Google started from scratch with the Nexus 5 design, cutting away the fat of the Nexus 4 and a fragile glass back to deliver a solid smartphone made of plastic, glass and ceramic that is also only $350 without a contract.
On top of the new design Google adds 4G LTE support for T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint and boosts the camera quality dramatically over the Nexus 4. The Nexus 5 also includes wireless charging with a new and improved wireless charger.
Google is already pushing out Android 4.4 KitKat updates to the device to deliver performance enhancements, cementing the quick updates Nexus devices are known for.
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With the Nexus 5 Google is able to deliver a smartphone that competes with the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and HTC One at half the price without a contract.
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