Nexus 5 32GB (Bright Red): Stylish Everyday Driver

Nexus 5 32GB (Bright Red): Stylish Everyday Driver

Vibrant bright red.
Vibrant bright red.

Nexus 5 in Bright Red In the House!

Last month Google launched a new color for the Nexus 5 — vibrant red! It was actually kinda timely because as we all know February is the month of hearts thanks to Valentine’s Day. We decided to take the jump and get one last week from Kimstore because it definitely looked awesome on all the video reviews and official photos that we saw online. We went for the 32GB variant since the last time we had the Nexus 5 in black the 16GB storage just didn’t cut it. Our music files alone ate up 12GB, lol.

Google Nexus 5 Spec Sheet

  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Processor, Snapdragon 800
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage, non-expandable
  • 5.0-inch 1080p Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 8.0-megapixels primary camera
  • 2.0-megapixels secondary camera
  • 3G, HSPA+, LTE
  • WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS/aGPS
  • NFC, Wireless Charging
  • 2,300mAh Battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

By the way, this won’t be a full review. We’ve already reviewed the Nexus 5 a few months ago. Just click the link below if you wanna read more about it. This post will be more of a feature as well as a look on the accessories that we got for the phone.

>>> Click here to read our full review of the Nexus 5

Wow… so… RED.

Nexus 5 Red Philippines

Google wasn’t joking when they said this was bright red. The color was very vibrant and definitely an eye-magnet. The smooth polycarbonate finish also gave us a very Nokia Lumia vibe which we just love! There’s just something with red smartphones because in the short time we’ve had this device with us we’ve been asked about it more than 10 times already. Questions ranged from “what’s the case of your phone?” to “is that the new Nokia?”.

Up front we have gorgeous 5.0-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. A very slim frame of red is visible when you look at the phone’s display (along the sides). The receiver at the top center is also color red. Definitely a nice touch! The buttons and the camera were covered in black ceramic plastic. All the other ports were in their usual places. Nothing really changed save for the color.

Watching Pacific Rim! Win.
Watching Pacific Rim! Win.

Over the weekend we went shopping for accessories. We were initially thinking of buying the SGP Neo Hybrid case but that would cover the whole phone up and defeat the purpose of getting the red variant. We scoured Greenhills for a high quality transparent hard plastic case and we ended up with this one from Capdase (Php850 at Digital Walker 3rd Floor Vmall). We also invested in a premium screen guard — the SGP Tempered Glass Protector (Php1,800 at the same store). This is the best screen protector one can get for any device because it keeps your screen super safe, clear, and smooth. Check out the photos of the phone with the said accessories below.

Love the case!
Love the case!
Notice the layer of thin tempered glass above the phone?
Notice the layer of thin tempered glass above the phone?
Looks awesome.
Looks awesome.
Don't forget to download the Unbox app on Google Play!
Don’t forget to download the Unbox app on Google Play!

The Nexus 5 32GB in Bright Red is available in Kimstore for Php21,220. Not a bad price considering you get top-of-the-line specifications, 32GB of internal storage, the latest Android software (without bloatware), and super fast mobile internet because of LTE connectivity. We highly recommend this device to anyone thinking of buying an Android smartphone. Sobrang sulit! 🙂



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