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The 5 best things About Google's Nexus 5

Al Sacco | Nov. 5, 2013
Here are the five best things about Google's Nexus 5 - the five things that will very likely make resisting the new Nexus a losing battle for me

The Nexus 5 display is also made of Gorilla Glass 3, the latest version of Corning's durably-designed glass.

As mentioned above, I have not tested the Nexus 5, and therefore, I can't say its display is better or worse than my iPhone 5s or Galaxy S4. But I also use a Nexus 7 (2013), which has a 1920x1200 display at 323ppi, and if the Nexus 5 is anything like the Nexus 7, its display is sure to impress.

4) Nexus 5 and Wireless Charging
At the same time that Google officially announced the Nexus 5, it also took the wraps off a new wireless charging pad that's reportedly compatible with both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. The pad uses Qi wireless power technology, but Google hasn't yet listed it for sale, even though it was expected last week. Pricing and availability details are also still MIA, but the gadget is expected to be released via Google Play in the near future.

The Nexus 5's built-in wireless charging is notable. While the technology and concept of wireless charging isn't new, the Nexus family of device is one of the first lines to feature built-in versions of the tech that don't require separate battery covers of cases. The Nexus 5 charging pad also reportedly features built-in magnets to hold the device in place while charging.

5) Nexus 5's Sleek, Simple yet Elegant Design
The Nexus is 5 is one of the best-looking Android phones ever released. That has a lot to do with its simple, minimalist design similar to its predecessor, the Nexus 4, which was also made by LG Electronics. The device comes in two colors: Black and white. And it only has two "physical" buttons: a power button on one side and the volume up and down buttons on the other side. Both buttons are made of ceramic, which is a nice touch. There are no buttons at all on the display.

Unfortunately, the Nexus 5 does not have a removable battery or batter cover, or a slot for a memory card. This is unfortunate from a functionality standpoint, but it does makes for a cleaner design overall. In other words, the Nexus is a really nice looking smartphone.

 

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