Google Nexus 5 now official!

Google Nexus 5 now official!

Everyone probably saw it coming as it’s one of Google’s worst kept secrets. The Nexus 5 made by LG now makes it to the limelight, packing a 5-inch 1080p IPS display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU with Adreno 330 graphics and Android 4.4 KitKat.

nexus 5 philippines

If you would notice, the phone packs very similar internals to the LG G2. This one however inherits the design language of the 2013 Nexus 7, drops the 13 megapixel camera & 3,000mAh battery for an 8 megapixel kind & a lower 2,300mAh capacity and gets the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat. It’s smaller too; at 5-inches, it’s more compact than the G2 & almost at par with its 4.7-inch predecessor Nexus 4.


Google LG Nexus 5 specs:
4.95-inch Tru-HD IPS+ LCD display @ 1080×1920 , 445pi
Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad-core
Adreno 330 GPU
16GB, 32GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
GPS w/ aGPS support
8 megapixel camera with LED flash, OIS
Full HD 1080p video recording
1.2Mp w/ front-facing camera
Android 4.4 KitKat
Li-Ion 2,300mAh battery
130g (weight)
137.8 mm x 69.2mm x 8.6mm (dimensions)

The phone will be available in 16 & 32GB (white / black) variants which will be priced at $349 & $399 (around Php15-17k converted) respectively in the Google Play Store.

Sadly, the Play Store isn’t available yet in the Philippines and we’ll have to wait for LG to bring it here. Last time, retail stores sold the Nexus 4 at a higher price of around Php24k. Anyway, we’ll just have to wait for more info on local availability.

Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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79 Responses

  1. Andi Sta.Anakarenina says:

    Una ako.

  2. jhepoyski says:

    Oh Men! kakakuha ko lang ng g2

  3. Yusuf says:

    No AMOLED + 2300 mAh, unfortunately. Although the price might make me reconsider. Hopefully >18k.

  4. Bob, the 2GB of RAM is already internal memory — please refer to 16 or 32 GB as storage, not internal memory. Calling the latter internal memory is confusing.


  5. dvancleef says:

    You might want to mention, there are 2 versions:

    North America:
    Quad-Band GSM
    WCDMA Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
    LTE Bands 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41

    Rest of World:
    Quad-Band GSM
    WCDMA Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8
    LTE Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20

    In RP you’d want the Rest of World model, so don’t get someone in the US to order one for you if you care about band 3 LTE (Globe).

  6. meh says:

    Lets hope they don’t screw us over like last time by charging 24k for a phone that should be only 15 to 17k

    If so, you could buy many other better phones near the 24k price range..

    • setsuna says:

      they didn’t screw us up. The $349 price tag is subsidized by google in the google playstore. We don’t have that because it is not supported in our country. So the price increase is totally understandable.

    • RJ says:

      May customs/import tax pa kasi kaya mas mahal dito. :(

  7. Natsuno says:

    ang nakakainis pagdating d2 ang mahal,sold out na ung 16gb sa playstore pabili sana ko sa tita ko sa CA, 32GB nlng hindi ko nmn need ng malaking storage bwisit talaga, baka matagalan nanaman magkaron ng stock, leche.

  8. Diego Delos Santos says:

    Thank you for the information. Can you please make it a standard to post the memory left for the user on the ram and internal storage. The 2gb ram and 16/32 GB internal storage is inclusive of the preloaded apps and os. Kudos to Yuga Tech for the work you guys do.

  9. I felt like my 1 y/o S3 is already obsolete!

    • asahi says:


      bili ka ng latest ah! para in ka… para di magmukhang obsolete S3 mo…

      kailangang kailangan mo pa naman yata ang latest phone di ba?

      para di ka ma-OP sa mga katropa mong nakalatest phone.. para di ka kantyawan. para may ibabandera ka ding latest brand new phone.

      tanong lang… magkakasakit ka ba pag di latest ang smartphone mo?

