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Nexus 5 Cases: Hands On Video & Size Comparison



The Nexus 5 release is clearly close and we can now share a collection of Nexus 5 cases with you, showing off the size of the Nexus 5 compared to the best smartphones on the market.

Spigen’s Nexus 5 cases are already on sale on Amazon and four of them arrived in the mail today, allowing us to take a very fast look at what the Nexus 5 should look like and how the size stacks up.

The Nexus 5 Slim Fit case from Spigen adds minimal bulk, so it is the best way to compare the size of the Nexus 5 to the iPhone 5s, Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Nexus 4. The photo below shows these devices beside each other to see what you can expect.

Nexus 5 size comparison.

Nexus 5 size comparison.

The best match is the Samsung Galaxy S4, which also features a 5-inch 1080P display. The Galaxy S4 fits inside the Nexus 5 case, so we expect the Nexus 5 size to be nearly identical. The Galaxy S4 measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, for reference.

Nexus 5 Cases Hands On Video

The Nexus 5 video below shows the Nexus 5 cases from Spigen and a size comparison to the Nexus 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s.

The gallery below shows the Nexus 5 size compared to these top Android devices. This Nexus 5 case is not the exact dimension of the Nexus 5, as it will add some bulk, but it is close enough to offer the best look yet at how big the Nexus 5 will be.

The Nexus 5 features a 5-inch 1080P HD display and we expect very slim bezels, which allows the overall size to remain manageable for the average user.

This is the closest we’ll get to a Nexus 5 hands on until Google releases the new Nexus. Here’s a fast rundown of the Nexus 5, and what shoppers can expect.

Thanks to the Nexus 5 appearing on the Google Play Store and a number of leaks we expect the new Nexus will use a Snapdragon 800 processor that could deliver fast charging and always listening voice control. We expect 2GB of RAM and a 2,300mAh battery. The 5-inch display should deliver a 1920 x 1080 resolution, or as many shoppers call it 1080P. On the back expect a 8MP camera with optical image stabilization, which should help users take less shaky videos.

Read: Nexus 5: 7 Last Minute Details

The Nexus 5 release date is close, but there is no official word on a Nexus event, where we would expect to see Google show off the Nexus 5, a new Nexus 10 and possibly a Nexus smartwatch.



  1. GordonX

    10/25/2013 at 6:22 pm

    Great video. great idea to do this. Thanks Josh!

  2. chazzmatt

    10/26/2013 at 12:17 pm

    This is a very useful article. Thank you.

    That Spigen slim fit case is a little pricey at $24.99 but it does look VERY good. I may have to buy it.

    Plus, you’ve shown side-by-side how the laughably laggard iPhone 5/5S with 4.0″ 640p (not even HD) compares to a 2013 top tier Android with 4.96″ full HD 1080p display. The Nexus 5 is going to rock with that Snapdragon 800 and 5″ full HD display, with 8MP OIS camera.

    • chazzmatt

      10/26/2013 at 12:21 pm

      I see Amazon has dropped the price to $17.99.

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