Friday Poll: Which Nexus 5 feature excites you most?

The Nexus 5 has landed with a host of upgrades, including a bigger screen, LTE support, a faster processor, and a new OS.

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It's a shiny new Nexus 5. Josh Miller/CNET

Google's Nexus 5 smartphone has gone from rumors to reality, bringing with it a bigger screen, upgraded processor, and LTE support. It also comes with new OS innards, sporting the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.

Whereas Apple's iPhone 5S missed the boat on offering an unlocked phone at a reasonable price (it starts at $649), the Nexus 5 has landed at a much more attractive price. The unlocked 16GB version goes for $349 while the 32GB is $399. That's in keeping with the $349 price for the 16GB Nexus 4 at launch.

If there's a downer with the announcement, it's Verizon's absence from the party. Still, there are plenty of new features to keep both dedicated fans and the Android-curious intrigued.

The screen is 4.95 inches and the whole handset has been shaved down to 4.59 ounces. The 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has a reputation as a powerhouse.

You've been following the Nexus 5 announcement. Perhaps you've even already ordered one. Whether you're in the shipping queue or just contemplating buying one, which feature excites you the most? Vote in our poll and chat it up in the comments.

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.


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