The rumours remain persistent - LG will manufacture the Nexus 5 and the basic make up is patterned after the company's new flagship, the LG G2, implying that Android fans will get an upscale device for the price of a mid-range phone.
That exactly is the sentiment aired by the new LG G2 review from BGR. The tech site's Zach Epstein singled out the G2's display prowess, which emits 1080p resolution on its 5.2-inch profile, as the gadget's major draw.
Presumably, it will be the Nexus 5's too.
This mix of incredible display panel attributes, Mr Epstein said, is the G2's major draw: a 5.2-inch IPS LCD with "a ridiculous pixel density of 423ppi."
"LG's display is absolutely gorgeous. It's remarkably bright, the contrast is outstanding, colours are unbelievably vivid and graphics and text are silky smooth. It's amazing," declared the review.
It helped too that the thin bezels surrounding the G2 screen boosts its sex appeal, the report said, with the side margins hardly visible while the top and bottom spaces are designed just enough to host the front-cam sensors and phone speaker above and the LG logo down below.
The final render, inevitably, is reminiscent of the Galaxy S4. It appears too that LG has unabashedly copied the Samsung-way of creating gadgets - flooding it with gimmicky features that in the end users will forget to use.
Thankfully, this bloatwares will be absent if indeed LG will end up putting together the Nexus 5. It is no secret that the device maker will take care of the hardware while Google will supply the soul of the device.
As far as the workmanship is concerned, LG's work was spot on, delivering a classy gadget on the outside while its inside boasts off high-end components: a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP main shooter and 3000mAh battery.
If the Google-LG partnership on a Nexus project pans out as speculated, Nexus 5 buyers will be getting these ingredients plus a big bonus - a sweet candy bar that Google fittingly named as KitKat or its Android 4.4.
While the LG G2 is far from being the perfect Android, it is a good buy, as the review suggests, though the unlocked price tag of $600 could serve as one big hindrance for gadget hunters to go for the handset.
Or perhaps they can wait out for its Nexus 5 sibling instead, which is about everything the G2 would be but at a very affordable asking price of $300, that is if Google will leave its predecessor's intro price in late 2012.
LG G2 or not, analysts have pegged the Nexus 5 release date on Oct 31 with a likely earlier unveiling on the first week of the same month.
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