Google's red-hot Nexus 5
Red around the edges
Appearing more orange-red or neon-red than crimson, the Nexus 5's new color variant is vibrant. It also has a 4.95-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution and 445ppi.
8MP camera in the back
On the back is a 8-megapixel camera that can record 1080p full HD video.
Black keys that stand out
The control buttons are made out of ceramic, and unlike the previous Nexus 4, they don't have soft, rounded edges.
Smooth matte texture
With the 5, Google has done away with the lustrous, tile-patterned back that we saw previously, and replaced it with a matte material.
Still compact and light
The device measures 5.43 inches tall, 2.72 inches wide, 0.34 inch thick, and weighs 4.59 ounces.
A view from the top
The top edge houses the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Ships with Android 4.4.2
Of course, a Nexus just wouldn't be a Nexus without it running the latest edition of Android. When we received our unit, the red unit shipped with Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Same powerful innards
The handset is powered by a quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU.
Sizeable battery inside
Additional features include a 2,300mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and support for 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) dual-band Wi-Fi.
No expandable memory
It also has Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, and built-in wireless charging. Like most Nexus phones before it, the Nexus 5 doesn't have a microSD card slot.
Big Red customers seeing red
Unlike its predecessor, the Nexus 5 also supports multiple bands for 4G LTE. While this makes it compatible with AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, the device is unfortunately not available to Verizon customers.