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LG Google Nexus 5 Black 16G D821 UNLOCKED 4G $373.65 Delivered @ Topbuy



SIM Card Type Micro SIM
Handset Branding (Logo) None/Not Recorded
3G Yes
Next G Compatible Yes
Telstra/Optus 4G Compatible Yes
Form Factor Bar, Touchscreen
Height 137.84 mm
Width 69.17 mm
Thickness 8.59 mm
Weight 130g
Screen Size (Diagonal) 5.0 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Technology Full HD IPS
Touchscreen Type Capacitive
Input Type Touchscreen QWERTY Landscape, Touchscreen QWERTY Portrait
Ringtone Type MP3
CPU Quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, GPU Adreno 330
Internal Memory 16GB Storage, 2GB RAM
Expandable Memory No
Included Memory Card No
Memory Card Type None
Camera 8MP
Camera Flash Yes
Secondary Camera Yes
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat or above
Messaging Email, Instant Messaging, MMS, SMS
Bluetooth Yes
Radio No
Speakerphone Yes
WiFi Yes
GPS Hardware Yes
Standby Time Up to 300 hours
Battery Capacity (mAh) Li-Po 2300 mAh (Non-removable)
Talk Time Up to 17 hours (Internet use up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE)
Charger Type microUSB

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  • +2

    I'd hold off. These will be $299 soon at google like the nexus 4 last year.

    • +17

      Nexus 5 will sell along side the 6 this time.

      • Agreed with this eh.

    • +6

      Only if they stop selling it -its still on the site along with the Nexus 6. The way it is priced compared to the Nexus 6 I don't think they will drop the price for a while. Everyone would just pickup the Nexus 5 instead.

    • the nexus naming convention doesnt mean 6 is a newer model to 5
      it represents the screen size so they will sell these alongside each other

      the snapdragon 800 processor is still a beast esp at this price

  • +12

    $26 (+20 shipping) more to purchase from Google Play Store and also gives you the choice of colour, Australian stock and A LOT better and more reliable warranty.

    • +1

      Any opinions on Kogan vs. Google to buy this? I've never had an issue with anything I've bought through Kogan, so I've never had to deal with their warranty people. Which is better (or worse) if there's a warranty issue: G or K?

      • I think this may answer your question…

        All items have full Australian warranty where the work will be done by local manufacturer service centres. Simply contact us via TopBuy message system and we will advise you the most appropriate service procedures depending on your location and model.

        Extended Care Warranty Packs
        TopBuy has the lowest priced extended care warranty packs from $12.99

        Up to 5 years extended care packs are avail, some even come with Worldwide coverage.

        We also have the newest Extended Care Packs which protects you from ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE even Liquid Damage is covered and worldwide too!

        Simply choose a suitable extended care warranty pack in the WARRANTY Section on the Must Have item list.

        • +2

          Thanks, but I was after some real world opinions on Google or Kogan.

          Unfortunately you only find out how good warranty service is when you come to use it.

          Useful to see what TopBuy's blurb says they'll do though.

        • +1

          I've had to use google phone support twice and was very happy with the service . Propbably the best I've ever had to use .

        • +1

          @MadMapMan: I've been looking at the Nexus 5 for a week or two now and was initially tempted to buy from one of the cheaper sites such as Kogan but after reading too many horror stories about slow delivery rates and warranty conflicts, I decided to just buy from the play store. By most accounts, Kogan seems to be reliable but there are just too many reports of poor service for me to feel comfortable spending so much money on an item. I'd rather pay a little extra and have the peace of mind that if something goes wrong with the phone, I can have it replaced or repaired without it becoming an ordeal.

        • @omniabsence: Agreed!

      • +2

        Google trumps kogan by far. You can request Google to call you and they call in a minute or two to talk to you.

        Warranty issue: they'll troubleshoot you if it's possible and then if it doesn't solve it, they'll send a replacement and you send your phone back with the sticker from the sent one.

        • +3

          Very happy with Googles warranty process. Had a problem with my Nexus 4 screen after a year, they sent me a new Nexus 5 =)

        • +2

          Google replced my Nexus 4 just few weeks ago, had a minor problem with the power button. More here -

  • Where is the deal. Cost less when buying from google direct.