    • Donya Ina says:

      Anong pagiinarte yan?

      Lab U!

    • Charvy says:

      Bigay mo nlng yan sa akin.. tatangapin ko yan ng buong PUSO !! HEHA !!

  10. Jack says:

    Question lang po. Pag pinabili ko to sa abroad tapos pinadala dito compatible ba yan sa mga local networks natin? :D

  11. Syntax says:

    In Kimstore it’s priced at 23,880.

  12. Terence says:

    Hai. Big disappointment for Google. Hindi kasali sa update ang Galaxy Nexus ko. Hai.

    • IANVARIVS says:

      Shame they used Texas Instruments… although yes, TI is quite a nice brand, but they stopped making them chips :(

  13. kababoy says:

    nexus 5 mini na dual sim! lol

  14. Brandon says:

    it’s unlocked right? So i can use it with a Smart/Globe/Sun sim?

  15. pinheadoy says:

    What??!! 24k price is understandable??? Surely you nest OR you are part of the problem. Maybe YOUR greedy hands are part of the govt who taxes the hell out of us. How come a brand new Nexus 4 can be purchases for 12k note?? BULL SHIT. UNDERSTANDABLE MY ASS!!

    YES! It’s unlocked. MICRO SIM!!

    For me I think the battery is still not large enough. if you’re not on line 24/7 then maybe it’ll be OK for you. And while I’m at it WTF!!! LORE WAGES AND SUPER HIGH PRICES. A STRONG PESO MEANS WE GET IMPORTED ITEMS CHEAPER. ANOTHER MYTH!!

  16. Genocide says:

    Magkano kaya to pag dating sa Pilipinas, gusto ko talaga ung design. Baka ito ang maging pinaka unang Android phone ko.

  17. Marco says:

    Bought Nexus 5 White 16gb for 18.5k. Sana hindi bumaba ng ganyan yung price sa gray market hanggang next month. Baka kasi pagsisihan ko pa yung pagbili ko sa US.

  18. hohohhohohoh says:

    Will this work with Sun?

  19. Charvy says:

    If 24k price neto mag G2 nlng ako :D hehehe. pero pag bellow 20k.. hmm mas maganda… Sana mag baba. :D

    • Vernon says:

      LG is known naman for their innovations and competitive prices eh. G2 and Nexus 5 are both amazing products, either way it should be a win-win situation! :)

    • kay says:

      sure it will be a win-win situation.. but i think G2 is a great buy. the specs are amazing and the rear key is so unique!

  20. nexus5 says:

    kelan kaya magiging available to sa Smart, sana may 32GB version…

  21. luiz says:

    I still go crazy for LG G2. I’m really a fan. :)

  22. thecyberinsider says:

    this is also made by LG,looks, nice but i still like the LG G2.

  23. mark says:

    G2 is the best smartphone in the world…

  24. wildlife2011 says:

    Dalhin na natin ang playstore dito sa Pilipinas! Para naman maging affordable ang mga susunod na Nexus phones!

  25. eries says:

    astig wla aq masv sa mga smartphone ng LG lalong lalo n yung nexus 5 and G2

  26. fanatic says:

    galing tlga ng LG dami nila nilalabas na mgaganda! :)

  27. elaHcM says:

    galing almost same specs with LG G2 na best smartphone in the world according sa ibang article

  28. Jacinto says:

    waw! snapdragon 800! + kitkat = awesome!

  29. malik says:

    Cool! snapdragon 800.

  30. yel says:

    i really love it this phone.. sna mgkaroon na aq nito….

  31. Name: silver says:

    no wonder people want the nexus 5. google+LG=amazing specs! :)

  32. miranda says:

    nexus 5 is made by LG.. i want! :)

  33. Samsungdabest says:

    Walang sinabi yan sa s4! Bulok yan.

  34. jhen says:

    astig ng Processor against to s4 :P haha

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