Not too long after I made my trip over to Sonic for 3 $0.50 corn dogs, Google did the remarkable thing of making the much anticipated Nexus 5 phone a reality.
The phone also has some awesome specs:
Nexus 5 includes an accelerometer, GPS, compass, and a gyroscope, plus support for 2G, 3G, 4G LTE cell phone bands.
Plus, like any Nexus device, the phone comes unlocked for use on coordinating networks. Unfortunately, that looks like Sprint and T-Mobile in the US.
Here are my 3 favorite things about this device:
I think 5″ is the perfect cell phone screen size. I know the guys/gals with Galaxy Note 2 and 3 devices will disagree, but 5 inch screens are big enough to conduct business on, but small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket.
Screen sharpness is an important factor, and when compared to other phones — iPhone 5s in particular — 445 ppi is awesome. That’s stunning, full HD resolution.
At $399 unlocked, Google’s targeting the right market price for a 32 GB device. Most folks will opt to pay $50 more (16 GB models cost $349). Although, as of this writing (1:47 p.m. CT), the black, 16 GB model is currently out of stock. So, maybe I’m wrong.
Overall, and just by looks alone, I’m chomping to get this device. I’m working as I write to wriggle out of my contract with Verizon or confirm compatibility.