Google’s Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 that run on the ‘pure’ Android platform are now available on the Google Play store in India.

The Nexus 5 is a mobile phone, and the Nexus 7, a tablet.

The Nexus 5 that has the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) comes in two variants — with 16 GB and 32 GB memories. The 16 GB version is priced at Rs 28,999 and the 32 GB at Rs 32,999.

The Nexus 7 has three variants. The 16 GB version, which runs only on wi-fi, is priced at Rs 20,999. The 32 GB wi-fi version costs Rs 23,999 and the model that can run both on wi-fi and GSM networks is priced at Rs 27,999.

Nexus 5

Google says the "advanced new lens on Nexus 5 captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots" and has optical image stabilisation. It also comes with HDR mode for burst pictures.

Photo Sphere helps capture of 360° panaroma view.

Nexus 5, made by LG, supports 4G/LTE and wi-fi, and is powered by 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 processor.

Nexus 7

Nexus 7 features dual stereo speakers and surround sound powered by Fraunhofer.

Nexus 7 is made by ASUS and has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2 GB of RAM.

The 7" display weighs 0.64 lbs (0.66 lbs LTE), and claims up to 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading.

Technical specifications for Nexus 7:

Screen: 7.02" 1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi); 1080p HD IPS; Scratch-resistant Corning® glass


1.2MP front facing, fixed focus; 5MP rear facing, auto focus


114 x 200 x 8.65 mm


Android 4.3


Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; NFC (Android Beam)


0.64 lbs (290 g)

Audio output

Dual stereo speakers; Surround sound, powered by Fraunhofer¹; 3.5mm audio connector


16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less); 2 GB RAM

Technical specifications for Nexus 5:


Android™ 4.4 (KitKat®)


4.95" 1920x1080 display (445 ppi); Full HD IPS; Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3


1.3MP front facing; 8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilisation


69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm


4.59 oz (130 g)


2,300 mAH; Talk time up to 17 hours*; Standby time up to 300 hours*; Internet time up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE*; Wireless Charging built-in

Audio output

Built-in speaker; 3.5mm stereo audio connector


Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHz


Adreno 330, 450MHz

(This article was published on November 20, 2013)
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