Nexus 5 Goes Out Of Stock in India Again: 5 Best Alternatives to the Google Smartphone

    Recently Google launched the LG made Nexus 5 handset in India. Currently, the 16 GB is selling at the price of Rs. 28,999 as Google had promised earlier, and the 32GB will cost you Rs. 32,999. Sadly, the 16 GB model is currently out of stock while the 32 GB model is still selling. It seems Google underestimated the demand of the handset in India.

    Since Google has priced the device leniently, most of the smartphone running the business in India will be badly affected. The sales of the Nexus 4, the predecessor to the Nexus 5, has already proved it.


    Thus there will be severe competition among most of the device within these two months. However, the devices that will be most effected are probably the iPhone 5S, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Lenovo K900. Not only that but the Nexus 4 is still stealing most of the Indian Android customers. When it comes to desi devices, Nexus 4 has already been taking over Micromax's Canvas 4 and Canvas Turbo as well.

    Going by the specs, the Google branded and LG manufactured Google Nexus 5 comes with a 5-inch full HD IPS display with a pixel density of 445 ppi. Additionally it is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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    When it comes to power, the handset comes packed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 quad core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz coupled with a 2GB RAM. There is also a presence of an Adreno 330 clocked to 450MHz. The handset runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

    The LG Nexus 5 has an 8 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization. The new lens on the Nexus 5 is touted to capture more light for brighter night and sharper action shots. There is also a 1.3 megapixel front facing shooter.

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    In terms of connectivity, the handset features a Dual-band WiFi (24G/5G), 3G/4G LTE and NFC (Android Beam) and houses a 16GB/32GB of internal storage capacity.

    The handset draws its energy from a 2300mAh battery which the company claims to offer up to 17 hours of talktime and Standby time of up to 300 hours.

    Since the device is standing against the popular devices like Samsung's Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5S, HTC One, LG G2 and Lenovo K900, lets take a look at the specs of these devices in the slides below as well. Also read the verdict at the last slide.

    Samsung Galaxy S4

    Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5 inch capacitive super AMOLED touch screen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The S4 runs on Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and employs a first-of-its-kind, super powerful Octa Core processor, comprising of 1.6 Ghz Quad and 1.2 Ghz Quad processors, backed by 2 GB RAM and boasts PowerVR SGX graphics. There is a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and the 2 megapixel secondary camera. The S4 records crystal clear videos in full HD 1080 p with Dual Recording support as well. Connectivity options include, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi, microUSB, Bluetooth and NFC support as well. Galaxy S4 houses has 16 GB internal memory which can be extended up to 64 GB with a microSD card. The phablet is powered by a 2600 mAh battery.

    Priced: Rs. 38,999


    Apple iPhone 5S

    The iPhone 5S features a 4 inches retina display offering a resolution of 1136x640-pixel resolution and 326 ppi pixel density. It runs on an A7 64-bit A7 processor clocked to 1.3 GHz and PowerVR G6430 quad-core graphics coupled with 1 GB DDR3 RAM. It comes loaded with a 8 MP rear camera with dual LED flash and a 1.2 MP front facing shooter. In terms of connectivity, you can find GPRS, EDGE, 3G, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB as well. It comes in 16/32/64 GB internal storage variant and is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 1560 mAh battery.

    Price: Rs. 53,500


    HTC One

    HTC One has a 4.7 inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, 4MP UltraPixel rear camera with BSI sensor, 2.1MP front camera for video calling, 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and a 2,300 mAh battery.

    Price: Rs. 47,228


    LG G2

    LG G2 flaunts a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display and runs on the latest 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 featuring quad core Krait CPU along with 2GB of RAM. It draws its power from a 3,000 mAh battery and for imaging, there's a 13MP rear camera with OIS and LED Flash along with a 2.1 MP front camera. The devices comes pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean 4.2, measures at 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm dimension and can be picked up in two colors, black and white. Sadly, there is no microSD card slot for memory expansion, meanwhile, other connectivity options include 3G, NFC, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, Infrared port, USB, microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB On-the-go, USB Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 21 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL and Stereo FM radio with RDS.

    Price: Rs. 40490 (16GB), Rs. 43,490 (32GB)


    Lenovo K900

    The K900 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with HD display offering a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and pixel density of 401 ppi. It has a Gorilla Glass 2 to protect the screen from scratches. It comes loaded with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor BSI sensor, autofocus and LED flash. There is a 2 megapixel front facing snapper. The Lenovo K900 runs on Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a dual-core 2 GHz processor and an Intel Atom Z2580 chipset along with Intel Hyper-Threading technology. The powerful K900 is also supported by 2GB RAM. Connectivity options include 3G, GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, WiFi, Bluetooth and microUSB v2.0. It comes with a 16GB internal storage capacity which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD. The 5.5 inch phablet is powered by non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery.

    Price: Rs. 27,990


    Nexus 5 Rivals

    After going through the specs of all these handsets, there can be found a massive difference between the prices of these handsets and the Nexus 5. Perhaps, that itself is one of the most strong aspect of the handset. Nexus 5 also has another strong point, the Android 4.4 KitKat, which is the latest version of Android and most are currently running on version 4.2.2. Moreover, the reason why Nexus 5 will beat all these handsets in the Indian market is because of its high end specs in comparatively low price. The device gives a tough competition to the aforementioned devices in almost all the aspects. Thus the best pick at the moment could definitely be Nexus 5 for you if you are looking out for handset in the mid range price category.

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