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Google Nexus 5

(32GB - D821)


The Nexus 5 has now been discontinued, as an alternative you may like to consider the Google Nexus 6.

Google Nexus 5 Overview

Over the past few years we have seen Google partner up with a manufacturer to produce a Nexus smartphone. Always running top of the line hardware and the most recent version of Android, totally vanilla, the Nexus range of devices are the flagships of Android being delivered the way it was intended.

Last year's Nexus 4, manufactured by LG, was massively popular and Google has seen fit to keep the partnership going with the 2013 release of the Nexus 5.

Android 4.4 KitKat

The Nexus 5 is the first device in the world to be running the new Android 4.4 version KitKat and all the most recently updated Google applications including the redesigned Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Calendar, Drive, Keep and more.


Upgrades to the hardware include the absolute top of the line processing power delivered by the quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800. Backed up by 2 GB of RAM, this next generation system on a chip delivers the ultimate performance and multitasking functionality.

Qualcomm have also built in the upgraded Adreno 330 GPU onto the 800. Coupled with Android's recent support for the newest Open GL standards, top of the range mobile gaming is quite literally at your fingertips.

Size & Design

Being able to record and playback Full HD content as well as top flight games is nothing without a display to enjoy it on. To this end Google has included a Full HD 1920 x 1280 4.95 inch IPS LCD display.

Big enough to enjoy fine multimedia detail without being so overly large as to be cumbersome, the screen size is the best compromise in a sea of ever larger devices. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has also been included for ultimate scratch resistance.

At only 8.59 mm thick and 130 grams, LG has managed to keep the profile of the Nexus 5 as svelte as possible. A soft matte finish has been applied to the back of the Nexus 5 as well, this enhances grip and avoids it sliding on gloss surfaces.


In today's world, the ability to connect to all sorts or other devices and accessories is an absolute necessity for a top tier device. Alongside supporting Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and 4G LTE, the Nexus 5 has a complete suite of entertainment connectivity options.

NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy are present for one-touch pairing of accessories and contactless payments. You will also find Wi-Fi direct Miracast for screen mirroring and video streaming with compatible screens and dongles.


An 8 megapixel camera module has been fitted to the back of the Nexus 5. With Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) technology, you can be more sure of capturing blur free images, even when snapping moving objects. New lens technology is included for increased light capture for better performance in low light.

HDR has found its way into many top end smartphone cameras and the Nexus 5 is not to be outdone here. HDR+ captures a number of images in quick succession and aggregates the colours and brightness to give you the best possible outcome,be that deep colours during the day or as much brightness and as little noise as possible at night.

Android 4.4 also keeps the Photosphere mode introduced in 4.3, allowing you to take a full 360 degree panoramic shot.

Reasons to buy Google Nexus 5

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Quad Core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 4.95" Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual channel 2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC & Wi-Fi direct Miracast
  • 4G LTE compatible
  • Qi wireless charging built in

What's in the box of Google Nexus 5

  • Nexus 5 handset
  • USB sync/charge cable
  • AC adaptor and cable
  • SIM ejection tool
  • Safety & warranty information
  • Quick Start Guide


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.4 KitKat
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed2.3GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • OtherAdreno 330 GPU
Expansion Slot
  • Type
  • Capacity (Up to)
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16/32GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5
  • TypeFull HD LCD
  • Resolution 1920 x 1280
  • Other
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesInternational Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 & 20
  • Speed
  • Version4.0 LE
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB
  • PowerMicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video OutHDMI via Slimport
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels8
  • FlashAuto focus w/ LED Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • Other
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type1.3 MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity2300 mAh
  • Type
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm
Weight 130 grams
Warranty12 months



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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

No - You have only the internal phone memory.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a micro SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


Does this phone have video out?

Yes, via the microUSB port, but a SlimPort adapter is required. This is sold seperately.

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