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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

The Nexus 5 offers the best bang for your buck, with amazing specs and the latest OS for a very reasonable price.

Reviews

84
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 28

90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 149
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.9522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Talk time
Smartphone
Android
4.9522
161
Yes
3G

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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

90
eirigance
Amazing phone with Wireless charging. LG definitely hit a home run with this...read more
90
THamel1969
I have this phone for over a year and it has been reliable, runs smoothly and...read more
40
Yule1
Nexus 5 problem: the phone crashes and restarts on its own account several times...read more
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