Google has launched its latest own-brand Android phone, in the shape of the Google Nexus 5.
The phone, which is being manufactured by LG, will be the first to run the latest version of Android, called Android KitKat - yes, Google really has partnered with the world's most popular chocolate bar.
Otherwise, though, the Nexus 5 is like the extremely popular Nexus 4 in that it's a relatively simple phone in terms of overall style and features. There are no fingerprint readers, stylii or curved screens here. Instead it sports a simple curved soft-touch plastic body, with only a minimum of features breaking its surface.
Said features include an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.3MP front camera, volume and power buttons, microUSB charging port, headphone socket and of course the screen.
Of course, all these features are top-end with the 5in IPS LCD screen having a 1080p resolution and the processor being a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 model.
There are a couple of obvious omissions though, with the back being non-removable, meaning you can't hot-swap batteries, and there is no microSD slot.
The camera, though has taken a step forward from the Nexus 4's below-par unit. The new one only packs 8megapixels but does now feature optical image stabilisation for brigher, wobbly-free pictures.
Crucially, Google has also stuck to the low pricing of the Nexus 4, meaning it significantly undercuts the iPhone 5 and other Android models such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Pricing starts at just £299 for the 16GGB version, with black and white models on offer.
The phone is available straight away, direct from the Google Play store
Google Nexus 5 specs
Android™ 4.4 (KitKat®)
4.95" 1920x1080 display (445 ppi)
Full HD IPS
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
1.3MP front facing
8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization
69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)
Talk time up to 17 hours*
Standby time up to 300 hours*
Internet time up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE*
Wireless Charging built-in
- Audio Output
3.5mm stereo audio connector
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.3GHz
Adreno 330, 450MHz