Best Google Experience PhoneKey features: • 5-inch full HD 1080p screen
• 8-megapixel camera with decent low-light camera performance
• Runs on Android 4.4 KitKat
• Powerful enough to run apps smoothly
The Nexus 6
is not exactly in the same price bracket so the Nexus 5
still has the qualities to make it a phone worth considering for the pure Android feel.
At £299.99 or less if you shop around, it’s cheaper SIM-free than all the other Android big hitters like the HTC One M8
and the Samsung Galaxy S5
. It’s an excellent performer overall, has a smart design and is undoubtedly one of the best Android phones you can buy, even if it is getting a little old now.
Designed by LG, the Nexus 5 is just 8.6mm thick and has a super-slim bezel making it far from a chunky affair. The screen is exceptionally sharp and viewing angles are perfect making it primed for movie-watching.
It runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and will always be the first to get the latest updates including Android 5.0 Lollipop
, while users of other Androids may have to wait months for the latest software to arrive.
It will give you around a day’s battery life, which isn't quite up there with the best, and the camera doesn't quite compete either, but it still has everything to make it a high-end Android phone bargain.Price
: £299.99 (Same price at time of review)