LG Nexus 5

Specifications
LG Nexus 5
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  • 4.95" 1080x1920 pixels
  • 8MP 1080p
  • 2GB RAM Snapdragon 800
  • 2300mAh Li-Po
Released 2013, November 130g, 8.6mm thickness Android 4.4, up to 6.0 16GB/32GB storage, no card slot
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Network
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
  CDMA 800 / 1900 - North American version
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 900 - North American version
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 17, 19, 25, 26, 41 - North America
  1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2013, October. Released 2013, November
Status Discontinued
Body
Dimensions 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Micro-SIM
Display
Type True HD IPS+
Size 4.95 inches, 67.5 cm2 (~70.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~445 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Platform
OS Android 4.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 (28 nm)
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Memory
Card slot No
Internal 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 2GB RAM
 eMMC 4.5
Main Camera
Single 8 MP, f/2.4, 30mm (standard), 1/3.2", 1.4µm, AF, OIS
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Single 1.3 MP, f/2.4, 1/6", 1.9µm
Video
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
Positioning GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0 (SlimPort), USB On-The-Go
Features
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery
Type Li-Po 2300 mAh, non-removable
Charging Wireless (Qi)
Stand-by Up to 300 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 17 h (3G)
Misc
Colors Black, White, Red
Models Nexus 5, D820, D821
SAR 0.92 W/kg (head)     1.23 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.49 W/kg (head)     0.48 W/kg (body)    
Price About 260 EUR
Tests
Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 1016
Basemark X: 11638
Display Contrast ratio: 967:1 (nominal) / 2.228:1 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 65dB
Audio quality Noise -93.3dB / Crosstalk -94.3dB
Battery life Endurance rating 38h

User opinions and reviews

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Oct 2022
  • pwv

You can give a new life to your Nexus 5 with an unofficial LineageOS 18.1 ROM (Android 11) https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rom-unofficial-lineageos-18-1-for-nexus-5-hammerhead-discontinued.4214367/

  • Sam
  • 27 Aug 2022
  • ssB

To upgrade the ROM you need to buy a new motherboard (it's just 15-20$ on aliexpress and the shipping is free)

  • Robin
  • 07 Jun 2022
  • TLJ

Still miss my Nexus 5. The best feel/form-factor of any phone ever made: Slim and super-lightweight (popped in a shirt/trouser pocket, solid and nice grippy feel. Took decent video (noticeably better than the new phone I use. Not the brightest screen...

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