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Nexus 5 vs Nexus 5 (2015) – Google's Best Game Plan

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When Nexus 5 rolled out it caused quite a stir among tech aficionados. Google wanted to do something different when it released Nexus 6 back in 2014, but currently the game plan has changed and Google wishes to release a new Nexus 5 (the 2015 version). Based on tittle-tattle that we’ve heard, Google will be coming out with 2 Nexus devices in 2015. One is supposedly created by LG (goes by the name of Bullhead) and the other one is created by Huawei (also known as Angler). The LG one seems to be mirroring the Nexus 5 model, so in our analogy we will be analyzing the former Nexus 5 model and the Nexus 5 (the 2015 one).

Launch date & costs

The Nexus 5 first came out in 2013 and devotees could purchase it for the price of $349 (in US) and in UK for £299. The LG’s Nexus will also be launched this fall.

As for the price tag of the latter device, we are still having some questions. Some estimate that the Nexus 2015 model will be acquired for little under $500. But we’ll just have to wait and see the actual price tag.

Design & quality

The Nexus 5 came out at a time when all major smartphones were fabricated with plastic. Back then, users were pleased with its overall design, but now things are different. Now metallic, leather and even glass are the main materials used for today’s phones.

A video showcasing Project Fi revealed a phone, which lead viewers to believe that it might just be one of the upcoming Nexus gizmos. The phone presented in the video revealed a front-facing camera unit including a speaker right above the screen of the device. But don’t get your hopes up too high, because the presentation might just as well have been about a basic Nexus template.

Display

The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inch IPS LCD display and a full HD 1920×1080 resolution. The Nexus 5 (2015 model) is assumed to come packed with a 5.2 inch display, but the rest is still a blur. However, because Google joined the QHD “team”, we might be in for a surprise and see the Nexus 5 (2015) with a QHD resolution. LG is also renowned for giving the device that curvy look (see the LG G4), but Google might not want LG’s signature to be imprinted on the Nexus device.

Specifications

The Nexus 5 contains a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, so you shouldn’t be facing any problems with the games or other multitasks.

The Nexus 5 (2015) could also be equipped with a Snapdragon 808 chipset, which is a hexa-core chipset.

Camera

The 8MP that comes integrated in the Nexus 5 has been submitted to several improvements over time, mostly due to the Lollipop update. Because it has a HDR+mode included, the camera does a pretty great job.

As for the Nexus 5 (2015) we might just see a 13 MP snapper, but nothing is certain. Nexus devices are not known for their top-notch cameras and the quality for the Nexus 5 camera will basically bank on the final market price.

Battery Life

The major ache concerning the Nexus 5 device was its 2300 mAh battery. Things improved once the Lollipop update came out though. However, having your device run for 24 hours straight, is not a dream come true.

The LG Nexus 5 (2015) gizmos may come with a 2700 mAh, based on an Android Police report.

Predictions:

The Nexus 5 (2015) will definitely be way better than the Nexus 5. But we’ll just have to wait and see if it will cause the waves that the former Nexus 5 did. It might be a dare, but as far as we can tell Google is definitely planning on putting the Nexus 5 in the top 2015 flagship devices.