Google has today, finally, announced the phone that has refused to stay hidden for the last month or more. The long awaited Nexus 5 is here. The specs match up with exactly what has been leaked over and over again and was confirmed in the leaked service manual.
The Nexus 5 comes in two storage options — 16GB and 32GB — and two colours — black and white. Pricing starts at $399 for the 16GB varieties, and $449 for the 32GB varieties. The Nexus 5 is available to purchase now, with despatch from Hong Kong like last year’s Nexus 4.
Do bear in mind though that not all orders are being confirmed immediately. Some of Ausdroid’s readers have noted that they did not receive email confirmation of their orders straight away, having to wait up to half an hour for these to come.
Would be buyers are being advised of shipping from the warehouse on the 5th of November — next Tuesday — with delivery a flat $19.95 per unit to an Australian address.
|Item||What we know|
|OS||Android™ 4.4 (KitKat®)|
|Screen||4.95″ 1920×1080 display (445 ppi), Full HD IPS with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3|
|CPU||2.3 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 SoC|
|GPU||Adreno 330, 450 MHz|
|RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Camera||8 MP Rear Facing with Optical Image Stabilisation with 1.3 MP Front Facing camera|
|Wireless||Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0 LE|
|Ports||3.5 mm stereo audio connector, Dual microphones, Ceramic power and volume buttons, Micro USB, SlimPort™ enabled|
|Charging||Wireless Charging built-in|
|Power||2,300 mAH Battery with :|
|Dimensions||69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm @ 130grams/td>|
|In The Box||Nexus 5, USB sync/charge cable, AC Adaptor and cable, SIM ejection tool, Safety and Warranty information, Quick start guide|
|Price and Store Link||$399 on the Play Store||$449 on the Play Store|
There are a couple of accessories that are listed with the Nexus 5 a Bumper case and a QuickCover although neither is available as yet, they are listed as Coming Soon:
The Nexus 5 Bumper Case will cost $39.95 and will be available in four colours – Black, White, Red and Yellow.
With a hard outer shell and soft rubber lining, the premium bumper case absorbs shocks while protecting your phone. For quick convenience, the Nexus 5 Bumper Case works seamlessly with Nexus Wireless Chargers so that you can charge and go
LG QuickCover for Nexus 5 will cost $54.95 and will be available in Black and White.
The LG QuickCover for Nexus 5 features a custom-fit unibody case and matte finish front cover for stylish protection from dents and scratches. Get access to your basic UI without swipe unlock by simply opening the front cover. For quick convenience without the bulk, the LG QuickCover for Nexus 5 works seamlessly with Nexus Wireless Chargers so that you can charge with ease. Available in both Black and White.
Google has released a quick video on the device
With devices shipping on the 5th of November (Tuesday) with a 1-2 Day turnaround, we should have our devices start arriving on Wednesday/Thursday. But stocks of the 16GB (Black) Nexus 5 are beginning to sell out in the US, so get on in while stocks last.
UPDATE: We’re now able to confirm the band support for the Nexus 5
- GSM – 850/900/1800/1900
- WCDMA– Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8(2100/1900/1700/850/800/900MHz)
- LTE – Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20(2100/1800/850/2600/900/800MHz)
Australian mobile networks do support UMTS/WCDMA on Bands 1, 5 and 8 – Optus (900/2100:Bands 8/1) Vodafone (850/900/2100: Bands 5/8/1) Telstra (850/2100: Bands 5/1) – so these are applicable to us. With regards to LTE, Australia currently runs the majority of our networks as LTE Band 3 (1800MHz) and the LG-D821 does indeed have that band, it also lists Band 8 which Telstra is currently testing and Band 7 which is due to be opened up on the first of October 2014.