    • +1

      Is $418.95 less than $373.65?

      • +1

        On a friday evening? Yes.

        Apologies, for some reason it took me to the european site which shows 349.- but i didn't notice that this is Euro

  • +2

    Even without a price drop soon, I'd probably say it's worth it to get it through Google for the warranty service.

    • +1

      Yeah i'm assuming a price drop is coming, then again, the Nexus 5 might continue to sell well since not everyone wants a giant phone. I would certainly buy a Nexus 5 over a Nexus 6 for this reason and others, and since the specs are still very good, maybe other people would too and they continue to support it.

  • +1

    Great phone i have 32gb version
    root and install exposed framework = pure awesomeness…

  • +1

    Nexus 6 is 5.9 inch? No thanks.

    • +1

      That's what your missus said


    • You'd be suprised. It's barely bigger than an Xperia Z2 which is 5.2".

  • +1

    I'm still trying to decide whether to get a Nexus 5, Z1, Z1 Compact or LG G2. All of them are similar in price but obviously have cons and pros. :/

    • Good choices there. What about the Moto G 2nd Gen for up to date software and decent price saving?

      • No 4G connectivity and no NFC documented makes it a bad choice IMO.

        I'm likely going to go with the Z1 or Z1 Compact since they both have a great (and also the same) camera. I'm not sure how comfy the Z1 will be though, whether in my pocket or my hand(s), due to the size and shape of it. Haha. Upside of it to the compact though is obviously that it'll be more suitable for gaming, watching stuff and web-browsing. Haha. Some people don't seem to think the screen quality is great though and some people have apparently had theirs crack due to temperature changes, and apparently Sony wouldn't replace or repair their phones, which is worrying, however hopefully there were just a small number of defective screens. :P

    • +1

      The Nexus 5 is a great phone: fast, responsive, rapid OS updates, well priced. The camera is a bit lacklustre though.
      Sony Z1/Z1 Compact Is reputedly excellent, and Sony does a reasonable (but not great) job of providing updates. There has been issues with the screen randomly cracking - possibly due to heat generated when doing prolonged video recording, or during charging. Initially Sony refused to repair these under warranty (because they claimed the screens couldn't crack on their own) but various consumer groups (e.g. in the Netherlands, in the UK, and others?) have pushed Sony into a position where they have no choice. I have heard rumours the same happened here but I've seen no evidence. The camera on the Z1 is apparently quite good, and Sony is very supportive of the developer community so many of the devices have good support for alternative ROMs (if you're into that kind of thing). YMMV on that, particularly with the compact because it is probably less common.
      The LG G2: It's like a Nexus 5 with a better camera and worse software support. Check if it has a MicroSD slot, apparently not all of them do.

      In summary:
      If the camera or MicroSD is really important to you, then the Z1 will probably suit you best.
      If fast software updates for a longer period are important to you, then the Nexus 5 will probably suit you best (but buy the 32GB!)
      If you're drunk or confused, you might buy the LG G2, but you'd have to be pretty drunk or confused.

      Edit: and then I learned I should read ahead - you already addressed most of this facepalm
      Edit 2: I have the Xperia Z (not Z1) and it feels big, even compared to the Galaxy S4 and Nexus 5.

    • I'm the same. I seriously doubt the price drop is coming for the Nexus 5 any time soon and it's currently at the top of my list, followed by the G2. The only thing stopping me from purchasing it right now is the lackluster battery life.

  • I'm sure everyone here will be on top of this, but don't forget that you can't stick a MicroSD in this. If you buy 16GB, you're stuck with 16GB.
    (I foolishly bought a device a while back with only 16GB storage thinking that would be enough space, and I've been constantly bumping up against that limit ever since).

    • thank you, it's such a shame because its a great device but no expandable memory is awful.

  • Loved my Nexus 5 until it had a small drop on concrete and screen shattered really easy. About $200 to repair so barely worth doing. So BEWARE use a case as very fragile.

  • this is an old post but is this the cheapest price atm? u guys think the price will drop soon?

    • In my opinion. No, it will not, Sir.

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