Google Nexus 5 smartphone

The Nexus 5 has gone on sale on the Google Play Store at £299 and will arrive at Carphone Warehouse priced at £295 tomorrow. Read our full Nexus 5 review.

After months of leaked information, the Nexus 5 has gone on sale in the UK. Google's latest smartphone, made by LG once again, will be the first device to come with Android 4.4 KitKat. See also: Android 4.4 KitKat release date, features, photos and rumours.

As expected, the Nexus 5 features a 4.95 in Full HD IPS screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and an 8Mp rear facing with optical image stabilization (OIS). Storage has been doubled to 16 GB and 32 GB but the smartphone still doesn't have a microSD card slot.

See also: Nexus 5: Where to buy.

Other specifications include dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, wireless charging, 2 GB of RAM and 4G LTE support. The Nexus 5 is 8.59 mm thick and 130 g so is both thinner and lighter than the Nexus 4. See also: Google Nexus 10 2 (2013) release date, price and spec rumours.

Carphone Warehouse will be selling it from tomorrow and has said that the first 1,000 who order a Nexus 5 on a 4G contract will get a free Nexus 7 tablet worth £139 so we assume it's the original model rather than the 2013 edition. The Nexus 5 will be available online and in stores.

Google set a budget benchmark with the Nexus 4 which was priced at just £239 and like the Nexus 7, the Nexus 5 has been given a price bump to £295. Carphone Warehouse will offer it for free on a £32 per month contract.

David Phelan, Mobile Technology Advisor at Carphone Warehouse says, "The Nexus 5 has been hotly anticipated and delivers style and power in a slick, slim shell with a screen that stretches from one edge of the front to the other. Now Android is such a powerful force in mobile, we can expect the Nexus 5 with its cutting-edge specs to beat even the success of the Nexus 4."

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