/laughter/fear. Here it is:

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And despite being based on the bonkers LG G2, the Nexus 5’s buttons are on the side. The UK launch date is NOW, with Google saying it leaves the warehouse within the next two days — the price tag is £299 for the 16GB model. And there’s a white one too.

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  1. Michael Sheils

     /  October 31, 2013

    Price should have only been £260-70 when you look at the US price and add tax. Disappointed.

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    • Gary_C

       /  October 31, 2013

      Yeah, the P&P makes the number start with a 3, which I can’t justify. Much as I’d like.

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      • mintvilla

         /  October 31, 2013

        Its £295 from carphone warehouse, and i think free delivery too so mise well get it from there. i will be going into the store at 9am tomorrow (i work in construction and start work at 7.30 and i’m working in a city centre so am not being too sad lol) so hopefully i should have mine tomorrow morning.

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  2. Matt C

     /  November 2, 2013

    Seems the 32gb Black is most popular, now 2-3 weeks shipping time. Still 1-2 for the 32gb White

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  3. com_koenig

     /  November 4, 2013

    I’ve just bought a white one from the Brighton Carphone Warehouse too. Works out about the same per month as my Hero did four years ago. Now worrying it’ll be too large for my hands. Maybe I can grow my hands. Now where can I get a case that doesn’t cost a fortune?

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    • Gary_C

       /  November 4, 2013

      Mine’s in a post office depot in Glasgow. I’m sure eBay will sort you out with a case, plus a lot of people are finding some good cheap N5 options on Amazon already.

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  4. Matt C

     /  November 4, 2013

    Mine arrived this morning. It’s lovely, much lighter than I expected and the screen is great. Been playing a bit, seems snappy. I was hoping wi-fi might have been improved, I don’t get a signal in the toilet at work which would help pass the time, but I digress…

    Just picking a case for it now, I’m scared I’m going to drop it.

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    • Gary_C

       /  November 4, 2013

      Yeah, got to look after them when buying off contract. Suddenly the resale value seems 100 times more important when you pay for them in one chunk.

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